Sedan Mercedes-Benz S-Class W222 made its debut in 2013, and in spring 2017 at the Shanghai Motor Show, the premiere of its updated version. The car has received a number of cosmetic changes, improved interior, a few new powertrains, as well as the semi-autonomous control system.
Outside, a new model of the Mercedes S-Class 2018 is different from the pre-reform machines modified radiator grille with three horizontal chrome double ribs on the six- and eight-cylinder versions. On machines with the V12 and Maybach them added chrome vertical slats.
For the sedan has been revised bumper design – already in base S-Class 2017-2018 in a new body was enlarged side air intakes, which made its appearance more sports. Behind the car stands united chromed tailpipes of the exhaust system bar. And, of course restyling has not bypassed lighting.
If “C-class” earlier “E” and “S” laid down was confused from a distance, especially in the dark, but now Mercedes V222 S-class can not be confused with the younger models. And all thanks to three “eyebrows” diode running lamps instead of one. For an extra charge available debuted on the E-class W213 Multibeam headlights with auto-dimming individual sections when approaching oncoming car.
This work Intelligent Light System technology, which is supplemented with Ultra Range beam to high beam, generating luminous flux of more than one lux at a distance of 650 meters. Retouched and rear lights that shimmer in bulk crystal sparkles when locking and unlocking the doors.
By the way, the company also decided to change the design and car keys, making them more stylish and solid. And buyers updated S-Class can select wheels with new designs (added five options) available diameter of 17 to 20 inches. Plus pair color schemes interior design.
As for the interior, the restyled version of the Mercedes S-Class 2017-2018 a completely new three-spoke steering wheel is equipped with touch panels for the control functions of multimedia systems, and two 12.3-inch display on the front panel hidden under a single glass, hiding the bridge between them. The right screen and did not touch, but it has a split view feature that allows you to show the driver and passenger a different picture.
And the car has got an interesting system Energizing Comfort Control, designed to create a certain mood due to the special working climate, heating and ventilation seats, massage, flavor cabin, as well as playing a 64-color illumination, and even specially selected tunes. There are six variants of mood: “Freshness”, “Heat”, “sustainability”, “Joy”, “Comfort”, as well as three kinds of “training”.
Autopilot and electronics
With respect to the autopilot on Mercedes-Benz S-Class 2018, it is able to manage a sedan on a freeway, not only keeping a distance to the vehicle ahead, but also when making a changeover necessary. To change the band enough to include the appropriate turn signal, and then the electronics will analyze whether to make safe maneuvering possible and making sure that it will perform.
Such a system of autonomous control is constantly checked against the GPS data and works in conjunction with a traffic sign recognition function. Based on these data, the autopilot can independently reduce the speed to the permitted or slow down at the entrance to the items fare.
New Mercedes-Benz S-Class 2018 can maintain speed and distance to the vehicle ahead when driving up to 210 km/h, and perform the rebuild on a freeway – up to 180 km/h. As for the adaptive cruise control system, it is able independently to get under way after the stops up to 30 seconds, although the majority of peers, this requires confirmation from the driver.
Also restyled version of the S-Class has received 222 Car-to-X system, which allows the sedan to “communicate” with other machines (for example, to exchange information about the maneuvers and transmit appropriate warnings to drivers on the route). Plus, the system can receive information from the infrastructure (for example, of the imminent inclusion in the red traffic light signal).
Additionally car is equipped with an active control system “blind” zones, active at speeds up to 200 km/h, while at low speed (30 km/h), the electronics can automatically brake at risk of lateral collision. The safety system now has a list of Evasive Steering Assist, which in an emergency steering wheel in the direction specified by the driver, allowing you to avoid an accident.
And the Mercedes S-Class 2018 in a new body equipped Car parks, which can be activated remotely from a smartphone. With the help of the machine can self-park of the application, or on the contrary – to leave the parking space. And here is the time to remember the presence in the car a few new powertrains.
In place of the old diesel “six” came straight six-cylinder diesel engine of the family unit. At S 350 d modification it outputs 286 hp and 600 Nm, and at S 400 d – 340 forces and 700 Nm. The company notes that this is the most powerful engine in the “heavy” fuel in the history of the company from among those placed on passenger models. Fuel consumption of the combined cycle pending 5.5 and 5.6 liters per hundred.
In addition, the line appeared modification S 560 4Matic, equipped with a 4.0-liter V8 biturbo power of 469 hp (700 nm). Forced to 612 “horses” version of this engine has registered under the hood of the updated S 63 , where it replaced the previous 5.5-liter V8. Later, for the sedan will be offered well-line petrol “six” modernized hybrid of an e S 500, which will be able to drive on electric to 50 km.
As part of the technique Flagship Mercedes-Benz S-class equipped Curve system designed to fight the rolls (it is able to adjust the inclination of the body at the bends to an angle of 2.65 degrees), as well as improved Magic Body Control suspension. The stereo camera latter now scans the roadway more carefully, and know how to do it and at dusk at speeds up to 180 km/h.
Configuration and price
Sales of the updated S-Class will start in the summer of 2017, before the first cars will reach in August, and there will be S 600 version in September from dealers and top-end S 65. Pricing will be announced later, and surely they will grow considerably.