The Mercedes-Benz S-Class series of full-size luxury sedans produced by German automaker Mercedes-Benz, a division of German company Daimler AG. The Mercedes-Benz S-Class has served as the flagship for Mercedes for over fifty in its various incarnations. The Mercedes-Benz S-Class has debuted many of the company’s latest innovation, including drivetrain technologies, interior features, and safety programs. The Mercedes-Benz S-Class has ranked as the best-selling luxury sedan in the world, and its latest generation, the W222 Mercedes-Benz S-Class, premiered in 2013. As in previous iterations, the W221 Mercedes-Benz S-Class is sold in standard and long versions of -wheelbase , I4, V6, V8, V12, diesel and hybrid power-trains are offered. All models in the Mercedes-Benz S-Class built in Mexico or sold in the United States is only available in long wheelbase.
“S-Class” English version of “S-Klass,” a summary of the German of “Sonderklasse,” which means “special class”. Name refers to the automotive “car installations in particular.” Although used colloquially for decades, following its official 1972, six generations of officially named S-Class sedans have been produced. Previous two-door coupe models of the Mercedes-Benz S-Class were known as SEC and later S-Coupe. In 1998 Coupe Mercedes-Benz S-Class was spun off in a separate line as the Mercedes-Benz CL-Class, but as of June 2014, has been re-designated as the Mercedes-Benz S-Class Coupe for the 2015 model year, no Mercedes Yea, Mercedes-Benz CL-Class.
Mercedes-Benz S-Class (Model domestic)
In 1993, when the W202 was called C-Class, the traditional naming convention (numbers, plus books) was canceled, leading to seeing the line (currently, A, B, C, UCLA, CLS, E, G, GL, za, kahului, ML, R, S, SL, BarHonda apply). From then on, the long wheelbase models (formerly “sel”) and models-length (“SE”) both labeled with the prefix of “S” regardless of the length. For example, both the 500s and 500SEL now called S500 / S500L, and fuel injection to the standard now anyway. The W221 Mercedes-Benz S-Class has been available in four trim levels; numbers are given in ascending order illustrate the more upscale models (eg S500 (S550 for US) / S600 / S63 AMG / s65 AMG etc.). In official Mercedes-Benz literature and on nameplates car, the space between letter and numbers is (eg S 600).
Mercedes-Benz S-Class Autobahn
Simple and great Autobahn network the German do a series of any speed without the recommended 130 km / h (81 mph). Driving at high speed rather long period of time tends to result in increased load on a vehicle requires careful engineering. Mercedes-Benz has sought to design its vehicles, most notably the S-Class has been successful in this strange situation and allow Cruising speed. Specific levels of engine performance, and reliability are part of this process. The Mercedes-Benz S-Class is built with a top speed electronically limited to 250 km / h (155 mph) which drivers can keep driving on the Autobahn. AMG Manufaktur gift delimitation to allow a speed of 300 km / h (186 mph).
Historically, the design of the Mercedes-Benz S-Class was claimed to have been designed without regard to cost, a practice that continued unfettered up the line of W140. The company in turn has been able to exploit this as a marketing tool, culminating in its slogan onetime, “the elements than any other car in the world.” This slogan was used in the 1980 and marketing of the W126 Mercedes-Benz S-Class, however, following the formation of DaimlerChrysler and configuration overbudgeting engineer conspiracy in the 1990 end, this slogan was dropped. Subsequent W220 model S-Class reported relatively low reliability and quality rates the previous models.
Mercedes-Benz S-Class Concept Cars
In the 1980s, Mercedes-Benz built the world’s first Driverless vehicles using Mercedes-Benz S-Class, and the team of Professor Ernst Dickmanns at Bundeswehr Universität München. The climax of this initiative was reached in 1995, when he re-engineered autonomous robot Dickmanns’ S-Class completed the journey from Munich, Bavaria to Copenhagen, Denmark and back. On the Autobahn, robot S-Class achieved speeds exceeding 175 km / h. Suggested and executed overtaking maneuvers. The skills Mercedes-Benz S-Class from a profound effect on many onlookers, and is said to be heavily influenced robot car research decisions and finance throughout the world.
The concept of hybrid future, F700 research car, was also presented at the 2007 Frankfurt Motor Show. The F700 featured three opening doors and fourth door capable of 180-degree rotation. And comes with a bullet and puncture-resistant tires.
Mercedes-Benz S-Class Security
Mercedes-Benz has traditionally introduced its safety innovations the Mercedes-Benz S-Class. For example, the S-Class car first in Europe, including airbag. S-Class safety features included the active safety innovations, passive safety, perfect safety. Active safety features include: ABS braking in 1978, the Electronic Stability Program (ESP) in 1995, and Brake Assist. In 2005, a new infrared night vision feature was introduced. Despite popular, the S-Class was the first car equipped with ABS braking technology, although some credit can be given for expanding this feature is now largely standard.
Active and passive safety features include: crumple zones in 1957 (the vehicle body structure we find the power of the impact); steering collapsible column (prevents the steering column from out into the cabin during accidents), strengthening the resident cell enhanced by the resident protection during severe impacts (rollovers); pre-accident tensioning seatbelt (tightens seatbelts prior to impact), and sandwiches platforms (allows the engine to slide under the occupants in a contour).
PRE-Safe, complete safety feature Mercedes-Benz’s, was introduced on the S-Class in 2002 PRE-Safe includes many passive safety features for a “safety net” approach to the safety of the car trying to prevent accidents; in the event of accidents, PRE-Safe aims to reduce the damage to the resident. In the latest version of the pre-collision system, PRE-Safe will not be prime brake assist system, locked to prevent accidental opening at the time of the accident, adjust seats, close windows and sunroof, and the tighten seat-belts during certain types of collisions. In the event an effect roll over accident, PRE-Safe feature unlocks the doors lowers the windows about a half-inch to let out or staff safety and easy access. Road accident statistics on a model-by-model basis from the UK Department of Transport show that the Mercedes-Benz S-Class is one of the cars safe on the streets of the UK.
Mercedes-Benz S-Class Production
Most of the models Mercedes-Benz S-Class, including the W221, built at the plant Daimler AG in Sindelfingen, Germany and at the plant Mercedes-Benz-Valdez in Santiago Tianguistenco, Mexico. Daimler Motoren, founded Gesellschaft in 1915, Sindelfingen plant also produced the model 600 “Grosser Mercedes” and generation S-Class past. Previous S-Class model (such as W126) were built in different areas ranging from Stuttgart in South Africa, but recent models (such as W220) production has been concentrated in Sindelfingen and Santiago Tianguistenco. In February 2007, DaimlerChrysler Malaysia’s (now, Mercedes Benz Malaysia) plant in Pekan, Pahang began production S350 (W221 model) cars and now here S300, S350L and S500L. In all, some 2.7 million vehicles S-Class have been produced over the last forty years
Mercedes-Benz S-Class Awards
Examples of significant awards received by the Mercedes-Benz S-Class include the top ranking in the JD Power Sales Satisfaction Index from 1987 to 1990, 7 time ranking as What Car? “Best Luxury Car”, and five times as Fleet News “Luxury Car of the Year ‘. The Mercedes-Benz S-Class was Wheels Magazine Car of the Year for 1981 and 1999, US Highway Loss Data Institute” safe Passenger Car of the Year ‘in 1988 and 1989, and Car of the Year European in 1974. Mercedes-Benz S-Class is also the first car (2005) for environmental certificate from the German Commission on Compliance Technical.