Now with 449 hp, the 4.6-liter V-8 combines twin turbos and numerous advances to deliver more torque from less fuel, with cleaner emissions. Rapid-multispark ignition can fire up to four times per millisecond, while high-pressure Direct Injection can fine-tune fuel spray in 0.1 millisecond, reducing emissions, fuel consumption and noise. A lightweight diecast-alloy block, widely variable valve timing, reduced friction, and clever "on-demand" ancillary components further boost efficiency.
A fuel-saving ECO Start/Stop system automatically shuts off the engine at stoplights and other idle situations. As soon as the driver lifts off the brake, the engine instantly restarts, for immediate acceleration response. The ECO Start/Stop system can also be shut off by the driver at any time.
Smooth, responsive and efficient, the 7-speed automatic offers the ideal response in virtually every driving situation, from relaxed cruising to quick acceleration. Two overdrive ratios enhances highway fuel-efficiency. An electronic selector and shift paddles on the steering wheel let you control all gear changes with your hands on the wheel. Adaptive logic paces automatic shifting to match your driving style. And the shift paddles let you enjoy manual control anytime.
For a balanced, comfortable ride, the AIRMATIC® semi-active suspension employs electronically controlled air springs that adjust to changing driving conditions. Reengineered components offer quicker response with lighter system weight. AIRMATIC's automatic 4-wheel level control helps compensate for additional cargo or passengers. It also lowers the ride height at higher speeds for improved aerodynamics, stability and efficiency.
Incorporated into the AIRMATIC air suspension, ADS continually optimizes ride and handling by automatically selecting one of four damping profiles for each spring-strut every time a wheel changes its direction of up-down travel. Driver-selectable Comfort and Sport modes allow you tailor handling response and ride firmness to your present driving style.
Standard Torque Vectoring Brake technology provides additional control and precision in turns via targeted rear-wheel braking. If the vehicle's Electronic Stability Program (ESP®) detects understeer while cornering, the system applies the brake to the inside rear wheel, temporarily shifting torque distribution in favor of the outside wheel. This causes the vehicle to gently pivot in compensation, putting it on a line of travel, or vector, better suited to the turn.
Advanced electromechanical power steering delivers quicker response in corners, easier maneuvering at low speeds, along with precise on-center feel and straight-line stability.
Majestic in presence and instantly identifiable as an S-Class by its ideal proportions, the all-new S-Class is also sleeker and more athletic. From its 30 percent larger grille to its strong rear shoulders, it clearly conveys the power and strength within. Yet its subtle detailing, from its unusually crisp body creases to its impossibly tight tolerances to its intriguing use of brightwork and LED illumination, it is the embodiment of confident elegance, and pure S-Class in every way.
While the palatial S-Class cabin is overflowing with advanced technology, timeless and thoughtful attention to detail ensures that it's never overwhelming. Extensive hand-tailoring of the leather, with an abundance of precisely top-stitched upholstery on virtually every surface, teams with a tantalizing array of exotic, handcrafted wood trim options and aluminum accents. The net effect envelops the occupants in a sense of time well spent, both in its craftsmanship and your enjoyment of it.
The S-Class is the first car without a single lightbulb since the advent of electric lighting in automobiles. From its headlamps to its distinctive three-tier taillamps, nearly 200 long-lasting and energy-efficient LEDs accomplish every exterior lighting function with distinctive style. LEDs also offer quicker illumination, offering other drivers more time to react to your brake lamps and other signals.
Approximately 300 LEDs bring a new level of lighting effectiveness and a unique sense of environment to the cabin, again without employing a single conventional lightbulb. From the elaborate ambient lighting system, offering seven color options and multiple zones, to the subtle yet crisp lighting of the storage areas, footwells and even the instrument displays, the lighting concept of the S-Class promotes safer, less stressful driving and a sense of well-being for all aboard.
A pair of 12.3-inch high-resolution screens use a variety of reconfigurable displays to unify every function of traditional gauges and advanced in-car technologies with a new degree of clarity. The elegant analog-style gauges, as well as the realistic illustration and animation of driving systems, vehicle settings and convenience features are all brought to life with intuitive visuals that make even the most innovative features quickly feel like second nature.
Substantial in size and style yet light in weight, the standard 18-inch wheels feature ten finely detailed spokes and a shimmering silver finish. They're fitted with all-season runflat tires. Disclaimer
Offering both front- and rear-seat passengers sweeping skyward views, this fully functional glass sunroof features a front panel that can either tilt up for ventilation or slide over the rear panel for an open-air feeling. Dual interior power shades with controls allow the driver and each rear passenger to adjust the amount of sunlight entering the cabin.
Hand-polished Burl Walnut wood, prized for its rich color and distinctive grain patterns, graces the console, dash and doors, lending the ultramodern cockpit a further air of timeless refinement.
Trimmed in hand-finished wood and hand-sewn in supple Nappa leather, the two-spoke steering wheel includes power tilt and telescopic adjustment. For fingertip access to some of the vehicle functions you use most often, convenient buttons adjust the audio, access your Bluetooth® phone and activate the advanced voice control. You can also scroll through the features of the illustrated multifunction display in the instrument cluster, with a new "home" button further enhancing its convenience.
Radar-based technology alerts you if you're approaching a vehicle ahead, or even some stationary objects, at a speed and distance that suggest a collision is likely. As soon as the driver steps on the brake pedal,, its Adaptive Brake Assist automatically provides the ideal level of braking, to help prevent a collision or reduce its severity. If deemed necessary, the vehicle can also activate the features of PRE-SAFE®. Disclaimer
The first system of its kind, ATTENTION ASSIST continuously monitors up to 70 parameters of driving behavior, and can automatically alert the driver with both visual and audible warnings if it detects signs of drowsiness on long trips. New enhancements in the 2014 S-Class help detect drivers who begin their trip drowsy, and offer more useful information to drivers along their journey via a new dashboard display. Disclaimer
Pioneered by Mercedes-Benz, active full-LED active headlamps generate light that's even closer to natural daylight than Bi-Xenon headlamps. Active Curve Illumination and Adaptive Highbeam Assist continuously vary the beam pattern of the 50 LEDs in each headlamp to help maximize the illumination of corners and straightaways, without creating glare for other drivers.
From your car, your computer or your compatible smartphone, mbrace2™ offers the industry's most comprehensive range of features for more connected, safe and productive drive time. A new feature makes the car its own WiFi hotspot. From making your everyday life easier to helping in an emergency, mbrace2 combines advanced cloud-based and GPS technology with 24-hour support from helpful experts. The mbrace hardware is standard, and a trial period for each of the three mbrace Packages is included. Disclaimer
Interpreting information that is continually supplied by the car's Electronic Stability Program (ESP®), electric power steering and suspension sensors, Crosswind Assist help detect the effects of strong side winds on the vehicle's handling stability at highway speeds. Whether caused by lateral gusts or even a passing truck, the system helps keep the car on course via strategic braking of the wheels on one side of the vehicle, as well as adjustments to the MAGIC BODY CONTROL when so equipped. Disclaimer
This innovative driver-assistance feature helps you to see directly behind your vehicle when backing up. Shift into Reverse, and a wide-angle camera mounted in the rear displays a live view of what's behind the vehicle on the COMAND® screen in the dashboard. Disclaimer
A Mercedes-Benz first, PRE-SAFE can detect instability during certain vehicle maneuvers that suggest a collision or rollover is imminent. It can then tighten the front seat belts, adjust the front passenger seat, and close the windows and sunroof, all in an effort to better prepare the occupants and restraints in the moments before a collision. If no accident occurs, the seat-belt tensioners reverse, and you simply readjust your seat, open the sunroof and continue on your way. Disclaimer
An advanced system of 9 air bags offers 11-way occupant protection. Dual two-stage front air bags, a driver's knee air bag, pelvic/thorax air bags for the driver and front passenger, rear side-impact air bags, and side curtain air bags for both seating rows are all standard. Disclaimer
Adaptive braking technology integrates a suite of advances. If you lift off the accelerator quickly, Predictive Brake Priming sets the pads closer to the discs for more immediate response when you apply the brakes. In the rain, Automatic Brake Drying periodically applies the brakes just enough to sweep water build-up from the discs. During uphill starts, Hill-Start Assist helps prevent unwanted rollback. And a HOLD feature can make long red lights or stopped traffic a little easier. Disclaimer
The Antilock Braking System (ABS) senses impending wheel lockup under heavy braking, and pumps the front brakes individually or the rear brakes together up to 30 times per second. By preventing wheel lockup, ABS helps preserve the driver's steering ability during hard braking. Disclaimer
Brake Assist senses emergency braking via the speed at which the driver presses the brake pedal and immediately applies maximum available power boost. Brake Assist can potentially reduce the overall stopping distance by eliminating the delay caused by a common human tendency not to brake hard enough, soon enough. Letting up on the brake pedal releases Brake Assist. Disclaimer
This safety breakthrough first introduced by Mercedes-Benz continually monitors your driving inputs and the vehicle's motion to help keep it going in your intended direction, especially in corners and during evasive maneuvers. If it detects wheelspin, severe understeer (plowing), or oversteer (fishtailing), ESP® can brake individual wheels and reduce engine power to help bring the vehicle under control. Disclaimer
Bright white LED Daytime Running Lights help increase the visibility of your vehicle to oncoming traffic by illuminating front lights whenever the car is switched on. With long life and low energy consumption, the light-emitting diode (LED) lights also add a distinctive high-tech styling touch.
Adaptive Highbeam Assist uses continuous input from a camera to automatically vary the range of your headlamps, based on the distance to oncoming vehicles and to those ahead of you. It's engineered to maximize road illumination without creating glare for other drivers.
Redesigned taillamps employ LED technology for every function, and with distinctive form. Brighter than traditional incandescent bulbs, LED technology also delivers quicker illumination of the brake lamps. By offering drivers behind you more time to react, this could make a critical difference in a panic stop.
Greater use of aluminum helps the body shell of the new S-Class elevate its overall rigidity, occupant protection and acousting qualities while reducing weight. Along with high-strength and ultra-high-strength steel, advanced lightweight materials such as extruded and cast aluminum, diecast magnesium, metal-polymer hybrids and high-density foam in the roof pillars enhance body strength while cutting excess mass.
The Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) can automatically detect a substantial loss of tire pressure in any wheel and alert the driver via a warning message in the multifunction display. The advanced TPMS can also display the numeric tire pressure for each mounted wheel.
The SmartKey remote control integrates remote door locks and trunk opener, a removable valet key, and a remote panic alarm. You may selectively unlock only the driver's door and fuel filler, or all doors plus the trunk and fuel filler. The vehicle can be started via a pushbutton in the dash, thanks to a standard KEYLESS-START feature.
The standard antitheft alarm system is armed automatically when you lock your Mercedes from the outside. It sounds the horn and flashes the exterior lights if a door, the trunk or the hood is opened without first unlocking the vehicle. You can also sound the alarm by pressing the red "panic" button on your SmartKey remote when you're within range of your vehicle.
MAGIC VISION CONTROL® features wiper blades with laser-cut holes that emit a highly precise spray of washer fluid directly in front of the moving wipers. The system eliminates the brief, vision-obscuring spray across the full windshield, and minimizes overspray and runoff. And since the washer fluid reservoir, lines and even the wiper blades are heated, it's also extremely effective in cold weather.
Intuitive, and artfully sculpted, seat-shaped controls help you and your front passenger find your ideal seating positions with 16-way power adjustment, including cushion length and 4-way power lumbar support. A memory system for each front seat recalls three stored seat positions with the touch of a button. The driver-seat memory also includes the power steering column and side mirror positions. Standard heating with automatic timed step-down adds soothing, controlled comfort in cool weather.
A network of hundreds of LEDs and fiber-optics can create not just a soothing ambience in the cabin, but one you can alter to suit, or even create, your mood. Seven selectable colors, adjustable brightness, and three lighting zones let the driver control the atmosphere like never before. In the front cabin, LED underlighting of the sweeping "waveform" dash and subtle backlighting of the in-dash displays elevate the cabin's finely crafted beauty while highlighting its fascinating technology.
Supple, richly grained double-stitched leather is hand-fitted to the seating surfaces and head restraints.
As rewarding as it is to have the key to an S-Class in your pocket or purse, you never need to take it out to start the car. Just step on the brake and push or the Start/Stop button on the dash, and you can be on your way.
Separate left and right digital temperature controls allow the driver and front passenger to enjoy personalized comfort. In addition to fully automatic or manual control of blower speed and airflow distribution, the system senses humidity and windshield fogging. An integrated filtration system helps remove dust, pollen and even odors from the cabin air. And dual solar sensors team with GPS data to adjust for the angle of the sun, helping keep cabin temperature consistent.
Mercedes-Benz logos illuminate in a soft white glow as you open the front door, to welcome you into the cabin or ease your exit.
With the touch of a button, you can help keep the cabin cooler and shield back-seat passengers from sunlight or glare. Raising and lowering electrically, this interior sunshade features fine mesh that allows you to see out through the rear window even when it's in use.
Automatic assist mechanisms quietly and graciously finish closing the doors for you or your passengers. Just bring the door to its latch, and the closing assist gently snugs it to its fully closed position.
For added convenience in the rain or with an armful of packages, you can fully open the trunk via a switch on the driver's interior door panel or a button on the SmartKey remote. Press a button on the underside of the trunk lid and it powers itself closed. A sensor automatically stops the lid if it detects an obstruction while closing, and the opening height can be easily set to a lower limit for low garages.
Conveniently located in the center console, a household-style 115V outlet lets you charge your laptop or camera, plug in a gaming system, or use other electronic devices, up to a maximum of 150 watts, without a special adapter.
Program your Mercedes-Benz to illuminate its exterior lights when you unlock it in darkness, to help illuminate a path to your vehicle.
Three buttons on the rear view mirror can be programmed to operate many types of garage door openers, security gates and other HomeLink-compatible features. Disclaimer
Whether you're stuck in traffic or stopped on a hill, the HOLD feature lets you keep the brakes applied without your foot on the brake pedal. After bringing the vehicle to a stop, an additional press of the brake pedal activates the feature and illuminates a "HOLD" icon in the instrument cluster, letting you know you can relax your foot. The brake lamps stay illuminated while the car remains braked. When you're ready to move, just press the accelerator to release the feature and go. Disclaimer
A pair of crisp, high-resolution widescreens use a high pixel count, a fast refresh rate and automatic adjustment to ambient light to provide seamless display of instrumentation, driving systems, entertainment, navigation and vehicle settings. In front of the driver, analog-style gauges flank a large display with illustrated menus and sharp text for vehicle information and settings. In the central dash, a second widescreen offers intuitive control of comfort and convenience features. Disclaimer
The new-generation Cockpit Management and Data (COMAND®) system offers intuitive access to a world of entertainment, navigation and convenience. The elegant central controller falls naturally to hand, as does a semicircle of hard keys offering one-touch access to seating, radio, media and vehicle features. A touch-sensitive keypad lets you program your favorites. And the on-screen menus reflect the movement of the controller, making adjustment of the car's abundant features logical and easy. Disclaimer
A leap forward in audio quality, FrontBass takes advantage of the S-Class bodyshell by utilizing the rigid front frame members as resonance chambers for twin under-dash subwoofers. In addition to providing rich, precise bass throughout the interior, the design saves weight and frees up space in the cabin and doors.
One of the most respected makers of handcrafted high-end home audio, Germany's Burmester® has developed a surround-sound system not only tailored to the S-Class, but worthy of it. With 13 high-quality speakers and a 590-watt 9-channel digital amplifier, the system fills the cabin with pure digital surround sound while seamlessly compensating for ambient noise. Exquisitely detailed aluminum speaker grilles are as rewarding to the eyes as the system's output is to the most discerning ears.
Using GPS technology and an 80GB hard drive to store maps and points of interest, this virtual copilot provides detailed driving directions with remarkable speed and a friendly voice. The COMAND® system's high-resolution screen displays not only points of interest, but teams with other vehicle systems to help you find urgent destinations like a fuel station when needed, and works in concert with Mercedes-Benz mbrace2™ to make searching as simple as it is on your home computer. Disclaimer
TuneIn world radio lets you stream live programming from 70,000 live radio stations around the globe in your S-Class, thanks to the in-car WiFi and Internet access of Mercedes-Benz mbrace2™. It's easy to search for programming by artist, song or even a sports team, or browse categories by music genre, sports, talk or even location. And you can save your favorite stations for easy tune-in anytime. Disclaimer
No need to leave the Internet at home, or to worry about your cell-phone plan's data usage rates with the standard in-car WiFi. Your S-Class is a rolling WiFi hotspot, with a secure, high-speed connection that powers such features as the search tools of Mercedes-Benz mbrace2™ and the endless entertainment of TuneIn world radio. Your passengers can sign in as well, with as many as four external wireless devices at a time, helping keep everyone connected on the go. Disclaimer
An advanced voice control system lets you make easy use of the phone, audio and navigation by saying city names and your phonebook contacts normally, with no need to spell them out. You can even enter an address in one step, just like you're reading it off an envelope. You can train it to learn how you speak, and it even screens out "ums" and "ahs" and understands "yeah" for "yes". Disclaimer
Bluetooth audio streaming makes it even easier to enjoy your digital music player. It allows you to connect your Bluetooth-equipped iPod® or other MP3 player wirelessly to your vehicle's audio system for convenient, cable-free playback. Disclaimer
Dual USB connectors in the console allow plug-and-play enjoyment from your iPod® or other USB-compatible digital music player. You don't need a special cable, just the one that came with your device, and the ports even provide charging of the device's battery.
Delivering remarkably crisp, clear audio quality for both AM and FM radio, HD Radio technology can increase the number of stations available to you with no subscription or fee. Disclaimer
SiriusXM Radio offers 150+ channels of premium digital entertainment, from news, talk and sports to commercial-free music from every genre. Enjoy live broadcasts of the biggest NFL®, NCAA®, NHL® and NBA® teams, plus 150+ college sports teams. You can even set up alerts so your car lets you know when a favorite song, artist or sports team is playing. A 6-month trial of the Sirius All Access package is included, with access to 160+ channels of SiriusXM Internet Radio on your computer, smartphone and tablet. Disclaimer
Included with the navigation system, SiriusXM Traffic keeps you up to date on accidents, traffic, construction and road closures, and even helps your vehicle's navigation system find the fastest route based on real-time traffic. SiriusXM Weather delivers detailed, graphical weather reports and forecasts, and you can even display the weather conditions on COMAND's split screen. (Includes 6 months of service.) Disclaimer
Music Register allows you to copy up to 10GB of music from your own CDs and audio DVDs and save it on the in-dash hard drive, so you can listen to them anytime and anywhere you drive.
Place and answer calls, and even access select phonebooks without taking your hands off the steering wheel with standard Bluetooth® connectivity for hands-free calling. Pairing your Bluetooth-compatible phone with the vehicle is simpler than ever. Then, just leave your phone in your pocket and enjoy hands-free conversations over the audio system.
Visit www.mercedes-benz-mobile.com to learn more about Bluetooth connectivity. Disclaimer
Whether it's on CD, the Music Register or a memory card, Gracenote is a system that recognizes and identifies the music in your collection by title, artist and other information, and even displays album cover art when it's available. Gracenote helps you easily manage and access all your music, regardless of format. Disclaimer
A single-slot system, the in-dash 6-disc changer plays audio CDs and DVDs. You can even watch a DVD movie while the vehicle is in Park. An in-dash SD memory card reader is also included, so you can play your digital music files.