Mercedes-Benz has unveiled all new W222 S-class in Germany on Wednesday. S-class will go on sale in Europe at the end of this year. Indians have to wait a little more till it releases in the next year. It is expected to be priced around Rs. 1.2 Cr. This model will continue the journey of S-class around the world as 35 lakhs units has sold by Mercedes-Benz. It’s predecessor came in 2005 and W222 has come after 8 long years with a bang.
W222 S-class will come with three engines and all are mated to 7-speed automatic transmission which are as follows:
- S350, 3.0L V6 BlueTEC Diesel, 255BHP
- S400, 3.5L V6 Hybrid Petrol, 302BHP
- S500, 4.7L V8 Petrol, 449BHP
Mercedes-Benz W222 S-Class Interiors
All new Mercedes will top all the charts with it’s ultimate luxury interiors. S-class gets air filters and active perfuming in it’s climate control system. Luxury comes when you have powerful heating and cooling systems inside your car and S-class has that. It has a special heating function for your seats, armrests and steering wheel as well. The best of all features include:
- Rear climate control with 2 zones
- Touch sensitive telephone keypad
- 300LEDs inside cabin with 5 dimming levels
- Magic Body Control
- Massaging Seats with 14 cushions
- 24 High performance speakers
Interiors are really luxurious and comfortable too. High surround sound from 24 high performance speakers will take your ride to a crazy party. Massaging seats are also there so that you don’t step outside for a massage. Magic body control adjusts the suspension according to the road. Magic vision control cleans the windshield without disrupting the driver’s view. The cooling system is powerful and can make you shiver in a matter of minutes. There is still more features inside this and will take you weeks to read. Space inside the car is quite huge. Instrument cluster is all digital and the steering is two-spoke wheel.
The backrest angle of rear seats can be adjusted to 45 degrees to relax in comfort and concentrate on whatever work you are doing. The rear cabin is strictly two seater which makes it ”First Class Rear“.
Mercedes-Benz W222 S-Class Exteriors
The German manufacturer has come up with sporty looks in it’s S-class and the styling is more or less inspired by CLA. It is bigger in all fronts than it’s predecessor. The new S-class is 20mm longer and 25mm lower than the outgoing model. With a length of 5116mm it looks quite big and best suitable for business class peoples. 56LEDs in headlamps makes the driver view clear at night and 35LEDs in tail lamp which gets dimmer to be soft on other users on road. This is the first car in the world which does not uses even a single light bulb in the car and are replaced by LEDs. Twin exhausts adds to the rear style.
Mercedes All Round Protection includes the following:
- 360 degree camera
- Night view assist plus
- Collision prevention assist
- Pre-safe brakes
- Stop and go Pilot
- Active lane keeping assist
- Active parking assist
The car has a top speed of 250km/hr and by keeping that in mind German manufacturer has stuffed the car with all safety features. It accelerates from 0-100 in just 5-7 seconds.
|Model||S350 BlueTEC||S400 Hybrid||S500|
|Power Output||258hp at 3600rpm||306hp at 6500rpm||455hp at 5250rpm|
Overall Mercedes S-class is going to make a bigger image in the market. It comes with all types of safety features, comfort features and luxury. If the price crosses 1 crore mark then Mercedes may get a limited customers. Price may sound a bit huge but the car is worth that price. The luxury you get in Mercedes-Benz cars is incomparable with others. And you can say it has more tech in it than a Boeing.