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The new Mercedes-Benz S-Class

  • The new Mercedes-Benz S 560 is boosted by a new V-8 engine that boasts 345 kW (469 hp) and 700 Nm and is among the most economical V-8 petrol engines in the world
  • Intelligent Drive takes the S-Class to a new level of autonomous driving with driver assistance systems and substantially expanded functionality
  • World-first wellness while driving: the latest ENERGIZING comfort control gives the driver total control over climate, lighting and musical atmosphere which is tailored to the mood of each customer
  • The high-quality interior is created with meticulous attention to detail and craftsmanship, featuring a new widescreen cockpit, and wood-leather steering wheel
  • The ultimate in modern luxury: the model’s exterior is complemented with crystal-look tail lamps, a new radiator grille, MULTIBEAM LED headlights and three distinctive torches of light as an exclusive design element
  • The new Mercedes-AMG S 63 4MATIC+ has a sprint time of 3.5 seconds from zero to 100 km/h, with a new AMG 4.0-litre V-8 Biturbo engine

The new Mercedes-Benz S-Class retains its title as the undisputed leader of intelligence, power, performance and luxury. The top-of-the-range model takes another big step towards autonomous driving and elevates Intelligent Drive to the next level. Its precise attention to detail is seen within every corner of the car, from the wood-leather steering wheel to the crystal-look tail lamps.

The new S-Class offers a new level of comfort for the driver and passengers. Thanks to the world-first ENERGIZING comfort control feature, the driver and passengers can now link various comfort systems such as climate control and massage functions. The new feature also allows customers to configure specific wellness set-ups to suit their mood and enhance physical comfort and performance on the road.

“The Mercedes-Benz S-Class remains ahead of its time. Like its predecessors, the new model sets new automotive standards by taking steps towards autonomous driving, achieving new levels of exceptional interior comfort and elevating the driver’s experience to achieve new levels of satisfaction. The S-Class proved to be the best-selling luxury sedan in the world in 2016, and we are confident that the flagship model will maintain its pole position this year and well into the future,” said Lennart Mueller-Teut, Head of Marketing & Communications, Mercedes-Benz Cars Middle East.

Powertrain: new engines with landmark technology

The new Mercedes-Benz S 560 boasts a new V-8 engine that comes to the starting line with 345 kW (469 hp) and 700 Nm. The new biturbo engine is among the most economical V-8 petrol engines in the world, and consumes about ten percent less fuel than the predecessor. To lower the fuel consumption, four cylinders of the new V-8 are deactivated simultaneously under partial load with the help of the CAMTRONIC valve-lift adjustment system. This reduces gas-cycle losses and enhances the overall efficiency of the four firing cylinders by shifting the operating point towards higher loads. The turbochargers positioned in the V of the cylinder banks represent another special feature.

Intelligent Drive: the next step in driving assistance systems

Over ten years ago, innovations that began with PRE-SAFE® and developed into DISTRONIC PLUS led to new dimensions in driving. With the previous S-Class, comfort and safety blended into one, which Mercedes-Benz referred to as "Intelligent Drive". Now, the new S-Class adds an additional layer of excellence by incorporating and enhancing a host of innovative driving assistance systems initially introduced in the previous model. These include:

  • The Active Steer Assist, which has been noticeably improved across its entire performance range, results in markedly enhanced customer benefits.
  • The Active Breaking Assist, which detects end-of-tailback situations without space for evasive action, triggers a warning as well as automatic emergency stopping when required.
  • The Evasive Steering Assist supports the driver in taking evasive action when pedestrians are detected in the danger zone in front of the vehicle.
  • With PRE-SAFE Sound, a short interference signal is triggered ahead of any collisions expected to produce a loud crash, in order to protect the eardrum and inner ear from high acoustic pressures.

The Mercedes-Benz S-Class made a technological statement of superiority in 2013 with ROAD SURFACE SCAN. The system detects bumps ahead of the vehicle and adjusts the ACTIVE BODY CONTROL suspension accordingly. In the new S-Class this suspension control is further improved. The stereo camera of the system now scans the road even more thoroughly, even in dusk and at speeds up to 180 km/h.

Another comfort enhancement is CURVE, the curve-tilting function available in the S-Class Sedan for the first time. The body tilts to the inside of the turn by up to 2.65 degrees and thereby reduces the centrifugal forces perceived by the passengers.

Exclusive exterior design

Modern luxury in the new S-Class is affirmed with the highest quality materials and uncompromising workmanship. All models are fitted with a new radiator grille: the versions with six and eight-cylinder engines sport three twin louvres as well as vertical strips with a high-gloss black finish. The V-12 model variants are fitted with additional chrome-finish vertical strips in the radiator grille. Seven new light-alloy wheels with diameters between 17 and 20 inches have been introduced on the new model.

MULTIBEAM LED headlamps and ULTRA RANGE High Beam turn night into day. The ULTRA RANGE main beams produce the maximum light intensity permitted by law, which results in the brightness of the main beams remaining above the reference value of 1 lux over a distance of more than 650 metres. For the driver, this means a clear improvement of the already excellent lighting performance of current MULTIBEAM LED systems. The Adaptive High-Beam Assist Plus permanently activates the main beams without dazzling surrounding traffic.

In conjunction with the new MULTIBEAM LED headlamps, the S-Class features three distinctive torches of light as an exclusive design element. The front bumper with pronounced air intakes and sporty looks is also new.

The new LED lamps with crystal-look tail lamps stand out at the rear. They look like jewels and ensure a characteristic design day and night. A tail lamp light show that plays when the vehicle is unlocked and locked, as well as three horizontal pairs of fibre optics are also new.

The Adaptive High-Beam Assist Plus, which is part of the Intelligent Light System, allows drivers to drive with permanently activated main beams permanently without dazzling other road users.

Authentic materials and meticulous detail design

Another Mercedes-Benz hallmark is the high-quality look and feel created with the meticulous attention to detail and craftsmanship in the interior of the new S-Class. These include open-pore woods as well as leather-trimmed doors and dashboard.

The material and colour concept has also been carefully composed, and features a wide range of brown tones, including new colour combinations such as magma grey/espresso brown or mahogany brown/silk beige.

World-first: wellness while driving

The ENERGIZING comfort control is a world-first entering series production and can be experienced in all seats. This optional feature links various comfort systems in the vehicle together. It systematically uses the functions of the climate control system (including fragrancing) and the seats (heater, ventilation, massage), the panel heating as well as lighting and musical atmospheres, and enables a specific wellness set-up tailored to the mood and need of the customer. This enhances the physical comfort and performance while driving and during a break.

A choice of six programmes are available; Freshness, Warmth, Vitality, Joy, Comfort and Training (three options are available in Training mode – muscle relaxation, muscle activation and balance - each with several exercises). Each has a duration of 10 minutes and are visualised on the head unit with colour graphics and appropriate music. The brightness of the LEDs adapts equally variably and can be set on five levels and in four zones, including the wide-screen cockpit, front seat area and rear compartment.

Wireless charging of smartphones

Mobile phones can be charged wirelessly and without a telephone holder. Wireless charging works with all mobile devices that support or can be retrofitted to support the Qi standard. The charging pad is integrated into the stowage compartment at the front of the centre console. Wireless charging is optionally also available in the centre console in the rear. Front and rear passengers now have more text messaging options. They can receive, send, forward and use voice-to-text to dictate text messages. Telephone numbers from text messages and embedded URLs can be used for further actions. The messages are also displayed as pop-ups on the right half of the wide-screen cockpit.

The Burmester® High-End 3D Surround Sound system with an output of 1520 watts has been expanded with a speaker in the overhead control panel and two speakers in the sides.

Lighting atmosphere with 64 colours

With 64 colours, the ambient lighting offers a wealth of individual settings that add a welcoming effect upon entering the cabin. Drivers can choose from a variety of settings including ‘Glacier Blue’, ‘Red Moon’ and ‘Dawn Blue,’ which light up in conjunction with the widescreen cockpit. Lighting highlights are added throughout the car in areas such as the central display, the rear footwells, and even on the tweeters for vehicles equipped with the Burmester® High-End 3D Surround Sound System. As before, the interior lighting uses only long-lasting, energy-saving LED technology.

The new S-Class models are fitted with the KEYLESS start function. This also marks the introduction of the new attractive generation of keys, with a high-gloss black or high-gloss white design and different ornamental frames.

Control and display concept with widescreen cockpit and new generation of steering wheels

The interior of the new S-Class is characterised by two new high-resolution displays, each with a screen diagonal of 12.3 inches. Visually, the two displays under one shared glass cover blend into a widescreen cockpit and as a central element emphasise the horizontal orientation of the interior design.

Like the instrument cluster, this widescreen cockpit contains a large display with virtual instruments in the direct field of vision of the driver as well as a central display above the centre console. Because the cockpit is fully digital, the driver can choose from three different display styles ("Classic", "Sporty" and "Progressive”) and also configure the information and views relevant to them.

The new S-Class has touch-sensitive controls on the steering wheel that respond to swiping motions in the same manner as a smartphone. The driver can use the steering wheel controls to operate DISTRONIC and cruise operation and control the entire infotainment system without having to take their hands off the steering wheel. The infotainment system can be also operated via the touchpad controller in the centre console and by LINGUATRONIC voice control.

The new Mercedes-AMG S 63 4MATIC+ and S 65

The high-performance models of the new Mercedes-AMG S 63 4MATIC+ and S 65 add impressive power to the top-of-the-range collection. An updated front apron with jet wing underscore the more expressive appearance of both S-Class models. At the rear, the new apron and modified tailpipe trim add distinctive design focuses.

The new Mercedes-AMG S 63 4MATIC+ has been transformed with a new engine, new transmission, new all-wheel drive, new exterior and interior design, thereby dramatically honing the driving dynamics and looks further. It is equipped with the new AMG 4.0-litre V-8 Biturbo engine with cylinder deactivation, which replaces the previous 5.5-litre V-8 Biturbo engine. The new engine puts out 450 kW (612 hp) and thus exactly 20 kW (27 hp) more than the preceding model. With a sprint time of 3.5 seconds from zero to 100 km/h, the performance luxury sedan is on par with full-blooded sports cars. The AMG SPEEDSHIFT MCT 9 speed sports transmission replaces the previous 7-speed gearbox, to enable even more agile response times. The fully variable AMG Performance 4MATIC+ all-wheel-drive system provides optimal traction.

The S 63 4MATIC+ is fitted as standard with the controllable AMG Performance exhaust system to achieve an even more emotionally appealing sound experience. The infinitely adjustable flaps modulate the exhaust note authentically and directly. The flaps open or close depending on the selected AMG DYNAMIC SELECT driving mode, but can also be controlled individually with a separate button in the AMG DRIVE UNIT on the centre console. In the "Comfort" and "Sport" modes, the low-frequency sound typical of a V-8 emphasises comfort. In "Sport+" it is of a much more emotionally appealing nature.


Motorsport enthusiasts can record numerous vehicle data and lap times on the race track with AMG Track Pace in the S 63 4MATIC+. Based on the data, drivers are able to analyse their driving style with precision and can use the insights gained to improve their lap times.

Numerous options from the AMG Performance Studio

Anyone looking to customise the S 63 4MATIC+ and S 65 even further, can order a host of options from the AMG Performance Studio. The exterior can be tailored to personal preferences with the Night package, attractive alternative wheels and a Carbon package. In the interior, the black nappa leather/DINAMICA microfibre Performance steering wheel boosts the sporty character. Carbon or carbon/piano lacquer trim elements round off the possibilities.

Mercedes-AMG S 65: AMG sports suspension based on MAGIC BODY CONTROL with curve-tilting function

The MAGIC BODY CONTROL suspension of the S 65 is focused on driving dynamics and prepares for bumps before the vehicle runs over them. To this end, MAGIC BODY CONTROL combines the active springs of the suspension with continuously adjustable dampers and ROAD SURFACE SCAN. The system precisely scans the condition of the road ahead with the help of a stereo camera to adjust the damping of each individual wheel optimally to the upcoming bumps already ahead of time.

Technical data at a glance

The new S-Class will be available in ten model variants in the Levant markets: Mercedes-Benz S 320, S 450, S 450 4MATIC, S 560, S 560 4MATIC, Mercedes-AMG S 63 4MATIC+, S 65, Mercedes-Maybach S 560, S 560 4MATIC, S 650.

The Mercedes-Benz S 320, S 450, S 450 4MATIC, S 560 4MATIC, Mercedes-AMG S 63 4MATIC+ and Mercedes-Maybach S 560 4MATIC will be available from August 2017. All other model variants will launch in November 2017.

  S320 S 450 S450 4MATIC S 560 S 560 4MATIC
Number of cylinders/arrangement 6/V 6/V 6/V 8/V 8/V
Displacement (cc) 2.996 2.996 2.996 3.982 3.982
Rated output (kW/hp) 200/272 270/367 270/367 345/469 345/469
Rated torque (Nm) 400 500 500 700 700
l/100 km * N/A 8,0 N/A  7,9 8,5
CO2 g/km* 187-183 183 N/A  181 195
  AMG S 63 4MATIC+ AMG S 65 Maybach S 560 Maybach S 560 4MATIC Maybach  S 650
Number of cylinders/arrangement 8/V 12/V 8/V 8/V 12/V
Displacement (cc) 3.982 5.980 3.982 3.982 5.980
Rated output (kW/hp) 450/612 463/630 345/469 469/345 463/630
Rated torque (Nm) 900 1,000 700 700 2,000
l/100 km * 8,9 11,9 8,8  9,3  12,7
CO2 g/km* 203 279 198  209  289

*NEDC combined



Raghad Tayeh
Media & Public Relations Senior Executive
Mercedes-Benz Cars Middle East
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Mutaz Albadri
Regional Account Director
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