The Mercedes-Benz and Mercedes-AMG S-Class cars are brilliant, pretty much the peak of automotive excellence all wrapped up in a saloon with all the right curves in all the right places, and in the right spec are also stupendously fast. While there has always been an extensive option list available for these cars made up of all manner of tech and comfort features, but if you wanted to spec it all fancy like with the C-Class AMG cars, you’d have to turn to the aftermarket world. Luckily things have changed over at Mercedes-Benz and so no new C-Class buyers have access to the MANUFAKTUR side of the automaker. MANUFAKTUR gets all capital letters because it’s the individualisation range for exclusive paint finishes that aren’t seen in the regular brochure, quality interior options are also available to choose from. These options make use of selected special materials and the craftsmanship is at the usual luxurious Mercedes-Benz standard. The easiest way to identify a new Mercedes-Benz that’s been through the MANUFAKTUR process is by colour. You can usually tell when the shiny new Merc you’re looking is wearing one of the custom colours from the livelier palette. In the case of the S-Class, there are two solid paint options, MANUFAKTUR Vintage Blue Uni and MANUFAKTUR Silicon Grey Uni, and for those wanting a little more pizzaz, there are four metallic options, too: MANUFAKTUR Graphite Metallic, MANUFAKTUR Mystic Blue Metallic, MANUFAKTUR Olive Metallic and MANUFAKTUR Rubellite Red Metallic. The new options also cater for fans of matt-finish paint jobs in the form of MANUFAKTUR Night Black Magno and MANUFAKTUR Kalahari Gold Magno.
Take a look at the YouTube video from a year back showing why Mercedes-Benz sees the latest incarnation of the S-Class as one of the world's best-engineered cars. It's not aimed at the hooligan crowd, but with said crowd also ageing gracefully, it makes sense to offer a way to customise these cars over and above the regular options available for them by creating new options through its bespoke MANUFAKTUR programe: The New S-Class | Engineering the World’s Best Car | Mercedes-Benz