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By Cars.com Staff
April 2, 2014
Mercedes' flagship S-Class full-size sedan seats up to five in two luxurious rows. Buyers can choose the S550, which is offered with rear- or all-wheel drive, or the all-wheel-drive S63 AMG that's powered by a 577-horsepower V-8 engine. The S-Class shares luxury-sedan real estate with competitors like the Audi A8, BMW 7 Series and Bentley Flying Spur.
New for 2014
The S-Class has been completely redesigned with new exterior styling, a revamped interior and a range of available high-tech features like a camera-based adaptive suspension and a fragrance-infused climate control system.
18-inch alloy wheels; 19- or 20-inch wheels available
Panoramic glass roof
Available body kit with revised front air dam, side sills and rear styling
Power-operated trunk lid
All-LED interior lighting
Two 12.3-inch dashboard screens
Burl walnut wood trim; black poplar and metalized ash wood trim available
Leather upholstery; premium Nappa leather available
Power-adjustable heated front seats; ventilated front seats and heated and ventilated rear seats available
Dual-zone automatic climate control; four-zone system available
Power rear sunshade
Burmester six-disc stereo with Bluetooth streaming audio, two USB ports, and SD card slot and 10 GB of music storage
In-car WiFi internet supports up to four devices at a time
Available massaging front seats
Available cabin fragrance system
Available power-adjustable outboard rear seats
Available heated steering wheel
Available heated and cooled rear cupholders
Available heated armrests and door panels
Available power sunshades for the rear side windows
Available dual-screen rear entertainment system
Under the Hood
S550 has a 449-hp, twin-turbo 4.7-liter V-8 engine
S63 AMG has a 577-hp, twin-turbo 5.5-liter V-8
Seven-speed automatic transmission
Rear- or all-wheel drive
Fuel-saving stop-start technology
Available camera-based adaptive suspension
Performance-oriented transmission, all-wheel-drive system, brakes, suspension and exhaust for S63 AMG
Nine standard airbags
Electronic stability system
Active front head restraints
Attention Assist driver-drowsiness monitoring system
Backup camera; available surround camera system
Pre-Safe system tightens the front seat belts, closes the windows and sunroof, and repositions the front passenger seat if a crash is imminent; available Pre-Safe Brake can autonomously brake the car and Pre-Safe Plus prepares passengers for a rear-impact crash
Available blind spot warning system
Available lane departure prevention
Available night vision
Available seat belt airbags for outboard rear passengers
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