Oman motoring: Mercedes-Benz S-Class remains ahead of its time

Lifestyle Sunday 29/October/2017 20:09 PM
By: Times News Service
Oman motoring: Mercedes-Benz S-Class remains ahead of its time

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.
Mercedes-Benz Oman launched the iconic vehicle at an exclusive event held at the award winning Resort Village, Muscat Bay. The new S-Class offers a new level of comfort for the driver and passengers. Thanks to the world-first energising 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 reach 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.
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 per cent less fuel than its predecessor. To lower fuel consumption, four cylinders of the new V-8 are simultaneously deactivated 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.
An upgraded plug-in hybrid variant, the Mercedes-Benz S 560 e, will also be offered in the region later this year. And thanks to the significantly increased battery capacity of 13.3 kWh, it is intended that the range for all-electric driving will increase to about 50 km. In conjunction with the new Mercedes-Benz Wallbox, the on-board 7.2-kW charger allows much faster charging of the battery.
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