CARS.COM — As the auto world shifts to SUVs, it’s easy to forget the pleasure unique to a big, powerful luxury car. But not when you’re at the wheel of a deliciously decadent 2018 Mercedes-Benz S-Class sedan.
The 2018 is a mid-cycle refresh of the redesigned 2014 S-Class with design tweaks and incremental improvements to its impressive array of technology — plus, most importantly, four new or updated engines. Mercedes calculates 1,600 new parts in the 2018, with the new engines counting as just one part. But the whole is greater than the sum of those parts, and the S-Class sedan, in all its variations, remains a statement as much as a car. Buyers don’t just want to arrive, they want to say they’ve arrived.