There is every indication that the top-of-the range Mercedes-Benz model, the new S-Class, will set an automotive benchmark in efficiency and comfort. The new S-Class is expected to arrive at dealerships in the African market in the fourth quarter of the year with comprehensive new features. Among the highlights is an all-new and highly efficient engine range with a series of new technologies for electrification of the powertrain. Intelligent Drive takes another step towards autonomous driving. The S-Class is the undisputed leader in the premium segment, with regard to comfort and wellness and now sets new standards in the interior.
No less than three completely new engines have their debut in the new S-Class: Diesel and petrol variants of 6-cylinder in-line engines and a new V8 biturbo petrol engine. In addition, Mercedes-Benz plans a plug-in hybrid with an electric range of about 50 kilometres. At the same time, groundbreaking technologies such as the 48-volt Integrated Starter Generator and the electric booster compressor celebrate their world première.
The new S-Class takes another big step towards autonomous driving and elevates Intelligent Drive to the next level. Active Distance Control DISTRONIC and Active Steering Assist now provide even more comfortable support for the driver to keep a safe distance and steer. The speed is now adjusted automatically ahead of bends, junctions or roundabouts.