Mercedes S500

5

V8 Turbo

449 HP

Automatic

4

The all-new Mercedes-Benz S-Class made its debut as a 2014 model year. Slightly taller and wider, the new S-Class features a front fascia with a bigger front radiator grille and a slanting rear end. The Mercedes-Benz S500 comes with a turbocharged 4.7-litre V8 engine, Inside, the traditional instrument cluster from the previous generation is gone and is replaced by two high-resolution 8:3 format colour displays, 12.3-inch in size, for controlling comfort settings and infotainment purposes. Seats are fitted with 14 actuated air bladders in the backrest with six different massage programs. For safety the S-Class gets “beltbags”, which are airbags in the seatbelt webbing, and “cushionbags”, which prevent occupants from sliding under the belt. A new climate control, called “thermotronic” features improved filtering of outside air and also an “active perfuming system” for customising the smell of the interior. The new S-Class gets optional “Magic Body Control” which uses cameras to scan the road in advance and adjust the suspension accordingly. Safety features include Active Parking Assist, Active Lane Keeping Assist, Night View Assist Plus, Distronic Plus with Steering Assist, Brake Assist Plus with Cross-Traffic Assist and Pre-Safe Brake with pedestrian recognition.