The Mercedes-Benz S-Class sedan has been highly popularized as the benchmark of luxury vehicles. Its reputation in mainstream media has regarded it as the poster vehicle of Mercedes. Currently on its sixth generation, the sedan embodies much of the German brand’s aesthetic and engineering philosophies. The S-Class is styled with the highest regard for comfort and convenience. Complementing its timeless and sophisticated exterior is a spacious cabin furnished with a digital dashboard with a slew of controls on the steering wheel and center console. For now, the sole available variant for the Philippine is the S 500 4MATIC Long AMG Line. It uses a mild-hybrid 3.0-liter inline-6 engine and it now comes with a host of driver assist features.
Initially introduced by the German brand in 1972 and has been a staple in the Mercedes line-up since. The current model launched by the Auto Nation Group, Inc. is the S 500 4MATIC Long AMG Line. It arrived on Philippine shores on September 2021.
The Mercedes-Benz S-Class boasts of a timeless aesthetic that the nameplate is known for. Like its predecessors, the current version features elegant body lines and a prominent chrome grille with the iconic Mercedes-Benz emblem that stands on the front and center of the hood. The grille is then flanked by LED headlamps.
For the Philippine market, the S 500 4MATIC Long AMG Line rides on a set of 21-inch AMG spoke alloy wheels. It also gets a panoramic sliding sunroof, sequential turn indicator lamps, power closing doors, and AMG body styling.
For the version available locally, the S-Class features soft touch leather surfaces, a yacht-like front cabin, and a lounge-like rear cabin. All of its seats are clad in Nappa Leather, and the center console is decorated with a black crystal trim piece. The roof also comes with DINAMICA microfiber roof liners.
And speaking of the rear cabin, it features double sunblinds, electronically adjustable seats, fast charging USB ports, a mini-fridge, among others.
Technology & Safety Features
On the dashboard of the Mercedes-Benz S-Class comes with a slew of tech and safety features starting with a 12.8-inch OLED infotainment display system. The infotainment system is capable of connectivity through Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, USB and Aux-In. An added control feature for the driver is the cruise control buttons on the steering wheel.
In terms of safety, the German brand equipped the S-Class with an anti-lock brake system with electronic brake-force distribution, as well as front and rear parking sensors. Driver assist features include Active stop-and-go assist, Active Lane Keep Assist, Active Lane Change Assist, Active Blind-spot Assist, adaptive cruise control, a 360-degree-view camra, etc.
Platform & Chassis
The S-Class comes with an Airmatic suspension system that helps improve the ride. Stopping power comes from ventilated discs in front and discs at the rear.
Engine & Drivetrain
Under the hood for the Mercedes-Benz S-Class S 500 4MATIC Long AMG Line is a 3.0-liter inline-6 that's paired with a 48-volt EQ Boost mild-hybrid system. Combined, the said powertrain can generate up to 435 horsepower and 520 Nm of torque. Power is then sent to all four wheels via a 9-speed Direct Select automatic transmission.