Mercedes To Showcase New S-Class In Shanghai Next Week


There's no doubt that the new updated Mercedes S-Class will be the most technically advanced luxury sedan yet.

The 2017 New York Auto Show is underway, but Mercedes is saving the reveal of its upcoming S-Class facelift for the Shanghai Auto Show later this month. New teaser images give us a fresh glimpse at the new flagship luxury sedan, showing off its reshaped LED lights and prominent front grille. Chances are we’re looking at the range-topping Maybach-branded model, which promises to be the most luxurious and technically advanced Mercedes yet - not that we expected anything less.

The German automaker promises “an all-new and highly efficient engine range with a series of new technologies for electrification of the powertrain” for the updated S-Class. Several new engines are planned, including diesel and gasoline six-cylinder engines as well as a new twin-turbo V8 and a plug-in hybrid with an updated electric range of around 31 miles. In addition, Mercedes’ new 48-volt Integrated Starter Alternator and electric booster compressor will debut in the new S-Class. "The development of the new S-Class was extremely extensive. With a whole series of new features and functions the S-Class remains the technological pioneer", said Mercedes’ Ola Kallenius.

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Of course, what really sets the new S-Class apart is the abundance of revolutionary safety tech that brings the luxury sedan closer to fully autonomous driving. Using Distronic Active Proximity Control and Active Steer Assist, for example, will not only maintain a safe distance from the car in front, but the car will adapt its speed ahead of turns using navigational data. Changing lanes is as easy as tapping the indicator stalk thanks to the improved Active Lane Change Assist. All assists are now controlled using the steering wheel, while enhanced camera and radar systems ensures that the S-Class has a better view of surrounding traffic than before.

The car can even be parked remotely using a smartphone to save you the hassle of maneuvering into tight spots or parking garages. In addition, Mercedes says the Multibeam LED headlamps and Ultra Range High Beams will “turn night into day.” With its staple luxury and advanced automotive tech, the new S-Class should continue the success story of the best-selling luxury sedan, which has sold over 300,000 units since 2013 and is available in six different variants.