Two-Weeks Old Mercedes-Benz S-Class Catches on Fire

Mercedes-Benz S-Class W222 on Fire 8 photos
Photo: Benedikt Hübsch
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Three-four years ago, reports about burning expensive cars were almost invariably revolving around cars wearing either a prancing horse or a raging bull as an emblem, but in the past couple of months it seems that two premium car manufacturers from Stuttgart are dying to jump on the fiery bandwagon as well.
A couple of months ago we informed you about the possibility of a fire epidemic about to surface, concerning the bonkers Porsche 911 GT3 (991) - which meanwhile has been recalled for precisely that reason.

The other car manufacturer in Stuttgart is bound to get a similar amount of heat (pun intended) if the engine fire sustained by the S 350 BlueTec in the adjacent photo gallery starts multiplying into other similar cases.

The two-weeks old Mercedes-Benz S-Class was being driven by an elderly couple in Southern Germany, when a rather serious fire spontaneously started under the hood. Thankfully, the driver managed to pull over in time and, apart from the car, no one was seriously hurt.

The local fire department responded with no less than 18 firemen and three firetrucks, managing to put out the blaze but not before the flames and smoke managing to total the vehicle.

According to Merkur Online, the cause of the fire is under investigation by both police officers and engineers from Mercedes-Benz, so hopefully we will know more about what started the blaze in the upcoming days or weeks, especially since as far as we know this is the first incident of this kind for an all-new Mercedes-Benz S-Class of the W222 variety.
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Alex handled his first real steering wheel at the age of five (on a field) and started practicing "Scandinavian Flicks" at 14 (on non-public gravel roads). Following his time at the University of Journalism, he landed his first real job at the local franchise of Top Gear magazine a few years before Mircea (Panait). Not long after, Alex entered the New Media realm with the project.
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