With the three engineering priorities “Intelligent Drive”, “Efficient Technology” and “Essence of Luxury”, the new S Class extends the boundaries of technology on many levels.
100 years or so after the introduction of electric lighting in motor vehicles, Mercedes-Benz is now making a complete switch to LED technology – the new S-Class is the first vehicle in the world whose interior and exterior do without a single light bulb, and sees Mercedes-Benz building on its pioneering role in the lighting sector.
The lighting’s multi-level functionality is another world first: out of consideration for any road users behind, the intensity of the brake lights is reduced at night or while waiting at traffic lights, for example. Almost 500 LEDs illuminate the road, the vehicle, the interior and the boot.
A thermal imaging camera provides Night View Assist Plus, which alerts the driver to the potential danger posed by pedestrians or animals in unlit areas in front of the vehicle by automatically switching from the speedometer to a crystal-sharp night view image and highlighting the sources of danger. A spotlight function is furthermore able to flash any pedestrians detected ahead. This attracts the driver’s attention to the source of the danger at the same time as warning the person on the side of the road.
Thanks to a new stereo camera and multistage radar sensors, the S-Class has 360- degree all-round vision and detects potential dangers on the road better.
The new S-Class is the world’s first car to be able to detect bumps on the road ahead. If ROAD Surface Scan detects such unevenness by means of the stereo camera, Magic Body Control instantaneously sets up the suspension to deal with the new situation.
With numerous world firsts such as the Energizing massage function based on the hot-stone principle or active seat ventilation with reversing fans, Mercedes-Benz has raised seating and climatic comfort in the S-Class to a new level.
The seat developers have paid particular attention to the rear seats. There is a choice of five different rear seat variants including an Executive seat with a backrest angle adjustable by up to 43.5 degrees, allowing occupants in the rear to concentrate on work or relax in comfort.
Commenting on the world first features, Craig Hardie, ZTC CEO – Automotive said: “Admired for its ability to glide effortlessly with a power and prestige that commands understated respect, the revered S-Class has achieved a status in Oman bordering on the legendary. But the S-Class is no mirage. With every new generation of S-Class, customers in the Sultanate expect it to set standards across the board to retain its accolade as “the best automobile in the world.”
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