The upcoming Mercedes-Benz S-Class, we have already seen in the usual version, and as a Mercedes-Maybach, and now for the first time – in the lenses of S-Class Guard cameras. In the previous generation, the armored sedan had a level of protection of VR9, as well as the long Pullman Guard, and the armored version of Maybach grew to VR10. It is unlikely that the Germans will now offer less.
In the past S-class Guard, the 530-horsepower V12 6.0 (830 N • m) worked. An interesting question is which motor will carry all this armor now. We know that the Mercedes-AMG sub-brand with the V12 6.0 supercharged engine said goodbye, but the S-Class will still get twelve-cylinder versions. The most likely way for V12 to survive on the esque is hybridization, at least the so-called moderate. This is a low-cost version of the update. By the way, the desire to save money on model development can lead to the disappearance of the S-class in coupe and convertible bodies. This move is predicted by Auto Bild.