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      The 2018 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Sedan

      The automotive benchmark in intelligence and comfort

      Stuttgart/Shanghai. The newly updated S-Class Sedan celebrates its world premiere with extensive innovations at the Shanghai Auto Show. Among the highlights are the extended suite of Intelligent Drive features that take another step towards autonomous driving and a new generation of Mercedes-Benz engines. The undisputed leader in the premium segment with regards to comfort and wellness sets new standards in the interior with the new generation of dual 12.3” high-resolution displays with a single bonded glass panel, new trim options and new upholstery offerings.

      The top-of-the-range Mercedes-Benz sedan takes another big step towards the future of autonomous driving and elevates Intelligent Drive to the next level. For example, Active Distance Assist DISTRONIC and Active Steering Assist now provide even more support for the driver to keep a safe distance and steer. The speed is now adjusted automatically ahead of curves or junctions.


      Further unique features of the S-Class in its segment include the LED Intelligent Light System with Ultra Wide Beam, Road Surface Scan (the forward-looking detection of bumps) and curve-tilting function.


      ENERGIZING Comfort is also a world-first entering series production. This optional feature links various comfort systems in the vehicle together, such as climate control, ambient lighting, massage and fragrancing functions, and allows customers to configure a specific wellness setup to suit their current mood or needs, enhancing physical comfort and performance on the road.


      "The development of the new S-Class was extremely extensive. With a whole series of new features and functions, the S-Class remains a technological pioneer," says Ola Källenius, Member of the Board of Management responsible for Group Research and Mercedes-Benz Cars Development.

      The Mercedes-Benz flagship model was the best-selling luxury sedan in the world in 2016. Since 2013, the company has sold well over 300,000 sedans.



      Three accents of light as an exclusive exterior design feature


      Modern luxury in the new S-Class is clearly evident in the impressive quality of
      materials and workmanship. All models are fitted with a new grille: the models with
      six and eight-cylinder engines sport three twin louvers as well as vertical strips with
      a high-gloss black finish.

      On the Mercedes-Maybach, the upgraded front with extensive chrome trim
      underscores its exceptional status in the S-Class lineup. Also new is the Maybach
      logo between the louvers of the radiator grille.

      In conjunction with the new LED Intelligent Light System, the S-Class features three
      distinctive accents of light as an exclusive design element, as well as the newly
      redesigned sporty front bumper with pronounced air intakes. The new LED
      taillamps, reminiscent of crystal jewels, stand out at the rear and ensure a
      characteristic design both by day and by night.

      All models are fitted with a redesigned lower bumper section with an integrated
      visible tailpipe trim. The tailpipes are framed by a chrome trim element, which
      spans the entire width of the vehicle. Two new 20” alloy wheels are also available.

      Control and display concept with widescreen cockpit and new generation
      of steering wheels

      The interior of the new S-Class is characterized by two, new high-resolution
      displays, each with a screen diagonal of 12.3 inches. Visually, the two displays
      under one shared glass cover blend into a wide-screen cockpit; this central element
      consequently emphasizes the horizontal orientation of the interior design.
      Like the instrument cluster, this wide-screen cockpit contains a large display with
      virtual instruments in the direct field of vision of the driver as well as a central
      display above the center console. With the fully digital cockpit, the driver can
      choose from three different display styles (Classic, Sport and Progressive) and also
      configure the information and views relevant to them.

      The newly redesigned S-Class has Touch Control Buttons on the steering wheel that
      respond to swiping motions like the screen of a smartphone and enables the driver
      to control the entire multimedia system without having to take their hands off the
      steering wheel.

      The multimedia system can also be operated via the touchpad with controller in the
      center console and by Voice Control. The operation of Active Distance Assist
      DISTRONIC or standard cruise control is controlled via steering wheel-mounted
      controls.



      Authentic materials and meticulous attention to detail

      High-quality materials define the interior of the S-Class, including the two new
      natural grain ash wood trim offerings. The refined look and feel created through
      meticulous attention to detail and craftsmanship are a Mercedes-Benz hallmark.
      The material and color concept has also been carefully composed, and features a
      wide range of brown tones, including three new upholstery color combinations: Silk
      Beige/Deep-Sea Blue, Magma Grey/Espresso Brown and Mahogany/Silk Beige.


      Lighting atmosphere with 64 colors

      As before, the interior lighting uses only long-lasting, energy-saving LED technology.
      With 64 colors, the optionally extended ambient lighting offers a wealth of individual
      settings. It adds lighting elements on the trim elements, central display, stowage
      facility at the front of the center console, handle recesses, door pockets, in the
      front and rear footwells and on the overhead control panel when the vehicle is
      equipped with the Burmester® High-End 3D Surround Sound System.
      All S-Class models are also fitted as standard with KEYLESS-GO®.


      World-first: wellness while driving

      ENERGIZING Comfort is a world-first entering series production. This optional
      feature links various comfort systems in the vehicle together. It systematically uses
      the functions of the climate control system (including fragrancing) and the seats
      (heater, ventilation, massage), the console heating as well as lighting and musical
      atmospheres, and enables a specific wellness set-up tailored to the mood and need
      of the driver. This enhances the physical comfort and performance both while
      driving and during breaks. ENERGIZING Comfort can be experienced in all seats,
      depending on the equipment level.


      The following six Energizing Comfort programs can be selected:
       Freshness
       Warmth
       Vitality
       Joy
       Comfort
       Training (three trainings – muscle relaxation, muscle activation and balance
      - each with several exercises)

      Each program runs for ten minutes and are visualized on the headunit with color
      graphics, and backed by suitable music. Five songs are already stored in the
      program. The key function in the "Vitality” program, for example, is fast and upbeat
      music. If personal music selections are available, for example via the Media
      Interface, the system analyzes them in the background and assigns them to a
      program based on the beats per minute (bpm). Individual functions of the program
      can also be deactivated.


      ENERGIZING Comfort also incorporates ambient lighting, which is harmoniously
      tailored to each of the individual screen designs. The light stages the interior like a
      work of art by composing color worlds from different colors.


      The color worlds can be temporarily replaced with special effects – for example, a
      special lighting atmosphere can welcome the driver. In addition, the climate control
      system indicates whether the temperature is adjusted up or down through the color
      of the ambient lighting. The brightness of the LEDs adapts equally variably and can
      be set in five levels and four zones: wide-screen cockpit, area of front seats, rear
      compartment, and all lights.


      In addition, the ambient lighting creates emotionally appealing contrasts and
      structures the interior into levels. 64 colors, ten color worlds and three different
      lighting zones (footwells, trim element level and wide-screen cockpit) enable an
      avant-garde lighting scene with spectacular color changes.



      Powertrain: new engines with landmark technology

      The S-Class model range now includes the S450 and S450 4MATIC with a 3.0L V6
      biturbo engine that produces 362 hp and 369 lb-ft of torque.


      The new 4.0L V8 comes to the starting line with 463 hp and 516 lb-ft of torque in
      the Mercedes-Benz S560 and Mercedes-Maybach S560 4MATIC. The new biturbo
      engine is among the most economical V8 engines in the world, and consumes
      about ten percent less fuel than the predecessor. To lower the fuel consumption,
      four cylinders of the new V8 are deactivated simultaneously under partial load with
      the help of the CAMTRONIC valve-lift adjustment system. This reduces gas-cycle
      losses and enhances the overall efficiency of the four firing cylinders by shifting the
      operating point towards higher loads. The turbochargers positioned in the V of the
      cylinder banks represent another special feature.


      For superior performance with significantly reduced fuel consumption, the
      Handcrafted-AMG 4.0L V8 biturbo engine with cylinder deactivation replaces the
      previous 5.5L V8 biturbo engine in the Mercedes-AMG S65. Despite less
      displacement, the new engine produces 603 hp.


      Intelligent Drive: the next step in driver assistance systems

      The S-Class takes another major step towards autonomous driving, elevating
      Mercedes-Benz Intelligent Drive to the next level. Active Distance Assist
      DISTRONIC and Active Steering Assist now provide even more comfortable support
      for the driver to keep a safe distance and stay in their lane. The speed is now
      adjusted automatically ahead of curves or intersections, which is complemented by
      a considerably improved Active Lane Change Assist and additional functions of
      Active Emergency Stop Assist.


      Thanks to enhanced camera and radar systems, the facelifted S-Class has an even
      better view of the surrounding traffic. In addition, for the first time it makes use of
      map and navigation data to calculate driving behavior.


      This means that Active Distance Assist DISTRONIC is able to assist the driver in
      many situations based on the route, and conveniently adjust the vehicle speed
      accordingly.


      The "Assistance Graphics" menu of the instrument panel shows the driver at one
      glance which assistance functions are selected and to what situations the systems
      are currently responding to. Unmistakable icons provide information on the screen
      as well in the head-up display and all functions are now controlled from the steering
      wheel. The new Driver Assistance Package includes but is not limited to the
      following functions:


       Active Distance Assist DISTRONIC uses substantially more map and
      navigation data, can support the driver based on the route, and Active
      Speed Limit Assist is able to conveniently adjust the vehicle’s speed.


       Active Steering Assist has been noticeably improved across its entire
      performance range, resulting in markedly enhanced customer benefits.


       Active Lane Change Assist has also been considerably upgraded. Now
      tapping the indicator stalk is all it takes to initiate a lane change. This lane
      change is executed within the next ten seconds and indicated in the
      instrument cluster with the appropriate visual display, if the vehicle sensor
      system does not detect any vehicles in the relevant safety zone the driver
      might have missed.


       Active Emergency Stop Assist brakes the vehicle to a stop when Active
      Steering Assist is engaged and the system recognizes that the driver is not
      intervening in the driving process on a sustained basis.


       Traffic Sign Assist: Posted speed limits are displayed for the current
      section of the route through image recognition and information from the
      digital road map of the navigation system. The vehicle speed is compared
      with the speed limit. When the driver selects the appropriate settings, a
      visual/ audible warning signal is issued any time the speed limit is
      exceeded.


      Ride quality: MAGIC BODY CONTROL improved and now with CURVE function

      The S-Class made a technological breakthrough in 2013 with Road Surface Scan, a
      system that detects bumps ahead of the vehicle and adjusts the Active Body
      Control suspension accordingly. In the facelifted S-Class, this suspension control is
      further improved. The stereo multipurpose camera of the system now scans the
      road even more thoroughly, even in dusk and at higher speeds. Another comfort
      enhancement is the CURVE function, available in the S-Class Sedan for the first
      time (previously available on the S-Class Coupe only), allowing the body to tilt to
      the inside of the turn by up to 2.65 degrees, reducing the centrifugal forces
      perceived by passengers.


      Long-distance vision: LED Intelligent Light System with Ultra Wide Beam

      In 2013, the S-Class became the first automobile to exclusively use LEDs as light
      sources. The LED Intelligent Light System is now optionally available with advanced
      LED headlamps and Ultra Wide Beam high beams. The Ultra Wide Beam produce
      light at an increased width for maximum illumination of the road and surround area.
      For the driver, this means a clear improvement of the already great lighting
      performance of the LED Intelligent Light System. Adaptive Highbeam Assist is also
      part of the LED Intelligent Light System and allows drivers to drive with activated
      main beams without dazzling other road users. When there are oncoming vehicles
      or vehicles in front, the LEDs of the high beam modules are switched off. The other
      areas of the road continue to be illuminated with the mainbeam.


      Wireless charging of smartphones and new Concierge Service

      The new headunit generation expands telephone options. With the help of Near
      Field Communication, compatible smartphones can be charged wirelessly (wireless
      charging works with all mobile devices that support or can be retrofitted to support
      the Qi wireless charging standard). The charging pad is integrated into the stowage
      compartment at the front of the center console.


      The available Burmester® High-End 3D Surround Sound System with an output of
      1520 watts was expanded even further with a speaker in the overhead control
      panel and two speakers in the sides.


      The mbrace® Concierge service puts a host of individual services at the disposal of
      mbrace® subscribers: from making restaurant reservations, gathering information
      on movie times or sporting events and obtaining route guidance. Subscribers can
      establish a direct connection to mbrace® Concierge through the i-button in their
      vehicle. The personal concierge takes care of everything else.


      The Mercedes-AMG S63 and S65 Sedans

      Update for the performance luxury sedan

      Affalterbach. New engine, new transmission, new all-wheel drive, new
      exterior and interior design: on the S63, Mercedes-AMG has dramatically
      honed driving dynamics and looks even further. For improved performance
      with significantly reduced fuel consumption, the Handcrafted AMG 4.0L V8
      biturbo engine with cylinder deactivation replaces the previous 5.5L V8
      biturbo. Despite the smaller displacement, the new engine puts out 603
      hp, 26 hp more than the preceding model. With a zero to 60 mph time of
      just 3.4 seconds, the performance luxury sedan is on par with full-blooded
      sports cars. The AMG SPEEDSHIFT® MCT 9-speed transmission replaces
      the previous 7-speed gearbox, and the fully variable AMG Performance
      4MATIC+ all-wheel-drive system provides optimal traction.


      As with the AMG S63 Sedan, the top-of-the-range AMG S65 Sedan receives a
      visual update that underscores the exclusivity of the high-end 12-cylinder model.
      The Handcrafted AMG 6.0L V12 biturbo engine retains its output of 621 hp and
      peak torque of 738 lb-ft. Thanks to the highest stage of development of the V8 and
      V12 biturbo engines, both new models deliver more output and torque than the
      competitors.


      The new LED Intelligent Light System and updated front bumper with jet wing
      design underscores the more expressive appearance of both AMG S-Class models.
      The newly redesigned rear bumper and modified tailpipe trim add distinctive design
      focus as well.


      “Impressive power, torque and performance on the road, as well as expressive
      design distinguish the new Mercedes-AMG S63 and S65. With the S63, we
      additionally took a major development step that supports our leadership claim in
      the areas of driving dynamics, performance, traction, equipment and demonstrative
      comfort. The S65, with its high-torque 6.0L V12 biturbo engine, remains the
      spearhead of the S-Class models,” says Tobias Moers, Chairman of the Board of
      Management of Mercedes-AMG GmbH.

      Handcrafted AMG 4.0L V8 biturbo engine with twin-scroll turbochargers

      The handcrafted AMG 4.0L V8 biturbo engine in the S63 Sedan comes exclusively
      in the highest performance stage to date, with a rating of 603 hp. The peak torque
      of 664 lb-ft also represents a new maximum, and is available across a wide rev
      range (between 2,750 and 4,500 rpm). The sprint from zero to 60 mph takes just
      3.4 seconds, faster than in any other performance luxury sedan, and the
      electronically-limited top speed is 186 mph.


      The further advanced handcrafted AMG 4.0L V8 Biturbo engine utilizes well-proven
      twin-turbo forced induction, with the two chargers not located outside on the
      cylinder banks, but rather between them in the V of the cylinders. The advantages
      of the "hot inner V" are a compact engine design, an immediate response from the
      turbochargers and low exhaust emissions thanks to optimum airflow to the closecoupled
      catalytic converters.


      Two twin-scroll turbochargers provide even better fresh-mixture cylinder charge.
      The results are a higher output, more torque at low engine speed and very
      spontaneous throttle response.


      'AMG Cylinder Management' cylinder deactivation system

      For maximum efficiency, Mercedes-AMG equipped the V8 engine in the
      S63 Sedan with the AMG Cylinder Management cylinder deactivation system. In
      the partial-load range, cylinders two, three, five and eight are deactivated, which
      significantly lowers the fuel consumption.


      When the driver has selected the “Comfort” transmission driving mode, the cylinder
      deactivation system is available in the wide engine speed range from 1,000 to
      3,250 rpm. The AMG main menu on the instrument cluster informs the driver
      whether the cylinder deactivation system is in use and whether the engine is
      presently operating in the partial or full-load range. The transition from four to
      eight-cylinder operation is immediate, fast and imperceptible, so that the
      passengers do not experience any loss of comfort whatsoever.


      Short shift times, high efficiency: the AMG SPEEDSHIFT® MCT 9-speed transmission

      For the first time, the S63 is fitted with the AMG SPEEDSHIFT® MCT 9-speed
      transmission, which impresses with extremely short shift times, fast multiple
      downshifts and a rev-matching function. A wet start-off clutch replaces the torque
      converter of the production model. This saves weight and improves the response to
      the driver's accelerator pedal input, particularly during acceleration and load
      changes.


      The extremely high torque of the S65 is transferred by the proven AMG
      SPEEDSHIFT® PLUS 7G-TRONIC transmission. It delivers convincing tailor-made
      dynamics and high variability. Whether automatic or initiated by the driver using the
      steering wheel paddle shifters, upshifts or downshifts are affected quickly and
      instantly. Especially in the “Sport+” and in manual driving modes, the transmission
      is very fast and responsive.


      AMG Performance 4MATIC+ fully-variable all-wheel drive

      The S63 Sedan comes as standard with the fully variable AMG Performance
      4MATIC+ all-wheel-drive system. This intelligent system combines the advantages
      of different drive concepts: the fully variable torque split between front and rear
      axle, another first, ensures not optimal traction. The driver is also able to rely on
      high handling stability and a high level of safety under all conditions, in the dry, in
      the wet or in snow. The transition from rear-wheel to all-wheel drive and vice versa
      is seamless, because the intelligent control is integrated into the overall vehicle
      system architecture.


      An electro-mechanically controlled clutch connects the permanently driven rear
      axle variably to the front axle. The best possible torque split is continuously
      computed according to the driving conditions and driver's input. The performance
      sedan can thus be driven in a continuously variable way from traction-oriented allwheel
      drive to purely rear-wheel drive. Transitions are seamless and based on a
      sophisticated matrix. Alongside traction and lateral dynamics, the all-wheel drive
      also improves the longitudinal dynamics for even more powerful acceleration.


      For a personalized experience: AMG DYNAMIC SELECT driving modes

      The four AMG DYNAMIC SELECT driving modes -- “Comfort,” “Sport,” “Sport+” and
      “Individual,” -- allow the driver to influence the characteristics of the AMG S63 and
      AMG S65 Sedans. Each driving mode modifies key parameters such as the
      response of engine, transmission, suspension, steering, ESP® and all-wheel drive (in
      the AMG S63). Independently of the DYNAMIC SELECT driving modes, the driver
      has the option of pressing the “M” button to switch directly to manual mode, in
      which gearshifts are executed exclusively using the paddle shifters on the steering
      wheel. If required, the suspension settings can be specially selected as well.

      The 3-stage ESP® and exhaust flap can also be switched with a special button.
      The “Comfort” setting is the well-balanced driving mode with a comfort-oriented
      suspension and steering set-up, as well as a low consumption powertrain
      configuration and early upshifts – including smooth gear changes and a discreet
      engine sound. Cylinder deactivation (in the S63), ECO Start/Stop function and
      sailing function (in the S63) are also actived: when the driver releases the
      accelerator in a speed range between 37 and 99 mph, the clutch of the MCT
      transmission disengages and the engine is decoupled from the powertrain. The
      electronics lower the engine speed to idle and driving resistance is reduced by the
      compression and friction forces of the engine on overrun.


      The AMG DYNAMIC SELECT driving modes “Sport” and “Sport+” are designed for
      high driving dynamics. This is provided by the agile accelerator pedal
      characteristics with direct set-up and the emotionally appealing gearshifts with
      shortened shift times and rev-matching function on downshifts. The increased idle
      speed in “Sport+” makes even quickeracceleration from standstill possible.
      In addition, the AMG S65 features the “Curve” driving mode, active in the speed
      range between 9 mph and 112 mph. A curve-tilting function is integrated into the
      MAGIC BODY CONTROL suspension of the S65. As a result, the vehicle tilts to the
      inside of a turn by up to 2.65 degrees, similar to a motorcycle rider, reducing the
      perceived lateral forces and virtually eliminating body roll.

      RACE START, now even easier

      The RACE START function is also now available in the S63 Sedan. It has a new and
      simplified operating logic: in the “Sport” or “Sport+” driving modes, the driver only
      has to press hard on the brake pedal with their left foot while fully depressing the
      accelerator pedal with their right foot at the same time.


      The on-board electronics will then set the optimum engine speed. Depending on
      the requirements or the road surface conditions, the engine speed can be
      increased or lowered in a certain range by operating the paddle shifters. As soon as
      the driver releases the brake pedal, the S63 storms forward with optimal traction,
      completing the sprint from zero to 60 mph in a best-in-class 3.4 seconds.


      Pure sound: controllable AMG Performance Exhaust System

      The AMG S63 Sedan is fitted as standard with the controllable AMG Performance
      Exhaust System to achieve an even more emotionally appealing sound experience.
      The adjustable flaps modulate the exhaust note authentically and directly. The flaps
      open or close depending on the selected AMG DYNAMIC SELECT driving mode, but
      can also be controlled individually with a separate button in the AMG DRIVE UNIT
      on the center console. In the “Comfort” and “Sport” modes, the low-frequency
      sound typical of a V8 emphasizes comfort. In “Sport+” it is of a much more
      emotionally appealing nature.


      Systematic lightweight design: AMG Lightweight Performance

      The stringent implementation of the AMG Lightweight Performance strategy
      contributes to high driving dynamics and low fuel consumption. The lightweight
      construction measures include the use of a lightweight lithium-ion starter battery,
      AMG forged alloy wheels as well as the weight-optimized AMG Ceramic Composite
      Braking System. Furthermore, the entire outer skin of the S-Class, including the
      roof and the front end of the body, is made of aluminum. Installing a spare wheel
      recess made of carbon fiber, a material used in Formula 1 racing, reduces weight
      by an additional nine pounds.



      Specially developed suspension for maximum lateral and longitudinal dynamics

      The AMG S63 Sedan is equipped with an AMG Sport Suspension based on
      AIRMATIC®. Customers can preset the damping to the stages “Comfort” or “Sport”
      from relaxed long-distance comfort to dynamic sportiness. Rebound and
      compression are set independently of each other, which optimizes the adaptation
      to the driving status and the quality of the road. The freely-programmable mapping
      furthermore allows a wide spread between minimum and maximum damping
      forces. The difference between the comfortable and sporty suspension setting is
      more refined and even more perceptible.


      Mercedes-AMG developed special front axle kinematics including increased wheel
      camber, bigger stabilizer bar and more rigid subframe mount at the rear axle
      exclusively for the S63 Sedan. These measures optimize the vehicle's agility when
      employing a spirited driving style. In conjunction with the newly developed front
      axle and the specially tuned all-wheel-drive system, the S63 Sedan represents a
      new dimension in driving dynamics in its segment.


      AMG S65: AMG Sport Suspension based on MAGIC BODY CONTROL with
      curve-tilting function

      The MAGIC BODY CONTROL suspension found on the S65 Sedan is focused on
      driving dynamics and prepares for bumps before the vehicle encounters them. To
      this end, MAGIC BODY CONTROL combines the active springs of the suspension
      with continuously adjustable dampers and Road Surface Scan. The system
      precisely scans the condition of the road ahead with the help of a stereo camera to
      adjust the damping of each individual wheel optimally to the upcoming bumps
      ahead of time.


      Previously reserved for the S-Class Coupe, the standard curve-tilting function
      causes the body of the vehicle to tilt to the inside of a turn by up to 2.65 degrees.
      This significantly reduces the perceived lateral forces and enhances the driving fun
      on dynamic roads.


      Depending on the driving mode, the springing behavior can be set to comfortable
      or sporty to suit personal preferences; the curve-tilting function can also be
      activated. The active suspension effectively compensates body roll, squat and dive
      when moving off the line, in curves and during braking. The continuously adjustable
      dampers enable comfortable basic damping and a speed-dependent firm setting.

      The ride height of the AMG S65 Sedan can be raised by 1.6” to increase ground Page 14
      clearance. At high speeds, the suspension is automatically lowered by up to 0.6,”
      thereby reducing aerodynamic drag and increasing handling stability.


      Direct and with clear feedback: AMG speed-sensitive steering

      The electro-mechanical speed-sensitive sports steering in the AMG S63 and S65
      sedans has a variable steering ratio. It stands out thanks to the AMG-specific rackand-
      pinion ratio with its precise, highly authentic feedback. Power assist varies
      between three stages: “Comfort,” “Sport” and “Sport+.” The relevant
      characteristics are automatically activated depending on the selected AMG
      DYNAMIC SELECT driving mode or can be personalized in “Individual” mode. At low
      speeds, the driver only needs to provide minimal steering input. At high speeds, he
      or she is able to rely on solid straight-line stability. The clearly defined steering
      center and the authentic feedback likewise contribute to the optimum steering feel.


      Good control and fade-resistant: the AMG High-Performance Compound
      Braking System

      The large AMG High-Performance Compound Braking System decelerates the AMG
      sedans reliably and quickly, and is fade-resistant even under high stress. Both the
      S63 and S65 are fitted with compound 15.4” x 1.4” brake rotors with 6-piston
      aluminum fixed calipers on the front axle, and of size 14.2” x 0.9 mm with singlepiston
      floating calipers on the rear axle.


      The AMG Ceramic Composite Braking System is optionally available. The weight
      savings of more than 20 percent reduces unsprung mass and increases driving
      dynamics, agility and ride quality. Furthermore, the ceramic brakes are
      distinguished by a longer service life, higher corrosion resistance and higher
      thermal stability. It features brake discs of size 16.5” x 1.6” at the front and 14.2”
      x 1.3” rotors at the rear. This system can be identified visually by the “AMG Carbon
      Ceramic” lettering on the specially-painted brake calipers.


      3-stage ESP® offers more safety or more fun as desired:
       ESP® ON: for a high level of safety by adaptation to the sporty character of
      the car
       ESP® Sport Handling Mode: allows wider yaw angles before system
      intervention for a sporty driving style
       ESP ® OFF: system deactivated for a sporty driving style on closed circuits.
      During hard braking, ESP® is switched back on temporarily.


      Front bumper with new jet wing: the exterior design

      The AMG S63 and S65 can be identified from the front by the LED Intelligent Light
      System and the redesigned front bumper with expressive jet wing design. The large
      side air intakes provide improved airflow to the cooling modules – their functional
      form is familiar from motorsports. The three-dimensional front splitter reduces lift
      at the front axle.


      The door sill paneling with three-dimensional high-gloss chrome inlays visually lower
      the S-Class to the road and create even more tension on the side. Typical for the
      AMG S-Class models are large alloy wheels with a diameter of 20 inches as
      standard on the S63 Sedan, and forged 20 inches as standard on the S65, with
      other forged 20-inch wheel designs available on both models. The exclusive forged
      wheels found on the S65 impress with their eye-catching design: each of the
      16 spokes twists in a special way so that the light-catching contours radiate to the
      center of the wheel hub. The wheel appears larger than its actual dimensions of
      8.5” x 20” at the front and 9.5” x 20” at the rear. In addition, the ceramic mirror
      polishing ensures an exclusive look.

      As standard, the forged wheels feature a high-quality, fully integrated wheel bolt
      cover made of forged aluminum. Its shape is reminiscent of a center lock as seen
      in motorsport. The AMG logotype is incorporated into the rim as a design element.
      Three other forged wheels of the same size are optionally available, including two
      design variants painted in matte black with a high-sheen rim flange.


      The powerful rear end of the AMG S63 and S65 is formed by the updated rear
      bumper with diffuser insert and the redesigned model-specific dual tailpipes of the
      AMG Sport or Performance Exhaust Systems. Additional stand-out features are the
      many high-gloss chrome design elements at the front, side and rear, which develop
      their radiant effect especially in combination with dark paint finishes.


      Interior: premium appointments, design and quality

      The stylish character of the new S-Class models from Mercedes-AMG is also
      evident in the interior: both models welcome their passengers with an exclusive
      ambience. The AMG Sports Seats with memory function and seat heating offer the
      driver and front passenger increased lateral support. Nappa leather in AMG design
      with AMG badges in the front and rear backrests creates a luxurious atmosphere
      on board. Special touches include the embossed AMG emblem on the armrest of
      the front center console and the analogue clock in exclusive IWC design, which
      features three-dimensional, milled metal hands and genuine metal appliqués on the
      face.

      The new-generation three-spoke AMG Performance Steering Wheels feature paddle
      shifters, a deeply-contoured rim trimmed with perforated leather in the grip area,
      and a metal insert with AMG logo. It is optionally available made of black nappa
      leather/DINAMICA microfiber. This places all driving functions on the wheel for
      true control of the car and adds to the driving experience of the AMG models.
      Another hallmark AMG specialty are the displays: the 12.3” wide-screen color
      display reproduces round dials that provide information about engine speed,
      vehicle speed and more.

      The driver can choose from three display designs:
      “Classic,” “Sport” (featuring an exclusive AMG design) and “Progressive.” In
      addition, the AMG menu was expanded considerably and can display the engine
      and transmission oil temperature, G-force meter, engine output and torque, boost
      pressure, tire temperatures and pressures as well as the current vehicle set-up,
      among other things.

      Numerous options from the AMG Performance Studio

      Anyone looking to customize the AMG S63 and S65 even further can order a host
      of performance options from the AMG Performance Studio. The exterior can be
      tailored to personal preferences with the AMG Night Package, attractive alternative
      wheels and a carbon fiber package. In the interior, the Black Nappa
      Leather/DINAMICA microfiber AMG Performance Steering Wheel boosts the sporty
      character. Carbon or Carbon/Piano Lacquer trim elements round off the
      possibilities.

      AMG TRACK PACE App
      Motorsport enthusiasts can record vehicle data and lap times on the race track
      with AMG Track Pace App in the S63 Sedan. All values are shown on the COMAND
      display, and in the Widescreen Cockpit the current times can also be read. Based
      on the data, drivers are able to analyze their driving style with precision and can
      use the insights gained to improve their lap times.
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      They've recessed the iPad more (makes me dislike it only a little less)

      The whole "energizing comfort" thing is really pretentious... then again it's an S-class.
      Holy steering wheel batman! They sure put a lot of thumb controls there

      Not a huge change overall (not like I expected one) but still, not bad.
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      Hew! that was a lot.
      Anywho those are some beautiful cars, those interiors are super nice, a lot going on in there though. That's a lot going on that steering-wheel.

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      Wow

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      I'm sure the new headlights will look cool at night, but aesthetically speaking, they look like a downgrade...That said, I'll be used to it by days end

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      New steering wheel looks busy but still much nicer than the old 2 spoke design, that one was really ugly.

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      i demand geargey boy "maybach" bluth buy the maybach... or be banned.




      Damascus steel trim... awesome!

      praise the lowered

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      The S-Class looks soooooooooooo much better than the 7 series (and every other D-class sedan), it's not even a competition.

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      Love the updates, although the steering wheel does look a bit busy. I also think the S550 with the sport pack is a little less classy than before. I want to see pics of the standard S550 model.
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      It looks the same to me

      I never see S-classes these days here. I wish I saw more.

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      Quote Originally Posted by TangoRed View Post
      I want to see pics of the standard S550 model.
      If you zoom in on the screens in a couple of the photos you can see it, it's basically the Maybach's bumper but with less chrome:



      It's S450 and S560 now, too.
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      Quote Originally Posted by mittencuh View Post
      It looks the same to me
      Old S550:



      New S560:



      Old S63:



      New S63:



      Old interior:



      New interior:

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      Quote Originally Posted by Ryukein View Post
      If you zoom in on the screens in a couple of the photos you can see it, it's basically the Maybach's bumper but with less chrome:

      It's S450 and S560 now, too.

      Ah yes, still need to get used to the new naming scheme. Thanks for posting the pic, I actually like that bumper better.
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      Quote Originally Posted by col.mustard View Post
      i demand geargey boy "maybach" bluth buy the maybach... or be banned.




      Damascus steel trim... awesome!



      Looks like some sort of grey wood not steel but that would be cool if they did use Damascus steel
      This isn't your normal skyline. This motherfcker is the skyline God would drive if he wasn't busy doing God sh*t like making tsunamis and crap. Its set up to go fast, and go fast sideways. Who doesn't like to get sideway?! Terrorists, thats who. Are you a terrorist? No? Then you need this car.

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      I like how China only is getting the S680. The power of marketing!



      And I love the new interior colors:

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      Quote Originally Posted by TangoRed View Post
      I like how China only is getting S680. The power of marketing!
      We'll get the V12 Maybach as the S650, I assume.
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      Quote Originally Posted by Ryukein View Post
      Old S550:


      New S560:


      Old S63:


      New S63:


      Old interior:


      New interior:
      Holy cow so they changed the steering wheel, the wheels, and added a little trim to the lower grill?

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      Quote Originally Posted by Ryukein View Post
      We'll get the V12 Maybach as the S650, I assume.
      Yup- 68 is a lucky number in Chinese culture, that's all.
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      Quote Originally Posted by mittencuh View Post
      Holy cow so they changed the steering wheel, the wheels, and added a little trim to the lower grill?
      And new lights, totally new bumpers, new interior screens, new engines, tons of new technology.

      It's a facelift.

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      I like the updates, i still aspire to one of these

      I can't wait to try the new gasoline straight six. I've never really been a fan of the V6 Mercedes motors, so I'm glad these are back.
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      Quote Originally Posted by MylesPH1 View Post
      I can't wait to try the new gasoline straight six. I've never really been a fan of the V6 Mercedes motors, so I'm glad these are back.
      The AMG one should be excellent...
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      Man that interior is overdone and tacky. I prefer the more understated interiors of the BMW 7-Series and Genesis G90.

      ...

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      Quote Originally Posted by Ryukein View Post
      We'll get the V12 Maybach as the S650, I assume.
      Mercedes Benz S350 (3.0T V6)
      Mercedes Benz S450 (3.0T V6)
      Mercedes Benz S560 (4.0T V8)
      Mercedes Benz S600 (6.0T V12) [note: not sure if this will change to MB S680]
      Mercedes Maybach S560
      Mercedes Maybach S680
      Mercedes AMG S63
      Mercedes AMG S65

      There will also be diesel MB S350 and I'm guessing S500e (S550e) PHEV will return too - maybe as S560e.

      Not all models will be available in all markets
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