First Look: Mercedes-Benz S-Class Redux

By Robert E. Calem

Mercedes-Benz_1Mercedes-Benz has always used its flagship S-Class to show off its technology prowess, and the 2014 model arriving at dealerships this fall is perhaps the most boastful example yet.

From headlights to taillights, the big sedan can be outfitted with new kinds of advanced driving assistance and safety systems not yet available in any other vehicle, as well as technology for luxury’s sake — including cruise control that steers the car around curves, a suspension system that electronically eliminates the jarring effect of speed bumps, an audiophile–quality surround sound system that adds a sense of height, and an interior air freshener system that disseminates any fragrance the owner desires.