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2019 Mercedes-Benz S-Class

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Combined Fuel Economy
20 MPG
Horsepower
463 HP
KBB Consumer Rating
4.5 
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Pros

When you need every possession to flaunt your success in the world, the 2019 Mercedes-Benz S-Class is the automobile that will get the message across loud and clear. Beyond its status, the S-Class is a marvelous driving car; powerful, tech-laden and luxurious beyond measure.

Cons

If name-dropping isn’t your thing, you can attain much of the S-Class’ luxury, performance and gravitas in a less expensive Lexus LS, Genesis G90 or Volvo S90. In the same league but costing about $10K less are the BMW 7 Series and all-new Audi A8.

What's New For 2019

For the most part, the 2019 S-Class carries over with no major changes of note. However, later in the year, the S 560e plug-in hybrid is set to arrive. Power is expected to come from a 3.0-liter V6 paired with an electric motor and 13.5-kWh battery pack for limited electric-only jaunts.

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2019 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Pricing

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2019 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Expert Review

It isn’t easy staying atop your game year after year, yet that’s exactly what the 2019 Mercedes-Benz S-Class continues to do. As the company’s flagship sedan (there’s also a coupe and cabriolet version), the S-Class continues to push the boundaries of what a luxury sedan can be, all while maintaining its commitment to safety, comfort and performance. While the BMW 7 Series and Lexus LS might be a bit more dynamic when it comes to styling, there’s a certain maturity to the S-Class’ design befitting of its place in the luxury-market hierarchy. Of course, those looking to stand out might consider the rowdy Mercedes-AMG variant (reviewed separately) while those seeking over-the-top opulence should look to the Mercedes-Maybach sedans.

Driving the 2019 Mercedes-Benz S-Class

Regardless of which S-Class you end up buying, the driving experience won’t be disappointing. It’s simply a matter of degrees.

Step into the entry-level S 450 and the 362-horsepower twin-turbo V6 will impress you with its power, fuel-efficiency and smoothness of operation. Sixty mph comes in around five seconds, which is more than adequate for just about any passing or merging need. However, if you have the wherewithal to afford the S 560, you’ll find one of the most brilliant V8 engines ever placed in an automobile, serving up 463 horsepower and a 0-60-mph time of 4.6 seconds. Both the V6 and V8 versions can be equipped with Mercedes-Benz’s 4Matic all-wheel drive. At the top of the S-Class line is the Mercedes-Maybach S 560 4Matic and Maybach S 650.

The entire S-Class line, AMG models excluded, is far better driven on long stretches on the highway than flung around tight corners. Engage the adaptive cruise control and steering-assist system, and the S-Class practically drives itself, keeping a safe distance from the traffic ahead and changing lanes with just a tap of the driver’s finger. During our time cruising the narrow roads of Connecticut, the S-Class did drift in lanes more than we liked, prompting us to remind drivers that this technology is there to aid, but not replace, a human behind the wheel.

Favorite Features

ENERGIZING COMFORT CONTROL
An innovative first for Mercedes-Benz, this system is designed to assist drivers by altering their mood. The system can relax you with soothing music or a spritz of in-cabin fragrance, activating the massaging seats and even coaching you through stretching exercises to be performed from behind the wheel.

4-PLACE SEATING
For those who intend to be driven rather than to drive, the S-Class sedan’s 2-person rear seat includes individual power-adjustable chairs with massage and a power footrest for the passenger-side seat. Each position includes a folding tray table plus heated and cooled cup holders with an available refrigerated compartment separating the two sides.

2019 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Interior

Ultra-luxury sedans from Rolls-Royce and Bentley notwithstanding, the S-Class cabin remains one of the most opulent available. (And in Mercedes-Maybach form, it can even make a case against those fabled British land yachts.) Just about every touch point is covered in quality material made from leather, wood or metal. Even the aroma of the cabin itself is special, thanks to the standard Air Balance fragrance system with a replaceable vial of olfactory serum in the glove box. The standard 12.3-inch central display is impressive, and doubly so if you add the twin instrument cluster screen to the left of it. The 2019 S-Class sedan offers laudable rear-seat room, and even more can be had in the long-wheelbase Mercedes-Maybach, which boasts two individual rear seats. By their nature, the S-Class coupe and convertible are tighter in back but still respectable for a 4-seater. One of the few complaints we have is the lack of sliding sun visors.

2019 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Exterior

The S-Class received a minor exterior update last year, but as a whole retains its stateliness-on-wheels motif. It's big, elegant and still relatively conservative – not a bad thing in our eyes. Not one for huge grilles or unnecessary exterior extravagances, the S-Class remains handsomely understated. The "triple-torch" headlights and LED taillights with what Mercedes calls a "stardust" effect are dazzling. All models now wear the grille that had been reserved for the former V12 S-Class. At 206.5 inches in length, you'll want to make sure the garage has been adequately prepared for this Mercedes’ arrival. At just under 200 inches, the S-Class coupe and Cabriolet are slightly smaller yet still grand for a 2-door car. Larger still is the Mercedes-Maybach, whose extended wheelbase translates to a total length of nearly 215 inches.

2019 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Standard Features

In its least expensive state as the S 450, the Mercedes S-Class sedan boasts a lot of car for what is still a lot of money. Included are air suspension, heated 16-way-power front seats, leather upholstery, power trunk operation, soft-close doors, dual-zone climate control and a trial subscription to Mercedes Me Connect service that lets you check on and control certain functions via your phone. Standard infotainment includes a 12.3-inch central screen, navigation, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, and a great-sounding Burmester audio system. A host of safety features comes standard, including lane-keeping assist, blind-spot monitoring, automatic emergency braking and a system that monitors for driver drowsiness.

2019 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Options

From a rear-seat refrigerator to in-car Wi-Fi and massaging seats, there's barely enough room on the Internet to list the available options for an S-Class. We'll attempt to highlight some of the most relevant, such as the Driver Assistance Package that bundles a host of semi-autonomous driving features that will pace the car in front of you and even steer. Another recommendation is the Premium Package that bundles a surround-view camera, ventilated and massaging front seats, hands-free trunk opening, power rear sun blinds and a parking assistant. Other options range from a heated steering wheel and armrests to sporty AMG-line styling.

2019 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Engine

The 2019 Mercedes-Benz S-Class comes with a choice of two engines. In the S 450, a twin-turbocharged 3.0-liter V6 powers the rear wheels via a 9-speed automatic transmission. Stepping up the S 560 brings a twin-turbocharged 4.0-liter V8 using the same 9-speed automatic. Both trims can be equipped with the 4Matic all-wheel-drive (AWD) system. The V8 and AWD are also standard on the Mercedes-Maybach S 560, with a V12 and rear-wheel drive (RWD) offered on the top-of-the-line Mercedes-Maybach S 650. Later in 2019, the S 560e plug-in hybrid is set to go on sale.

3.0-liter twin-turbo V6 (S 450)
362 horsepower @ 5,500-6,000 rpm
369 lb-ft of torque @ 1,800-4,500 rpm
EPA city/highway fuel economy: 19/28 mpg (RWD), 18/28 mpg (AWD)

4.0-liter twin-turbo V8 (Mercedes-Benz S 560 and Mercedes-Maybach S 560)
463 horsepower @ 5,250-5,500 rpm
516 lb-ft of torque @ 2,000-4,000 rpm
EPA city/highway fuel economy: 17/27 mpg (S 560 Sedan, AWD S 560 Sedan), 16/25 mpg (AWD Mercedes-Maybach S 560), 17/26 mpg (S 560 Coupe and Cabriolet)

6.0-liter twin-turbo V12 (Mercedes-Maybach S 650)
621 horsepower @ 5,500 rpm
738 lb-ft of torque @ 2,300-4,200 rpm
EPA city/highway fuel economy: 13/21 mpg

How Much Does the 2019 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Cost?

The 2019 Mercedes-Benz S450 carries a Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) just under $92,250, placing the car's starting price farther out of reach than rivals such as the BMW 7 Series, Lexus LS and Jaguar XJ.

Costs rise significantly as you climb trims and add options. The V8-powered S560, for example, starts around $102,350, while an S-Class Coupe is upward of $127,000 and an S-Class Cabriolet will set you back over $135,300. Then there are the ultra-luxurious Mercedes-Maybach models, which start around $173,000 for an S560 sedan and around $200,000 for the V12-powered Mercedes-Maybach S650.

Whichever model you're thinking of, be sure to check the KBB.com Fair Purchase Price to see what others in your area are paying for their new Mercedes. The Mercedes-Benz S-Class' resale value is expected to be fair, but trail the higher residuals of the Lexus LS and Porsche Panamera.

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2019 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Consumer Reviews

4.5 

Overall Rating

5 star

76%

4 star

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3 star

24%

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Value
3.9 
Performance
4.5 
Quality
4.6 
Comfort
4.6 
Reliability
4.4 
Styling
4.8 

TK
02/12/2019
2019 Mercedes-Benz S-Class

"Various items don’t work"

Lots of room, good acceleration. Good sound system
Some of the basics don’t work.
Followed the owner’s manual verbatim to try to get certain basic items to work. 3 out of 9 items didn’t work. Bought this car about three weeks ago and am going to trade it in on a 7-series BMW. Had a 2016 E350 and wasn’t particularly impressed with the vehicle nor (especially) with any of the MB service depts. figured I would give MB a second chance and have been disappointed even for the basic items that one would expect from a vehicle less than half the cost.
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Bud
01/22/2019
2018 Mercedes-Benz S-Class

"First and probably last S Class"

Exterior styling, prestige
Handling, performance, electrical issues, value
I owned two 7 series in a row and then I purchased my first S Class. I fell in love with the styling of the S Class and fell for the dealers boasting and jokes about BMW. Beautiful car with Ruby Black paint and the AMG package. Driving the vehicle I couldn't believe how soft and quiet the ride was. Then I took the car on the interstate. At high speeds (over 70 mph) the car felt really light on it's feet. Any large truck goes by or a gust of wind, the car really was pushed around. On the turnpike with many large radius turns the car was unstable. Only way to make the car stable was to always drive in sport mode or just slow down to 60mph. Unlike the 7 series, the S Class is a 9 speed transmission. I hated it. Even living in Florida, when going over an over pass or small hill the tranquility is interrupted by the vehicle shifting down. My 7 series with 8 speed never did that! The navigation system would routinely get lost and the car would keep repeating the same phrase over and over again while it searched for the signal. The fancy interior lighting started not working at times. The forward looking camera would also stop working at times for no reason disabling the associated driver assist systems. I couldn't believe this was the great S Class. Of course these failures would come and go, making getting them fixed by dealer a hassle. $116K and no heads up display or 4 zone climate control? I really felt like an idiot for falling for some colossal joke. The S Class is all pomp and fluff. Was very disappointed in this car from just about every angle. Couldn't imagine problems I was going to have in 3 years after the first 6 months of ownership. And I payed for it by turning in this vehicle after six months for a 750. No issues with that car or any previous 7 I've ownedRead less
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Tdubya
06/06/2018
2015 Mercedes-Benz S-Class

"The BEST CAR IN THE WORLD"

Quality, fit and finish
Passenger outside mirror doesnt auto dim
The MB S-Class is the best car in the world if you can afford it. It is the safest, most comfortable, easiest to drive, best ridding, well equipped and well made car in the history of automobiles. The first car was made my Mercedes-Benz and the S-Class is the culmination of the 100+ years of improving upon it. It can be everything from a modest V6 S400, or a massive V12 S600 Limousine all the way up to the fastest and most powerful production sedan in the world in the twin supercharged V12 S65. The options and features that you see in the S-Class NOW will be the options and features you see on other cars in the future (i.e.: Self driving, Air Bags, Anti-lock brakes, Traction control etc...) In short, the S-Class is the yard stick that all others compare themselves to.Read less
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wonderY
04/05/2018
2018 Mercedes-Benz S-Class

"2016 S550 4matic"

Amazing Luxury, upgraded Burmeister, quiet
Stalling issue...hope it is resolved...
Bought the car from the MB EDP program...the second MB I have purchased using the euro delivery. Car was delivered in MB factory Center of Excellance. That was amazing! If you ever order an S Class via the EDP have your dealer arrange the CofE experience. You wont forget it! Drove the car in Europe, and loved it. The car has been everything it gets raves about. Test drove the Tesla and honestly thought is felt cheap and too much road noise...not in the same league as S, IMO...plus range anxiety. My wife wont let me not have an S...so I ordered the new 2019 S560 4matic...delivery at factory with the CofE experience once again. Love the car and the new one should be nicer with better goodies and new tech. I have had problem with stalling...dealer worked very hard solving the issue but Im not convinced it has been completed...next few months will tell. So, I love the car and bought another one...but lingering questions about reliabiltiy...Read less
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Allen
03/12/2017
2017 Mercedes-Benz S-Class

"best car that have owned"

Best car that I have owned and I have owned the
Can t think of any
This car is a dream to drive
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2019 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Specs & FeaturesBased on lowest-priced style.

Technology

  • Cruise Control
  • Navigation System
  • Remote Keyless Entry
  • Real-Time Traffic Information
  • Remote Engine Start
  • Smartphone Interface
  • Voice Recognition System

Entertainment

  • AM/FM Radio
  • Premium Radio
  • Subwoofer

Seating

  • Dual Power Front Seats
  • Dual Power Lumbar Support Front Seats
  • Heated Front Seats
  • Heated Rear Seats
  • Leather Seats
  • Massage Front Seat
  • Memory Front Seats
  • Power Driver's Lumbar Support Seat
  • Power Driver's Seat
  • Power Passenger's Seat
  • Ventilated Front Seats

Comfort & Convenience

  • Front Air Conditioning
  • Power Locks
  • Auto-Dimming Interior Mirror
  • Automatic Air Conditioning
  • Dual-Zone Automatic Air Conditioning
  • Heated Steering Wheel
  • Integrated Garage Door Opener
  • Power Close Liftgate/Trunk
  • Remote Control Liftgate/Trunk Release

Fuel Economy

  • EPA City - 17 mpg
  • EPA Class - Sub Compact Cars
  • EPA Hwy - 26 mpg
  • EPA Combined - 20 mpg

Performance

  • Horsepower - 463 hp
  • Horsepower RPM - 5250 rpm
  • Stroke - 3.62 inches
  • Torque - 516 foot pounds
  • Torque RPM - 2000 rpm
  • 0 to 60 - 4.5 seconds
  • Top Speed - 130 mph

Interior

  • Cup Holder
  • Leather-Wrapped Steering Wheel
  • Rear Window Defroster
  • Compass
  • Rear Window Shades
  • Steering Wheel Controls
  • Tilt Steering Wheel
  • Tilt/Telescoping Steering Wheel
  • Wood Interior Trim

Exterior

  • Alloy Wheels
  • Number of Doors - 2 doors
  • Privacy Glass
  • Tires / Wheel Size - P245/45R19
  • Upgraded Wheels
  • Wheel Type - Alloy
  • Rear Tires / Wheel Size - P275/40R19
  • Adaptive Headlights
  • Automatic High Beams
  • LED Headlights
  • LED Tail Lights
  • Moon Roof/Sun Roof
  • Panorama Moon Roof
  • Rain Sensing Windshield Wipers

Security

  • Alarm System

Warranty

  • Basic Miles - 50000 miles
  • Basic Years - 4 years
  • Corrosion/Rust Through Miles - 50000 miles
  • Corrosion/Rust Through Years - 4 years
  • Powertrain Miles - 50000 miles
  • Powertrain Years - 4 years
  • Roadside Assistance Miles - Unlimited miles
  • Roadside Assistance Years - Unlimited years

Mechanical

  • Axle Ratio - 2.64
  • Brakes: Front - Disc
  • Brakes: Rear - Disc
  • Braking System - Anti-Lock
  • Drivetrain - RWD
  • Engine Type - Gas
  • Engine Sub-Type - Twin Turbo
  • Power Steering
  • Tachometer
  • Transmission Type - Automatic
  • Cylinders - 8 cylinders
  • Displacement - 4.0 liter
  • Bore - 3.27 inches
  • Compression Ratio - 10.5
  • Total no. valves - 24 valves
  • Valve Train - Single Overhead Cam
  • Engine Configuration - V
  • Max Engine Speed - 6300 rpm
  • # of Speeds - 9 speed
  • Recommended Fuel - Premium
  • 4-Wheel Disc Brakes
  • Anti-Lock Brakes
  • Eco Assist System
  • Paddle Shifters
  • Parking Assist System

Dimensions, Weights & Capacities

  • Height - 55.8 inches
  • Max Seating Capacity - 4
  • Minimum Ground Clearance - 4.5 inches
  • Overall Length - 198.1 inches
  • Standard Seating Capacity - 4 passenger
  • Towing Capacity, Maximum - Not Recommended
  • Wheel Base - 116.0 inches
  • Width with mirrors - 83.0 inches
  • Width without mirrors - 74.8 inches
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2019 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Safety

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2019 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Safety Technology
  • Child Door Locks
  • Child Seat Anchors
  • Driver Airbag
  • Passenger Airbag
  • Rear Side Airbag
  • Stability Control
  • Traction Control
  • Blind-Spot Alert
  • Collision Preparation
  • Collision Warning System
  • Collision Warning System with Auto Brake
  • Driver Attention Assist Monitor
  • Front Head Curtain Airbag
  • Front Side Airbag
  • Lane Departure Warning System
  • Night Vision System
  • Rear Head Curtain Airbag
  • Rear Parking Sensors
  • Rear View Camera
  • Surround View Camera

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2019 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Rankings

Horsepower
463 HP
MPG Combined
20 MPG
Consumer Ratings
4.5 Rating
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HP
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2019 Mercedes-Benz S-Class
463 HP

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