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Mercedes-Benz South Africa Presents the New S-Class

The heart of the Mercedes-Benz brand – Introducing the pinnacle of luxury.

  • The New Mercedes-Benz S-Class is the epitome of the design language “Sensual Purity”. A modern interpretation of status & prestige.
  • The new S-Class can be experienced through all the human senses, while offering numerous innovations in the areas of driver assistance, protection and interaction.
  • The optional DIGITAL LIGHT system enters series production at Mercedes-Benz. With DIGITAL LIGHT, you can experience brilliant lighting conditions – constantly adjusted to other road users and to the surroundings.
  • A large 12.8-inch OLED central display screen in portrait format is a key visual highlight with excellent colour brilliance which additionally enhances the interior design.

Cape Town, 2022. The new S-Class, the centrepiece of the Mercedes-Benz brand, will be unveiled from the 25th to 26th of May in the Mother City. This highly anticipated model of outstanding standard is marked by elegance, highest degree of quality and technological intelligence with an all-round feel-good ambience that redefines luxury to a new level. Encapsulating the very best luxury driving experience. The pride of its engineers, designers and craftspeople, the new S-Class lights the way forward, delivering high tech and sumptuous beauty in spectacular sophistication.

“The S-Class is the centrepiece of our brand, and shows what the pinnacle of luxury means for Mercedes-Benz: The symbiosis of timeless elegance, a spectacular design and class-leading automotive innovations allow our clientele to experience the true meaning of luxury”, says Mark Raine, Co-CEO and Executive Director of Mercedes-Benz South Africa.

With a short front overhang, a long wheelbase and a balanced rear overhang, the S-Class is designed as a classical sedan with perfect proportions. The wide track and flush-mounted wheels with modern designs give the vehicle a muscular look. The so-called character lines have been greatly reduced along the sides. Cleverly contoured surfaces with a sculptured look create special light effects. The front section impresses with its high-status radiator grille.

“The launch of every new S-Class represents an important milestone for Mercedes- Benz. Time and time again, the S-Class offers state-of-the-art innovations in all aspects, from comfort and elegance to safety and innovation, not only for our products, but for the industry as a whole,” says Selvin Govender, Vice President for Marketing and Sales at Mercedes-Benz Cars. Govender added that, “One common theme is systematic digitalisation, both during the development process and in the vehicle itself. Intelligent networking of different systems gives our customers tangible added value. This coupled with impeccable craftsmanship and superior value perception make the S-Class the pinnacle of luxury”

This supremely luxurious and technology-laden vehicle is a testament to the relentless pursuit of excellence by Mercedes-Benz and owners of its kind. Holding a high regard for contemporary characteristics such as connectivity, autonomy and digitisation, the seventh-generation model has become more intelligent in many more areas. This is a machine meant for the disciplined and sophisticated.

The latest generation S-Class models are equipped standard with the latest cutting edge MBUX operating system running on a 12.8-inch OLED central display, plus a 12.3-inch digital driver display. Visual highlights like ambient lighting breathe life and energy into this unique Sedan, Automatic Climate Control lets you set the temperature, KEYLESS-GO retractable handles and Burmester® high-end 4D surround sound system, to name a few.

Plush, automatically extending seamless door handles in an elegant design are standard on both the S-Class and Mercedes-Maybach in conjunction with the electronic drive access authorisation system KEYLESS-GO. The doors can be locked and unlocked keylessly, by touching the door handles.

With 31 speakers of which two are Frontbass versions, the Burmester® high-end 4D surround sound system has eight exciters. Two exciters are integrated into the backrest of each seat. Direct reproduction of the sound resonance in the seats adds another level to the three-dimensional listening experience – 4D sound. The perceived intensity of the sound can be individually adjusted for each seat. The music becomes even more emotional thanks to this feelable component. In addition to music reproduction, the 4D sound is also used to create an even more emotional function of ENERGIZING Comfort. Two amplifiers with a total output of 1750 watts power intensifies your enjoyment of the music and relaxes you, all at the same time. Hybrid amplifier technology with digital signal processing, analogue filters and separate power supply ensure precise and highly dynamic sound reproduction.

The 12.8-inch OLED (Organic Light Emitting Diode) central display transforms your cockpit into a high-tech command centre in the S-Class. The head-up display in the front windscreen and the central OLED touch display represents an innovative and at the same time intuitive control concept. Thanks to the MBUX voice control the new S-Class can adapt to your requirements and support you.

The digital drivers display is a 12.3-inch 3D driver display with three-dimensional representation of other road users and pronounced depth and shade effects, which is available on request.

With a grown grille, the S-Class body-sides and flanks are magnificently surfaced and prominent – stating the vehicles authority at rest and in motion. While the head and tail-lights contain the most phenomenally complex illumination technology, beaming a clear path as you trailblaze your way through the city and your industry. When it comes to the interior, the overhead control panel and learning algorithms that make use of internal cameras assist in recognising and anticipating the wishes and intentions of its occupants. It does this by interpreting hand gestures and head direction, responding with the corresponding vehicle functions.

Active ambient lighting uses fibre optics made of a transparent material. The light of the primary colours red, green and blue generated by the LEDs is reflected at the boundary between the optically more dense and the optically less dense material. In addition to a static light, the colours can alternate along the entire fibre optics in order to stage productions. The active ambient lighting is generated by a light band comprised of about 250 LEDs distributed side by side at a distance of 1.6 centimetres in the vehicle interior as an additional light plane. The optics are designed to create a continuous line of light.

The new S-Class truly lives up to its superior positioning in the Mercedes-Benz line-up. Whether you’re sitting in the passenger seat or behind the wheel, expect a sophisticated luxury experience.

The models at a glance:

 S 350dS 500 4MATIC
Techical Data:OM 656M 256
Model:S 350DS 500 4M
Displacement:2.925 cc2.999 cc
Output:210 kW320 kW + 16kw
Torque:600 Nm520 Nm + 250nm
Cylinders:6-cylinder in-line6-cylinder in-line
HybridNA48 V on board electrical system
Price:R 2,330,000 (Includes Service & Maintenance Contract)R 2,492,000 (Includes Service & Maintenance Contract)

All pricing and specifications are valid as per the date of publication and are subject to change without any prior notice.