Mercedes promises to revolutionize the dynamics of luxury limousines with the seventh-generation Mercedes S-Class by offering two types of integral steering and a range of dynamic systems that make the 2020 S-Class the most agile driver-focused luxury limousine.
As we already mentioned in the first presentation, the new Mercedes S-Class will be presented on September 2 after a three-episode series (the first two have already taken place and revealed the new multimedia system and the new suspension options with dynamic and assistance systems) and will be the first non-AMG Mercedes to receive integral steering.
As we said, the integral steering is not new in this class and the BMW 7 Series and Audi A8 have been offering it for a long time. And of this trio, BMW has always been the most focused driver.
While the all-wheel drive systems from rival models offer only a small steering angle for the rear wheels, the new Mercedes S-Class offers two options, one up to 4.5 degrees and one up to 10 degrees. In the case of the rear steering angle of 10 degrees, the turning circle is reduced by 2 meters to 10.2 meters, according to S-Class chief engineer Jurgen Weissinger, while the Audi A8 has a turning circle of 11.4 m when equipped with dynamic all-wheel steering.
Weissinger said: “It’s a whole new world. The turning circle is better than that of the A-Class.It really is a game-changer”.
And the 4matic all-wheel drive system is new as well as the optional E-Active Body Control suspension that includes the curve function to counteract body roll in corners and Road surface scan with a camera that scans the road and adjusts the suspension according to road quality.
Built on the second generation of the MRA platform, Autocar announces that the S-Class will be offered in three wheelbase: short, long and extended. In addition to the normal versions, there will be the AMG sports versions, and the luxury Maybach and Pullman versions.
As we have been informed, the new Mercedes S-Class Coupe and Cabrio will not have successors, being cut off from the list by the new chief Ola Kallenius, who directs the development funds towards the future EQS.
As we mentioned in the first presentation of the new multimedia system, the number of physical buttons was reduced to 27 and many functions were digitized. Digital instrument cluster and a 12.8-inch multimedia display in portrait format are standard.
It is important to note that digital instrument cluster is in 3D format but you do not need to wear 3D glasses to enjoy the 3D view.
New is also the augmented reality head-up display that presents the relevant information for the driver at a virtual distance of 10 meters.