The Mercedes-Benz S-Class lineup continues to grow with the unveiling of a new S600 at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit.
The S600 will with a V12 biturbo engine will be available exclusively with long wheelbase and a luxurious package of equipment and appointments.
Compared to the outgoing model the V12 engine has grown from 5.5 to 6.0-litres, with power up from 510bhp to 523bhp. The maximum torque of 830 Nm is available from a very low 1,900 rpm.
The S600 comes now also with ECO start/stop function as standard with combined fuel consumption at 25.4 mpg – a 21 per cent improvement over its predecessor.
Standard specification list of the S600 is very impressive and includes LED Intelligent Light System, the MAGIC BODY CONTROL suspension with ROAD SURFACE SCAN and the Driving Assistance package Plus, which comprises Active Lane Keeping Assist, Active Blind Spot Assist, BAS PLUS with Cross-Traffic Assist, DISTRONIC PLUS with STEER CONTROL and Stop&Go Pilot, PRE-SAFE Brake and PRE-SAFE PLUS.
Mercedes has also confirmed that, from March, all S-Class models will get the option of a smartphone-style touchpad for inputting information and controlling the infotainment system.
A head-up display, Collision Prevention Assist Plus and Electric windscreen are some of the new options.
The S600 will arrive in UK in May with prices expected to start from around £125k.