Mercedes-Benz S Class News

  • 2014 Mercedes-Benz S Class

    The new 2014 Mercedes-Benz S Class revealed yesterday and set to go on sale this fall has all the technology needed to operate fully autonomously, but has been programmed not to due to a lack of legislation. That’s according to the head of Mercedes’ R&D division, Thomas Weber. "We can do it now, but there are rules in place that we have to accept," Weber explained to British outlet Auto Express. That doesn’t mean we’ll never see a fully autonomous S Class. Weber went on to reveal that Mercedes is preparing for the launch of an S Class that can drive itself with no...

  • The 2014 Mercedes-Benz S Class was just unveiled this evening at an event in Hamburg. We were there
    2014 Mercedes-Benz S Class: Live Photos And Video From Unveiling

    The 2014 Mercedes-Benz S Class was just unveiled this evening at an event in Hamburg. We were there to grab the live photos so you can see what the car looks like outside of a staged Arizona desert scene. The short of it: the new S Class is impressive. The interior is even more dramatic an...

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    2014 Mercedes-Benz S-Class preview

    While the fight for dominance at the top of the full-sized luxury sedan class is an elegant affair, governed by gentleman's rules, it's still a fight--and a fierce one. Today, the 2014 Mercedes-Benz S Class enters the ring looking for a knockout. What is the S Class' secret combo? Three engineering...

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    2014 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Revealed In New Spy Shots

    UPDATE: The 2014 Mercedes-Benz S Class has been revealed. Click here for all the details. Mercedes-Benz’s next-generation S Class, the W222, is set for its official debut next month, and with the reveal so soon it appears Mercedes’ engineers have become a bit lax with the amount of...

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    2014 Mercedes-Benz S Class Interior Preview

    UPDATE: The 2014 Mercedes-Benz S Class has been revealed. Click here for all the details. The 2014 Mercedes-Benz S Class promises to be the "best automobile in the world." That's a tall claim in a world recently stocked with hybrid supercars, hyper-luxury/hyper-performance convertibles, and much...

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    Mercedes Explains Its 2014 S Class’ Autonomous System: Video

    The 2014 Mercedes-Benz S Class due out next year will be the first car in history to offer customers a fully autonomous system, whereby the car will be able to drive itself--in certain situations--without any driver involvement. This is made possible due to an extensive array of sensors on the new...

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    Next year a brand new generation of the Mercedes-Benz S Class will be launched. The new car, the W222 series, will be the sixth generation of the S Class, but the tradition of large flagship sedans from Mercedes-Benz dates back much farther than just six generations. In fact, it goes all the way back to the early 1900s, a time when the Mercedes brand wasn't even in existence. Since then, however, the reputation of the brand for offering high-end vehicles with an emphasis on luxury, comfort and safety has been firmly established. It could be said that the S Class’ roots stretch right...

  • 2014 Mercedes-Benz S Class autonomous steering testing
    2014 Mercedes-Benz S Class' Autonomous Steering Tested

    Like it or not, autonomous cars are coming. But with any new technology, especially one that’s particularly groundbreaking, the introduction of self-driving technology in cars is being done gradually, with each introduction merely a stepping stone to the next facet of the technology. First...

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    Mercedes To Rely On Plug-In Tech For Future Large Cars

    While mainstream cars downsize to four and even three-cylinder engines, there will always be demand for large and luxurious cars like the Mercedes-Benz S Class. Buyers have no issues accepting a four-cylinder C Class, but it’s unlikely that the same can be said about the flagship S Class...

  • Mercedes-Benz ‘Aesthetics S’ sculpture previews new 2014 S Class
    Mercedes Design Chief Gorden Wagener Talks Aesthetics S: Video

    At the recent Paris Auto Show Mercedes-Benz showed of a three-dimensional sculpture said to preview its next-generation S Class, a car due out next year as a 2014 model. Called the Aesthetics S, the sculpture was accompanied by a dynamic lighting show and was created completely in-house by the...

  • Mercedes-Benz ‘Aesthetics S’ sculpture previews new 2014 S Class
    2014 Mercedes-Benz S Class Previewed With ‘Aesthetics S’ Sculpture

    UPDATE: The 2014 Mercedes-Benz S Class has been revealed. Click here for all the details. The 2014 Mercedes-Benz S Class is on track for a debut early next year, but we’ll get our first official glimpse of the car at this month’s 2012 Paris Auto Show thanks to a stunning piece of art...

  • 2014 Mercedes-Benz S Class spy shots
    Will Mercedes-Benz Introduce The Next S-Class In China?

    The next Mercedes-Benz S-Class will represent a significant evolution of Mercedes’ flagship sedan. Due in 2013 as a 2014 model, it’s going a bit further upscale to (hopefully) fill the void left by the departure of Maybach from the market. Based on the spy photos and spy video...

  • 2014 Mercedes-Benz S Class spy shots

    UPDATE: The 2014 Mercedes-Benz S Class has been revealed. Click here for all the details. The next-generation Mercedes-Benz S Class is now less than a year away from launch and as indicated by this latest spy video development work appears nearly complete. The new S Class, which carries the code-name W222, is expected to be revealed around the end of the year before going on sale shortly after as a 2014 model. The new 2014 Mercedes-Benz S Class appears to have grown slightly in size, though most of its proportions are clearly much the same as the current model. One major difference will be a...

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    Luxury Automakers Forced To Offer Big Discounts In China

    While once they enjoyed record margins on each of their sales, luxury automakers in China are now offering big discounts to move vehicles off showroom floors. As recently as last year, buyers in China seeking a popular model like the Mercedes-Benz S600 L were paying as much as $31,600 on top of the...

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    Mercedes-Benz Ponders The Future Of In-Car Tech

    While cars have become much more advanced in recent years, many of the controls inside them haven't changed over the past 40 years. Mercedes is working on updating the interface between car and driver.

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    Parked Illegally In Lithuania? Your Car May Be Crushed: Video

    The mayor Vilnius, the capital of Lithuania, has taken to using an armored personnel carrier to crush illegally parked cars.

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    2013 Mercedes-Benz S-Class To Spawn Four Bodystyles: Report

    Mercedes-Benz is hard at work on its next-generation S-Class flagship sedan, which is expected to bow onto the market late next year as a 2013 model. We’ve already seen countless spy shots of prototypes for the new car, which have revealed a fairly conventional sedan shape with similar...

  • 2013 Mercedes-Benz S-Class spy shots
    Electric Mercedes-Benz S-Class Possible: Report

    Mercedes-Benz already has a number of electric prototypes out and about including the Smart ForTwo Electric Drive, which is already available for lease and soon sale, as well as the SLS AMG E-Cell supercar, which has been confirmed for sale in 2013. Not only that but the automaker’s parent...

  • 2012 Mercedes-Benz S350 BlueTEC 4MATIC

    A brand new all-wheel drive diesel sedan is about to be launched on the U.S. market in the form of the 2012 Mercedes-Benz S350 BlueTEC 4MATIC, which will be making its debut next week at the 2011 Detroit Auto Show. It’s been 15 years since a diesel was offered in the S-Class flagship sedan in the U.S. and with fuel prices going the way they are, it couldn’t come sooner. Under the hood lies Mercedes-Benz’s now familiar 3.0-liter BlueTEC V-6 turbodiesel engine, which already appears in BlueTEC editions of the ML- and GL-Class SUVs. Peak output stands at 210 horsepower and 400...

  • Mercedes Night View Assist Plus adds pedestrian spotlight
    Mercedes-Benz Adds Pedestrian Spotlight To Night View Assist

    Night time driving can be difficult even with excellent vision and good headlights--and it can be especially dangerous for pedestrians at the roadside. But Mercedes-Benz has been tackling this area of road safety aggressively for years now, today announcing the addition of a unique spotlight system...

  • Mercedes-Benz DiesOtto engine
    Mercedes-Benz Continues DiesOtto Work, S-Class Still Slated To Be First

    The idea of combining the best of the high-compression, high thermal efficiency characteristics with the power and familiarity of gasoline isn't new. There are a number of concepts out there, including sparkless HCCI engines, Lotus' variable compression, multi-fuel Omnivore, and of course...

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    Next-Gen Mercedes-Benz S-Class To Get Magic Carpet Ride...Control

    Lurking under the surface of some of the industry's top luxury sedans is a range of active suspension systems. Some are as simple as variable-rate anti-roll bars, others up the ante with magneto-rheological or air-ride dampers and complex electronic controls. Somewhere in the future lies...

  • 2011 Mercedes-Benz S63 AMG
    Bonus Gallery: 2011 Mercedes-Benz S63 AMG

    You've already seen the 2011 Mercedes-Benz S63 AMG, and you've already combed through the full spec sheets, but now you've got another opportunity to ogle the super sedan thanks to a fresh dump of photos straight from Mercedes--this time focusing on the powertrain, with cutaway diagrams of the...

  • 2011 Mercedes-Benz S63 AMG
    Full Details, Gallery For 2011 Mercedes-Benz S63 AMG

    Mercedes has given us the outlines before, but today we get the full whammy.

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