The creators of new S-class Mercedes will reveal all of the secrets of W222 sedan in the middle of May 2013. We’ll finally be able to look at every detail in its appearance and interior, study the engine and transmission options and find out more information about the car’s rich equipment. The first driving presentations of the model, that will become a landmark for its technical characteristics, will start in June. Everything we know about this model so far can be assumed from the spy pictures, one official photo and official information partially mixed with rumors.
Spatial body structure of the new S-Class Mercedes sedan will consist aluminum and ultra-high-strength steels. Its torsional stiffness was increased by 14% and the rigidity of the lateral and vertical curves - by 11% and 17% respectively. Great attention was paid to noise and vibration isolation.
The salon of the car is made of noise absorbing materials. And the four-zone climate control system with air ionizer and two filters is also a nice feature. Other great interior features include rear seats with built-in massagers and Burmester audio system with 24 speakers.
The engine variety of the new sedan will not have atmospheric engines, only more powerful and economical petrol and diesel motors with four-, six- and eight- cylinders. Presumably their capacity will vary between 204 and 650 hp. W222 sedans will only be equipped with automatic transmissions. The drive options, however, will include rear and all wheel options. German manufacturers will also present the opportunity of a hybrid S-class model in some of the European markets.
The new vehicle will get the BAS Plus emergency braking technology supplemented with Cross-Traffic Assist function. This last function will help the car see the oncoming vehicles and pedestrians at intersections and automatically brake if needed so. This function will let decrease the accident rate by 27%. As you can see even today, this will become an exceptional car.