Mercedes-Benz S-Class W222Mon, 20 May 2013 00:00:00 -0700
Mercedes-Benz has unveiled its new S-Class W222 sedan flagship.
At 5,246mm long, 1,899mm wide and 1,491mm high, sitting on a wheelbase of 3,165mm it is the latest model designed to convey ‘The Essence of Luxury', features the familiar Mercedes-Benz front with a larger, upright radiator grille.
To the sides of the grille are two large, full LED headlights that mirror the outer contour of the grille, while the side view is dominated by the familiar dropping line, in the form of a sharp crease running from the trailing edge of the headlamps to a lower point above the rear wheel arches. This 1930s-inspired styling element is also found on the CLA and the CLS.
The interior is where Mercedes-Benz features two 12.3-inch TFT screens, while the instrument panel includes round, Bentley-like vents, Burmester High-End stereo system metal speakers and an ambient lighting system, which offers seven color moods. The designers have opted for a two-spoke steering wheel, and wood trim features throughout, especially in the dashboard and centre console. The switch surfaces with pearl-effect paint finishes come in three color shades to suit the interior color.
The 'First Class Rear' individualization option integrates a Business centre console into the rear, complete with a telephone handset, additional stowage compartments and a folding table.
Gallery: Mercedes-Benz S-Class W222