Mercedes-Benz unveils the new S-Class


AUTO Nation Group, Inc (ANG), the official importer and distributor of Mercedes-Benz vehicles in the Philippines, recently unveiled the seventh-generation Mercedes-Benz S-Class dubbed “The Benchmark of Luxury Sedans.” With its latest innovations, the new S-Class is more thoughtful to its passengers.

“The new S-Class has undergone the most extensive refinement process in the history of Mercedes-Benz,” said Frankie Ang, chief operating officer at Auto Nation Group, Inc. “The brand did to the new S-Class what it does best—putting the customers in the center. It can now be experienced with all the senses—seeing, feeling, hearing, and smelling – while offering impressive innovations in the areas of driver assistance, protection, and interaction.”

An interior to inspire.

Modern Luxury in its Most Desirable Form

First, the dimensions have grown. It now has a longer bonnet, shorter overhang, longer wheelbase, flowing C-Pillar, and balanced rear overhang exuding that classical sedan with perfect proportions. The AMG Design line highlights the 21-inch multi-spoke AMG wheels. This new exterior defines the brand’s distinct design philosophy of ‘sensual purity’ in its most modern form.

Innovation is written all over the fascia highlighting its innovative Digital Light Headlights with its new three-dot design. These headlights represent unique innovations with more than one million pixels per headlamp that provide optimal lighting for every situation while driving. Those seamless door handles are an entirely new development. The doors automatically extend when approaching the car and retract when the doors are locked. The rear end, meantime, has that broad emphasis highlighted by the new two-piece horizontal taillamps, with a 3D-like display, sequential indicator lamps, dual exhaust tips, and a rear diffuser.

An Interior to Inspire

Providing first-class-like flight experience.

Comfort is an absolute priority in the new S-Class. Those passengers seated at the rear can recline the electric seats, extend the leg rest, and even enjoy a relaxing massage. It provides that flying first-class-like. Notably, the cabin conveys experience in almost all senses of sight, touch, hearing, and smell. The executive seats are enveloped in the finest exclusive Nappa leather and elegant diamond patterns.

The new S-Class brings the Mercedes-Benz User Experience to rear passengers with its high-end rear-seat entertainment system. A fully integrated 11.6-inch touch display with brilliant graphic quality is paired with the crisp and powerful 3D sound quality of the Burmester 3D surround sound system with 15 speakers and a total system output of 710 watts. Thanks to the touch-controlled MBUX rear tablet, Operation is easy with a voice command (say “Hey Mercedes”). Moreover, there is a refrigerated compartment by the center armrest. Highlighted in the dashboard is a 12.3-inch OLED touchscreen also with an MBUX system.

Active Ambient Lighting is also providing a serene ambiance to suit passenger’s mood while on the move. Lights strips are everywhere, from the instrument panel, along with the doors, and into the rear. It increasingly boosts a feel-good vibe while on the road and enhances the passenger’s safety by showing visual warnings of any danger.

Climb aboard and be blown away

Motivation comes from a 3.0-liter, in-line six-cylinder engine equipped with EQ Boost mild-hybrid system. It generates and transfers 435 horsepower and 520 N-m of maximum torque in all wheels via the 4MATIC All-Wheel Drive system. It is mated to a nine-speed automatic transmission with seamless gear changes controlled by the Direct Select gear lever ergonomically located just by the steering wheel. There are five different driving modes via the Dynamic Select switch. Of course, there is the AIRMATIC air suspension for ultimate ride comfort.

Safety-wise, a host of driver assistance systems such as the Active Distance Assist, Active Lane Keeping Assist, Active Brake Assist, Active Parking Assist, and a lot more make for a semi-autonomous driving experience. Further, everything is about minimalism and ease of use. Everything is well positioned and driver-oriented, either at a hand’s reach or with the command of your voice.

The new S-Class sets a benchmark in automotive safety with its intelligent rear seat airbag for frontal impacts. The vehicle also provides palpable stress relief and support while helping avoid hazardous situations, for example, through all-around monitoring of the vehicle’s surroundings by the new PRE-SAFE® Impulse system. As for cabin sanitation, there are air filtration, ionization, and fragrance. Passengers can breathe in the clean and fragrant air. To know more, customers may visit the online showroom at

Image courtesy of Daimler AG

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