Just like with the new CLA and A45 AMG , Mercedes will celebrate the launch of the new generation S-Class with the unveiling of a special Edition 1. The model will be produced during the first twelve months of production and will add an extra €19,706 (about $25,000 at the current exchange rates) over the standard S-Class price. Customers interested can already order the car.
The new S-Class Edition 1 will be offered in exclusive Blue Anthracite and Bright Biamond White exterior paints and will get standard LED headlights, a large panoramic sunroof and "Edition 1" badges on the fender. For the interior it will get Nappa-wrapped seats with contrast stitching and roof lining and leather-covered sun visors. The center armrest, top of the instrument panel and front/rear door panels are wrapped in a special microfiber called Dinamica.
As standard features the new S-Class Edition 1 will offer ambient lightning, parking, driving assistance and air balance packages.
Click past the jump to read more about the regular S-Class.
The new generation S-Class adopted the same design language we have seen in all the recently launched Mercedes models, which was started by the 2010 Mercedes F800 Style Concept. This means it received a larger radiator grille in three-dimensional design, a long hood and new headlights and for the rear a new bumper, a rear windscreen that cuts into the C-pillars and new-style taillights.
Engine lineup includes both gasoline and diesel variants, plus two hybrid versions. The base version is the S350 BlueTec, a model powered by a 3.0-liter V-6 engine with an output of 258 horsepower and 457 pound-feet of torque. On the opposite side there is the S500 - a model that gets a 4.7-liter V-8 engine with an output of 455 horsepower and 516 pound-feet of torque.
On the German market, prices for the new S-Class will start at €79,789 (about $101,500).