OverviewAerodynamics: Sleek, silent typeBodyshell and passive safety: Maximum stability and excellent lightweight designClimate control: Many new features for a pleasant atmosphereControl and display concept: Elegant new control centreDrive system: Class-leading efficiency in every output categoryExtended PRE-SAFE® protection: Prevention is better than cureExtended protection in the rear: Top safety level for the rearExterior design: Modern sense of status, sensual shapes and stylish sportinessHeritage: The highlights of the S-Class and its predecessorsInnovations in the new S-Class: Key new products and features at a glanceInterior design: Visual breadth and calm solidityInterview: "New S-Class with all-round vision"Lights: The first ever car without a single light bulbMultimedia features: Communication centre and concert hallSeats: Mobile office and centre of wellbeingSuspension: The world's first suspension system with "eyes"The driving assistance systems: Helpers in the backgroundThe Mercedes-Benz management team on the S-Class: The best or nothing, in every respectThe model range - The assignment: perfectionThe new Mercedes-Benz S-Class - The aspiration: the best car in the worldUnder the microscope - Burmester® High-End 3D Surround Sound system: Three-dimensional in-car soundUnder the microscope - ENERGIZING massage function on the hot-stone principle: The seats actively keep the passengers fitUnder the microscope: actuators make the S-Class more comfortable - Over 100 little helpersUnder the microscope: an unconventional development tool - Virtual human modelsUnder the microscope: energy-transparent vehicle - On the trail of energy lossUnder the microscope: interview with Marc vom Ende - The fourth dimension of sensualityUnder the microscope: perceived quality - "Perceived quality does not depend on the spirit of the age"Under the microscope: performance-enhancing comfort - Comfort is also conducive to safetyUnder the microscope: seat production - In-house seat production to the highest quality standardsUnder the microscope: the new sensors - Intelligent networking of eyes and ears

Innovations in the new S-Class: Key new products and features at a glance

Jul 2, 2013
Assistance systems
  • DISTRONIC PLUS with Steering Assistand Stop&Go Pilot
  • BAS PLUS with Cross-Traffic Assist
  • Adaptive Highbeam Assist Plus
  • Night View Assist Plus
  • Active Lane Keeping Assist
  • 360° camera
  • Active Parking Assist with PARKTRONIC
  • PRE SAFE® brake with pedestrian recognitiona and city braking function
  • Seat belt buckle extender (active seat-belt buckle)
  • Adaptive airbag system (Active Vent)
  • Beltbag for outer rear seats
  • PRE-SAFE® Impuls
  • Frontbass
  • Burmester® High-End 3D Surround Sound system
Chassis and suspension
  • AIRMATIC with continuously adaptive damping system
Drive system
  • Hybrid for diesel engines
  • COMAND Online (NTG 5)
  • Individual Entertainment system in rear
  • Mercedes-Benz COMAND Control app for the iPhone®
Luggage compartment
Seating comfort
  • First-Class rear suite (incl. thermo-cupholders)
  • EASY ADJUST luxury head restraints (folding and removable on front passenger side)
  • Luxury head restraints
  • Executive seat on front passenger side with thigh support
  • ENERGIZING massage function
  • Climatised seats / reverse flow seat cooling
  • Front passenger seat with chauffeur position
Climatic comfort
  • Perfuming
  • Ionisation
  • Heating for armrests (panel heating)
  • Pre-entry climate control for hybrids
Sight and light
  • First vehicle to use only LED illumination
  • Ambience lighting (extended choice of 7 colours)