When it comes to flagship offerings from luxury automakers, the benchmark of the luxury class is generally considered to be the Mercedes-Benz S Class. Known for its refinement, understated elegance and pioneering safety innovations, the S Class is the full size luxury sedan against which all others are judged.
To be fair, the S Class lineup spans seven distinct models, ranging from the S350 BlueTEC 4MATIC diesel, to the S400 Hybrid to the performance variant, the S65 AMG. Whether you’re a captain of industry or the captain of an NFL football team, there’s likely an S Class model that meets your needs and expectations. Expect the range to grow even more complex with the upcoming refresh, due next year, as Mercedes-Benz will position the S Class to fill the void left by Maybach’s shuttering.
While all seven S Class models differ in powertrain details, all share the same tastefully-penned exterior. Organic in design, it’s not exactly cutting-edge, but it is more...