THE PREVIOUS W222 AND X222 S-CLASS MODELS were leaps and bounds ahead of not just the rest of the field, but also their predecessors when they were launched back in 2013. The new car retains the proportions and some of the interior layout styling, but is heavily revised not just in the features department, but also in the engines and badging choices. Updated autonomous solutions, more comprehensive safety and interface ideas, and an array of all new OM656 straight-six and V8 engines make their presence felt, and in a big way.
The most noticeable change is the form of the new headlamp clusters. The MultiBeam LED headlamps with Ultra Range High Beam now feature even more advanced active lighting, telling with the three ‘torches’ acting as the light signature. The headlamps, with high beams on, are capable of illuminating up to 650 metres of the road ahead. The new front grille gets a chrome-outlined three-slat layout, a la Maybach, while the AMG models also get a chromed vertical slat for a more pronounced stance, plus a sportier lower air-dam.
The cabin continues with a familiar look but, underneath, has been updated with a plethora of advanced comfort and convenience features. A wall-heating function and enriching Agarwood fragrancing being key to what is essent