2016 Mercedes-Benz S-Class

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$95,650

starting MSRP

Key specs

Base trim shown

Sedan

Body style

26
Combined MPGe Combined MPGe

Miles per gallon-equivalent is how the EPA provides efficiency ratings for battery-electric vehicles in a way that can be used in comparison with gasoline-powered vehicles. Actual mileage will vary depending on driving conditions, driving habits, elevation changes, weather, accessory usage (lights, climate control), vehicle condition and other factors.

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14 mi.
EPA-est. range EPA-est. range

EPA-estimated range is the distance, or predicted distance, a new plug-in vehicle will travel on electric power before its battery charge is exhausted. Actual range will vary depending on driving conditions, driving habits, elevation changes, weather, accessory usage (lights, climate control), vehicle condition and other factors.

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1-2 hrs.
Level 2 charging Level 2 charging

Charge time estimates are based on using a 240-volt charging circuit charging from empty to 100% battery capacity. Level 2 is the fastest way to charge at home, though charging times can vary and are dependent on factors such as the capabilities of the charging circuit, charging equipment and the vehicle’s onboard charger. Level 2 charging time provided by Chrome Data, a JD Power company.

8 kWh
Battery capacity Battery capacity

Battery capacity is measured in kilowatt-hours, which is a measure of how much energy is used over time. A 70-kWh battery has more energy capacity than a 50-kWh battery and would result in a longer driving range if all other factors were equal. But more battery capacity doesn’t always mean longer range because of differences in energy consumption from vehicle to vehicle. Battery capacity provided by Chrome Data, a JD Power company.

4

Seating capacity

197.9” x 55.8”

Dimensions

Rear-wheel drive

Drivetrain

Overview

The good:

  • Effortless power
  • Ride quality
  • Seat comfort
  • Extravagant options
  • Semiautonomous drivability

The bad:

  • Some multimedia glitches
  • Pricing with options
  • Handling with base suspension
  • Backseat sits a bit low to the floor
  • Imposing array of multimedia menus

4 trims

Starting msrp listed lowest to highest price

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Our 2016 Mercedes-Benz S-Class trim comparison will help you decide.

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Notable features

  • New S550e plug-in hybrid available
  • Sedan and coupe body styles
  • Rear- or all-wheel drive
  • Semiautonomous driving features available
  • Camera-based adaptive suspension available
  • Heated armrests, massaging seats available

Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.9
  • Interior 5.0
  • Performance 4.9
  • Value 4.4
  • Exterior 4.9
  • Reliability 4.8
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Most recent consumer reviews

5.0

Poetry in motion.

This car should be classified as an “exotic”. The S550 Coupe is by far the best vehicle I’ve ever owned. Well, our 2008 S63 AMG was a monster, but very heavy. The ride is harsher than expected over rough roads, but it isn’t close to a deal killer. The interior is perfect, but the controls were clunky at first….until you get used to it.

5.0

Best luxury car ever!

Hands down the finest automobile I have ever owned. Makes driving very enjoyable! Best ride and holds the road like no other. All wheel drive takes the pressure off winter driving. If you want a smooth ride, unbelievable acceleration and comfort then you should buy this car!

4.0

Marin Mercedes’ Dealer in San Rafael, Ca

Car will not go in gear,had the towed to Mercedes’ dealer 4 times , after $ 4000,00 spent the car is still not going in gear? HELP!!!

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Warranty

New car and Certified Pre-Owned programs by Mercedes-Benz
New car program benefits
Bumper-to-bumper
48 months/50,000 miles
Corrosion
48 months/50,000 miles
Powertrain
48 months/50,000 miles
Roadside assistance
48 months/50,000 miles
Certified Pre-Owned program benefits
Maximum age/mileage
6 years old or less/less than 75,000 miles
Basic warranty terms
1 year/unlimited miles
Powertrain
1 year/unlimited miles
Dealer certification required
164-point inspection
Roadside assistance
Yes
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