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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).
2020 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 convertible are limited to the S 560 and AMG S 63. Feature highlights include:
Comes well equipped with:
362-horsepower turbocharged 3.0-liter V6 engine
Choice of rear- or all-wheel drive
Nine-speed automatic transmission
Road-smoothing Airmatic air-ride suspension that adjusts ride height
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
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)
Is similarly equipped to the S 450, but adds:
463-hp 4.0-liter V8 engine
Rear-wheel drive (standard on sedan) or all-wheel drive (optional for sedan; standard on coupe and convertible)
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
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
Seven-speed automatic transmission
Magic Body Control suspension that scans the road ahead and counteracts body roll
Depending on the trim level, there are several option packages available:
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
Read what other owners think about the Used 2020 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Coupe.
The Used 2020 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Coupe is offered in the following styles: AMG S 63 2dr Coupe AWD (4.0L 8cyl Turbo 9A), and S 560 4MATIC 2dr Coupe AWD (4.0L 8cyl Turbo 9A).
The Used 2020 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Coupe comes with all wheel drive.
Available transmissions include: 9-speed shiftable automatic.
The Used 2020 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Coupe comes with a 4 yr./ 50000 mi. basic warranty, a 4 yr./ 50000 mi. roadside warranty, and a 4 yr./ 50000 mi. powertrain warranty.
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Should I lease or buy a 2020 Mercedes-Benz S-Class?
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new car every three years or so.