2016 Mercedes S Class

2016 Mercedes S Class

The timeless S-Class sedan has long been a staple in the Mercedes-Benz lineup. The S-Class was officially introduced in 1972, although variations under different names have been in production since the mid 1950s. Mercedes continuously uses the S-Class to debut its newest technologies and latest innovations, and it has served as the number one selling model for the brand for nearly fifty years. The S-Class lineup features various vehicles, each serving a different overall purpose. 

Having been in production for over fifty years, the S-Class has seen plenty of changes, both big and small. Up until last year, the S-Class has been offered as a series of sedans, with different trim level options.

Beginning with the 2015 model year, the previous Mercedes CL-Class was terminated, giving life to the S-Class Coupe model for the very first time. Both the sedan and coupe variants offer an abundance of advanced technology, each complimenting the luxurious interior appointments.

The S-Class is one of the most powerful vehicles that Mercedes-Benz offers, featuring power-house engines that deliver the right amount of performance for every driver.

2016 Mercedes S Class InteriorAn S-Class Model For Everyone

The Mercedes-Benz S-Class has long been a favorite in the luxury-brand’s lineup. Part of the draw to the S-Class is that it offers a little something for every driver.

With two main body styles, and a slew of optional trims and engines, the S-Class has an appeal for all drivers across the board. Whether they are looking to help the environment with the S-Class hybrid sedan, or want ultimate power with the AMG S65 Coupe/Sedan, Mercedes-Benz has it covered. Discover the different options the S-Class is available as below.

Coupe: Aside from offering a different number of doors, the S-Class sedan and coupe are both very different vehicles. The coupe features a more sweeping roofline, and a more aggressive rear styling than the sedan.

The interior of the coupe is also slightly differed from the sedan, with a sportier overall look. The base coupe offers a 4.7-liter biturbo V8 engine, that makes 449 horsepower and 516 lb.-ft. of torque.

The higher-performing AMG S63 4MATIC Coupe gets 577 horsepower, and 664 lb.-ft. of torque, thanks to its handcrafted 5.5-liter AMG biturbo V8. For ultimate performance, drivers can opt for the AMG S65 Coupe that boasts an astonishing 621 horsepower and 738 lb.-ft. of torque.

This handcrafted 6.0-liter AMG biturbo V12 will take passengers from 0 to 60 in four seconds flat.  2016 Mercedes S Class - Engine

Sedan: Drivers who seek the high-performance of a coupe, but the convenience of a four-door vehicle, the 2016 S-Class sedan is the perfect compromise. With multiple trim levels to choose from, including a hybrid variant, the S-Class Sedan is the pinnacle of the Mercedes lineup, and for good reason.

Both the S550 and S550 4MATIC sedans offer the same 4.7-liter biturbo V8 engine. The difference lies in the 4MATIC all-wheel drive system, which differs from the S550’s rear-wheel drive system.

The S550 is also offered as a plug-in hybrid model, which houses a 3.0-liter turbo V6, along with a hybrid electric motor. Featuring exceptional fuel economy, the S550 Hybrid still manages to get 329 horsepower and 354 lb.-ft. of torque.

The S600 sedan is the next step up in luxury and power, featuring Mercedes’ 6.0-liter biturbo V12 engine that can go from 0 to 60 miles per hour in just 4.5 seconds.

The AMG S63 4MATIC Sedan boasts a 5.5-liter AMG biturbo V8, that was specially handcrafted for the sedan and can go from 0 to 60 in 3.9 seconds. For drivers who want the most luxury and power, the 2016 AMG S65 Sedan has the 6.0-liter AMG biturbo V12 engine, and enough interior appointments and luxury comforts to satisfy the Queen of England. 

Advanced Convenience and Safety

The 2016 Mercedes-Benz S-Class is the pinnacle of in-vehicle innovation. Whether it is the interior infotainment system, or the advanced safety technology - the 2016 S-Class delivers on both. Explore below and discover examples featured on the S-Class that bring both safety and convenience together.

  • Intelligent Drive - The Mercedes S-Class will be looking ahead at all times, whether or not you are able to. The advanced Intelligent Drive safety system keeps a continuous eye on all 360 degrees around your vehicle, and will warn of potential hazards. Averting danger has never been easier, with assisted braking, visual/audio alerts, and collision avoidance technology. Intelligent Drive and Mercedes has you covered.
  • Full-LED Active Headlamps - Forget everything you think you know about headlights, and step into the world of Mercedes-Benz. Active Curve Illumination and Adaptive Highbeam Assist technologies vary the beam pattern of 50 LED bulbs in each headlamp, for ultimate visual clearance around every corner. This Mercedes-Benz exclusive technology mimics natural sunlight more than any other system on the market.
  • COMAND Dual Display System - 12.3-inch dual high-resolution screens add an element of convenience and safety to the 2016 S-Class. Vehicle settings, navigation illustrations, driving systems, and entertainment features can all be accessed through this advanced console-mounted system. This COMAND system can be controlled by touch, and it’s easy-to-use interface is a breeze to navigate.
  • Limitless Listening Capability - The 2016 S-Class takes sound seriously. Two sound systems by Germany’s elite Burmester home audio company are featured in the cabin of the S-Class. Drivers can opt for a surround sound system, or a high-end 3D system that ups the sound ante in every aspect. SiriusXM radio, global Internet Radio, and smartphone integration, make your music choices endless.
  • mbrace - Mercedes’ very own mbrace smartphone app helps drivers connect to the world around them. Remote start, Google search, Yelp reviews, and vehicle diagnostics, all help drivers stay connected to their S-Class, regardless of where they are.

Unparalleled Elegance

The 2016 Mercedes-Benz S-Class is the symbol for elegance in the automotive industry. From the intelligent exterior design, to the superbly appointed elegant interior cabin, everything about the S-Class demands respect. The interior features hand-crafted craftsmanship in nearly every aspect.

The 2016 S-Class was created to perform, but also soothe, comfort, and offer peace to its passengers. The S-Class has exceeded its purpose, and the flagship sedan will certainly continue to do so in the future.