2014 Mercedes-Benz S-Class

At a Glance

Pricing $92,900 - $139,500
Drive Types RWD, AWD
Engines 4.7l V8 T, 5.5l V8 T
Transmissions A7, SM7
Fuel Economy 15-17 (city), 23-26 (highway)

The Mercedes-Benz S-Class is an icon for the Mercedes brand and serves as a benchmark for all other large luxury sedans. The model range is typically vast, with models ranging in price from $92,000 and up. The S-Class is a handsomely styled vehicle with a complex combination of smooth and angular surfaces. Interior trim materials include wood, chrome, leather, and aluminum. The S-Class is packed with technology and safety features including a radar-based cruise control, and active infrared night vision system. In this small but visible segment, buyers can also shop the sporty BMW 7-Series, the understated Audi A8, or the utterly reliable Lexus LS 460. With a huge price spread, the S-Class also competes at the top end with vehicles like the Maserati Quattroporte and Bentley Flying Spur.

What Changed:

The S-Class is restyled for 2014. Styling changes are evolutionary and subtle overall. Updates to the front include a larger grille and smaller headlamps. At launch, the S-Class arrived with just the S550 model powered by a 4.7l V8 engine rated at 455-bhp. The S63 AMG performance includes a 577-bhp 5.5l V8 engine and all-wheel-drive.

Model/Trim/Package Engine Original MSRP
S-Class S550 4.7l V8 T (455-bhp) A7 RWD $92,900
S-Class S550 4MATIC 4.7l V8 T (455-bhp) A7 AWD $95,900
S-Class S63 AMG 4MATIC 5.5l V8 T (577-bhp) SM7 AWD $139,500