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2014 Mercedes-Benz S-Class

At a Glance

Pricing $92,900 - $139,500
Drive Types RWD, AWD
Engines 4.7l V8 T, 5.5l V8 T
Transmissions A7, SM7
Fuel Economy 15-17 (city), 23-26 (highway)

Our Ratings

Velocity Index 69*

Overview Information

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 typically vast, with models ranging in price from $92,000 and up. 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.

What Changed:

The S-Class is restyled for 2014. Styling changes are evolutionary and subtle overall. Updates to the front include a larger grille and smaller headlamps. At launch, the S-Class arrived with just the S550 model powered by a 4.7l V8 engine rated at 455-bhp. The S63 AMG performance includes a 577-bhp 5.5l V8 engine and all-wheel-drive.

Official Word:

Mercedes-AMG is unleashing the all-new 2014 S63 AMG 4MATIC. The most powerful high-performance sedan in the luxury segment sets new standards in terms of driving dynamics, lightweight construction and efficiency. The AMG 5.5-liter V8 biturbo engine - the most powerful member of the M157 engine family, with an output of 577 hp and torque of 664 lb-ft - delivers effortlessly superior performance. Thanks to systematic lightweight construction based on the "AMG Lightweight Performance" philosophy, the 2014...Read.

Model/Trim/Package Engine MPG VjI Base Price
S-Class S550 4.7l V8 T (455-bhp) A7 RWD 17/25/21 69 $92,900
S-Class S550 4MATIC 4.7l V8 T (455-bhp) A7 AWD 16/26/20 66 $95,900
S-Class S63 AMG 4MATIC 5.5l V8 T (577-bhp) SM7 AWD 15/23/19 $139,500