Certain cars around the world are iconic; they define the category in which they operate by their sheer legacy. Ford Mustang. Mazda MX-5 Miata. BMW 3 Series. The flagship luxury sedan standard-bearer is the Mercedes-Benz S-Class. New versions do not come along very often, so when Mercedes-Benz rolls out a new S-Class, it is a newsworthy event.
The 2014 version of the icon is everything you’d expect: leg-stretching comfort, jaw-dropping technology and eye-popping prices.
One does not drive the new S-Class as much as “operate” it.