Used 2016 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Sedan

Pros & Cons

  • 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.
  • Sheer volume of tech features can overwhelm
  • competitors are often more engaging to drive.
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$38,566 - $59,995

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Dealer Notes
**RIDE IN STYLE with this S550 ALL WHEEL DRIVE**ORIGINAL MSRP was $111,825.00**PREMIUM PACKAGE ($4500)**DRIVERS ASSISTANCE ($2800)**NAPPA LEATHER SEATING ($2290)**19'TWIN 5 SPOKE WHEELS ($1270)**SURROUND VIEW CAMERA ($900)**COMFORT BOX ($350)**WHEEL LOCKING BOLTS $140)**NAVIGATION**PANORAMIC ROOF**BACKUP CAMERA**ADAPTIVE CRUISE CONTROL**1 OWNER**CARFAX CERTIFIED with BUYBACK GUARANTEE** Why pay higher prices when you can buy directly from us with our no HASSLE and HAGGLE free pricing?? Our prices are competitive in the market and compete or beat other dealerships. The buying experience with Fairfax Motors is the best! Fairfax Motors is family owned and operated in Fairfax, Virginia offering cars for sale and buying services to the DMV area for 27 years. Our owner has built successful and long term relationships with our customers with them returning to purchase cars from us time and time again. Our entire staff offers transparency with each customer from our knowledgeable sales staff to our dynamic managers. We offer Finance and Extended Warranty options, plus detailing services to keep your car looking beautiful. We need your cars to fill out inventory, so we take all trades and buy cars too! Stop dreading the car buying process and start having fun! Still aren't sure? Our customers love to show us love and share their buying experience with the world. Come see us at Fairfax Motors for your next vehicle purchase.
Dealer Notes
CERTIFIED / $111K MSRP / BLINDSPOT ASST / PANORAMIC ROOF / UPGRADED WHEELS / Ambient lighting, cooled and heated seats, Surround view camera, soft close doors, KeylessGo, multicontour seats, driver assistance package and more.Certification Program Details:* Powertrain Limited Warranty: 24 Month/100,000 Mile (whichever occurs first) from original purchase date* Warranty Deductible: $0* Roadside Assistance* Multi-Point Inspection* Comprehensive Vehicle Condition ReportVINS is a boutique dealership located in the Washington D.C. Metropolitan area. We pride ourselves on our attention to detail from the way we build relationships with our clients to our elegantly modern and inviting showroom. At VINS our transparency and efficiency are second to none. We view the automotive buying experience differently: We are here to HELP not just SELL. All VINS clients receive luxury service as they purchase a quality vehicle from our non-commissioned sales staff. We reinforce this by giving every client a 3-DAY NO QUESTIONS ASKED RETURN POLICY. Visit our showroom in person or take 360 tour of our vehicles and buy online. Experience the VINS difference today and see what our clients say about us online!.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
Dealer Notes
Feel right at home behind the wheel of this Mercedes-Benz S-Class. You will find yourself at ease knowing that this previous, and only owner took meticulous care of this beauty. Finding the right used car can create some real headaches when mileage is a factor. At only 69,882 miles, you can feel confident that this S-Class is in prime condition. Want that 'new car' smell? This car still has it, because it has never been smoked in. Many factors go into buying a used car and knowing a vehicle's service history is one of the most important. At Merlex Auto Group, we provide a full SERVICE HISTORY to back what we sell. 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. Our customer's safety is important to us. We guarantee that this vehicle has never suffered damage from a wreck. With a powerful 4.7L V8 DOHC 24V engine under the hood, you will have plenty of oomph to easily get up to speed when the situation calls for it. With rising gas prices, fuel efficiency is more important than ever. This Mercedes-Benz S-Class's 4.7L V8 DOHC 24V gives you the gas mileage that you want. The precision handling that the sports tuned suspension gives will straighten out even the curviest of roadways. If you like to take your vehicles out for a rough off-road trek then this Mercedes-Benz S-Class is perfect for you as it is ready off the lot to do some serious adventuring. The top of the line luxury package will completely surround you in both comfort and class. Check out all the power, convenience and safety options that are offered on this baby. You will not find another fully equipped Mercedes-Benz S-Class like this at any price! Everything under the hood is in perfect shape thanks to our multi-point inspection that every vehicle on our lot undergoes. It is obvious that the previous owner took really good care of it because the exterior finish is immaculate. The interior of this ride is nothing less than perfect and is a sign of the excellent care and attention that this car has seen since it was new. A thorough inspection has shown this car to be in tip-top condition with no need for any major mechanical work. Unless you plan on driving this one straight into a mud pit you won't have to worry about any exterior maintenance for quite some time. Apart from a few touch up spots the interior of this one is in adequate condition. Buy from us with full confidence. Get a free CARFAX report on this or any other vehicle that we have for sale. We are a CARFAX CERTIFIED dealership which means that this car has met all the rigorous requirements that not only we expect for every car we sell but also is fully documented by CARFAX to have a clean history behind it. Check out the included CARFAX report which shows this car to be a one-owner vehicle. AutoCheck? Not an issue. We supply a free report with all of our vehicles. All our vehicles are AutoCheck CERTIFIED which means that each and every one of them have measured up to our high standards and are fully documented by an included AutoCheck history report. We want you to feel secure in your purchase, so we've included our STANDARD WARRANTY with this car. We want you to be completely satisfied with your purchase, so we offer an optional extended warranty at a very affordable price. Just ask for the details. GUARANTEED FINANCING! Approval for Everyone! Call us now and get back on the road today! Upon credit approval call or drop by to see just how low we can get your monthly payments. The price we have set is way below BLUE BOOK, so it definitely won't last long. We are only minutes away from Cooksville, stop by and visit us today. Powerful, luxurious ride.
Dealer Notes
Your satisfaction is our business! Introducing the 2016 Mercedes-Benz S-Class! It delivers style and power in a single package! A turbocharger is also included as an economical means of increasing performance. This 4 door sedan still has less than 15,000 miles! All of the premium features expected of a Mercedes-Benz are offered, including: leather upholstery, power trunk closing assist, and the power moon roof opens up the cabin to the natural environment. Under the hood you'll find an 8 cylinder engine with more than 400 horsepower, and load leveling rear suspension maintains a comfortable ride. We know that you have high expectations, and we enjoy the challenge of meeting and exceeding them! Please don't hesitate to give us a call.
Dealer Notes
***SPORT AMG PACKAGE***PANORAMIC***REAR RECLINE SEATING***HEATED VENTILATED SEATS*** SHADE PACKAGE***SURROUND CAMERA PACKAGE***FULLY LOADED NOT MISSING ANY OPTONS***Home Delivery! 2016 Mercedes-Benz S-Class S 550 4MATIC® 4MATIC®, Leather. Silver Clean CARFAX.Odometer is 5352 miles below market average! 16/26 City/Highway MPG
Dealer Notes
***SPORT PACKAGE: AMG WHEELS AND SPORTBODY STYLING(FRONT AND REAR)***PANORAMIC MOONROOF FACTORY NAVIGATION SYSTEM DESIGNO BLACK LEATHER HEATED SEATS REAR BACK UP CAMERA SIRIUS SATELLITE RADIO POWER REAR SEATS REAR MEMORY SEATS WOOD/LEATHER STEERING WHEEL BLACK CLOTH HEADLINER BLACK POPLAR WOOD TRIM 20 INCH AMG MULTISPOKE WHEELS BURMESTER SURROUND SOUND SYSTEM****Navigation*, *Bluetooth*, *Power Sunroof/Moonroof*, *Heated Front Seats*, *Rear View Camera*, *Sport Package*, *SIRUIS Satellite Radio*, designo Black Leather, 13 Speakers, 19 AMG Twin 5-Spoke Wheels, COMAND System w/AM/FM/GPS Navigation, Navigation System, Premium audio system: COMAND, Sport Body Styling, Sport Package, Sport Package Code.Clean CARFAX.Odometer is 18107 miles below market average!***CARFAX CERTIFIED! ***VALUE PRICED BELOW MARKET! Call Passport INFINITI of Suitland at (240) 695-5500 to confirm availability and schedule a no-obligation test drive! We are located at 4731 Auth Place Marlow Heights, MD 20746. All of our vehicles are researched and priced regularly using LIVE MARKET PRICING TECHNOLOGY to ensure that you always receive the best overall market value. ASK US FOR THE VALUE REPORT ON THIS VEHICLE! We are a PureCars Platinum Dealer. 2016 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Black
Dealer Notes
ALL WHEEL DRIVE ~ 1-OWNER ~ CLEAN CARFAX ~ BACK UP CAMERA ~ SUNROOF ~ NAVIGATION ~ SATELLITE RADIO ~ MEMORY SEATS ~ HEATED/COOLED LEATHER SEATS ~ SERPENTINI CERTIFIED ~ FREE 2-YEAR 100K WARRANTY ~ CALL NOW 440-249-6296 Recent Arrival! 4MATIC, designo Silk Beige/Titanium Gray Pearl w/designo Semi-Aniline Exclusive Leather Upholstery, Active Multi-Contour Seats w/Massage, COMAND System w/AM/FM/GPS Navigation, Front Heated Seats - PLUS, Hands-Free Access, Heated & Active Ventilated Front Seats, KEYLESS GO Comfort Package, KEYLESS GO, Navigation System, PARKTRONIC w/Active Parking Assist, Power Rear Side Window Sunblinds, Premium Package. CARFAX One-Owner. Clean CARFAX. Verde Brook Metallic 2016 Mercedes-Benz S-Class S 550 4D Sedan 4MATIC 4.7L V8 BiTurbo 7-Speed Automatic 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
Dealer Notes
Clean CARFAX. One Owner, CERTIFIED!!, 110690 MSRP!!, DISTRONIC!!, 4MATICÂ , Black LEATHER, 19" AMGÂ Twin 5-Spoke Wheels, 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, DISTRONIC PLUS w/Steering Assist, DISTRONIC PLUSÂ , Driver Assistance Package, Front Heated Seats - PLUS, Hands-Free Access, Heated & Active Ventilated Front Seats, KEYLESS GO Comfort Package, KEYLESS GOÂ , PARKTRONIC w/Active Parking Assist, Power Rear Side Window Sunblinds, Premium Package, PRE-SAFE Brake, PRE-SAFE PLUS, Surround View Camera, Traffic Sign Assist. Certified. designo Diamond White Metallic 2016 Mercedes-Benz S-Class S 550 4MATICÂ 4MATICÂ 7-Speed Automatic 4.7L V8 BiTurbo 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 Mercedes-Benz Certified Pre-Owned Details: * Vehicle History * Warranty Deductible: $0 * Roadside Assistance * Transferable Warranty * Includes Trip Interruption Reimbursement and 7 days/500 miles Exchange Privilege * Limited Warranty: 12 Month/Unlimited Mile beginning after new car warranty expires or from certified purchase date * 165 Point Inspection
Dealer Notes
CarMax Curbside is now available at select stores. Enjoy online car shopping with contactless pickup at participating locations. Choose your car at, get pre-approved for financing, and receive a trade-in offer - all from the comfort of home. Then come in for a solo test drive and complete the sale from the driver?s seat of your new car. We stand behind every used car we sell with a 7-Day Money-Back Guarantee and a 90-Day/4,000-Mile (whichever comes first) Limited Warranty. See store for details. Price assumes final purchase will be made in CA, and excludes government fees and taxes, any finance charges, $85 CarMax document processing charge (not required by law), any electronic filing charge, and any emission testing charge. 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 to learn if this vehicle has an unrepaired safety recall. Inventory shown here is updated every 24 hours. Prior Use: LEASED VEHICLE

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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 models

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.


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.


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.


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.

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WOW - simply WOW
S 550 4dr Sedan (4.7L 8cyl Turbo 7A)
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.
Like a beautiful, high maintainence woman
Jerry Tennant,08/01/2016
S550 4dr Sedan (4.7L 8cyl Turbo 7A)
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.
My FIRST MB... and S-class in particular.
Nick B.,06/18/2016
S550 4MATIC 4dr Sedan AWD (4.7L 8cyl Turbo 7A)
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...
A loyal customer
S 550 4MATIC 4dr Sedan AWD (4.7L 8cyl Turbo 7A)
That the car, as wonderful as it is, does not hold its value . Most people prefer a SUV and that has caused the book value to fall and not hold as it once did.

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Used 2016 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Sedan Overview

The Used 2016 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Sedan is offered in the following styles: S 550 4dr Sedan (4.7L 8cyl Turbo 7A), S 550 4MATIC 4dr Sedan AWD (4.7L 8cyl Turbo 7A), S 65 AMG 4dr Sedan (6.0L 12cyl Turbo 7A), S 63 AMG 4MATIC 4dr Sedan AWD (5.5L 8cyl Turbo 7A), S 600 4dr Sedan (6.0L 12cyl Turbo 7A), and S 550 Plug-In HYBRID 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl Turbo gas/electric hybrid 7A).

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Price comparisons for Used 2016 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Sedan trim styles:

  • The Used 2016 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Sedan S 550 4MATIC is priced between $38,566 and$59,995 with odometer readings between 14702 and69882 miles.
  • The Used 2016 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Sedan S 550 is priced between $54,880 and$54,880 with odometer readings between 25289 and25289 miles.

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Which used 2016 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Sedans are available in my area?

Used 2016 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Sedan Listings and Inventory

There are currently 13 used and CPO 2016 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Sedans listed for sale in your area, with list prices as low as $38,566 and mileage as low as 14702 miles. Simply research the type of used car you're interested in and then select a prew-owned vehicle from our massive database to find cheap used cars for sale near you. Once you have identified a used or CPO vehicle you're interested in, check the AutoCheck vehicle history reports, read dealer reviews, and find out what other owners paid for the Used 2016 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Sedan.

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Can't find a used 2016 Mercedes-Benz S-Class S-Class Sedan you want in your area? Consider a broader search.

Find a used Mercedes-Benz S-Class for sale - 2 great deals out of 16 listings starting at $9,065.

Find a used Mercedes-Benz for sale - 12 great deals out of 16 listings starting at $22,943.

Find a used certified pre-owned Mercedes-Benz S-Class for sale - 5 great deals out of 19 listings starting at $9,004.

Find a used certified pre-owned Mercedes-Benz for sale - 1 great deals out of 6 listings starting at $25,517.

Should I lease or buy a 2016 Mercedes-Benz S-Class?

Is it better to lease or buy a car? Ask most people and they'll probably tell you that car buying is the way to go. And from a financial perspective, it's true, provided you're willing to make higher monthly payments, pay off the loan in full and keep the car for a few years. Leasing, on the other hand, can be a less expensive option on a month-to-month basis. It's also good if you're someone who likes to drive a new car every three years or so.

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