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.
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.
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.
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.
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.