H&S Magazine Car Of The Week Issue 32: Mercedes-Benz 2018 S-Class Sedan
Mercedes-Benz 2018 S-Class Sedan
The Automotive Benchmark
Embodiment of a modern luxury saloon.
The S-Class is the true embodiment of a modern luxury saloon: it is an exclusive first-class mobile office akin to a business jet and also an exquisite centre of well-being at the same time. With extensive innovations the undisputed leader in the premium segment now takes the next step. Among the highlights are the considerably improved driving assistance systems and an all-new and highly efficient engine range with a series of new technologies for electrification of the powertrain. The ENERGIZING comfort control is a world-first entering series production: this optional feature links various comfort systems in the vehicle together and allows customers to configure a specific wellness set-up to suit their mood or need.
Anticipates the road ahead. And paves it for other cars.
Today’s S-Class previews the future of driving. It can change lanes with a tap of your finger. Slow itself for a tollboth or exit. Turn a traffic jam into easy street. And watch out for danger ahead, even when it’s coming from behind.
Reads the road. Readies the ride.
Available MAGIC BODY CONTROL® is the world’s first proactive suspension. It scans the road ahead with a stereo camera, and generates forces to counteract bumps and dips as you reach them, not after. It can even lean into curves like a slaloming skier.
Beacon of inspiration. Beams of intelligence.
The first car with 100% LED lighting takes its active LED headlamps to new heights, adapting its brilliance to curves and other cars. New Ultra Wide Beam technology takes high beams to new widths, too, to better illuminate the roadsides.
In tune with your desires. And your devices.
Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto offer new choices in entertainment and navigation. Their unique interfaces work like your phone because they integrate with it, even its voice controls. Wireless charging is also available, front and rear.
To set the benchmark for luxury sedans, the S-Class cabin is sculpted, sewn, appointed and equipped not just to provide unmatched comfort and convenience, but to stimulate and soothe your senses. Especially your sense of contentment.
Distinctive new body lines. A bloodline of distinction.
Majestic in presence, poised on the move, the S-Class is at once athletic and elegant. From its double-bar grille to its new “Stardust” taillamps, every detail advances two deep traditions: groundbreaking innovation wrapped in trendsetting style.
The new state of the art. For a new state of mind.
Industry-first Energizing Comfort Control can rejuvenate your senses with a symphony of climate comfort, fragrance, massage, lighting and music. Enhanced ambient cabin lighting lets you choose from 64 colors in a variety of themes and zones.
A wide world of information. In a panoramic panel.
Dual 12.3-inch widescreens are set side-by-side in a seamless floating frame. Each screen, a reconfigurable instrument panel and a central screen for entertainment, navigation and more, delivers a wealth of knowledge with instant clarity.
Touch Control Buttons: “All thumbs” will never mean the same thing again.
Two smartphone-like pads access nearly all the car’s features directly from the steering wheel. Scroll, swipe and select from the central screen with your right thumb, and the screen between the gauges with your left.
The S-Class is more than motivated, it’s motivational. New powerplants raise efficiency, and your pulse. And its advanced, adaptive and highly adept chassis and drivetrains are engineered for an ideal balance of composure and confidence.
A new pair of engines, each with a pair of turbos.
Two new engines respond with millisecond speed and molecular precision to keep performance and efficiency at their peak. A 3.0L biturbo V6 endows the S 450 sedans with 362 hp. The new S 560 models are roused by a 463-hp 4.0L biturbo V8.
Rides on air, corners more like it’s on rails.
Standard AIRMATIC® air suspension balances pure comfort with cornering precision. It can self-level for changing loads, adapt to challenging roads, and let you select modes to coddle your passengers or indulge your sporting desires.
A new 9-speed, for a wider range of talents.
Swifter, smoother and more versatile, the new 9G-TRONIC transmission offers quicker takeoffs, quieter cruising, and more seamless acceleration in between. Shift paddles on the steering wheel keep sporty control at your fingertips.
Turns slip into grip, and grip into go.
The all-wheel-drive S 450 and S 560 4MATIC Sedans continually send their engines’ torque to the wheels that can use it best. Lightweight, nimble and efficient, 4MATIC® enhances handling and performance in any season.