2014 Mercedes-Benz S-Class by German Special Customs

Article by Christian A., on September 25, 2013

German Special Customs has taken the “best car in the world“ – the Mercedes-Benz S-Class -- and gave it technical as well as aesthetic improvements. This title actually stems from 1975 when a famous German automobile magazine gave the recognition to the first official Mercedes Benz construction series termed “S-Class“ (W116), in particular the 450 SEL 6.9.

For the past 50 years, several S-Class generations have held the title. The latest model – the W222 – made its debut just a few weeks ago. German Special Customs, from Chemnitz in Saxony, has presented its own design of a re-sharpened W222 luxury limousine. The GSC modifications will be offered for all W222 variations such as the AMG versions.

The most stunning revisions on the German Special Customs S-Class include the bulky aprons on the fore and rear sides respectively. The GSC front spoiler bumper bar with integrated LED daylight running light bars appears to be meant on sucking in the air stream with its huge cooling air openings. The counterpart on the rear forms a frame on the trapezoidal end-pipes of the new sport exhaust system.

The smooth connecting links of the new bumper bars form relatively discreet side skirts which also include an optical sense of lowering. Even if the completely new GSC engine hood doesn’t anymore have the star, it still oozes power from its strong contours and integrated ventilation openings.

German Special Customs boosted the power of the W222 engine lineup. For example, upgrades to the Biturbo V8 Sports S63 AMG will result to an output of up to 850hp. German Special Customs will provide various XL wheel/tire combinations with diameters of up to 21 inches for the wheel houses of the W222 S-Class.

Everyone around the world can immediately identify a Mercedes-Benz. The definitive Mercedes front flows like gold throughout the name plate’s history.

The graceful S-Class design has always expressed indulgence. And the all-new S-Class maintains this tradition. With its traditional architecture and continuing silhouette, the vehicle is a contemporary expression of sensory precision. The designs draw a line from the graceful, advanced design motif to the timeless sophistication of their 1930s vehicles – intellect that communicates to the passions. Tasteful athleticism and sensuous shapes synthesise with ageless simplicity and flawless supremacy to make the S-Class a genuine design ideal.

To emphasise the flawless supremacy of the all-new S-Class and its desire to excel, the radiator grille is now bigger, vertical, and markedly solid in its design. With its long hood, the continuous, rounded roof line, and the subtly sloping rear, the new S-Class expresses traditional saloon dimensions. Its mass and shape are constructed so that the S-Class looks impressive, and the commanding roof outline also keeps in line with the vehicle's coupé-like intent.

A character shape inclining tastefully from the front to the back - the name plate’s signature "Dropping Line" - smartly forms the sides and creates added energy even if the car is not moving.

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