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The new S-Class can be experienced with all the senses while offering numerous innovations in the areas of driver assistance, protection and interaction.

01 Apr 2021 | Local News : Singapore

Cycle & Carriage has pulled the covers off the new Mercedes-Benz S-Class.

The S-Class is the flagship model of the brand, and stands for the fascination of Mercedes-Benz - legendary engineering expertise and a heritage of craftsmanship meet progressive digital innovation.

Tip to tip, the S-Class has grown 34mm longer
Since its market launch in 1951, more than four million S-Class Saloons have been delivered to customers around the world. In fact, since the launch of the generation that is now in its runout phase, more than 500,000 S-Class Saloons have been sold.

The loyalty rate for this model series is especially high. For example, around 80% of customers in Western Europe who previously drove an S-Class once again opted for a Mercedes-Benz model. In the United States, more than 70% do so. Around the world, the S-Class Saloon is predominantly sold in the long wheelbase version - around nine out of 10 customers opt for the long version of the S-Class Saloon.

What a spacious and cushy place, the backseats
And they do it for good reasons. The S-Class has always been a place for comfortable travel and relaxed working. With the new generation, the interior has fully evolved into a refuge between the home and workplace. Nearly all comfort-related dimensions of the new S-Class have been improved in the front as well as on the rear seats.

It's now 34mm longer, 12mm taller and up to 55mm wider, depending on the variant. As such, the wheelbase has significantly increased, too, by 51mm - giving rear passengers even more room than it already had. Even boot space has increased by 20 litres to 550 litres.

Also, the Mercedes-Benz flagship model isn't without safety systems. The driver is supported by numerous new or extended driving assistance systems. When danger threatens, the assistance systems are able to respond to impending collisions as the situation demands. The operating principle of the systems is made visible by a new display concept in the driver display.

The S-Class gets a 12.8-inch tablet that takes centre stage
Thanks to improved environmental sensors, the parking systems give the driver even better support when manoeuvring at low speed. Operation is faster and more intuitive thanks to integration into MBUX. The optional rear-axle steering is integrated into the parking assistants, with the calculation of trajectories adapted accordingly. Emergency braking functions serve to protect other road users too.

Design wise, the S-Class is designed as a classical saloon with perfect proportions. The wide track and flush-mounted wheels with modern designs give the vehicle a muscular look while cleverly contoured surfaces with a sculptured look create special light effects.

The resolution of digital light per vehicle is over 2.6 million pixels
The headlamps characterise the front aspect of the car. They have the three-point daytime driving light signature that is typical of the S-Class, but this is flatter and somewhat smaller overall. The flush-mounted door handles are a completely new development. They are electrically extended when the outer surface of the door handle is stroked.

More importantly is the S-Class' powertrain. The car is currently available in one engine variant: S450 L 4MATIC. Among other models, a plug-in hybrid with an all-electric range of around 100km as well as a juicier V8-powered S580 4MATIC will also be available in the near future.

But for now, the Mercedes-Benz S450 L 4MATIC is powered by the 3.0-litre turbocharged in-line six-cylinder engine combined with the 9G-TRONIC automatic transmission. It develops 362bhp and a maximum torque of 500Nm, allowing the vehicle to accelerate from 0-100 km/h in 5.1 seconds.

The S-Class, with an OMV of $112,000, will set you back $502,888 (inclusive of COE) if it's registered by 30th June 2021, or it'll be $507,888 if the car is registered from 1st July 2021. This is due to the increased surcharge under the current Vehicular Emissions Scheme.

Car Model Price as of press time (inclusive of COE)
Mercedes-Benz S-Class Mild Hybrid S450L 4MATIC(A) $507,888

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