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Mercedes S Class launch

Posted on: June 25th, 2013 in: Sovereign • Tagged with:

2014-mercedes-s-classIT was one of the most spectacular car launches ever. But does the Mercedes S-Class live up to its billing of the cleverest car in the world?

 

These are the facts:

It’s the first car that can drive itself, the steering assist and stop-go pilot mean it can steer, brake and drive itself automatically at speeds of up to 30mph in traffic jams.

It has a brake system that detects pedestrians or vehicles in front in city traffic, and can self-brake to avoid a crash.

The system can also recognise a potential rear collision and put on the rear hazard lights.

It has the first car suspension with “eyes”. It uses camera scanners — dubbed Magic Body Control — to detect bumps on the road ahead.

It’s the most economical luxury limo, with a range of hybrid diesel/petrol engines capable of 64mpg — that’s better than most superminis.

The backseats recline to 45 degrees, the heated seats have an energising massage function and even the armrests can be heated or cooled.

You get working desks in the back, plus two DVD screens which can be linked to the web for connectivity, along with a mega-music system, all of which can be operated from an app on your phone.

There’s even a climate control with air balance and an active perfuming system with four different smells to waft around the cabin!

Also, 115 years after cars were first fitted with electric headlamps, the S-Class is the first car since to have virtually NO lightbulbs — although its 500 LEDs mean it won’t leave you in the dark.

Over the years the Mercedes S Class has been the best-selling luxury limo. Alongside its highly specified standards it has always been at the forefront of technology, a winning recipe which has made the chauffeur driven S Class the favoured choice of executives and politicians throughout the world.

Sovereign are proud to offer the current chauffeur driven Mercedes S Class as a part of our fleet. We look forward to adding the new model to our fleet once it goes on sale later this year.