The facelifted 2018 Mercedes-Benz S-Class has a fairly difficult row to hoe despite appearances to the contrary. In the face of stiffer competition than ever before, it needs to maintain its status as the luxury flagship, the technological leader for the brand and a pointer to the future of luxury motoring. At launch in Zurich, we find out the S-Class is just as impressive as ever.
Pricing hasn’t yet been confirmed for the S-Class in Australia, but we know the facelifted S-Class will go on sale in Australia from December with some model grades arriving after the initial launch.
What is the S-Class then? Well, it needs to be as technologically adept as Mercedes-Benz can currently muster. That’s not up for debate. It must also deliver a sense of exclusivity, luxury and ride quality that is unmatched in the saloon world.