The Next Generation of the Mercedes S-Class

by Nate Torvik on November 30, 2012

When it comes to new-age safety and technology in the automotive industry, Mercedes-Benz is always one of the leaders, perhaps even the leader. With the recent developments on its latest flagship vehicle, the 2014 S-Class, Mercedes is yet again showing what they are capable of. The S-Class, always one of the first vehicles that Mercedes tries its latest and greatest advancements on, is creating a lot of excitement and buzz around the newest safety technology it has to offer, especially for its innovative Intelligent Drive (ID) system.

Technologies such as the Beltbag, Pre-Safe Plus®, Attention Assist®, and a plethora of others go into making this new S-Class one of the most advanced automobiles ever created. With an array of sensors scattered around the vehicle, the 2014 S-Class will be capable of sensing oncoming collisions, monitoring acceleration and steering, and making drivers and passengers feel safe and confident in its seats.

The 2014 S-Class, which is expected to be released in the second half of 2013, will also be the first vehicle to use LED-only lighting systems. These sets of lights will decrease the overall amount of energy used, last many times longer than normal lights, and provide drivers with better fuel efficiency and enhanced lighting. The Adaptive High Beam Assist, another safety system, will utilize these lights to adjust the headlamps to match the driving situation, not only keeping the S-Class driver more safe, but also the other drivers on the road.

The S-Class has always been the leader in the latest vehicle technology that Mercedes-Benz has to offer, and the 2014 model will be no different. The excitement surrounding this class of sedans never really subsides, because as soon as the latest model is released, news and rumors surrounding the technology for the next one start. So, although I cannot wait to see everything that this model has to offer, I’m even more excited about the next model, and the one after that, and the one after that …

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