Superlative in design and technology
- Latest generation of award winning S-Class revealed
- World debut of Brake Assist PLUS
- Unique technology with Night View Assist and infra-red headlamps
- Four models announced including a new 388 hp V8 petrol engine
- Introduction of second generation PRE-SAFE
- On-sale in the UK from spring 2006
Generation-change at the pinnacle of automotive engineering: Mercedes Benz presents the new S-Class. The new luxury saloon will be appearing in the showrooms of company-owned outlets and authorised dealerships as of spring 2006.
As in the preceding series, the new S-Class will introduce technical innovations which make the flagship Mercedes model an example for others to follow.
Pioneering safety features and exemplary comfort continue to be the outstanding attributes of the S-Class. The new saloon also sets standards in driving dynamics with its agile handling, while offering even more driving pleasure with new, more powerful engines. The new S-Class is replacing a model series which is the world no. 1 in the luxury class, and of which around 485,000 have been produced since 1998.
For more than five decades, the letter ‘S’ in the model designation of Mercedes cars has signified a special aura, intelligent technology and the highest quality. The new S-Class not only continues this tradition, but lends a new meaning to it. It is a technological pacemaker with its pioneering innovations for more safety, comfort and practicality, and like its predecessors it will influence the automotive development of the future. The saloon exudes this poise and assurance even at first glance. Its design emphasises the confident, powerful and elegant character of the new S-Class, which makes every journey an experience.
Achieving even more technological highlights was a challenge for the engineers in Stuttgart and Sindelfingen, for the bar was set very high: the previous S-Class, which had been repeatedly voted the ‘Best Car in the World’ since its presentation in 1998, was a hard act to follow. The progress Mercedes Benz has made with the new saloon is based on this already high level. A dozen technical innovations are entering series production for the first time on board the new S-Class - from Brake Assist PLUS with radar sensors to seats with an extended massage function, from the night view assist system with the latest infra-red technology to the new COMAND system, and from preventive PRE-SAFE occupant protection with additional functions to Parking Assist.