Mercedes-Benz S Class News

  • The 2014 Mercedes-Benz S Class was just unveiled this evening at an event in Hamburg. We were there

    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 improvement than the exterior; it's almost halo concept-level style and finish, but in a production form. Most noticeable upon first sight in person is the balance of aggression and understatement at the front end; the slight nod to Maybach at the rear; and the huge twin screens mounted in the instrument...

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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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    Tracing The Mercedes-Benz S Class’ Roots

    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...

  • 2014 Mercedes-Benz S Class autonomous steering testing

    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 there was cruise control, which could automatically increase vehicle speed on a highway. Then we saw the introduction of active braking, which could detect if a crash was imminent using radar sensors and apply the brakes if necessary. This was followed by lane keep assist systems that could straighten...

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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...

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    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
    2014 Mercedes-Benz S Class Spy Video

    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...

  • 2009 Mercedes-Benz S-Class with AMG sports package

    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 already exorbitant $409,000 asking price to hasten the delivery. Today, dealers are discounting some models by that much and even throwing in luxury goods like Louis Vuitton and Hermes handbags to sweeten the deal. The information was revealed by Mercedes salesman Jack Ren during a recent interview...

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    Mercedes-Benz Ponders The Future Of In-Car Tech

    Cars have become exponentially more advanced in recent years, and it’s safe to say that there’s more computing power at work controlling a modern engine than it took to put a man on the moon. Despite advances in powertrain and infotainment technology, much of the content in...

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

    Who hasn't fantasized about using a military vehicle--like an armored personnel carrier--to plow through a traffic jam? It would be quite the way to commute to work. Well, the mayor of Vilnius, the capital of Lithuania, has found a more productive way to use an armored personnel carrier--he crushes...

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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...

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    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
    2011 Detroit Auto Show: 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...

  • Mercedes Night View Assist Plus adds pedestrian spotlight

    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 to alert both driver and pedestrian. The system uses the existing Night View Assist Plus system's pedestrian detection capability to find the person, then applies the new spotlight system and a series of alerts in the cabin to shed more light on the situation, simultaneously alerting the pedestrian...

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    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...

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    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

    Sales of the new 2011 Mercedes-Benz S63 AMG start next month, and even though we've already seen all the vital statistics on the Nimitz-class uber-sedan, Mercedes today released a level of detail worthy of its own archive. But if you're not so interested in digging through reams of press-speak, we...

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    Beyonce Almost Earns Her Halo For Real-Real

    This, friends, is a cautionary tale, and one that makes it all too clear that the world would be a better place if everyone drove supercars. Lend an ear. Last week, Beyonce and hubby Jay-Z were tooling around London in a Mercedes-Benz S-Class. (Clearly, his love affair with the Jaguar XJ has gone...

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