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Mercedes-Benz S-Classe. Under The Happy Star

2023
Mercedes-Benz S-Classe. Under The Happy Star
Mercedes-Benz S-Classe. Under The Happy Star
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In a 1998 model car, engineers introduced more than 30 know-how, which was able to evaluate half a million customers from all over the world - an outstanding result for a premium car. In the follower, many well-known systems received the “plus” supplement - and with it new features and capabilities. There is almost no doubt that W221 of 2005 will suffer the same stellar fate.

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FIGURE 1. Three of the four S-Class motors are new. They develop more power and torque. The 3.5-liter V6 (200 kW / 272 hp - pictured) and the 5-liter V8 (285 kW / 338 hp) debut at the same time as the car. The G8 will give the sedan a truly sporty character: acceleration to 100 km / h in just 5.4 seconds! From the first quarter of 2006, the diesel S320 CDI will go on sale (170 kW / 231 hp) and, of course, the S600, which does not need any introduction: its power was also raised - up to 380 kW / 517 hp, and torque reached 830 N.m. As standard equipment for 6- and 8-cylinder engines, they offer a 7-speed “automatic” 7Gi-Tronic.

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FIGURE 2. Here Mercedes is definitely ahead of the whole planet: it became the first owner of an environmental certificate issued by TU..V. S-class exhaust is 85% cleaner than Euro IV standards require; The machine is 85% recyclable. The volume of natural materials of plant origin used in decoration has grown to 73%.

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FIGURE 3. The “Distronic” system was further developed, which is indicated by the prefix “plus” in the title. Now active cruise control operates from 0 to 200 km / h. If necessary, the electronics slow down the machine until it stops completely. In the city of "Mercedes" will stop along with the stream and he himself will start acceleration after the moving cars. Fantasy!

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FIGURE 4. Of the other electronic “bonuses”, “Break Essist Plus” is worth mentioning. Using the radar, the system determines the stopping distance, calculates and adds braking force if the driver underestimates the pedal. At the same time, the computer lights up the brake lights brighter, and the Pre-Safe device tightens the seat belts and pumps up special pillows in the seats, fixing the person more reliably. If a collision is unavoidable, the front windows will automatically close in the last seconds …

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FIGURE 5. Starting work on the cabin, we decided to pre-test 20 drivers. Sensors recorded the psychophysical state of people on a 4-hour, 500-kilometer trip along the route Berlin-Leipzig-Dresden-Berlin. Tests have shown that in stressful situations, the pulse of an S-Class driver is five beats per minute less than that of those who are driving competing cars. Both the long (5206 mm) and short (5076 mm) versions of the W221 outgrew their predecessor - by 33 and 43 mm. In the enlarged salon, chrome, aluminum, exotic woods and leather are generously used.

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FIGURE 6. Additional functions are controlled by the “Command” controller on the console and buttons on the steering wheel; they are helped by a color monitor with high quality graphics (in combination - a TV). The Command Center allows you to give a variety of commands: from adjusting the exterior mirrors to adjusting the seats and climate control.

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FIGURE 7. Confident driving in the dark will help the night vision function. An infrared camera scans the space in front of the car, significantly expanding the view and snatching out of the darkness cyclists, pedestrians and parked cars on the side of the road on average 40 m earlier than the dipped headlights.

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