When it comes to refinement, luxury and technology, the full-size 2018 Mercedes-Benz S-Class is a step above the rest. While there might be plenty of fresher models in the market, they are in no way a threat to its establishment as a luxury sedan. It is expected to be released in the market come May 2018.
Unparalleled blend of technology and luxury, brisk acceleration, opulent cabin, incredible comfort and safety and entertainment feature galore, are some of the items the S-Class is expected to showcase best once made available.
For almost five decades now, the S-Class has won the hearts of many by offering what many love – luxury and performance. It has been able to set the benchmark and automotive excellence for the rest of the market and continues to do so with its intricate modern designs and innovation. Many could argue that ever since its founder Karl Benz invented the car, Mercedes has been the only leading car.
Flash forward to today and still you get a car that is still the embodiment of success. Folks, we are talking of a car that can essentially drive itself in stop-and-go traffic while automatically adjusting the suspension to counteract bumps while ensuring it gives you a relaxed stone massage.
With the E-Class, you have to choose between four interior fragrances, four enormous display screens, six models, 24-speakers, and 12 music sources. Furthermore, the engines give you a power output that ranges between 436 horsepower to a whopping 621 hp.
If the list of its abilities could be converted into a video documentary, we’d assure you it could be the best and the longest you’d ever seen. It is almost impossible nowadays to talk about a car without mentioning its rivals. As such, we have to search far and wide to provide our readers with some of the closet alternatives they can check out before finally committing to one.
Available Trims – Mercedes-Benz S-Class
The new 2018 Mercedes-Benz S-Class is offered in both coupe and sedan form. Each body styles is further offered with this trims: coupe – S550, AMG S65, and sedan – S600 and S550. The Maybatch model is separately reviewed.
Interior Review & 2018 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Exterior Pictures
The S550 models come standard with automatic climate control (dual-zone), adjustable air suspension system, keyless entry and ignition, all LED lighting (automatic high-beam control, and adaptive headlamps), cruise control, automatic wipers, 12-way power front seats, a power rear sunshade and lid, leather seat upholstery, a panoramic sunroof, auto-dimming mirrors, and “MB-Tex” simulated leather interior trim.
Standard electronics include a navigation system, a 13-speaker Burmester premium sound system, a rearview camera, a 12.3” entertainment screen, two USB ports, 10GB of digital music storage, an iPod/media player interface, Mercedes telematics, Bluetooth audio and phone connectivity, and satellite and HD radio.
The coupe differs with an automated parallel parking system, front and rear parking sensors, 19” wheels, and upgraded leather upholstery. The sedan comes with different 18” wheels.
The sedan and coupe Premium package bundles rear window sunshade, rear parking sensors, additional adjustments, multicontour front seats, hands-free trunk opening, automated parallel parking system, surround-view parking camera, a heads-up display, and active multicontour front seats.
The S63 AMG gets all of the above plus more aggressively bolstered seats, 20” wheels, different engine and transmission system, aggressive styling differences, sport-tuned suspension components, and a different engine.
Available options for both the S63 AMG and S600 trims include a heads-up display, a heated windshield, full-length center console, airplane-style fold-out tray tables, and a refrigerated rear center console. Others include carbon ceramic brakes, leather colors and trim, and special “designo” paint.
2018 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Engine Specs
All the Benz S550 models come fitted with a 4.7L turbocharged V8 engine rated at 449 horsepower and 516 lbs. ft. of torque. The power is routed to the sedan-standard rear wheel drive or the optional 4Matic AWD system via the seven-speed automatic transmission system.
4.7 seconds is the time you require to hit 60 mph with the 4Matic model. EPA projects the fuel economy to stand at 17/26/20 mpg in the city/highway/combined with the sedan.
The S600 offers a 6.0L turbocharged V12 able to crank out 523 horsepower and 612 lbs. ft. of torque. According to Mercedes, this model should be able to zoom 0-60 mph in just 4.5 seconds.
Opting for the AMG S63 gets you a 5.5L V8 turbocharged engine good for 577 horsepower and 664 lbs. ft. of torque. Its EPA fuel economy ratings for both models stands at 15/23/18 mpg.
Finally, picking the S65 gets you the mother of all Mercedes powerplants. With this model you get a 6.0L turbocharged V12 engine. The output – a whopping 621 horsepower and 738 lbs. ft. of torque gets routed to the rear wheels via the AMG seven-speed transmission system.
2018 Mercedes-Benz S-Convertible price & Release Date
Its release date although controversial at the moment as the details available are scanty should be expected in May next year. As for the window sticker, the sedan will cost you a base MSRP of $95,650, the S65 AMG – $224,650, the AMG 4Matic – $143,250, the coupe – $121,550, and the Hybrid – $95,650. The Cabriolet price tag is still unavailable at the moment but will be updated soon.