When the 2014 Mercedes-Benz S-Class was revealed earlier this year, it was inevitable that the range-topping luxury Mercedes-Benz would be a sales success. After all, it features a seemingly endless array of breakthrough automotive innovations which we fully explored when test driving the car earlier this year.
However, no one could have expected the new S-Class to prove as popular as it has. Less than three months after the 2014 Mercedes-Benz S-Class became available to the public, Mercedes-Benz has managed to rake in an amazing 30,000 orders for the flagship sedan. When you compare that to the 65,000 S-Classes sold throughout all of 2012, it becomes apparent just how popular the new S-Class has proven.
When speaking about the new S-Class, Mercedes-Benz head of sales and marketing Ola Källenius said, “The new S-Class has already jumped back into the lead in terms of new vehicle registrations in Germany and its neighboring European countries.”
Historically, the S-Class has been the industry’s biggest innovator. Previous generations have pioneered the seatbelt pretensioner, ABS, the airbag, parking sensors and even ESP! The latest S-Class follows suit with more safety features than TÜV can find tests for. It permeates every aspect of the S500.
Among the plethora of innovations for this latest generation is the Magic Body Control feature, Stop&Go Pilot system, new rear belt bag, night vision Intelligent Light System and radar cruise control with an automatic braking function – all of which are optional. The Intelligent Light System shields oncoming drivers from being dazzled by your lights whilst providing what is essentially high beam light. The W222 Mercedes S-Class is also the first car to use LED lightning in the complete car only.