The Mercedes-Benz S-Class : Encompassing Luxury Since 1972

The S-Class has been Mercedes-Benz flagship model since it officially hit the production lines back in 1972 with the W116 chassis. For decades, the Mercedes-Benz S-Class has been a real benchmark in the automotive world. Many other big auto brands have tried in vain to steal the crown from Mercedes for being the most noted luxury car manufacturer in the world.

Mercedes themselves describe the S-Class as “the best car in the world” and tell us that the letter S stands for “Special”. Over the years, the S-Class has often been the model of choice to debut Mercedes latest innovative creations, such as the first seat belt pretensioner, unique drivetrain technology and most recently autonomous driving, which has all helped to keep the three-pointed star and their at the top of its game.

The exterior design of the S-Class has received some minor criticism throughout the decades, but in 2012 the car underwent a more streamlined and aggressive styling which has given this luxury automobile a slightly edgy look compared to previous models in the same class, without losing its elegance. Moving into 2013, the S-Class has again received an upgraded interior and exterior, most notably swapping sheet metal for aluminium and upgrading the chassis.

The interior of the Mercedes-Benz S-Class offers a positively luxurious cabin that houses a large display screen taking up almost two-thirds of the dashboard. Cutting-edge technology has been synonymous with the range, including the use of a car camera that helps with parking maneuvers. All of the materials used inside are high quality and the ambient lighting inside the cabin is magnificent, it really adds something to the executive luxury atmosphere inside the car. Mercedes commitment to to excellence has certainly been encompassed in the S-Class interior.

The advanced safety features of Mercedes-Benz vehicles have long been a hallmark of the brand. Safety features of the S-Class include “Night-View Assist”, which detects pedestrians at the roadside during nighttime driving and alerts them to your presence with four short pulses of light, “Collision Prevent Assist”, “Attention Assist” and even “Crosswind Assist”.

The Mercedes-Benz S-Class is available as a four-door sedan, with two-door coupe or cabriolet variants, it also has an AMG version. It’s big, smooth to drive and comfortable to ride in. Each generation of the S-Class saloon appears to up the bar for automotive design and engineering, and 2013 was no different. Prices start from £62,650.00.
The Mercedes-Benz S-Class : Encompassing Luxury Since 1972 The Mercedes-Benz S-Class : Encompassing Luxury Since 1972 Reviewed by Hayley Reeve on Wednesday, December 11, 2013 Rating: 5

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