Utopia has become reality.
“The new S-Class achieves consumption and emissions values that were little more than a dream just a few years ago, even for a mid-size car,” explains Professor Dr Herbert Kohler, Chief Environmental Officer at Daimler AG. Mercedes-Benz analyses the environmental compatibility of its models across their entire life cycle – from production through long years of service to end-of-life recycling. This analysis goes far beyond the legal requirements. In 2005, the S-Class became the first-ever vehicle to be awarded the Environmental Certificate from TÜV Süd. This tradition is being successfully continued with the new 2013 S-Class. All models lead their respective classes in terms of efficiency. The CO₂ emissions of the S 400 HYBRID have been cut from 186 g CO₂/km to 147 g CO₂/km compared with the previous model.
All models comply with the EURO 6 emissions standard. The S 400 HYBRID and the S 350 BlueTEC additionally meet the strict criteria of efficiency class A, with the S 300 BlueTEC HYBRID even qualifying for class A+. The Environmental Certificate and supplementary information are now available in the “Life Cycle” documentation series.