Mercedes-Benz starts the sales of the new S-Class, with the first models of the luxury saloon already on their way to European dealers since May. These will take the new S Class Saloon family to a total of 24 models. According to a press release, the latest models will be available in showrooms in Romania starting August 2017.
Buyers have a choice of nine petrol and diesel engines, rear wheel drive and 4MATIC, short and long wheelbase, and models branded Mercedes-Benz, Mercedes-AMG and Mercedes-Maybach.
The new, systematically electrified in-line six-cylinder comes to the starting line in two output levels. In the S 450 (also as 4MATIC; fuel consumption combined: 7.0-6.6 l/100 km; combined CO2 emissions: 159-150 g/km) an output of 270 kW (367 hp) and 500 Nm of torque are available. The S 500 (fuel consumption combined: 6.6 l/100 km; combined CO2 emissions: 150 g/km) delivers 320 kW (435 hp) and offers 520 Nm.
The top-of-the-line Mercedes-Benz is the S 600 (fuel consumption combined: 11.6 l/100 km; combined CO2 emissions: 270 g/km). The new twelve-cylinder engine in the Mercedes-Maybach S 650 delivers 463 kW (630 hp) and offers a maximum torque of 1000 Nm. The spearhead of the S Class remains the Mercedes-AMG S 65 with its high-torque 6.0 litre V12 biturbo engine with 463 kW (630 hp) and 1000 Nm.
A new addition to the price list: the dynamics-oriented suspension system Magic Body Control. It detects and smooths out unevenness in the road ahead. All S-Class models feature the latest-generation COMAND Online infotainment system as standard.
The retail prices available in Romania start from EUR 96.331 for S 350 (short wheelbase) and reach up to EUR 200.729 for Maybach S 650 (extra-long wheelbase).
The S-Class is the Mercedes-Benz flagship and was the world’s best-selling luxury saloon in 2016. Since 2013 the company has sold well over 300,000 saloons.