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Mercedes adds business-class comfort to S-Class

Last updated on: May 17, 2013 05:03 IST

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In an event held in Hamburg, Mercedes Benz unveiled the next generation S Class debuting spades of new features and technologies.

The press release issued by the company is 29,201 words long and contains detail about every switch, dial, button and screen of the 2014 S Class.

Here are the few striking new features Mercedes has added to the S Class.

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 Exterior

The new S Class's design isn't just classy. It's aerodynamic, too, with a drag coefficient of just 0.24. This is simply jaw droppng as Merc's smallest sedan CLA has a drag coefficient of 0.23.

The standard wheelbase model is 5,116 mm long, 1,899 mm wide and 1,483 mm tall with a wheelbase of 3,035 mm. The long-wheelbase variant has the same width and height, but its length is 5,246 mm and its wheelbase is set at 3,165 mm.

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Interiors

The cabin is built using wood trim, metallic switchgear and leather. Other features include an analogue timepiece, a touch-sensitive phone dial pad and two high-res 12.3-inch TFT displays for the instrument cluster and the infotainment system.

Standard customers get a ten-speaker sound system, but there's an option to choose Burmester Surround Sound system or a Burmester High-End 3D-Surround Sound system.

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Air Balance package

Mercedes is introducing an 'Air Balance package', which filters and ionizes the ambient air and can also disperse a "discreet and mild" perfume that won't affect the seats or the fabrics.

The 'Warmth Comfort package' is equipped with heated armrests, a heated steering wheel and seat heaters.

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Seats with massager

Five types of seats are offered for the rear passengers which include the 'Energizing' seats that come with six massage functions through the use of 14 air cushions.

The 'First Class Rear Seat' package endows two individual rear seats separated by a rear center console. Heated cup holders are part of that console that can heat or cool drinks.

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Road Surface Scan

A 'Road Surface Scan system' gets a camera to "watch" the road ahead and spot irregularities. If there's one, the 'Magic Body Control' is instructed to setup the suspension to drive over it as comfortably as possible.

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Safety

On the safety front, the new S Class comes with DISTRONIC PLUS, Steering Assist, ATTENTION ASSIST, Brake Assist PLUS with Cross-Traffic Assist, Adaptive Highbeam Assist Plus, Night View Assist Plus and Active Lane Keeping Assist.

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Variants

The S-Class is announced in four variants which are detailed below:

S350 BlueTEC: This variant is strapped with a 3.0-litre V6 diesel engine developing 258hp and 620Nm of torque. 0-100 kph is achieved in 6.8 seconds and a top speed of 250 km/h is possible.

S500: This model gets a bigger 4.7-litre V8 petrol engine that develops 455hp and 700Nm of torque. 0-100kph acceleration time is 4.8 seconds with a maximum speed of 250kph.

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S300 BlueTEC Hybrid: Moving to the hybrid variants, the S300 BlueTEC Hybrid features a 2.1-litre four-cylinder mill makes 204hp and 500Nm. The 0-100 kph run is possible in 7.6 seconds and the top speed stands at 238 kph.

S400: The top of the line S400 Hybrid gets a 3.5-litre V6 engine which produces 306hp and 370Nm of torque.

This enables it to accelerate from 0-100 kph in 6.8 seconds and reach a top speed of 250 kph.

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