It’s not a secret that the Mercedes-Benz S-Class is considered to be the company’s premium model. Everyone who is going to buy a car, or those who want to rent a car for an upcoming trip, very often dreams of exactly a Mercedes S-Class.
Why is this happening? The fact is that the best materials, the newest innovations and only the most expensive solutions are introduced into this vehicle.
Recently, in September 2020, the manufacturer released a new generation of Mercedes-Benz S-Class with many modern technologies and functions on board. It will be an excellent choice among businessmen who often pick up a luxury rental car for 6 passengers for a trip, and travelers who just want to move in top comfort.
Modern and advanced engineering solutions are what give the Mercedes-Ben S-class the highest level of recognition all over the world. Let’s look at the most unique technical innovations used in the S-class model…
Frontal airbags for rear passengers
Yes, you heard right: the car has full-fledged airbags for rear passengers – not side curtain airbags. In the new Mercedes-Benz S-Class, they remind many of the front airbags, but for second-row passengers they were hidden in the front seat headrests.
In the event of a frontal collision, the airbags are deployed similarly to the front ones. As practice and statistics show, passengers of the second row use seat belts in rare cases in cars of this class. This makes rear airbags an even more valuable option. The main point is that this is an optional feature and the future owner independently chooses to install it or not.
Rear axle wheel swivel system
At first glance, it may look strange when the rear wheels turn. If 10 years ago it was from the realm of fantasy, now it’s the standard. Many will say that 4 wheels that can turn are much better than two. According to the manufacturer, the rear wheels of the new Mercedes-Benz S-Class will be able to turn 10 degrees.
This will be especially noticeable at the time of the turn, because this reduces the overall radius. If we consider the characteristics of the swivel mechanism of the Mercedes-Benz S-Class 2021, then the driver is offered two options. The rear wheels can rotate 4.5 degrees or 10 degrees. As a result, the long sedan will now be able to turn in the same space as the compact hatchback.
In addition, when paired with an all-round visibility system and parking assistant, a long car can be easily parked with no extra effort. It will be very convenient if you have selected such a rental car for a business trip abroad and haven’t yet had time to get used to the large dimensions of the vehicle.
Active Blind Spot Monitoring System
Driving in tight city traffic is not the best situation, especially when it comes to traveling in a rental car in an unfamiliar city. Cyclists, pedestrians and the unpredictable actions of another driver can lead to dire consequences. Modern cars are often equipped with blind spot monitoring systems, but what is the active monitoring system that is now included in the standard set of the new Mercedes-Benz S-Class 2021?
Well, the main difference is that in addition to the signal, the active monitoring system can make a decision about opening doors, maneuvering a car or other driver actions. The mechanism is designed in such a way that it can recognize the touch of the door handle. If obstacles are detected in the blind zone, the doors will simply be locked. The manufacturer comments on this not only by saving the car, but also warning the passenger about the presence of an obstacle in the blind zone.
E-Active Body Control
Why do you choose a luxury car rental for your trip? That’s right, for maximum comfort. So, E-Active Body Control is the source of a comfortable ride.
If there were specifics in the previous functions and innovations, then the E-Active is rather a complex of suspension mechanisms installed on the new Mercedes-Benz S-Class. In simple terms, this is a modified active suspension that can adjust to the road surface. The mission of the E-Active BC is to combine reliability and comfort.
The main components of this system are considered to be dampers and pumps connected to an intelligent system and pump control. The whole mechanism is powered from the on-board 48V network. All this allows the suspension to work without interruption. In short, the system will in every possible way minimize the transmission of shocks to the car body. Thanks to this set, there’s a feeling that the car is floating through the air.
PSIS Side Impact System
Probably the most important development and implementation in the new Mercedes-Benz S-Class was the Pre-Safe Impulse Side System (PSIS). The peculiarity of this active safety system is that at the moment of a side impact, the car automatically tilts to the opposite side or rises as much as possible, increasing the ground clearance to the maximum. Thus, the force of the impact doesn’t fall on the pillars and roof, but on the lower part of the doors and the stronger lower part of the car.