As Mercedes’ flagship vehicles, S class models are some of the most refined and luxurious cars your money can buy the 2015 Mercedes S Class has a lot to prove. It is a matter of prestige and Germans were always among the leaders in development of advanced features and new technologies.
This lineup of cars entered its sixth generation last year and raised the bar even higher. New to 2015 is S class coupe and we can also expect wagons and convertibles in years ahead of us. While the coupe is powered by a 449 horsepower biturbo V-8 engine, sedans have a few choices available. Base S550 sedan has the same potent 4.7L biturbo V-8 engine with 449 hp and 516 lb-ft of torque, you’ll find in a coupe, while S600 ups the ante with a 6.0L biturbo V-12 making 523 hp and 612 lb-ft of torque. Only standard four-wheel drive model is S63 AMG 4MATIC that delivers 577 hp and 664 lb-ft of torque thanks to its 5.5L AMG biturbo V-8 powertrain. And finally, at the top of the chain sits S65 AMG sedan which benefits from a 6.0L AMG biturbo V-12 that develops 621 hp and 738 lb-ft of torque.
2015 Mercedes S Class Side
Exterior styling has been revamped with the generation shift and S class models look like they should, like some of the best-looking vehicles you can find. Sedans offer sleek elegant lines with sturdy stripe grille and singular headlights up front and nicely rounded off finish out back. Coupes are a bit flatter with more upright grille and different rear end finish making them look sportier and more aggressive.
2015 Mercedes S Class Review
The 2015 Mercedes S Class stays true to its mission, to offer the most extravagant possible interior design a conventional vehicle can give you. All models offer exclusive leather seats with heating and ventilation options, and AMG models come with standard nappa leather upholstery. Besides being available to choose from five different seat colors, S550 and S600 offer five types of rich wood grain accents, while AMG models add the combination of carbon fiber and wood trim. Dual 12.3-inch high resolution TFT screens span across the dash and offer driver information display and infotainment purposes. The cockpit management and data (COMAND) system responds to all kinds of finger motions thanks to a touchpad controller. Extra ambience luxury is offered via the optional Burmester 3D surround sound system with a total of 24 speakers on AMG models and 13 speakers which come with base S models. Safety features benefit from the new technologies and S class models offer blind spot monitors and a surround-view camera, plenty of radar sensors, adaptive cruise control and even a night vision camera.
Mercedes S Class Engine
This lineup of vehicles isn’t one of the most fuel-efficient and best ratings come from the base 4.7L engine which is rated at 17/26 mpg. The stronger the powertrain is, the lower the ratings fall, and at the other end of the scale stands S65 AMG rated at 13/20 mpg. This is quite acceptable looking at the size, weight and the luxury the 2015 Mercedes S Class lineup brings to the market.
Price Of 2015 Mercedes S Class
Base S550 model costs $94,400 with coupe following closely. The S600 trim has a much steeper price tag of $166,900, while AMG models cost $141,450 and $222,000 respectively for S63 and S65 models. There is no doubt that prices for these models are high but have in mind what you are getting.
2015 Mercedes S Class
From 2015 Mercedes S class you can expect to get highly emphasized both performance and luxury and it is hard to discern which of these two it does better. All models are highly luxurious with abundance of high-tech features and it is a real enjoyment to drive, let alone possess one of these.