MERCEDES-BENZ S-CLASS: ALL HAIL THE TECHNOLOGY-PACKED KING OF LUXURY
25TH JUNE 2021
WITH THE ARRIVAL OF THE ALL-NEW S-CLASS TO IRELAND, DECLAN COLLEY FROM THE IRISH EXAMINER REVIEWED THIS “LUXURY EXECUTIVE CAR”. FIND OUT WHAT HE HAD TO SAY.
“As the benchmark in the world of the luxury executive car, the Mercedes S-Class has raised the bar yet again and this model is the king of the pile; “what you have here is excellence-plus.
In every aspect of endeavour there are benchmarks against which everything is measured.
For example, in sport, benchmarks are set and broken all the time; in art, the main benchmarks have been there for, in some cases, centuries, although new ones come along now and then; ditto in literature and rock ‘n’ roll.
In the world of the premium executive luxury car, however, there has only ever been one benchmark – the Mercedes S-Class.
OK you can have your Rolls Royces or your Bentleys in the uber-luxury segments or even your Maybachs (which are – ironically – built by Mercedes), but at the very top end of what might be called ‘standard’ luxury automobiles, the S-Class has reigned supreme since we first saw it in 1972.
Known as the Sonderklasse in Germany (which translates into ‘special class’ and is shortened to S-Klasse in Mercedes-speak), the S-Class has a unique place in the company’s history simply because it is their flagship and as such carries both a huge responsibility for those making it as well as a massive expectation from buyers.”