2018 S-Class: More Technology, More Luxury

Every model, from the standard S450 to the Mercedes-Maybach S650 will see a host of revisions and improvements.

The facelifted S-Class will come with revised engines, plusher interiors with updated technology, new designs for the front and rear bumpers, as well as updated headlights and tail lights.

The W222 Facelift will offer a three-spoke sports steering wheel, three new upholstery offerings, and an updated infotainment system with a single-piece glass display. These are great additions that should make the vehicle much more linear on the inside. The Three Spoke steering wheel on the AMG models is truly a nice touch.

The namenculture is revised as well. The new S450 gets a new 3.0-liter V6 that produces 362 horsepower and 369 lb-ft of torque, while the S560 offers up a new 4.0-liter V8 with a stout 463 horsepower and 516 lb-ft of torque. The new V8 gets cylinder deactivation and a hot “V” layout that enables the turbo to be placed in the middle of the cylinder banks.

The AMG models have some refreshed mechanicals as well. The S65 AMG is continued with the 6.0-liter V12 that is currently offered, producing 621 horsepower and 738 lb-ft of torque. The S63 replaces last year’s 5.5-liter V8 with the more powerful 4.0-liter V8. The S63’s 4.0-liter produces 603 horsepower and 664 lb-ft of torque. Power is sent to all wheels through a new nine-speed automatic and a revised Mercedes’ 4Matic+ all-wheel drive system. The S63 and S65 also receive upgraded brakes, new wheel designs, a new exhaust system, adaptive sport seats, and performance apps for the infotainment system.

Please look at the images and let us know what you guys think!

Mercedes To Increase Vehicle Production

Demand for models such as the 2014 S-Class, GLK, and C-Class has been so strong that Mercedes is having a hard time keeping up with production. Mercedes announced a new plan to boost production, as it expects to set an all-time production record of more than 1.49 million vehicles globally.

With the help of China, the new W222 S-Class has had 7,617 global sales. Mercedes is extending the shift hours of it’s S-Class plant at Sindelfingen, Germany to keep pace. The GLK and C-Class Plant in Bremen, Germany began special shifts last month, that will increase production to the end of this month.

This looks to be a very promising time for the brand. New models, a recovering economy, and strong new vehicle demand is setting the record breaking pace for production.GLA bird's eye view

W222: 30,000 EU Orders in 3 Months

S63 AMG In Motion

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The new W222 S Class has already managed to snag 30,000 sales in the EU. Riding the wave of the restyled new model, Mercedes-Benz has seen strong demand for its range topping sedan model. Have sold roughly 333 S-Class models per day, Mercedes is on track to double the 2012 model sales figures of 65,000 or 178 units sold per day. That is an incredible feat for a vehicle with a starting price of 72,000 Euros.

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