Complementing the package are other specific BlueEFFICIENCY measures such as the load-controlled oil pump and tires with lower rolling resistance.
Priced from EUR71,876, the S 250 CDI BlueEFFICIENCY model develops an output of 204 horsepower and achieves a fuel consumption of 5.7 l/100km (41 mpg), while emitting 149 g/km of CO2.
The new V6 diesel in the S 350 BlueTEC (priced from EUR 76,279) delivers 258 horsepower and has a combined consumption of 6.8 l/100km (35 mpg), while emitting 177 g/km of CO2.
"The new highly efficient petrol and diesel engines in the S-Klasse demonstrate that our customers are also able to drive a luxury class car with a clear conscience," stated Thomas Weber, member of the Daimler AG Executive Board responsible for corporate research and development at Mercedes-Benz Cars. "More than ever before, the luxury saloon combines the leadership claim of Mercedes-Benz with respect to efficient drive systems with the classic brand strengths in the realms of design, safety, comfort and effortlessly superior performance".
The S 600, with its 517 horsepower 12-cylinder biturbo engine remains the top-of-the-line model, and is priced from EUR156,961.