Mercedes-Benz: The best or nothing

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The Mercedes-Benz management team on the S-Class: The best or nothing, in every respect

The best or nothing

“Rather than being about safety or aesthetics, power or efficiency, comfort or dynamism, our aspirations were ‘the best or nothing’ in every respect. No other car stands for the Mercedes-Benz brand promise more than the S-Class.” Dr. Dieter Zetsche, Chairman of the Board of Management of Daimler AG and Head of Mercedes-Benz Cars

“A few years ago, the progress made in efficiency would have sounded like a utopian dream: within ten years, Mercedes-Benz has almost halved fuel consumption in the 150 kW output category. Intelligent Drive is likewise leading the way by networking the sensors to enhance comfort and safety.”

Prof. Thomas Weber, Member of the Board of Management responsible for Group Research and Head of Mercedes-Benz Cars Development

“The S-Class is not just the spearhead for Mercedes-Benz but for automotive development as a whole. And it has been for decades. That’s why the S-Class is also the world’s best-selling luxury car.” Dr Joachim Schmidt, Executive Vice President of Mercedes-Benz Cars, Sales and Marketing


“The sophisticated design of the S-Class has always been an expression of luxury and the automotive grandeur of its era. And our new S-Class continues this tradition. With its classic architecture and flowing silhouette, it is a modern embodiment of sensual clarity. The design draws a line from the sophisticated, progressive design idiom to the classic elegance of our 1930s cars – intelligence that speaks to the emotions. Stylish sportiness and sensual forms in synthesis with timeless clarity and effortless superiority make the S-Class a true design icon.” Gorden Wagener, Vice President Design, Daimler AG

Innovations in the new S-Class: Key new products and features at a glance

Assistance systems

  • DISTRONIC PLUS with Steering Assistand Stop&Go Pilot
  • BAS PLUS with Cross-Traffic Assist
  • Adaptive Highbeam Assist Plus
  • Night View Assist Plus
  • Active Lane Keeping Assist
  • 360° camera
  • Active Parking Assist with PARKTRONIC


  • PRE SAFE® brake with pedestrian recognitiona and city braking function
  • Safety
  • Seat belt buckle extender (active seat-belt buckle)
  • Adaptive airbag system (Active Vent)
  • Beltbag for outer rear seats

PRE-SAFE® Impuls

  • Sound
  • Frontbass
  • Burmester® High-End 3D Surround Sound system
  • Chassis and suspension


  • AIRMATIC with continuously adaptive damping system

Drive system

  • Hybrid for diesel engines


  • COMAND Online (NTG 5)
  • Individual Entertainment system in rear
  • Mercedes-Benz COMAND Control app for the iPhone®

Luggage compartment


  • Seating comfort
  • First-Class rear suite (incl. thermo-cupholders)
  • EASY ADJUST luxury head restraints (folding and removable on front passenger side)
  • Luxury head restraints
  • Executive seat on front passenger side with thigh support
  • ENERGIZING massage function

Climatised seats / reverse flow seat cooling

  • Front passenger seat with chauffeur position

Climatic comfort

  • Perfuming
  • Ionisation
  • Heating for armrests (panel heating)
  • Pre-entry climate control for hybrids

Sight and light

  • First vehicle to use only LED illumination
  • Ambience lighting (extended choice of 7 colours)

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