By the Numbers: 2014 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Sedan
The press release extensively covering the 2014 Mercedes-Benz S-Class sedan may just be the lengthiest we’ve encountered so far. Totaling over 100 pages and divided into six sections, the official press release details almost everything there is to know about Benz’s new flagship sedan. For those who don’t have time for 100 pages of S-Class, we’ve collected some interesting trivia about the Mercedes in this unconventional By the Numbers post.
ZERO: Mercedes says the new S-Class contains zero light bulbs. Instead, everything from the headlights to the interior ambient light depends on light emitting diodes (LED), which conserve energy, are brighter, and allow for some cool lighting set-ups. Each taillight unit, for example, contains up to 35 LEDs with varying degrees of intensity depending on the situation. The interior has about 300 LEDs. Additionally, Mercedes claims the new S-Class made zero gains in curb weight compared to its predecessor thanks to increased use of aluminum construction. In fact, Benz says the S-Class hasn’t significantly gained weight in 20 years.
Read our First Look on the 2014 Mercedes-Benz S-Class HERE: 2014 Mercedes-Benz S-Class First Look
FOUR: This is the number of scents that will initially be offered with the new active perfuming system (Freeside Mood, Nightlife Mood, Downtown Mood, and Sports Mood). Also, there are technically four eyes paying attention to the road if you count the driver’s, the thermal imaging camera (used for Night View Assist), and the new stereo camera that scans the road for imperfections and adjusts the suspension accordingly (Magic Body Control).
NINE: There are no fewer than nine safety “ASSIST” systems including Brake Assist Plus, Active Night View Assist, and Traffic Sign Assist.
14: The amount of “stones” each front seat contains if equipped with the Seat Comfort package. The “stones” are actually individual air chambers that operate and heat to mimic hot-stone therapy.
24 and 1540: The range-topping Burmester sound system has 24 speakers, including the Frontbass subwoofer mounted within the firewall. The system depends on multiple amplifiers and totals 1540 watts.
26: The 2014 S550′s horsepower increase over its predecessor (455 hp vs 429 hp). Torque remains the same at 516 lb-ft.
43.5: The number of degrees the back seat will recline with the Executive Seat package.
0.24: The drag coefficient of the new S-Class, 0.02 below the outgoing S-Class and 0.01 below the 2012 Toyota Prius.
61: The average age of an S-Class buyer.
$371,000: The average income of an S-Class buyer.
3.5 Million: The number of S-Classes Mercedes has sold over 40 years, starting with the 220 model from the 1950s.
For more on the 2014 Mercedes-Benz S-Class sedan, read our First Look here.