All-new Mercedes-Benz S 580 e introduced, price to be confirmed soon

KUALA LUMPUR: Mercedes-Benz Malaysia has launched the all-new S 580 e (V223) flagship luxury sedan that features higher levels of comfort, safety and innovation.

However, the price of the S 580 e plug-in hybrid is still pending government approval and would cost more than the outgoing S 560 e (W222) which is priced at RM647,000.

The company is expected to obtain the official pricing soon and planning to start deliveries from mid-January next year.


While bigger and having a longer wheelbase compared with the previous S-Class model, the new S 580 e gets the classic saloon proportions with short front overhang, long wheelbase and balanced rear overhang.

The vehicle is also muscular-looking with its wide track and flush-mounted wheels.

It also gets contoured surfaces with sculptured looks create special light effects while its radiator grille, LED headlights and bonnet project a strong presence.


At the rear, the slim-cut LED lights and a long chrome bar inject a new level of elegance.

The S 580 e is one of the world's most aerodynamic cars, and especially so in the luxury sedan segment, with a Cd figure from 0.22.

Although the frontal area has increased slightly to 2.5sq m, the drag coefficient has been reduced even further compared with the preceding model.


Inside, the S 580 e raises modern luxury to the next level with the interior of the S-Class.

Its luxurious ambience with lounge character is marked by elegance, high quality and lightness, while the dashboard gets a new architecture with modern surface design and ergonomic display arrangement.

Meanwhile, the seats are inviting and feature a flowing, three-dimensional layer design theme to give an impression of lightness with its nappa leather upholstery.


Multiple motors in the front seats make for comfortable seating as well as playing a major part where safety is concerned.

A new feature is the heat-able additional cushion for the head restraint, which is available for the two electrically adjustable rear seats.

The adjustment range and angle of the front passenger seat in the chauffeur configuration and the reclining seat behind it have been improved as well.


The S 580 e also features the world’s first rear airbags, which are integrated into the backrests of the front seats and deploy in a severe front impact.

They deploy gently and protect strapped-in outer rear seat passengers against contact with the front seats.

In addition, digital innovations such the second generation learn-capable MBUX (Mercedes-Benz User Experience) increases driving enjoyment while making driving even safer, paving a further step towards autonomous driving.


Its improved environmental sensors aid the parking system give the driver better support when maneuvering at low speed.

The integration into MBUX means that the level of visualization has now entered a whole new dimension.

With a more digital and intelligent interior, the S 580 e features up to five large screens, in part with OLED technology, to make the control of vehicle and comfort functions easier.


Among them are the 12.8-inch OLED centre display and the 12.3-inch 3D digital instrument panel.

The system now features fingerprint scanner just below the central display to unlock access while being secure and additionally more straightforward than entering a PIN.

Also available is the MBUX Augmented Reality Navigation which connects the virtual world with the real world.

The technology incorporates graphical navigation instructions and traffic information into live images to ensure drivers will reach safely and stress-free.


The voice assistant "Hey Mercedes" is constantly learning, by activation of online services in the Mercedes me App.

Moreover, certain actions can be performed even without the activation keyword "Hey Mercedes". These include accepting a telephone call.

"Hey Mercedes" now also explains vehicle functions and answers general knowledge questions.


The voice assistant can also be controlled from the rear.

The new model is even quieter with a highly rigid body shell that offers outstanding noise control and vibration comfort.

The apertures for the cable grommets in the firewall have double seals, while acoustic foam in certain body shell sections are used for the first time.


The firewall insulation has also been extended into the side areas of the A-pillars and the floor area to achieve an engine sound that is perceived as refined and unobtrusive in the interior.

The new aluminum hybrid body shell with an aluminum content exceeding 50% also improved crash safety, lower weight and provide outstanding handling characteristics.

Meanwhile, its Digital Light headlamps each feature a light module consisting three powerful LEDs with light that is refracted and directed by 1.3 million micro-mirrors to produce a resolution more than 2.6 million pixels per vehicle.


While allowing highly precise light distribution, it also makes Highbeam Assist over 100 times more precise then 84-pixel light when excluding oncoming traffic or road signs from the light beam.

Powering the S 580 e is 3.0-litre inline-6 turbocharged engine delivering 367hp and 500Nm of torque mated to a 9G-Tronic transmission.

The electric motor, meanwhile, produces 110kW and 440Nm of torque and allows 100km of all-electric driving range.


A 0-100kph sprint can be achieved in 5.2 seconds with a top speed of 250kph.

Suspension is Airmatic that delivers a smooth and premium ride.

The S 580 e also uses some 98kg of components made from resource-conserving materials and 40kg more are made from renewable raw materials.

Its floor coverings are made from Econyl recycled nylon thread.


Mercedes-Benz Malaysia vice-president (sales & marketing, passenger cars) Michael Jopp said the S-Class is the world's best-selling luxury limousine.

"We are also pleased that the new S 580 e will be a locally-assembled variant as its predecessor.

"This is a testament of our commitment to reinforce our commitment to expand our local foothold in the country.

"The vehicle underpins our claim to produce the best automobile in the world. This is where covetable luxury meets the greatest possible safety and highest level of comfort,” he said.

> Digital Light
> Adaptive Highbeam Assist Plus
> 19-inch multi-twin-spoke light-alloy wheels
> Panoramic sliding sunroof
> Underguard
> Runflat tyres
> Power closing
> Remote boot lid closing

> Nappa Leather Upholstery
> Anthracite open-pore poplar wood trim
> Centre console in a black crystal-look finish
> Multifunction steering wheel in nappa leather
> KEYLESS-GO with seemless doorhandles
> Chauffeur package
> Sun Protection package
> AIR-BALANCE package
> Rear Seat Comfort package
> Memory package
> Driver's seat, electrically adjustable with memory function
> Heated front seats
> Seat heating Plus for outer rear seats
> Rear Seat Memory package
> Electrically-adjustable rear seats including memory function
> Climatised rear seats
> Multicontour rear seats
> Executive seat
> EASY ADJUST luxury head restraints for driver and front passenger
> Neck and shoulder heating in the rear
> Calf massage in the rear
> Seat on front passenger side electrically adjustable from the rear
> Belt feeders in the rear
> THERMOTRONIC automatic climate control
> THERMOTRONIC automatic climate control in the rear
> Adaptive rear compartment lighting
> Active ambient lighting
> Ambient lighting with projection of brand logo
> Ambient lighting
> Illuminated door sill panels with "Mercedes-Benz" lettering
> Interior mirror and driver's exterior mirror automatically dimming
> Electric sunblinds in rear doors, left and right
> Electric sunblind for rear window
> Double sunblind
> Designer belt buckles in front and rear
> Load Compartment package
> USB package Plus
> Rear belt status indication in the instrument display
> Velour floor mats
> 4-way lumbar support
> Independent boot locking
> Through-loading feature
> 12v socket in Iuggage compartment

> Driving Assistance package
> Active Distance Assist DISTRONIC
> Active Parking Assist with PARKTRONIC
> Active Lane Keeping Assist
> Active Steering Assist
> PRE-SAFE® impulse side
> Parking Package with 360° camera
> Sidebags in rear
> Rear airbags
> Beltbags
> Automatic front passenger airbag deactivation
> Mercedes-Benz emergency call system
> URBAN GUARD vehicle protection
> Anti-theft alarm system with preinstallation for collision detection
> Break-in resistant heat- and noise-insulated laminated safety glass all round
> Interior monitoring system
> Pedestrian protection
> Tyre pressure monitoring system

> MBUX multimedia system
> 3D driver display
> OLED central display
> Burmester® 3D surround sound system
> MBUX Navigation Premium
> MBUX augmented reality for navigation
> MBUX rear tablet
> MBUX High-End Rear Seat Entertainment System
> Two wireless head sets
> MB Connect MBUX entertainment
> MBUX Interior Assistant
> Smartphone integration
> Apple CarPlay
> Android Auto
> Sound personalisation
> Fingerprint scanner
> Wireless charging system for mobile devices in the front and rear
> Communications module (LTE) for the use of Mercedes me connect
> Hard-disc navigation
> Remote Services Plus