Aluminium has been used extensively in the construction of the S-Class, making it both lighter and more rigid than its predecessor. Coupled with the aerodynamic styling, this offers significant advantages in terms of handling and efficiency.
A choice of a wide range of engines includes the S 350 d, a V6 diesel that returns up to 50.4 mpg* combined and is capable of 0–62 mph in 6.8 seconds.
If petrol is your preference, there’s the S 500 L, a formidable petrol V8 that can generate 700 Nm of torque and reach 62 mph from a standing start in only 4.8 seconds.
Alternatively, the S 500 e L combines an electric drive with an externally chargeable high-voltage battery and the powerful turbocharged engine to create a highly-efficient drive concept.