The 2012 Mercedes-Benz S-Class is a full-sized luxury sedan available in hybrid and AMG trim levels. The base S550 sedan comes standard with a 429 hp producing 4.6-liter twin-turbo V8 engine, 7-speed automatic transmission, and RWD. The S600 trim boasts a 510 hp producing 5.5-liter twin-turbo V12 engine, 5-speed automatic transmission, and RWD. For the green driver the RWD S400 hybrid trim offers a 295 hp producing mild-hybrid 3.5-liter V6 engine and the S350 BlueTec 4MATIC offers a 3.0-liter turbodisel V6 that produces 240 hp. The S63 and S65 AMG trim levels seamlessly combine luxury with performance. The S63 AMG sports a 5.5-liter bi-turbo V8 that produces 536 hp and 590 lb-ft of torque while the S65 harnesses the power of a 6.0-liter bi-turbo V12 that produces a whopping 621 hp and 738 lb-ft of torque. Both models are RWD and come with the AMG SPEEDSHIFT. Fuel mileage falls within an EPA estimated range of 12 mpg city to 31 mpg highway, depending on model selection. Safety comes in the form of 10-way airbag protection, blind-spot assist, anti-lock braking, electronic stability program, and active body control. The S-Class is backed by a 4-year/50,000-mile warranty.Read more Read less
The big news for 2012 is that a S350 BlueTEC diesel model becomes available. The S550 gets a 4.6L twin-turbo V8 engine that makes 429 horsepower and 516 lb-feet of torque. A rear-seat entertainment system is newly optional on the S400 hybrid and on the S63.
Clean diesel and Hybrid availability; world-class performance, comfort and safety; amazing available technology
The S-Class has set the standard for luxury and performance in a sedan. Now, Mercedes-Benz is setting its sights on making its flagship vehicle a standard in fuel economy and reduced emissions as well by adding the diesel engine this year to the hybrid system it introduced last year. Sport-driving fans need not worry, though, as the AMG-tuned models continue to deliver high horsepower in a luxury wrapper.
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