The most powerful non AMG S-Class has made its debut at Detroit. The new S600 is the flagship variant in the Mercedes-Benz S-Class range. Only available in long wheelbase and dripping with features, this is the ultimate S-Class to buy. The heart of the matter is a V12 biturbo engine developing 530 bhp and 830 Nm of torque.
"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 displacement of the engine has increased from 5513 to 5980 cc. The maximum torque of 830 Nm is available from 1900 rpm. The S 600 now for the first time features the ECO start/stop function as standard, while it also meets the Euro 6 emissions standard. It will be available worldiwide from March 2014 onwards. In other S-Class news the models in the current range will be upgraded with the addition of a head-up display, touchpad and COLLISION PREVENTION ASSIST PLUS.