Mercedes Benz S-Class Models and S-Class History

Often the premier showpiece of Mercedes-Benz's top performance and luxury comfort, the first time the company's largest sedan was referred to as the S-Class was in 1972. The first generation luxury sedan model gave the S-Class a reputation for powerful, modern appearance and also invested heavily in promoting safety. In 1978, the Mercedes-Benz S-Class line was one of the first luxury sedans in North American to incorporate the choice of turbocharged diesel engine propulsion. Through decades, the S-Class sedan continued to evolve with design and technology such as 4Matic all-wheel drive in the United States for 2003 and later high-tech pre-collision systems. The most recent redesign for the Mercedes-Benz S-Class was introduced for 2014. Two defining attributes of the 2014 Mercedes-Benz S-Class were the complete deployment of LED lighting and an available fragrance atomizer. Cemented as a luxury sedan, the S-Class has also been offered as a coupe. In 2015, the S-Class Coupe was reintroduced to the United States when it replaced the CL-Class. For 2016, the first plug-in hybrid S550e sedan as well as an ultra-luxury Mercedes-Maybach S600 was added to the S-Class line.

New and Used S-Class Prices, Mercedes Benz S-Class Model Years and History

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The stylish Mercedes-Benz S-Class comes in sedan and coupe variants, and fully delivers on luxury and performance.
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The S-Class returns, adorned with all the features and signature amenities that you’d expect from Mercedes-Benz.
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The premier Mercedes-Benz S-Class is one fine piece of German engineering, offering refined luxury, cutting-edge technology and a sleek body style. All for the right price, of course.
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 2 / 5
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 5 / 5
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 5.0
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 5.0
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 5.0
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 5.0
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 5.0
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 5.0
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 5.0
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 5.0

The 2014 Mercedes-Benz S-Class luxury sedan is redesigned and reengineered with a host of high-end touches created for executive motoring.
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 2 / 5
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 5 / 5
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Consumer Reviews ( 1 )
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 4.0
Fuel Economy
 4.0
Interior Comfort
 5.0
Acceleration
 5.0
Dependability
 5.0
Handling
 4.0
Ride Quality
 5.0
Overall Rating
 5.0

Now standard with multi-contour seats, Parktronic with rear view camera, and Keyless-GO, the 2013 Mercedes-Benz S-Class is a full-sized luxury sedan available in hybrid and AMG trim levels.
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 4 / 5
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 4 / 5
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Consumer Reviews ( 4 )
Braking
 3.0
Fuel Economy
 3.0
Interior Comfort
 4.0
Acceleration
 3.5
Dependability
 3.8
Handling
 3.2
Ride Quality
 3.8
Overall Rating
 3.2

A full-sized luxury sedan, the 2012 Mercedes-Benz C-Class is available in fuel-saving hybrid and diesel trim levels.
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 4 / 5
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 3 / 5
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A luxury sedan, the 2011 S-Class is a staple of luxury and comfort, and with the AMG options this sedan is setting the standard for its class.
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 3 / 5
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 3 / 5
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Consumer Reviews ( 2 )
Braking
 5.0
Fuel Economy
 4.5
Interior Comfort
 5.0
Acceleration
 5.0
Dependability
 5.0
Handling
 5.0
Ride Quality
 5.0
Overall Rating
 5.0

A full-size luxury sedan, the 2010 Mercedes-Benz S-Class is the flagship of the Mercedes-Benz lineup and is now available in a hybrid version.
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Consumer Reviews ( 1 )
Braking
 5.0
Fuel Economy
 5.0
Interior Comfort
 5.0
Acceleration
 3.0
Dependability
 5.0
Handling
 4.0
Ride Quality
 5.0
Overall Rating
 5.0

As the company's large flagship sedan, the 2009 Mercedes-Benz S-Class is unmatched in style, performance, luxury and safety.
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 5 / 5
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 5 / 5
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A full-size luxury sedan with a wide range of engines and trims to choose from, the 2008 Mercedes-Benz S-Class is the leader when it comes to implementing new technology in a refined and stylish manner.
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 4 / 5
Overall Performance
 5 / 5
Overall Dependability
 3 / 5
Consumer Reviews ( 2 )
Braking
 4.5
Fuel Economy
 3.5
Interior Comfort
 5.0
Acceleration
 5.0
Dependability
 4.0
Handling
 5.0
Ride Quality
 5.0
Overall Rating
 4.5

The ultimate in forward thinking technology mixed with luxury, the 2007 Mercedes-Benz S-Class is a large five-passenger sedan that is always two-steps ahead of the competition and has been fully redesigned for the new model year.
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 5 / 5
Overall Performance
 5 / 5
Overall Dependability
 3 / 5
Consumer Reviews ( 4 )
Braking
 5.0
Fuel Economy
 3.2
Interior Comfort
 5.0
Acceleration
 5.0
Dependability
 4.8
Handling
 5.0
Ride Quality
 5.0
Overall Rating
 5.0

The 2006 Mercedes-Benz S-Class is a full-size luxury sedan offered in a range of sporty engines and it comes loaded with technological advances light years ahead of other cars on the road.
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 2 / 5
Overall Performance
 3 / 5
Overall Dependability
 2 / 5
Consumer Reviews ( 2 )
Braking
 4.5
Fuel Economy
 4.0
Interior Comfort
 5.0
Acceleration
 5.0
Dependability
 4.5
Handling
 5.0
Ride Quality
 4.5
Overall Rating
 4.5

The flagship of the Mercedes family, the 2005 Mercedes-Benz S-Class is a full-size luxury sedan that seats five passengers, comes very well-equipped, and has a range of powerful engines to choose from.
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 5.0
Fuel Economy
 3.0
Interior Comfort
 5.0
Acceleration
 4.5
Dependability
 4.5
Handling
 4.5
Ride Quality
 5.0
Overall Rating
 4.5

Always boasting innovative technology, the 2004 Mercedes-Benz S-Class is a full-size luxury sedan that features a brand-new seven-speed automatic transmission.
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Braking
 4.0
Fuel Economy
 3.0
Interior Comfort
 5.0
Acceleration
 5.0
Dependability
 3.0
Handling
 4.5
Ride Quality
 4.0
Overall Rating
 4.5

The 2003 Mercedes-Benz S-Class is an innovative full-size luxury sedan that has received some updated design cues and continues to lead the way in style and technology.
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 5.0
Fuel Economy
 2.0
Interior Comfort
 5.0
Acceleration
 5.0
Dependability
 4.0
Handling
 5.0
Ride Quality
 5.0
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 5.0

A full-size luxury sedan that offers the finest in standard features and technological advances, the 2002 Mercedes-Benz S-Class seats five passengers and is offered in five distinct trims.
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The 2001 Mercedes-Benz S-Class is a full-size luxury sedan that sets the tone for the entire category due to its constant innovations in style, luxury, and technology.
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Braking
 5.0
Fuel Economy
 3.3
Interior Comfort
 5.0
Acceleration
 5.0
Dependability
 5.0
Handling
 4.9
Ride Quality
 5.0
Overall Rating
 4.9

The 2000 Mercedes-Benz S-Class is a full-size luxury sedan that represents the best this fleet has to offer and it has received a total makeover for the new model year.
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 4.0
Fuel Economy
 3.0
Interior Comfort
 4.0
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 4.0
Dependability
 4.0
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 4.0
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 5.0
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 5.0

A full-size luxury sedan, the 1999 Mercedes-Benz S-Class is the flagship of this impressive German fleet of luxury automobiles.
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Braking
 5.0
Fuel Economy
 3.0
Interior Comfort
 5.0
Acceleration
 4.0
Dependability
 4.5
Handling
 4.0
Ride Quality
 5.0
Overall Rating
 4.5