UK-market S-Class now comes with four, six, eight and 12 cylinder engines

UK-market S-Class now comes with four, six, eight and 12 cylinder engines image

Text: Team / Photos: | posted February 06, 2014 11:01

Three new engines will complete the UK S-Class line and provide a total of 11 different models.

Starting April 2014, the S 300 BlueTEC Hybrid L AMG Line, S 600 L AMG Line and S 65 AMG L will add to the already extensive range of engines of the S-Class that will now have the first diesel hybrid engine in the segment with class-leading economy all the way to the ultimate in refinement, power and performance in the form of the S 65 AMG.

The S 300 BlueTEC Hybrid L AMG is a 2.2 litre, four-cylinder diesel engine joined by a 27 hp electric motor. With a combined fuel consumption of 61.4 mpg and CO2 from 120g/km, the S 300 BlueTEC Hybrid sets a new efficiency benchmark in the segment.

Standard equipment across the entire S-Class range gets an upgrade, including the S 300 BlueTEC Hybrid.  Beginning March 2014, it will feature an innovative touchpad system that allows control of COMAND Online using single or multiple-finger gestures, and new optional features include the new Head-up Display, which provides the driver with key information at a glance without having to take their eyes off the road, and heated windscreen.

For the two V12 models, the S 600 L AMG Line and the S 65 AMG L, they represent the ultimate levels of standard equipment. Key features include: Executive Rear Package and Rear Seat Reclining Package for backrest adjustment to 43.5 degrees; Rear Seat Comfort Package including Rear Seat Entertainment; Front Seat Comfort Package; Exclusive nappa Leather Package; Burmester 3D High End Surround Sound system; and Keyless-Go Package to include remote boot closing and hands-free access.

In addition, the full Driving Assistance Package to include driver aids like Active Blind Spot Assist and Distronic Plus with Steer Assist and So & Go Pilot, is standard. Magic Body Control, Night View Assist Plus, Warmth Comfort Package, Intelligent Rear Seat Belt Package, garage door opener, TV tuner and rear seat telephony are further examples to add to the superior levels of equipment for the S 600 L AMG Line and
S 65 AMG L.

The 12-cylinder models are complete in every way that only a few selectable options remain: the paint, upholstery and trim choices, including the Individual Rear Seats Package and a refrigerated compartment behind the rear armrest.

The S 600 L AMG Line offers a 13 hp increase over the previous S 600 model to 530 hp, with 830 Nm of torque, accelerating from 0 to 62 mph in 4.6 seconds. Emissions are reduced by 21 per cent to 259 g/km with a 27 per cent improvement in combined fuel consumption to 25.5 mpg.

The impressive figures continue with the S 65 AMG L.  With 630 hp and 1,000 Nm of torque, the S 65 AMG L makes 0 to 62 mph in 4.3 seconds – a 0.1 second improvement over the previous S 65 AMG L. In addition, there is a 16 per cent decrease in CO2 emissions to 279 g/km and a 20 per cent improvement in combined fuel consumption to 23.7 mpg.