If there's one car this year that speaks softly but carries a big stick, it's the 2014 Mercedes-Benz S-Class. Thoroughly redesigned for the new model year, the 2014 S-Class has a new exterior that is more expressive, with a long hood and more upright stance. A pair of prominent lines down the sides of S-Class adds some much needed definition after the last generation's swoopiness. The interior cabin combines old fashioned luxury and tailoring with high tech wizardry, like two widescreen LED displays atop the center console that show everything from park assist to maps and weather.
Pricing has also changed slightly and for the better: the 2014 S-Class starts at $92,900 for S550 models, which is actually a slight drop over the previous year. Also available is the pictured (above) S63 AMG version, which starts at $139,500 and comes with a biturbo 5.5-liter V-8 that puts out a monstrous 577-horsepower and propels this luxury sedan from 0-60 mph in a stunning 3.9 seconds. Options include heated everything (seats front and rear, steering wheel, etc.), a high-end Burmester sound system and Magic Body Control, which uses cameras to detect coming bumps and holes in the rode and prepares the suspension to handle them, making an already smooth ride even smoother.