11.15.16 - Mercedes-Benz S-Class

2017 Mercedes-Benz S-Class: The Luxury Leader

In Mercedes by Rocco Penn

The luxury car world has been led by many vehicles over the years, but none have been quite as consistent at the Mercedes-Benz S-Class. This is a car that has been driven by CEOs, heads of state, or those who want to feel what it’s like to have that most impressive luxury car on the market as their very own. Of course, for most of these dignitary types this car has been driven by someone else so they could enjoy the ride and relax in the lap of luxury that is the S-Class sedan.

Whether you’re going to hire a driver for your S-Class or you want one to be able to enjoy the ride from behind the wheel yourself, you will certainly spend a lot of money for this amazing luxury flagship, but it’s certainly worth the cost of admission to this show. The S-class offers you a sedan, coupe and a drop top Cabriolet model to give you a selection of bodies to choose from. In addition to this new Cabriolet for 2017, the sedan receive a new nine-speed automatic transmission, new 18-inch wheels that are standard, a few new color combinations and the new Magic Sky Control panoramic glass roof.

When you have a vehicle that’s this impressive the luxury that you enjoy has to come with a lot of comfort items. The Magic Body Control + Road Surface Scan fit the bill of being a comfort item. This feature scans the road ahead and interprets the bumps to adjust the suspension of the car for the smoothest ride possible. Another great comfort item is the hot stone setting on the multi-contour massaging seats that make it easy for you to feel more relaxed in this car. You can even enjoy the aromatherapy that comes out of the glove box fragrance atomizer for you to have a serene and relaxing place to be on the road.

The S-Class has a wide variety of engines for you to choose from and this may be one of the most important parts of the decision for you. There’s no doubt when you see the amazing features that you can have all the comfort you want and certainly this car is as close to being able to drive itself as you can get, but the power is the part that you will have to think about and make the right decision on.

All the V8 engines that aren’t AMG versions use a nine-speed automatic transmission while the AMG models use a seven-speed automatic. The base engine for this vehicle is a 4.7-liter twin turbocharged V8 that provides you with 449 horsepower and 516 lb.-ft. of torque. This is the engine found in the S550 models. The lone electric assisted model, the S550e, uses a 3.0-liter biturbo V6 with electric assist to bring in 436 horsepower and 470 lb.-ft. of toque while giving you 26 mpg to average in this large luxury car.

Next we see a huge bump in power and engine size with the 6.0-liter twin turbocharged V12 that pushes a full 523 horsepower and 612 lb.-ft. of torque for the S600 model. The first AMG model shows up as the S63 and is powered by a 5.5-liter twin turbocharged V8 to give you 577 horsepower and 664 lb.-ft. of torque. Finally, the AMG S65 uses a 6.0-liter twin turbocharged V12 that has been tuned up to 621 horsepower and 738 lb.-ft. of torque. This power is enough to have the towing capacity that would be more than most pickup trucks, but you wouldn’t want to tow anything with your high powered S-Class sedan.

Have you reached the pinnacle of your success and know that you want to drive the very best vehicle that money can buy? If so, it’s time for you to step inside the S-Class from Mercedes-Benz and see what this car can be for you to enjoy. This is the perfect place for you to close the big deal, head out to the golf course with your foursome, take your partner out for a date or have a great place for the whole family to ride. Let this be your choice for great driving and be the vehicle you show off to your family and friends who want to celebrate your success with you.