The S-Class was first introduced by the German car manufactures in 1972 with the W116. It is arguably the most luxurious car available today and has served to debut Mercedes latest advancements in car technology for over 50 years with each new installment taking the automotive world by storm. A 2015 model will set you back around €100,000 or £70,000. So what do you get?
- The ‘Magic Body Control’ uses a stereo camera that scans the road ahead for any bumps or uneven road surfaces, the suspension system then adjusts itself to counteract them giving the occupants a comfortable journey.
Mercedes Magic Body Control
The on-board mbrace
system connects your car to the internet, smartphone or computer. It offers an array of other services such as:
- Live traffic & weather updates
- Stolen vehicle location
- Collision warning
- Google Street View
- Yelp reviews
- Remote locking
- Locate your S-Class through the mbrace app
- News reports
- Facebook Access
Front seats have heating, ventilating and massage options. It even has a ‘hot stone’ massage option. As for the rear seats passengers, they have their own TFT (thin-film-transistor)
screens with wireless headsets, pillow head rests, cooling/heating cup holders.
- It is available with a twin-turbocharged 4.7-liter V8 with 455 horsepower from just 1,800 rpm all the way up to 3,500 rpm. 0-60 mph is handled in 4.8 seconds.
- The centre and door panel armrests are heated.
- Active perfuming system releases a selection of four different scents to keep any unwanted odours at bay.
- All the lights are LED's.
- Rear seat belt buckles rise gracefully as the doors are opened.
- Four zone climate control.
- Night View Assist PLUS has a pedestrian detection function.
Night View Assist PLUS
- It can apply full braking force automatically in 0.6 seconds to avoid an inevitable collision.
- It has two-stage front air bags, rear seat belt airbags, knee airbags including a pelvic air bag and they all work in conjunction with the curtain and side air bags.
- Attention Assist system monitors over 70 elements during the first 20 minutes of a drive to profile your unique driving style. It monitors for specific driving behaviour associated with fatigue and alerts the driver that it may be time to take a break through an audible warning and a coffee icon on the instrument panel.
- The Collision Prevention Assist uses radar to automatically prepare the brakes so they can apply the exact amount of braking force needed to avoid a collision once the driver presses the brake pedal.
- Active Blind Spot Assist uses radar to warn the driver if a vehicle is in the blind-spot zone. It can also steer the car away if the driver is accidently driving towards another vehicle.
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