December 7th, 2012
When other manufacture’s resort to mimicking the best, Mercedes-Benz is in the fore-front providing the inspiration. Mercedes-Benz of Salisbury, MD sees this first hand as the dealership’s vehicles have features others’ do not.
Over 3.5 million S-Class vehicles have been sold since its inception in 1951, which is good for dealerships like Mercedes-Benz of Salisbury, MD. This standard alone marks it as the world’s best-selling luxury vehicle. However, it didn’t get this accolade by chance as it was the innovative technology, high level of comfort, and ground-breaking safety systems in every generation that got it there.
Many technical features offered to MD Mercedes shoppers for the first time in a series production car with the S-Class were adopted by other car manufacturers.
The S-Class emerged in 1951 with the 220, but the “S” staple truly came in 1956 along with underlining the special status of the ponton six-cylinder. Later in 1959, the “fintail” model was introduced bringing along with it the first time that the safety bodyshell with crumple zones devised by Béla Barényi had been used on a series production car.
In 1972 all luxury sedans with an ‘S’ in their model designation were now officially referred to as ‘S-Class. From 1978, the S-Class was the first series production vehicle to be fitted with ABS (anti-lock braking system), a feature Maryland Mercedes shoppers still look for in all vehicles.
The airbag made its debut in 1981 in the model series 126 as well as light-alloy V8 engines and plastic bumpers made to reduce parking dents. In 1998, electronically controlled AIRMATIC air suspension, COMAND control and display system, innovative DISTRONIC proximity-controlled cruise control system, Active Body Control (ABC), the PRE-SAFE preventive occupant safety system, and intelligent 4MATIC permanent all-wheel drive made their debut in the S-Class.
In 2005 features like Night View Assist, advanced DISTRONIC PLUS proximity control, Brake Assist Plus, Blind Spot Assist, Lane Keeping Assist, and Speed Limit Assist all emerged. The S 400 HYBRID was also the first luxury Mercedes-Benz model with a hybrid drive and the first series production car with a lithium-ion battery.
Mercedes of Salisbury, MD is proud of the ground breaking S-Class. Shoppers can drive away in this best-selling luxury vehicle today by calling 866-546-7995 or visiting http://www.pohankamercedesmd.com/baltimore-md-new-mercedes-benz