One of the most anticipated car of novelties in 2013, without a doubt, is the flagship sedan Mercedes-Benz S-Class with a new generation of body index W222. The official presentation took place on the evening news on May 15 at a special event in Hamburg, and its world premiere was held at the home motor show in Frankfurt September.
The new Mercedes S-Class (2015-2016) repeatedly caught in the spy camera lenses, and on March 18, the network appeared the first photos of a sedan without camouflage. Compared with its predecessor W221, apparently S-Class W222 became sleeker, deprived of massive wings, but received more raised sidewall.
Configurations and prices Mercedes S-Class W222 (2016).
|400||$96,600||3.0 petrol (333 hp)||Machine (7)||rear|
|400 4MATIC||$110,100||3.0 petrol (333 hp)||Machine (7)||full|
|350 d 4MATIC||$112,100||3.0 diesel (249 hp)||Machine (7)||full|
|500 e||$130,000||Hybrid 3.0 (333 + 116 hp)||Machine (7)||rear|
|500 4MATIC||$134,900||4.7 petrol (456 hp)||Machine (7)||full|
|600||$208,100||6.0 petrol (530 hp)||Machine (7)||rear|
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Changes in the design of new items can be called a rather evolutionary, but most of them went to the car to benefit. The radiator grille is enlarged, head optics got beautiful curves LED taillights somewhat reduced, and the stern decoration from some angles reminiscent of a similar Now the big Mercedes CL-Class coupe.
By its dimensions the new Mercedes-Benz S-Class (2015-2016) turned out longer, wider and lower than before – its length is 5116 mm (20), width – 1899 (28) Height – 1496 (-25 ), and the value of the wheelbase remains unchanged (3035 mm). length version S-Class Long grew up to 5246 millimeters, and the wheelbase is 3165 mm.
As for the interior of a S-Class W222, it was slightly more spacious. Here and in double steering wheel, and an all-new instrument panel, united under a single peak with a large 12.3-inch screen multimedia system, and the center console has registered four round air vents with round system is an analog clock.
In equipping new items can be included rear door armrests, rear seats with massage function (six species) and the change in inclination of a back (up to 37 degrees in the car with the standard wheelbase to 43.5 – with elongated), automatic air flavor in the cabin with several variants of odor and powerful 1500 watt audio system Burmester.
As previously reported, based on Mercedes S-Class W222 lay a new modular platform, and it was originally developed version Long, and the base model was obtained by reducing the value of the wheelbase.
The car body is facilitated by the increased use of aluminum (sedan mass decreased by an average of 95 kg, but the torsional stiffness of the body has increased again by 50%), the suspension is completely new and upgraded engines to improve their fuel efficiency. However, the mission remains the same – it’s seven-speed automatic 7G-Tronic Plus, although it was assumed that the new S-Class W222 can get a nine-box.
For the first time Mercedes-Benz S-Class W222 in the new body offered only three powerplants.Under the hood is located 500 S 4.7-liter V8 twin-turbo with 455 hp in return and 700 Nm (acceleration from zero to hundred in 4.8 seconds, top speed is limited to 250 km/h).
Version S 350 BlueTEC is equipped with a 258-strong (620 Nm) diesel “six” working volume of 3.0 liters (from 0 to 100 km/h in 6.8 sec., The maximum speed is similar to a gasoline car), and the S 400 Hybrid is a hybrid (acceleration to hundred for 7.2 sec., the speed reaches 238 kilometers per hour) combines 306 hp (370 Nm) diesel V6 and the electric motor power 27 hp.
Later the line will expand by incorporating hybrid S 300 Bluetec Hybrid with a 2.1-liter four-cylinder turbodiesel (204 hp) and an electric motor, S 400 with V6 bi-turbo three-liter volume (borrowed from the updated E-Class 2014), rechargeable hybrid S 500 Plug–in Hybrid, loaded the S63 AMG and the top-end S 600. The emergence of all-wheel drive versions are expected in about six months.
In addition, after the new S-Class will get a 222 multiple-choice body. In addition to the extended modification (customers will now be offered exclusively such), as well as a limousine with a traditional attachment Pullman in the title, will be the S-Class Coupe, which will replace the CL model, and then the base of the latter is expected appearance of a large luxury convertible with soft top.
Like the previous generation flagship, S-Class W222 has set a new standard in automotive safety. Sedan received a set of Intelligent Drive, which includes a variety of security systems. Car around the perimeter is equipped with sensors, cameras and radar designed to prevent accidents.
For example, active cruise control DISTRONIC PLUS is able to independently drive the car in a traffic jam, updated night vision system, in case of detection of near a road in humans or animals, displays the image on the instrument panel, automatic jockey he has parked the car (both parallel and perpendicular), and when driving through intersections driver will receive warning of approaching out of sight of other vehicles.
Among other things, the new Mercedes S-Class 2014 is equipped with inflatable seat belts, full LED light engineering (and not only lamps and lanterns, but also including all the interior lights and screens) without blinding oncoming drivers, and the brightness of the tail lights is adjusted automatically, depending on the time of day and traffic conditions, and the degree of brake application.
We should also stop at the new adaptive suspension Magic Body Control, which taught to the current traffic situation is not in real time and in advance.
European car sales stratovali summer at a price of 79,789 euros for the diesel version of the S 350 BlueTEC (it modification will cost 85 323 euros). Hybrid S 400, depending on the wheelbase, estimated at 85,204 and 91,094 Euros, and the price of gasoline begins Mercedes S 500 104 601 and 107 635 euros, respectively.
Buy a new Mercedes S-Class W222 can be in August. First we had the S 400 Hybrid at a price of $96,600 (currently this is not offered), and the top-end S 500 4MATIC for $134,900. Later, before the dealer got 333-hp S 400 $106,000, diesel S 350 d of $112,100 and S 600 for $208,100. All versions with extended wheelbase.
For an extra charge available the AMG package, multicontour front seats with massage, rear seats with electrically adjustable, monitors entertainment system for rear passengers, speaker Burmester High-End 3D-Surround, night vision system, etc..