When Mercedes updated the S-Class W222 in 2017, the S500 lost its V8 and instead adopted a newly developed inline six-cylinder engine with mild hybrid technology. Its successor followed the same electrification formula to further demonstrate that miniaturization and electrification go hand in hand in today’s increasingly stringent emission regulations world. Don’t worry, the new S500 will have a great impact when driving at a full tilt on the highway.
Folks in AutoTopNL Put your hand on W223 and push it to its maximum on one of the remaining unrestricted sections of the German highway. Even if you don’t look at the badge or the stylish interior, you can know that this is a high-end luxury car by closing the door and the cabin immediately becomes quiet.
Then comes the smooth shifting of the 9-speed automatic transmission, and the soundtrack provided by the engine is not too shabby for “only” 6 cylinders. As the virtual pointer of the digital speedometer approaches a speed of 162 mph (260 km/h), the S500 becomes a little noisy, but this is still one of the easiest ways to travel at this speed.
Those who need more dynamic will have to wait for the AMG version, but the V12-powered S65 will not come back because only the Maybach S-Class will continue to use the twin-turbocharged 6.0-liter behemoth. Instead, what we heard was an electric S73e with about 800 horsepower, which is about 100 more horsepower than the upcoming S63e.
The internal effect of these videos is as good as the appearance in the videos. These black smooth surfaces are easily scratched and scratched and therefore do not age well. Then there is the reflection of the central vent on the windshield, which may cause problems for patients with mild obsessive-compulsive disorder. These are all small troubles about the new S-Class, which once again makes high-tech cars even higher.
W223 is a smooth manipulator, the type you also want to drive and a full-time car. Regrettably, the two-door coupe and convertible coupe did not reappear in the new generation market, but the next-generation AMG GT coupe is a silver lining and the SL convertible has been carefully designed to fill the two-door S- The void left by the demise of the Class.