Busted: 2014 Mercedes-Benz S Class Prototype High Altitude Testing

2014 Mercedes-Benz S Class Prototype High Altitude Testing

The 2014 Mercedes-Benz S Class promises to be a technological tour de force with the latest safety and comfort technology including possibly air-suspension.

As the new 2014 Mercedes-Benz S Class get’s closer to production the car needs to be tested in all kinds of environments including high altitude. Colorado is a mecca for high altitude testing. Often, vehicles are taken up to Mt. Evans (over 14,000 feet elevation) one of the highest paved roads in the United States, and tested for power loss, heating, economy and numerous performance calculations. Being about 30-minutes away from Denver, CO and having access to alpine roads, highways and city streets helps automotive technicians gain a lot of data efficiently. Usually, these vehicles have several systems tracking telemetry and, in some cases, driver performance.

We caught this prototype 2014 Mercedes-Benz S class taking a break from high altitude testing near Denver, Colorado.

Check out the video below to get a sneak peek at the upcoming 2014 Mercedes-Benz S Class.

By the way, if you look carefully at our photo and a quick shot on the video, you will catch a glimpse of the next generation Mercedes Benz Sprinter. Word has it: Mercedes-Benz is using an all new diesel engine in the Sprinter. We can only see a facade nose and a updated tail.