When it comes to flagship sedans, one can say that the Mercedes-Benz S-Class defines the genre. Sure, there are luxury limousines that are more exclusive and opulent. However, the S-Class is always shortlisted for those looking for a large, plush sedan. The all-new model is no different.
The judges over at the World Car of the Year awards are aware of the S-Class' reputation. That also means they have high expectations from the Mercedes-Benz sedan. Thankfully, the redesigned luxury saloon delivered because the panel voted it as the 2021 World Luxury Car of the Year. The S-Class beat out the Land Rover Defender and the Polestar 2 for the prestigious title.
This is the fourth World Luxury Car win for Mercedes-Benz and the second time that the S-Class sedan has won the title in the World Car Awards’ 17 year history. The other two models that won the award were the 2015 S-Class Coupe and the 2017 E-Class line-up. Not only that, Mercedes-Benz won the World Car of the Year award in 2015 with the fourth-generation C-Class.
Like the World Car of the Year winner, the luxury cars were also graded according to eight categories. These are occupant environment, performance, value, safety, environment, market significance, emotional appeal, and innovation. The S-Class topped all those parameters, apart from one, emotional appeal.
This is the S-Class we're talking about, so it's packed with numerous innovations. These include E-Active Body Control, rear-axle steering, center airbag, PRE-SAFE Impulse Side, and the dedicated rear passenger airbags. It can also be specified with five screens on board. If that wasn't enough, it also has semi-autonomous driving capabilities and a whole load of cameras and sensors.
We have some good news for those that have been patiently waiting for the all-new Mercedes-Benz S-Class. The long wait will soon be over as the 2021 S-Class will be arriving in the Philippines later this year. Not only that, you can even configure it yourself to make it unique.