After few leaked photos, the 2015 Mercedes-Benz S600 was officially unveiled at the 2014 Detroit Auto Show. Powered by a 6.0-liter V12 biturbo engine that generates 530 hp (390 kW), the new S600 is with 13 hp more powerful that its predecessor. Moreover, the displacement of the engine has increased from 5513 to 5980 cc.
The V12 engine delivers 830 Nm of torque from 1900 rpm. Although it has a big engine, the S600 is offered as standard with the ECO start/stop fuel consumption and needs 11.1 litres to travel 100 km, 21 percent lower than that of its predecessor (14.1 l/100 km).
Moreover, the 2015 Mercedes-Benz S600 comes as standard with the LED Intelligent Light System, Magic Body Control suspension with Road Surface Scan and the Driving Assistance Package Plus.
Driving Assistance Package comprises Active Lane Keeping Assist, Active Blind Spot Assist, BAS PLUS with Cross-Traffic Assist, DISTRONIC PLUS with STEER CONTROL and Stop&Go Pilot, PRE-SAFE Brake and PRE-SAFE PLUS. Inside, we find the head-up display as an option, while the Collision Prevention Assist is replaced by Collision Prevention Assist Plus and offered as standard.
The new touchpad is also offered as an option. Furthermore, the 2015 Mercedes-Benz S600 comes with a new option called electric windscreen heating, which ensures that your windscreen is clear even at sub-zero temperatures.
It would be hard to miss a Mercedes-Benz among a crowd of vehicles. After all, all Mercedes vehicles have always featured the classic face through today.
Mercedes design chief Gorden Wagener remarked that the S-Class has always come with a sophisticated design that well expresses both the luxury and automotive grandeur of its era – something that the newest iteration carries on today. It could be considered as an embodiment of sensual clarity, thanks to its classic architecture and its flowing silhouette. Wagener quipped that the new S-Class properly connects the classic elegance of Mercedes’ 1930s cars to the modern progressive design language. He described the S-Class as a true design icon, as made possible by its sensual forms, stylish sportiness, timeless clarity and effortless superiority.
Highlighting the effortless superiority of the new S-Class is its larger grille with a three-dimensional design as complemented by its classic saloon proportions, which are in turn made possible by its long bonnet, its domed roof line and its slanting rear end. Mercedes made sure that the size and space of the S-Class made it look prestigious, as boosted by its dynamic roof line.
As expected, the new S-Class features the brand's hallmark "Dropping Line," which is essentially a character line descending discreetly from front to rear. This dropping line provides structure to the flanks and makes it seem that the S-Class is moving even at a halt. This dropping line results to a flank with convex and concave surfaces, Furthermore, the dynamic sporty nature of the S-Class is also apparent on the pronounced shoulder just above the rear wheel.