The winner of multiple awards, the Mercedes-Benz S-Class leads the way in sophistication. It’s a luxurious car and that you won’t tire of driving on every commute.
Over five metres in length, the S-Class is as elegant to look at when it’s parked on your drive as when it’s cruising along the motorway. Everything about the exterior says luxury; it has the marque’s signature emblem placed atop the end of the bonnet, above the imposing grille and flanked by large headlights that emphasise the car’s domineering road presence. Moreover, the LED Intelligent Light System gives you excellent visibility at night, with variable light distribution that adapts to the roads you are travelling on and illuminate bends in the road as the vehicle turns.
Every engine available with the S-Class returns outstanding performance, as well as low fuel consumption and carbon emissions. The S350 BlueTEC diesel unit, to take one example, achieves combined fuel consumption of just 45.6mpg and CO2 output of 164g/km. Performance, however, is no less impressive – even with these low running costs, the S-Class can accelerate from stationary to 62mph in 7.1 seconds when equipped with this engine. Petrol and hybrid S-Class variants are also available – not least the 5.0 litre S500 V8 petrol engine, which can thrust the car from a standing start to 62mph in just 4.8 seconds. All models are fitted with a smooth 7G-TRONIC PLUS 7-speed automatic transmission, which provides a constant surge of finely calibrated torque as you accelerate.
The S-Class also possesses an abundance of the most recent and sophisticated active safety equipment, as well as no less than nine airbags if a collision should occur. Systems such as Attention Assist, Collision Prevention Assist, and Crosswind Assist are not merely reactive; they alert you to any lapse in concentration or good judgement, allowing you to rectify mistakes before a situation on the road becomes dangerous.
An assortment of driver-convenience equipment ensures that you stay refreshed and relaxed during every journey in the S-Class. The manufacturer’s COMAND Online infotainment system is standard to all specifications; through the 12.3” TFT screen it you can access anything from live traffic information to online radio stations, as well as effortlessly controlling your satellite navigation system and climate control. Active Park Assist is another notable standard feature, steering you into the tightest of spots when you reach your destination – a 360˚ parking camera is also available at some extra cost. Other optional equipment includes television screens in the back of the front seats, telephony for the rear seats, and a state-of-the-art Burmester® surround sound system.
Learn more about all of the E-Class’ features with a test drive at Connolly's Mercedes-Benz Sligo or Galway. Book your appointment by enquiring online or calling us directly on 071 9106900 (Sligo) or 091 337400 (Galway).