Mercedes-Benz S Class News

  • 2016 Mercedes-Benz S550e Plug-In Hybrid

    Buyers shopping for a 2016 Mercedes-Benz S550 might get sticker shock upon learning exactly how much upgrading to the S550e plug-in hybrid variant will cost... because it won't cost a dime. Opening bids for either the gasoline or gasoline-electric hybrid version of the uber-lux sedan will begin at $95,325, including destination. It's a surprising move from the German giant, which recently announced that prices for its M-Class-replacing GLE jump by as much as $3,000. To find a Mercedes-Benz where the green credentials didn't come with a premium, you have to go back to the S400 Hybrid, which...

  • 2016 Mercedes-Maybach S-Class, 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show
    Mercedes-Maybach S600 Monthly Sales In China Almost Top Worldwide Annual Figure For Standalone Maybach

    Mercedes-Benz is selling about 500 examples of its new Mercedes-Maybach S600 luxury sedan in China every month, which is remarkable considering sales of the previous standalone Maybach models only reached about 600 units worldwide during the better years. The numbers had dropped to between 200 and...

  • Brabus 850 6.0 Biturbo Coupe
    Brabus To Unleash 850-HP Mercedes-Benz S63 AMG At 2015 Geneva Motor Show

    While anyone with eyes has to question the taste of the interior, the new Brabus 850 6.0 Biturbo Coupe has a whole lot going for it—under the hood and elsewhere. With an upgraded take on the 5.5-liter twin-turbo V-8 found in the standard S63 AMG Coupe (where it makes 577 horsepower and 664...

  • 2016 Mercedes-Maybach S600 Pullman, 2015 Geneva Motor Show
    Mercedes-Maybach Pullman debuts at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show

    Fifty years is an important mark in the life of anyone—or anything—and for the legendary Mercedes-Benz 600, that half-century line is celebrated in the new Mercedes-Maybach Pullman, which carries on its storied tradition of grandiose transportation. The second of the Mercedes-Maybach...

  • 1972 Mercedes-Benz 300 SEL 6.3 on Jay Leno's Garage
    Jay Leno's 1972 Mercedes-Benz 300 SEL 6.3: Fans' Choice

    You can't accuse Jay Leno of being distant from his fans. They helped him recently decide what to do with one of his many restoration projects, which is the subject of the newest Jay Leno's Garage video. MUST SEE: Valet Fired After Posting ‘Review’ Of Customer’s BMW M4 On YouTube...

  • 2016 Mercedes-Maybach S-Class
    2016 Mercedes-Maybach S600 first drive review

    DATELINE--Santa Barbara. I may be drifting off to sleep on a sueded pillow of dreams, but it doesn't stop me from thinking of all the vehicles I've been driven in. It's mostly not illustrious. Prom limos. Airport shuttles. White Ford Crown Victorias with pretty red and blue lights. ALSO SEE...

  • 2016 Mercedes-Maybach S-Class

    If you happen to find Mercedes-Benz’s fullsize S-Class lacking in space, you’ll be happy to note the German automaker is launching even bigger versions of the car. These will be launched under the recently revived Maybach label, now Mercedes-Maybach due to its sub-brand status, and first up is the 2016 Mercedes-Maybach S600 that goes on sale in April, 2015. The car, whose wheelbase is 8.1 inches longer than that of the regular S-Class, will wear a price tag of $190,275, including a $925 destination charge. That pricing just undercuts the $200k starting price of Bentley’s...

  • 2016 Mercedes-Maybach S600 Pullman spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    2016 Mercedes-Maybach S600 Pullman Spy Shots (With Interior)

    Mercedes-Benz is working on an extra, extra-long version of its S-Class sedan that’s expected to revive the Pullman name and have a price tag more than double that of the Rolls-Royce Phantom in some guises. A prototype version has been spotted again, revealing many of the car’s details...

  • Mansory Mercedes-Benz S-Class
    Mansory Just Made Its First Good Car: A 1,000-HP Mercedes-Benz S-Class

    I have little to no love for any products that automotive customizer Mansory has put out over its history. The styling is typically far too in-your-face in the worst way, turning exotic, luxury, or high-performance machines into rolling bits of poorly planned pop art. The saying "It's not my cup of...

  • 2016 Mercedes-Maybach S-Class, 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show
    2016 Mercedes-Maybach S-Class Video

    It could be the finest luxury sedan in the world—if our drives in the new S-Class are any clue. Yes, the Maybach nameplate is back, and this time, it’s the badge applied to what is now the ultimate S-Class. Like Mercedes-AMG, Mercedes-Maybach is now a sub-brand of Mercedes-Benz. Maybach...

  • 2016 Mercedes-Maybach S-Class, 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show
    2016 Mercedes-Maybach S-Class Debuts At 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show

    Mercedes-Benz recently confirmed one of the year’s worst-kept secrets: That its Maybach brand is making a return as a new “Mercedes-Maybach” sub-brand specializing in ultra-luxury, similar to how the existing Mercedes-AMG sub-brand specializes in performance. Now, the first...

  • Teaser for new Mercedes-Maybach S-Class
    Mercedes-Benz Confirms Return Of Maybach As New Ultra-Luxury Sub-Brand

    Mercedes-Benz has finally confirmed one of the year’s worst-kept secrets: That its Maybach brand is making a return as a new “Mercedes-Maybach” sub-brand specializing in ultra-luxury, similar to how the existing Mercedes-AMG sub-brand specializes in performance. Along with the...

  • 2015 Mercedes-Benz S63 AMG Coupe

    If you’re in the market for a car that can, quite literally, rule the world, you should definitely be looking at the 2015 Mercedes-Benz S63 AMG. Whether it’s a Bentley or a Rolls-Royce or a BMW or an Audi you’re comparing it to, the S63 AMG has the chops—both luxury and performance—to take on all comers. It’s a remarkable car, and it’s a nominee for Motor Authority’s Best Car To Buy 2015 award. Even before we get to the tug-of-gravity powerplant under the hood, there’s a lot to love about the S63 AMG, whether in coupe or sedan form. The...

  • Jay Leno's Garage 1972 Mercedes-Benz 600 Kompressor screencap
    Jay Leno Plays Dictator In His 1972 Mercedes-Benz 600: Video

    If there's one thing Jay Leno's Garage is good for, it's variety. For a recent installment of the web series, the former Tonight Show host traded the high-tech supercars and esoteric steam-powered vehicles for something a little more Teutonic. DON'T MISS: DynaSpike Aims To Making Ending Car Chases...

  • 2014 Mercedes-Benz S Class, live photos from unveiling in Hamburg
    Mercedes-Benz Sells Over 100,000 S-Classes In A Single Year

    Mercedes-Benz’s latest S-Class, the W222, has been with us for just over a year and already it's managed to rack up more than 100,000 sales worldwide. This is the best rate of sales for any S-Class generation in its first full year on the market, and with new S-Class variants coming like the...

  • 2015 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Coupe
    2015 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Coupe Priced From $120,825

    Mercedes-Benz announced pricing for the 2015 S-Class Coupe, a more stylish companion to the high-tech S-Class sedan. Replacing the CL-Class, the 2015 S-Class Coupe will start at $120,825, including destination. That buys an S550 4Matic model, with a 4.7-liter twin-turbocharged V-8 engine producing...

  • 2016 Mercedes-Benz S550e Plug-In Hybrid
    2016 Mercedes-Benz S550e Plug-In Hybrid first drive review

    The Mercedes-Benz S-Class has long been an automotive icon, one of the best cars in the world--and for more than 50 years, the vehicle of choice for prosperous German businessmen. Against it, the BMW 7-Series and the Audi A8 still seem like pretenders. In Manhattan or Tokyo or Rio or Dubai, the...

  • 2014 Mercedes-Benz S Class, live photos from unveiling in Hamburg
    Mercedes S-Class Designer Hints At Future Interior Tech, Including Gesture Control

    The current-generation Mercedes-Benz S-Class already set new standards for interior comfort and technology when it debuted in 2013, but the next car, due in 2018, will take things another step forward. Speaking to Auto Express, Mercedes’ chief interior designer Jan Kaul said that the brand...

  • 2015 Mercedes-Benz S500 Plug-In Hybrid

    You might think there's not much similarity between a Grand Prix race car and a luxury Mercedes sedan. And... well, you'd be right. The F1 car is hugely faster, single-minded, needs hundreds of people to maintain it on a weekly basis and is utterly useless at picking up the groceries. The S-Class is comfortable, will last for hundreds of thousands of miles, is comparatively frugal and while grocery-getting is a bit beneath it, it's certainly not out of the question. ALSO SEE: 2016 Acura NSX Burns To The Ground During 'Ring Testing Mercedes, though, would like you to believe there's more than...

  • Smart Fortwo vs Mercedes-Benz S-Class crash test
    Smart Fortwo Vs. Mercedes-Benz S-Class: Crash Test Video

    Daimler's Smart brand has faced many challenges in the past, but overcoming common perception is probably toughest of all. So used to huge SUVs and pickups are many customers, that they refuse to believe anything as small as the Smart Fortwo can be safe. MUST SEE: Lamborghini Veneno Roadster...

  • 2015 Mercedes-Benz S65 AMG Coupe
    2015 Mercedes-Benz S65 AMG Coupe Revealed

    Mercedes-Benz’s S63 AMG Coupe certainly isn’t lacking in the power department, but the German automaker knows that some of its customers will always seek more. That’s why we have the all-new 2015 Mercedes-Benz S65 AMG Coupe, a luxury grand tourer with a big V-12 heart. That V-12...

  • 2015 Mercedes-Benz S500 Plug-In Hybrid
    Mercedes-Benz S500 Plug-In Hybrid Beats Original Acceleration, Range Estimates

    It goes without saying that cars are expected to match the performance estimates their manufacturers quote, but it's always nice when one exceeds them. It turns out that the 2015 Mercedes-Benz S500 Plug-In Hybrid is a little quicker and a little more efficient than Mercedes originally said. The...

  • Mercedes-Maybach S-Class spy shots
    2015 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Maybach Spy Video

    Mercedes-Benz is working on a stretched version of its S-Class sedan, a prototype for which is featured in our exclusive spy video. Up to six different S-Class variants will eventually be launched, including this S-Class Maybach, which we’re expecting to be revealed later this year, as a 2015...

  • 2009 Mercedes-Benz S600 Pullman
    Brabus To Build New Mercedes-Benz S-Class Pullman?

    Mercedes-Benz is working on an extra, extra-long version of its S-Class sedan that will revive the Pullman name and have a price tag that’s more than double that of the Rolls-Royce Phantom. Like previous-generations Mercedes Pullmans, the new one will likely come exclusively in S600 trim and...

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