Mercedes-Benz S-600 Redefining The Benchmark
The S 600 with a V12 Biturbo engine is the top model in the already successfully established S-Class range and is available exclusively with long wheelbase and a luxurious package of equipment and appointments. For the number junkies, the S600’s stable houses 530 horses and 830 Nm of torque. Premiered at the Detroit Motor Show, the market launch of the mighty S-600 is set to follow in March 2014.
“The S-Class has always been the embodiment of our claim to deliver the very best in terms of both technology and design” emphasised Ola Källenius, Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Mercedes-Benz Cars. “And our flagship model, the S 600, epitomises the focus of our development work, the ‘Essence of Luxury’, in a way that no other model can. Our customers in North America and Asia in particular will enjoy this new top model with its exciting V12 engine.”
With an output of 530 hp, the V12 biturbo engine in the S 600 packs a bigger punch than its predecessor did with 517 hp. The displacement of the engine has increased from 5,513 to 5,980 cc. The maximum torque of 830 Nm is available from 1,900 RPM and for the first time, the ECO start/stop function is fitted as standard.
The comprehensive standard specification of the S 600 reinforces its role as a flagship model. The LED Intelligent Light System, the Magic Body Control suspension with Road Surface Scan and the Driving Assistance package Plus, for example, all come as standard. The latter comprises Active Lane Keeping Assist, Active Blind Spot Assist and Cross-Traffic Assist.