2014 Mercedes-Benz S Class, live photos from unveiling in HamburgEnlarge Photo
Arguably the most important model in Mercedes-Benz’s lineup, primarily because it debuts the design and technology that eventually features on all of the automaker’s models, it was obvious the introduction of the S Class would be a grand affair.
And it certainly was, as this photo taken during the introduction confirms. A dedicated arena was built at the Airbus passenger jet delivery center in the German city of Hamburg, where invited guests were treated to an impressive pyrotechnic show.
But beyond all the theatrics, Mercedes has what is conceivably the most advanced car on the market. The list of technologies can run an entire page. In case you’re interested, click here.
For the U.S. market, the first 2014 S Class models will land in showrooms in September. The only engine available at launch will be a 455-horsepower, twin-turbocharged 4.6-liter V-8 fitted to either the S550 or S550 4MATIC.
Further down the track, hybrid and plug-in hybrid models are planned as well as high-performance AMG models.
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