On the eve of Auto Shanghai 2017, Mercedes-Benz unveiled the new S-Class for the first time in the Shanghai Expo Center. The extensively updated Mercedes-Benz flagship comes with features such as completely redesigned engines, and with innovations like driver assistance systems with substantially expanded functionality.
Mercedes-Benz is planning a plug-in hybrid with an electric range of around 50 kilometers. It networks a variety of different comfort systems, individually adapting the likes of climate control, ambient lighting and massage or fragrance functions to the mood and needs of the vehicle’s occupants. Moreover, the Mercedes-Benz flagship takes “Intelligent Drive” to a new level. Systems such as the DISTRONIC proximity control and Active Steering Assist now come with new, modified functionalities. ROAD SURFACE SCAN and the CURVE tilting function are further features of the new S-Class in the luxury sedan segment.
“Our new S-Class marks another major step toward autonomous driving,” says Ola Källenius, Member of the Board of Management of Daimler AG, responsible for Group Research and Mercedes-Benz Cars Development. “For instance, the car’s camera and radar systems have been further developed and now have a range of up to 250 meters. This enables temporary automated driving even off-highway. We are also now using map and navigation data for the first time to calculate driving style.”