2019 Mercedes-Benz S-Class

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$91,250

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2019 Mercedes-Benz S-Class
2019 Mercedes-Benz S-Class

Key specs

Base trim shown

Overview

The good:

  • Interior quality, amenities
  • Effortless power
  • Ride quality
  • Seat comfort
  • Extravagant options

The bad:

  • Pricey
  • V-12 gas mileage
  • Technology might be imposing to some

5 trims

Starting msrp listed lowest to highest price

Wondering which trim is right for you?

Our 2019 Mercedes-Benz S-Class trim comparison will help you decide.

Notable features

  • S 560e plug-in hybrid newly available
  • Sedan, coupe and convertible body styles
  • V-6, V-8 and V-12 engines offered
  • Rear- or all-wheel drive
  • Semi-autonomous driving features available
  • High-performance AMG versions available

2019 Mercedes-Benz S-Class review: Our expert's take

What Is the 2019 Mercedes-Benz S-Class?

The S-Class is the flagship passenger car of the Mercedes-Benz fleet and serves as a luxury and technological showcase for the brand. It comes in sedan, coupe and convertible body styles with a wide range of twin-turbocharged engines and rear- or all-wheel drive. S 450 models use a 362-horsepower, twin-turbo 3.0-liter V-6; the S 560 uses a 463-hp, twin-turbo 4.0-liter V-8; and the Maybach S 650 has a 621-hp, twin-turbo 6.0-liter V-12. The performance-oriented AMG S 63 has a variant of the 4.0-liter V-8 that makes 603 hp, while the AMG S 65 has a 621-hp V-12 like the S 650. The S 450, S 560 and AMG S 63 all come with a nine-speed automatic transmission, and the Maybach S 650 and AMG S 65 use a seven-speed automatic. The S-Class competes with the Audi A8, BMW 7 Series, Lexus LS and Maserati Quattroporte. Maybach versions, meanwhile, are ultraluxury models aimed at Bentley and Rolls-Royce.

What's New on the 2019 Mercedes-Benz S-Class?

A new plug-in hybrid S-Class sedan, the S 560e, is slated to arrive in mid-2019. It has an onboard 7.2-kilowatt charger for faster charging.

What Features in the 2019 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Are Most Important?

As Mercedes' technological showcase, the S-Class offers several advanced driver assistance and semi-autonomous driving features. Among them are adaptive cruise control with stop-and-go capability, steering assist, automatic emergency braking with pedestrian detection, blind spot monitoring and a 360-degree camera system. The systems can help steer the car and change lanes (when the turn signal is activated), slow the car when heading into turns and provide automatic braking, among other tasks. An Energizing Comfort feature works with the climate control, in-cabin fragrance system, audio system and available massaging front seats to coddle occupants through muscle relaxation and other physical and ambient features designed to make them feel better. Available Magic Body Control uses cameras to detect the road ahead and adjust the suspension in milliseconds to maintain a smooth ride.

Should I Buy the 2019 Mercedes-Benz S-Class?

The S-Class historically has represented the best Mercedes has to offer in luxury, convenience, technology and safety, so this is the place to go for the brand's latest and greatest. There is plenty to like in the S-Class line, but there is so much to digest that a three-year lease might expire before you've mastered it all.

Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 5.0
  • Interior design 4.8
  • Performance 4.4
  • Value for the money 4.4
  • Exterior styling 4.7
  • Reliability 4.3

Most recent consumer reviews

5.0

Most reliable car I ever owned

The car ride is phenomenal and easy to drive. It is so easy to maneuver. I would buy Model S again. I ll buy again.

5.0

Best Mercedes that I have iwned

This car met all my needs. It is stylish, comfortable and performs well on the road and in the city. I feel very safe in this vehicle.

2.9

Worst AI technology car Mercedes has attempted

Not my first S560. I had a very good 2017 S550 and wanted to of course trade for the newer 2019 S560 4matic. From first day, so many technology problems, and two different dealers didn’t have a clue how to fix. Mercedes wouldn’t back me up, left me hanging with an unreliable car, I traded it 6 mos later. I paid - Roadside refused to cover - sending car to a third, much larger dealership. They had NO problem diagnosing and fixing the car. The original dealer didn’t set up the car properly! This is a car that requires very intricate technology support. It’s not for rural use, which is odd Mercedes would design the car dependent on other nearby Mercedes for functions. This is considered a Tier2 AI (autonomous) feature car. Mercedes isn’t ready to manage such a huge area, and certainly should back up drivers who have problems. Unless you buy at a huge dealer. Smaller doesn’t have experience and can’t recreate nor resolve the issues. I consider technology features no different than door locks, auto sensing wipers, or the Distronic... or any other electric feature. But their mindset doesn’t back that up. It’s a shame to pay $130k and the features that set it apart, are most likely to fail, and Mercedes won’t treat you serious.

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Warranty

New car and Certified Pre-Owned programs by Mercedes-Benz
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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