New Cars SG 2022 - Part 3: Lexus, MG, Nissan, Mercedes-Benz

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What: Mercedes-AMG SL
Variants: SL 55, SL 63
When: Early 2022
How Much: From S$850,000 with COE

The new Mercedes SL no longer has normal/AMG variants – as the name ‘Mercedes-AMG SL’ implies it’s an entirely AMG creation now, with an all-new chassis that Mercedes-AMG claims shares nothing with its predecessor. Both SL variants are powered by the same 4.0-litre, twin-turbo V8 petrol engine in different states of tune with 469hp in the SL 55 and 577hp in the SL 63. A plug-in hybrid with a rumoured total power output of 800+hp is in the works as well. 

As we first announced in the launch story, four-wheel drive is standard on the SL AMG, as is a wealth of high-tech features. These include augmented video navigation, Distronic Plus with stop-and-go, active steering assist including automated lane changing, plus automated parking for perpendicular or parallel spaces. Active brake assist now also watches for oncoming traffic when turning, and a new exit warning system alerts occupants exiting the car to vehicles approaching from behind. It’s still not Mercedes-AMG’s top dog though, as that honour goes to the AMG GT sports car. 

What: C-Class
Variants: C 180 and C 200 mild hybrids, C 300e PHEV
When: Now
How Much: From $250,000 with COE

The C-Class debuted in Singapore in mid-January – we have a full news story on the variants, pricing and more.

Traditionally viewed as the starting point of a real Mercedes-Benz, the new W206 C-Class in C 180 and C 200 guise are powered by 1.5-litre four-cylinder turbo engines with 48V mild-hybrid drive assistance via an integrated starter motor.

Check out our video walkthrough of the new C-Class and see what surprises it has in store

The C-Class is more like a baby S-Class than ever before – the interior’s very obviously more dramatic and high-quality – it simply looks and feels very similar to those in the large S-Class sedan. The 11.9-inch portrait-oriented central touchscreen display is a visual standout in the front end of the cabin and is standard on all models, even the C 180.

There are two trim levels for now – AMG Line and Avantgarde – which feature the typical elegant-sporty approach. Mercedes also says the PHEV C 300e model, which claims almost 100km of e-range, will debut in Singapore soon.

What: Mercedes-EQ EQB
Variants: EQB 300, EQB 350
When: Mid 2022
How Much: From S$220,000 with COE

Think of this as the electric version of the very popular Mercedes-Benz GLB SUV and you’ll know exactly what to expect. Seven seats, more than 400km of range, a three-point star on the nose of an SUV body style will have people who can afford one jumping into line as it ticks all the boxes of what’s trending in Singapore now. Mercedes has announced two models, the EQB 300 and EQB 350.

Both are all-wheel drive ‘4Matic’ models with an electric motor on each axle. Apparently they will also have the same 66.4kWh battery pack and quoted energy consumption, good for a WLTP range of 419km. Maximum fast charge rate is  quoted as 100kw, which gives 80 percent in just over half an hour. The EQB 350 has a total power output of 288hp, but the EQB 300 with 225hp is going to be the mass seller. As usual, we have more details in our news story on the car.

Mercedes-Benz will have a big e-year in 2022: It aims to have an electrified car for every segment it contests in Singapore in 2022

What: Mercedes-EQ EQE
Variants: EQE 350
When: Q3
How Much: S$400,000 with COE 

With a claimed range of up to 660km, the EQE is the second model to be based on the Mercedes-EQ premium-class electric architecture (EVA2), following up from the large EQS sedan. EQE models slated for the world market will be assembled in Bremen, while Beijing will build those for use in the Chinese market.

It may be seen as the electric equivalent of the Mercedes-Benz E-Class sedan, but with a wheelbase of 3,120 millimetres it is a pretty large car and is comparable in shape to a CLS. Interior design and equipment are similar to that seen on the EQS, with the MBUX Hyperscreen interface.

The launch model will be the EQE 350, with a rated power consumption of 19.3-15.7 kWh/100 km on the WLTP cycle and 288 horsepower at the rear axle. Mercedes-Benz has announced that performance variants with power outputs of up to 670hp and four-wheel drive are being planned. Hungry for more details? Our story has more information.

What: Mercedes-EQ EQS
Variants: EQS 450, EQS 580
When: Mid 2022
How Much: $600,000 with COE

The electric showcase car from Mercedes-EQ, the EQS can be thought of as the electric S-Class and will go head-to-head with BMW’s electric i7. The big talk about the EQS is how big can you make an in-car display screen? The optional Hyperscreen in this car measures 56-inches diagonally, taking up the whole dashboard. 

Like the standard S-Class, the EQS can be fitted with rear-wheel steering, which reduces the turning circle at low speeds and improves agility at higher speeds. The EQS is the brand’s electric showcase luxury sean and so comes with all the tech you would expect to find in a top-flight Mercedes, including self-parking, 360-degree view cameras, WiFi hotspot support, over-the-air software updates, phone-as-a-key functionality, phone remote control via the me Connect app, and the latest MBUX interface.

The base model EQS 450 boasts a total power output of 329hp delivered to the rear wheels, while the EQS 580 4Matic ups this to 560hp sent through all four wheels. It’s Mercedes’ EV showcase for the future, and one of the cars that should get people really excited about the electro-digital age of motoring. More details in our in-depth story here.

What: Mercedes-EQ EQV
Variants: TBA
When: TBA
How Much: TBA

Merc is one of the first to market with a ‘premium electric van’ which sounds about niche as they come, but if you’re looking for a luxurious people mover the V-Class is a respectable choice, and the EQV is the electric version. 200hp, plenty of torque, and a range of around 400km (quoted) are what we know now, but there’s few other details that can be confirmed at this stage.

What: Mercedes-Maybach S-Class
Variants: S 580, S 680
When: Mid 2022
How Much: From S$850,000 with COE

Originally slated for a late 2021 release, the Mercedes-Maybach S-Class luxury sedan will now be arriving in 2022. It’s the luxury car for the uber Mercedes-Benz fan, when even the standard S-Class is not enough. It’s also designed to tempt buyers away from the competition, such as a Bentley Flying Spur or Rolls-Royce Ghost.

The S 580 4Matic is powered by a 4.0-litre, twin-turbo V8 petrol engine with integrated starter-alternator and 48-volt onboard electrical system. The S 680 4Matic, which has not yet been confirmed for Singapore, is powered by a massive 6.0-litre V12 engine, which is combined with 4Matic all-wheel drive.

The regular S-Class is already one hell of a tech powerhouse

While broadly similar to a standard S-Class’ silhouette, the Maybach has unique sheet metal, including a new hood, a more upright grille with bright vertical bars, and a redesigned greenhouse with a slightly higher roofline, and a lot more chrome. Because that’s apparently what customers shopping in this segment like.

It has a slightly longer wheelbase than even the long wheelbase S-Class, with the length given over to rear passenger legroom. Amongst the long list of options is a two-tone paint finish with a hand-painted coachline in the middle that costs an extra EUR14,785 (S$22,800) in the European market.

What: Mercedes-Maybach GLS
Variants: GLS 600
When: Late 2022
How Much: S$1,000,000 with COE

How big and how luxurious do you want your Mercedes-Benz? After a lengthy delay, the Mercedes-Maybach GLS 600 4Matic is a million-dollar SUV that is expected to make landfall in Singapore around the middle of 2022. Like the Mercedes-Maybach S-Class sedan, the Maybach GLS is a fully-maxed out version of the Mercedes-Benz GLS-Class. Powered by a Maybach-specific, 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8 with 558 horsepower, it is also assisted by a 48V mild-hybrid system.

Airmatic suspension and E-Active Body Control keep the road bumps at bay so passengers ride in a cocoon of comfort. Other luxury features include electrically extending, illuminated running boards. When a rear door is opened, the concealed running board on the side automatically swings into position in around one second as a step to safely walk up into or down out of the car. The two outer rear seats can be electrically converted into reclining seats. Nappa leather upholstery is standard, though a range of other interiors available on request.

Other parts on the long list of pricey options include climatised massage seats, a fixed centre console, extending tables, and a refrigerator. A MBUX Rear Tablet in the centre console or the armrest between the rear seats let the passengers dictate every setting in the car besides the actual driving.

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