2020 Mercedes-Benz S-Class AMG® S 63

MSRP range: $151,600 - $183,500
Edmunds suggests you pay$151,935

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2020 Mercedes-Benz S-Class AMG S 63 Review

  • Ample power with any engine choice
  • Opulent interior with plenty of customization options
  • A smooth ride no matter the road surface
  • Silent cabin that insulates occupants from the outside world
  • Not as engaging to drive as some rivals
  • Some driver assistance options have questionable value
  • Keyless entry, a hands-free trunklid and an automated parking system are now standard
  • Part of the sixth S-Class generation introduced for 2014

When it comes to flagship luxury cars, the 2020 Mercedes-Benz S-Class pretty much sets the standard for status and refinement. Its interior is lavishly appointed with excellent materials and an abundance of all of the latest technology features. On the road, there's plenty of power no matter which model you select, and it's accompanied by a reassuring yet comfortable ride quality.

This big Mercedes is one of the older vehicles in the class, but it continues to lead some very impressive rivals such as the Audi A8, the BMW 7 Series and the Porsche Panamera. While each car may have an advantage in regard to a particular aspect such as performance or price, the 2020 Mercedes-Benz S-Class remains our favorite for its all-around excellence.

Which S-Class does Edmunds recommend?

Since the non-AMG S-Class models are similarly appointed, the decision comes down to how much power and performance you desire. Odds are you'll find the entry-level S 450 to be plenty appealing. To that, we suggest adding the optional Premium package (for the extra comfort and convenience features) as well as the Driver Assistance package (its added driver safety aids can make commuting in heavy traffic less stressful).

Mercedes-Benz S-Class models

The 2020 Mercedes-Benz S-Class is a large luxury vehicle offered in sedan, coupe and convertible body styles. The sedan is available in five main trim levels: S 450, S 560, S 560e, AMG S 63 and AMG S 65. The coupe and sedan are limited to the S 560 and AMG S 63. Feature highlights include:

S 450
Comes well equipped with:

  • 362-horsepower turbocharged 3.0-liter V6 engine
  • Road-smoothing Airmatic air-ride suspension that adjusts ride height
  • Panoramic sunroof
  • Hands-free power trunklid
  • Heated front seats
  • Mercedes Me remote control and telematics
  • Automated parking system

The S 450's technology features include:

  • 12.3-inch digital instrument panel and infotainment screen
  • Navigation system
  • Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
  • Wireless charging pad
  • Advanced safety features
    • Frontal collision mitigation (warns you of an impending collision and applies the brakes in certain scenarios)
    • Automatic high-beam headlights
    • Lane keeping assist (makes minor steering corrections to help keep the vehicle centered in its lane)
    • Blind-spot monitor (alerts you if a vehicle in the next lane over is in your blind spot)

S 560
Is similarly equipped to the S 450, but adds:

  • 463-hp 4.0-liter V8 engine

S 560e
This plug-in hybrid variant differs by including:

  • 3.0-liter turbocharged 3.0-liter V6 engine
  • Rechargeable battery pack and electric motor
  • Combined output of 469 hp plus 19 miles of all-electric range

AMG S 63
This high-performance variant spices things up with:

  • 603-hp turbocharged 4.0-liter V8 engine
  • Performance-tuned 4Matic all-wheel-drive system
  • Adaptive sport suspension
  • Upgraded performance brakes
  • Sport exhaust
  • Unique exterior and interior styling cues
  • Surround-view camera system
  • Multicontour seats with massage functions

AMG S 65
The ultimate S-Class tops off the lineup with:

  • 621-hp turbocharged 6.0-liter V12 engine
  • Magic Body Control suspension that scans the road ahead and counteracts body roll

Depending on the trim level, there are several option packages available:

  • Premium package
    • Ventilated front seats with massage functions
    • Surround-view camera system
    • Rear-seat power window shades
  • Executive Rear Seat package
    • Multicontour rear seats with massage functions
    • Reclining right rear seat
  • Driver Assistance package
    • Traffic-adaptive cruise control
    • Enhancements to standard safety features
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    Features & Specs

    Base MSRP
    MPG & Fuel
    17 City / 26 Hwy / 20 Combined
    Fuel Tank Capacity: 21.1 gal. capacity
    5 seats
    Type: all wheel drive
    Transmission: 9-speed shiftable automatic
    V8 cylinder
    Horsepower: 603 hp @ 5500 rpm
    Torque: 664 lb-ft @ 2750 rpm
    Basic Warranty
    4 yr./ 50000 mi.
    Length: 208.5 in. / Height: 59.0 in. / Width: 76.0 in.
    Curb Weight: 4564 lbs.
    Cargo Capacity, All Seats In Place: 18.0 cu.ft.
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    Our experts’ favorite S-Class safety features:

    Active Brake Assist
    Warns if a front collision is imminent and automatically applies the brakes if you don't respond in time.
    Evasive Steering Assist
    Warns if an obstacle is in the path of the vehicle and automatically steers around it if there is adequate space.
    Active Blind-Spot Assist
    Warns if a vehicle is in your blind spot and will attempt to prevent you from steering into that lane.

    Mercedes-Benz S-Class vs. the competition

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    2020 Mercedes-Benz S-Class

    2020 BMW 7 Series

    2020 BMW 7 Series

    Mercedes-Benz S-Class vs. BMW 7 Series

    The BMW 7 Series delivers similar comfort and refinement as the S-Class, though with a bit more of a modern interpretation. It's also more of a "driver's car," with sharper handling and added engagement. For 2020, the 7 Series gets a styling refresh and updated engines to keep it competitive with the Mercedes.

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    Mercedes-Benz S-Class vs. Porsche Panamera

    In the rather staid class of large luxury sedans, the Porsche Panamera stands out as the athlete in the group. Power output throughout the lineup ranges from potent to otherworldly, and it handles as sharp as some smaller sports cars. At the same time, the Panamera manages to deliver high levels of overall comfort.

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    Mercedes-Benz S-Class vs. Audi A8

    The Audi A8 is an appealing large luxury sedan. The interior is impeccably modern and fitted with an abundance of up-to-date features. But the A8 isn't quite at the same level as the Mercedes. It's held back by a smaller trunk, odd infotainment system placement, and a ride quality that tends to be too soft on the highway and too firm in the city.

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    Is the Mercedes-Benz S-Class a good car?

    The Edmunds experts tested the 2020 S-Class both on the road and at the track. You probably care about Mercedes-Benz S-Class fuel economy, so it's important to know that the S-Class gets an EPA-estimated 18 mpg to 20 mpg, depending on the configuration. What about cargo capacity? When you're thinking about carrying stuff in your new car, keep in mind that carrying capacity for the S-Class ranges from 10.4 to 6.9 cubic feet of trunk space. And then there's safety and reliability. Edmunds has all the latest NHTSA and IIHS crash-test scores, plus industry-leading expert and consumer reviews to help you understand what it's like to own and maintain a Mercedes-Benz S-Class. Learn more

    What's new in the 2020 Mercedes-Benz S-Class?

    According to Edmunds’ car experts, here’s what’s new for the 2020 Mercedes-Benz S-Class:

    • Keyless entry, a hands-free trunklid and an automated parking system are now standard
    • Part of the sixth S-Class generation introduced for 2014
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    Is the Mercedes-Benz S-Class reliable?

    To determine whether the Mercedes-Benz S-Class is reliable, read Edmunds' authentic consumer reviews, which come from real owners and reveal what it's like to live with the S-Class. Look for specific complaints that keep popping up in the reviews, and be sure to compare the S-Class's average consumer rating to that of competing vehicles. Learn more

    Is the 2020 Mercedes-Benz S-Class a good car?

    There's a lot to consider if you're wondering whether the 2020 Mercedes-Benz S-Class is a good car. Safety scores, fuel economy, cargo capacity and feature availability should all be factors in determining whether the 2020 S-Class is a good car for you. Check back soon for the official Edmunds Rating from our expert testing team Learn more

    How much should I pay for a 2020 Mercedes-Benz S-Class?

    The least-expensive 2020 Mercedes-Benz S-Class is the 2020 Mercedes-Benz S-Class AMG S 63 4dr Sedan AWD (4.0L 8cyl Turbo 9A). Including destination charge, it arrives with a Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of about $151,600.

    Other versions include:

    • AMG S 63 4dr Sedan AWD (4.0L 8cyl Turbo 9A) which starts at $151,600
    • AMG S 63 2dr Coupe AWD (4.0L 8cyl Turbo 9A) which starts at $171,400
    • AMG S 63 2dr Convertible AWD (4.0L 8cyl Turbo 9A) which starts at $183,500
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    What are the different models of Mercedes-Benz S-Class?

    If you're interested in the Mercedes-Benz S-Class, the next question is, which S-Class model is right for you? S-Class variants include AMG S 63 4dr Sedan AWD (4.0L 8cyl Turbo 9A), AMG S 63 2dr Coupe AWD (4.0L 8cyl Turbo 9A), and AMG S 63 2dr Convertible AWD (4.0L 8cyl Turbo 9A). For a full list of S-Class models, check out Edmunds’ Features & Specs page. Learn more

    More about the 2020 Mercedes-Benz S-Class

    2020 Mercedes-Benz S-Class AMG S 63 Overview

    The 2020 Mercedes-Benz S-Class AMG S 63 is offered in the following styles: AMG S 63 4dr Sedan AWD (4.0L 8cyl Turbo 9A), AMG S 63 2dr Coupe AWD (4.0L 8cyl Turbo 9A), and AMG S 63 2dr Convertible AWD (4.0L 8cyl Turbo 9A).

    What do people think of the 2020 Mercedes-Benz S-Class AMG S 63?

    Consumer ratings and reviews are also available for the 2020 Mercedes-Benz S-Class AMG S 63 and all its trim types. Overall, Edmunds users rate the 2020 S-Class AMG S 63 5.0 on a scale of 1 to 5 stars. Edmunds consumer reviews allow users to sift through aggregated consumer reviews to understand what other drivers are saying about any vehicle in our database. Detailed rating breakdowns (including performance, comfort, value, interior, exterior design, build quality, and reliability) are available as well to provide shoppers with a comprehensive understanding of why customers like the 2020 S-Class AMG S 63.

    Edmunds Expert Reviews

    Edmunds experts have compiled a robust series of ratings and reviews for the 2020 Mercedes-Benz S-Class AMG S 63 and all model years in our database. Our rich analysis includes expert reviews and recommendations for the 2020 S-Class AMG S 63 featuring deep dives into trim levels including AMG S 63, etc. with careful analysis around pricing, features, performance, mpg, safety, interior, and driving and performance. Edmunds also offers expert ratings, road test and performance data, long-term road tests, first-drive reviews, video reviews and more.

    Read our full review of the 2020 Mercedes-Benz S-Class AMG S 63 here.

    Our Review Process

    This review was written by a member of Edmunds' editorial team of expert car reviewers. Our team drives every car you can buy. We put the vehicles through rigorous testing, evaluating how they drive and comparing them in detail to their competitors.

    We're also regular people like you, so we pay attention to all the different ways people use their cars every day. We want to know if there's enough room for our families and our weekend gear and whether or not our favorite drink fits in the cupholder. Our editors want to help you make the best decision on a car that fits your life.

    What's a good price for a New 2020 Mercedes-Benz S-Class AMG S 63?

    2020 Mercedes-Benz S-Class AMG S 63 AMG S 63 4dr Sedan AWD (4.0L 8cyl Turbo 9A)

    The 2020 Mercedes-Benz S-Class AMG S 63 AMG S 63 4dr Sedan AWD (4.0L 8cyl Turbo 9A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $173,135. The average price paid for a new 2020 Mercedes-Benz S-Class AMG S 63 AMG S 63 4dr Sedan AWD (4.0L 8cyl Turbo 9A) is trending $21,200 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

    Edmunds members save an average of $21,200 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is $151,935.

    The average savings for the 2020 Mercedes-Benz S-Class AMG S 63 AMG S 63 4dr Sedan AWD (4.0L 8cyl Turbo 9A) is 12.2% below the MSRP.

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    Should I lease or buy a 2020 Mercedes-Benz S-Class AMG S 63?

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