by Tony West
When Mercedes-Benz produced a brand new S600 I wondered what else this ultra sedan could offer. Mercedes-Benz wows fans again with the release of the 2015 S600 that has a V12 biturbo engine with a whopping 523 horsepower and 612 lb-ft of torque. The legendary lux sedan just turned turbo!
The newly designed Mercedes-Benz S600 is a high-speed yacht on wheels with a longer wheelbase and chrome accents.
The interior design features new luxury amenities like the electric heated windshield and a standard heads up display complimenting the supple leather, Alcantra, oak wood, and chrome accents.
Additionally the new S600 has a touchpad that functions much like a tablet controlling all head unit functions. The large touchpad allows for special characters- even handwritten commands, additional languages, and voice command.
The S600’s biggest boost comes from the brawny new 6 liter V12 engine that has an aluminum crankcase, three-valve technology, a forged steel crankshaft, and a low-temp cooling-water circulation with a separate expansion reservoir. The V12 biturbo engine boasts an impressive 612 lb-ft of torque at 1,900 rpm and 523 horsepower. That’s more powerful than the Audi R8 and nearly as powerful the BMW M5! Thankfully the new V12 features ECO start/stop technology that should save fuel.
Also standard is the infamous Magic Body Control suspension as well as Road Surface Scan and the Driving Assistance Package. The Driving Assistance Package includes the Blind Spot Assist, Cross Traffic Assist, Distronic Plus with Steering Assist, Presafe Brake with Pedestrian Recognition, and Presafe Plus. Standard Collision Prevention Assist Plus will brake the S600 in an impending collision at speeds up to 124 mph and can prevent rear-end collisions at up to 25 mph.