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The new Mercedes-Benz S-Class

Mission impossible? That was the unenviable task faced by the designers and engineers at Mercedes-Benz in creating the latest-generation S-Class.

Mercedes-Benz’s flagship model was already regarded as the finest automobile in the world – its huge honours list including the Best Luxury Car title from both What Car? and Auto Express magazines for an unprecedented seven years in a row.

Rising to the challenge, and how, the Mercedes-Benz team has produced not only the most luxurious car to wear the three-pointed star but also what is undeniably the most advanced car in the world as the new S-Class raises the benchmark in efficiency, comfort, refinement and personalisation.

Available with a choice of petrol, petrol hybrid or diesel engines, the new S-Class range offers a nine per cent improvement in power over its predecessor, an 18 per cent reduction in CO2 emissions and a 22 per cent improvement in fuel consumption.

Owners can select standard and long wheelbase options and SE Line or AMG Line trim choices and are sure to savour the enhanced standard specification that now includes a reversing camera, COMAND Online, the full Intelligent Light System, DAB Radio and Keyless Start.

Maintaining the S-Class’ reputation for innovation, the new model is the first-ever car without a single light bulb as it totally utilises Mercedes-Benz LED technology.

Other ingenious and pioneering breakthroughs include the AIRBALANCE package with an integral perfuming system that individualises the smell of the interior and the Warmth Comfort Package that heats the steering wheel, front and rear armrests.

And taking first-class travel to another level is an array of sumptuous seats, which offer not only the opportunity to recline to a relaxing 43.5 degree angle but can simulate a soothing hot stone massage if desired. The multi-user package also allows passengers to enjoy independent access to the media sources of the S-Class’ highly impressive entertainment system wherever they are seated.

The new-generation S-Class arrives at Mercedes-Benz of Cheltenham & Gloucester in October. Please call 01452 854700 to arrange your test drive.