The latest S-Class is loaded with new features
The 2021 Mercedes-Benz S-Class is finally here. After an exhausting campaign that included dozens of videos and photos of this stunning car, and some other details, the company has finally pulled the cover of its latest full-size luxury sedan. And there is a lot to like, motor1 reports.
Some of the most important new features include two hybrid engine options, a large touchscreen display, and a more active security technology than ever before. Minor exterior changes bring the Mercedes-Benz S-Class into the modern era. The front is slightly longer, the headlights are sharper and for the first time in three lanes, the S-Class has the taillights horizontally.
Thinnest and aggressive headlights, like all the new Mercedeses. The back is saved from unnecessary lines despite the considerable size, where as a distinguishing element prevails the already symbolic triangular stops. Door handles are now fully integrated into the car to help improve airflow. The S-Class is one of the most aerodynamic cars in the world. In terms of size, the new S-Class is up to 1.3 inches taller than its predecessor, up to 2.0 inches wider.
Of course, Benz’s new 12.8-inch touch screen is what immediately catches the eye. There are also 30 speakers and eight resonators available for the sound system. The steering wheel is also new, in this model. One of the biggest features of the cabin is the new ambient lighting feature, which has an LED inside an optical fiber every 0.6 inches.
There are also three optional screens available in the rear: two 11.6-inch entertainment displays mounted in the rear of the seats and a third 7.0-inch portable tablet in the center console. Both driver and rear passengers can access personal profiles on the center screen and rear seat screens via voice command.
Car Teslification could not be missing here at all, because the main screen is massive this time so big that the Augmented Reality in it looks almost real. But unfortunately, the level of autonomy has not reached the American competitor while it stops at level 3.
As you might expect, the new S-Class comes with almost every safety feature Mercedes-Benz currently offers. The list includes automatic emergency braking, adaptive drive control with stop and movement, active steering assistance, lane-keeping assistance, lane change assistance, traffic sign recognition.
An interesting detail presented with it is the 4-wheel turning system. From which the rear wheels can be turned up to 10 degrees to maneuver more closely. The chassis can continuously scan the terrain and make suspension changes up to 1000 times per second.
This car crowns the best of Mercedes-Benz and is heading straight for the Audi A8 and BMW 7 Series. There will clearly be an ultra version that will take the Maybach crown. Unfortunately, we do not know how much the 2021 Mercedes-Benz S-Class will cost. We expect a slight price increase compared to the previous model, which starts at $94,250.