The Detroit Show is full of premieres however this one is very special. It’s a premiere of the King of the Road which is Mercedes S600. For years this model has been a Mercedes flagship and also a direction to other brands how to develop their luxury cars. Also this time S600 is equipped with many technological and luxurious gadgets.
However the facts I am always most interested are what the car has under its hood. So this time S600 is fitted with V12 biturbo engine with increased to 6.0 liters capacity. It offers 530hp and 830Nm available from 1900rpm. Having such heart Mercedes can do the first 100km/h in just 4.6 seconds and cruise maximally with 250km/h due to electronic limitation. However I strongly believe that once the muzzle is off the car will be able to reach 320km/h. Features which make this model’s engine outstanding are: fully-aluminium crankcase, chain drive in one piece, forged crankshaft, upgraded forged pistons, new unit to control engine, twin-spark ignition coil, three valve technology, filled with sodium hollow-stem outlet valves.
Mercedes is fitted with standard start/stop system, head-up display (which can not be rather treated as novelty), LED Light system, Magic Body Control suspension with road surface scan and Driving Assistance package Plus. The package consists of Active Lane Keeping Assist, Active Blind Spot Assist, BAS PLUS with Cross-Traffic Assist, Distronic Plus with Steer Control and Stop&Go Pilot, Pre-Safe Brake and Pre-Safe Plus. What is interesting all features will be controlled by fingertip gesture. Mercedes S600 will be also equipped with Collision Prevention Assist Plus what gives a function of autonomous braking at speeds of up to 200km/h once the driver is not capable to respond.
The Mercedes S600 will be available since March 2014 with a long wheelbase.
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