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Mercedes unveil range-topping S 600

By Kyle Lindsay
Wednesday, January 15, 2014 - 16:32

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TOPPER: New Mercedes S 600

Mercedes-Benz have unveiled the new flagship S 600.

The long-wheelbase range-topper, which is boosted by a 530hp V12 biturbo engine and arrives in May, was revealed at the Detroit Auto Show.

Capable of sprinting 0-62mph in 4.6seconds with a top speed of 155mph, the vehicle offers an improved fuel economy of 25.4mpg and CO2 emissions of 264g/km.

For the first time, it features the ECO start/stop function as standard.

Further standard specification includes the LED Intelligent Light System, MAGIC BODY CONTROL suspension with ROAD SURFACE SCAN and the Driving Assistance package Plus.

The latter comprises Active Lane Keeping Assist, Active Blind Spot Assist, BAS PLUS with Cross-Traffic Assist, DISTRONIC PLUS with STEER CONTROL and Stop&Go Pilot, PRE-SAFEBrake and PRE-SAFE PLUS.

Ola Kallenius, Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Mercedes-Benz Cars, said: “The S-Class has always been the embodiment of our claim to deliver the very best in terms of both technology and design.

“And our flagship model, the S 600, epitomises the focus of our development work, the ‘Essence of Luxury’, in a way that no other model can.”

Mercedes also revealed that all current S-Class models will, from May, be upgraded with a head-up display, touchpad and COLLISION PREVENTION ASSIST PLUS.

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