A New Class of Modern Luxury Car – The 2021 Mercedes-Benz S-Class
- on September 11, 2020
- Categories: Car Reviews
The 2021 model year will welcome the seventh generation of Mercedes luxury sedan, the Mercedes-Benz S-Class. Consistently seen as the flagship of the eclectic Mercedes-Benz range, which also includes roadsters, SUVs and many other sedans, cabriolets and more, the new S-class is surprisingly agile for its size and stature. A new rear-wheel drive system and precision handling are helping see to that. Further to this, there are a raft of new features that promise to make this the most fantastic S-Class ever made.
The new handling features promise to make the S-Class a fierce rival to the Audi A8 and BMW 7 Series. Besides this, Mercedes-Benz are continuing their long-held tradition of showcasing new technology in their top-line vehicles. The 2021 S-Class will feature such fantastic and exclusive additions as a 3D digital instrument panel and an augmented reality driver head-up display. There will be 3 wheelbases to choose from --- standard, long and extended --- and a 28-kWh battery in the plug-in hybrid version. The new hybrid battery is made possible by the team’s success in lowering the rear axle.
Let’s deal with that enhanced HUD. What makes it so special? This will blow your mind, we’re sure. Whereas previous incarnations of the HUD have always displayed on the central screen, but now they will appear seemingly before your eyes on the road in front of you. This is game-changing technology, as it finally places the alerts, instructions and other features in the relevant place as you see it through the windshield, finally removing any vestige of distraction of your eyes from the road itself.
Another secret to the superior performance of many Mercedes-Benz cars to date has been the phenomenal air suspension system. The 2021 S-Class will get a remastered version in the form of a new E-Active Body Control setup, which combines air springs and active electro-hydraulic dampers. It generates as high as 1,885psi forcing each wheel to move instantly either up or down. This system will have your jaw on the floor.
What else can we expect? It’s reported already that the new S-Class will be a quieter ride than previous models thanks to special attention being paid by Mercedes-Benz in removing low-frequency noises. 2021 S-Class project lead, Oliver Thöne explained that these are the frequencies that most disrupt conversation between driver and passengers when driving.
The new S-Class isn’t as close as some of the other 2021 arrivals out there. We are still waiting on confirmation on many key details, including how successful some of the new technology will be finally integrated into the production model. In the meantime, however, we are expecting a powerful, dynamic, stunning and cutting-edge machine that will live up to its automotive heritage embodied in that three-star emblem on the bonnet.