The all-new 2018-2019 Mercedes-Benz S-Class (W222 model index) was officially presented May 15, in Hamburg (Germany) at the factory Airbus, is engaged in the production of aircraft. Luxury flagship line of new generation 2018-2019 Mercedes S-Class presented to the public Chairman of the Board Daimler AG, Dieter Zetsche (Dieter Zetsche). Top manager proudly stated that the new sedan is not only the most luxurious and comfortable car in the class, but also the most technologically advanced in the world.
New replaces the previous generation 2018-2019 Mercedes S-Class W221 , and is intended to close the gap sedans premium vacated after phasing out the Maybach 57 and Maybach 62 will replace them new the 2018-2019 Mercedes-Maybach S-the Class . During the next year is planned to start production of the new S-Class Coupe and the S-the Class the Cabrio . In our review in detail tell readers about all the innovations and technical characteristics of the new 2018-2019 Mercedes S-Class , in the back of the W 222. Examine the exterior and interior of bright news readers are photo and video materials.
Evaluate the appearance of new items in our view it is too early, you need to get used to a new way of expensive S-Class. Exterior design at first glance it might seem a bit controversial, particularly the decision of the rear of the car. Let’s focus on the changing dimensions, innovative lighting technology aspects related to aerodynamics and rigidity.
The new executive saloon is traditionally produced with two wheelbase dimensions (3065 mm and 3165 mm), but with the creation of the 2018-2019 Mercedes 222 focus shifted towards the sedan with the long wheelbase, is very popular among customers not only in Russia but also in the United States, China and the countries of the Middle East. Sedan with a short base definitely find its customers among European motorists.
- The new generation 2018-2019 Mercedes S-class platform while retaining the previous generation model is not significantly increased in size in all directions. Dimensions body new class Es W222 Long (class Es W222) are: 5246 mm (5116 mm) in length, 1,899 mm wide and 1,491 mm in height.
The power structure of the body of the new model is manufactured with extensive use of high strength steel produced by hot stamping, exterior car body parts entirely of aluminum, even the roof.
Body 2018-2019 Mercedes S-Class – year with a phenomenal performance torsional rigidity – 40,500 Nm / degree, and the previous 2018-2019 Mercedes-Benz S-Class W221 he stood at 27,500 Nm / degree. The result is truly impressive, especially considering the size of the wheel base of more than three meters.
Also impressive drag coefficient of aerodynamic drag of a new body, constituting a record for the class representation sedans 0,23-0,24 Cx. For comparison, the compact the 2018-2019 Mercedes-Benz of CLA – the Cx 0,22-0,23, and at a fantastic Volkswagen XL 1 – 0,189 Cx. So the design of modern cars is secondary, the main thing aerodynamics, strong and rigid body, and of course the low curb weight. Despite the increase in overall body size, the saturation of the cabin with plenty of
additional equipment, the novelty began to weigh less on average 20-50 kg, compared with the previous generation sedan.
Now about the most, in our opinion, a significant phenomenon in the construction of a new Mersa S. Executive sedan new generation became the first car in the world, which is equipped with only LEDs in cars there is not a single conventional light bulbs.
Each lamp head light consists of 56 LEDs, taillights account for 35 LED elements each, and four LEDs for the rear protivotumanok. Inside, there are about 300 light-emitting diodes, the information on the exact number is not a manufacturer, many points of light are designed for trouble-free operation for 30 years. As an option for the new 2018-2019 Mercedes-Ec class can order an intelligent headlamp control or adaptive headlights Highbeam Assist Plus, the ability to make decisions about the intensity and range of road lighting. Tail lights depending on the lighting, time of day and intensity of pressing the brake pedal light with different brightness.
Thanks to the Night View Assist Plus night vision augmented thermal imaging camera, a stereo camera, radar and multi-layered systems of safety, the driver is provided with detailed information and images from all directions (360 degrees review).
Talking about the quality of the materials used to furnish the executive sedan cabin, the highest level of detail of the interior elements and high quality meaning no assembly. To find fault with just no point, let’s evaluate innovations, which simply weight, comfortable accommodation of the driver and passengers, rich equipment system is responsible for the safety, comfort and entertainment.
We begin with two 12.3-minute (30.7 cm) TFT color display to ensure high quality of the information provided. The left screen is the virtual instrument panel, the right is responsible for the multimedia system, climate control, navigation and visual way to show the algorithm of the hybrid power plant versions of 2018-2019 Mercedes-Benz S 300 BlueTec Hybrid and the 2018-2019 Mercedes-Benz S 400 Hybrid.
The front panel of the car is more like a cabin cruiser yacht design than the car interior. Round vents air vents like portholes, massive insertion of wood, soft wavy lines, tastefully placed buttons responsible for managing auxiliary systems sedan. Elegant, solid and comfortable in the front row. driver and front passenger seat looks like a work of art, but in fact is a masterpiece of modern technology. Electric motors can provide longitudinal adjustment in the range of 290 mm, change the height of the chair is 65 mm by 65 mm cushion depth and angle of 2.5 degrees, a height of 60 mm head restraint, power tilt back 27 degrees backward. Also there is a 4-step adjustment ex lumbar support, heating, ventilation and massage programs are responsible for 14 air chambers, located on the cushion and backrest.
In the second row of a sedan with a short base in 3065 mm can be a sofa for three passengers or two individual seats with backrest sink to 37 degrees. The sedan with the long wheelbase only separate rear seats five species are established in 3165 mm. The rear seat backs, depending on the trim level can be lowered to 37 or even 43.5 degrees, adjust the length and height of the head restraint cushion using electric drives. Pushing the front passenger seat forward, dropping back down as much as possible, lifting the footrest behind can go to sleep stretched out at full length. Of course heating, ventilation and massage function are also present. For the two rear passengers established separate climate control, entertainment system with color screens built in in head restraints of the front seats, automatic blinds on the rear window, inflatable seat belts.
The new S-Class – the leader among all current production cars in the world in providing security systems. Electronic systems monitor all moving and stationary objects around the car, road signs and markings, the degree of driver fatigue, the state of the road surface and the distance to the front and rear of vehicles. In case of danger of collision the machine will alert the driver to stop, and even yourself, Assistant parallel and perpendicular parking will choose the parking lot and parked a car.
The premium sedan is able to see the pedestrian suddenly appeared and independently stop, night vision camera sees even animals.
For reference: the volume of the new sedan’s trunk Es class became a little smaller and is 530 liters.
Specifications of the new executive 2018-2019 Mercedes S-Class W222 imply a previous generation platforms with the Airmatic air suspension base, 7 automatic transmission, rear-wheel or all-wheel drive.
To start motorists will be offered in four versions of the new S-Class.
- S 350 Bluetec diesel with 3.0-liter V6 (258 hp), the dynamics of up to 100 kmh in 6.8 seconds, the claimed consumption of diesel 5.5-5.6 liters in the combined cycle.
- S 500 with a petrol 4.7-liter V8 (455 hp) shoots sedan up to a hundred in 4.8 seconds, fuel consumption passport 8.6 liters.
- S 300 Bluetec Hybrid with a 2.1-liter (204 hp) four-cylinder diesel engine and the electric motor 27 forces able to disperse the sedan to the first hundred in 7.6 seconds, fuel consumption is meager 4.4 liters of diesel fuel in a mixed mode.
- S 400 Hybrid with running on petrol V6 (306 hp) and a 27 horsepower electric motor, the hybrid setting provides acceleration to 100 kmh in 6.8 seconds, while fuel consumption by careful driving will be 6.3 liters.
The maximum speed of the data versions is electronically limited to 250 mph.
Later, join the lineup of potent version S600, S63 AMG and S65 AMG, the company they will be the most economical version of the S500 Plug-in Hybrid with a modest fuel consumption of less than 4 liters.
According to preliminary information, the start of sales in Germany, the new 2018-2019 Mercedes-Benz S-Class is scheduled for August of . The minimum price for German motorists will be from 79800 Euros for basic equipment S350 Bluetec (diesel 258 hp) with a short base. The new 2018-2019 Mercedes S500 with a gasoline 455 horsepower engine is estimated to be the cost of 104600 euros (SWB) and 107,635 euros (LWB).
In Russia, the new 2018-2019 Mercedes S-Class W222 – will be only in the late autumn of this year.