The history of The Mercedes-Benz S Series dates back to 1951, twenty years after the first release of the E-Series.
Officially introduced as the W 180 in 1954, the first S-Class was then labeled as W116 S-Class in early 1970’s. “Since then, it has been the top model for Mercedes-Benz – surely with the best and most updated technology Mercedes-Benz ever invented, “ said Carsten Bauer, Deputy Director of Sales Planning and Product Management of Mercedes-Benz Indonesia.
Karl Benz had partners, Gottlieb Daimler and Wilhelm Maybach who also worked on their own engines. The brands
are now combined under the Daimler AG umbrella. Mercedes-Benz, for example, incorporated the Maybach brand into their most advanced S-Class series: Mercedes-Maybach S 500 – creating a sub-brand which is used for ultra-luxury versions of Mercedes-Benz cars.
As the top of the range, Mercedes-Maybach cars offer the finest riding experience. The design has an extended
wheelbase comparing to other S series, giving a more spacious cabin. Passengers on the rear seats are able to enjoy the space even more as the seat is fixed behind the C-pillar while also being away from the side windows.
This position also creates an enhanced acoustic. Besides the standard extended leg support, the rear seat even features a Hot Stone Massage. During daylight, passengers can even change the ambiance of the Mercedes-Maybach S 500 with a Magic Sky Control sliding sunroof with just a touch of the button.
Other special features include Maybach logos embroidered on the upholstery and embossed on the C pillars. There is an Air Balance Package for filtering the air inside the cabin and an exclusive premium Agarwood fragrance found in the interiors, complemented with handcrafted silver-plated champagne flutes by Robbe&Berking to create an even more luxurious experience on board.
It’s no surprise that the world’s best selling luxury car series is also the world’s quietest car inside.
Riding an S feels like going into a place as safe as a vault – except it has exceptional comfort and luxurious features. Although the S-Class apparently does not stand for “Special Class”, Mercedes-Benz has committed to treat their passengers in a special manner, and deliver comfort and safety inside these ‘vaults’. Truly, this legendary automobile is consistent with their slogan, “The Best or Nothing”.