A Bold Class- Mercedes-Benz Classe S 2021 Review
The Mercedes S-Class, whose “S” stands for “Special”, has always been the flagship of the brand. Several technologies, now democratized, have been introduced on the S-Class, starting with ABS in 1978, the first airbag in 1981, the first ESP in 1995, or even the first adaptive cruise control in 1998. The S-Class symbolizes ultra-luxury at Mercedes, and despite a high entry price, the car is still a great success, as evidenced by the three million copies sold worldwide since its debut and the 500,000 units sold in the previous generation.
Completely renewed for 2021, the Mercedes-Benz S-Class is in its seventh generation. The most spacious sedan in the range, it features the second generation MBUX system and E-Active Body Control suspension. It is also characterized by the fact that its four wheels are directional. This is the pinnacle of luxury at Mercedes, especially in its Maybach variant which takes on the air of a limousine!
Here is a Quick Overview of this Model with Amazing Technological Integration:
Its drag coefficient is 0.22, making it one of the most aerodynamic cars in the world. The E-Active Body Control suspension control units adjust the suspension calibration a thousand times per second. Four-wheel steering (rear wheels can turn up to 10 degrees) reduces the turning radius by 1.9 meters.
The driver’s seat has 19 electric motors, eight for adjustment, four for the ten massage programs, and five for ventilation. Incidentally, these ventilated seats are pierced by a micro-tool comprising 16,000 needles. The Burmester audio system is 4D surround type and includes 30 speakers. 17 motors control the temperature and the ambient airflow, while the four-zone heating/ ventilation system has 20. The ambient lighting system consists of a fiber optic element every 1.6 centimeters, and there are over 250 of them spread throughout the cabin.
The new OLED-type screen measures 12.8 inches, the screen replacing the instrument cluster is 12.3 inches, and the new S-Class can also be fitted with screens for the rear passengers, thus increasing the number of five screens.
The display size of the Head-Up Display with Augmented Reality matches that of a 77-inch diagonal screen. The computer capacity of the interface of the second generation MBUX telematics system is increased by 50%, and the “Hey Mercedes” voice communication device now includes 27 languages.
The new S-Class is equipped with an airbag integrated in the driver’s seat back to protect rear passengers more effectively from a frontal collision. The volume of this deployed cushion is 70 liters, and it is equipped with an inflatable tubular structure making 16 liters of volume.
The S-Class lifts eight centimeters in a few tenths of a second, when the sensors detect that the large luxury sedan will be struck from the side, in order to present the chassis spar, which is stronger than the door, as the point of contact. In addition, the plug-in hybrid version of the S-Class will have a range of one hundred kilometers in electric mode.
A living Space
The above is not an exhaustive list of features of the seventh generation S-Class, but rather a brief overview. In the history of the German brand, the S-Class has often been the technological showcase demonstrating the craftsmanship of engineers and, in the case of the W223, history repeats itself once again.
Except this time around, it was more than one aspect that was touched. The previous generation of the S-Class, unveiled at a large-scale event I attended at the Airbus plant in Hamburg, Germany, mainly focused on new driver assistance and semi-autonomous systems. In the case of the new one, it is a more holistic approach that has been adopted, while the designers have chosen to put the human at the center of the development objectives with a concept aptly qualified as human-centric.
With this in mind, this S-Class was designed as a “third living space”, just like home or office, and this is why the interior has a lounge- style atmosphere. can be suitable for relaxation or relaxation. work, with a style inspired both by modern architecture and the world of sailing. With the First-Class Suite, available in the rear seats, comfort is supreme with magnificent leather upholstery while the open-pore woodwork set with aluminum appliques perfectly follow the shapes of the dashboard.
Through its second generation MBUX interface, the new S-Class also adopts so-called “predictive” functions. By making use of integrated cameras and artificial intelligence, the Interior Assist system anticipates the wishes of occupants. For example, if the driver looks over his shoulder in the direction of a rear side window, the Interior Assist system will automatically open the blind of that window to provide an unobstructed view to the driver.
Cost of the Mercedes-Benz Classe S 2021?
Mercedes-Benz S-Class 2021 is expected to be launched in India in April 2021 with an estimated price of Rs 1.50 – 2.50 Cr. The Mercedes S-Class is that kind of car that would almost make you forget that there are alternatives. At Audi, there is obviously the A8 which will soon be restyled. At BMW, the 7 Series, launched in 2015 and restyled in 2019, symbolizes the top of the range of the brand, with much more choice in terms of engines, but less in technology.
The S-Class will be armed with new variants throughout its career, and very clever who will manage to counter its supremacy in this segment. At this level of services, even on the side of ultra-luxury brands such as Bentley or Rolls-Royce, the Mercedes S-Class plays the big arms, and without necessarily going through the Mercedes-Maybach box, which definitely tilts the brand.
The Mercedes-Benz S-Class is a cut above and one of the ultimate sedans to own. It is not only powerful but a luxury class that offers a taut ride with ease of handling – it is indeed bold and about being there for what really matters!