plug-in hybrid variant of the S-Class, it is to be seen if this is also
launched in india, will have an electric range of up to 100 kilometres. With a
Cd figure from 0.22, the S-Class is one
of the world's most aerodynamic cars. Its drag coefficient is therefore lower than
before, despite a larger frontal area 200 sq. cm.
to the preceding model, elbow-room for the driver has increased by 38mm and by
up to 23mm for rear passengers. Headroom in the rear has increased by up to 16mm.
The computing power of MBUX (Mercedes-Benz User Experience) has increased by 50
percent compared to the system in the previous model. The memory bandwidth is
a side impact threatens, the vehicle body can be raised by up to 8 cms by the
E-Active Body Control suspension (optional) within a few tenths of a second.
This is a new function of Pre-Safe Impulse Side. Around 17 step motors control
the temperature and air distribution in the Thermotronic system. The 4-zone
climate control Thermotronic Rear even has 20 step motors. These electric
motors operate the air flaps.
the Active Ambient Lighting system, there is an LED in an optical fibre every
1.6 centimetres. There are around 250 in all. The new OLED central display
measures 239.06 mm x 218.8 mm, and has an active screen diagonal of 12.8
inches. The screen area is 64 percent larger than in the preceding model. The
driver display measures 291.6 mm x 109.4 mm and has a diagonal of 12.3 inches.
tubular structure of the innovative rear airbag is around 16 litres, while the
total volume of the deployed bag is up to 70 litres. The control units of E-Active
Body Control analyse the driving situation and adjust the suspension 1000 times
per second. All these features and much
more would be revealed on June 17. Watch this space, in the meantime.