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  1. Sonder

    Sonder Active Member


    I think that the facelift S-Class looks at best in his "basis" trim. So no AMG package, no AMG model and no Maybach. Just the basis, i would take just some bigger wheels and thats it. Classy, elegant, understated. Like an S-Class should be.
    The S-Class is not an Honda Civic with tons of plastic-fantastic bumpers etc.
    The S-Class (for my opinion) must be elegant, beautiful, gorgeous and not brutal and agressive...
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    • mercpassion

      mercpassion Active Member

      Looks very nice in this shot, really liking the new bumper, still not so much the lights..
      Btw does anybody know what colour this is?, as it looks superb and also the square mesh looks really neat too on the bumper.
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      • Mick Briesgau

        Mick Briesgau Well-Known Member

        The square mesh looks less beautiful and refined to me. The mesh in the pre FL bumper is of a nice, glossy black soft feeling rubber. In the pictures above it doesn't look so good.
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        • Sonder

          Sonder Active Member

          It could be the designo platinum black , because its greyish effect (pictures of the front), but it could also be the mokka because of brownish effects (pictures of the rear)..
          Last edited: Apr 20, 2017
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          • hannaz

            hannaz Well-Known Member

            What is this in between the rear seats??

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            • Yaz

              Yaz Well-Known Member

              Probably a smart phone holder?
            • JLBM

              JLBM Well-Known Member

              I haven't seen a proper press release on the new engines? Have I missed it somewhere? Thanks in advance..
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              • Serpens

                Serpens Active Member

                I'm hoping that's a wireless charging pad for smart phones.
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                • BMW3GT

                  BMW3GT Member

                  Nope, you haven't missed anything. They have been praising their new engines since October 2016 and the only thing we got are rough numbers of their new I6 Diesel engines (286hp for the 350d and 340hp for the 400d).
                  Sadly there is no information about the new I6 gasoline engines. The only information they gave us is that they drive like an eight cylinder, but consume like a four-pot.
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                  • SDNR

                    SDNR Well-Known Member

                    Yes, that's exactly what it is.
                  • Merc1

                    Merc1 Well-Known Member Contributing Member

                    Not sure if this has been posted, but it looks great. I can't wait to see what they do with the S63 Coupe.

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                    • Dawid21

                      Dawid21 Active Member

                      I have a new S class, i love.
                      Guys, present S500 will be replaced with the name of the S560?
                      Last edited: Apr 20, 2017
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                      • Mick Briesgau

                        Mick Briesgau Well-Known Member

                        In Europe most probably not @WAND It'll stay S500
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                        • GTA45E

                          GTA45E Well-Known Member

                          Man, I almost here you on that one.
                          I knew it was just a matter of time before Merc catches up with the likes of Bugatti and Pagani with the Ornate
                          $$Million-Dollar$$ showpiece of a steering wheel. This one almost fits right in with the exotics and will definitely be the talk among the journalists and consumers alike. The competition doesn't have anything on this. Rest assured, they will follow with there own flashy showpiece of a steering wheel.



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                          • Rolf

                            Rolf Well-Known Member

                            That new AMG steering wheel is fantastic, I agree with you it's in the same league as the Chiron wheel. Those bottom aluminium metal spokes look really like a solid forged aluminium piece exquisitely joined to the leather and the spokes with the metal buttons and switches look really expensive and much better designed than most other cars.

                            This new AMG wheel kills the BMW M and Audi R wheel for looks and desirability.

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                            • ThroughandThrough

                              ThroughandThrough Well-Known Member

                              The steering wheel is quite blingy, but I appreciate the more technical aspect it brings to the rather baroque cabin.
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                              • Rolf

                                Rolf Well-Known Member

                                Not sure if the Press Release was posted before but it contains interesting details on the technical upgrades but strangely doesn't mention the inline six engines (maybe this is for US market):

                                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

                                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

                                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

                                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

                                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.

                                Technical data at a glance:
                                Mercedes-AMG S63 Sedan Mercedes-AMG S65 Sedan
                                Engine Handcrafted AMG 4.0L V8 biturbo
                                with cylinder deactivation
                                Handcrafted AMG 6.0L V12 biturbo
                                Displacement 3,982 cc 5,980 cc
                                Output 603 hp @ 5,500-6,000 rpm 621 hp @ 4,800-5,400 rpm
                                Peak torque 664 lb-ft @ 2,750-4,500 rpm 738 lb-ft @ 2,300-4,300 rpm
                                Drive system AMG Performance 4MATIC+
                                permanent all-wheel drive with
                                fully-variable torque split
                                Rear-wheel drive
                                Transmission AMG SPEEDSHIFT® MCT
                                9-speed sports transmission
                                AMG SPEEDSHIFT® PLUS
                                7G-TRONIC transmission
                                Acceleration 0-60 mph 3.4 sec 4.2 sec
                                Top speed 186 mph (electronically limited) 186 mph (electronically limited)

                                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

                                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

                                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

                                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.

                                The newly redesigned performance luxury sedans celebrate their world premiere as Page 17
                                part of the Shanghai Auto Show on April 18, 2017.
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                                    I just new S500 4MATIC. :)
                                    Whether the new S class will have a key similar to the E class?

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