Brand New S-Class on the Way
Due in our showrooms next summer is the facelifted Mercedes-Benz S-Class model which will also reveal a host of all-new engines which will work their way into the majority of the brand’s model line-up in due course. The S-Class is a luxury model saloon and will receive some subtle styling changes but the main focus on the facelifted model is the improvements which come under the bonnet.
An upgrade to a 48-volt electrics system will allow the model to use the newly developed engines which require the extra voltage to be able to power additional features such as climate control, water pump and a starter-generator. A twin-turbocharged 4.0-litre V8 engine is one of the two new petrol powertrains and the second is the M256 which is due a few months after the debut of the new S-Class next June; it takes full advantage of 48V electrics in order to drive the 20bhp integrated starter alternator along with the climate control system and water pump.
In terms of what the new S-Class will be able to produce it has been revealed that the suave saloon will offer more than 402bhp and 500Nm of torque, which matches it to the current V8 unit, whilst for the emissions conscious, it emits 15% less CO2 than the old V6 engine. There will also be another engine option in the form of the M 264 which is a 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbocharged petrol engine which can produce 134bhp; as a result of the 48-volt technology it is said to have a quicker start up and the ability for the engine to switch off when coasting rather than just when it’s sat in traffic or at a junction.
As well as the aforementioned petrol engines the new S-Class is likely to also have a diesel option which will probably be in the form of the OM 656 - a six unit which is the brand’s most powerful diesel to date offering a whopping 308bhp whilst using seven per cent less fuel than the current model would to achieve 53bhp less. There is the potential for one more engine option which would be named the 250 CDI and would be a 2.0-litre four-cylinder diesel which has already made an appearance in the E-Class with the C-Class likely to see an increased performance twin-turbocharged variant.
For more information on the facelifted Mercedes-Benz S-Class or any other models in our new car range simply contact one of our friendly Sinclair Mercedes-Benz team based in South Wales.