The lines of the new S-Class imply power and dynamism, even when it’s parked. And the features of the new S-Class, such as a three-dimensional radiator grille, innovative headlights and bi-colour tail lights with cutting-edge LED technology, are consistent with a high-tech tour de force and help cement the S-Class’ position atop any list of the world's leading luxury sedans. Attractiveness, expressiveness and forcefulness from every angle. That’s the beauty of C-Class.
For four decades and five generations of the S-class, the car has traditionally been the company’s technology icebreaker, introducing now-fundamental systems such as stability control and ABS braking, adaptive cruise control and adaptive body-roll control. In that time, S-class product planning has also become increasingly a victim of its own rhetoric, with each generation obliged to blow buyers’ minds anew, sometimes with trivial, half-baked “technologies.For starters, the 2014 Mercedes-Benz E250 BlueTEC is new, featuring a smaller 2.1-liter four-cylinder diesel engine, one that replaces the V-6 diesel that Mercedes previously used. It's also the same engine powering the 2014 GLK250 BlueTEC, and offers a lot of low-end power, and greater fuel efficiency. If diesel doesn't catch your fancy, there are V-6 and V-8 gasoline engines in the E350 and E550, as well as the Mercedes-Benz E400 Hybrid, which pairs an electric motor and battery pack to the V-6 gasoline powertrain. And to please--or confuse--you further, there are sedan, wagon, coupe, and cabriolet (convertible) models to choose from. Once you've got those preferences figured out, there a couple things yet to still consider.
Over the years, Benz and its closest competitors have reduced power, handling, and comfort to commodities. Supplying them in overabundance is the table ante now, so the strategy with the new S, code-named W222 and initially available in the U.S. as the S550 and S550 4MATIC, has been to think of what else the rich desire even before the rich think of it themselves. One of the most prominent features in this regard is the wood trim, which spans the entire interior of the S-Class. In conjunction with the modernistic design, it conveys a feeling of expanse and peace. Moreover, high-quality controls forged from aluminum and honed with a metallic or pearl-effect finish are unmistakable signs of Mercedes-Benz quality.
The S-class cabin deploys more than 300 LEDs—according to Mercedes-Benz, this is the first passenger car since Edison that uses no incandescent light bulbs—allowing the designers to paint the cabin with light, gathering it in gentle pools for illumination. Drivers can choose one of seven ambient lighting schemes. I like tangerine, myself.The new S-Class also sets the standard in high-tech areas such as entertainment and multimedia. State of the art sound and entertainment systems and navigation features with a high-resolution display provide an emotional experience and unbridled driving pleasure.The 2014 Mercedes-Benz E-Class is priced competitively, with the entry-level 2014 E250 BlueTEC starting at $52,325 after delivery, and the 2014 E350 gasoline-powered variant coming just above that $52,825. The top of the line 2014 E63 AMG S-Model 4Matic pierces the six-figure stratosphere, starting at $103,295 after delivery. The Audi A6 and BMW 5 Series offer valiant competition, while the 2014 Lexus GS 350 has been significantly updated.