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Excellent styling and comfort! Performs very nicely on the road. Great rumble from the 500 HP engine!
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18 combined mpgSee how it ranks
197.9" length, 55.8" height
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Wondering which trim is right for you?
Our 2016 Mercedes-Benz AMG S trim comparison will help you decide.
Mercedes offers performance-oriented AMG versions of the S-Class sedan and coupe. Both body styles are available as the S63 4Matic with all-wheel drive and as the S65 with rear-wheel drive.
Here’s info on the regular S-Class:
Mercedes’ flagship S-Class comes as a sedan and a coupe that seat up to five people. It’s available with rear- or all-wheel drive, a turbocharged V-8 or V-12 gas engine, and as a plug-in hybrid with a V-6 engine. Mercedes also offers high-performance AMG versions of the car.
The S-Class shares luxury-sedan real estate with models like the Audi A8, BMW 7 Series and Bentley Flying Spur. In addition, Mercedes has revived the Maybach name for an ultraluxury sedan — the Mercedes-Maybach S600 — that is based on the S-Class and covered separately in the Cars.com Research section.
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New for 2016
The sedan gains standard near-field communication that enables wirelessly linking a smartphone to the multimedia system. The Driver Assistance Package now includes Speed Limit Assist, which keeps vehicle speed within posted limits. Swarovski crystal headlights are available for the S-Class coupe.
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The S550e is a plug-in hybrid that went on sale in spring 2015 in California and in the fall was scheduled to expand to other states that use California’s emissions regulations. It has a turbocharged 3.0-liter gas V-6, a seven-speed automatic transmission and an electric motor powered by a lithium-ion battery pack that provides up to 18 miles of electric-only range. The electric motor also supplements the gas engine during acceleration.
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