Video: Mercedes-Benz Teases the 2014 S-Class Sedan
Okay folks, we have seen plenty of spy shots and lots of leaked images of the 2014 Mercedes S-Class. Finally, just a few days before it officially debuts in Germany, Mercedes-Benz has unveiled a teaser video of the all-new S-Class.
As usual, the video leaves a lot open to the imagination, as is reveals only dimly lit sections of the body and interior, but it does let us in on some of its beauty. The video highlights the model’s plush leather seating, top-notch infotainment system with a 12.3-inch touch screen and high-end steering wheel with a “Mercedes-Benz” plaque on the bottom. We also get a good look at the revised grille and LED daytime running lights.
Now we simply have to wait and see what exactly the Mercedes-Benz S-Class is bringing to the U.S. We know, per the leaked brochure, that the S-Class will come in three variants in Germany. In Germany, the base model will be the S 350 BlueTEC with its 2,987 cc V-6, then it moves up to the S 500 with a 4,663 cc V-8 and it will cap off with the S 400 Hybrid with a 3,498 cc V-6 with a fuel-economy-enhancing electric motor. We anticipate the 2014 S-Class mimicking what we see in the German brochure.
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2014 S-Class Information
What we know of the upcoming S-Class is known through leaks , spy shots and rumors, so we really know almost nothing official about the car with the exception of the fact that it is on its way. Per the leaked brochure, the model will start off with the S 350 BlueTEC, which features a 2,987 cc V-6 with 190 kW (254 horsepower), a 6.8-seconds 0-to-100 km/h (62 mph) time and a 250 km/h (155 mph) top speed. It then moves to the S 500, which comes with a 4,463 cc V-8 engine with 335 kW (449 horsepower), a 0-to-100 km/h (62 mph) time of 4.8 seconds and a 250 km/h (155 mph) top speed. Lastly, it tops out with the S 400 Hybrid, which comes with a 3,498 cc V-6 engine with 225 kW (302 horsepower), a 6.8-second 0-to-100km/h (62 mph) time and a 250 km/h (155 mph) top speed.
On the outside, the S-Class Sedan will feature the same basic shape, with its flowing roofline and stretched look, but the grille, headlights, mirrors, hood, taillights, and front and rear fascias are all revised. From the looks of things, it appears as if Benz was looking to more or less refresh the S-Class rather than completely redesign it.
A new addition to the S-Class lineup is the supposed Pullman model, which is a loner wheelbase to allow for additional rear legroom. Though the car has been caught testing before, we still have no confirmation of the model or Mercedes’ intention to release it in the U.S.