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Of all the decisions a hard-working CEO will ever make, the
choice of personal conveyance must surely be the easiest. Why would you look at
anything other than an S-Class? It’s a showcase for Mercedes-Benz technology,
safety and performance. And in the latest version, available as a standard or
long wheelbase saloon, the three-pointed star ups the game yet again.
The design of the S-Class has evolved for 2021. It retains the smooth surfacing and flowing lines of its predecessor but the latest model sees the debut of a striking new grille, slimmer headlights and new horizontally mounted taillights. Although the frontal area is slightly larger, aerodynamic drag has been reduced to a class-leading 0.22. Inside the sumptuous cabin, the front cockpit is dominated by a smooth sweep of centre console with a large portrait-format central touchscreen.
doesn’t feature than try to list what it does. There are five trim levels, starting with AMG Line and progressing upwards via AMG Line Premium, Premium Executive and Premium Plus to the heady heights of Premium Plus Executive. If you want a long wheelbase model, your choice is restricted to the Premium Executive, Premium Plus and Premium Plus Executive trims. All models feature the MBUX Premium navigation system with 12.8-inch OLED central display (with fingerprint scanner to release individual settings) and 12.3-inch drivers display.
Other features – depending on the level you choose – include a 7-inch tablet for the rear seat passengers, augmented reality head-up display, fragrance diffusing air conditioning, massaging seats and a Burmester® 3D surround sound system with 15 speakers and 710 watts output. The AMG Line Premium Plus and Premium Plus Executive also feature Digital Light headlamps (with more than one million pixels per headlamp) that can turn night into day without dazzling oncoming road users.
The new S-Class is currently offered with three six-cylinder powertrains (though a plug-in hybrid will be available soon). The 3.0-litre S 350d diesel delivers 286hp and 0-62mph in 6.4 seconds; its diesel stablemate the S 400d has the same capacity but extracts 330hp from it and hits the 0-62mph benchmark in 5.4 seconds. To go even faster you need the 435hp petrol-fuelled S 500, which sprints to 62mph in 4.9 seconds. All have a 9-speed automatic transmission, and if you want all-wheel drive your choice is restricted to the S 500 or S 400d.
Whether you intend to spend your journeys in the calm of the
rear compartment or enjoying the smooth yet spirited performance of the S-Class
from behind the wheel, the latest generation offers even more of what
Mercedes-Benz has made its speciality. Namely smooth, safe and luxurious
progress, whether you’re cruising at speed across a continent or keeping your
cool in the city en route to a key board meeting.
5210mm / 205.1in|
1954mm / 76.9in|
|Vehicle height||(unladen) 1503mm / 59.2in|
|Wheelbase||3106mm / 122.3in|
|Unladen weight (DIN)||2045 kg|
|Engine / Cylinders||
3.0 litre/ 6|
520Nm @ 1800 - 5800 rpm|
|Max Power||320kW @ 6100 rpm|
0-62 mph / 4.9 seconds|
|Combined cycle||32.8 - 34.9 mpg|
*Specification for S 500 4MATIC [L]