Leaked: 2014 Mercedes-Benz S-Class scale model and brochure

Article by Christian A., on May 13, 2013

Pictures have been released of a 1:18 scale model of the 2014 Mercedes-Benz S-class, which is scheduled to have its official introduction next week. This scale model is a direct preview of the new luxury saloon. The automaker made the newest 'W222' S-class more luxurious in order to fill the empty space that Maybach left with an extra-long-wheelbase 'Pullman' variant that’s meant to be at the top of the range.

This will compete with models such as the Rolls-Royce Ghost and Bentley Mulsanne. In other parts of the lineup, a coupé will replace the CL.

A cabriolet will also be introduced to offer the ultimate in luxury when it comes to open-top vehicles. The S-class will feature an entire array of new technology.

It will get two 12.3in TFT screens as well as a new Thermotronic climate control that comes with an ionising component to remove viruses and spores. Offered as standard equipment are reclining seats and a 1540w Burmester stereo.

For the first time in Britain, the Mercedes S-class engine lineup will be available with an S250 CDI. The 2.1-litre diesel engine has an output of 201bhp and 369lb ft of torque. The company will offer other V6 and V8 petrol models. It’s also likely that there will be AMG performance models offered.

The true test of a brand’s superiority and global reach is if at a single glance, it can immediately be associated with the brand. Such is the case with the Mercedes-Benz. There is no mistaking a Mercedes-Benz whichever part of the world one sees it.

This holds true for the Mercedes-Benz S-Class. The S-Class traces its elegance to the Mercedes-Benz cars of the 1930s which evoked “intelligence that speaks to the emotions”. Design Chief Gorden Wagener says the S-Class remains faithful to the Mercedes-Benz tradition and legacy, with its flowing silhouette and iconic architecture, its classic body that blends with the modern eye and style, and its sporty look that is fueled by Mercedes-Benz’s superior engineering and sophisticated design.

A closer look at what makes up the S-Class will reveal how effortlessly superior it truly is. It boasts of a long bonnet, larger radiator grille, powerfully domed roof line, shoulders pronounced above the rear wheels, and rear end that slants gently. The Mercedes-Benz S-Class appears coupe-like, giving an impression of a sporty compact car, but this is immediately dispelled by its sheer space and size.

The Mercedes-Benz signature “Dropping Line” is present in the S-Class. It appears as it discreetly descends from front to rear, enhancing the dynamism of the S-Class as the character lines outline the side wall. S-Class also features on the entire flank a convex-concave effect that gives off the impression of a car so powerful and long, it is unmistakably a Mercedes-Benz.

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