Mercedes-Benz announced a special edition of the S-Class in the UK, dubbed AMG Sport Edition. Priced from £69,995, the Mercedes-Benz S-Class AMG Sport Edition is based on the S350 BlueTEC and features AMG body styling with front and rear aprons plus subtle sill extensions, new 20-inch AMG alloy wheels in a five-twin-spoke design, painted brake calipers featuring the Mercedes-Benz lettering, but also a new electric panoramic glass sunroof and illuminated door sills.
Inside, the car features Black Ash Wood trim, a wood- and leather-trimmed steering wheel, studded sports pedals finished in stainless steel, and AMG-branded floor mats. Practical touches include a reversing camera and Keyless Go, while the Harmon Kardon Front Seat Entertainment, complete with Split View enables the COMAND multimedia system to display different content for driver and front passenger.
The S-Class AMG Sport Edition provides aural entertainment with its 14 high-performance speakers and additional amplifiers, as well as with the new set of headphones and remote control, and DAB digital radio. The Mercedes-Benz S350 BlueTEC AMG Sport Edition is also available through Mercedes-Benz Finance and for this you will have to pay from £499 per month across 24 months with an £11,493 deposit.
The new Mercedes-Benz S-Class features a world-first combination of protection and state-of-the-art assistance systems. Many of these systems can also be found in the new Benz E-Class, which has been around since early 2009. These assistance systems turn the E-Class and S-Class models into "intelligent" driving partners. The 2010 S-Class is able to "feel," "see," respond "instinctively" to dangers being detected, and act "on its own" so as to avoid accidents and lessen the severity of accidents.
According to Dr. Thomas Weber, who is a Daimler AG board of management member and is responsible for corporate R&D of Mercedes-Benz Cars, the new assistance systems are similar to the established Mercedes-Benz inventions such as the ABS, ES, PRE-SAFE, and Brake Assist in that they are also geared toward how accidents occur in real life and the consequences they entail. He explained that the aim of developing these assistance systems was to prevent serious and common collisions. With these, the S-Class protects and enhances the safety of not just its passengers but also of other motorists.
To this end, Benz likewise deploys cameras that scan the road for vehicles far ahead and monitor the surrounding area as well as interpret critical situations. These cameras are used in the Adaptive High-beam Assist system, which is available as an option. This assist system detects vehicles with lights on and that are travelling ahead of or towards the car fitted with the system. It also controls the car’s headlamps so as to ensure the largest range possible yet without dazzling other motorists.
Additionally, the engineers at Mercedes-Benz also enhanced the 2010 S-Class’ Night View Assist by now equipping it with a pedestrian detection function. This function is special in that as soon as pedestrians are detected ahead of the car, they get highlighted on the display, making them more noticeable.