• Feb 22, 2013
WorldCarFans was reportedly sent what looks like a dealer presentation on the coming V222 series 2014 Mercedes-Benz S-Class. There have been hints for years as to the kinds of technology the world's best-selling large luxury sedan will contain, and it appears those hints had some foundation. To be shown in Germany on May 15 before a launch window that runs from September to November this year, the evolutionary design will be built of aluminum and steel, using that lighter material for the front end, roof and "detached body parts."

Among the new options buyers will be able to choose are the Rear Seat Package with rear seatbelt airbags and active buckles that extend, a Warmth and Comfort Package with heated seats front and back, heated armrests and side panels, and power rear seats with active ventilation and memory function. There's a chauffeur seating option that comes with 10-way adjustable rear seats, an extendable footrest and folding tables in the front seatbacks.

Blatant technology will be on display via two 12.3-inch screens, one for the dash cluster and one for the COMAND infotainment screen on the instrument panel. The third generation of Nightview Assist Plus will be able to detect animals as well as humans, and the next generation of Surround View will provide high-res views all around the car. A touchpad and a color head-up display will arrive in 2015. It will be the first Mercedes-Benz to utilize LED lighting everywhere, inside and outside the car.

Other premium touches will be available Hot Stone Massage seats with seven massaging programs, a Burmester Reference sound system and an Air Balance Package that filters, and ionizes cabin air and can emit a fragrance through the HVAC system. The S550 will come first, in September, followed by the S550 4Matic and S63 AMG over the next two months. Have a look at the slides in the gallery, it looks like the coming S is going to be a lot of car.


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      Mason
      • 1 Year Ago
      High school students could make a better PowerPoint presentation...seriously.
        Greg
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Mason
        Gotta love those star circled "NEW" icons next to everything!
      RGT881
      • 1 Year Ago
      An IT guy at my old company drove the W221 and he said that as soon as he closed the driver's side door, he immediately felt better than everyone else on the road. It's a tank, it's relaxing to drive, it's fast, safe and it'll certainly be on par with Flyin Spur at least in the Pullman spec. Looking forward to the unveiling.
      brgtlm
      • 1 Year Ago
      Even though the information looks real enough, whoever did the presentation needs to go to a PPT and corporate branding class. What a sloppy mess of a PPT - how embarrassing for MB corporate.
        Thando
        • 1 Year Ago
        @brgtlm
        Maybe at Mercedes , they focus on the cars not the PowerPoint ...
      CarCrazy24
      • 1 Year Ago
      I love the Warmth package...heated armrests?? That is AWESOME
      peedracer
      • 1 Year Ago
      No S600?
        Greg
        • 1 Year Ago
        @peedracer
        Wait until next year. The 600 always comes out a year later.
      The Law
      • 1 Year Ago
      And why would anyone buy a Bentley or Rolls Royce again?
      Jonathan
      • 1 Year Ago
      ... This all sounds nice, But I still think the w126 set the tone for the S class to be what it is today. I am glad we're getting more colors than 50 shades of grey
      SloopJohnB
      • 1 Year Ago
      Dramatic reduction in NVH? Hah. Dramatic increase in hyperbole.
      ferps
      • 1 Year Ago
      The complexity of these vehicles is getting ridiculous. Imagine owning this out of warranty.
        Greg
        • 1 Year Ago
        @ferps
        That's why cars like this and BMWs depreciate dramatically once the warranty expires. Look at the price on 4 year old 7-Series.
        Jonathan Wayne
        • 1 Year Ago
        @ferps
        Own one now in warranty, owned a few and the repair bills are spectacular to say the least. Thankfully I don't have to pay them. I don't think I have ever seen a bill less than $700 for anything, mine or other friend's cars. If you buy the wrong car that has issues, you could blow past $10,000 easily in repairs. Add in brakes, tires, services and so on and you can really spend some cash. I would not take a V12 for free.
      ammca66564
      • 1 Year Ago
      Wait, this looks kinda real and kinda fake. What's with the graphic of the space ship? And the "hot stone massage"? Weird. On the other hand, I love the idea of the warmth and comfort package with electrically headed door panels. I bet that's massively comfy on a really cold day.
      A P
      • 1 Year Ago
      "rear seatbelt airbags"????? OHH the inflatable seatbelts you can get in a lowly Ford. But of course AB would never admit an American car maker did something before MB.
      mbukukanyau
      • 1 Year Ago
      Well, Now that Cadillac knows this, its time for them to get to work and be better.
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