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2017 Mercedes-Benz S-Class


City 13 - 18 MPG Hwy 22 - 26 MPG

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Overall Rating:
4.6 (out of 5)
Value 4.6
Exterior 4.6
Interior 4.6
Comfort 4.6
Performance 4.6
Reliability 4.6
The best driving large sedan I've ever owned

by steven33308 from ft lauderdale | February 27, 2020

I think that MB created a great driving very smooth powerful vehicle. With the 9 speed transmission smooth and powerful very surprising. For the money it has no competition I mean it

Still too new to tell. Very stylish and classy

by ClassyMM from Seattle, Washington | February 21, 2020

I’ve predominantly owned BMW’s in past and own a classic MB as well. This vehicle is filled with amazing technology and a very comfortable ride. However, if it is not as agile and performance oriented of my past BMW’s. Great car for long trips, but a bit large for downtown driving. Overall, I’m very happy with it.


by steven33308 from ft lauderdale, Fl | December 01, 2019

What a great driving car the S550 sedan is. Smooth as silk has plenty of power (my other car is a SL 63) extremely comfortable and love the color metallic brown ext and brown cocoa interior. The burmeister sound system is awesome..In truth the S550 drives better than my friends Ghost and he agreed

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2017 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Overview


The 2017 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. This year, a new S 550 2-door Cabriolet makes its way to the lineup. The S 550e Plug-in Hybrid sedan will be covered in a separate overview.

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

The venerable S-Class stands out as an elite standard among luxury sedans. Regal, yet athletic in appearance, the S-Class sets itself apart from the rest with its signature chrome grille, 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, twin-turbocharged 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.