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2018 MERCEDES S-CLASS – INTELLIGENT DRIVE

On the basis of mere appearances, we could understand any confusion caused by this mid-cycle update, but if it goes beyond the superficial, the Mercedes-Benz S-Class 2018 line is really up-to-date. depth. In addition to the finishes, bumpers and wheels were subtly modified, each version, from the lower S-class to the high-power S63 and S65 AMG models, the Maybach twins at the forefront. , undergo significant changes.

New engines create new model designations.

However, if you look carefully, you will notice new sheets that show the real changes. The S450 and the S560 are the new class S designations with the new V-6 and V-8 engines. The S450 essentially replaces the S550e’s six-cylinder hybrid output model (there is no information on the fate of the connector) and is powered by a 3.0-liter 3.0-liter turbo V6 engine. horses. The S560 resurrects a sacred Class S nomenclature and reaches the old S550. It also has the 4.7-liter twin turbocharger V8 engine for a smaller 4.0-liter dual turbocharger. Several recent Benz share this new engine; In the S class, it generates 463 horsepower (14 more than the previous 4.7) and 516 foot-pounds of torque (as before). In both iterations, the engines are combined with a new automatic transmission of speeds.

Also models with zoot alt are not excluded. The Mercedes-AMG S63 offers its 5-liter V-8 biturbo for a more powerful version of the 4.0-liter V-8 turbo. This jumps from 577 to 603 horses, with the same pair of 664 lb-ft as before. AMG also replaces the seven-speed S63 automatic transmission with a nine-speed unit. The V65 S65 twin turbo is intact and produces the same 628 lb-ft of torque and 621 horsepower last year. At the top of the S-Class, the Mercedes-Maybach V-8 is now called S560 to indicate, as it has probably already been hypothesized, the adoption of the same 4.0-liter V-8 of the Maybach S560. . The Maybach S650 engine with V-12 engine sees no mechanical change.

Resume your rightful place

The status of the S-class as the most technically competent Benz ended last year, when the redesigned E-class entered the market with a more advanced semiautonomous technology than the larger one. brother. This unusual usurpation derives from the desire to present the latest security technologies to customers as soon as possible. It has been remedied in 2018.

Mercedes has equipped the S-class options page with the same complete set of sensors and radar equipment that provides the E-class (equipped with the driver’s driver) with an incredible 360 ​​degree understanding of the environment and driving ability . oneself. improved. Improve the game with a new adaptive speed control feature that uses map data and slows down the car in turns, turns or roundabouts. Now, the S can change lanes in a single flash gesture, using the latest rail power assist technology. Users also receive more information about the status of these lane changes with the grouping and grouping indicators of advanced digital tools. According to Mercedes, while Class is performing well with the generation assistance software of Generation 4, Class S 2018 marks generation 4.5. Last year, the S class used third-generation cars and, according to Mercedes, just over 50% of customers opted for this option.
Mercedes also changed the dual-class D digital panels for the same 12.3-inch hard drives used in the last E-class. Mercedes notes with pride that it has integrated both screens in the same window (the previous double screens were mounted) in separate pods) as well as the configuration of E. However, long-time Mercedes fans may be surprised to learn that long-term brand control has been banned. Previously, the lever remained on the left side of the steering column, in a disordered group that also includes the turn signal lever and the control lever to adjust the power of the steering column. This cruise control is replaced by the buttons on the new steering wheel, which also includes touch screen buttons similar to those in class E.

In addition to the small improvements of the LED headlights and the ability of the active suspension to tilt the body more than 2.5 degrees in a curve, the style of the bike: the latest addition to the options panel of the sedan and S65: nothing else what report It is not, however, how the S-class needs modification. It is one of the best sedans on the market, regardless of price and configuration. The combination of engines and the modification of the already impressive list of technologies is a meritorious update, even if the changes are not obvious.

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