· Unbroken tradition from 1951 through today
· Outstanding car in every detail – comfort, safety, engineering, design
· World’s best-selling premium-class car
The assignment: Perfection
Stuttgart. The best automobile in the world – every new generation of the Mercedes-Benz S-Class has earned this accolade anew for itself.
The logical goal in the book of specifications for the coming model was therefore: perfection to the last detail. The result is “The Essence of Luxury”.
This pursuit of the best or nothing is particularly noticeable in the interior: whether it is the seats or the air conditioning, the controls or the design, the infotainment or the comfort and safety in the rear – new ideas and their painstaking realisation underpin the high standards that the engineers have set for the Mercedes-Benz flagship model – and for themselves.
Sindelfingen’s S-Class production cut to 1 shift from 2
* Workers reassigned to C-Class assembly until summer 2013
* Roughly 8,000 fewer S-Class cars to be built in Q4
FRANKFURT, Oct 17 (Reuters) – Daimler has cut production shifts from two to one for its luxury Mercedes S-Class saloon car at Sindelfingen, Germany, until the next version of its flagship model is ready to debut in the summer of 2013, due to lower demand.
“Workers manufacturing the S-Class will be reassigned to the C-Class assembly line during this period,” the company said on Wednesday, in a sign of the malaise in Europe’s car market starting to spread to premium brands.
Roughly 8,000 fewer S-Class cars will be built in the fourth quarter as a result of the agreement with labour. Last year Mercedes sold roughly 69,000 S-Class cars, generally regarded as its most profitable model and a favourite particularly of wealthy Chinese car buyers.
S 350 BlueTEC now with ECO start/stop function as standard
Stuttgart – With immediate effect, Mercedes-Benz is combining the V6 diesel engine in the S 350 BlueTEC with an ECO start/stop function. As a result, the fuel consumption of the luxury class saloon has been brought down to 6.2 litres per 100 kilometres (NEDC combined). The S 350 BlueTEC is also one of the world’s cleanest diesel models.
The new standard for efficiency
With a total of four new diesel and petrol engines, the Mercedes-Benz S-Class defines the efficiency standard in its segment. The accolade of “the world’s most economical luxury saloon” goes to the new S 250 CDI BlueEFFICIENCY. This high-tech turbodiesel is the first four-cylinder engine in the almost 60-year success story of the S-Class.