The 2014 S-Class is the flagship sedan of the Mercedes-Benz and it is now, with this new model, at the sixth generation (since its 1972 debut). The 2014 Mercedes-Benz S-Class is fully redesigned and it is the most luxurious sedan offered by Mercedes-Benz. This luxurious and expensive car competes with BMW 7-Series, Audi A8 and Jaguar XJ.
The 2014 Mercedes-Benz S-Class is offered in the U.S. in S550, S550 4Matic and S63 AMG trim levels. The 2014 S-Class S550 comes standard with rear-wheel-drive, 18-inch 10-spoke alloy wheels, leather upholstery, heated front seats, a panoramic sunroof, the Comand system with navigation, a rearview camera, a complete LED lighting system, dual 12.3-inch high resolution screens, Burmester surround-sound system with dual USB audio ports, Front Bass system and voice control, heated 16-way power front seats with memory, in-car WiFi hotspot, Bluetooth connectivity, soft-close doors, power rear-window sunshade, multicolor/multizone LED ambient lighting, keyless start and electronic trunk closer. The S550 4Matic adds all-wheel drive. The 2014 Mercedes-Benz S63 AMG adds a more powerful engine, powered AMG sports seats in Nappa leather, Keyless GO remote starting, an AMG exhaust system, an AMG adaptive sports suspension and also plenty of elements of interior/exterior design typical at AMG.
For all models a lot of options are available standalone or grouped into packages (Premium1, Premium Plus, Warmth, Executive, Air Balance, Sport, Sport Plus and Driver Assistance). These optional features include 19″ or 20″ multispoke alloy wheels, active multicontour front seats with massage, ventilated front seats, 4-zone automatic climate control, heated and ventilated rear seats, dual power rear seats with folding tables, heated and cooled cupholders, cabin-air purification system, rear seats entertainment system, a Burmester high-end 3D surround sound system, Cross-Traffic Assist and Active Blind Spot Assist.
The 2014 Mercedes-Benz S-Class S550 and S550 4Matic come with a 4.7-liter twin turbocharged V8 engine that produces 449 hp and can turn 4.8 seconds into 60 mph. This engine is paired with a 7-speed automatic transmission. The S-Class S63 AMG is powered by a 5.5-liter V8 biturbo engine built by AMG, that produces 577 hp and 664 lb-ft of torque. This engine is paired with a 7-speed AMG Speedshift Sports transmission.
The AOL Autos says about the new 2014 Mercedes-Benz S-Class:
Completely redesigned for 2014, the Mercedes-Benz S550 boasts a seamless driving experience and cosseted luxury. The sublime, inviting interior is swathed in rich leather and wood, complete with mood lighting and aromatherapy. The S550 is fast and extremely stable at high speeds. Steering is light, there is little body lean and precise handling yet the suspension muffles the worst potholes. The S-Class is quiet underway and the driver benefits from excellent visibility.
The 2013 Mercedes-Benz CLS550 is a four-passenger car that it is called “four-door coupe” by Mercedes. The CLS550 was created on E-class mid-size sedan architecture and was completely redesigned for 2012 model year. For 2013, the CLS550 receives minor feature changes, namely a new Bang&Olufsen premium audio option and an update to its mbrace telematics system. The 2013 Mercedes-Benz CLS 550 is one of the most attractive luxury sedans on the market and competes with BMW 6 Series Gran Coupe, Audi A7 and Porsche Panamera S.
The 2013 Mercedes-Benz CLS550 is available in CLS550 and CLS550 4Matic trim levels. Both models are identical, but CLS550 4Matic comes with all-wheel drive. The 2013 CLS550 comes standard with 18-inch wheels, dual-zone digital automatic climate control, adaptive air suspension, LED running lights, bi-xenon headlights, auto-dimming rearview and driver-side mirrors, a sunroof, 10-way power front seats with memory functions, leather upholstery, a power tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, a 7-inch video display, a navigation system with Comand interface and voice controls, a Bluetooth connectivity, Mercedes’ mbrace2 telematics system and a 14-speaker Harman Kardon audio system with a 6-CD changer.
The Premium 1 package adds automatic high beams, adaptive LED headlights, a rearview camera, keyless ignition, keyless entry, heated and ventilated front seats, a power trunk closer, a power rear sunshade and iPod/USB interface. The Lane Tracking package adds a lane-departure warning system and a blind-spot warning system. The Driver Assistance package adds adaptive cruise control while the Parktronic package includes front and rear parking sensors and an automatic parking system.
The 2013 Mercedes-Benz CLS550 is powered by an efficient 4.6-liter V8 engine that combines rapid-multispark ignition with Direct Injection and twin turbos to deliver more power and torque from less fuel. This engine produces 402 hp and 443 lb-ft of torque. The CLS55 comes with rear-wheel drive, while the 2013 CLS550 4Matic comes with all-wheel drive. All models come with the industry’s first 7-speed automatic transmission.
Standard safety features of 2013 Mercedes-Benz CLS550 include traction control, stability control, antilock disc brakes, front knee airbags, front side airbags, full-length curtain airbags and mbrace-2 in-car communication system.
The 2013 Mercedes-Benz GL is a seven-passenger SUV that has high performance and high-tech features. The Mercedes Benz GL has been fully redesigned for 2013 model year. The 2013 Mercedes-Benz GL is the best-selling three-row luxury SUV in the U.S., and competes with Cadillac Escalade, Audi Q7, Lincoln Navigator, Infiniti QX56 and BMW X5.
The all-new 2013 Mercedes-Benz GL-Class comes in four trim levels (GL350 Bluetec, GL450, GL550 and GL63 AMG), each of them built around the engine. The GL350 Bluetec comes standard with 19-inch wheels, automatic headlights, LED running lamps, a self-leveling air suspension, a power liftgate, automatic wipers, a sunroof, a rearview camera, cruise control, rear privacy glass, heated front seats, dual-zone automatic climate control, power front seats, a tilt-and telescoping steering wheel, a power-folding third-row seat, Parktronic with active parking assist, mbrace2 emergency communications, Bluetooth connectivity and a premium sound system with in-dash 6-disc CD/DVD changer and a USB port. The GL 450 is identically equipped with GL350, but features a different engine.
The Premium1 package adds auto-dimming and power-folding mirrors, multicolor ambient lighting, a power-adjustable steering wheel, a navigation system and voice controls. The Premium2 package includes all of the above and adds keyless entry, keyless ignition, a lockable rear storage compartment and a 13-speaker Harman Kardon sound system.
The 2013 Mercedes-Benz GL550 comes standard with all of the above options and adds 21-inch wheels, adaptive suspension dampers, adaptive bi-xenon headlights with washers, adaptive high beams, three-zone climate control and ventilated front seats. The GL63 AMG is the same, but comes with different 21-inch wheels, upgraded brakes, sport-tuned steering, sport-tuned suspension, AMG-specific styling elements and a more powerful engine. The GL450 and GL550 can be equipped with an On-/Off-Road package that includes front underbody protection, adaptive suspension and a six-mode terrain selector.
The 2013 Mercedes-Benz GL 350 Bluetec is powered by a turbocharged 3.0-liter V6 diesel engine that produces 240 hp and 455 lb-ft of torque. All other GL-Class models are powered by gasoline engines. The 2013 GL450 comes with a twin-turbo 4.7-liter V8 engine that produces 362 hp and 406 lb-ft of torque. The GL550 gets a more powerful version of the same engine, that produces 429 hp and 516 lb-ft of torque. The GL63 AMG comes with a twin-turbo 5.5-liter V8 engine that produces 550 hp and 560 lb-ft of torque. All GL-Class models come with 7-speed automatic transmission and all-wheel drive.
Safety features of 2013 Mercedes-Benz GL-Class include antilock brakes, stability control, traction control, front and rear side airbags, full-length side curtain airbags, active front head restraints and driver knee airbags.
The 2013 Mercedes-Benz M-Class is a luxury midsize five-seat SUV that offers superior comfort, well-made interior, a variety of powertrains, room for plenty of luggage and off-road capabilities. The 2013 Mercedes-Benz M-Class competes with luxury SUV such as Lexus RX350, BMW X5, Porsche Cayenne, Audi Q7 and Land Rover LR4.
The 2013 Mercedes-Benz M-Class is available in ML350 (MSRP from $ 47,270), ML350 BlueTec (starting from $ 51,270 MSRP), ML 550 (MSRP from $58,800) and the high-performance ML63 AMG (at $ 96,100) trim levels. The 2013 Mercedes-Benz ML350 and ML 350 BlueTec are equipped similarly. These two models come standard with 19-inch wheels, a power liftgate, dual-zone automatic climate control, foglamps, a sunroof, a tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, reclining rear seats, eight-way power front seats, premium vinyl upholstery, heated front seats, Mercedes mbrace2 telematics system, Bluetooth and an eight-speaker sound system. The 2013 ML 550 adds 19-inch wheels, running boards, and rear side airbags.
The Lighting package includes adaptive bi-xenon headlights. The Driver Assistance package includes adaptive cruise control. An Off-Road package includes an adaptive air ride suspension, a six-mode terrain selector and underbody skid plates. The Premium package adds power-folding mirrors, auto-dimming mirrors, driver memory functions, a rearview camera, a navigation system and a power tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel.
The high-performance 2013 Mercedes-Benz ML 63 AMG comes with a twin-turbo V8 engine, AMG-tuned steering and suspension, active roll stabilization, stronger brakes, 20-inch wheels, sport seats and leather upholstery.
For the 2013 Mercedes-Benz M-Class, the navigation, infotainment and comunication system are intuitive and easy to operate using the metal Central Controller located on the center console. The center console incorporates an armrest with integrated handrest, in front of which is located the Central Controller and various switches.
The seats in the 2013 Mercedes-Benz M-Class are designed to provide a high level of comfort on long journeys as well as excellent lateral support. All important parameters can be electrically adjusted. These include the adjustment of seat height, backrest rake, seat cushion angle and reach. Generous seat adjustment travel of more than 13.75 inches lengthways and more than 3.5 inches in height ensure that M-Class drivers will always find the ideal seating position.
The 2013 Mercedes-Benz ML350 comes with a 3.5-liter V6 engine that produces 302 hp and 273 lb-ft of torque. A seven-speed automatic transmission and rear-wheel drive are standard. The 4Matic all-wheel drive is available as an option.
The 2013 Mercedes-Benz ML350 BlueTec has a completely reworked 3.0-liter V6 turbodiesel engine that produces 240 hp and 455 lb-ft of torque. This engine meets emissions standard in all 50 states and delivers for better performance. The seven-speed automatic transmission and 4Matic all-wheel drive are standard for this model.
The 2013 ML 63 AMG comes with a 5.5-liter twin-turbo V8 engine that produces 518 hp and 516 lb-ft of torque.
Standard safety features for 2013 Mercedes-Benz M-Class includes traction control, stability control, antilock brakes, the Mercedes’ mbrace2 telematics system, hill-start assist, hill-descent control, a collision warning system, front and rear side airbags, driver knee airbags and side curtain airbags.
The 2012 Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class is a compact crossover SUV and it features a defined exterior and a stylish interior, focusing on passenger safety and comfort.
The 2012 Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class competes with luxury crossovers like the Audi Q5, BMW X3, Acura RDX, Infiniti EX and Land Rover LR2. The 2012 Mercedes-Benz GLK comes only with one model, the GLK350 (at $35,880 MSRP). With the optional all-wheel drive, its name becames GLK350 4MATIC (starting at $ 37,880 MSRP ).
Standard equipment of 2012 Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class includes 19-inch alloy wheels, front and rear foglamps, automatic headlights, automatic wipers, roof rails, dual-zone automatic climate control, cruise control, eight-way power front seats, premium vinyl upholstery, a cargo cover, a leather-wrapped tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, Bluetooth and a six speaker sound system with a single-CD player and an auxiliary audio jack. The Premium package adds a panoramic sunroof, a power liftgate, rear parking sensors, driver memory functions, a power-adjustable steering wheel and auto-dimming mirrors.
The Comand package adds to standard GLK-Class a navigation system, real-time traffic, digital music storage, voice controls and a larger infotainment display. The Multimedia package is similar to Comand package but adds a rearview camera, an iPod interface and a six-CD changer.
The Lighting package adds to Mercedes-Benz GLK350 bi-xenon headlamps, headlamp washers and LED running lamps. The Full Leather Seating package adds interior accent lighting and extended leather trim further available in special request colors.
The 2012 Mercedes-Benz GLK350 is powered by a 3.5-liter V6 engine that produces 268 hp and 258 lb-ft of torque. This dual overhead (DOHC) V-6 engine is both efficient and exhilarating. Continuously variable timing of both the intake and exhaust valve coupled with a dual-stage intake manifolds helps the V-6 provide 100% of its peak torque from 2,400 – 5,000 rpm, ensuring immediate response with every throttle input.
A seven-speed automatic transmission and rear-wheel drive are standard on the 2012 GLK. 4MATIC all-wheel drive is optional. The industry’s first 7-speed automatic transmission remains one of the most versatile automatics on the market. A wide range of closely spaced ratios delivers the ideal response for virtually every driving situation, for smooth cruising, quick acceleration, and thanks to two overdrive, better highway fuel efficiency. The 4MATIC all-wheel drive adds confidence and control in any season or road condition. This system optimizes torque to every wheel and integrates ESP (Electronic Stability Program) for maximum effectiveness in corners and slippery conditions.
The safety and security systems of Mercedes-Benz GLK include 11-way air bag protection, seat belt technology, NECK-PRO front head restraints, antilock disc brakes with brake assist and more.
The autos.aol.com website concludes about Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class:
The Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class is a compact SUV that offers smooth, fast highway performance with decent fuel economy. It performs well on rugged terrain, better than most of the vehicles in this class.