| This update arrives four years after the introduction of this model of the S-Class. Visually, the beauty receives reworked grill, skirt and rear lights. Inside, things are more serious. Starting with the engines. The S 350 CDI, for example, in two- or four wheel drive, receives a 3.0 BlueEfficiency turbo-diesel producing 235 bhp and drinking no more than 7.6 litres of diesel per 100 km. For its part, the S 400 will be available in a hybrid version with a combination of a 20 bhp electric engine and a 279 bhp 3.5 litre V6 petrol unit. For those who like a lot of power under the bonnet, a 4.0 diesel developing 320 bhp is in the S 450 CDI range, while where petrol is concerned, top billing goes to the S 65 AMG whose 6.0 engine develops 612 bhp... |
Another detail: the S-Class sees its security levels move up a couple of notches with the adoption of a host of driving aid equipment.