Daimler announced further details about the Mercedes-Benz S350 BlueTEC, the latest addition to the S-Class range described as "the most efficient and safest S-Class ever."
Powered by a V6 diesel engine that generates 258 hp and 620 Nm of torque, the car is enabled to accelerate from zero to 100 km/h in 7.1 seconds and reach an electronically limited top speed of 250 km/h. Because of the AdBlue emission control, the new model produces a combined fuel consumption of only 6.8 l/100km (177 g/km of CO2).
It is already in compliance with the emission standards planned for 2014 with the introduction of the EU 6 standard. When it comes to safety, the S 350 BlueTEC features Active Blind Spot Assist and Active Lane Keeping Assist.
Active Lane Keeping Assist is activated when the vehicle unintentionally passes over a continuous line to the right or left of the lane. Meanwhile, the Active Blind Spot Assist gives a red-signal warning to the driver in the glass of the exterior mirror when it notices that changing the lane could lead to an accident.
Interior highlights include the contrasting stitching on the PASSION leather package and the Exclusive PASSION leather package. Daimler used alcantara on the roof liner as well as to cover the A-, B- and C-pillars.
The car features a new Bang & Olufsen BeoSound AMG sound system that boasts 15 loudspeakers and two amplifiers with a total output of 1200W. German dealerships are now offering the new Mercedes-Benz S350 BlueTEC for a price that starts from EUR 76,279. [source: Daimler]