2014 Mercedes-Benz S-Class is now ready to order in the United Kingdom for a starting tag of £62,650 OTR. The ever-luxurious S-Class still boasts of advanced and pioneering features in terms of technology safety, comfort and engineering. These features include ABS, anti-lock brakes, SRS airbag, ESP, catalytic converters and Night View Assist.
The new S-Class could be powered by any of three available engines: one diesel (S 350 BlueTEC), one gasoline (S 500) and one petrol hybrid (S 400 Hybrid).
S-Class is also available in two trim choices -- SE Line and AMG Line and comes in standard and long wheelbase options. The new S-Class, particularly the S 400 Hybrid, is touted to be up to 9 percent more powerful than the outgoing W 221 model (333 hp), 18 percent less pollutant (147 g/km carbon dioxide emissions) and 22 percent more fuel efficient (44.8 mpg).
The new S-Class also boast of more standard equipment that the outgoing S-Class as it now includes a reversing camera, COMAND Online NTG 5, full LED Intelligent Light System, DAB digital radio and Keyless Start.
Other additional equipment includes Magic Vision Control washer/wiper system that cleans the windscreen without the splash of water that usually disrupts the driver’s field of view; as well as the improved AirMATIC full air suspension system with continuously adaptive damping control. Mercedes-Benz will start production of the S-Class in the UK in September with deliveries due to begin in October.
It doesn’t matter where it is in the world, a Mercedes-Benz car is quite easy to spot and recognize – thanks to the classic face that has always been its distinctive feature.
Mercedes design chief Gorden Wagener remarked that the S-Class has always featured a design that expresses both the luxury and automotive grandeur of its era. Now, the latest S-Class continues this tradition, still embodying sensual clarity through its classic architecture and flowing silhouette.
Wagener added that the design of the new S-Class connects the brand’s modern and progressive design language to the classic elegance of the carmaker’s 1930s cars. He noted that the S-Class could be considered as a true design, thanks to the harmonious fusion of sportiness and sensual forms as well as effortless superiority and timeless clarity.
Greatly emphasizing the effortless superiority of the new S-Class is a new three-dimensional radiator grille that has been made larger and more upright. Moreover, the new S-Class features classic saloon proportions, as defined by its long bonnet, domed roof line and the gently slanting rear end. Designers have made sure that the size and space of the new S-Class allow it to look prestigious. They also made sure that its roof line allows the S-Class to highlight its sporty coupe-styling.