2014 Mercedes Benz S 600 Top Range Model Unveiled In Detroit

Mercedes Benz has already made its mark with the reinvented Mercedes S-Class, thanks to the immensely long list of technologies the car comes with. Shortly after the launch of the 2014 S-Class, Mercedes and AMG together brought the S-Class AMG which again proves to be a strong contender in the executive saloon segment.

The next big thing coming from Mercedes’ stables is the 2014 S 600, the top of the range S-Class that has been unveiled at the 2014 North American International Auto Show. S 600 is only available with long wheelbase and packs a range of luxury features.

“The S-Class has always been the embodiment of our claim to deliver the very best in terms of both technology and design” emphasised Ola Källenius, Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Mercedes-Benz Cars. “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. Our customers in North America and Asia in particular will enjoy this new top model with its exciting V12 engine.”

The S 600 is powered by the V12 biturbo engine that packs 530 hp, an increase of 13 hp, and peak torque of 830 Nm available from 1,900 rpm. The car for the first time features the ECO start/stop function as standard, ensuring it meets Euro 6 emissions standard. The S 600 delivers a combined fuel economy of 25.4 mpg, marking a 21 percent improvement over its predecessor.

2014 Mercedes Benz S-Class S600 V12 biturbo (1)

The list of standard highlights on the S 600 V12 biturbo include LED Intelligent Light System, the MAGIC BODY CONTROL suspension with ROAD SURFACE SCAN, and Driving Assistance package Plus. The package comprises 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.

Come March, all entire S-Class range will be updated with new features such as a revised head unit that can be controlled with an optional touchpad, as with a smartphone. The touchpad would also support handwriting recognition in many languages, in addition to the existing COMAND Controller and LINGUATRONIC.

A head-up display will also be available on the S-Class as an option, offering system information on speed, speed limits and navigation instructions. The S-Class’ COLLISION PREVENTION ASSIST will soon be replaced with a COLLISION PREVENTION ASSIST PLUS. Besides these, there are a variety of updates that will come in the new S-Class.

2014 Mercedes-Benz S 600 V12 Biturbo Image Gallery

2014 Mercedes-Benz S 600 V12 Biturbo Specifications

Engine

Number of cylinders/arrangement 12/V, 3 valves per cylinder
Displacement cc 5980
Bore x stroke mm 83.0 x 92.0
Rated output kW/hp 390/530 at 4900 – 5300 rpm
Rated torque Nm 830 at 1900 – 4000 rpm
Compression ratio 15.5: 1
Mixture formation High-pressure fuel injection with common-rail
technology and two turbochargers

Power transmission

Transmission AMG SPEEDSHIFT PLUS 7G-TRONIC
automatic transmission
Gear ratios Final-drive ratio
1st gear
2nd gear
3rd gear
4th gear
5th gear
6th gear
7th gear
Reverse 1
Reverse 2
2.47
4.38
2.86
1.92
1.37
1.00
0.82
0.73
3.42
2.23

Chassis and suspension

Front axle Four-link front suspension with coil spring, twin-tube gas-filled shock absorbers
Rear axle Multi-link independent rear suspension with coil spring, twin-tube gas-filled shock absorbers, torsion-bar stabiliser
Braking system Internally ventilated and perforated disc brakes at front, internally ventilated and perforated disc brakes at rear, electric parking brake, ABS, Brake Assist, ESP®
Steering Electromechanical rack-and-pinion power steering
Wheels Front: 8.5 J x 19; rear: 9.5 J x 19
Tyres Front: 245 / 45 R 19 Y; rear: 275 / 40 R 19

Dimensions and weights

Wheelbase mm 3165
Track, front/rear mm 1624 / 1637
Length (overall) mm 5246
Width (overall) mm 1899
Height (overall) mm 1497
Turning circle m 12.3
Boot capacity max.* l 500
Kerb weight acc. to EC kg 2185
Payload kg 555
Perm. gross vehicle weight kg 2749
Tank capacity/incl. reserve of l 80/8

Performance and fuel consumption

Acceleration 0-62mph sec. 4.6
Top speed mph 155
Combined fuel consumption mpg 25.4 – 24.9
CO2 emissions g/km 264 – 259

*acc. to VDA measuring method