Mercedes-Benz S Class News

  • 2021 Mercedes-Benz S-Class spy shots - Photo credit: S. Baldauf/SB-Medien

    Mercedes-Benz is working on a redesigned S-Class and a prototype has just been spotted. The new flagship sedan moves to the automaker's MRA platform for rear-wheel-drive cars and should arrive at dealerships in 2020 as a 2021 model.

  • 2021 Mercedes-Maybach S-Class spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    2021 Mercedes-Maybach S-Class spy shots

    The Maybach version of the new Mercedes-Benz S-Class can be identified by its unique grille.

  • 2020 Mercedes-AMG S65 Final Edition
    Mercedes-AMG S65 Final Edition waves goodbye to twin-turbo V-12

    The Mercedes-AMG S65 Final Edition waves goodbye to a stalwart powerplant: the company's 6.0-liter twin-turbocharged V-12. Mercedes in February confirmed that the special sedan will mark the end of the road for the engine in the S-Class range, and that we'll see the covers come off at the 2019...

  • 2021 Mercedes-Benz S-Class spy shots - Photo credit: S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    Mercedes' S680 and GLS680 trademarks likely point to new Maybach models

    Mercedes-Benz parent company Daimler in the past six months has made moves to protect the S680 and GLS680 designations. First discovered by Motor1, the designations were registered with the United States Patent and Trademark Office and specifically relate to usage on land vehicles and structural...

  • 2019 Mercedes-Benz S560e
    Mercedes-Benz S560e's plug-in hybrid system to filter across to C- and E-Class

    The new S560e variant in Mercedes-Benz's S-Class lineup is the first to feature the automaker's third-generation plug-in hybrid system, which has not only been tuned for efficiency but also improved power and electric range compared to the second-generation system found in the outgoing S550e. The...

  • 2018 Hofele Mercedes-Maybach S-Class
    German tuner Hofele starts exclusive program for Mercedes cars

    We're sure there are few out there that will find the sheer luxury of a Mercedes-Maybach lacking, but there are options for those rare—and well-heeled—individuals seeking just a little more opulence and exclusivity. One of the more established names in the business is Germany's Hofele...

  • Custom built Mercedes-Benz S500 on a GAZ-66 chassis

    Mercedes-Benz built the W140-generation S-Class from 1991 through 1998. During that time, we'd estimate that approximately zero of the engineers involved in the project ever envisioned a jacked-up, off-road version sitting atop a former military truck chassis. Someone out there figured that this would be a smart play, however, and they were right. This is the best, and only, off-road W140-era S-Class you're going to find. That's not a G-class chassis. The builders of this monster S-Class went right past the G and on to a GAZ. More specifically, this S-Class sits atop the chassis of the mighty...

  • 2018 Mercedes-Benz S450 4Matic
    The opulence of options: what $50K adds to the 2018 Mercedes-Benz S450 4Matic

    Mercedes-Benz will sell you a 2018 S450 for $90,895. You’ll have to special order it and be prepared for the salesman to raise an eyebrow and repeatedly ask, “are you sure?” That’s because the vast majority of Mercedes-Benz S-Class sedans that leave the automaker’s...

  • 2019 Mercedes-Maybach S-Class Pullman
    Mercedes-Maybach dials up the swank, power on S-Class Pullman

    You thought you were ballin in the Rolls-Royce Phantom? No, no. For ultimate baller status you need to step up to Mercedes-Benz's S-Class Pullman. That way you'll be in the same company as former popes, kings and queens, and the odd dictator. The latest version is offered by the Maybach sub-brand...

  • Mercedes-Benz S-Class Exclusive Edition
    Mercedes-Benz S-Class Exclusive Editions up the opulence

    The Mercedes-Benz S-Class already cuts it as pretty exclusive in our book, but the new S-Class Coupe and Cabriolet Exclusive Editions will up the nameplate's opulence. Mercedes-Benz revealed the two Exclusive Edition cars on Monday ahead of their public debut at the 2018 Geneva motor show this...

  • 2019 Mercedes-Maybach S-Class
    2019 Mercedes-Maybach S-Class made swankier with custom grille, 2-tone paint

    The revival of Maybach as a Mercedes-Benz sub-brand has been a runaway success. As an example, during the course of 2017 one out of every 10 S-Classes sold was a Maybach, with China, Russia and the United States gobbling up most of the cars. Mercedes, for the 2019 model year, is taking new steps to...

  • 2018 Mercedes-AMG S65
    2018 Mercedes-Benz S-Class first drive review: driving the most- and least-expensive models

    The Mercedes-Benz S-Class is widely recognized as one of the most luxurious full-size cars on the market, and with that luxury comes an exclusive price. But there is luxury and then there is luxury and there is exclusive and then there is exclusive. We already reviewed the 2018 Mercedes-Benz...

  • 2018 Mercedes-Benz S560e, 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show

    Mercedes-Benz has revealed its newest member of the 2018 S-Class family: the S560e plug-in hybrid. After revealing the updated S-Class range in April, Mercedes debuted the S560e on Tuesday at the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show. With Mercedes' third-generation hybrid unit at its core, the 2018 S560e is capable of going roughly 30 miles on pure battery power, at least on the European test cycle. A U.S. EPA rating would likely be somewhere in the mid-20s, against 14 miles for the outgoing 500e (sold in North America as the 550e). Most importantly, Mercedes was able to increase the lithium-ion battery...

  • 2018 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Coupe
    2018 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Coupe and Cabriolet revealed

    Large, luxurious coupes and convertibles aren’t big sellers, though the vehicles often play the important role of brand halos, or “dream cars” as Mercedes-Benz refers to them. The latest from the Three-Pointed Star are the 2018 S-Class Coupe and Cabriolet. Mercedes’s S-Class...

  • 2006 Mercedes-Benz S65 AMG sold for $3,750
    Someone paid $3,750 for a Mercedes-AMG S65 that once cost $200,000

    Depreciation is the ninth wonder of the world. (Compound interest is the eighth, in case you're wondering.) When it comes to picking out some of the finest automobiles, their high asking prices may not always lead to sky-high residual values. In this case of this 2006 Mercedes-Benz S65 AMG, it sold...

  • Jay Leno drives his 1971 Mercedes-Benz 280SE Coupe
    Jay Leno takes a classic Mercedes-Benz coupe out for a spin

    A classic Mercedes-Benz is a wonderful machine. The cars tend to be rock solid, and they last forever when maintained properly. Jay Leno has one in his collection, and it recently came off a fairly extensive restoration. Leno's car is a 1971 Mercedes 280 SE 3.5 Coupe, and it's a shining example of...

  • 2018 Mercedes-AMG S63 4Matic+
    2018 Mercedes-Benz S-Class first drive review: relaxation chamber

    R-E-L-A-X. Frankie said we should all do it. Aaron Rodgers famously said it when the Green Bay Packers started 1-2 in 2014 before coming within three minutes of a trip to the Super Bowl. And now, Mercedes-Benz, not content to build what it considers the best car in the world, wants S-Class...

  • 2018 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Cabriolet spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    2018 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Coupe and Cabrio to debut at 2017 Frankfurt auto show

    Mercedes-Benz’s S-Class sedan has been updated for 2018 with some visual tweaks to the exterior and cabin, plus a revised powertrain lineup. The automaker has confirmed that similar changes will be introduced to the 2-door S-Class models, also for 2018. Prototypes for the updated S-Class...

  • 2018 Mercedes-Benz S-Class production

    Self-driving technology is only just starting to really blossom, though not one vehicle can truly claim to be fully autonomous just yet. However, Mercedes-Benz believes the recent production start of the 2018 S-Class is a moment for the history books. Why? Because the updated luxury sedan is able to drive itself off the production line. Without anyone behind the wheel, the 2018 S-Class fires up and sets off to a predetermined loading area within the assembly plant, located in Sindelfingen, Germany. In total, the S-Class travels 1.5 kilometers (nearly one mile) on its own accord before parking...

  • 2018 Mercedes-Benz S-Class
    Mercedes-Benz details suite of active safety features coming to 2018 S-Class

    The 2018 Mercedes-Benz S-Class ushers in refreshed looks, new powertrains, and a repackaged interior, but the changes go further than skin deep. Specifically, Mercedes is ratcheting up the active safety features with the S-Class' mid-cycle refresh. The nervous system of the entire driver assistance...

  • 2018 Mercedes-AMG S63, 2017 Shanghai auto show
    Mercedes-AMG pumps S63 to 603 horsepower with smaller engine

    Updated versions of the Mercedes-AMG S63 and S65 performance sedans were unveiled along with the rest of the updated 2018 S-Class range during last week's 2017 Shanghai auto show. The most significant of the updates is a new powertrain for the S63, in this case the 4.0-liter twin-turbocharged V-8...

  • 2018 Mercedes-Benz S-Class, 2017 Shanghai auto show
    2018 Mercedes-Benz S-Class preview

    The current S-Class has been a huge hit for Mercedes-Benz. Over 300,000 examples have been sold since the car went on sale in 2013, and that’s the figure for sedans only. The car, a W222 to all the fans, has now reached the midway point in its life cycle, and in Mercedes tradition it’s...

  • Teaser for 2018 Mercedes-Benz S-Class debuting at 2017 Shanghai auto show
    Mercedes confirms 2018 S-Class, A-Class sedan concept for 2017 Shanghai auto show

    Mercedes-Benz has a busy 2017 Shanghai auto show ahead of it. The automaker has confirmed the debuts of its updated S-Class as well as a concept previewing a new A-Class sedan. Photos of the updated S-Class have already surfaced. They reveal only minor visual tweaks for the flagship sedan, which...

  • Teaser for 2018 Mercedes-Benz S-Class debuting at 2017 Shanghai auto show
    2018 Mercedes-Benz S-Class will automatically brake for bends and intersections

    Self-driving capability is becoming a key selling point for luxury cars, and engineers are slowly, yet steadfastly improving the technology to the point where, perhaps some time next decade, cars will be able to run around town without a person behind the wheel. Mercedes-Benz’s current...

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