Used 2016 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Sedan

2016 Mercedes-Benz S-Class
2016 Mercedes-Benz S-Class

Pros

  • Exceptionally serene and absorbent ride quality
  • acceleration is effortless, well-mannered and very swift
  • seemingly endless safety and entertainment features
  • eerily controlled handling around turns with optional Magic Body Control.

Cons

  • Sheer volume of tech features can overwhelm
  • competitors are often more engaging to drive.

Used 2016 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Sedan for Sale

Mercedes-Benz S-Class 2016 S 550 4MATIC 4dr Sedan AWD (4.7L 8cyl Turbo 7A)
11,332 miles
Used 2016
Mercedes-Benz S-Class
S 550 4MATIC
(1)
Mercedes-Benz of Chantilly
9.3 mi away
List$71,500
Est.Loan: $1,301/mo
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Mercedes-Benz S-Class 2016 S 550 4MATIC 4dr Sedan AWD (4.7L 8cyl Turbo 7A)
43,482 miles
Used 2016
Mercedes-Benz S-Class
S 550 4MATIC
(3)
Imperial Highline
16.6 mi away
List$62,995
Est.Loan: $1,146/mo
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$300 Below Market
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Dealer Notes
2016 MERCEDES BENZ S550 4-MATIC BLACK EXTERIOR WITH BLACK INTERIOR** ONE OWNER** NAVIGATION SYSTEM** REAR BACK UP CAMERA** SURROUND VIEW CAMERA** SPLIT SCREEN** IDIODIZE PERFUME** PANO ROOF** MASSAGE SEATS** DYNAMIC SEATS** DRIVER ASSIST PKG** LANE ASSIT** BLINE SPOT MONITOR** XENON LED HEADLIGHTS** REAR POWER LIFTGATE** BLUETOOTH AUDIO** STEERING AUDIO CONTROLS** BURMESTER PREMIUM SURROUND SOUND SYSTEM** ADJUSTABLE COLORED INTERIOR LIGHTING** VA INSPECTED** SMOOTH COMFORTABLE RIDE** MUST SEE!!! ***FOR MORE INFO PLEASE GIVE US A CALL DIRECTY AT 703-368-7777 -
Mercedes-Benz S-Class 2016 S 550 4MATIC 4dr Sedan AWD (4.7L 8cyl Turbo 7A)
56,125 miles
Used 2016
Mercedes-Benz S-Class
S 550 4MATIC
(1)
Jim Coleman Cadillac
18.3 mi away
List$58,000
Est.Loan: $1,056/mo
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**1OWNER** **NAV** **AWD** **PREMIUM PACKAGE** **4 BRAND NEW TIRES AND ALIGNMENT!!** Fresh Oil Change, 4MATIC, Silk Beige/Espresso Brown w/AMG Exclusive Leather Upholstery, COMAND System w/AM/FM/GPS Navigation, Navigation System. Recent Arrival! CARFAX One-Owner. 16/26mpgAt Jim Coleman, we offer new cars in Bethesda. Silver Spring, Rockville, Gaithersburg and the Washington D.C. Area, along with used cars, trucks and SUVs by top manufacturers. Our sales staff will help you find that new or used car you have been searching for. For years, our financial staff at Jim Coleman has offered expert advice for those seeking a great car loan or lease. Our service doesn't stop there. Bethesda customers can come in and take advantage of our knowledgeable car repair technicians and a fully-stocked inventory of car parts. You can reach Jim Coleman any time by filling out our contact form, by calling us or simply visiting our Bethesda dealerships.
Mercedes-Benz S-Class 2016 S 550 4dr Sedan (4.7L 8cyl Turbo 7A)
45,577 miles
Used 2016
Mercedes-Benz S-Class
S 550
Euro Motorcars, Inc.
21.2 mi away
List$65,881
Est.Loan: $1,199/mo
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Mercedes-Benz S-Class 2016 S 550 4MATIC 4dr Sedan AWD (4.7L 8cyl Turbo 7A)
41,567 miles
Used 2016
Mercedes-Benz S-Class
S 550 4MATIC
(16)
Merlex Auto Group
22.4 mi away
List$55,766
Est.Loan: $1,015/mo
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$300 Below Market
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Dealer Notes
You will instantly feel at home once you step into this Mercedes-Benz S-Class. You will find yourself at ease knowing that this previous, and only owner took meticulous care of this beauty. The odometer can speak volumes on a vehicle's reliance and this S-Class's low mileage will assure you of its solid dependence. Want that 'new car' smell? This car still has it, because it has never been smoked in. We believe in building consumer confidence and will stand by this belief through providing this full SERVICE HISTORY report. Every aspect of this vehicle has been rigorously worked over with a MULTI-POINT INSPECTION guaranteeing your confidence and satisfaction. Safety is at the top of every vehicle buyer's list, and we here at Merlex Auto Group will verify that this car has never been in a wreck of any kind. Looking for power? Look no further! This 4.7L V8 DOHC 24V engine has all the power that you want in a vehicle. Enjoy life a little more freely with the responsibility of this fuel efficient Mercedes-Benz S-Class. You will love the feel of the sports tuned suspension as you cruise gracefully through even the toughest of twists and turns. You'll always be prepared for an adventure with the superior all-terrain suspension. 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. This Mercedes-Benz S-Class comes fully equipped at a great price. Come by and test drive it today. We have checked and double checked the mechanics of this car to make sure it is perfect. Turn heads when you drive down the road in this beauty. The exterior of this car is incomparable. You'll want to take your shoes off when stepping into this one because the interior is exquisite. Our inspection of this car confirms that all major mechanical features are in great shape and ready to go. Aside from the usual wear and tear, the exterior is first-rate. As with any used vehicle, a certain level of depreciation is expected but the interior of this car is still in beautiful condition. At Merlex Auto Group, we secure your confidence by running a CARFAX report on every vehicle. We want to make sure our customers have confidence buying from us. This is the reason we became a CARFAX CERTIFIED dealership. If you are looking to own a super clean car, this one is a one-owner vehicle according to CARFAX. Buy from us with full confidence. Get a free AutoCheck report on this or any other vehicle that we have for sale. We want you to feel secure in your purchase, so we've included our STANDARD WARRANTY with this car. For added security, an extended warranty is available. Ask a sales associate for details. Credit keeping you from getting a vehicle. Let us help with our BUY HERE - PAY HERE program. Everyone has credit problems but at Merlex Auto Group we don't feel this should prevent you from affording transportation. Our GUARANTEED FINANCING will do the heavy lifting, get you approved, and have you back on the road in no time. Our job is to get you on the road, and if you have approved credit with us, we can make this transition easier by providing you with low monthly payments. Priced to sell and way below BLUE BOOK, this one is going to move fast. With amazing deals at Merlex Auto Group, you will be sure to drive away smiling. We are conveniently located near Bryans Road.
Mercedes-Benz S-Class 2016 S 550 4dr Sedan (4.7L 8cyl Turbo 7A)
11,150 miles
Used 2016
Mercedes-Benz S-Class
S 550
BMW of Alexandria
24.7 mi away
List$72,970
Est.Loan: $1,328/mo
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Dealer Notes
TECHNOLOGY PACKAGE, NAVIGATION, PREMIUM PACKAGE, DRIVER ASSISTANCE PLUS, MULTI-CONTOUR SEATS, SURROUND VIEW W3D, REAR VIEW CAMERA W TOP VIEW, PANORAMIC MOONROOF, ACTIVE BLIND SPOT DETECTION, ACTIVE DRIVING ASSISTANT, LANE DEPARTURE WARNING, MOONROOF, COMFORT ACCESS KEYLESS ENTRY, PARKING ASSISTANT, HEATED FRONT SEATS, HEATED REAR SEATS, HEATED STEERING WHEEL, HANDS-FREE BLUETOOTH & USB, Crystal GraySeashell Gray wNappa Leather Upholstery, Active Blind Spot Assist, Active Lane Keeping Assist, Active Multi-Contour Seats wMassage, BAS PLUS wCross Traffic Assist, CMS Lane, CMS Rear, COMAND� System wAMFMGPS Navigation, Control Code Driver Assistance Package, DISTRONIC PLUS wSteering Assist, DISTRONIC PLUS�, Driver Assistance Package, Front Heated Seats - PLUS, Hands-Free Access, Heated & Active Ventilated Front Seats, KEYLESS GO Package, KEYLESS GO�, Navigation System, PARKTRONIC wActive Parking Assist, Power Rear Side Window Sunblinds, Premium Package, PRE-SAFE Brake, PRE-SAFE PLUS, Traffic Sign Assist.BMW OF ALEXANDRIA IS A PROUD THREE TIME CENTER OF EXCELLENCE AWARD WINNING DEALER. OUR VEHICLES RECEIVE QUALITY INSPECTIONS AND ARE SERVICED TO THE HIGHEST STANDARDS. TO PURCHASE THIS VEHICLE CONTACT OUR INTERNET DEPARTMENT TODAY.
Mercedes-Benz S-Class 2016 S 550 4MATIC 4dr Sedan AWD (4.7L 8cyl Turbo 7A)
18,013 miles
Used 2016
Mercedes-Benz S-Class
S 550 4MATIC
Mercedes-Benz of Alexandria
24.9 mi away
List$73,999
Est.Loan: $1,347/mo
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Mercedes-Benz S-Class 2016 S 550 4MATIC 4dr Sedan AWD (4.7L 8cyl Turbo 7A)
18,054 miles
Used 2016
Mercedes-Benz S-Class
S 550 4MATIC
Alfa Romeo of Arlington
25.5 mi away
List$73,585
Est.Loan: $1,339/mo
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Dealer Notes
This outstanding example of a 2016 Mercedes-Benz S-Class S 550 is offered by Maserati of Arlington. This vehicle is loaded with great features, plus it comes with the CARFAX BuyBack Guarantee. Today's luxury vehicle is not just about opulence. It's about a perfect balance of performance, comfort and attention to detail. This 2016 Mercedes-Benz S-Class is the perfect example of the modern luxury. Enjoy the grip and control of AWD performance in this nicely equipped Mercedes-Benz S-Class. A Mercedes-Benz with as few miles as this one is a rare find. This S-Class S 550 was gently driven and it shows. More information about the 2016 Mercedes-Benz S-Class: 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. Strengths of this model include cabriolet availability, limousine-like interior (especially with Executive package), long-held reputation for durability, sleek coupe, innovative technology, Strong, smooth powertrains, and a luxury benchmark
Mercedes-Benz S-Class 2016 S 550 4MATIC 4dr Sedan AWD (4.7L 8cyl Turbo 7A)
11,533 miles
Used 2016
Mercedes-Benz S-Class
S 550 4MATIC
(1)
Mercedes-Benz of Catonsville
42.3 mi away
List$73,390
Est.Loan: $1,336/mo
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$300 Below Market
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2016 Mercedes-Benz S-Class S 550 designo Diamond White Metallic ***** NAVIGATION **** LOW MILES **** PREMIUM PKG **** DRIVER ASSISTANCE PKG *** 20' MULTISPOKE WHEELS **** SURROUND VIEW CAMERA **** HEATED COOLED SEATS ***** MERCEDES-BENZ CERTIFIED WITH UNLIMITED MILEAGE WARRANTY, DONT MISS OUT, 4MATIC , Black wLeather Upholstery. Recent Arrival! CARFAX One-Owner. Odometer is 28788 miles below market average! BUY WITH CONFIDENCE: - Lowest Prices Every Day: Our market based WOW pricing utilizes competitive market pricing guides, no games. So it is easy to make an educated, hassle -free purchase from us. Many of our competitors add freight, reconditioning or certification fees to their price quotes. Your WOW price has no hidden charges. Just add tags, taxes and processing fee. - Complimentary CARFAX Vehicle History Report - 7 Day Exchange Policy: This policy simply states if you are not completely satisfied with your vehicle purchase, bring it back to us for a full credit towards your next vehicle, no questions asked! RECALL NOTICE: Some vehicles may be subject to manufacturer safety recalls that for various reasons may not be repaired prior to sale. You may also check for open recalls at www.safercar.gov
Mercedes-Benz S-Class 2016 S 550 4MATIC 4dr Sedan AWD (4.7L 8cyl Turbo 7A)
30,823 miles
Used 2016
Mercedes-Benz S-Class
S 550 4MATIC
(7)
Mercedes-Benz of Annapolis
53.9 mi away
List$72,900
Est.Loan: $1,327/mo
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Mercedes-Benz S-Class 2016 S 550 4MATIC 4dr Sedan AWD (4.7L 8cyl Turbo 7A)
9,800 miles
Used 2016
Mercedes-Benz S-Class
S 550 4MATIC
Sun Motor Cars
86.7 mi away
List$76,991
Est.Loan: $1,401/mo
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Mercedes-Benz S-Class 2016 S 550 4dr Sedan (4.7L 8cyl Turbo 7A)
40,161 miles
Used 2016
Mercedes-Benz S-Class
S 550
(2)
Mercedes-Benz of Lancaster
94.8 mi away
List$63,990
Est.Loan: $1,165/mo
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Dealer Notes
Clean CARFAX. CERTIFIED!!!, 113210 MSRP!!, Silk Beige/Espresso Brown LEATHER, Active Blind Spot Assist, Active Lane Keeping Assist, Active Multi-Contour Seats w/Massage, BAS PLUS w/Cross Traffic Assist, Burmester High-End 3D Surround Sound System, CMS Lane, CMS Rear, Control Code Driver Assistance Package, Control Code Surround View Camera, DISTRONIC PLUS w/Steering Assist, DISTRONIC PLUS�, Driver Assistance Package, Front Heated Seats - PLUS, Hands-Free Access, Heated & Active Ventilated Front Seats, KEYLESS GO Package, KEYLESS GO�, PARKTRONIC w/Active Parking Assist, Power Rear Side Window Sunblinds, Premium Package, PRE-SAFE Brake, PRE-SAFE PLUS, Sport Body Styling, Sport Package, Sport Package Code, Surround View Camera, Traffic Sign Assist, Wheels: 20 AMG Multi-Spoke. Certified. designo Diamond White Metallic 2016 Mercedes-Benz S-Class S 550 RWD 7-Speed Automatic 4.7L V8 BiTurbo Recent Arrival! 17/26 City/Highway MPG Reviews: * Exceptionally serene and absorbent ride quality; acceleration is effortless, well-mannered and very swift; seemingly endless safety and entertainment features; eerily controlled handling around turns with optional Magic Body Control. Source: Edmunds * Broad range of engine choices; quiet, upscale and well-built interior with a roomy backseat; long list of standard safety and technology features. Source: Edmunds Mercedes-Benz Certified Pre-Owned Details: * Limited Warranty: 12 Month/Unlimited Mile beginning after new car warranty expires or from certified purchase date * Includes Trip Interruption Reimbursement and 7 days/500 miles Exchange Privilege * Roadside Assistance * Warranty Deductible: $0 * 164 Point Inspection * Vehicle History * Transferable Warranty
Mercedes-Benz S-Class 2016 S 550 4MATIC 4dr Sedan AWD (4.7L 8cyl Turbo 7A)
41,678 miles
Used 2016
Mercedes-Benz S-Class
S 550 4MATIC
(6)
Mercedes-Benz of Richmond
96.9 mi away
List$61,860
Est.Loan: $1,126/mo
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$750 Below Market
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*** CERTIFIED PREOWNED *** RATES AS LOW AS 1.99% *** Selenite Gray Metallic with Black Nappa Leather, Premium 1 Package, Sport Package w/ 20 AMG Multi-Spoke Wheels, Drivers Assistance Package, Surround View Camera, Burmester Sound, and more! CERTIFIED PREOWNED WITH UNLIMITED MILEAGE WARRANTY! Clean Carfax No Accidents 1-Owner! Call Today to schedule a test drive!
Mercedes-Benz S-Class 2016 S 550 4MATIC 4dr Sedan AWD (4.7L 8cyl Turbo 7A)
34 miles
Used 2016
Mercedes-Benz S-Class
S 550 4MATIC
Elite Auto Brokers
19.8 mi away
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Mercedes-Benz S-Class 2016 S 550 4MATIC 4dr Sedan AWD (4.7L 8cyl Turbo 7A)
29,429 miles
Used 2016
Mercedes-Benz S-Class
S 550 4MATIC
Mercedes-Benz of Charlottesville
86.5 mi away
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Mercedes-Benz S-Class 2016 S 550 4MATIC 4dr Sedan AWD (4.7L 8cyl Turbo 7A)
21,333 miles
Used 2016
Mercedes-Benz S-Class
S 550 4MATIC
Mercedes-Benz of Alexandria
24.9 mi away
List$75,688
Est.Loan: $1,377/mo
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Mercedes-Benz S-Class 2016 S 550 4MATIC 4dr Sedan AWD (4.7L 8cyl Turbo 7A)
23,816 miles
Used 2016
Mercedes-Benz S-Class
S 550 4MATIC
(2)
Mercedes-Benz of Lancaster
94.8 mi away
List$71,990
Est.Loan: $1,310/mo
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Dealer Notes
Clean CARFAX. One Owner, ALL NEW BRAKES!!, CERTIFIED!!, 116185 MSRP!!, BURMESTER SOUND AND WOOD STEERING WHEEL !!, UPGRADED DESIGNO PAINT AND INTERIOR WOOD TRIM!!, 4MATIC�, Silk Beige/Espresso Brown LEATHER, Active Blind Spot Assist, Active Lane Keeping Assist, Active Multi-Contour Seats w/Massage, BAS PLUS w/Cross Traffic Assist, CMS Lane, CMS Rear, Control Code Driver Assistance Package, Control Code Surround View Camera, Control Code Warmth & Comfort Package, DISTRONIC PLUS w/Steering Assist, DISTRONIC PLUS�, Driver Assistance Package, Exclusive Interior Wood Trim, Front Heated Armrests, Front Heated Seats - PLUS, Hands-Free Access, Heated & Active Ventilated Front Seats, Heated & Active Ventilated Rear Seats, Heated Steering Wheel, KEYLESS GO Comfort Package, KEYLESS GO�, Memory Rear Seats, PARKTRONIC w/Active Parking Assist, Power Rear Seats, Power Rear Side Window Sunblinds, Premium Package, PRE-SAFE Brake, PRE-SAFE PLUS, Rear Heated Armrests, Rear Heated Seats - PLUS, Surround View Camera, Traffic Sign Assist, Warmth & Comfort Package, Wheels: 19 Twin 5-Spoke. Certified. designo Mocha Black Metallic 2016 Mercedes-Benz S-Class S 550 4MATIC� 4MATIC� 7-Speed Automatic 4.7L V8 BiTurbo Recent Arrival! Odometer is 1600 miles below market average! 16/26 City/Highway MPG Reviews: * Exceptionally serene and absorbent ride quality; acceleration is effortless, well-mannered and very swift; seemingly endless safety and entertainment features; eerily controlled handling around turns with optional Magic Body Control. Source: Edmunds * Broad range of engine choices; quiet, upscale and well-built interior with a roomy backseat; long list of standard safety and technology features. Source: Edmunds Mercedes-Benz Certified Pre-Owned Details: * Vehicle History * Limited Warranty: 12 Month/Unlimited Mile beginning after new car warranty expires or from certified purchase date * Roadside Assistance * Includes Trip Interruption Reimbursement and 7 days/500 miles Exchange Privilege * Warranty Deductible: $0 * Transferable Warranty * 164 Point Inspection
Mercedes-Benz S-Class 2016 S 550 4MATIC 4dr Sedan AWD (4.7L 8cyl Turbo 7A)
4,943 miles
Used 2016
Mercedes-Benz S-Class
S 550 4MATIC
Mercedes-Benz of Alexandria
24.9 mi away
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Edmunds' Expert Review

All flagship luxury sedans are fantastic, but maybe you want just a little bit more. Take a drive in a 2016 Mercedes-Benz S-Class. We think this iconic sedan is a step above in terms of refinement and luxury, while the S-Class coupe version is every bit its two-door equal. Read more to find out why this is one of the finest automobiles in the world.

vehicle overview

Since the 1970s, the Mercedes-Benz S-Class has represented the pinnacle of automotive excellence and a benchmark for the rest of the automotive landscape. One could even argue that Mercedes has led the way from the very beginning, when company founder Karl Benz invented the car.

Today, the 2016 Mercedes-Benz S-Class sedan and coupe are every bit the benchmarks that their illustrious forebears were, boasting an unparalleled blend of engineering, technology and luxury that permeates everything from the suspension to the stereo. This is a car that can essentially drive itself in stop-and-go traffic while giving you a hot stone massage and automatically adjusting the suspension to counteract bumps in the road before you drive over them. That's just a random sampling of its bag of tricks. There are six models, two body styles, six seat massage selections, 12 music sources, 24 speakers, four interior fragrances, 11 airbags and up to four enormous display screens. Engine power, meanwhile, ranges from 436 horsepower to 621.

We could go on, but suffice to say, the S-Class sedan and coupe are easily among the finest automobiles sold today. Indeed, the sedan feels like a step above traditional, admittedly less expensive competitors like the Audi A8, BMW 7 Series and Jaguar XJ, especially in terms of overall interior ambience and opulence. In a way, it feels closer to more expensive, upper-crust flagship sedans like the Bentley Flying Spur. Similarly, the S-Class coupe is best compared to the Bentley Continental GT, as there are no other apples-to-apples competitors. Either way, it's impossible to imagine being disappointed by an S-Class.

2016 Mercedes-Benz S-Class configurations

The 2016 Mercedes-Benz S-Class is available as a sedan and coupe. Both body styles are available as S550, AMG S 63 and AMG S 65, while the sedan adds an additional S600 and S550 Plug-In Hybrid. Each of the models corresponds to a different engine. The new Mercedes-Maybach S600 is reviewed separately.

Standard equipment on the S550 models includes an adjustable air suspension, all-LED lighting (including adaptive headlights and automatic high beam control), automatic wipers (with advanced washers and heated blades), keyless ignition and entry, cruise control, dual-zone automatic climate control (with air purification and cabin fragrance systems), 12-way power front seats (with heating, four-way lumbar and memory settings), a power tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, leather seat upholstery, "MB-Tex" simulated leather interior trim, auto-dimming mirrors, soft-close doors, a power trunk lid and a power rear sunshade. A panoramic sunroof is standard on both body styles, but the coupe's can be upgraded with optional Magic Sky Control, which applies varying degrees of tint at the push of a button.

Standard electronics features include the COMAND interface (with two 12.3-inch display screens and a touchpad/rotary knob controller), a rearview camera, Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity, a navigation system, traffic information, voice controls, an in-car WiFi hotspot, Mercedes mbrace telematics and a 13-speaker Burmester surround-sound audio system with a six-CD/DVD changer, two USB audio inputs, an iPod/media player interface, HD and satellite radios, TuneIn Internet radio and 10GB of digital music storage.

The sedan version differs with 18-inch wheels. The coupe has 19-inch wheels, all-wheel-drive, front and rear parking sensors, an automatic parallel parking system and upgraded leather upholstery. All are available on the sedan.

The sedan's Premium package adds the front and rear parking sensors, and automatic parallel parking system. It also includes hands-free trunk opening, power rear side window shades and heated and ventilated active multicontour front seats (with additional adjustments, six massage programs and rapid heating functionality).

The coupe's Premium package adds the active multicontour front seats, a head-up display and a surround-view parking camera system.

The S 63 AMG includes all of the above, but gets a different engine and transmission, 20-inch wheels, sport-tuned suspension components, performance brakes, more aggressively bolstered seats and styling differences.

The following are options on the S550 and the S 63 sedans. The Driver Assistance package adds adaptive cruise control (with steering assistance and automated braking and accelerating) and a variety of electronic safety aids (detailed in the Safety section below). The Rear Seat package adds four-zone automatic climate control, rear seatbelt airbags, upgraded headrests, a power right-rear footrest and power-adjustable rear seats (available separately). The Executive Rear Seat package adds "multicontour" rear seat adjustments with memory settings and extra passenger-side recline. The Warmth & Comfort package also provides the power-adjustable rear seats, but adds heating and ventilation, front and rear heated armrests and a heated steering wheel. The Sport package adds different exterior styling elements and 19-inch AMG wheels.

The S550 and S 63 coupes also can be had with the Driver Assistance package and their own Warmth & Comfort package, which has heated rear seats and a heated wood and leather steering wheel.

Stand-alone options on the S550 and S 63 sedans and coupes include 20-inch wheels, a night vision system, upgraded leather upholstery, a heated steering wheel, an in-car WiFi hotspot and a 24-speaker Burmester 3-D surround-sound audio system. The Magic Body Control suspension, the surround-view camera, heated rear seats and a rear seat entertainment system with individual screens and COMAND remotes can be added separately to the sedan models. Headlight assemblies accented with Swarovski crystal are available separately on the coupe models.

All of the above options are standard on the S600 and S 65 AMG. The latter also gets the S 63's AMG-specific performance items.

Stand-alone options on all S-Class sedan models include a head-up display, a refrigerated rear center console, a heated windshield and a split-view front center display screen (also available on the coupe: driver and passenger can see different things). The Executive Rear Seat Package Plus splits the rear seats with a full-length center console complete with heated and cooled cupholders and airplane-style fold-out tray tables.

There are also a variety of special "designo" paint, leather colors and trim types available. Carbon-ceramic brakes can be added to the AMG models.

2016 Highlights

Sheer volume of tech features can overwhelm; competitors are often more engaging to drive.

Performance & mpg

The 2016 Mercedes-Benz S550 models are powered by a turbocharged 4.7-liter V8 that produces 449 hp and 516 pound-feet of torque. A seven-speed automatic is standard. Rear-wheel drive is standard on the sedan. "4Matic" all-wheel drive is optional on the sedan and standard on the coupe. At the Edmunds test track, a rear-wheel-drive S550 sedan went from zero to 60 mph in 4.9 seconds, which is quick but ultimately on par with similarly powered flagship luxury sedans. A S550 coupe 4Matic in our testing reached 60 mph in 4.7 seconds. EPA-estimated fuel economy is 20 mpg combined (17 city/26 highway) for the standard sedan, with 19 (16/26) for the 4Matic sedan and 19 (16/24) for the 4Matic coupe.

The S600 has a turbocharged 6.0-liter V12 good for 523 hp and 612 lb-ft of torque. A seven-speed automatic and rear-wheel drive are standard. Mercedes estimates that it will reach 60 mph in 4.5 seconds. Its EPA-estimated fuel economy is 16 mpg combined (14/21).

The Mercedes-AMG S 63 gets a turbocharged 5.5-liter V8 that produces 577 hp and 664 lb-ft of torque. A more performance-oriented version of 4Matic and a different, specialized seven-speed automatic transmission are standard. In Edmunds testing, the S 63 sedan hit 60 mph in 4.6 seconds. EPA-estimated fuel economy is 18 mpg combined (15/23) for both body styles.

The AMG S 65 offers the mother of all Mercedes engines: a turbocharged 6.0-liter V12 that pumps out a prodigious 621 hp and 738 lb-ft of torque. It has the same AMG seven-speed transmission and rear-wheel drive. Mercedes actually estimates the S 65's 0-60 time to be slower than the S 63's (blame the lesser traction of rear-wheel drive), but believe us, it will never feel slower in the real world. EPA-estimated fuel economy is 17 mpg combined (14/21).

Finally, on the other end of the powertrain scale is the S550 Plug-In Hybrid. It has a turbocharged 3.0-liter V6 paired with an electric motor integrated within the seven-speed automatic transmission. Together, they generate a total of 436 hp and 470 lb-ft of torque. Rear-wheel drive is standard. Mercedes estimates it'll reach 60 mph in 5.2 seconds and travel 20 miles on electric power alone. Mercedes estimates that it will return 24 mpg city/30 highway when its electric-only battery is depleted.

Safety

Every 2016 Mercedes-Benz S-Class comes standard with traction and stability control (with crosswind mitigation), antilock brakes, front and rear side airbags, front pelvic airbags, full-length side curtain airbags and a driver knee airbag. Standard electronic safety features include a rearview camera, a driver inattention warning system and a collision prevention system that will warn the driver of a potential collision and fully apply the brakes if necessary. Mercedes' mbrace emergency telematics includes automatic collision notification, stolen-vehicle location assistance, alarm notification, an SOS emergency services button, geo-fencing for valets and teenage drivers and remote vehicle controls (via mobile app or computer) that can unlock or lock the car, for instance.

The Driver Assistance package (standard on the S600 and S 65) includes an active blind-spot warning system (will steer you back to your lane if you fail to heed its warning), an active lane-departure warning system (ditto), pedestrian recognition for the collision prevention system, a rear-impact detection and preparedness system, and an advanced adaptive cruise control system that not only matches the speed of the car in front of you, but will also apply the brakes and accelerator in stop-and-go traffic and keep you in your lane. Effectively, it drives for you on a gridlocked freeway.

Other options include a night vision system (detects pedestrians and animals through infrared sensors and displays them in the instrument panel) and a surround-view parking camera system.

In Edmunds brake testing, an S550 sedan with all-season tires came to a stop from 60 mph in a short 115 feet. The S550 coupe with summer tires stopped 2 feet shorter. An S 63 AMG sedan stopped in 108 feet, which is typical for a performance car on summer tires.

Driving

Effortless. That's how the 2015 Mercedes-Benz S-Class feels when you're behind the wheel. The steering is fairly light, and when equipped with lane-keeping assist and/or Distronic Plus cruise control, it will even subtly steer the car for you. Still, you'll be surprised at how adeptly this very large sedan and coupe will hunker down and go around a corner. So well-rounded is the S-Class sedan that it earned an Edmunds "A" rating for both the S550 and S 63 AMG. It should come as no surprise then, that the S550 coupe also earned our top "A" rating as well.

You may think you've enjoyed a comfortable ride before, but it most likely pales in comparison to the adjustable air suspension fitted as standard to the S-Class. Not only does it iron out bumps, it does so without a hint of floatiness. Plus, the ride gets even better with the sedan's optional Magic Body Control. Utilizing a windshield-mounted camera, the car detects bumps and other imperfections in the road ahead and automatically adjusts the air suspension to compensate. We're not exaggerating when we say that large speed humps can feel more like pebbles. It certainly feels like magic.

The way the regular S550 gets up to speed is impressive. Acceleration from the turbo V8 is sports-car like, yet its noises are reduced to a whisper inside the cabin. The AMG models are less audibly subdued, and the way they even more quickly pile on the speed is all the more likely to get you into trouble with Johnny Law.

Interior

The cabins of most flagship luxury cars feel like bigger, fancier versions of "lesser" models, sharing a general design aesthetic and many control components. Not so the 2016 Mercedes-Benz S-Class. Even though the new C-Class has borrowed a few design cues and switches here and there, the S-Class remains a special car that exists above the rest. There is an elegance and sense of opulence here that make it feel more like a competitor for a Bentley than a BMW.

Beyond aesthetics, few cars can approach the new S-Class' comfort and infotainment features. The standard seats are lovely, but we recommend the Premium package's multicontour seats with their additional adjustments, ventilation and six massage settings. That's right, six. One even simulates a hot stone massage by utilizing the seat's heating elements. And just in case your rear passengers are the jealous sort, the same opulent front seat features (including adjustments) are available in the sedan's enormous backseat. Plus, you can add an entertainment system, airplane-style pop-out tables and even a fridge.

Those aren't available on the coupe, but even its backseat is pretty generously sized for a two-door car. Plus, its lack of B-pillars provides a wide-open, windows-down driving experience that few other cars can match.

All of the S-Class' many infotainment functions are controlled by the latest iteration of Mercedes' COMAND system, which remains one of the most user-friendly around (even if its immense number of functions makes it potentially overwhelming to use at first). Compared with the setup in the E-Class and many other Mercedes models, the S-Class' newer COMAND interface features a colossal central screen, unique graphics, a touchpad controller and a different physical button layout (buttons for frequently used functions are grouped around the main control knob rather than on the dash). Immediately adjacent to the infotainment screen is the instrument panel, which itself is an equally large display screen complete with simulated digital gauges.

The trunk, as you might expect from a 17-foot-long sedan, is sufficiently large at 16.3 cubic feet. Note, however, that the available 24-speaker Burmester high-end sound system "significantly" reduces trunk space, according to Mercedes. The S550 Plug-in Hybrid also has a smaller trunk (12.2 cubic feet) because of its battery pack.


Consumer reviews

Read what other owners think about the 2016 Mercedes-Benz S-Class.

Overall Consumer Rating

Most helpful consumer reviews

My FIRST MB... and S-class in particular.
Nick B.,06/18/2016
I am from Europe. The poor section. Having 2016 S-class 350 d 4Matic (diesel), which is not available as a model selection here. So far 1,350 km on the odometer. The average fuel consumption is 6.3 liters per 100 kilometers. On a highway, I do get from 5.2 to 6.0 litters per 100 km. This is my first MB ever. I am amazed by the level of comfort it delivers. I have never experienced anything close to that. When I do enter my Benz, I do feel like being into an another world (of it's own). It is very relaxing to drive it. I consider this overall high level comfort and technology, which I guess is also offered in other cars, like Audi, Lexus and BMW, to be a masterpiece of modern car manufacturing. This car is a dream I have chased for over 20 years. Now locked this dream down. Feeling quite good and satisfied because of that. However, I do find the interactions with other humans/animals/plants, to bring more happiness in life. If this info is about to disappoint you, wait until you have the ability to own one yourself. Do not get me wrong. This is the most amazing vehicle I have ever drove or being driven at, still, somehow, it is just a machine and it does everything right, yet, closely interacting (especially) with my wife, playing with the kids and other people's dogs and cats, even just walking in the parks, makes me more happy...
Like a beautiful, high maintainence woman
Jerry Tennant,07/31/2016
This is a beautiful automobile and fun to drive (except confusing controls). However it is very unreliable. The media system didn't work when I bought it and it took a couple of months to get parts from Germany to fix it. The ordered parts didn't work so had to wait longer for more parts. Soon it wouldn't start---the almost new battery was defective! Windshield washer wouldn't put water out. Then the driver's vanity mirror simply broke off. The media system is a disaster! You need the manual in one hand to figure out how to select the media you want. It is insane that the CD player won't automatically change from one disk to the next. When listening to a multidisk audiobook, you have to recognize that it is playing the same disk over and have to manually switch to the next disk while driving. This process is hidden behind, "media", pull the knob downward, select "devices", use the knob to select the next disk (even though you may not remember what number the next disk is). Try doing this without taking your eyes off the road! Won't recognize newest iPod plug. But it looks great if you don't mind a $600 oil change. The only car I ever owned that was less reliable was a new Rolls-Royce Silver Spur.
WOW - simply WOW
AFITgrad86,08/21/2018
I traded my Maserati Quattroporte for this S 550 - two very different cars from two very different sources. My first thought of the S Class was this is what flying in First Class is about. The Maserati was a sports luxury vehicle - plenty of sport and good luxury. The Mercedes is a Luxury Sport vehicle with a huge helping of luxury and a modicum of sport - that is until you plant your right foot. The Mercedes is plenty fast - especially from a 40 mph roll although it's 0--60 is mid 4 seconds! It's effortless power and no-fuss go-fast all the while cosseted in sumptuous leather and near bank vault quiet and security. Sure it leans into the corners - but at 4600 pounds it has a right to. Do I miss my QP? only when I catch my reflection in a window - no-one can match Pinninfarina's sleek design - but the Merc is pretty darn attractive in an understated way. I've only had it a few weeks but truly am enjoying the difference.
Beauty and power
GreyBeard,08/08/2016
Great smooth ride, the air suspension works. Lots of electronics , really too many. This car controls the drive, and you have to over ride the electronics to be in control as a driver
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Features & Specs

MPG
17 city / 26 hwy
Seats 5
7-speed shiftable automatic
Gas
449 hp @ 5250 rpm
MPG
16 city / 26 hwy
Seats 5
7-speed shiftable automatic
Gas
449 hp @ 5250 rpm
MPG
15 city / 23 hwy
Seats 5
7-speed shiftable automatic
Gas
577 hp @ 5500 rpm
MPG
N/A city / N/A hwy
Seats 5
7-speed shiftable automatic
Hybrid
N/A
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