Mercedes-Benz has gone ahead and refreshed their S-class lineup this week at the 2017 Shanghai Motor Show, from the basic S450 to the Mercedes-Maybach S650. All vehicles get welcomed additions both inside and out.
New engines, under the same body, with updated choices for the interior. Alongside new safety and technology features – making this car more advanced than ever before.
All the new S-Class vehicles get a facelifted front and rear bumpers, adding a sense of familiarity with the new E-class. Radiator grilles that were only seen on the V12 model, are now seen as standard on all vehicles. The headlights and taillights have ben updated, alongside the 20-inch wheels.
Inside, you get the fun. You get a new three-spoke steering wheel, along with three new upholstery options, and an updated infotainment system, with a single-piece of glass as the display. The S-class also gets an upgrade on the safety features such as; Active Distance Assist Distronic which can now adjust speeds ahead of corners, controlling the speed of the vehicle. You also get wireless phone chargers in the centre console.
The beating and roaring heart of the S450 is a new 3.0-liter V6 producing 362-horsepower. Going up a notch to the S560 gives you a 4.0-liter V8 producing 463-horsepower, and the new V8 Cylinder gets deactivation, thus improving fuel economy. You also get a “hot V” configuration where the turbochargers are placed between the cylinder banks.
The AMG versions get some additional changes, making them look meaner and far more desirable. The S63 and S65 get new engines, transmissions, all-wheel drive support, revised brakes, new wheels, a brand new exhaust system, adaptive sport seats, and performance applications in the infotainment system.
The S65 has the same 6.0-liter V12 producing the same 621-horsepower. However, the S63 now forgo’s the 5.5-liter V8, replacing it with a much more powerful 4.0-liter V8 producing 603-horsepower, all the power sent through to all four wheels with a revised version of Mercedes’ 4Matic+, all-wheel drive system. And everything is paid through a flawless nine-speed automatic transmission.
No pricing has been announced, but it won’t be all that different from current prices. Stay tuned for more!