Mercedes Benz S-Class Review
Whenever there is a reference of a luxury car, this German automaker Mercedes-Benz is always in talks with its wide and successful range of luxury cars. Added to this range is the company's another range christened as Mercedes-Benz S-Class, which is a full-size luxury sedan officially introduced in the year 1972. The S-Class has served as the flagship model for Mercedes for over fifty years in its various incarnations and has been debuted with many of the company's latest innovations, including drivetrain technologies, interior features, and safety systems. The car also shares the glory of being ranked as the world's best-selling luxury sedan and is presently running in its sixth generation.
Engine, mileage and variants:
The refined powerplant which pumps life in the luxurious sedan is a 4663cc V8 engine, which pours a reservoir of power of 335kW between 5250 to 5500 rpm and a maximum torque of 700Nm between 1800 to 3500 rpm. This powerful engine of the S 500 variant is mated to a 7G-Tronic Plus transmission, which in coordination with the engine has the capability to project the saloon with a speed of 100km/h from a standstill in just 4.8 seconds and can boost the car with a top speed of 250 km/h which is electronically limited. Along with these high power and acceleration values the car displays a combined mileage of 9.1 to 8.6 litres per 100km.
The exterior design of the car is something which the designers can surely boast about. The car has an elegantly streamlined body with a low and aerodynamically shaped aqueous design. The attributes like the expressive three-dimensional radiator grille, eye shaped headlamps with LED and daytime running lights, the crowned Mercedes-Benz emblem on the tweaked front bonnet and the well contoured foglamp assembly gives the front appearance of the car a captivating look. The sleek silhouette design of the car blended with the sporty appearance fetches a ready-to-fly identity for the car. The 20-inch alloy wheels and the dazzling and stylish tail lamps further accentuates the car's exterior. The sleekness of the sedan is a product of the exterior dimensions of the car expressed as L x W x H is 5246mm x 2130mm x 1496mm.
Interior design of the car is undoubtedly a lovely blend of refined engineering and beautiful aesthetics, and is surely a thing for which the car's designer should be praised for. The car is installed with a classy and eye-catching interiors, which are purely comfortable and unmistakably luxurious. The interiors of the car pours the real essence of the drive in the driver's cup with the solemnly ergonomic control panel with two large 31.2 centimeter TFT displays and precisely configured and illuminated infotainment system with a treasure of useful information. The luxurious comfort of the car is a product of the leather attired large seats with front seats having the Chauffeur package that enables the seat to be electrically moved forward by up to 77mm and temperature adjustment, Air-Balance package, Thermotronic automatic climate control, Panoramic Sunroof, 360 Camera assist, Sun Protection package and the Burmester High-End 3D Surround System. The cargo volume offered by the car's interior is 530 litres.
Safety, braking and miscellaneous:
The extremely desirable saloon leaves no uncertainty when it comes to the safety of its occupants with advanced safety features like Adaptive brake with Hold function, hill start assist, BAS (Brake Assist), ESP (Electronic Stability Control), ABS (Antilock Braking System), ASR (Acceleration Skid Control), Mercedes-Benz Integral safety concept – Pre-Safe, attention assist plus, Parktronic for parking convenience, front, side and window airbags for front passengers and driver, 3-point seat belts with automatic comfort fit and Cruise control with Speedtronic variable speed limiter. The braking system of the car consists of vented and cross-drilled discs at the front and the rear wheels.
Owing to its enchanting looks, solemnly classy interiors and ultra-refined driving experience, Mercedes-Benz S-Class is a car which carries an irresistible charm for itself unless you don't mind the high maintenance of the car.