2016 Mercedes-Benz S65 AMG coupe

Pros: Interior space and comfort are among the world’s best; supple ride quality; library quietness; smooth, ample power

Cons: Sky-high prices; complicated control layout takes lots of practice to use

CG Says: For 2016, Mercedes-Benz’s flagship large-car line adds an S550e Plug-In Hybrid sedan and an ultra-luxury Mercedes-Maybach S600 sedan. The S550e combines a turbocharged 3.0-liter V6 with an electric motor for a combined 442 horsepower. The EPA estimated fuel economy is 24 mpg city and 30 mpg highway. Maybach S600 revives a name used for a Mercedes prestige line during 2002-12. Maybach rides on a 132.5-inch wheelbase (7.9 inches longer than a standard S-Class sedan) and is powered by a turbocharged 6.0-liter V12. Standard equipment includes dual-screen entertainment system and MAGIC BODY CONTROL, which uses a camera to read the road surface ahead and automatically adjust the suspension. All S-Classes get upgraded mbrace telematics system with five years of service. The S-Class lineup grows much stronger as Mercedes-Benz adds desirable new variations that suit a broader range of luxury tastes. Although it’s not perfect, make no mistake that the S-Class remains a luxury car of the highest order, easily competing with the best sedans and coupes in the world.

The Facts
Class Premium Large Car
Body Style(s) 4-door sedan, 2-door coupe
Passenger Count 5
Drive Wheels rear-wheel drive, all-wheel drive
Manufacturer Mercedes-Benz
Nation of Manufacture Germany
Base Prices S550 sedan: $95,650
S550e Plug-In Hybrid sedan: $96,650
AWD S550 sedan: $98,650
AWD S550 coupe: $121,550
AWD S63 AMG sedan: $143,250
AWD S63 AMG coupe: $163,150
S600 sedan: $169,050
S65 AMG sedan: $224,650
S65 AMG coupe: $234,050
Mercedes-Maybach S600 sedan: $189,350

Base Engine
turbocharged 4.7-liter V8
Horsepower
449
Std. Transmission
7-speed automatic
Avail. Transmission
NA
EPA City Range (mpg)
16
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
24-26

Optional Engine
turbocharged 5.5-liter V8
Horsepower
577
Std. Transmission
7-speed automatic
Avail. Transmission
NA
EPA City Range (mpg)
15
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
23

Optional Engine
turbocharged 6.0-liter V12
Horsepower
523 (S600, Maybach S600), 621 (S65 AMG)
Std. Transmission
7-speed automatic
Avail. Transmission
NA
EPA City Range (mpg)
13-14
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
20-21

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