The 2023 Mercedes-Benz S-class maintains superiority by being the full-size luxury sedan by which all others are judged. The S-class satisfies the tastes of its rich clientele with stacks of fine materials, sophisticated technology, and deep-seated comfort.
There are two models, both equipped with standard 4Matic all-wheel drive, the S500 and S580, each with an exclusive powertrain. The S-class does a brilliant job of making the good life real.
Although the S-class’s priority to comfort and swankiness is obvious from the thick leather thrones in the front and rear rows, its standard air suspension completes the experience by turning the road to velvet.
Engine & Performance
Mercedes offers the S-class sedan with either a 429-hp turbocharged 3.0-liter inline-six-cylinder engine on the S500 or a 496-hp twin-turbo 4.0-liter V-8 on the S580.
Both powertrains are supplemented by a 48-volt hybrid system and pair with a nine-speed automatic transmission and 4Matic all-wheel drive. The V-8 model in the S-class delivers an impressive acceleration.
While every S-class rides on an air suspension, the optional E-Active Body Control has a “curve” function” that subtly leans the car into corners. The S-class can also be equipped with an all-wheel steering system that makes the big-bodied Merc surprisingly easy to maneuver in tight spaces
The six-cylinder S500 is rated at 21 mpg in the city and 30 mpg on the highway. Stepping up to the V-8-powered S580 drops those estimates to 16 mpg city and 25 highway. On a 75-mph fuel-economy route, the vehicle can cover 32 mpg on the highway beating its EPA estimate by nearly 10 mpg.
The sedan is available with up to five, including a giant center touchscreen and a 12.3-inch digital gauge cluster. The latter works in concert with other technology to create a three-dimensional effect, but it can be turned off if you’d prefer the screens to have a conventional appearance.
There’s also an enhanced head-up display that will show navigation directions in augmented reality. Basically, arrows move and turn in real-time to supposedly better assist the driver. The build quality and cabin materials live up to Mercedes’ upscale standards, and the sedan provides limousine-like accommodations for all passengers, specifically those riding in the back.
The new model’s rear-seat area offers slightly increased headroom and legroom. Also, it can be equipped with power-adjustable reclining seats that have massage functions and extensive heating elements.
Along with being physically coddled, those in the back should be mentally entertained by the optional rear-seat entertainment system that adds two 11.6-inch screens on the front seat and an interactive LED interior lighting.
Safety & Driver-Assistance Features
Every four-door S-class comes with an array of standard driver-assistance technology, including the ability to park itself and even take preventative measures to protect passengers when it detects an imminent collision.
The sedan is also available with innovative features that include rear-seat airbags and an active suspension that will lift the car up to reduce the severity of damage during a collision. It also offers a standard adaptive cruise control with stop-and-go technology.
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