The new 2014 Mercedes-Benz S-Class is definitely the car to watch for. This vehicle is more luxurious, stylish and combines new technologies, something you would expected from this famous car manufacturer.
|Vehicle Type: Sedan||Est. Market Price: $93,000|
|Fuel Tank Capacity: 21.9 gals (83 L)||MPG: 21 city / 31 hwy|
|Length: 206.5 in. (524.5 cm)||Wheelbase: 124.6 in. (316.5 cm)|
|Height: 58 in. (147.3 cm)||Width: 83.5 in. (212.1 cm)|
|Curb Weight: 4784 lbs (2170 kg)||Ground Clearance: NA|
|Luggage Capacity: 16.4 cu ft||Maximum Seating: 5|
|Engine: 3.0 Liter V6 TurboDiesel||Compression Ratio: 15.5: 1|
|Horsepower: 240 HP||Max RPM: 3600 rpm|
|Torque: 455 lb-ft @ 1600-2400 rpm||Transmission: 7-Speed Automatic|
|0-60 mph: 7.0 seconds||Top Speed: NA|
* S350 BlueTec TurboDiesel
Mercedes-Benz will launches its new S-Class in a rear-wheel-drive S550 and the all-wheel-drive S550 4Matic models. The S550 will use 4.7-liter twin-turbocharged V8 that is rated at around 455 horsepower and 516 lb-ft of torque. This torque is available from 1800rpm to 3500 rpm.
The S550s can scoot to around 60 mph from just a 4.8 seconds stop before it tops out at the limited 130mph. Also included is an 8-speed automatic gear box. The S-Class also includes a multi-task front plus rear suspension with some air springs and an damping shock absorbers that are adjustable.
Inside this S-class, you will find a two 2.3" widescreen display (TFT) at the front plus at the top of center panel. This offers you and your passengers all the information you need.
There is also a touch sensitive telephone keypad that has twelve memory places (freely selectable); this allows the driver and passengers access complex functions without the need to move around the dash board. Emails and text massages reading that has been made easy is also included.
An up-rated version of the automaker's Pre-safe collision avoidance is included. This is able to detect pedestrians and other vehicles in any given city traffic; basically, it provides an independent braking at a speed of up to around 50Km/h.
With this, it can even detect an imminent car collision and then it will then automatically apply hazard lamps that alerts the straying driver.
In order to protect the occupants in the S-Class, it will hold the brakes firmly to prevent the car from rolling forward. The seat belts will also pull the driver and the passengers at the front away from direction of impact to reduce any injuries as a result of front collision.
An inflatable airbag meant for rear seatbelts is included; this is in form of a cushion-bag that hides just below the car's rear seat bench. This prevents the occupants from sliding under the seatbelt in case of an accident.