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2016 Mercedes-Benz S-ClassView 2018 Model Price, Photos, Reviews & Features

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2016 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Overview (See Available Styles)

New/Notable
  • Available sedan and coupe models.
  • Standard wireless connectivity between smartphone and multimedia system via near-field communication
  • Free basic mbrace Connect communication service for 5 years
The 2016 Mercedes-Benz S-Class is a flagship luxury sedan that seats five passengers. An all-wheel drive coupe is available as well. It competes with the Audi A8, BMW 7 Series, and Bentley Flying Spur.

Four trims are available: the S 550, S 550 4MATIC, S 550 Coupe 4MATIC, and S 600.

The venerable S-Class stands out as an elite standard among luxury sedans. Regal, yet athletic in appearance, it is distinguished by its signature chrome grill, all-LED exterior lighting, sleek body lines, and big body stature. Swarovski crystal headlights are available for the S 550 Coupe 4MATIC. Standard features include a panoramic moonroof, a power trunk lid, soft-close doors, air suspension, and 19-inch wheels. Sport body styling and larger 20-inch wheels are also available.

All trim models except the S 600 is powered by a standard 449-hp, 4.7-liter V-8 engine mated to a 7-speed automatic transmission and rear- or all-wheel drive. The S 600 has a 523-hp, twin-turbocharged 6.0-liter V-12 engine paired to the same transmission and layout options. Fuel efficiency for the S 550 is an EPA-estimated 17/26 mpg city/highway. It slightly drops to a 16/26 mpg rating for the S 550 4MATIC and 16/24 mpg for the S 550 Coupe 4MATIC. The S 600 is rated 14/21 mpg.

Inside, the S-Class has a handcrafted, luxurious cabin. All S-Class trims have standard leather upholstery with a wood trim, ambient lighting, and a cabin fragrance system. In place of traditional gauges and instrumentation, information and entertainment are displayed through standard dual 12.3-inch widescreens built into the dashboard. Other standard features include an integrated navigation system, dual-zone climate control, a tilt/telescoping steering wheel, satellite radio, an in-dash hard drive for audio files and playback, and a surround audio system. Heated/ventilated front and rear seats, four-zone climate control, a refrigerator box for the rear, WiFi hotspot, a rear seat entertainment system, and a Burmester premium audio system are available as well.
 
Standard safety features include an advanced airbag system, antilock brakes, an electronic stability system, forward collision warning, braking assist, driver drowsiness monitoring, a backup camera, rain-sensing wipers, and a tire-pressure monitoring system. Night view assist, blind spot assist, cross traffic assist, parking assist, and a surround view camera system for parking and slow driving are also available.

EPA Fuel Economy

  • City: 0 - 17 MPG
  • Highway: 0 - 26 MPG

Consumer Reviews Summary

Overall Rating:
5/5
Value:
4.7/5
Exterior:
4.8/5
Interior:
5/5
Comfort:
5/5
Performance:
5/5
Reliability:
5/5

6 of 6 (100%) consumers said they would recommend this vehicle to a friend.

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