Two Direct Injection biturbo V8s. A plug-in hybrid teaming a biturbo V6 and torque-rich electric motor. A pair of superlative biturbo V12s. And a new 9-speed for many of them. From ultralow emissions to ultra-high power, the S-Class engines accelerate the pace of progress, they turn fuel and air into both motion and emotion.
No matter which S-Class you choose, its suspension offers a choice of modes, adaptive damping and automatic leveling. S550 models tame the road with lightweight, quick-thinking AIRMATIC®. And the available camera-assisted MAGIC BODY CONTROL® is an industry first. It can actually see bumps ahead, and act to quell them in real time.
Rich in color and captivating in its swirled grain, polished Sunburst Myrtle wood is handcrafted by the artisans who make designo the finest expression of Mercedes-Benz craftsmanship.
Trimmed in hand-finished wood and hand-sewn in supple Nappa leather, the two-spoke steering wheel includes power tilt and telescopic adjustment. For fingertip access to some of the vehicle functions you use most often, convenient buttons adjust the audio, access your Bluetooth® phone and activate the advanced voice control. You can also scroll through the features of the illustrated multifunction display in the instrument cluster, with a "home" button further enhancing its convenience.
Engineered to be the pinnacle of mobile high-end audio, the Burmester® 3D system combines innovations in automotive audio with their legendary quality. A 1,540-watt amp combines analog and digital signals to deliver the most natural sound spectrum in any musical genre. A total of 24 speakers includes a trunk-mounted subwoofer with its own 400-watt amp, innovative ceiling-mounted surround speakers, and a pair of rotating, illuminated tweeters. Adjustments include four preset listening modes.
Further enhancing the luxury of the spacious rear-cabin, the Executive seat power-reclines to 43 degrees, and includes both a power calf rest and a power footrest. Rear-cabin controls for the right front seat allows it to be moved an additional three inches forward when unoccupied, while its seatback can be tilted forward, expanding the roominess of the rear cabin.
While the palatial S-Class cabin is overflowing with advanced technology, timeless and thoughtful attention to detail ensures that it's never overwhelming. Extensive hand-tailoring of the leather, with an abundance of precisely topstitched upholstery on virtually every surface, teams with a tantalizing array of exotic, handcrafted wood trim options and aluminum accents. The net effect envelops the occupants in a sense of time well spent, both in its craftsmanship and your enjoyment of it.
Monitors built into the front head restraints offer first-rate entertainment to the second row. Multiple input sources let passengers enjoy DVDs and video games together or independently, with two sets of wireless headsets and wireless remotes, plus a DVD player under the rear seat as well as the standard in-dash DVD/CD player. Auxiliary inputs can connect portable gaming devices, video cameras or other devices. Audio can play via the vehicle sound system or discreetly through each headset.
All new Mercedes-Benz vehicles are protected by our New Vehicle Limited Warranty, covering defects in material or workmanship for 48-months or 50,000 miles, whichever comes first. For added protection, the Mercedes-Benz Extended Limited Warranty offers continued peace of mind with prolonged coverage tailored to your needs.
Greater use of aluminum helps the body shell of the S-Class elevate its overall rigidity, occupant protection and acousting qualities while reducing weight. Along with high-strength and ultra-high-strength steel, advanced lightweight materials such as extruded and cast aluminum, diecast magnesium, metal-polymer hybrids and high-density foam in the roof pillars enhance body strength while cutting excess mass.
Roads, points of interest and even fuel stations are ever-changing. Periodic updates to your COMAND® navigation system's onboard database help it give you the most accurate guidance. COMAND navigation includes map updates at no charge for the first three years. An update takes less than an hour for your dealer to perform, so it's convenient to have it done when you bring your vehicle in for regular maintenance service. See your dealer for more details.
In darkness, Night View Assist PLUS projects invisible infrared beams and reads them with a special camera. Combined with thermal imaging, the system can display a clearer, supplemental real-time view of the road ahead in the digital instrument cluster, either full-time or automatically when danger is detected. Its advanced technology can also help identify and point out pedestrians and animals along a dark roadway, and help alert pedestrians with a flash of the LED headlamps in their direction.
A network of hundreds of LEDs and fiber-optics can create not just a soothing ambiance in the cabin, but one you can alter to suit your mood, or even create one. Seven selectable colors, adjustable brightness, and three lighting zones let the driver control the atmosphere like never before. In the front cabin, LED underlighting of the sweeping "waveform" dash and subtle backlighting of the in-dash displays elevate the cabin's finely crafted beauty while highlighting its fascinating technology.