The new S600 is the latest entry in the new S-class lineup
It's powered by a twin-turbocharged V12 engine
Inside, there's plenty of leather trim and tech
The latest entry in the S-class model lineup has been revealed at the Detroit motor show
The S600 is powered by a twin-turbocharged 6.0-litre V12 engine
It will sit at the top of the standard S-class line-up, below the AMG variants
The LWB version of the S600 will go on sale first
A brochure has appeared online before with details of the S600; quad pipes are shown at the rear
The twin-turbocharged V12 engine in the S600 develops 516bhp
The cabin is expected to be luxurious and bursting with new technology
The same ultra-wide digital dashboard of the standard S-class features here
As does the new touch-sensitive infotainment controller
A new HUD displays key information to the driver
The twin-turbocharged V12 engine develops 516bhp and a massive 612lb ft of torque from just 1900rpm.
It goes on sale in spring in long wheelbase form as standard and will be fitted with Mercedes' full panoply of new technology including Magic Body Control (which is controlled by sensors which scan the surface of the road ahead and sending information to the suspension control system) as well as the all driver support technology including pedestrian recognition.
US market models get a Nappa leather interior, Night View Assist, Executive Rear Seat package (individual airline style seats) and rear seat entertainment. Up front, the big control screen can be controlled via a fingertip, smartphone style.
The S600 will not be the ultimate S-Class model, however. The company is said to be planning a longer, even more luxurious model which will be sold under the 'Pullman' badge. This model effectively replaces the Maybach brand and is expected to be popular in the Middle and Far East.