The S Class has always been the epitome of sheer luxury. After sixth generation models started rolling couple of years ago, 2016 Mercedes S Class lineup has been enriched by more than a few new models. This continues to happen as we are writing these lines and we are able to see constant evolution of this model.
As of this year and addition of S600 Maybach, S Class features no less than five sedans and three coupes. We have started with the top grade which S600 Maybach certainly is thanks to its 6.0L biturbo V-12 engine, and 523 hp and 612 lb-ft of torque. Below it sit S65 AMG and S63 AMG 4Matic sedans with couple of handcrafted AMG engines. Stronger one (S65) gets 6.0L biturbo V-12 with 621 hp and 738 lb-ft of torque, while S63 comes with 5.5L biturbo V-8 making 577 hp and 644 lb-ft of torque.
2016 Mercedes S Class Interior
Base S600, if we can call it base, comes with the same unit as in S600 Maybach, while the “weakest” S Class sedan is S550 which delivers 4.7L biturbo V-8 engine delivering 449 hp and 516 lb-ft of torque. S550 4Matic coupe gets the same powertrain as its sedan counterpart, and same goes for S63 AMG 4Matic and S65 AMG coupes which benefit from already described handcrafted AMG biturbo mills. Of course, that’s not all. All-new 2016 Mercedes S Class plug-in hybrid is about to debut soon. S500 will combine Class’ only V-6 engine (3.0L unit) with electric motor for total output of 436 hp and 479 lb-ft of torque. Even hybrid comes with least amount of power it is more than enough for all your daily trips plus you will be getting a lot lower fuel bill.
Changes For 2016 Mercedes S Class
Even though C Class starts to gain on S Class’ design refinement, latter is still king of German maker’s car park and will remain that for unforeseeable future. The 2016 Mercedes S Class is longer and wider, and features larger grille with plenty of chrome in it. Otherwise, Mercedes’ trademark gracious lines and curves are pretty much what you would expect from them. Also, top of the line S Class is distinguished with more powerful engine lineup and overall higher level of luxury.
2016 Mercedes S Class Side
It needs to be said that new S Class is probably the most refined generation of flagship cars so far. Quilted leather, silver door trim, natural wood inserts and plethora of small details can only be found in small-batch exotic cars, otherwise. Both coupes and sedans feature leather/wood-wrapped overlapping dashboard with a few controls here and there, but dual 12.3-inch high resolution screens take the biscuit. They offer you an insight in every imaginable controllable feature from navigation to night vision sensors. It’s futile mentioning every available feature as there’s just too many of them. Rest assured, however, that you’ll get only the premium options even in entry-level models.
2016 Mercedes S Class Price
As you might have expected, S Class doesn’t really pride itself on fuel economy. However, that V-8’s are mighty powerful and have every right to consume as much as they do. 20 mpg combined are the best figures currently available in S550, while S65 AMG models return 15 mpg combined. On the other hand, new 2016 Mercedes S Class plug-in hybrid sedan should fix these low figures slightly and in some cases could be able to return 30 mpg while it offers about 20 miles of electric power drive only. If you’re interested, prices start from $94,400 and soar all the way to $222,000 for S65 AMG.
Mercedes S Class
The 2016 Mercedes S Class is something otherworldly. These full-size executive cars can serve plenty of purposes as they possess both ultimate luxury and power. However, their price range isn’t actually meant for everyone. Even official release date has not been announced we could hear that deliveries should start during the summer of this year.