It late October, it was revealed that orders for the brand new 2014 Mercedes-Benz S-Class had reached the 30,000 mark. Such a high orders figure was so important because in all of 2012, just 65,000 Mercedes-Benz S-Classes were sold while the new model saw sales of almost half that in just 3 months!
Now in order to cope with this extremely high demand, Mercedes-Benz has announced it will increase the production of the new S-Class by adding an extra 74 minutes per day to each worker’s day. This longer working day will kick off next year at the company’s Sindelfingen production facility.
When originally speaking about the high sales of 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.