A skillful magician. Test drive of the new Mercedes S-Class

Искусный маг. Тест-драйв нового Mercedes S-Класса

The New Mercedes S-Class

Than the Mercedes-Benz S-Class will surprise the customers in the coming years? Understand the innovations of the updated model.


A total of 1600 – new details that brought the S-Class facelift. I won’t name all the names, focus on the most important. And let’s start with the chain of command, which finally became obvious.

Just take a look at the S-Class in the “eye”, and immediately understand who’s in charge here Mercedes. The updated model masterfully places led dash over “d”: S-Class now with three strips of running lights from the E-Class – two at C-Class – one. I am in awe of this brilliant simplicity.

New lights “Eski” not only the status of look, but also promise a very bright path. And need eyes like an eagle to see anything there, which now can reach the rays of the beam – brightness falls below 1 Lux only 650 m! Senior Mercedes can include it automatically already with a speed of 40 km/hour, not forgetting to take into account the traffic situation: get in the way of passing or oncoming car, it will be neatly carved out of the spot light.

Искусный маг. Тест-драйв нового Mercedes S-Класса


If the lights say that before you – the updated S-Class, the grille helps to understand what motivates them. Models with 6-and 8-cylinder engines received a grille with double slats and a vertical strap in black. But if under the hood is a V12 engine, it will manifest itself chrome vertical slats.

The lights also look refreshed. Led strips are now solid and not contoured. Both bumper and, of course, are new: front got expressive side air intakes, rear penetrated by the exhaust pipes.

The interior has changed in detail, but in those which are the most important and the most important thing. The dashboard is now made up of two “TVs” a diagonal of 12.3 inches each, the prisoners under a single glass, and the steering wheel became transpecies. Added control buttons including hit and touch Control that responds to moving the fingers.

Искусный маг. Тест-драйв нового Mercedes S-Класса



The updated S-Class has got a specially trained assistant in charge of comfort. The name of the virtual servants sounds batereanu rollicking- Energizing. However, he is ready not only to invigorate beating drums hares, but also relax his wealthy patron. More specifically, to bring to life. What, the patron decides, activating one of the six preset programs: Freshness, Warmth, Energy, Joy, Warmth and Exercise. For each of your massage and climate control (including heated or ventilated seats), carefully curated feel to the sound to light from a diode backlighting. As many as 64 color, for a moment!

And depending on the program selected the S-Class itself will pick up the music, focusing on its rhythm. Initially, the on-Board system founded by one melody. But if the driver is connected to a multimedia network, for example, a phone with a set of favorite songs, the car and rummage in it, choosing the most suitable melody.


With a three-liter motors S-Class diesel and petrol, was a real revolution: both are now inline. Return to the long forgotten (petrol inline-trehlitrovoy M 104 discontinued over twenty years ago) happened in the name of ecology. Six cylinders, stretched out in a line, allowed to attach on the sides of the engine catalytic converters – they are now faster warm up to operating temperature.

Искусный маг. Тест-драйв нового Mercedes S-Класса


The force motors are not lost, even acquired. Three-liter turbodiesel OM 656 is available in two versions S 350 d (286 HP, 600 Nm) and S 400 d (340 HP, 700 Nm).. the Latter promises great fuel economy: the developers say six and a half liters in the city. And its smooth, powerful acceleration S400 d wins from the first kilometers.

But if you want to really be surprised, try new petrol trehlitrovoy M 256 versions of S 450 (367 HP, 500 Nm) or the S 500 (435 HP, 520 Nm). She is able to shut down… even while driving!

In the Comfort mode, the tachometer needle drops instantly to zero when removed
foot off the accelerator. Your restless sleep motor allows you to stop the pedal
the brake or gas. Just touch the accelerator and instantly feel
acceleration, like the engine and didn’t sleep.

He could work and internal “alarm clock” – if the S-Class, for example, will find ahead of any hindrance to his movement. And when starting off S 500 for its agility in General, similar to electric car. And the comparison is not groundless.

“Between the engine and transmission mounted starter-alternator is essentially an electric motor that allows you to start to obtain a torque of 250 Nm. M 256 also equipped with an electric turbocharger, which almost instantly spins up to 70,000 rpm will need help mostly up to 3,000 rpm, and then the initiative passes to the main turbine. The motor can develop half the maximum thrust for literally a third of a second, and to reach a maximum of just two!” – reveals the secrets of the new engine the engineer Henry Gmelin, is responsible for military program updated S-Class.

It is not surprising that the S 500 accelerates to a hundred in 4.8 seconds. Passport the consumption of gasoline trehlitrovoy – 9 liters in the city. Country at all funny: a 5.3-5.7 l, depending on the size of wheelbase.


What is ready driver assistants in the updated S-Class? If we talk about course management, everything except the intersections and very sharp turns – here a car person until assistant. And remove hands from the steering wheel he did not allow it. The worst offenders of this rule punishes Mercedes automatic stop, resorted to after several warnings.

However, the autopilot is able to complete the detour of suddenly arisen obstacles initiated by the driver. For him – just jerk the steering to the side and return to your lane takes on electronics. And Parking she handles herself, without the help of man, and the rebuild of the lanes have already mastered.

Искусный маг. Тест-драйв нового Mercedes S-Класса


With speed control, no problem at all. The S-Class now takes into account not only the requirements of road signs, but also the topography. Connection with navigation, which have established complex systems of Intelligent Drive allows the car to choose the cornering speed and automatically slow down when approaching the intersection.

So the newest version of the Intelligent Drive system means that passengers from nod and slip on the chairs. Therein lies the tremendous benefit of the driver assistants for those who are not behind the wheel.

Full version test here.