Last night in Hamburg was organized an official presentation of the new generation Mercedes S-Class. Daimler chairman Dieter Zetsche, during a presentation, called their novelty “the best car in the world.” Sedan has become the largest S-Class in the history of the family and will go on sale before the end of this year.
Overall length of the car is W222 – 5116 mm, width – 1899 mm, height – 1496 mm. Wheelbase of S-class is still the same as its predecessor – 3035 mm. Extended version of new items will have an overall length of 5246 mm and a wheelbase of 3165 mm.
Initially, customers will be able to choose one of three variants of S-Class: S500 (4,7-liter bi-turbo V8 with 455 hp.), S350 BlueTEC (3-liter diesel engine, 258 hp.) and the S400 Hybrid (306 -hp V6 + electric motor).
All engines will be 7-step automatic – 7G-Tronic Plus. Inside, designers used a special architecture of the front panel with a horizontal light interior. Such solution has allowed to increase the visual space inside.
The standard Mercedes S-Class will have seven different backlight colors (brightness is changeable). The more expensive versions will have more colors to choose from. Trim materials are much more expensive and luxurious than its predecessor. Inside – a large amount of expensive lacquered wood, leather and aluminum.
The first public show of the new car will be held at the Beijing Auto Show. European pricing will be announced closer to the Frankfurt Motor Show, which will take place in September.