Mercedes S-Class

Mercedes S-Class

  The Mercedes-Benz S-Class is the ultimate reward for a lifestyle shaped by mobility, individuality, success and sophistication. You don't simply decide to buy an S-Class: it comes to you when fate has ordained that your life should take that course. The door closes with a reassuring clunk and you have arrived. This is what makes the car and its predecessors unique among the worlds great sedans. And has done so for more than half a century.

Mercedes S-Class Coupe

Just yesterday we brought you thefirst spy shots of the upcomingcoupe version of the next-generation Mercedes S-Class . Now the car was taken out for another testing session and our spy photographers were there to catch it again. When compared to the images we brought you yesterday, the ones from today show some close-up images of the car.

As you can see, the S-Class Coupe is wearing an impressive amount of camouflage, but still it is pretty easy to notice the CL-Class’ replacement will be one of the most impressive models offered by Mercedes in years.

The car is features a stunning shape with a wide and muscular body, and the rear lights placed horizontally for an even wider impression.

The coupe version will be built on the same platform as the next-generation S-Class and will be offered with the same drivetrains and technology features as its sedan brother.

Expect the new S-Class Coupe to be unveiled at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show.

Mercedes will soon release the new-generation S-Class onto the market, but Mercedes UK has unveiled a new special-edition based on the current model. The new AMG Sport Edition is based on the most successful S-Class model on the UK market: the S 350 BlueTEC and is priced from £69,995 (around $108,000 at the current exchange rates) on the road.

The new S-Class AMG Sport Edition will be distinguished by AMG front and rear aprons with subtle sill extensions and will be offered with an elegant set of 20-inch AMG alloy wheels in a five-twin-spoke design combined with brake calipers with Mercedes-Benz lettering. The model will also be equipped with a panoramic glass sunroof and illuminated door sills.

The interior will be updated with a Black Ash Wood trim, a wood- and leather-trimmed steering wheel, studded sports pedals finished in stainless steel and AMG-branded floor mats. Standard features will include technologies like a reversing camera and Keyless Go, Harmon/Kardon Front Seat Entertainment and a Comand multimedia system featuring 14 high-performance speakers and additional amplifiers, a set of headphones and remote control, and DAB digital radio.

Mercedes S-Class Coupe

We have known that Mercedes was preparing a coupe version for the next generation S-Class for quite some time now, but this is the first time we have actually caught the car out for a testing session. The car was spotted at a Mercedes facility, and as you can see, it is in a stage of camouflage that we normally never see on a Mercedes prototype.

With this kind of camouflage, Mercedes is trying to hide the stunning shape of the new car, but it is pretty clear the body will look wide and muscular. Also, you can see the rear lights are placed horizontally, giving the impression of an even wider body. When viewed from the side, the future S-Class looks a little like a Chevrolet Camaro, very powerful but still very timeless.

The next S-Class Coupe will share platform and drivetrains with the upcoming S-Class and will, of course, be stuffed with all the new technical features already announced for the S-Class.

Expect the new S-Class Coupe to be unveiled at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show and hit the market for the 2015 model year.

Mercedes-Benz S-Class

It’s been a while since we last brought you any spy shots of the next-generation Mercedes S-Class , but today our spy photographers caught it one more time during cold-weather testing. As you can see, this prototype has dropped most of its camouflage, letting us see more from the new luxury sedan.

Expect the new S-Class to feature design elements we have already seen in the new E-Class , including the new one-piece headlamps with LED daytime running lights. There will also be design elements from the 2010 Mercedes F800 Style Concept , making the new S-Class sharper and a little bit more aggressive.

Under the hood, the new S-Class will get modified versions of the current engine lineup: a twin-turbo 4.7-liter V-8 engine producing 429 horsepower, a twin-turbo 5.5-liter V-12 delivering 510 horsepower, and an AMG twin-turbo 5.5-liter V-8 getting between 536 and 550 horsepower.

Expect the new-generation Mercedes S-Class to be unveiled at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show.

Mercedes S-Class Coupe

Along with the standard sedan version, the next-generation Mercedes S-Class will also receive a coupe version that will replace the current CL-Class. The coupe version hasn’t been taken out for a testing session yet, but we do know from the sedan version that it will receive a muscular appearance with an aggressive front end, flanks with a prominent drop line, and a rounded turret line.

There are still no details on the engines the upcoming S-Class Coupe will carry under the hood, but Mercedes did confirm that it will take on the Bentley Continental GT . This statement makes us believe Mercedes will offer up a choice of V-12 and V-8 engines, with output levels north of the 550-horsepower mark.

The new Mercedes S-Class Coupe will be unveiled at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show. It will be followed by an S-Class Convertible version a few months after.

Stay tuned for more information!

Image Note: The above image is a TopSpeed rendering of the upcoming S-Class Coupe. It is not an official image

The new 2014 E-Class will be the first Mercedes model to feature the company’s new fully autonomous system called Steering Assist. This new system works in conjunction with the Distronic Plus system and it is being effective to speeds up to 124 mph.

The Distronic Plus adaptive control system helps the driver to keep the vehicle at the desired distance from the vehicle in front, even in stop and go traffic. With the latest additions, once the driver is activating the Distronic Plus, the Steering Assist is also being activated. This new system supports the driver with lateral lane guidance. On straight roads and even in gentle bends, it helps the driver to remain in the center of the lane by generating steering torque.

Watch the video to see how the company’s new Steering Assist system works and expect to see it in all the upcoming Mercedes models.

Click past the jump to read our preview of the 2014 S-Class’s Intelligent Drive system.

Canadian tuner SR Auto Group is welcoming a new member to their growing family of auto programs. Give a warm greeting to Amadeus, or as SR likes to call its programs, "Project Amadeus."

Based on a Mercedes S63 AMG , Amadeus was born with the help of some noted aftermarket companies, particularly Japan’s Wald International, which supplied the body kit for the Mercedes luxury car. As always, the kit is comprehensive and includes the front fenders, the front bumper, side skirts, the rear bumper, the trunk spoiler, and the roof spoiler.

From there, SR Auto Group fitted Amadeus with a new set of 22" Velano VKU wheels that have been finished in a two-tone matte anthracite face. The wheels were then paired with a new lowering suspension system from Basics to improve the car’s handling and stability.

Finally, a new Meisterschaft exhaust system was slotted in to give Amadeus that throaty roar. It joins the luxury car’s AMG 5.5-liter V8 biturbo engine that produces 571 HP and 663 lb-ft of torque.

Mercedes Ocean Drive

Until now all we had on the nextMercedes S-Class Convertible were just rumors, but today the guys over AutoCar have officially caught the first test mule of the next luxury convertible and once with them they also have the first details on the upcoming model.

The model will be designed as a large luxury 2+2 soft-top targeting models like Bentley Continental GTC . Compared to the latest convertible model added to the Mercedes line-up - the E-Class Convertible - the S-Class will feature a roomier, higher-quality cabin with qualities similar to the Bentley model.

Mercedes will offer all the latest technologies, including a fully digital dashboard with a four-dial instrument pack and a widescreen sat-nav/multimedia system. All these technologies will be combined with wood trims in the highest quality and metal "eyeball" air vents.

Under the hood Mercedes will place all the engines to be featured in the next generation sedan , plus technical parts like "Magic Ride" suspension, first revealed on the company’s F700 concept . It is also being rumored that the model will also be equipped with a convertible rollover system and a new seat belt-mounted airbag.

The upcoming Mercedes S-Class Convertible is set to be unveiled sometime in 2014.

Source: AutoCar

TOPCAR has popped back into the TopSpeed offices, straight out of Russia, with an all-new bespoke vehicle. Last time we caught up with our Russian custom car friends they were getting their Panamera Stingray 9/25 ready for the 2012 Moscow International Automobile Salon. Now they have delivered us a little more comfort and loads of safety with their Guard upgrade kit for the 2005 through 2013 Mercedes-Benz S600 .

TOPCAR began by stripping this S600 down and adding in bullet-proof glass and paneling to keep its occupants safe. While the armoring is cool and likely costs hundreds of thousands of dollars, we are interested mostly in what the armor is protecting. No, not the occupants, we are talking about that gorgeous interior!

The entire interior covering has been removed and replaced from headliner to floor – yeah, we said the floor too – with an elegant blend of lozenge-textured crocodile, Nappa, and Alcantara leather. Sure, using crocodile leather isn’t the most PETA-friendly thing in the world, but when you have the roughly $100K that TOPCAR put into the interior, you can tell PETA to go save a squirrel. Plus, we’re pretty sure their presence in Russia is nearly non-existent.

The crocodile leather wraps up the seats, doors, dashboard, and floor. Gracing the luggage compartment is diamond-quilted Nappa leather, making a comfortable ride for your golf clubs or whatever else you like to stick in your trunk. With our contact at TOPCAR volunteering that sometimes the term “crazy Russian” is justified, we will leave the other trunk-dwelling objects to your imagination.

You also get a huge amount of custom Karelian birch wood trim to set off all of this beautifully crafted leather. To wrap up the package, TOPCAR replaced all of the Benz’s lowly chrome trim with gold-covered pieces. I mean, you can never rock crocodile leather with chrome trim after Labor Day, right?

“Wow” just about sums up this car. When it comes to tiptoeing the line between fantastically gorgeous and horrendously overdone, TOPCAR toed that line with the expertise we expected. Awesome job!

We still need to wait until 2013 to see the new generation Mercedes S-Class , but in order to keep the momentum going and the curiosity peaking, Mercedes has created this very cool sculpture that offers a quick peek at the luxury sedan’s design language. The new Aesthetics S sculpture will be on display at the 2012 Paris Motor Show from September 27th to October 14th.

The new "Aesthetics S" sculpture features a very cool artistic interpretation of the future luxury saloon. Mercedes announced that it highlights the artistic aspects of design, but will also offer a modern sense of status, sensual shapes, and stylish sportiness.

"The characteristic lines of the S-Class have always represented the expression of automotive culture, as we understand it. The new S-Class will continue this tradition and, with its striking lines, will put a face to our design philosophy over the coming years", explains Gorden Wagener, Head of Design at Mercedes-Benz Cars.

UPDATE 10/08/12: Mercedes has released a new video featuring the Aesthetics S sculpture, previewing the next generation S-Class. Check out the video by clicking on the photo above!


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