2016 Mercedes-Benz S-Class

2016 Mercedes-Benz S-Class

2016 Mercedes-Benz S-Class


Vehicle Highlights

  • Fuel Economy: 13 mpg City, 20 mpg Hwy
  • Engine: 6.0 L Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-12, 621 HP
  • Transmission: Automatic
  • Drive Train: Rear Wheel Drive
  • Passengers: 4
  • Doors: 2

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What You Will Like

With a base price of over $90,000 -- and prices that can range to near double that for a well-equipped S65 AMG, the 2016 Mercedes-Benz S-Class lineup isn't cheap. That's always been beside the point, though; the S-Class continues to showcase the leading edge of automotive technology -- including some world firsts for active safety -- and in ride comfort and interior ambiance.

With Mercedes-Benz's PRE-SAFE technologies, owners get some of the most sophisticated accident-avoidance systems in the world. The Mercedes-Benz S-Class is also the first regular-production car to move entirely to LEDs for lighting -- with the entire car now using more than 400 LEDs, including up to 56 for the headlamps.

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What's New For 2016

Following last year's introduction of the S-Class coupe, the 2016 S-Class adds a new model to the lineup in the form of a cabriolet -- the marquee's first open-top flagship 4-seater since 1971. The S550 Cabriolet is powered by a 449-horsepower V8 and is fitted with AIRMATIC semi-active air suspension. The car utilizes about 60 percent of the coupe's body components while benefitting from an aluminum rear floor. Pyrotechnically activated roll bars extend to protect occupants in the event of a rollover.


  • Basic Warranty: 4 Years / 50,000 Miles
  • Drivetrain Warranty: 4 Years / 50,000 Miles
  • Roadside Assistance: 4 Years / 50,000 Miles

A vehicle's warranty can significant impact your maintenance costs after you drive off the dealer's lot, and it's important to understand the different parts. Typically, a new car warranty includes a Basic warranty, which covers everything except the wear items such as brakes and tires; and a Drivetrain warranty, that covers all the parts that make the car move, such as the engine and transmission

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Specifications for 2016 Mercedes-Benz S-Class

Standard Equipment

  • Safety Options
    • Electronic Stability Control (ESC)
    • ABS And Driveline Traction Control
    • Side Impact Beams
    • Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Seat-Mounted Side Airbags
    • Active Blind Spot Assist Blind Spot Sensor
    • Active Lane Keeping Assist Lane Keeping Assist
    • Active Lane Keeping Assist Lane Departure Warning
    • Night View Assist PLUS Night Vision
    • Emergency S.O.S
    • Parktronic w/Active Parking Assist Automated Parking Sensors
    • PRE-SAFE Brake Forward Collision
    • Tire Specific Low Tire Pressure Warning
    • Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Front Airbags
    • Curtain 1st And 2nd Row Airbags
    • Airbag Occupancy Sensor
    • First Aid Kit
    • Driver And Passenger Knee Airbag and Rear Side-Impact Airbag
    • Restricted Driving Mode
    • Childseat Sensor
    • Outboard Front Lap And Shoulder Safety Belts -inc: Pretensioners
    • Back-Up Camera
    • Front Camera
    • Left Side Camera
    • Right Side Camera
  • Entertainment Features
    • Real-Time Traffic Display
    • 2 LCD Monitors In The Front
    • Bluetooth Wireless Phone Connectivity
    • Turn-By-Turn Navigation Directions
    • 1540w Premium Amplifier
    • Window Grid Diversity Antenna
    • Wireless Streaming
    • Audio Theft Deterrent
    • Automatic Equalizer
    • 24 Speakers
    • Radio w/Seek-Scan, In-Dash Mounted 6-Disc CD, Clock, Speed Compensated Volume Control, Aux Audio Input Jack, Steering Wheel Controls, Voice Activation, Radio Data System, Weatherband, DVD-Audio and 10 Gb Music Register Internal Memory
    • Radio: COMAND System w/AM/FM/GPS Navigation -inc: iPod/MP3 media interface, Burmester surround sound system and SIRIUS XM satellite radio
  • Exterior Features
    • Wheels: 20" AMG Multi-Spoke Polished Forged
    • Tires: 20"
    • Spare Tire Mobility Kit
    • Clearcoat Paint
    • Glass 1st And 2nd Row Sunroof w/Power Sunshade
    • Body-Colored Rear Bumper
    • Body-Colored Front Bumper w/Chrome Bumper Insert
    • Chrome Bodyside Insert
    • Chrome Side Windows Trim and Black Front Windshield Trim
    • Body-Colored Door Handles
    • Body-Colored Power Heated Auto Dimming Side Mirrors w/Power Folding and Turn Signal Indicator
    • Fixed Rear Window w/Defroster and Power Blind
    • Light Tinted Glass
    • Rain Detecting Variable Intermittent Wipers w/Heated Reservoir
    • Aluminum Panels
    • Chrome Grille
    • Front License Plate Bracket
    • Power Open And Close Trunk Rear Cargo Access
    • Cornering Lights
    • Perimeter/Approach Lights
    • LED Brakelights
    • Programmable Projector Beam Led Low/High Beam Daytime Running Directionally Adaptive Auto High-Beam Headlamps w/Delay-Off
    • Door Auto-Latch
    • Laminated Glass
  • Interior Features
    • Delayed Accessory Power
    • Power Door Locks w/Autolock Feature
    • Systems Monitor
    • Head-Up Display
    • Redundant Digital Speedometer
    • Trip Computer
    • Outside Temp Gauge
    • Digital/Analog Display
    • Front Center Armrest and Rear Center Armrest w/Storage
    • 2 Seatback Storage Pockets
    • Power Anti-Whiplash w/Tilt Front Head Restraints and Power Adjustable Rear Head Restraints
    • Perimeter Alarm
    • Engine Immobilizer
    • 3 12V DC Power Outlets and 1 AC Power Outlet
    • Air Filtration
    • HVAC -inc: Underseat Ducts, Headliner/Pillar Ducts and Console Ducts
    • Heated Power Front Seats w/Memory
    • Ventilated Front Seats
    • Adaptive Bucket Front Seats w/Leatherette Back Material
    • Bucket Front Facing Heated Rear Seat
    • Includes Manual Rear Seat EASY ENTRY
    • Power Tilt/Telescoping Steering Column
    • Gauges -inc: Speedometer, Odometer, Engine Coolant Temp, Tachometer, Trip Odometer and Trip Computer
    • Power Rear Windows
    • Mobile Hotspot Internet Access
    • 4 Person Seating Capacity
    • Sport Heated Leather Steering Wheel w/Auto Tilt-Away
    • Front Cupholder
    • Rear Cupholder
    • Front And Rear Cigar Lighter(s)
    • Ashtray
    • 3 12V DC Power Outlets
    • Compass
    • Power 1st Row Windows w/Front And Rear 1-Touch Up/Down
    • Instrument Panel Covered Bin, Interior Concealed Storage, Driver And Passenger Door Bins
    • Smart Device Integration
    • Tracker System
    • FOB Controls -inc: Trunk/Hatch/Tailgate, Windows and Sunroof/Convertible Roof
    • Memory Settings -inc: Door Mirrors, Steering Wheel, Head Restraints and HVAC
    • Cargo Space Lights
    • Cargo Features -inc: Spare Tire Mobility Kit
    • Cargo Area Concealed Storage
    • Trunk/Hatch Auto-Latch
    • Carpet Floor Trim and Carpet Trunk Lid/Rear Cargo Door Trim
    • Full Carpet Floor Covering -inc: Carpet Front And Rear Floor Mats
    • Fade-To-Off Interior Lighting
    • Front And Rear Map Lights
    • Full Floor Console w/Covered Storage, Mini Overhead Console, Rear Console w/Storage, 3 12V DC Power Outlets and 1 AC Power Outlet
    • Driver And Passenger Visor Vanity Mirrors w/Driver And Passenger Illumination
    • Day-Night Auto-Dimming Rearview Mirror
    • designo Exclusive Nappa Leather Upholstery -inc: leather dashboard, door panels and center tunnel, Exclusive AMG seat design w/unique diamond pattern stitching, diamond pattern perforations on the dashboard and door panel accent pieces, piping in contrasting color at the edge of the dashboard and door top panels, AMG badge in seat backrests
    • Interior Trim -inc: Aluminum And Metal-Look Interior Accents
    • Full Leather Headliner
    • Urethane Gear Shift Knob
    • Driver Foot Rest
    • Illuminated Locking Glove Box
    • Dual Zone Front Automatic Air Conditioning w/Front Infrared
    • Proximity Key For Doors And Push Button Start
    • Valet Function
    • Power Fuel Flap Locking Type
    • Remote Releases -Inc: Proximity Cargo Access
    • Remote Keyless Entry w/Integrated Key Transmitter, 2 Door Curb/Courtesy, Illuminated Entry and Panic Button
    • Homelink Garage Door Transmitter
    • Cruise Control
    • Distance Pacing w/Traffic Stop-Go
  • Mechanical Features
    • Automatic w/Driver Control Height Adjustable Automatic w/Driver Control Ride Control Sport Tuned Predictive Adaptive Suspension
    • Electric Power-Assist Speed-Sensing Steering
    • 21.1 Gal. Fuel Tank
    • Dual Stainless Steel Exhaust w/Chrome Tailpipe Finisher
    • Multi-Link Front Suspension w/Air Springs
    • Multi-Link Rear Suspension w/Air Springs
    • 4-Wheel Disc Brakes w/4-Wheel ABS, Front And Rear Vented Discs, Brake Assist, Hill Hold Control and Electric Parking Brake
    • Front And Rear Anti-Roll Bars
    • 4-Corner Auto-Leveling Suspension
    • Gas-Pressurized Shock Absorbers
    • 5700# Gvwr
    • 78-Amp/Hr 520CCA Maintenance-Free Battery w/Run Down Protection
    • 150 Amp Alternator
    • 2.47 Axle Ratio
    • Rear-Wheel Drive
    • Transmission w/AMG SPEEDSHIFT Sequential Shift Control w/Steering Wheel Controls and Oil Cooler
    • Engine Auto Stop-Start Feature
    • Transmission: 7-Speed Automatic -inc: Driver-adaptive w/sport and comfort shift modes
    • Engine: 6.0L SOHC Bi-Turbo 36-Valve V12

Tech Specs

  • Brakes Features
    • Brake ABS System - 4-Wheel
    • Disc - Front (Yes or ) - Yes
    • Disc - Rear (Yes or ) - Yes
    • Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) - 15.4
    • Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) - 14.4
  • Cargo Area Dimensions Features
    • Trunk Volume (ft³) - 14.1
  • Electrical Features
    • Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - 520
    • Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - 150
  • Engine Features
    • Engine Type - Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-12
    • Displacement - 6.0 L/365
    • Fuel System - Sequential MPI
    • SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM - 621 @ 4800
    • SAE Net Torque @ RPM - 738 @ 2300
  • Exterior Dimensions Features
    • Wheelbase (in) - 115.9
    • Length, Overall (in) - 198.6
    • Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) - 75.3
    • Height, Overall (in) - 56
  • Fuel Tank Features
    • Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) - 21.1
  • Interior Dimensions Features
    • Passenger Capacity - 4
    • Front Head Room (in) - 40
    • Front Shoulder Room (in) - 60.6
    • Second Head Room (in) - 36.7
    • Second Shoulder Room (in) - 54.1
  • Mileage Features
    • Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) - 15
    • EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) - 13
    • EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) - 20
  • Steering Features
    • Steering Type - Rack-Pinion
    • Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) - 38
  • Summary Features
    • Vehicle Name - Mercedes-Benz S-Class
    • Body Style - Coupe
  • Suspension Features
    • Suspension Type - Front - Multi-Link
    • Suspension Type - Rear - Multi-Link
    • Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) - Multi-Link
    • Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) - Multi-Link
  • Tires Features
    • Front Tire Size - P255/40YR20
    • Rear Tire Size - P285/35YR20
  • Transmission Features
    • Drivetrain - Rear Wheel Drive
    • Trans Order Code - 427
    • Trans Type - 7
    • Trans Description Cont. - Automatic w/OD
    • First Gear Ratio (:1) - 4.38
    • Second Gear Ratio (:1) - 2.86
    • Third Gear Ratio (:1) - 1.92
    • Fourth Gear Rato (:1) - 1.37
    • Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) - 1.00
    • Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) - 0.82
    • Reverse Ratio (:1) - 3.42
    • Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) - 2.47
    • Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) - 0.73
  • Vehicle Features
    • EPA Classification - Compact Cars
    • Annual CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year - 11.8
  • Weight Information Features
    • Base Curb Weight (lbs) - 4817
  • Wheels Features
    • Front Wheel Size (in) - 20 X 8.5
    • Rear Wheel Size (in) - 20 X 9.5
    • Front Wheel Material - Forged Aluminum
    • Rear Wheel Material - Forged Aluminum

2016 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Photos & Colors


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Available Colors

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  • Anthracite Blue Metallic Black designo Diamond White designo Magno Alanite Gray (Matte Finish) designo Magno Cashmere White (Matte Finish) designo Mocha Black Diamond Silver Metallic Emerald Green Metallic Iridium Silver Metallic Lunar Blue Metallic Magnetite Black Metallic Obsidian Black Metallic Ruby Black Metallic Selenite Grey Metallic
  • Anthracite Blue Metallic
  • Black
  • designo Diamond White
  • designo Magno Alanite Gray (Matte Finish)
  • designo Magno Cashmere White (Matte Finish)
  • designo Mocha Black
  • Diamond Silver Metallic
  • Emerald Green Metallic
  • Iridium Silver Metallic
  • Lunar Blue Metallic
  • Magnetite Black Metallic
  • Obsidian Black Metallic
  • Ruby Black Metallic
  • Selenite Grey Metallic

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The Mercedes-Benz S-Class is the flagship of the brand and encompasses a range of models and body styles. For 2016, a convertible has been added, the Mercedes-AMG S65 Cabriolet featuring a three-layer fabric top and a sophisticated climate-control system.

For 2015, a new S-Class Coupe joined the lineup, available as an S550 4MATIC Coupe or as an S63 AMG or S65 AMG. 2015 also brought the top-of-the-line Mercedes-Maybach S600, powered by a V12 engine, and the S550e plug-in hybrid.

Anchoring the S-Class is a range of sedans, including the S550 and S550 4MATIC, the S600, and two AMG versions. This sixth-generation S-Class was introduced for the 2014 model year.

The S-Class Coupe looks bold, with a dashing profile and unique roofline but with familiar detailing. The coupe’s arching character lines look crisper than those of the sedan. A broader, more upright grille is complemented by angular full-LED headlights and big air intakes.

Gas-engine S-Class models have a choice of two V8s and a V12. S550 models hold a twin-turbocharged 4.7-liter V8 that makes 449 horsepower and 516 pound-feet of torque, teamed to a 7-speed automatic transmission with paddle shifters. Sedans can be rear- or all-wheel drive (4MATIC) for sedans, while coupes are AWD-only.

With a standard air suspension, the S550 is an effortless performer.

High-performance AMG editions come in two levels: S63 with a 5.5-liter twin-turbo V8, developing 577 horsepower and 664 pound-feet of torque; and S65 with a twin-turbo V12 that generates 621 horsepower and 738 pound-feet.

A 6.0-liter V12 goes into the S600 sedan, as well as the new, even more costly, Mercedes-Maybach S600, which flaunts an opulent appearance to rival Rolls-Royce. Measuring eight inches longer, the Maybach features a limousine-level cabin.

Finally, the new S550e Plug-In Hybrid can travel up to 12 miles in all-electric mode, then becomes a conventional hybrid. An 85-kW electric motor works with a 3.0-liter V6 gas engine, for combined output of 436 horsepower. Fuel economy is EPA-rated at 26 mpg Combined, yet an S550e can reach 60 mph in 5.2 seconds.

Available advanced active-safety systems include adaptive brake lights, night vision with obstacle/pedestrian detection, lead/following cruise control, forward collision alert with automatic braking, lane-keeping assist, and Active Parking Assist. An available camera predicts the road surface ahead, providing almost magical adaptive control over ride quality.


S550 Sedan ($95,650) gets the 4.7-liter V8 and rear-wheel drive. Standard features include leather upholstery, power front seats, 10-speaker Harman/Kardon audio, HD and satellite radio, Bluetooth connectivity, and an SD card slot. Navigation includes dedicated music storage space.

S550 4MATIC Sedan ($98,650) is all-wheel drive.

S550 4MATIC Coupe ($121,550) is the two-door version of the S550 4MATIC.

S550e Plug-In Hybrid Sedan ($95,650) contains a gasoline/electric powertrain with 3.0-liter V6 and rear-wheel drive.

S600 Sedan ($169,050) moves up to the 6.0-liter V12, with rear- wheel drive.

Mercedes-Maybach S600 Sedan ($189,350) is the pinnacle of poshness, with the 6.0-liter V12 and rear-drive.

S63 AMG 4MATIC Sedan ($143,250) has all-wheel drive and the 577-horsepower, 5.5-liter V8. S63 AMG 4MATIC Coupe ($163,150) is the two-door version of the S63 AMG sedan.

S65 AMG Sedan ($224,650) has a 621-horsepower, 6.0-liter V12 and rear-wheel drive S65 AMG Coupe ($234,050) is the two-door version of the S65 AMG sedan. S65 AMG Cabriolet has the 6.0-liter V12 and a convertible top.


The Mercedes-Benz S-Class continues to exude every element of class and luxury that has made it a benchmark for decades. A redesig for the 2014 model year replaced the stiffly formal appearance with a curvaceous roofline.

Today’s gracefully elegant S-Class displays an athletic tone that complements its large body and strong lines. Large frontal features include LED-accented lights and a tall grille, while the arched roof tapers modestly into a smooth rear end.

Logically enough, the coupe looks more athletic than the sedan, with a slimmer nose. All told, the two-door seems wider, as well as more low-slung. AMG models seem even more muscular, with aggressively aerodynamic elements all around.


Now a model of plush automotive sensuality, the sixth-generation S-Class is packed with systems to coddle and comfort its occupants. High-contrast materials have a richer feel than in earlier S-Class models, matched by stunning detailing and ample brightwork. S-Class finishes seem lovelier than ever, including the quilted leather dashboard.

Streamlined in appearance, the cabin manages to blend splendor with simple functionality. Controls include the latest version of the Mercedes-Benz COMAND connectivity system. Coupe and sedan dashboards are related but not identical, featuring a twin-tier layout.

Front seats are simply superb, with long, wide cushions, accompanied by first-class amenities. In sedans, at least, outboard back-seat positions are similarly roomy and comfortable. In coupes, the lower roofline steals a little space, but materials are no less opulent.

A First Class Rear Suite option adds reclining rear seats with fold-out footrests, laptop/work trays, heated armrests, and a hot-stone massage function. Twin screens are available for infotainment, and audiophiles can upgrade to a Burmester sound system.

Driving Impressions

Most auto companies have been downsizing powertrains for improved efficiency. At Mercedes-Benz, engines remain nearly as large as in the past, but many have been turbocharged.

As a result, S-Class models, including the base S550, have plenty of reserve power. In addition to 0-60 mph in 4.8 seconds, the S550 also provides an impressive level of quietness and isolation. The 7-speed automatic responds well, even if an S550 lacks the swiftness of a sports sedan.

Although the 523-horsepower V12 in the S600 sedan is more potent, that model is heavier, servicing as a boulevard cruiser. The top-of-the-line Mercedes-Maybach S600 gets this powertrain, too, but it’s more of a status symbol than a necessity for energetic performance.

Coupes promise greater driving pleasure, though luxury still comes first. Both body styles are reasonably athletic, if a bit short on driver feedback and connectedness to the pavement. Each lacks the sportier feel that marks other Mercedes-Benz models.

For seriously energetic response, the S63 AMG’s V8 delivers a ferocious 577 horsepower, accompanied by confident all-wheel drive and upgraded suspension tuning. Acceleration to 60 mph takes just 3.9 seconds, and the AMG behaves gracefully through curves and corners. The 621-horsepower S65 AMG, with rear-drive, is a bit less swift but far more costly.

Fuel economy with the base S550 sedan is EPA-rated at 17/26 mpg City/Highway, dropping to 16/26 mpg with 4MATIC, and 16/24 mpg for the coupe. The S600 manages just 13/21 mpg City/Highway, while the S63 AMG is EPA-rated at 15/23 mpg.


Meticulously constructed, painstakingly detailed and supremely comfortable, the S-Class looks classy, and feels exactly that way. Passengers can savor authentic first-class seating. Except for all-out exotics, the S-Class is the automobile to drive home if you place a premium on engineering, technology, and advanced safety systems.

Driving impressions by Bengt Halvorson, The Car Connection. James M. Flammang contributed to this report.

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Customer incentives are also commonly known as customer cash or bonus incentives. These incentives are offered by manufacturers as a way of enticing buyers into purchasing a vehicle.


Note: Dealer Invoice amount might not be the amount that the dealer paid to the manufacturer

Dealer Invoice price may or may not bear close relation to a dealer’s actual cost for the vehicle. In some cases, a cost for a vehicle may be significantly less than the invoice price originally paid for the vehicle. Any difference between invoice price and the dealer’s final cost may be caused by many factors including factory refunds, rebates, allowances, or incentives which the manufacturer or distributor may provide to the dealer.

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