Over in Britain, Mercedes-Benz has launched an AMG Sport Edition of the W221 S-Class. Based on the S 350 BlueTEC, this special edition adds an AMG bodykit, 20-inch alloys in a five twin-spoke design, painted brake callipers with Mercedes-Benz lettering, a panoramic sunroof and illuminated door sills.
The Black Ash Wood-trimmed interior is described rather alliteratively as “simultaneously serene and sporty.” The steering wheel is wrapped in wood and leather, while stainless steel studded sports pedals and AMG-branded floor mats.
Toys include a Harmon Kardon Front Seat Entertainment system with Split View (capable of separating display content between driver and front passenger), a total of 14 speakers and additional amplifiers, a set of headphones and remote control, plus DAB digital radio. Keyless go and a reverse camera are standard.
Prices start from just under £70k (RM336k), which is about £8,600 (RM41k) more than the regular S 350 BlueTEC. The next-gen Mercedes-Benz S-Class is set to emerge later this year – see spyshots of the W222′s exterior and interior, or read about the technology that will go into it.