Mercedes S-Class (7th, W223/V223) Review Rundown

Mercedes-Benz | Published on 21 Mar 2021 | Written by Dr Jiulin Teng w/ Neosummarizer

Overview

Photo of Mercedes S-Class
  • Class-leading electric-only range
  • Impressive rear-end styling
  • New rear-wheel steering
  • Nothing in particular

Summary

The new W223 S-Class is the first Mercedes developed to drive fully autonomously. Its new Drive Pilot system uses lidar, short- and long-range radar, ultrasonic sensors, cameras and, it's claimed, the most advanced GPS yet to feature in a production car. The vehicle's suspension mates Mercedes' AirMatic set-up with the latest generation of its ADS+ adaptive damping control.
This rundown provides our analysis on 8 third-party reviews. The sentiment scores, summaries, and key takeaways that we select are based on these reviews and may differ from the original publication.

Rundown

autocar[1]

Sentiment Score[*] 79%
Reviewers from Autocar have found the following[***]:
The Mk7 S-Class represents an entirely different engineering and technical philosophy to the car it replaces. It's the first Mercedes developed to drive fully autonomously without a driver, if only within the confines of a suitably networked parking garage. A key development is the new Rear Wheel Steering system, which buyers can specify with two different levels of steering assistance to the rear wheels. The standard suspension mates Mercedes' AirMatic set-up with the latest generation of its ADS+ adaptive damping control.
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Pros[**]
  • Class-leading fuel economy
  • New rear-wheel-drive options
Cons[**]
  • Nothing in particular

autoexpress[2]

Sentiment Score[*] 80%
Reviewers from Autoexpress have found the following[***]:
Priced from £78,705 for the entry-level S 350d AMG Line. This new S will be the first car available with Level 3 autonomous driving capability when law allows in certain markets next year. With up to 10deg of rear steering available a four-wheel steer S-Class has the same turning circle as an A-Class hatch. Equally clever technology inside the stunning super yacht-inspired cabin.
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Pros[**]
  • Incredibly quiet
  • Superb infotainment system
  • Impressive fuel economy
Cons[**]
  • Nothing in particular

carmagazine[3]

Sentiment Score[*] 76%
Reviewers from Carmagazine have found the following[***]:
The all-new S-Class is inoffensive, purposeful and cautiously contemporary. Five of the six initially available S-class versions are powered by six-cylinder petrol and diesels. The base S580 is powered by a 4.0-litre twin-turbo engine with an opulent 518bhp including the EQ Boost bonus.
Find the original article here.
Pros[**]
  • Gorgeous interior
  • Comfortable ride
  • Quiet at low-to-medium revs
Cons[**]
  • Nothing in particular

references

  1. 1. ^ Mercedes-Benz S-Class 2020 review. Autocar. 27 October 2020. Retrieved 07 March 2021.
  2. 2. ^ New Mercedes S-Class 2020 review. Autoexpress. 27 October 2020. Retrieved 07 March 2021.
  3. 3. ^ Mercedes S-Class (2020) review: the new ‘smart’ car. Carmagazine. 28 October 2020. Retrieved 07 March 2021.
  4. *. Neoscore is our sentiment analyzer based on natural language processing (NLP). Scaled in the range of 0 to 100, Neoscore eliminates scoring biases from each publisher; it likely differs from the publisher's own rating, if available, as a result.
  5. **. Neoanalyzer is our summarizer based on NLP. It identifies key takeaways from each third-party review. The takeaways that it produces likely differ from the publisher's own bullets points, if available, as a result.
  6. ***. Neosummarizer is based on NLP. It extracts summaries from third-party reviews. It likely that these summaries differ from the publisher's own, if available.

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