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At the wheel, the S-Class can’t hide its heaviness, which paradoxically is part of its charm. Needless to say, it weighs 2.4 tons in this rechargeable hybrid version!


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The behavior shows an imperial stability at high speed.


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Obviously, the soundproofing is at its best on board the S-Class.


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In electric mode, we were able to cover 87 km. a record for a plug-in hybrid model!


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Four-wheel steering is a valuable aid in maneuvers.


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The reading area that hides the driving assist sensors spoils the look of the traditional Mercedes-Benz grille.


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The lighting of the pixel array is incredibly efficient.


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The S-Class is the latest model in the range that the star can wear on the hood. In other markets, it is still possible in the E-Class.


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The S-Class is the latest model in the range that the star can wear on the hood. In other markets, it is still possible in the E-Class.


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These AMG wheels are not necessarily the option that best fits the sleek S-Class profile.


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The new S-Class is giving way to the fashion of retractable door handles.


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Upon request, it is possible to remove the mention of the engine in the trunk.


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The complex relief of the taillights illuminates in the dark. You have to differentiate the luxurious S-Class from its little sisters!


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The S-Class requires a technological leap with its large center screen, but is not entitled to the immense “hyperscreen” of the electric EQS.


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Despite the impressive number of features, ergonomics are still accessible.


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This new generation of S-Class gives a special place to the interior screens.


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The digital instrument cluster can be customized in every way.


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The dashboard benefits from a three-dimensional display mode, which is especially striking … But unfortunately impossible to capture in a photo! It is exclusive to the S-Class.


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The navigation map, also in 3D, can be viewed in full on the dashboard.


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This steering wheel is optional. But the touch keys of the branches are not always easy to use.


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The center screen is shared with basic versions of the electrical EQS. Too bad its coating retains too many fingerprints.


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The main features appear in this menu, according to the “zero layer” screen recommended by Mercedes, which allows immediate access to most items.


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There is a specific upload menu. Interestingly, the fast charge feature turns off automatically every time it starts.


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This “Battery Hold” driving mode allows you to keep the battery level constant, to be able to drive in electric mode at the end of a trip, for example in an urban area.


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This menu brings together the key features you need urgently. Welcome!


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The finish is especially clean, as evidenced by the design of these aerators.


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Too many glossy black plastic inserts serve for a well-finished interior.


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The Burmester audio system is of excellent quality.


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The seats are comfortable, with headrests worthy of a pillow. There are many features available as options: ventilation, hot stone massage, etc.


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At the back, the comfort is real. It is possible to move the front passenger seats forward to extend the legs, then a footrest is deployed.


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Like Bentley or Rolls-Royce, a touch panel allows you to control many features from the rear seats.


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The 540 liter trunk is correct, but the modularity does not exist.


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The in-line six-cylinder is velvety and strong enough to hold this heavy limousine.


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Mercedes hybrids are among the few that have fast charging compatibility. We tested it at a Fastned station.


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25 minutes to recharge the battery is great!


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At peak, we observed a load power greater than 60 kW. A record for a rechargeable hybrid model.


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This limousine version is 11 cm longer than the sedan, without breaking the aesthetic balance of the profile.


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