Official importer and distributor Auto Nation Group Inc. (ANG) has officially unveiled the new Mercedes-Benz S-Class in the Philippines.
The seventh-generation Mercedes-Benz S-Class is shaping the next generation of contemporary and individual mobility with innovations that focus on people. With its latest innovations, the new S-Class is more thoughtful of its passengers, more in tune with its driver and everyone inside the car, more protective of those within or even near its elegant presence.
“The new S-Class has undergone the most extensive refinement process in the history of Mercedes-Benz,” says Auto Nation Group COO Frankie Ang. “The brand did to the new S-Class what it does best — putting the customers in the center. It can now be experienced with all the senses — seeing, feeling, hearing, and smelling — while offering impressive innovations in the areas of driver assistance, protection, and interaction.
Modern luxury in its most desirable form
The S-Class has always been a design icon. From previous generations to the current model, the S-Class is a testament to timeless elegance and sophistication.
The dimensions have grown — with a long bonnet, short overhang, long wheelbase, flowing C-Pillar, and balanced rear overhang — the S-Class is designed as a classical sedan with perfect proportions. The long wheelbase and AMG Design line help underscore the expressive character of the car, highlighted by 21-inch multi-spoke AMG wheels. The front section is also notable with the gleaming star standing proud above the radiator grille. This new exterior defines the brand’s distinct design philosophy of ‘sensual purity’ in its most modern form.
Innovation written all over its face
The face of the new S-Class highlights the way forward in the dark with its innovative digital headlights with the new ‘three-dot design.’ These represent an amazing innovation with more than one million pixels per headlamp to provide optimal lighting for every situation while driving. This feature enhances the safety and visibility for you and others on the road.
The seamless door handles are a completely new development. The doors will automatically extend when you approach the car and retract when the doors are locked.
The S-Class’ rear also leaves a lasting impression. The broad emphasis of the tail end is highlighted by new two-piece horizontal taillamps with a pleasing 3D-like display, sequential indicator lamps, two visible exhaust tail tips, and a rear diffuser. All these combine to create the more modern appeal of the new S-Class.
An interior to inspire
The interior of the S-Class is expansively inviting — another benchmark of luxury. The moment you enter the car, you’ll be immediately greeted with a coming-home feeling.
Comfort is an absolute priority in the new S-Class, to be enjoyed by every passenger. Rear passengers can recline the electric seats, extend the leg rest, and enjoy a relaxing massage. It feels like flying first-class in spacious, comfortable, and highly adjustable executive seats.
The trendsetting interior can be experienced with almost all senses — sight, touch, hearing, and smell. The executive seats themselves are an automotive benchmark for luxury travel comfort. The finest exclusive Nappa leather and elegant diamond patterns further elevate the experience of contemporary luxury.
The new S-Class brings the Mercedes-Benz User Experience to each passenger at the back with its high-end rear-seat entertainment system and two fully integrated 11.6-inch touch displays with brilliant graphic quality, paired with the crisp and powerful 3D sound quality of the Burmester 3D surround sound system as well as 15 speakers and a total system output of 710-watts.
With all these features at the rear seat, passengers can watch movies or simply browse the internet in the comfort of their own seats. It can be easily controlled by touch through the MBUX rear tablet in the armrest or by simply saying “Hey Mercedes”. The new S-Class is more interactive than ever, with everything accessible from your seat.
To add to the luxury experience, passengers can access a refrigerated compartment by the center of the armrest, keeping drinks cold even when outside temperatures rise.
Active Ambient Lighting provides a serene ambiance to suit each passenger’s mood while on the move. With lights strips that appear almost out of nowhere and conspicuously located in the instrument panel, continuing along the doors and into the rear, the system boosts a feel-good vibe on the road while also enhancing passenger safety by showing visual warnings in case of any hazards.
Climb aboard and be blown away
The design innovation continues to the front. Driving the S-Class is a pleasurable experience as well. With its interior architecture inspired by a yacht-like design concept, the S-Class is equipped with exquisite materials and fine surfaces.
The slim and elegant 12.3-inch OLED touchscreen is the centerpiece of the S-Class cockpit. Its MBUX system becomes smarter as it gets to know you and keeps on learning about you.
Behind the wheel, you are greeted by an atmosphere of pure luxury. Loaded with state-of-the-art technology and innovation, it can recognize your fingerprint, remember your personal settings, and even respond to your natural voice.
Driving an S-Class also means confidence on the road with a sense of perfect control. Everything is well positioned and driver-oriented, either within hand-reach or with a voice command. It has a host of driver assistance systems such as the Active Distance Assist, Active Lane Keeping Assist, Active Brake Assist, Active Parking Assist, and a whole lot more that make for a semi-autonomous driving experience. Everything is about minimalism and ease of use.
With the car’s size and weight, the new S-Class is definitely no slouch. Its 3-liter, in-line 6 cylinder engine with 4MATIC ALL-WHEEL DRIVE now has an EQ Boost mild-hybrid system, and puts out 435-horsepower and 520-Nm of torque. These are more than enough to plow through the streets of the metro, or cruise along on gentle long drives. A 9-speed automatic transmission that supports seamless gear changes is conveniently controlled by the DIRECT SELECT gear lever ergonomically located just by the steering wheel.
Adding to the driving dynamics, you can select among 5 different driving modes with the DYNAMIC SELECT switch. This is paired with the AIRMATIC air suspension that helps the new S-Class react sensitively to uneven road surfaces.
Cares for you more than ever
The new S-Class focuses on the essentials: unique comfort and safety technologies that you can rely on, whether you are the driver or a passenger. True to its commitment, Mercedes-Benz delivers the best or nothing when it comes to safety.
The new S-Class sets a benchmark in automotive safety with its intelligent rear seat airbag for frontal impacts. Thanks to being comprehensively equipped with a range of innovative safety and assistance systems, the new S-Class can provide palpable stress relief and support while helping to avoid hazardous situations. An example is its all-around monitoring of the vehicle’s surroundings by the new PRE-SAFE® Impulse system.
In the midst of the global pandemic, the new S-Class levels up your protection with its whole cabin air filtration, ionization, and fragrance control. Passengers can breathe in clean and fragrant air. Everything is well thought out, ensuring that every journey is relaxing, pleasant, and with the highest level of confidence and care the new S-Class gives for you.
This is a car with a sense of awareness that is present at every level, working with and thinking ahead, and always with your wellbeing at heart. The new S-Class is a partner you can rely on and in which you can confidently put your trust — because everything that matters most to you, matters now more than ever to the S-Class.
The new S-Class is available for viewing in all Mercedes-Benz Dealerships:
- Mercedes-Benz EDSA-Greenhills (02) 8784 5001/ 0939 937 2009
- Mercedes-Benz Bonifacio Global City (02) 8815 7777/ 0920 974 4575
- Mercedes-Benz Alabang (02) 8553-6334 / 0905 435 2840
- Mercedes-Benz Cebu (32) 260 3333/ 0917 718 2369.
Strict health and safety protocols are implemented for a worry-free visit. You may also visit the online showroom www.mercedes-benz.ph for more details.