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2021 Mercedes-Benz S-Class goes into production at ultra-modern Factory 56

The 2021 Mercedes-Benz S-Class is already being manufactured at the German brand’s state-of-the-art Factory 56. Located in Sindelfingen (near Stuttgart), Mercedes-Benz says the new plant is among the world’s most technologically advanced, and was designed with improved efficiency, sustainability, digitisation and production flexibility in mind...

2017-2018 Mercedes-Benz S560 recalled for potential engine oil leak

Mercedes-Benz Australia has issued a recall of 107 examples of the S560 with Model Years from 2017 to 2018 (MY17-MY18) due to the potential for engine plugs to fail, causing an engine oil leak. The recall notice, lodged with the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC), says oil leaks are possible if the engine experiences high loads...

2021 Mercedes-Benz S-Class first car with rear-facing back seat airbags – UPDATE: more safety tech announced

UPDATE, 30 July 2020: More details on the safety tech fitted to the upcoming 2021 Mercedes-Benz S-Class have been revealed. Key among them, in addition to the announced rear frontal airbags, is a 48-volt active suspension system. This has the ability to instantaneously raise the body by 80mm in the moments before a side collision occurs, reducing potential injuries to rear passengers...

Mercedes-Benz unveils augmented reality heads-up display

Mercedes-Benz has unveiled revolutionary driver alertness technology and a new infotainment system due to debut on its flagship S-Class limousine next year before it eventually filters down to more affordable models. The technology is so advanced you may be able to make contactless payments using the car itself – which is why the new system is protected by a PIN code as well as fingerprints, facial recognition, or voice commands...

Next-generation Mercedes-Benz S-Class to be sedan-only – report

When Mercedes-Benz introduced the current S-Class Cabriolet in 2016, it was the first factory droptop available in the Sonderklasse line since 1971. It may also be the last. Autocar reports the S-Class Cabriolet and its coupe sibling will end production in 2022, the next generation of S-Class going sedan-only...

2019 Mercedes-Benz GLE, CLA, C-Class, E-Class and S-Class recalled

Mercedes-Benz has recalled the 2019 GLE, CLA, C-Class, E-Class and S-Class over concerns about the brake assist software. According to the company, an issue with the active brake assist software could make one of the radar sensor control units fail. If the radar sensor unit fails, braking assist mightn't activate in a collision, increasing the risk of injury to occupants and other road users...

2021 Mercedes-Benz S-Class spied inside and out

The next-generation Mercedes-Benz S-Class has been spotted again, this time with less camouflage and false body panels than we've seen previously. Compared to earlier prototypes, we can now see the S-Class is wearing more production-ready components like the tail-lights and door handles. It appears the tail-lights will be slimmer than the current units, as will the headlights up front...

2018-19 Mercedes-Benz C-Class, E-Class, S-Class recalled

Mercedes-Benz has recalled a smattering of 2018 and 2019 C-Class, E-Class and S-Class models, over concerns about an issue with the seatbelt detection system. According to the company, it's possible affected cars will not register a correctly-engaged seatbelt. A warning light and tone will sound in the instrument cluster, and there's a risk the car's Pre-Safe system won't function...

2018 Mercedes-Benz S-Class recalled

Mercedes-Benz Australia has issued a recall for nine 2018 model-year S-Class sedans over concerns the Pre-Safe safety system may not engage even if a passenger is in the seat. According to the German marque, affected vehicles may not detect when a seatbelt is engaged, which will see a warning tone sound and a symbol illuminate in the instrument cluster...

2017-18 Mercedes-Benz S-Class recalled

Mercedes-Benz Australia has issued a recall for 'certain' S-Class models built during 2017 and 2018 over concerns the busbars in the luggage area could pose a fire risk. According to the German marque, a manufacturing fault may not have seen two nuts for the mounting busbars (an electrical component) in the 'prefuse box' located in the boot installed...

Configurator Challenge: Mercedes-Benz S-Class Coupe and Cabriolet

Customisation is in vogue at the moment, but choice can be seriously confusing. In our configurator challenge, we let the CarAdvice team loose on a manufacturer’s website to create their ideal spec of a certain model. For this edition of the Configurator Challenge, we’re designing our perfect Mercedes-Benz S-Class Coupe or Cabriolet...

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