2021 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Preview



The arrival of the 2021 Mercedes-Benz S-Class is on the horizon! Irvine luxury car shoppers can expect to see the 2021 S-Class at Mercedes-Benz of Foothill Ranch this spring. And we’re confident it’ll be worth the wait! The new S-Class promises a refreshed design — inside and out — and technology upgrades fans of the brand will appreciate. Below, you can learn more about the upcoming S-Class and what it has in store!

2021 S-Class: Design & Style

For the 2021 model year, the new Mercedes-Benz S-Class is longer and wider in form, giving it a roomier cabin and a more commanding presence on Orange County roads. Despite its larger size, it gains agility with a brand-new rear-axle steering system, making it ideal for driving in close-knit urban areas. Inside the cabin, features like interior Active Ambient Lighting lets drivers customize the mood of every drive, along with innumerable interior features you can learn more about below!

2021 S-Class: Performance Specs & Features

You’d expect nothing less than venerable performance from the brand’s full-size, flagship sedan — and that’s exactly what the S-Class delivers. Here’s a quick overview of the S-Class lineup’s performance specs and features:

  • 3.0L inline-6 turbo engine with EQ Boost (S-Class S 500)
  • 4.0L V8 biturbo engine with EQ Boost (S-Class S 580)
  • 429 hp and 384 lb-ft of torque (S-Class S 500)
  • 496 hp and 516 lb-ft of torque (S-Class S 580)
  • EQ Boost generates an extra 21 hp and 184 lb-ft of torque
  • 4MATIC® all-wheel drive system
  • 9G-TRONIC® 9-speed transmission
  • Available rear-axle steering

2021 S-Class: Technology

Most new Mercedes-Benz vehicles offer the Mercedes-Benz User Experience (MBUX) system. The 2021 Mercedes-Benz S-Class brings to the table a fully upgraded MBUX system with a new Voice Control multimedia system based on AI. This gives MBUX the ability to understand and adjust to your preferences as you commute through Orange County. Additionally, MBUX is faster than ever in the S-Class, operating with 50% more processing capability. Other exciting features you can look forward to include:

  • Digital cockpit with up to five screens, including an Organic Light Emitting Diode (OLED) display
  • Available Augmented Reality Head-Up Display
  • Available 3D Instrument Cluster

2021 S-Class: Interior Features

At this point, you’ll probably find it difficult to believe that the S-Class comes with even more luxury features, but it does! Mercedes-Benz designers have pulled no punches, and have created a luxury cabin that’s truly one-of-a-kind and opulent to the extreme. First-class features like a new ENERGIZING Comfort health and wellness system and an enhanced massage functionality for all passengers promise a relaxing ride, as well as:

  • Rear-seat calf rests
  • Active multicontour front seats
  • Burmester® High-End 4D Surround Sound with optimized sound for individual seats
  • Air Balance Package (scents your cabin with an individualized fragrance)
  • New near-ear speakers integrated into front seats
  • Gesture-operated panorama roof

2021 S-Class: Interior Lighting

If you’re the owner of a Mercedes-Benz sedan, you might already be well-acquainted with the brand’s 64-color ambient interior LED lighting system. The 2021 Mercedes-Benz S-Class interior will come equipped with an Active Ambient Lighting system, so you can change the ambient color scheme inside the cabin. In addition, this system works alongside the MBUX system to emphasize different signals and interactions.

2021 S-Class: Safety Technology

The 2021 Mercedes-Benz S-Class technology extends to its safety features. You’ll gain access to a suite of driver-assistance systems to make your travels around Trabuco Canyon safer. Some of these standard safety systems include:

  • PRESAFE® Impulse Side
  • Car-to-X Communication
  • 360-degree Surround View Camera with a new 3D View Assist feature
  • Active Driving Assist DISTRONIC® with Route-Based Speed Adaptation
  • Active Stop-and-Go Assist
  • Active Steering Assist
  • Active Blind Spot Assist with exit warning
  • Active Lane Keeping Assist
  • Active Speed Limit Assist
  • Active Brake Assist with cross-traffic function
  • Evasive Steering Assist with Active Emergency Stop Assist and Active Lane Change Assist

Get More 2021 S-Class Updates from Mercedes-Benz of Foothill Ranch

Are you as excited as we are about the arrival of the 2021 Mercedes-Benz S-Class? If so, you can stay current on updates about this exciting new addition to the Mercedes-Benz lineup with the experts at Mercedes-Benz of Foothill Ranch. If you’re shopping for a new S-Class right now, you can browse our current Mercedes-Benz S-Class inventory. Don’t hesitate to contact us online or by phone at 949-273-4077 if you have any questions along the way.

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