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PostHeaderIcon Emirates Airlines Gets A Helping Hand From A Luxury Automaker On Designing Its First-Class Suites

Mercedes-Benz is no stranger to partnering with some of the most well-known companies in the world. Now, the German automaker is taking to the skies with Emirates Airlines in one of the most significant collaborations between the two companies since agreeing to join forces back in 2014. It’s hardly a surprise that the scope of the partnership revolves around Mercedes’ involvement in designing Emirates’ new first-class cabin using no less than the new S-Class for inspiration.

Apparently, the results of this partnership bore fruit three years after Mercedes and Emirates designers first met to hash out the details on the scope of their work. It’s a slow play, sure, but the results did end up drawing heavily from the interior of the S-Class, including the materials that were chosen, the controls that were used, and the all-around workmanship that was done to turn these enclosed suites into the closest thing to five-star hotel rooms in the sky. Mercedes’ work certainly caught the attention of Emirates, including president Sir Tim Clark, who described the suites as offering “unprecedented levels of privacy, comfort, and luxury.” And to cap it all off, Emirates even enlisted the services of Jeremy Clarkson, a man who himself is no stranger to hyperbole, to promote the new suites. It seems like the airline made a right call on that one too because Clarkson was his usual Clarkson self in the ad, promoting just about everything he could think of, including the pajamas.

So, in the event that you do end up flying first class on Emirates Airlines, remember that those suites that you’ll likely end up enjoying are the work of Mercedes-Benz.

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PostHeaderIcon Mercedes-Benz S 560 e Plug-in Hybrid

The S-Class – previously known as the “Special” Class – is Merc’s full-sized coupe and sedan, a flagship luxury vehicle that promises the highest levels of refinement, the finest materials, and the most advanced technology offered by the German automaker. Following its reintroduction in 1972, there have been six generations of the S-Class, with the latest generation introduced for the 2014 model year. But now, the calendar is telling me the date is 2017, and all that luxury, technology, and opulence can be had with some green sensibilities as well. Merc’s latest entry in this segment is the S 560 e, the successor to the S 550 e, which once again seeks to find a balance of both long range and a local emission-free motoring, all with that characteristic Mercedes gloss. The S 560 e just broke cover at the Frankfurt Motor Show, and it when it hits U.S. dealers in 2019, it’s expected to arrive with a twist-happy 3.0-liter V-6, 25 miles of all-electric range, a nine-speed automatic transmission, and plenty of Eco-focused features, plus all the traditional luxury bits, of course.

The S 560 e Plug-In Hybrid is the latest effort from Mercedes as it pushes for more extensive electrification across its entire lineup. Both all-electric vehicles and hybrids are slated to see a big boost in the Merc portfolio, so expect to see the same stuff previewed in the S-Class trickle down to the more accessible models.

Continue reading to learn more about the Mercedes-Benz S 560 e Plug-In Hybrid.

PostHeaderIcon Mercedes-Benz S 560 e Plug-in Hybrid

The S-Class – previously known as the “Special” Class – is Merc’s full-sized coupe and sedan, a flagship luxury vehicle that promises the highest levels of refinement, the finest materials, and the most advanced technology offered by the German automaker. Following its reintroduction in 1972, there have been six generations of the S-Class, with the latest generation introduced for the 2014 model year. But now, the calendar is telling me the date is 2017, and all that luxury, technology, and opulence can be had with some green sensibilities as well. Merc’s latest entry in this segment is the S 560 e, the successor to the S 550 e, which once again seeks to find a balance of both long range and a local emission-free motoring, all with that characteristic Mercedes gloss. The S 560 e just broke cover at the Frankfurt Motor Show, and it when it hits U.S. dealers in 2019, it’s expected to arrive with a twist-happy 3.0-liter V-6, 25 miles of all-electric range, a nine-speed automatic transmission, and plenty of Eco-focused features, plus all the traditional luxury bits, of course.

The S 560 e Plug-In Hybrid is the latest effort from Mercedes as it pushes for more extensive electrification across its entire lineup. Both all-electric vehicles and hybrids are slated to see a big boost in the Merc portfolio, so expect to see the same stuff previewed in the S-Class trickle down to the more accessible models.

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PostHeaderIcon Brabus Once Again Proves It’s The King Of Mercedes-AMG Tuning

Unless we’re in for a surprise in the next coming days, it looks like the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show will only have one major aftermarket tuning company in attendance. It’s a little bit of a surprise, but then again, the tuner that did show up is Brabus, and we all know its place in the tuning hierarchy. Suffice to say, it’s the go-to tuner for Mercedes-Benz models. This week Brabus showed solidified this with not one, not two, but three different programs for three different Mercedes-AMG models, all of which, mind you, received insane levels of power and performance, among other things.

These are the kinds of things that we can expect from Brabus. As a matter of fact, these are the kinds of things that we’ve already expected out of the tuner. I’ve already detailed my thoughts about the Rocket 900 program for the AMG S 65 Cabrio and the 700 kit for the AMG E 63 S last week. But guess what; Brabus wasn’t done. Rather, it followed those two major reveals with another program, the 900PS, for the AMG G 65 V12. All that and the tuner even had the time to build and develop a concept for smart called the Ultimate E Concept and had one of its sub-brands – Startech – come up with an aero kit for the Land Rover Discovery. Those two aside, the three Mercedes-AMG tuning kits are prime examples of why everyone regards Brabus as one of the best tuners in the game today. It may be far from being the only one, but rest assured, if there’s somebody out there with a Mercedes or a Mercedes-AMG in his garage that’s dying to get some aftermarket tuning love, Brabus should be one of the first, if not the first, tuners he should call.

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PostHeaderIcon The Mercedes S-Class Family Grows with the Addition of the S 560 e Plug-in Hybrid

When the W222, sixth-gen Mercedes S-Class came to the market in 2013, it sat in a niche that was completely void of any real competition. But, after just a few years that changed, with long-time rival BMW introducing the new 7 Series and GM’s luxury division, Cadillac, introducing the full-size CT6 to the market. The S-Class was already competitive enough to hold its own in the full-size luxury segment and was even praised for its superior ride quality, seemingly effortless acceleration, and all of that fancy tech that brought it one step closer to being a true-to-life spaceship on wheels. With the new E-Class coming before this mid-cycle update, Merc had a lot of new tech on its hands, and you certainly can’t have a lesser model sporting better features, so this was the icing on the cake and triggered Mercedes to revamp the S-Class in time for 2018. Now that we’re approaching the holiday season and the new year, Mercedes saw fit to introduce the newest member of the S-Class family: The S 560 e – a plug-in hybrid that promises to be a huge improvement over the outgoing model.

So, now that we’re looking at the facelifted S-Class hybrid, it’s important to note that it also comes with a new name. Previously known as the S550 Plug-in Hybrid, the 2018 model will now go by the nomenclature of S560 e Plug-in Hybrid. Highlights of the facelifted model include an increase in system output of more than 50 horsepower, increased all-electric range thanks to a revised battery, relocated electric components, and increased luggage room in the rear. An ECO assist feature will help you drive more efficiently, while pre-entry climate control will have the temperature just right before you even sit down inside the vehicle. I guess that’s pretty commendable and right in line with what you should expect for a car of this stature. With that said, let’s take a closer look at what kind of improvements the revised hybrid brings to the market. Something tells me, you might want to consider trading in that old plug-in for a new one, but we’ll see.

PostHeaderIcon Mercedes-Benz S-Class Coupe

The current generation of the S-Class Coupe hit the market for 2015 and brought about the best design, technology, and luxury that the German automaker had to offer. It was based heavily on the S-Class Coupe Concept that was showcased in Frankfurt back in 2014 and was offered with a 367-horsepower V-6 and a 449-horsepower V-8. We’re now starting to see 2018 models hit the market, so it should be no surprise that Mercedes has been working hard on a facelift for its resident, full-size coupe. As part of this facelift, you won’t notice too many changes at skin level, but that’s because Mercedes was more focused on bringing about all of the new tech found in the recently revealed E-Class, which includes some semi-autonomous driving features, OLED lighting in the rear, an updated infotainment system, and new V-8 engine meow offers up a little more power next to the updated V-6 that offers better efficiency thanks to a new “gliding function.” Finally, the model lineup has changed a bit as well as a part of this facelift, so there’s that to discuss as well.

All told, the updated S-Class is now fully prepared to take on the competition, thanks to all of the new tech that Merc introduced with the E-Class and its desire to improve efficiency and supply more power when possible. With that said, there’s still not a lot to talk about as far as aesthetic updates, but there’s plenty of tech and standard features to go over. It’s not a revolution for the S-Class by any means, but it’s still worthy of some dedicated attention, so let’s take a good look at it and how it might stand up in the market once it finally launches.

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PostHeaderIcon Mercedes-AMG S63-S65

The S-Class is an old nameplate for Mercedes, dating all the way back to the ‘50s. Back then, Merc called it the Sonderklasse (“Special Class” in its native German), adopting the current “S-Class” badge in the early ‘70s. These days, you can get a variety of S-Class variants, but the quickest of the bunch tout the letters “AMG” on the trunk lid. Tuned by the automaker’s independent performance division, these titans of European motoring offer all the traditional comfort and luxury you’d expect, but add a dollop of furious DTM-themed performance on top, creating one serious slice of automobile as a result. Available in several different body styles, two-door variants include a coupe and a cabriolet, with either the twin-turbo V-8-powered S63 or the twin-turbo V-12-powerd S65 rounding out the powertrain options. Keeping things fresh, Merc just announced updates for the 2018 model year, including tweaked styling and a new V-8 for the S63, once again continuing the tradition established over six decades in the past.

However, this latest refresh brings with it a few questions, the most pressing of which pertains to the S63’s new engine. While the eight gets a displacement downgrade, power is up, challenging the twelve in terms of peak output and straight up trouncing the S65 in terms of acceleration numbers. Which begs the question – why get the S65 when the S63 is arguably the better buy? Read on to find out, plus learn about all the updates for 2018.

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PostHeaderIcon Mercedes-Benz S-Class Cabriolet

First introduced in 1972, the Mercedes-Benz S-Class has been the company’s flagship model for more than 40 years and stepped into the 21st century as one of the world’s best-selling luxury models. The sedan’s success prompted the German firm to create numerous body types over the years, including two-door models. But, while the coupe was offered on many occasions, the full-size convertible needed more than four decades to return into dealerships. Launched in 2015, the current-generation S-Class Cabriolet is set to receive its mid-cycle facelift at the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show.

Aimed at the popular Bentley Continental GTC, the revised S-Class Cabriolet gains all the new features we’ve seen on the 2018 S-Class sedan. While the exterior design carries over mostly unchanged, the interior gets new tech, including extended driver assistance systems and convenience features. More importantly, the old 4.7-liter V-8 was retired in favor for the newer, 4.0-liter V-8 that debuted in AMG GT sports car and found its way in many Mercedes cars and crossovers in the last couple of years. Find out what’s new in the review below and stay tuned for updates from Frankfurt.

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PostHeaderIcon Mercedes-AMG S65 Cabriolet Brabus Rocket 900

Brabus has dropped the gloves ahead of the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show with the presentation of what it claims to be the world’s most powerful four-door cabriolet. The German tuner has been known to use superlatives like this from time to time, but it’s hard to argue against its claim for the tuned up version of the 2017 Mercedes-AMG S65. This gnarly beast packs 888 horsepower and 885 pound-feet of torque, and that’s only one part of the story of the car now known as the Brabus Rocket 900.

We’ve been down this road before with Brabus as the history of its programs wearing the “Rocket” name stretches back to the last decade with the CLS-Class and the SL-Class. Even the coupe version of the Mercedes-AMG S65 has been the recipient of the “world’s fastest” treatment, a testament to the kind of audacity the tuner is capable of. Needless to say, the new Rocket 900 follows along the same path, with almost 900 horsepower in tow to go with a menu of aerodynamic enhancements, suspension improvements, new wheels, and a plush interior offering. The result is a car that not only performs like a car with rockets strapped onto it, but also looks the part of what a fully dressed up AMG S65 should look like. It’s a fitting kit from the tuning company that has given us no shortage of over-the-top tuning programs over the years.

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PostHeaderIcon 2018 Mercedes S-Class Priced from €88,446

Mercedes-Maybach S-Klasse (X222); 2017

Daimler announced today the official pricing for the new 2018 Mercedes S-Class, and as you would expect the thing is pretty darn expensive. The new S-Class starts off at €88,446.75 Euros for the S 350 d, and that’s before you go through all the optional packages. The most expensive one upon launch, which is July for the European markets, is the AMG S63 with a base price of €160,293.

Available engines for the 2018 Mercedes S-Class include the 350 d with 286 hp, 400 d with 340 hp, and 560 petrol boasting 469 hp. They all come with 4MATIC all-wheel-drive and can be ordered with long wheel base. So the 350 d costs €88,446.75 for regular and €91,719.25 for the long version, the 400 d €93.206.75 and €96,479.25 respectively, and the 560 model €113,960.35 and €116,994.85. The latter can also be had as a Maybach, in which case the price goes up to €143,508.05.

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The standard equipment on all 2018 Mercedes S-Class models include COMAND Online with Widescreen Cockpit and Car?to?X-Communication (enables autonomous information exchange with vehicles as well as the traffic infrastructure), multifunction steering wheel with Touch Control buttons, touchpad with Controller, intelligent THERMOTRONIC automatic climate control, electrically adjustable front seats, the air suspension system AIRMATIC with continuously variable damping system, DYNAMIC SELECT transmission mode selection as well as the Smartphone Integration package with Apple Car Play and Android Auto and a wireless charging system for mobile devices.

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Optional packages include Driving Assistance package (2737 euros), Remote Parking package (4343.50 euros), MULTIBEAM LED with ULTRA RANGE Highbeam (1999.20 euros), AIR?BALANCE package (440.30 euros),  the extended ambient lighting (476 euros), and extended ambient lighting (476 euros).

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PostHeaderIcon Mercedes-Benz S-Class

Launched in 2013, the current Mercedes-Benz S-Class has brought many innovations to the market. It also arrived in dealerships as a sportier, yet more comfortable proposition to the previous-gen S-Class, being praised for its fantastic ride, effortless acceleration, and the enormous amount of luxury and tech. In 2013, it had no rival, but BMW launched a new 7 Series in 2016, while Cadillac joined the full-size segment with the CT6. As a result, Mercedes-Benz updated the S-Class for the 2018 model year.

Although it’s safe to say that the outgoing S-Class was still competitive against its newer rivals, an update was necessary, especially in the tech department. That’s not to say that the S-Class was outdated, it’s just that Merc launched a range of new features with the latest E-Class, including semi-autonomous driving, that had to be offered in the top-of-the-line sedan too. Alongside the new tech, Mercedes also introduced a couple of new engines for the U.S. market and a new diesel for Europe. The facelift is rounded off by mild design upgrades and a revised model lineup.

Updated 10/06/2017: Mercedes announced prices for the new, 2018 S-Class. Check the “Prices” section for the full details.

Continue reading to learn more about the 2018 Mercedes S-Class.

Exterior


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“Changes are few and noticeable upon closer inspection only, but highlights include a redesigned grille and larger intakes.”

As with most facelifts, the revised S-Class is pretty much identical to the outgoing model. Changes are few and noticeable upon closer inspection only. Highlights include a redesigned grille, with six- and eight-cylinder models sporting three twin louvers and vertical strips in a high-gloss black finish.


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There’s also a revised front bumper with larger intakes. Around back, there are new LED taillight clusters with crystal jewel-like appearance and a revised lower bumper with integrated tailpipe trim. The refresh is rounded off by two new 20-inch alloy wheel designs.

But despite the new S-Class being almost the old car from 2013, the German sedan is by no means dated when compared to the brand-new BMW 7 Series.


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Exterior comparison previous and updates S-Class.

COMPETING DESIGNS


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“It’s a matter of taste whether you go with the 7 Series or the S-Class as both offer everything you’d expect from a large, premium sedan.”

Launched for the 2017 model year, the latest-generation BMW 7 Series (left) is a significantly newer proposition. However, this doesn’t make the Bimmer much more appealing in terms of design. Due to its evolutionary styling, the 7 Series feels like a more comprehensive facelift to the previous generation model with an extra touch of sportiness. Somewhat aggressive for a full-size sedan, but also elegant thanks to its wide stance and mild creases, the 7 Series is a solid competitor for the S-Class, but doesn’t really stand out. Bottom line, it’s a matter of taste whether you go with the Bimmer or the Merc as both offer everything you’d expect from a large, premium sedan.

Then there’s the Cadillac CT6 (right), which in my opinion showcases a more unique design. Although not as sporty as its German rivals, it boasts that classic Cadillac flair with a high and simple beltline running from front to rear and massive front grille. All this is combined with styling cues first seen on the CTS and a long wheelbase that speaks volumes of its roomy interior. If you want a modern De Ville without with cheesy rear fender wings, the CT6 is the way to go.

Exterior Dimensions

BMW 7 Series Cadillac CT6 Mercedes S-Class
Wheelbase (Inches) 126.4 122.4 124.6
Length (Inches) 206.6 204 206.5
Width (Inches) 74.8 74 75.0
Height (Inches) 58.2 57.9 58.7
Track front/rear (Inches) 63.5/64.6 63.4/64 63.9/64.5

Interior


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“Mercedes-Benz updated the interior to include all the new tech it introduced with the recently unveiled E-Class.”

This is where the S-Class received a bit more attention, as Mercedes-Benz updated the interior to include all the new tech it introduced with the recently unveiled E-Class. Visually, it remained unchanged save for the two new natural grain ash wood trim options, new brown tones, and three new upholstery color combinations: Silk Beige/Deep-Sea Blue, Magma Grey/Espresso Brown and Mahogany/Silk Beige.

A more important update is the addition of a new steering wheel with touch-sensitive buttons. The feature was launched with the E-Class as a world-first in the automotive industry and detects horizontal and vertical swipes just like the screen of a smartphone or tablet. This innovation allows the driver to control features of the infotainment system using only their thumbs, which improves safety behind the wheel.


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“Alongside the 12.3-inch screen of the infotainment system, the full-size now includes an equally large display as an instrument cluster.”

The S-Class received the upgraded infotainment system with redesigned menus and functions, which also debuted on the E-Class. Alongside the 12.3-inch screen of the infotainment system, the full-size now includes an equally large display as an instrument cluster. In addition, the S-Class’ energy-saving LED interior is now be offered in 64 colors, yet another feature introduced with the smaller E-Class.

Finally, the sedan comes with the optional Drive Pilot, which can enable the S-Class to follow the car in front at speeds of up to 130 mph. The system uses automatic braking and accelerating, as well as the Steering Pilot to handle moderate bends. This feature makes make the S-Class a semi-autonomous vehicle, bringing it up to date compared to the BMW 7 Series.


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Interior comparison previous and updates S-Class.

THE COMPETITION


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“The CT6’s ability to stream programs from sites like Hulu, Netflix and YouTube makes traveling in the rear seat a lot more entertaining.”

While exterior looks are important, it’s inside the cabin where authentic luxury sedans are separated from the rest. And the new 7 Series (left) is definitely part of the elite. As you’d expect from a range-topping Bimmer, it’s available with the finest materials and trim ranging from genuine wood to aluminum. The panoramic roof is standard, while the intense Panoramic Sky Lounge LED roof is optional. Also optional is the Rear Executive Lounge Seating Package, which gives the right-side passenger the added comfort of a pop-out footrest and a seatback that reclines up to 42.5 degrees. Tech includes the iDrive 5.0 with touch display and Gesture Control, a removable seven-inch tablet for rear-seat occupants, and a Bowers & Wilkins Diamond sound system. It also comes with several driving assist features that turn it into a semi-autonomous car.

Although not as flamboyant as the S-Class, the CT6 (right) has everything it needs to give the competition a run for its money. Finished in typical Cadillac fashion, the cabin feels modern and clean and wrapped in all sorts of high-quality materials, including leather and Alcantara. Color choices vary from sober black to livelier brown and cream hues, and there’s a wide choice of trims to pick from. The 10.2-inch infotainment screen is fairly big but not as spectacular as the S-Class’ unit. On the other hand, Cadillac claims the CT6 has best-in-class storage room, and the 2.2-liter center console is a nice feature to have. The American sedan also comes with a quad-zone climate control system, a Bose audio system with no fewer than 34 speakers. The car’s ability to stream programs from sites like Hulu, Netflix and YouTube makes traveling in the rear seat a lot more entertaining.

Interior Dimensions

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Headroom front/rear (Inches) 39.9/38.9 40.1/38.0 39.7/37.4
Leg room front/rear (Inches) 41.4/44.4 42.3/40.4 41.4/43.1
Shoulder room front/rear (Inches) 59.2/57.7 58.3/56.1 59.7/59.1
Trunk Volume (cu ft) 18.2 15.3 16.3

Drivetrain


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“Two new engines are available in the U.S., alongside two new nameplates.”

The drivetrain department boasts more changes than any other area. Specifically, Mercedes-Benz just introduced two brand-new engines. The U.S. lineup will now include the S450, which uses a biturbo, 3.0-liter V-6 that cranks out 362 horsepower and 369 pound-feet of torque. Given that the outgoing lineup begins with the S550, the S450 will become the new entry-level model in North America. A 4Matic version with all-wheel drive will also be offered.

Speaking of the S550, it was replaced with the S560. Along with the name change comes with a new drivetrain, as Mercedes dropped the 4.7-liter V-8 in favor of the smaller, twin-turbo, 4.0-liter unit. Rated at 463 horses and 516 pound-feet, it’s 14 horsepower more potent than the outgoing powerplant, but at the same time, it consumes about 10 percent less fuel than its predecessor.

“The S560 replaces the S550 with a 4.0-liter V-8.”

To lower the fuel consumption, four cylinders of the new V-8 are deactivated simultaneously 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.

In Europe, the existing V-6 diesel was replaced by the company’s new 3.0-liter inline-six. This new mill cranks out 282 horsepower and 443 pound-feet in the S350d (a 27-horsepower increase and 14-pound-foot decrease) and 335 horses and 516 pound-feet in the S400d. The latter is the most powerful diesel Mercedes-Benz ever.

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Engine 3.0-liter V6 biturbo 4.0-liter V8
Horsepower 362 HP 463 HP
Torque 369 LB-FT 516 LB-FT

COMPETING PERFORMANCE


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7 Series engine.

“Just like the S-Class, the 7 Series is powered by six- and eight-cylinder engines here in the U.S.”

Just like the S-Class, the 7 Series is powered by six- and eight-cylinder engines here in the U.S. The base 740i model uses a 3.0-liter inline-six that’s good for 320 horsepower and 330 pound-feet of torque, while the 4.4-liter V-8 in the 750i generates 445 horses and 480 pound-feet. Needless to say, both of BMW’s units lag behind Merc’s when it comes to output.


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CT6 engine.

Unlike the big German sedans, the Cadillac CT6 doesn’t have a V-8 yet. The range begins with an ultra efficient 2.0-liter four-cylinder, but to benefit from the extra mileage, you’ll have to settle for just 265 horsepower. More oomph comes from the larger, 3.6-liter V-6, which sends 335 horses to the wheels. Finally, the range-topping CT6 gets its juice from a twin-turbo, 3.0-liter V-6 rated at 400 horsepower. All three units seem underpowered, but the CT6’s architecture is significantly lighter, so the power-to-weight ratio is actually similar.

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Engine 3.0-liter turbocharged inline-6 4.4-liter BMW TwinPower Turbo V-8 2.0-liter Turbo direct-injected DOHC with VVT 3.6-liter V-6 direct-injected DOHC with VVT Twin-Turbo 3.0-liter V-6 direct-injected DOHC with VVT
Horsepower 320 HP @ 5,200 RPM 445 HP @ 5,500–6,000 RPM 265 HP @ 5,500 RPM 335 HP @ 6,800 RPM 404 HP @ 5,700 RPM
Torque 330 LB-FT @ 1,380 RPM 479 LB-FT @ 1,800–4,500 RPM 295 LB-FT @ 3,000-4,500 RPM 284 LB-FT @ 5,300 RPM 400 LB-FT @ 2,500-5,100 RPM
Transmission 8-speed automatic 8-speed Sport Automatic Hydra-Matic 8L45 paddle-shift eight-speed Hydra-Matic 8L45 paddle-shift eight-speed Hydra-Matic 8L90 paddle-shift eight-speed
Curb weight 4,195 Lbs 4,502 Lbs 3,657 Lbs 3,926 Lbs 4,085 Lbs
0 to 60 mph 5.4 seconds 4.6 seconds 6.1 seconds 5.9 seconds 5.0 seconds
Top Speed 130 mph 130 mph 149 mph 135 mph 155 mph

Prices


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Pricing for the revised S-Class starts from $90,895, which makes the nameplate almost $5,000 more affordable than the outgoing model. But that’s because there is a new base model with a V-6 engine. Add 4Matic all-wheel-drive and the sticker for the S450 version jumps to $93,895. Then there’s the S560 4Matic, which costs $103,895 before options, which converts to a $5,245 premium over the S550 4Matic it replaces.

Opt for AMG Line and you need to pay an extra $5,900. The Premium Package costs $5,000, while the Magic Sky Control retails at $4,950. If you want the the Burmester high-end sound system, be prepared to pay an extra $6,400. There’s also an Executive Rear Seat Package at $3,500, a rear-seat entertainment system at $2,650, and the Driver Assistance Package at $2,250.

Mercedes-Benz S 450 Sedan $90,895
Mercedes-Benz S 450 4MATIC Sedan $93,895
Mercedes-Benz S 560 4MATIC Sedan $103,895

Note: Prices include $995 delivery cost.

Options

AMG Line $5,900
Rear Spoiler $500
19-inch 5-spoke alloy wheels $2,480
20-inch 10-spoke alloy wheels $2,600
20-inch 10-spoke alloy wheel $1,920
Premium Package $5,000
PRE-SAFE Rear Seat Package $1,300
Rear Seat Package $1,700
Warmth & Comfort Package $2,600
Executive Rear Seat Package $3,500
Executive Rear Seat Package PLUS $1,950
Power outboard rear seats with memory $1,515
Refrigerator box for rear cabin $1,100
MAGIC SKY CONTROL $4,950
Burmester High-End 3D Surround Sound system $6,400
Rear Seat Entertainment system $2,650
Driver Assistance Package $2,250
Night View Assist PLUS $2,260

COMPETING PRICES

Pricing for the 7 Series starts from $83,100, for which you get the 740i. Opt for the 740e iPerformance hybrid model and the sticker jumps to $90,700. The range-topping 750i goes for $99,400 before options. Adding xDrive all-wheel drive on any of the above will set you back a further $3,000. The Cadillac CT6, on the other hand, comes with a significantly more affordable sticker, retailing from only $54,790 in base trim and with the 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine. The Luxury retails from $59,690, while the Premium Luxury starts from $64,890. The range-topping Platinum model is the only version that comes close to Mercedes-Benz and BMW pricing at $84,790 before options.

BMW 740i $83,100
BMW 740i xDrive $86,100
BMW 740e xDrive iPerformance $90,700
BMW 750i $96,400
BMW 750i xDrive $99,400
Cadillac CT6 $54,790
Cadillac CT6 Luxury $59,690
Cadillac CT6 Premium Luxury $64,890
Cadillac CT6 Platinum $84,790

Other Options

Audi A8


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Already seven years old, the A8 is a little long in the tooth for the cars discussed here, but Ingolstadt’s range-topping sedan still has a few tricks to throw at the competition. And, although the interior feels a bit dated, it has everything it needs to compete in this niche, including the fanciest creature comforts and the best in-car technology Audi has to offer. The sedan can also be had with a wide range of engines in the U.S., starting with the 3.0-liter, turbo-diesel V-6 rated at 258 horsepower. Next up is the supercharged, 3.0-liter, V-6 TSI with 310 horses, while the range-topping twin-turbo, 4.0-liter V-8 delivers 435 horsepower. The A8 starts from $82,500 in the U.S., but it’s worth mentioning that you get the long-wheelbase model. The V-8-powered version retails from $91,500.

Find out more about the upcoming Audi A8 here.

Conclusion


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A massive improvement over its predecessor, the current S-Class is arguably one of the best full-size luxury rigs on the market. It has an unparalleled blend of luxury and technology, incredible ride comfort, and an endless list of safety and entertainment features, which makes it pretty difficult to improve. Fortunately, Merc launched plenty of new tech with the new E-Class, and all of it went into this facelift. In addition to the new tech, the mild visual updates should keep S-Class fresh for three or four years.

  • Leave it
    • New 7 Series just hit the market
    • Diesel not yet available in the U.S.

References

Mercedes S-Class


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Read our full review on the fifth generation Mercedes S-Class.


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Read our full review on the fourth generation Mercedes S-Class.


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Read our full review on the third generation Mercedes S-Class.


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Read our full review on the second generation Mercedes S-Class.


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Read our full review on the first generation Mercedes S-Class.

PostHeaderIcon Mercedes-AMG S 63 And S 65 Updated In Shanghai; Still Silly Fast

Merc’s flagship four-door just got a buncha upgrades at this year’s Shanghai Auto Show, and while the German automaker puts fuel efficiency and a cylinder deactivation system at the top of its list, fear not – both models are still crazy fast. Tweaks were applied to the engine, transmission, and AWD system, not to mention the exterior styling and interior design, and the result is a mighty slab of Teutonic speed and luxury that’s every inch worthy of bearing the Mercedes torch.

Let’s jump straight into the greasy bits, starting with the S 63 4Matic+. This thing gets a new 4.0-liter turbo V-8, ditching the old 5.5-liter turbo V-8 and replacing the lost displacement with more boost. Final output figures come to 612 horsepower, which is 27 horses more than the old 5.5-liter lump. The 4.0-liter also makes an impressive 554 pound-feet of torque starting at just 2,750 rpm. Apply all that power, and you’ll go 0-to-62 mph in 3.5 seconds.

Cog swaps are handled by a 9-seed automatic gearbox, which replaces the old 7-speed box. Top speed is limited to 155 mph, although the optional Driver’s Package raises the limit to 186 mph.

Meanwhile, the even-faster S 65 gets the same 6.0-liter turbo V-12 as before, producing a very mighty 630 horsepower and 738 pound-feet of torque. The transmission is also a carryover, with a 7–speed automatic onboard to route the muscle.

Looking for more info? Continue reading for further specs and numbers.

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PostHeaderIcon Mercedes-AMG S 63 And S 65 Updated In Shanghai; Still Silly Fast

Merc’s flagship four-door just got a buncha upgrades at this year’s Shanghai Auto Show, and while the German automaker puts fuel efficiency and a cylinder deactivation system at the top of its list, fear not – both models are still crazy fast. Tweaks were applied to the engine, transmission, and AWD system, not to mention the exterior styling and interior design, and the result is a mighty slab of Teutonic speed and luxury that’s every inch worthy of bearing the Mercedes torch.

Let’s jump straight into the greasy bits, starting with the S 63 4Matic+. This thing gets a new 4.0-liter turbo V-8, ditching the old 5.5-liter turbo V-8 and replacing the lost displacement with more boost. Final output figures come to 612 horsepower, which is 27 horses more than the old 5.5-liter lump. The 4.0-liter also makes an impressive 554 pound-feet of torque starting at just 2,750 rpm. Apply all that power, and you’ll go 0-to-62 mph in 3.5 seconds.

Cog swaps are handled by a 9-seed automatic gearbox, which replaces the old 7-speed box. Top speed is limited to 155 mph, although the optional Driver’s Package raises the limit to 186 mph.

Meanwhile, the even-faster S 65 gets the same 6.0-liter turbo V-12 as before, producing a very mighty 630 horsepower and 738 pound-feet of torque. The transmission is also a carryover, with a 7–speed automatic onboard to route the muscle.

Looking for more info? Continue reading for further specs and numbers.

Continue reading for the full story.


PostHeaderIcon Official: 2018 Mercedes S-Class

Mercedes-Benz S-Klasse; 2017

As promised in New York, Mercedes-Benz went to Shanghai to unveil the refreshed 2018 Mercedes S-Class to the world. The new version is not all-new, but it comes with enough changes and improvements for us not to nag. As you would expect, the big S is still class and industry-leader in terms of technology. 

Design-wise, there isn’t much to talk about the 2018 Mercedes S-Class. But under the bonnet there is a new V-8 biturbo petrol engine as well as new six-cylinder petrol and diesel units. There are also plans for a plug-in hybrid with an electric range of about 50 kilometres to be relased later. As for the technology features, the approach is toward autonomy with features such as DISTRONIC Active Proximity Control and Active Steer Assist. We could make you read thousands of words about it, but here’s a handy video showing you what these features do in action:

Besides the regular 2018 Mercedes S-Class, Auto Shanghai also saw the debut of the new Mercedes-AMG S63 4MATIC and S65 models. The headline here is that the S63 gets the 4.0 liter V8 bi-turbo from AMG GT (here with cylinder deactivation), but in the sedan it makes an astonishing 612 horsepower and gives the car a sprint time of 3.5 seconds from zero to 100 km/h. The S65 still gets the good old V12 unit, now with 650 horsepower.

Other highlights of the new S-Class include MULTIBEAM LED headlamps and ULTRA RANGE High Beam which turn night into day, ROAD SURFACE SCAN, the forward-looking detection of bumps, and the curve-tilting function CURVE. There is also the ENERGIZING comfort control, a world-first bringing features such as climate control, ambience lighting, massage and fragrancing functions together to offer a unique experience.

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Mercedes-Benz Intelligent Drive in der neuen S-Klasse
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PostHeaderIcon Official: 2018 Mercedes S-Class

Mercedes-Benz S-Klasse; 2017

As promised in New York, Mercedes-Benz went to Shanghai to unveil the refreshed 2018 Mercedes S-Class to the world. The new version is not all-new, but it comes with enough changes and improvements for us not to nag. As you would expect, the big S is still class and industry-leader in terms of technology. 

Design-wise, there isn’t much to talk about the 2018 Mercedes S-Class. But under the bonnet there is a new V-8 biturbo petrol engine as well as new six-cylinder petrol and diesel units. There are also plans for a plug-in hybrid with an electric range of about 50 kilometres to be relased later. As for the technology features, the approach is toward autonomy with features such as DISTRONIC Active Proximity Control and Active Steer Assist. We could make you read thousands of words about it, but here’s a handy video showing you what these features do in action:

Besides the regular 2018 Mercedes S-Class, Auto Shanghai also saw the debut of the new Mercedes-AMG S63 4MATIC and S65 models. The headline here is that the S63 gets the 4.0 liter V8 bi-turbo from AMG GT (here with cylinder deactivation), but in the sedan it makes an astonishing 612 horsepower and gives the car a sprint time of 3.5 seconds from zero to 100 km/h. The S65 still gets the good old V12 unit, now with 650 horsepower.

Other highlights of the new S-Class include MULTIBEAM LED headlamps and ULTRA RANGE High Beam which turn night into day, ROAD SURFACE SCAN, the forward-looking detection of bumps, and the curve-tilting function CURVE. There is also the ENERGIZING comfort control, a world-first bringing features such as climate control, ambience lighting, massage and fragrancing functions together to offer a unique experience.

Mercedes-Benz Intelligent Drive in der neuen S-Klasse
Mercedes-Benz Intelligent Drive in der neuen S-Klasse
Mercedes-AMG S 63 4MATIC+
Mercedes-AMG S 63 4MATIC+
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PostHeaderIcon Official: 2018 Mercedes S-Class

Mercedes-Benz S-Klasse; 2017

As promised in New York, Mercedes-Benz went to Shanghai to unveil the refreshed 2018 Mercedes S-Class to the world. The new version is not all-new, but it comes with enough changes and improvements for us not to nag. As you would expect, the big S is still class and industry-leader in terms of technology. 

Design-wise, there isn’t much to talk about the 2018 Mercedes S-Class. But under the bonnet there is a new V-8 biturbo petrol engine as well as new six-cylinder petrol and diesel units. There are also plans for a plug-in hybrid with an electric range of about 50 kilometres to be relased later. As for the technology features, the approach is toward autonomy with features such as DISTRONIC Active Proximity Control and Active Steer Assist. We could make you read thousands of words about it, but here’s a handy video showing you what these features do in action:

Besides the regular 2018 Mercedes S-Class, Auto Shanghai also saw the debut of the new Mercedes-AMG S63 4MATIC and S65 models. The headline here is that the S63 gets the 4.0 liter V8 bi-turbo from AMG GT (here with cylinder deactivation), but in the sedan it makes an astonishing 612 horsepower and gives the car a sprint time of 3.5 seconds from zero to 100 km/h. The S65 still gets the good old V12 unit, now with 650 horsepower.

Other highlights of the new S-Class include MULTIBEAM LED headlamps and ULTRA RANGE High Beam which turn night into day, ROAD SURFACE SCAN, the forward-looking detection of bumps, and the curve-tilting function CURVE. There is also the ENERGIZING comfort control, a world-first bringing features such as climate control, ambience lighting, massage and fragrancing functions together to offer a unique experience.

Mercedes-Benz Intelligent Drive in der neuen S-Klasse
Mercedes-Benz Intelligent Drive in der neuen S-Klasse
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Mercedes-Maybach S-Klasse (X222); 2017

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PostHeaderIcon Official: 2018 Mercedes S-Class

Mercedes-Benz S-Klasse; 2017

As promised in New York, Mercedes-Benz went to Shanghai to unveil the refreshed 2018 Mercedes S-Class to the world. The new version is not all-new, but it comes with enough changes and improvements for us not to nag. As you would expect, the big S is still class and industry-leader in terms of technology. 

Design-wise, there isn’t much to talk about the 2018 Mercedes S-Class. But under the bonnet there is a new V-8 biturbo petrol engine as well as new six-cylinder petrol and diesel units. There are also plans for a plug-in hybrid with an electric range of about 50 kilometres to be relased later. As for the technology features, the approach is toward autonomy with features such as DISTRONIC Active Proximity Control and Active Steer Assist. We could make you read thousands of words about it, but here’s a handy video showing you what these features do in action:

Besides the regular 2018 Mercedes S-Class, Auto Shanghai also saw the debut of the new Mercedes-AMG S63 4MATIC and S65 models. The headline here is that the S63 gets the 4.0 liter V8 bi-turbo from AMG GT (here with cylinder deactivation), but in the sedan it makes an astonishing 612 horsepower and gives the car a sprint time of 3.5 seconds from zero to 100 km/h. The S65 still gets the good old V12 unit, now with 650 horsepower.

Other highlights of the new S-Class include MULTIBEAM LED headlamps and ULTRA RANGE High Beam which turn night into day, ROAD SURFACE SCAN, the forward-looking detection of bumps, and the curve-tilting function CURVE. There is also the ENERGIZING comfort control, a world-first bringing features such as climate control, ambience lighting, massage and fragrancing functions together to offer a unique experience.

Mercedes-Benz Intelligent Drive in der neuen S-Klasse
Mercedes-Benz Intelligent Drive in der neuen S-Klasse
Mercedes-AMG S 63 4MATIC+
Mercedes-AMG S 63 4MATIC+
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Mercedes-Maybach S-Klasse (X222); 2017

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PostHeaderIcon Official: 2018 Mercedes S-Class

Mercedes-Benz S-Klasse; 2017

As promised in New York, Mercedes-Benz went to Shanghai to unveil the refreshed 2018 Mercedes S-Class to the world. The new version is not all-new, but it comes with enough changes and improvements for us not to nag. As you would expect, the big S is still class and industry-leader in terms of technology. 

Design-wise, there isn’t much to talk about the 2018 Mercedes S-Class. But under the bonnet there is a new V-8 biturbo petrol engine as well as new six-cylinder petrol and diesel units. There are also plans for a plug-in hybrid with an electric range of about 50 kilometres to be relased later. As for the technology features, the approach is toward autonomy with features such as DISTRONIC Active Proximity Control and Active Steer Assist. We could make you read thousands of words about it, but here’s a handy video showing you what these features do in action:

Besides the regular 2018 Mercedes S-Class, Auto Shanghai also saw the debut of the new Mercedes-AMG S63 4MATIC and S65 models. The headline here is that the S63 gets the 4.0 liter V8 bi-turbo from AMG GT (here with cylinder deactivation), but in the sedan it makes an astonishing 612 horsepower and gives the car a sprint time of 3.5 seconds from zero to 100 km/h. The S65 still gets the good old V12 unit, now with 650 horsepower.

Other highlights of the new S-Class include MULTIBEAM LED headlamps and ULTRA RANGE High Beam which turn night into day, ROAD SURFACE SCAN, the forward-looking detection of bumps, and the curve-tilting function CURVE. There is also the ENERGIZING comfort control, a world-first bringing features such as climate control, ambience lighting, massage and fragrancing functions together to offer a unique experience.

Mercedes-Benz Intelligent Drive in der neuen S-Klasse
Mercedes-Benz Intelligent Drive in der neuen S-Klasse
Mercedes-AMG S 63 4MATIC+
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Mercedes-Maybach S-Klasse (X222); 2017

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PostHeaderIcon The Mercedes S-Class Gets the Facelift it Deserves in Shanghai

When Mercedes-Benz introduced the latest-generation S-Class in 2013, a new benchmark in the luxury class was established. And although BMW launched a redesigned 7 Series just last year, the S-Class remained the top-selling sedan in this class thanks to its imposing looks, tremendous interior, and state-of-the-art tech. But the sedan is already three years old as of 2017 and Mercedes has now rolled out a facelifted version with even more goodies.

Unveiled at the 2017 Shanghai Auto Show, the revised S-Class is almost identical to the outgoing model as far as looks go. Novelties include a redesigned grille with three twin louvers and vertical strips in high-gloss black, new LED lights, and lower rear bumper section. However, modifications are more notable inside and under the hood.

The cabin now comes with the company’s latest 12.3-inch screens in the instrument cluster and center stack. The full-size also gained the Touch Control Buttons on the steering wheel that respond to swiping motions like the screen of a smartphone. This feature debuted on the latest E-Class last year. Additionally, the S-Class received all the semi-autonomous driving tech from its smaller sibling, including Distronic Active Proximity Control, which uses GPS data to slow the car down for roundabouts, junctions, and corners, among others.

As far as materials go, there are two new natural grain ash wood trim offerings and three new upholstery color combinations, Silk Beige/Deep-Sea Blue, Magma Grey/Espresso Brown and Mahogany/Silk Beige.

There’s even bigger news under the hood, especially for customers in Europe. A 3.0-litre in-line six-cylinder diesel replaced the existing V-6. The new mill cranks out 282 horsepower and 443 pound-feet in the S350d (a 27-horsepower increase and 14-pound-foot decrease) and 335 horses and 516 pound-feet in the S400d. The latter is the most powerful diesel Mercedes-Benz ever. In the gasoline department, the S500 model was replaced by the S560, with the old 4.7-liter V-8 ditched in favor of the newer, twin-turbo, 4.0-liter with 463 horsepower, and 516 pound-feet, and cylinder deactivation for enhanced fuel economy.

The revised sedan will hit showrooms in July, likely with a slightly higher price tag.

Continue reading for the full story.


PostHeaderIcon 2018 Mercedes S-Class Preview: Technology Highlights

Die neue Mercedes-Benz S-Klasse: Der automobile Maßstab bei Effizienz und Komfort

Ever since its inception as the range-topping Mercedes-Benz, the S-Class has been a pioneer in terms of technologies that a few years after their introduction on this model become widespread in the auto world. That is why when we talk about the new 2018 Mercedes S-Class design and performance are a lot less important than the technology features it boasts. 

The 2018 Mercedes S-Class will soon celebrate its world premiere at the Auto Shanghai motor show with slightly revised looks, even more refined interior, and enhanced powertrains. Crucially though, the luxury saloon comes with many new technologies. Before we get to them though, check out this cool teaser/preview of the new S-Class at the New York Auto Show:

So, what you can expect from the 2018 Mercedes S-Class in terms of high-tech kit, stuff that by 2022 you will find in your run-of-the-mill Korean hatchback as standard equipment. Well, the keyword here is Intelligent Drive, features that make the job of driving a lot ore comfortable with one eye on fully autonomous operation in the next applications of these technologies. The highlights include:

 

  • DISTRONIC Active Proximity Assist uses substantially more map and navigation data, can support the driver based on the route, and conveniently adjusts the vehicle speed.
  • Active Steer Assist has been noticeably improved across its entire performance range, resulting in markedly enhanced customer benefits.
  • Active Lane Change Assist has been considerably upgraded. Now tapping the indicator stalk is all it takes to initiate a lane change. This lane change is executed within the next ten seconds and indicated in the instrument cluster with the appropriate visual display, if the vehicle sensor system does not detect any vehicles in the relevant safety zone the driver might have missed.
  • Active Emergency Stop Assist brakes the vehicle to a stop when Active Steer Assist is engaged and the system recognises that the driver is not intervening in the driving process on a sustained basis.
  • Following vehicles in a tailback: In stop & go traffic on motorways and similar roads, stops of up to 30 seconds are now possible, during which time the S-Class starts moving again automatically and follows the traffic ahead (in conjunction Active Parking Assist).
  • Traffic Sign Assist: Posted speed limits and any potential no-overtaking signs are displayed for the current section of the route through image recognition and information from the digital road map of the navigation system. The vehicle speed is compared with the speed limit. When the driver selects the appropriate settings, a visual/visual-audible warning signal is issued any time the speed limit is exceeded. No-entry restrictions are also recognised. Furthermore, the system warns of detected persons in the area of pedestrian crossings.

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