Mercedes-Benz S-Class Review – Research New & Used Mercedes-Benz S-Class Models | Edmunds

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Mercedes-Benz S-Class

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The Mercedes-Benz is as synonymous with state-of-the-art and safety features as it is with club prestige. Mercedes has its flagship sedan to pioneer modern technologies, such as antilock brakes and stability Yet as the brand’s largest sedan, the has also offered the most for rear-seat passengers, making it a of wealthy dads and heads of alike.

The current Mercedes-Benz continues that tradition by its many innovative forbears and one of the most desirable choices for a luxury sedan. Besides its of features, opulent interior and construction, the S-Class also out with an unmatched number of and model choices. From the S350 with its epic and commendable fuel economy to the S65 AMG with its twin-turbo V12 and intense there is a little something for in this lofty price

Current Mercedes-Benz S-Class

The Mercedes-Benz S-Class is distinguished by fender flares and a stately that’s emphasized by a rising line. The cabin is elegant, a minimal number of buttons to the multifunction COMAND controller between the seats.

There are six levels that correspond to choice. The range starts a pair of fuel-efficient options. The Bluetec features a diesel-powered V6 for 240 horsepower and 25 mpg combined. The S400 comes with a small motor that aids its V6 to the tune of 295 total hp.

Fuel is strong for a full-size luxury at 22 mpg combined, but that’s obviously than the slightly quicker and S350.

For a more traditional experience, the S550 is the bread-and-butter that produces 429 hp from its V8. Next up is the S600 and its 510-hp V12. Finally, there are the range-topping AMG models. The S63 AMG (536-hp V8) and S65 AMG (621-hp twin-turbo V12) get suspension, steering, brakes and elements.

All S-Class models are equipped an automatic transmission (seven in all but the V12 versions, which have a unit) and rear-wheel drive. The can be had with 4Matic all-wheel

We could list the number of and available features on the S-Class, but we be here all day. In short, if a feature you can think of, you can probably get it on flagship. Those who intend to carry around passengers pay special attention to the wealth of comfort and entertainment options

In reviews, we’ve found the Mercedes-Benz S-Class remains a car regardless of which numbers its trunk lid. If you want economy from your sedan, the S350 delivers, the V8 and V12 models get you swifter 0-60-mph The S-Class doesn’t handle as as some other competing but it has a luxurious cabin and a balance of handling and a serene ride is second to none.

In total, the S-Class may be priced than its competitors, but its superior engineering and attention to detail make it worth the extra

Used Mercedes-Benz S-Class

Mercedes-Benz S-Class

The current, fifth-generation S-Class in 2007. Not much has changed in of design or features, but Mercedes has the engine lineup considerably. 2010, only the V8- and V12-powered were available.

The S400 debuted for 2010, while the Bluetec dawned for 2012. The V8 was different in prior years as from 2007-’11 it was a 5.5-liter V8 for 382 hp. From 2007-’10, the S63 AMG featured a naturally aspirated V8 that 518 hp.

Earlier S65s also had 604 horses.

The fourth generation of the ran from 2000-’06 and was lighter and than the massive version preceded it. Two versions were initially, both V8s: the (275 hp) and the S500 (302 The V12-powered S600 (362 hp) a year later, as did the AMG version, the S55 hp). A midcycle refresh in brought lightly revised clusters, the availability of all-wheel (called 4Matic) and a big boost in for the S55 and S600 (both rated at 493

A seven-speed automatic came on in ’04. Hitting both of the spectrum for 2006, the S350 back six-cylinder power hp) while the S65 AMG offered no less 604 hp.

This model was quite and pretty steep depreciation they are actually quite In reviews of the time, our editors impressed by the car’s spacious and state-of-the-art safety features. to this generation included a control interface (the system) and some interior that seemed too low in quality for flagship.

Running from the third generation of the Mercedes-Benz represented a big step in the ultra-luxury Fitted with dual-pane and the availability of V12 power for the first this S-Class gained 600 pounds compared to the previous Four trims were ranging from the S320 inline-6) and S420 (275-hp V8) to the (315-hp V8) and S600 (389-hp

If you are considering the purchase of one of these, be that (as with any complex, luxury vehicle) a clean report and an impeccable maintenance are musts.

The S-Class cars of the second (1981-’91) were offered in (300SD, 350SD/SDL), inline-6 and V8 (380 SE/SEL, 420 SEL, 560 versions. This is the generation introduced cutting-edge safety such as airbags and antilock as standard equipment. Perhaps the desirable of the lot are the 380 series, which just 155 hp and were prone to chain failures.

Chances are that if you find a used it will have been with a double timing Diesel versions are known for incredible longevity and it’s not to find an example with approaching 300,000 or more on its powertrain.

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