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Video: Making of the 2013 S-Class

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CREATING SEDAN PERFECTION: Mercedes-Benz says its S-Class is the most luxurious sedan in the world. Watch how they make it! Image: Youtube

The 2013 Mercedes Benz S-Class has gone on sale in Europe and will arrive in South Africa in November. Unveiled globally in a spectacular show in Hamburg, Germany in March, the S-Class is one of the most luxurious sedans.

The range includes a 192kW 3.0-litre V6 turbodiesel, which will be the most popular model, a 5.0-litre biturbo V8 petrol, a 3.5-litre V6 petrol/electric hybrid and a four-cylinder diesel plug-in hybrid.

The 5.0-litre twin-turbo V8 producies 340kW/700Nm and will be mated to a seven-speed transmission.


The automaker says its new model is the world's first vehicle with "100% LED lighting inside and out."

When your job is to deliver ''The best or nothing,'' there's only one real option — create the most innovative and refined Mercedes-Benz yet.

Mercedes-Benz's boss Dieter Zesche said: "When I was 11 years old, i thought how can I drive an S-Class without being a head of state.

"Today, I not only drive an S-Class but I'm also part of the team that builds this amazing car. It's probably one of the most demanding jobs in the whole of the automobile industry."

See how the flagship Mercedes-Benz S-Class is made. Watch the awesome video here!
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