Talk about class, luxury, style! Mercedes has got it all and more. Since commencing production, they have stopped at nothing to highlight their motto: the best or nothing! Churning out exquisite models every year and surpassing expectations. The Mercedes S-Class aptly represents this brand’s commitment to making the best cars.
The S-Class or “SonderKlasse” – as it is called in German, meaning special class, are top of the range models of luxury sedans and coupes. The “S” badge designation officially started in 1972, though its lineage can be traced back to 1954. Offered in both standard and long-wheelbase versions, the S-Class is a 4-door sedan/2-door coupe with I4, V6, V8, V12 diesel, and hybrid gasoline engines. It also comes with an automatic transmission mode. Every year new models are produced for mass sale with the latest model called the 2020 Mercedes S-Class.
Mercedes S-Class Review
2020 Mercedes-Benz S-Class
The 2020 Mercedes S-Class is the latest addition to the S-Class family. It possesses ultra-modern features that are better seen than imagined. From its aesthetics to its performance, this luxury car keeps beating the odds. Highlighted below are key elements that make it stand out.
The aesthetics of the S-Class is particularly crafted to exude glamour. Made with the highest grade of aluminium, its curvy style is hard to go unnoticed.
The Mercedes emblem stands straight at the front, re-emphasizing its dominance over all elements.
From its stardust tail and headlamps to its double-bar grille and side mirrors, all portray innovation clad in trend.
The alloy wheel tires aided by the AIRMATIC® air suspension ensures easy flow of movement coupled with balance. It enables it to adapt to different terrains and can also adjust to the load weight.
Furthermore, it lets you select different modes to still achieve balance and comfort while performing any activity in the vehicle.
The cabin of the 2020 Mercedes S-Class sedan is capable of seating up to five people. Made from the finest wood and highest quality leather, it surely reeks of opulence.
The front seats, though comfortable enough can be adjusted to 16 different positions to help you find your perfect sitting position.
Depending on customer requirements, the driver and passenger seats can be customized to include massaging features and other personal customizations.
The second row is also fascinating. There is more than enough legroom, there are also footrests, folding tables, and reclining chairs. There is even the option to install a rear right-side executive seat.
Worried about children’s safety – no need! The Mercedes S-Class features two complete sets of latch connectors at the rear seats that serve as kids strap-in.
Interestingly, there are 18.7 cubic feet of trunk space for the sedan and a 10.4 cubic feet of space for the coupe, which is large enough for a couple of big and small bags. A hands-free trunk lid aids accessibility.
Technology Meets Luxury
As the years go by, there are technological advancements in all spheres of life. The 2020 Mercedes-Benz S-Class is not left out. There has been a constant update to the technological features of this luxury vehicle.
The dashboard is high-tech with a display of more than 2 feet across. On this display, you can find a gauge cluster, a 12.3-inch digital instrument, and also a 12.3-inch infotainment screen to the right.
There are up-to-date communication gadgets such as an Apple CarPlay, Wireless device charging, Android Auto, Satelite Radio, and 13- speaker Burmester surround-sound stereo.
Other features include cabin air purification, quad-zone automatic climate control, a fragrance system, and also the Magic Sky Control which automatically adjusts the panoramic roof.
For easy parking, there is an active parking assistant and a keyless ignition. A power steering, driver, and passenger’s airbag, and anti-lock braking system complements this.
The S-Class sedan is available in V6 or V8 engines. The V6 is obviously lower in performance but both engines are powerful. And the lower V6 performs even better than most other luxury car engines. The base sedan model comes with a 3.0-litre twin-turbocharged 362-horsepower V6 with a nine-speed automatic transmission. While the higher 4.0-litre twin-turbocharged engine V8 is 463-horsepower strong. With this in mind, the Mercedes S-Class is one of the fastest cars in its class. And 463 hp is just a tip of the iceberg. Some S-Class models produce an astounding 621 horsepower.
Compared to other luxury cars, the 2020 S-Class is efficient in fuel consumption. For the S 450, it has an estimated 19 mpg in the city and 28 mpg on the highway. Also, the Fuel economy goes as low as 17 mpg in the city and 27 mpg on the highway for the S 560 variant. Overall, you can be sure to enjoy decent mileage on use.
Luxury aside, would you absolutely appreciate a car with poor safety features? Probably not. Safety comes first and the makers of the S-Class concur. This model comes with a variety of standard safety features.
Among the long list of these features are pedestrian detection, driver attention monitoring, lane departure warning, forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking, blind-spot monitoring. Others are a rearview camera, lane keep assist, automatic parking assist, and adaptive headlight.
The S-Class also has Car-to-X technology. This technology helps its users to be able to communicate with other similarly equipped cars. In case of an impending collision, the S-Class can automatically tighten the seat belt and roll up the windows to minimize the effect
Luxury, they say comes at a cost. If it is anything to go by, this luxury is definitely worth the cost. The 2020 Mercedes-Benz S-Class is currently the most expensive model in its class.
Starting Price for the sedan is CAD 132,000 while that of the coupe is CAD 183,000
Higher performing AMG models start at CAD 250,000 depending on the engine and body customizations.
You can purchase the S-Class from any authorized dealer near you or you can order via the company’s website.
Is the S-Class for me?
The Mercedes-Benz S-Class is a lovable luxury car. If an all-rounded, iconic luxury car is what you crave, this S-Class is one of the best things that could happen to your garage.