Used 2011 Mercedes-Benz S-Class S65 AMG

2011 Mercedes-Benz S-Class
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2011 Mercedes-Benz S-Class

Pros

  • Luxury features
  • well-crafted interior
  • eye-popping performance from AMG engines
  • available all-wheel drive.

Cons

  • Expensive options
  • telematics interface could be more intuitive.

Used 2011 Mercedes-Benz S-Class S65 AMG for Sale

Mercedes-Benz S-Class 2011 S550 4MATIC 4dr Sedan AWD (5.5L 8cyl 7A)
101,247 miles
Used 2011
Mercedes-Benz S-Class
S550 4MATIC
(2)
VINS
16.2 mi away
List$19,988
Est.Loan: $364/mo
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Mercedes-Benz S-Class 2011 S550 4MATIC 4dr Sedan AWD (5.5L 8cyl 7A)
54,002 miles
Used 2011
Mercedes-Benz S-Class
S550 4MATIC
List$22,566
Est.Loan: $411/mo
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$300 Below Market
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Dealer Notes
Feel right at home behind the wheel of this Mercedes-Benz S-Class. Nobody wants a vehicle that has been through the ringer. That is why at Merlex Auto Group we verified this car is a one-owner vehicle through an extensive title record confirmation. An odometer that reads 54,002 miles speaks for itself. This S-Class has been well maintained with a long, healthy life ahead of it. You can breathe easy knowing that the 'new car' smell is genuine because thankfully the former owner was not a smoker. Have no fear the complete SERVICE HISTORY is here. Our customers are important, and we want to make sure that they get the best, so we put all of our inventory including this Mercedes-Benz S-Class through a strict and severe MULTI-POINT INSPECTION. Anything meant to stand the test of time must first be built upon a solid foundation. Without a shred of doubt, we guarantee that this vehicle's foundation has not been compromised by any structural damage. Everyone loves leaving the competition in the dust. With your hands firmly at the wheel of this powerful 5.5L V8 DOHC 32V engine, you'll leave the competition wondering why they even tried. Enjoy life a little more freely with the responsibility of this fuel efficient Mercedes-Benz S-Class. Don't let the road dictate your drive, take control of it with this fine tuned suspension. With it's superior ground clearance and tough off-road suspension, you will be able to take on anything that mother nature throws at you. One thing we can assure you of is that pampered luxury is what this ride is all about. Get all the power, safety, and convenience rolled into one with this Mercedes-Benz S-Class. We have gone over this car with a fine tooth comb and can assure you that everything under the hood is in perfect working order. A real cream puff with a perfect exterior, you are going to have a hard time finding a nicer car than this. Absolutely no interior maintenance is needed on this car. We have checked and double checked all of the major mechanical systems and know they are in great shape and waiting for you to drive it. All in all the exterior is in great shape with no rust, dings or dents other than the usual minuscule scuff or two that require close scrutiny to even notice. You will not find any tears, rips, or stains on the interior, and it is unusually clean for a used vehicle. At Merlex Auto Group, we secure your confidence by running a CARFAX report on every vehicle. We are proud to be a CARFAX CERTIFIED dealership. Every car that we sell has been thoroughly inspected by us and is also comes with a clean history as verified by CARFAX. Check out the included CARFAX report which shows this car to be a one-owner vehicle. We provide a free AutoCheck report without the run around and hassle on this vehicle and all others on our lot. For peace of mind, this car comes with our STANDARD WARRANTY protection package. Stop by or call us for more information. We have an optional extended warranty program available for an incredibly low price. Don't hesitate to ask. GUARANTEED FINANCING! Approval for Everyone! Call us now and get back on the road today! With approved credit we can provide you a vehicle with low monthly payments and no hassle. You better hurry and grab this deal quick because, with a price well below BLUE BOOK, this one is not going to last long. Customer Satisfaction is Job One ! ! !
Mercedes-Benz S-Class 2011 S63 AMG 4dr Sedan (5.5L 8cyl Turbo 7A)
44,189 miles
Used 2011
Mercedes-Benz S-Class
S63 AMG
CarMax
28.5 mi away
List$46,998
Est.Loan: $855/mo
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CarMax makes car buying easy and hassle-free. Our upfront prices are the same online and on our lot. All our used cars come with a 5-Day Money-Back Guarantee, a 30-Day Limited Warranty (60-Day in CT, MN, and RI; 90-Day in GA, MA, NJ, and NY) and a free vehicle history and safety recall report. Price assumes final purchase will be made in VA, and excludes tax, title, tags and $299 CarMax processing fee (not required by law). Some fees are location specific and may change if you transfer this vehicle to a different CarMax store. Certain vehicles may have unrepaired safety recalls. Check nhtsa.gov/recalls to learn if this vehicle has an unrepaired safety recall. Inventory shown here is updated every 24 hours.
Mercedes-Benz S-Class 2011 S550 4MATIC 4dr Sedan AWD (5.5L 8cyl 7A)
73,486 miles
Used 2011
Mercedes-Benz S-Class
S550 4MATIC
List$24,900
Est.Loan: $453/mo
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$300 Below Market
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Prices subject to change without notice and do not include Title, License, Registration Fees, State or Local Taxes or Processing Fees, if any. Please contact seller first for vehicle availability
Mercedes-Benz S-Class 2011 S550 4dr Sedan (5.5L 8cyl 7A)
96,134 miles
Used 2011
Mercedes-Benz S-Class
S550
List$32,884
Est.Loan: $599/mo
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Mercedes-Benz S-Class 2011 S550 4MATIC 4dr Sedan AWD (5.5L 8cyl 7A)
51,425 miles
Used 2011
Mercedes-Benz S-Class
S550 4MATIC
List$28,499
Est.Loan: $519/mo
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Mercedes-Benz S-Class 2011 S550 4MATIC 4dr Sedan AWD (5.5L 8cyl 7A)
89,854 miles
Used 2011
Mercedes-Benz S-Class
S550 4MATIC
ListNot Listed
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4MATIC , Black Leather. This 2011 Mercedes-Benz S-Class S 550 will not make it to the weekend!! Please call now to reserve your test drive appointment!! (240) 585-7300. 14/21mpg Prices subject to change without notice and do not include Title, License, Registration Fees, State or Local Taxes or Processing Fees, if any. Please contact seller first for vehicle availability
Mercedes-Benz S-Class 2011 S550 4MATIC 4dr Sedan AWD (5.5L 8cyl 7A)
89,839 miles
Used 2011
Mercedes-Benz S-Class
S550 4MATIC
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Mercedes-Benz S-Class 2011 S63 AMG 4dr Sedan (5.5L 8cyl Turbo 7A)
47,048 miles
Used 2011
Mercedes-Benz S-Class
S63 AMG
List$32,966
Est.Loan: $600/mo
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$300 Below Market
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This Mercedes-Benz S-Class is one that you really need to take out for a test drive to appreciate. It is a one-owner car in great condition. The title records confirm this. If you are looking for a great low mileage S-Class, you can't go wrong with this one. The interior of this beautiful Mercedes-Benz S-Class is completely smoke free. The maintenance of a vehicle is essential, and you can purchase with confidence knowing that we provide a comprehensive SERVICE HISTORY with this car. This car, like all vehicles that we offer for sale, undergoes a comprehensive and stringent MULTI-POINT INSPECTION before putting it out on our lot. We strive to give every vehicle a thorough inspection and can tell you with confidence that the structural integrity of this car exceeds the highest standards. If getting noticed is what you are after, then this car is the perfect fit. One rev of it's superior 6.0L V12 SOHC 36V TURBO engine and people will know you've arrived. The 6.0L V12 SOHC 36V TURBO engine gets great gas mileage and performs well on the highway. The sport wheels and road hugging suspension make handling those curves a breeze. In addition, you can count on the rugged off-road suspension to take you places that others can only dream of. They say money can't buy happiness but for a small price we're certain you can feel it inside this luxuriously crafted Mercedes-Benz S-Class. Nothing was spared in outfitting this highly functional car. You will find every desirable feature accounted for. This baby 'purrs like a kitten' under the hood. From first glance you will appreciate the sheer beauty of an impeccable exterior. The interior is spotless with no rips, stains, or blemishes of any kind. The road has been great to this one and everything is in proper working order. Aside from the usual wear and tear, the exterior is first-rate. The interior shows only the slightest amount of wear and is in excellent overall condition. An optional extended warranty is available for added peace of mind. Leave your credit worries at the door and shop at ease with the knowledge that we offer true GUARANTEED FINANCING. We get you approved! Interested in low monthly payments? Call us today at (703) 685-9312 or come by to see if you qualify. We are only minutes away from Marbury, stop by and visit us today.

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Its competitors are impressive, but the 2011 Mercedes-Benz S-Class remains the quintessential premium luxury sedan.

vehicle overview

If you ever want to see how the automobile has progressed over the last 50 years, look no further than the Mercedes-Benz S-Class. The name itself comes from sonderklasse, which is German for special class. Over the years, the S-Class has been a standard-bearer for technology, design, innovation, safety and performance.

The 2011 Mercedes-Benz S-Class continues the tradition with a few new features. On the technology front, the interior display screen now allows the driver and front-seat passenger to view separate on-screen content, entertaining the passenger without distracting the driver. The lane-departure and blind-spot monitors have been enhanced by the ability of the brakes to engage and keep the vehicle in its lane. Later in the 2011 model year, a Bluetec diesel model will debut.

The diesel should complement the S-Class lineup nicely. Currently, the least expensive model is actually the S400 Hybrid, and it has all of the model's prestige but with tangible improvements in fuel economy. The standard S550 is available with the 4Matic all-wheel-drive system, while the raucous S63 and S65 AMG deliver stunning levels of performance. Whichever S-Class pulls at your heartstrings, you're guaranteed the highest level of comfort in a cabin that embodies luxury.

Of course, the 2011 Mercedes-Benz S-Class is not without rivals. The new 2011 Audi A8, recently reworked 2011 BMW 7 Series and stylish 2011 Jaguar XJ represent more modern interpretations of the S-Class theme. The Porsche Panamera offers up the best handling of the segment, while the 2011 Maserati Quattroporte provides a welcome dose of Italian passion. But in some way, all the others are obliged to pay homage to the special and evolved Mercedes-Benz S-Class.

Trim levels & features

The 2011 Mercedes-Benz S-Class lineup comprises the S400 Hybrid, S550, AWD S550 4Matic, S600, S63 AMG and S65 AMG.

Standard equipment on the S400 Hybrid, S550 and S550 4Matic includes 18-inch wheels, an adaptive air suspension, automatic wipers, a sunroof, automatic adaptive bi-xenon headlights, LED daytime running lights, adaptive high-beams, foglights, power-folding heated mirrors, a power rear sunshade and a power trunk lid.

Inside the cabin, the S400 and S550 also feature a power tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, dual-zone automatic climate control, auto-dimming rearview and driver-side mirrors, 14-way power-adjustable front seats, heated and ventilated front seats, front seat memory functions, leather upholstery and a wood-and-leather steering wheel. Also standard are voice control (for audio, phone and navigation), Bluetooth, a navigation system, the COMAND electronics interface and a 15-speaker Harman Kardon stereo with six-CD changer, auxiliary audio jack, an iPod interface, HD radio and satellite radio.

Optional on the S400 and S550 is the Premium II package which adds upgraded front seats, keyless ignition/entry, front and rear parking sensors and a rearview camera. An upgraded Active Body Control suspension is offered on the rear-drive S550. All of the above equipment comes standard on the S600 along with 19-inch wheels, a panoramic sunroof, adaptive cruise control, a lane-departure warning and prevention system, a night-vision system with pedestrian monitoring, upgraded leather upholstery, a heated steering wheel, massage functions for the front seats, four-zone automatic climate control, power rear side window sunshades and a premium Bang & Olufsen sound system.

Making the leap to the S63 or S65 AMG will add 20-inch wheels shod with high-performance tires, aerodynamic and styling enhancements, a sport exhaust, larger brakes, a sport-tuned suspension, premium leather upholstery, heated and ventilated power rear seats with memory, a rear-seat entertainment system, a unique steering wheel with shift paddles and an AMG instrument panel with a race timer. The S63 reverts back to the Harman Kardon audio, while the S65 receives the Bang & Olufsen system.

Many of the features found in the higher trim levels are available as part of several option packages for supporting models. Other add-ons include an AMG Performance package (for the S63 only) that includes a power increase of 27 hp and 74 pound-feet of torque and ups the top speed to 186 mph.

2011 Highlights

The Mercedes-Benz S-Class sees numerous enhancements for 2011. The S63 AMG receives a smaller but more powerful V8 engine, while the S65 AMG gets a slight bump in horsepower. The lane-departure and blind-spot monitoring systems now feature automatic brake intervention. A new split-view display screen also debuts. Lastly, a Bluetec diesel model is expected later in the model year.

Performance & mpg

The 2011 Mercedes-Benz S550 is powered by a 5.5-liter V8 that produces 382 hp and 391 lb-ft of torque. In Edmunds testing, the S550 required only 5.7 seconds to accelerate from zero to 60 mph. A standard seven-speed automatic transmission directs power to the rear wheels. The S550 4Matic is motivated by the same engine and sports all-wheel drive. EPA-estimated fuel economy is 15 mpg city/23 mpg highway and 18 mpg combined with rear-drive, and 14/21/17 mpg with the 4Matic. Every V8-powered S-Class gets a seven-speed automatic transmission, while the V12s are attached to a five-speed capable of handling prodigious torque.

The S400 Hybrid features a 3.5-liter V6 coupled to a mild hybrid system (it stops and restarts the engine at stoplights but cannot motivate the car by itself). The combined output is 295 hp and 284 lb-ft of torque that's good enough to reach 60 mph in 7.7 seconds. EPA-estimated fuel economy is 19/25/21 mpg. The S600 gets a twin-turbo 5.5-liter V12 that pumps out 510 hp and 612 lb-ft of torque on its way to a Mercedes-estimated 0-60 time of 4.5 seconds. Fuel economy is 12/19 mpg.

The S63 AMG features a new twin-turbocharged 5.5-liter V8 with 536 hp and 590 lb-ft of torque. It's expected to hit 60 mph in 4.4 seconds (4.3 seconds with the AMG Performance package) and achieves fuel economy of 14/22. The S65 AMG has a twin-turbo 6.0-liter V12 that produces a whopping 621 hp and 738 lb-ft of torque. It hits 60 in 4.2 seconds. Fuel economy is an estimated 11/17/13.

Safety

The 2011 Mercedes-Benz S-Class boasts an impressive list of safety features that includes antilock brakes, stability and traction control, front and rear side airbags and side curtain airbags. A driver fatigue and inattention warning system is standard on all but the S400.

Also standard is Mercedes' PreSafe system, which can sense an impending crash and automatically tighten the seatbelts and reposition the power seats for maximum airbag protection. Optional features, depending on the trim, include a lane-departure and blind-spot warning system with automatic brake intervention, infrared Night Vision Assist and PreSafe braking, which uses the optional adaptive cruise control radar system to sense an impending crash and automatically apply the brakes.

In Edmunds brake testing, the S550 came to a stop from 60 mph in an excellent 108 feet. The S400 Hybrid required 121 feet.

Driving

The 2011 Mercedes-Benz S-Class rides just as you'd expect from a top-tier luxury sedan. The compliant suspension ably cancels out road imperfections while also keeping body roll in check, and the cabin remains as quiet as a library even over rough pavement.

Compared to some competing models, the S-Class isn't quite as involving to drive, though the AMG models are plenty entertaining thanks to their otherworldly levels of power. The S400 Hybrid is obviously slower and has a less natural-feeling brake pedal, but otherwise it drives just like you'd expect from a Mercedes-Benz.

Interior

The Mercedes-Benz S-Class has been the standard-bearer for luxury for several decades and the latest incarnation upholds that tradition in grand style. With exquisite craftsmanship and attention to detail, the cabin features top-notch materials and exacting construction. The COMAND electronics system uses a control knob and screen to work most entertainment and navigation functions, but the lack of physical dash buttons (like those in the E-Class) tends to complicate the operation of frequently used functions.

The S-Class is not available in a longer-wheelbase version as are some of its competitors, but we suspect few owners will desire more than what the Benz offers. Space is plentiful in any seat and added creature comforts like heated and ventilated seats with massage features are sure to please even the toughest of critics. The trunk can accommodate up to 16.2 cubic feet.


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Features & Specs

MPG
12 city / 19 hwy
Seats 5
5-speed shiftable automatic
Gas
621 hp @ 4800 rpm
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