Mercedes-Benz ups the ante with new S600

The classiest just keeps getting classier. The Mercedes-Benz S600 has been reinvented, as MB’s flagship model just got a little better with its unveiling in Detroit.

Mercedes-Benz continues to push the power in its S-Class, as the new S-600 boasts a 6.0-liter V-12 (0.5-liters more than the past model), and makes 530 hp and 612 lb.-ft. of torque. And yet, despite the power increase, the S600 gets a combined 25.4 mpg; that’s good for a 25% increase over the last iteration.

Of course, a large part of what makes an S-Class an S-Class is the luxury from within the vehicle, and it’s here where Mercedes-Benz does most of its innovations. The head unit offers a fully integrative touchpad, making it appear as though Apple has engineered an iPhone specifically for the car. There’s an option head-up display that allows all of the critical information to be displayed on the windshield for the driver, optimizing both safety and performance.

As always, it’s the little details that set the S600 apart. The windshield remains clear even at sub-zero temperatures, and the old Collision Prevention Assist has been replaced by Collision Prevention Assist Plus, proving once again that Mercedes was not content with good being good enough when it comes to safety and innovation.

Mercedes-Benz had lofty expectations with the S600. Ola Kallenius, VP of sales and marketing said, “The S600 epitomizes 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 V-12 engine.”

After taking one look at the new Mercedes-Benz S600 – and a quick peek at the spec sheet – it’s sure hard to argue with that.

Photo Credit: Mercedes-Benz

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