|Pricing||$91,850 - $210,900|
|Drive Types||RWD, AWD|
|Engines||3.0l V6 T D, 3.5l V6 HEV, 4.7l V8 T, 5.5l V12 T, 5.5l V8 T, 6.0l V12 T|
|Transmissions||A5, A7, SM7|
|Fuel Economy||12-21 (city), 19-31 (highway)|
The Mercedes-Benz S-Class is an icon for the Mercedes brand and serves as a benchmark for all other large luxury sedans. The model range is vast, with models ranging in price from $92,000 to over $210,000. The S-Class is a handsomely styled vehicle with a complex combination of smooth and angular surfaces. Interior trim materials include wood, chrome, leather, and aluminum. The S-Class is packed with technology and safety features including a radar-based cruise control, and active infrared night vision system. In this small but visible segment, buyers can also shop the sporty BMW 7-Series, the understated Audi A8, or the utterly reliable Lexus LS 460. With a huge price spread, the S-Class also competes at the top end with vehicles like the Maserati Quattroporte and Bentley Flying Spur.
A new diesel powered model joins the lineup. The S350 Bluetec 4MATIC features a 3.0-liter V6 turbodiesel engine and all-wheel-drive. The S550 gets a new 4.6-liter V8 rated at 402-bhp, 443 lb-ft of torque.
|S400 HYBRID||3.5l V6 HEV (295-bhp)||A7||RWD||$91,850|
|S350 BlueTEC 4MATIC||3.0l V6 T D (240-bhp)||A7||AWD||$92,550|
|S550||4.7l V8 T (429-bhp)||A7||RWD||$94,500|
|S550 4MATIC||4.7l V8 T (429-bhp)||A7||AWD||$97,500|
|S600||5.5l V12 T (510-bhp)||A5||RWD||$159,500|
|S63 AMG||5.5l V8 T (536-bhp)||SM7||RWD||$139,300|
|S65 AMG||6.0l V12 T (621-bhp)||A5||RWD||$210,900|