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Mercedes’ self-driving S-Class sedan is being tested through China’s tricky highways

For those of you who have been to China, you have probably noticed that their highways are very different from those in the United States and Europe. For example, each lane in China has a different speed limit. But there are many other challenges and as a result, even visitors will have to obtain local driving licenses in order to drive there.

Now, with its variations and unfamiliar rules, you would probably wonder how autonomous or driverless cars would work, right? It’s even more complicated for cars that were developed and tested in Europe and the United States. So what exactly will happen if a car made from the west was brought to the east? Well, Mercedes-Benz tried it out and has found out. Two months ago, the German automaker started its Intelligent World Drive campaign during the Frankfurt Motor Show, and they boasted that one of its features is that the autonomous driving function adapts to other countries’ ways of driving.

It was the self-driving S-Class that Mercedes-Benz brought to Shanghai, and it was tested on the streets to gather an insight of the real-life traffic and driving situations of China. This information is tasked to help develop the technology.

Read the entire article Mercedes’ self-driving S-Class sedan is being tested through China’s tricky highways

2018 Mercedes-Benz S560e Plug-in Hybrid is a more powerful and more efficient successor to S500e

While Mercedes-Benz, through its AMG unit, is toying with its Project One hypercar, it has unveiled at the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show the newest and cleaner addition to its S-Class model range – the 2018 Mercedes-Benz S560e next-generation plug-in hybrid.

Meant to replace the S500e plug-in hybrid of the pre-Facelift S-Class, the new Mercedes S560e boasts of having more power and being able to travel longer distances. These capabilities are centered on the S560e’s more dynamic hybrid drive system that employs a more powerful V6 engine and electric motor as well as a higher capacity lithium-ion battery.

The hybrid system that propels the new Mercedes S560e makes use of a 3.0-liter V6 engine that delivers 270 kW (367 hp) of max output and 500 Nm (369 lb.-ft) of peak torque. For other vehicles, this amount of power is already enough, but Mercedes has adjudged that this conventional mill wasn’t enough to make the S560e not just powerful, but also efficient. As a plug-in hybrid, the new S560e also makes use of an electric motor – developed in collaboration with Bosch -- that generates up to 90 kW of output and 440 Nm of instant torque.

Read the entire article 2018 Mercedes-Benz S560e Plug-in Hybrid is a more powerful and more efficient successor to S500e

Mercedes-Benz introduces 2018 S-Class Coupe, S63 and S65 AMG Coupe facelifts

When Mercedes-Benz unveiled the face-lifted or updated sedan (or saloon) version of the S-Class for the 2018 model year, the carmaker stunned the public with new front and rear fascias, new grille design, new engines and an array of innovative technologies. Of course, it was expected that Mercedes-Benz would also update the coupe and cabriolet versions of its flagship model.

Now, the German carmaker is officially confirming those updates with the face-lifted 2018 Mercedes S-Class Coupe and 2018 Mercedes S-Class Cabriolet models. Both new models will be formally unveiled at the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show.

As expected, the updates on the 2018 Mercedes S-Class Coupe were more or less the same as the extensive tweaks implemented on the 2018 S-Class Saloon. For instance, the new S-Class Coupe is provided with new or functionally extended driving assistance systems, integrated Energizing comfort control and the latest infotainment generation.

Read the entire article Mercedes-Benz introduces 2018 S-Class Coupe, S63 and S65 AMG Coupe facelifts

2018 Mercedes-Benz S560, S63 and S65 AMG Cabriolet get a facelift ahead of Frankfurt Motor Show

Mercedes-Benz is introducing the face-lifted 2018 Mercedes S-Class Cabriolet, along with the new 2018 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Coupe. Official unveiling of the 2018 Mercedes S-Class Cabriolet is scheduled to happen a week from now at the upcoming 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show.

The introduction of the updated S-Class Cabriolet was well-expected after Mercedes took the wraps off the face-lifted S-Class Sedan or Saloon earlier this year. Compared to its predecessor, the new S-Class Sedan offers a new appearance, new dynamic feeling and new levels of comfort and convenience. This is thanks to a number of changes like new front and rear fascias and new grille design as well as new engines and a host of innovative technologies.

Just as expected, the updated 2018 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Cabriolet Facelift features more or less the same changes as that made on the 2018 S-Class Saloon. For instance, the new S-Class Cabriolet comes with new or functionally extended driving assistance systems, the latest infotainment generation, integrated Energizing comfort control as well as a new generation of steering wheels. The S-Class Cabriolet also features a modern control and display concept with Widescreen Cockpit.

Read the entire article 2018 Mercedes-Benz S560, S63 and S65 AMG Cabriolet get a facelift ahead of Frankfurt Motor Show

Have you been wondering how much you have to produce to acquire a 2018 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Facelift? Wonder no more, as Mercedes-Benz has already divulged the pricing – at least in Germany -- of the latest iteration of the Mercedes-Benz S-Class, which underwent a mid-cycle facelift for the 2018 model year.

Mercedes-Benz has now opened its order books for the new 2018 S-Class. Interested customers could choose from four versions: S350d, S400d, S560, and S63. All of these versions are 4Matic models, which mean that they are all-wheel drive premium vehicles.

According to Mercedes-Benz, the 2018 S-Class Facelift could be purchased for a little as EUR88,446.75 in Germany, and that goes for the Mercedes-Benz S 350 d 4Matic, which is powered by a 2,925-cc inline-six diesel engine that develops 286 hp (210 kW) of max output and 600 Nm of peak torque. For those who wanted to avail of the long-wheelbase version, they need to cough out EUR91,719.25. All are recommended retail prices in Germany and include 19-percent VAT.

Read the entire article 2018 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Facelift is now available in Germany for as low as EUR88,446.75

Earlier this week, the revamped 2018 Mercedes-Benz S-Class was revealed ahead of the 2017 Shanghai Auto Show. As expected, Mercedes Benz’s flagship model is now offered in several variants including the AMG specced sedan. Unique to this update is the suite of driver assistance technologies and active safety features under its latest Intelligent Drive system.

According to Mercedes-Benz, the new enhancements on the S-Class are the closest it could get to actual autonomous driving. The most notable ones include the new Active Speed Limit Assist, Active Lane Change Assist, Active emergency Stop Assist, Active Steering Assist and Active Distance Assist Distronic feature. It also comes equipped with the new Route Based Speed Adaptation technology that adjusts the vehicle’s speed according to the information seen on the map such as exit ramps, toll booths, roundabouts, junctions and curves.

Most mid-cycle updates are not technically considered as facelifts. Instead, the automaker performs a few tweaks here and there to bring a fresh new offer for their customers. This time however, the luxury sedan is almost not the same as its previous model.

Read the entire article 2018 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Facelift: here are the changes

We have been getting a lot of teasers about the upcoming 2018 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Facelift that is scheduled to debut at the 2017 Shanghai Auto Show. We’re expecting a handful of technological updates that accompany the new design of the S-Class.

Furthermore, Active Steering and Distance Assist have also been improved. 2018 models will also automatically slow down on turns and intersections, as it can recognize speed limit signs. This feature works with the help of cameras, radars, and navigation data.

The new 2018 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Facelift will be arriving in showrooms this fall. Pricing is not available yet!

Read the entire article 2018 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Facelift comes with exciting new updates

The German automobile manufacturer powerhouse Mercedes-Benz is on the brink of fully launching the mid-cycle upgrade of its flagship vehicle around April. Included in the press release from Mercedes-Benz regarding the plan for the S-Class lineup to be a level 2 autonomous vehicle are several images of parts of its interior. These have been hidden in plain sight all along.

In the previous months, there were leaked images of the S-Class Facelift that were published online, and the alterations are noticeable. A cleaner front bumper was revealed with a chrome bar fitted across the bumper. Also, the grill and the multibeam lead headlamps were shown to the public.

But only recently has the interior been clearly seen, and it is the perfect treat to us who are all too keen to see any aspect of its interior. Sadly, it doesn’t show all the anticipated changes. The overall look and outline of the dash, its location, the proportion of the display and the controls of the center console appear to be the same.

Read the entire article Dashboard images of 2018 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Facelift get released

The mid-cycle facelift for the Mercedes-Benz's S-Class have been disclosed to the public eye via these leaked shots. The images that recently surfaced and others like it were published online by SaudiShift and revealed what appear to be alterations made on the updated S-Class.

Upfront where the changes are more noticeable, the more improved S-Class has a cleaner front bumper design with a chrome bar found across the width of the lower air intake area. Its grill has also been changed with a recent elliptical chrome slats, with the internals of the Multibeam Lead headlamps revised as well. Meanwhile, the rear has received some minor alterations.

There is a small revision made to the rear bumper and a new chrome bar connecting with the 2 exhaust tips. Internally, the state of the art sedan is fitted with larger screens for both infotainment and instrumentation purposes. The screens found on the updated sedan are devised to look like one continuous unit. Also it is seen that some minor tweaks were added to the lower center console as well.

Read the entire article Here are the latest leaked images of 2018 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Facelift

When the latest Lexus LS flagship sedan was unveiled at the 2017 Detroit Auto Show, it managed to turn several heads and capture the attention of the world. With its stunning looks and premium specs, the new Lexus LS 500 is expected to revolutionize anew the luxury vehicle sector, just like what the first LS managed to do decades ago.

But how would the new Lexus LS sedan stack up against comparably sized Germany rivals in the luxury segment, like the BMW 740i, Mercedes-Benz S550 and the Audi A8 L 3.0T?

So, our verdict? While the Lexus LS 500 seems to be a good proposition, its price has yet to be announced and its performance is still as good as printed in a paper. For now, the LS 500 wins, until we could really try being behind the wheels of all of these premium sedans.

Read the entire article How does the 2018 Lexus LS compare against German premium sedans?

Second-hand or used cars are usually appreciated because of their lower prices. Some used-car buyers hit the jackpot when they chance upon a car that has been well maintained and managed – and with less than 10,000 km on the odometer sold at a low price.

However, there are used cars that even go beyond their book value simply because they were formerly owned by famous celebrities – like athletes, actors or actresses, singers, talk show hosts, local heroes or even politicians. Fans and collectors would surely line up to get such vehicles even at a price higher than their book values.

But what if that car used to ferry the current top man of the Russian Federation in his first term as the second president of the country? As the private seller (a certain Sergei Urov) claims, this GUARD Mercedes-Benz S600 Pullman used to be one of the rides of current Russia President of Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin. And this limousine-type vehicle is being sold at mobile.de -- which tags itself as the largest online vehicle market in Germany – for a whopping $1.3 million, which could be around ten times than the normal worth of a car of this type.

Read the entire article Mercedes-Benz S600 Pullman Guard used by Vladimir Putin is for sale online

Mercedes-Benz will be officially unveiling the Night Edition of its S-Class Coupe this coming January 2017 at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit.

Currently, the S-Class Coupe is on a level all on its own given the refined athleticism, the stylish design, and the various exclusive equipment inside. This allows the S-Class Coupe to have the proportions similar to the Gran Turismo but with advanced technology and contemporary luxury.

For the Night Edition, one exclusive feature can be seen on the interior, particularly the AMG sports steering wheel. In addition to being wrapped in nappa leather, the steering wheel is where the Night Edition badge has been engraved. In order to make this new feature fit, the upholstery is available in nappa leather, leather, or even AMG nappa leather, in a black/black combination. Other combinations are also available like the Bengal red/black, saddle brown/black, or the crystal grey/black. There will also be the option to have the high-gloss poplar wood trim in black. The goal of all of these is to highlight the unique personality of the vehicle.

Read the entire article Mercedes-Benz to debut Night Edition of S-Class Coupe at 2017 Detroit Auto Show

How would a Mercedes-Benz S-Class Cabriolet look like once German tuner Carlsson does its work over this premium car? Well, the people at Carlsson got a Mercedes S 500 Convertible and gave it a number of modifications that it referred to as the Diospyros package.

One of the most glaring revisions made on the Mercedes-Benz S-Class Cabriolet is the exterior color wrapping its metal sheet. Diospyros is wrapped in a light mint green color that Carlsson has dubbed as "Carlsson Heritage Green." This modern mono-color paint, which was developed by Carlsson in collaboration with Standox color specialists, produces a golden shimmer when it is exposed to sunlight.

This Carlsson Heritage Green is accentuated by a piano lacquer finish in multiple parts like the car’s grille and bars. Another visual revision made on the Diospyros could be seen on the front end of the car – a diamond grille with Carlsson’s stallion logo.

Read the entire article Carlsson presents minty-green Diospyros version of Mercedes-Benz S 500 Convertible

The last time that BMW produced the 8-Series was in 1999. This two-door coupe belonged to the grand tourer class and combined speed, style, safety, and comfort. Powered by a V8 or V12 engine, the BMW 8 Series represented a new class targeted towards a different market. It offered a better performance but fetched a higher price than the BMW 6 series. No thanks to falling sales, BMW had decided scrap off the 8 Series in 1999. While BMW resurrected the 6 Series in 2003 and is still producing it, it has yet to revive the 8 Series.

However, there have been reports that BMW is digging the graveyard to resurrect the 8 Series, which is its biggest two-door ever made. Even though sales of premium coupe models have not been as good as before, BMW is hell-bent on reviving the 8 Series and is using the 7 Series platform as its base. There could be good reasons for that.

Well, the BMW 6 Series has been too weak to compete against the Mercedes-Benz S-Class Coupe. Right now, anything that BMW is throwing against the S-Class Coupe is not serious enough to steal sales from Mercedes. This could be because the 6 Series could be considered more of a sports car than a luxury grand tourer. Likewise, in terms of prestige and spaciousness, the 6-Series pales compared to the S-Class.

Read the entire article BMW 8-Series to arrive in 2018, will try to match Mercedes-Benz S-Class Coupe

Late last year, Mercedes-Benz introduced the open variant of their S-class coupe which Daimler board member Ola Källenius describes as a symbol of their passion for individual and timeless mobility that the German automaker has since shared with their customers. The S-Class Cabriolet shows the same distinctive Sonderklasse elegance as that of its coupe.

As cool as the S-Class Cabrio may be, German auto tuner Brabus proves that the open variant S-Class still has a lot of room for improvement. S-Class Cabrio owners may now opt to upgrade their convertibles to an even powerful Brabus 850 6.0 Biturbo Cabrio option.

The Brabus 850 6.0 Biturbo Cabrio option as we have mentioned, is based on Mercedes-Benz’ current S-Class Cabriolet. Unlike the standard convertible S-Class, this modified S-Class Cabrio will come with a 6.0-liter twin-turbocharged V8 engine. The 850 on its name symbolizes the power that this modified S-Class Cabrio possesses. Its twin-turbocharged V8 engine can actually produce 850 ponies and a torque output of 1,069 lb.-ft. That’s quite powerful for a drop-top S-Class, don’t you think?

Read the entire article Brabus 850 6.0 Biturbo Cabrio tuning package now available for Mercedes-AMG S63 Convertible

With Mercedes-Benz massively dominating the super-luxury segment -- EUR150,000 ($170,000) and over -- with its Maybach version of the S-Class, BMW cannot just sit idly and watch its rival hog all the sales. BMW development chief Klaus Froehlich disclosed that BMW will soon have credible offers at this price bracket.

While BMW surely wants to earn the lucrative margins that Mercedes makes from sales of the Maybach, its new luxury car should still have attributes like any of its vehicles. According to Froehlich, BMW wouldn't need to stretch the car by another meter or two just to post higher sales revenue.

He said that BMW wouldn’t copy what its rivals do with their offerings – making the car measure 4 or 5 wheelbases in length with varying thick chrome packages. As it is, BMW is dominating the lower end of the luxury car market by offering vehicles with sporty genes like the 3 series.

Read the entire article BMW is readying new product to rival Mercedes-Maybach S-Class

It is 2016 and Mercedes-Benz is presenting its new innovation in April. It is a revival of the Mercedes Benz of 1971 with its open top feature and a four-seater drive. It is primarily made to be infamously luxurious and delightful with a veneer of being the ultimate in class which is the Mercedes Benz trademark.

The new S-Class Cabriolet is uniquely designed and features the latest technology also found on in the S-Class sedan. It offers complete and full insulation and draft shield system with a sophisticated air-conditioning system for the whole car.

Mercedes-Benz has reached a milestone on this one having a Cd value of 0.29, reminding us that this is a car with an Aerodynamics World Champion recognition. It does not sit moderately beside the S-class Coupe model from a series in the production line.

Read the entire article 2017 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Cabriolet is priced from €139,051, orders now open

With a plan of extending its S-Class Coupe range, Mercedes-Benz has introduced the S 400 4MATIC Coupe that has a power rating of 270kW at 367 hp and that has a retail price that begins at 99.960 euros.

So, now the sporty large Coupe’s six versions are available in all models i.e. the Mercedes-AMG models S 63, S 63 4MATIC and S 65, as well as the S 500 and S 500.

The S-Class Coupe has already won many awards for its enchanting design since its launch last year, some of which are the iF product design award 2015 and the Internet Auto Award 2014, various accolades in the ‘autonis’ readers’ poll of the magazine ‘auto, motor and sport’ as well as the ‘all-wheel-drive car of the year’ poll by ‘Auto Bild Allrad’.

Read the entire article 2016 Mercedes-Benz S400 4Matic Coupe debuts with a V6 engine and 99,960 euros price tag

Mercedes-Benz’s Mercedes-Maybach S600 flagship will have a starting price of $190,275, including shipping, when it goes on sale in April this year. The S600 is derived from the S-class sedan that has a base price of $167,825, including shipping. The Mercedes-Maybach S600 will be around 8 inches longer than the standard S-class sedan at 214.6 inches.

Mercedes re-launching Maybach as a sub-brand and units under it will feature upscale interiors and options. The Maybach sub-brand will eventually include an E class and SUV. The Maybach S600 is powered by a 6.0-liter, V-12, bi-turbo engine that provides up to 523 hp.

According to the carmaker, the level of wind noise inside the cabin of the S600 is even lower than the S-class Coupe, which is touted as the “quietest car in the world.”

Read the entire article 2016 Mercedes-Maybach S600 has base price of $190,275 in the US

Daimler confirmed today that the 2015 Mercedes-Maybach S500 will start at 134,053 euros and those eager to order one have to know that the market launch is scheduled for February 2015. Still, the vehicles is already available for order! Meanwhile, the bigger 2015 Mercedes-Maybach S600 will start at 187,841 euros.

Pricing includes 19% VAT and are available for the German market. We have to admit that the vehicles are more affordable than its competitors, such as the Rolls-Royce Phantom, which starts at around 370,000 euros.

For those who don’t know, the Mercedes-Maybach S-Class is designed as a chauffeur-driven vehicle and comes with a voice amplification system, a function that makes it easier to communicate with the rear passengers from the front.

Read the entire article 2015 Mercedes-Maybach S500 priced from 134,053 euros, S600 costs 187,841 euros
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