Mercedes Benz today unveiled the new S600 at the NAIAS 2014. CLICK HERE For the Most Comprehensive LIVE coverage of the NAIAS (Detroit Motor Show)The new car is powered by a V12 biturbo engine that has a max power of 530 hp and peak torque of 830 Nm. The S600 will go on sale 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. The S 600 now for the first time features the ECO start/stop function as standard, which contributes to the car reaching the Euro 6 emissions standard. The combined fuel consumption of the S 600 stands at 25.4 mpg – a 21 per cent improvement over its predecessor (20 mpg).
The important features of the engine at a glance:
- All-aluminium crankcase
- One-piece chain drive
- Forged crankshaft in high-grade quenched and tempered steel
- Modified forged pistons
- New engine control unit
- New dedicated ignition coil with twin-spark ignition
- Cam follower
- Two intake and one outlet valves (three-valve technology)
- Hollow-stem outlet valves, filled with sodium
- Low-temperature cooling-water circulation with separate expansion reservoir.
The comprehensive standard specification of the S 600 include- LED Intelligent Light System, MAGIC BODY CONTROL suspension with ROAD SURFACE SCAN and the Driving Assistance package Plus that consists of Active Lane Keeping Assist, Active Blind Spot Assist, BAS PLUS with Cross-Traffic Assist, DISTRONIC PLUS with STEER CONTROL and Stop&Go Pilot, PRE-SAFE® Brake and PRE-SAFE® PLUS.