After practically months of teasers, partial reveals and speculations, Mercedes-Benz has lastly dropped the curtains on the new-generation S-Class sedan. The model’s most essential providing packs in some critically new ranges of expertise, together with a brand new platform with engineering and security improvements, guaranteeing that the W223 S-Class lives as much as its extraordinarily excessive requirements. We additionally get a correct have a look at the design of the 2021 Mercedes-Benz S-Class that evolves from the present mannequin, however on the identical time comes with a extra opulent but understated magnificence, which appears to be the choice for luxurious car house owners of at present. The brand new S additionally packs hybrid engine choices this time in addition to the most recent MBUX system that brings an array of latest capabilities to the automobile.
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Beginning with the outside adjustments, the 2021 Mercedes-Benz S-Class appears classier in each sense. The bonnet is longer than the predecessor whereas the LED headlamps look extra modern with the brand new LED daytime working lights. The C-pillar blends extra seamlessly within the boot, however the large change are the LED taillights, that are horizontally positioned, a primary for the posh sedan. The S-Class makes use of simply the correct amount of chrome throughout proper from the accents on the grille to the boot and the exhaust suggestions. The range-topping variations get the bigger 21-inch wheels with the chrome end. One other large change are the brand new flush-style door handles on the 2021 S-Class that provide a clear look to the outside, whereas the Outer Rearview mirrors (ORVMs) include aerostripes, which the corporate says helps enhance air circulate. Consequently, the new-generation S-Class comes with a drag coefficient of simply 0.22 cd, making it one of the aerodynamic vehicles ever.
The brand new Mercedes-Benz S-Class has additionally grown in proportions with the automobile now longer by 33 mm, wider by 50 mm and taller by 10 mm. The wheelbase has additionally been prolonged by 50 mm, together with the entrance monitor by 35 mm and rear monitor by 50 mm. The sedan doesn’t have that visually bulbous look regardless of the big proportions because of the brief entrance and rear overhangs. On the identical time, the cabin area has vastly improved to pack extra creature comforts for the passengers.
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The post-opulent theme has been carried over within the cabin as effectively on the brand new S-Class and it comes with a chic new design language that appears elegant from each nook. The large replace that we have talked about a number of occasions is the brand new large screens changing the buttons within the cabin. The 12.8-inch touchscreen infotainment system takes centre-stage actually and floats up and out of the centre console. Mercedes says that the 2021 S-Class comes with 27 fewer knobs and dials over its predecessor, whereas the capabilities might be accessed both by voice or contact controllers.
The cabin additionally sports activities new horizontal AC vents changing the aircraft-styled items on the outgoing mannequin. The cabin might be requested with carbon fibre end and piano black wooden with pinstriping on the dashboard, relying on the characteristic you select. The inside can be completed aluminium and gloss-black end throughout, whereas the seats include therapeutic massage capabilities, as anticipated and in addition get the six ‘Energizing’ choices that may be accessed through the touchscreen. The choices additional assist set the tone of the cabin together with the music, ambient lighting, air-con, seat place to create the specified impact. Whereas the characteristic was already accessible on the W222 S-Class for the entrance seats, it now extends to the rear seat as a normal fixture. The cabin is upholstered in the very best of quilted Nappa leather-based.
The multi-function steering wheel is new as effectively and comes with capacitive controls. The brand new unit additionally comes with capacitive hands-off recognition, courtesy of the two-zone sensor pad within the steering wheel. The sensors assist register whether or not the motive force’s palms are on the wheel. The cabin additionally comes with a Burmester high-end 4D sound system with 30 loudspeakers. The ambient lighting choices include LEDs inside an optical fibre at each 0.6-inches. The ambient lighting extends from the door panels and the sprint to the floorboards. There are about 250 optic lights trough the cabin.
The brand new-generation S-Class additionally boasts of area enhancements with 38 mm extra elbow room on the entrance, whereas the rear will get 25 mm extra legroom and marginally extra elbow room and headroom than the present mannequin. The boot area has additionally grown by 22.6 litres.
The 2021 S-Class additionally comes with the brand new 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster that gives higher graphics and extra pure colors than its predecessor. The sedan additionally carries over the augmented actuality characteristic with the head-up show unit for a extra clear view of instructions. The digital cluster additionally comes with customisable choices – Discreet, Sporty, Unique, and Basic. The brand new MBUX system additionally comes with large updates together with the “Hey Mercedes” voice assistant, and the reminiscence perform that adjusts the cabin in line with the motive force. The MBUX system may also include location-specific companies, bringing improved help for the passengers.
The Mercedes-Benz S-Class has additionally been the benchmark for the automaker’s security programs and the brand new W223 isn’t any completely different. The automobile will include industry-first frontal airbags for the rearseat passengers together with hands-off recognition and the pre-safe Impulse Management that raises the S-Class by Eight mm to scale back the influence of the collision. The standard energetic and passive security options proceed to come back as customary on the automobile. One other large replace is the addition of the E-Lively Physique Management adaptive suspension that helps scale back physique roll on the car. The automobile may also provide a blind-spot warning for drivers exiting their autos.
Engine choices on the new-generation Mercedes-Benz S-Class together with the three.0-litre in-line six-cylinder petrol and diesel with the EQ Enhance 48-volt mild-hybrid system. The petrol engine makes about 362 bhp and 500 Nm on the S450, whereas the S500 comes with 429 bhp and 520 Nm. The EQ Enhance’ mild-hybrid system offers a burst of a lot as 21.6 bhp and 250Nm of torque in brief intervals. There’s additionally twin-turbo V8 petrol with 469 bhp on the S580. All engines are paired with the 9-speed computerized gearbox and include 5 driving modes – Eco Consolation, Sport, Sport Plus and Particular person.
The brand new-generation Mercedes-Benz S-Class will go on sale internationally by the top of the yr, whereas it ought to begin arriving in most markets together with India by 2021. The S-Class is regionally made through the CKD route and we anticipate the mannequin to reach within the first half of the yr itself. Count on costs to start out round ₹ 1.5 crore (ex-showroom) for the all-new providing.