Mercedes-Benz officially announced the official launch of its new Mercedes-Benz S-Class family, it is understood that the new car will be launched in a total of five models, including S 320 L, S 350 L, S 450 L, S 450 L 4MATIC and Maybach S 450 4MATIC. Instead, the existing V6 engine continues to be used and is given the same level of a power upgrade. The model with the new 3.0-liter turbocharged inline six-cylinder engine and 48V micro-hybrid system will also be sold later this year.
New car features.
The biggest changes are the new headlight clusters and the front bumper shape. In the headlight part, the new S-Class adopts the MULTIBEAM LED headlight system, with a total of 84 LEDs in the light cavity, which can be individually controlled for each LED according to the road conditions and actual lighting needs, to achieve different active lighting effects, which will significantly help the safety of daily driving. In addition, the new car also adopts a new three-bar design LED daytime running lights. The side shape of the car and the design of the rear have not changed significantly, the overall design is still the Mercedes-Benz family style.
Interior part, the new car for the full LCD instrumentation and multimedia screen upgrades. The current multimedia screen and LCD instrumentation are two LCD screens into one, more sense of the whole. The steering wheel style has also been upgraded compared to the current model, and the multi-function button area on both sides has been added to the Dual Thumb Controls (Dual Thumb Controls) system. It also features a new navigation system and an active safety system that automatically decelerates according to road conditions.
In terms of power, all the models on the market continue to use the M276 3.0-liter twin-turbo V6 engine, with a maximum power of 272 hp (S 320 L), 313 hp (S 350 L), and 367 hp (S 450 L/S 450 L 4MATIC) depending on the model, and the transmission system is matched with a 9-speed manual transmission. You should note that the S 450 L model available in China is not equipped with the new inline six-cylinder engine of the overseas version but continues to use the existing V6 engine, and the maximum power has been revised upward from 333 hp to 367 hp. And later this year, models with the new 3.0-liter turbocharged inline six-cylinder engine and 48V micro-hybrid system will also go on sale.
New car history.
The launch of this generation of Mercedes-Benz S-Class goes back to 2013, and in these four years, the shape of the Mercedes-Benz S-Class (W222), from the previous mixed reviews to gradually accepted by everyone, and then into the mainstream design style. As a flagship luxury business executive sedan, Mercedes-Benz still creates a sense of elegance for its top-end models, and now the new Mercedes-Benz S-Class will carry the flagship banner again after upgrading the exterior and interior.
There is no doubt that among the "BBA" troika, the Mercedes-Benz S-Class consistently exists as the leader, while its old rivals, the BMW 7 Series Li and Audi A8, are also in the stage of optimal product competitiveness. As a luxury brand large car, driving comfort is the first consideration, and the BMW 7 Series has a more excellent performance in driving, while the new Audi A8 is more focused on the creation of technology. But in this new S-class interior, appearance, and technology once again after a comprehensive upgrade, Mercedes-Benz once again sat firmly in the "boss" position.
Mercedes-Benz S-Class has been the dominant market segment, but the BMW 7 Series in 2015 after the launch of the new generation, with BMW in the chassis handling capabilities continue to seize the S-Class market share. Of course, we can not forget the new generation of Audi A8, this car not long ago completed its global premiere, the next into the Chinese market, will continue to intensify the battle for market segmentation. And the Mercedes-Benz S-Class has a facelift to continuously improve the product power to enhance its competitiveness.
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