Mercedes-Benz S-Class
Mercedes-Benz S-Class
Mercedes-Benz S-Class

2019 Mercedes-Benz S-Class sedan

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: The 2019 Mercedes-Benz S-Class gains a new S 560e plug-in hybrid model powered by a turbocharged 3.0-liter V6 paired with an electric motor for total of 469 horsepower. The S560e is expected late in the model year. S-Class is a premium large car available in sedan, coupe, and convertible bodystyles. The ultra-luxury Maybach revived a name used for a Mercedes prestige line during 2002-12. Maybachs have a 132.5-inch wheelbase—7.9 inches longer than a standard S-Class sedan. A turbocharged 6.0-liter V-12 develops 621 hp in AMG S 65 models and the Mercedes-Maybach S 650. The base S 450 is powered by a 362-horsepower turbocharged 3.0-liter V6 engine. The S 560 has a 463-hp turbo 4.0-liter V8 with cylinder deactivation and the AMG S 63 packs a 603-hp turbo 4.0-liter V8. All engines are mated with a 9-speed automatic transmission—except the 6.0-liter V12, which has a 7-speed automatic. All-wheel drive is available with V8s and the S 450 V6. 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. Available luxury features include power rear seats with folding tables, rear refrigerator box, cabin fragrances, power rear sunshade, silver champagne flutes, and “Magic Sky Control” adjustable-tint fixed sunroof. Available safety features include autonomous emergency braking, lane-keep assist, drowsiness alert, cross-traffic alert, pedestrian detection, and Night View Assist Plus. 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, coupes, and convertibles in the world.

The Facts
Class Premium Large Car
Body Style(s) 4-door sedan, 2-door coupe, 2-door convertible
Passenger Count 4/5
Drive Wheels rear-wheel drive, all-wheel drive
Manufacturer Mercedes-Benz
Nation of Manufacture Germany
Base Prices S 450 sedan: $92,245
AWD S 450 sedan: $95,245
S 560: $102,345
AWD S 560 sedan: $105,345
AWD S 560 coupe: $126,945
S 560 convertible: $135,295
AWD AMG S 63 sedan: $150,545
AWD AMG S 63 coupe: $170,445
AWD AMG S 63 convertible: $181,095
AWD Mercedes-Maybach S 560 sedan: $172,195
Mercedes-Maybach S 650 sedan: $201,345
AMG S 65 sedan: $233,545
AMG S 65 coupe: $242,445
AMG S 65 convertible: $254,545
S 560e plug-in hybrid sedan: NA

Base Engine
turbocharged 3.0-liter V6 (S 450)
Horsepower
362
Std. Transmission
9-speed automatic
Avail. Transmission
NA
EPA City Range (mpg)
18-19
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
28

Optional Engine
turbocharged 4.0-liter V8 (S 560, S 63)
Horsepower
463 (603 in S 63)
Std. Transmission
9-speed automatic
Avail. Transmission
NA
EPA City Range (mpg)
15-17
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
24-27

Optional Engine
turbocharged 6.0-liter V12 (S 65, S 650)
Horsepower
621
Std. Transmission
7-speed automatic
Avail. Transmission
NA
EPA City Range (mpg)
13-14
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
21-22

Optional Engine
turbocharged 3.0-liter V6/electric motor (S  560e)
Horsepower
469
Std. Transmission
9-speed automatic
Avail. Transmission
NA
EPA City Range (mpg)
NA
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
NA

Mercedes-Benz S 560
2019 Mercedes-Benz S 560 coupe
Mercedes-Benz S 560
2019 Mercedes-Benz S 560 convertible
Mercedes-Maybach S 650
2019 Mercedes-Maybach S 650 sedan
NHTSA Ratings
Overall - NA
0%

(5 is the highest rating)

Front Crash - NA
0%
Side Crash - NA
0%
Rollover - NA
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