The all-wheel-drive S 560 4MATIC continually sends torque to the wheels that can use it best. Lightweight, nimble and efficient, 4MATIC® enhances handling on wet or dry roads, for a supreme sensation of confidence in any season.
A pair of turbos nests inside the "V" of the engine, to send their compressed charge from each turbo to its bank of cylinders via an extremely short path, with near-zero pressure loss or turbo lag. Large, twin-scroll turbos further boost performance and responsiveness, with parallel flow and dual exhaust ducts to optimize cylinder charging and scavenging. The setup is also highly efficient, with liquid-cooled intercoolers and close-mounted catalysts that reach peak efficiency in seconds.
In any season, on any road, 4MATIC® all-wheel drive adds to your confidence and control. Always engaged and optimizing torque to every wheel, 4MATIC integrates with ESP®, our standard Electronic Stability Program, for maximum effectiveness in corners and slippery conditions. It also incorporates our 4-wheel Electronic Traction System (4-ETS®), which monitors for the first sign of wheel slip and responds to ensure torque is sent to the wheels with the best grip, even if that's only one wheel.
Advanced electromechanical power steering delivers quicker response in corners, easier maneuvering at low speeds, along with precise on-center feel and straight-line stability.
The Mercedes-Maybach cabin is overflowing with advanced technology. Yet timeless and thoughtful attention to detail ensures that it's never overwhelming. Nappa leather is hand-tailored and artfully topstitched to virtually every surface, even the ceiling. Exotic, handcrafted wood trim options are set off by crisp aluminum accents. Hours are devoted to ensconce you in a sense of timeless craftsmanship, and an undeniable feeling of time well spent.
Heating elements beneath the Nappa leather trim of the steering wheel rapidly take the chill out of your hands on a cold morning. After a few minutes, the heating level is automatically reduced to maintain lasting comfort.
4-way power reclining outboard seats let rear passengers ride in first-class comfort. In addition to power cushion angle adjustment, the seatbacks recline up to 43 degrees without reducing legroom. Each seat also includes a memory system and power calf rest. The right seat adds a power footrest, plus rear-cabin controls for the right-front seat. This feature lets you expand your legroom by moving the unoccupied front seat forward by an additional three inches, and tilting its seatback.
The Cockpit Management and Data (COMAND®) system offers intuitive access to a world of entertainment, navigation and convenience. The central controller falls naturally to hand, teaming an intuitive touchpad with a rotary knob and one-touch keys for major functions. The touchpad responds to a variety of finger motions, including swipe, pinch and even handwriting. Carousel-style on-screen menus mimic the movement of the rotary knob, making adjustment of the car's abundant features logical and easy.
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.
Radar-based technology can alert you if you're approaching a vehicle ahead, or even some stationary objects, at a speed and distance that suggest a collision is likely. As soon as you start to brake, it can automatically provide an appropriate level of braking to help prevent a collision or reduce its severity. If you fail to respond, it can also initiate braking automatically at a range of driving speeds. The system can also detect and react to crossing pedestrians at typical city speeds.
Every GLA uses radar to help spot hazards in your path, alert you, and even start braking to help reduce collisions. It can alert you if you seem to be getting drowsy behind the wheel. And a rearview camera makes backing up easier.
Active Steering Assist can be engaged whenever you're using DISTRONIC adaptive cruise control. Using cameras and other sensors to detect lane markings, guardrails and other vehicles, Active Steering Assist helps the driver keep the vehicle centered in its lane while cruising, even in gentle curves. When lane markings aren't visible, it can even follow the vehicle ahead.
Adaptive Highbeam Assist uses continuous input from a camera to automatically vary the range of your headlamps, based on the distance to oncoming vehicles and to those ahead of you. It's engineered to maximize road illumination without creating glare for other drivers.