Yesterday I was with my buddy at Jati Transport, Brunei Sole Agent of Mercedes-Benz. He wanted to test drive the new 2014 Mercedes-Benz S-Class S400 and lucky enough there is one test-drive car available for him. We jump to the front seats with the Marketing Manager tagging along.
First impression is what a luxury car it is to sit in. Everything feel so high class inside. The materials used is for sure high end and high quality. This particular engine is a hybrid. It has 306hp that goes to 100km/hr from zero in 6.8sec. The car didn't feel as fast as I hope it can be partly also because of the sheer size of this car. It is big, long and heavy.
Upon driving out of the car parking lot, I immediately felt the seats adjusting the bolster on my waist according to my friend cornering behavior. It was an experience I never felt before. Every corner he changed the seat will adjust automatically to make sure I seat perfectly.
This has to be the biggest LCD I ever see fitted inside a car and they have TWO inside!!! They are 12.3" in size per screen
This car is fitted with BURMESTER sound system. They are from Germany and another company that I do know has this sound system as option for most of their cars is PORSCHE. They ain't cheap, a Porsche Panamera Sound system is a BND$18,000 option! Yeap, you can buy a Toyota VIOS with that money.
Check out the buttons lay-out and the COMAND center. Another unique feature(not shown here) is the Active Perfume system. Basically is like a air purify system where you purchase a bottle of perfume from their wide ranges of scene which cost about $100. The system is located in the glove box and it will individualise the smell of your S-Class! Classy!
I felt like a millionaire sitting at the back. The back seats is also fully reclinable like a First-Class airline seats.