Mercedes-Benz S-Class (2022) review | Coach Car News

Welcome, then, to the return of the so-called ‘best car in the world’, this time for the seventh time since 1972, when Mercedes-Benz first used the S-Class name.

Naturally, like every new S-Class, this is the most advanced car Mercedes has made. Where is it? Because for the first time the range-topping limo in Stuttgart has internal competition, in the form of the Mercedes-Benz EQS, which aims to do everything the S-Class can do, just in context of all-electric power. Does this moment represent a changing of the guard? Maybe, and it’s a question worthy of its own dedicated story in these pages.

In the meantime, the car for which “in terms of investment no other model comes close”, according to development manager J├╝rgen Weissinger, returns with a new mandate. Luxury and isolation are still theoretically at the top of the order of priorities, but digitization and connectivity are, if not quite tied, very closely.

The new S-Class is the first Mercedes capable of fully autonomous and driverless driving, although capability is limited to closed-circuit environments such as car parks. The car can now receive over-the-air software updates and, with the right equipment from suppliers chosen by Mercedes, the MBUX Smart Home function can from your car monitor and control the temperature, lighting and even the position of blinds at home , all the way through voice command. Useful?

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This notice was published: 2022-04-15 07:01:25

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