Last week saw the Auto Shanghai 2017 motor show take place, and taking centre stage - the premiere of the new Mercedes-Benz S-Class. Described by the manufacturer as the ‘best car in the world’, the new S-Class celebrated its Asian premiere by showcasing the concept A Sedan show car to hundreds of eager attendees at the show.
With a combined fuel consumption of 9.3 - 8.91/ 100km, the S-Class has combined C02 emissions of up to 209g/km, dependent on the model. The all-new S-Class brings with it a host of innovations in efficiency, comfort and automated driving technologies, building upon Mercedes-Benz’s history of innovation in the industry.
“Innovation has been synonymous with the S-Class for decades. It has been a pioneer in the standards it has set for all classes of vehicle,” says Dr. Dieter Zetsche, chairman of the board of management of Daimler AG and head of Mercedes-Benz cars. “The new S-Class follows on seamlessly with features such as its safety technology and automated driving functions.”
Fitted with a wide range of features including Mercedes-Benz’s DISTRONIC active proximity control; Active Steering Assist; Road Surface Scan and the company’s Curve tilting function, the new S-Class is taking huge leaps towards automated intelligent driving. Many features on board the new S-Class allow for temporary automated driving, even off highways, with the company using map and navigation data to calculate individual driving styles.
Powered by an all-new six cylinder inline engine, the S-Class also makes use of a brand new V8 biturbo petrol engine. Mercedes-benz has announced that it is planning a plug-in hybrid, with an electric driving range of around 50 kilometres, in the near future.
Not only has the new S-Class impressed spectators with its forward thinking technological advances, but it’s also caught attention in terms of comfort. The company’s ‘energizing’ comfort control has been described by many as a ‘world first’, adapting a range of techniques that enhance and improve both driver and passengers - combining the likes of climate control, massage and fragrance functions and ambient lighting inside the vehicle. Mercedes-Benz has described the driving experience as a ‘personalised, multidimensional sense of wellness, which helps people to arrive at their destination much more relaxed and energised that when they set off.’
The Auto Shanghai 2017 show was also the perfect chance for Mercedes-Benz to premiere its GLA to the Asian market. The GLA, which has received a recent facelift, as well as an expanded engine line-up, and improvements to the interior and exterior design.
Hubertus Troska, member of the board of management for Daimler AG, and responsible for Greater China, commented on the reception of the new-SUV to the Chinese market: “China is the most important SUV market for Mercedes-Benz and the new design of GLA embodies our SUV DNA in its most compact form. Moreover, the current locally produced GLA model is well-received by Chinese customers: a proven evidence of our success in China commitment. Our compact car family will continue to be an important contributor to the further success of our brand - both in China and globally,” he says.
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