How Much Does the Mercedes-Benz S-Class Cost

The 2020 Mercedes-Benz S-Class is the most expensive model in a 

class of already very pricey super luxury cars. The base sedan 

starts at $94,250. The S-Class coupe and convertible (cabriolet) 

retail for $130,150 and $138,600, respectively.

High-performance AMG variants of the S-Class cost even more. 

These models will run you between about $150,000 and $200,000, 

depending on the power train and body style. The Mercedes AMG 

S 65 sedan tops the lineup at $235,600.

2020 Mercedes Benz S-Class
S-Class Interior

How Many People Does the S-Class Seat?

The Mercedes-Benz S-Class sedan seats five people. This stately 

luxury car has what might be the most enviable seating of any car 

outside of quarter-million-dollar vehicles from Rolls Royce and 

Bentley. The front seats can be adjusted in 16 ways to help you 

find the perfect position, and they're incredibly comfortable. You 

can upgrade the driver and passenger perches with multi contour 

bolsters and a massaging feature, as well as adjustable headrests.

The sedan's second row is equally inviting. There's ample legroom 

to stretch out, and you can outfit the car with back-seat amenities 

such as footrests, folding tables, massaging and power-reclining 

functions, and power rear side-window sunshades. You can also 

opt for a rear right-side executive seat, which allows you to move 

an unoccupied front passenger seat forward with the push of a 

button for extra space to stretch out.

The S-Class Maybach versions are basically a personal limousine. 

These swanky long-wheelbase sedans afford extra legroom and 

many of the added second-row niceties for the ultimate in 

passenger comfort.

Coupe and cabriolet models seat four people. While not as 

expansive as the S-Class sedan, these two-door models still have a 

decent amount of space for back-seat travelers to enjoy.

S-Class and Child Car Seats

The S-Class has two complete sets of LATCH connectors for the 

rear outboard seats.

S-Class Interior Quality

This Benz makes a strong case for being the most opulent car 

across all of our rankings. Premium leathers and real wood adorn 

most of the cabin, and nearly all other touch points are of the 

highest quality.

S-Class Cargo Space

The S-Class sedan has a near class-leading 18.7 cubic feet of trunk 

space. That's enough room for several medium-to-large suitcases, 

and a standard hands-free trunk lid aids in accessibility. However, 

the rear seats don't fold down to allow for hauling longer items.

Coupe models have 10.4 cubic feet of trunk space, and the 

convertible boasts 12.4 cubic feet when its roof is raised. Lower 

the roof, and volume shrinks to 6.9 cubic feet. Overall, cargo 

volumes for the coupe and convertible are unimpressive for a car 

of this magnitude.

S-Class Infotainment, Bluetooth, and Navigation

The 2020 S-Class' dashboard is high-tech, with a contiguous 

display measuring more than 2 feet across. This display consists of 

a 12.3-inch digital instrument and gauge cluster and a 12.3-inch 

infotainment screen to the right of it. Both setups look the 

business, with crisp graphics, bright colors, and swift animations.

There's no touch capacity to the screens, so you're left controlling 

the system via a knob on the center console or an adjacent touch 

pad that also recognizes handwriting. Most infotainment menus are 

straightforward, but there are so many functions that it takes a 

while to learn the ins and outs of the system.

Android Auto, Apple Car Play, wireless device charging, a 13-

speaker Burmester surround-sound stereo, navigation, and satellite 

radio highlight the list of standard infotainment amenities. 

Optional features include a 26-speaker Burmester premium stereo, 

a rear-seat entertainment system, rear-seat wireless device 

charging, quad-zone automatic climate control, and a cabin air 

purification and fragrance system. Also available is Magic Sky 

Control, which electronically adjusts the tint for the panoramic 


S-Class Performance

S-Class Engine: Choices Aplenty

You can outfit the 2020 S-Class with one of five power train 

choices, and they're all great. Even at the lower end of the 

spectrum, power and acceleration are formidable.

The base S 450 features a 362-horsepower 3.0-liter twin-

turbocharged V6. That's a good amount of muscle to get the car 

going, and the nine-speed automatic transmission responds 

appropriately. It delivers smooth upshifts as you accelerate, and it’s 

eager to downshift for more power when you hit the gas pedal hard.

Next up is a 463-horsepower 4.0-liter twin-turbocharged V8, found 

in the S 560. This engine feels noticeably quicker than the one in 

the base model and is a sensible – if that word can be applied to 

anything about the S-Class – mid range power train option.

AMG high-performance models ramp things up even further, with 

hand-built engines and specially tuned automatic transmissions. 

The AMG S 63 makes 603 horsepower from a 4.0-liter twin-turbo 

V8. The sedan can go from zero to 60 mph in 3.5 seconds, while 

the coupe and convertible do it in 3.4 seconds. The AMG S 65 

sedan has a monstrous 6.0-liter twin-turbocharged V12 engine 

topping out at 621 horsepower, but it's more than a half-second 

slower in the zero-to-60 run than the AMG S 63.

Playing opposite these high horsepower versions is the 560e plug-

in hybrid, which takes the standard twin-turbo V6 and pairs it with 

an electric motor for a total output of 469 horses.

S-Class Gas Mileage: Middle of the Road

The 2020 S-Class returns about average fuel economy for a super 

luxury car. In a class where efficiency is usually an afterthought, 

anything that's not terrible can be considered a plus.

The base S 450 returns an EPA-estimated 19 mpg in the city and 

28 mpg on the highway. S 560 models get up to 17 mpg in the city 

and 27 mpg on the highway, which are the same values achieved 

by some versions of the AMG S 63, so you're not sacrificing much 

in the way of gas mileage by upgrading above the base engine.

Fuel economy goes as low as 13/22 mpg and 13/21 mpg for the 

AMG S 65 and Maybach S650, respectively, which are both 

powered by a V12 engine.

At the time of writing, neither Mercedes nor the EPA has provided 

fuel economy estimates for the 2020 S-Class 560e plug-in hybrid.

S-Class Ride and Handling: Nice and Balanced

An air suspension comes standard in the S-Class, affording a posh 

and comfortable ride. This big boat glides over broken pavement, 

and it also stays poised around corners, with little noticeable body 

roll. The AMG models would be the most tempting to throw 

around a track or take on a winding road, but in general, the S-

Class doesn't have a lot of steering feedback. Despite its size, it's 

easy to maneuver this Mercedes in tighter quarters.

S-Class Reliability

Is the Mercedes-Benz S-Class Reliable?

The 2020 Mercedes-Benz has a slightly above-average predicted 

reliability rating of 3.5 out of five from J.D. Power.

Mercedes-Benz S-Class Warranty

Mercedes-Benz covers the S-Class with a four-year/50,000-mile 

warranty. That length is similar to what most other luxury brands 


S-Class Safety

S-Class Crash Test Results

Neither the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration nor 

the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has crash tested the 

2020 Mercedes-Benz S-Class. Super luxury cars do not usually 

undergo crash test evaluations.

S-Class Safety Features

The 2020 S-Class' long list of standard safety technology includes 

forward collision warning, pedestrian detection, automatic 

emergency braking, driver attention monitoring, adaptive 

headlights, automatic high-beam headlights, blind spot monitoring, 

lane departure warning, lane keep assist, a rear view camera, and 

automatic parking assist.

This Benz is also outfitted with Car-to-X technology, which is one 

of the building blocks of the next level of vehicle automation. It 

lets the S-Class communicate with other similarly equipped cars 

and infrastructure to perform functions such as notifying you of 

obstacles or accidents ahead.

Most other optional driver assistance features are grouped in one 

available package. That bundle includes adaptive cruise control, 

automatic steering assist, evasive steering assist, front cross-traffic 

alert and braking, automatic speed limit assist, automatic lane 

change assist, and Mercedes' Pre Safe Plus, which automatically 

rolls up the windows and tightens the seat belts when sensors 

detect an impending rearward collision. A head-up display, a 

surround-view parking camera system, and night vision assist are 

also optional.

S-Class Dimensions and Weight

The Mercedes-Benz S-Class is between 16.5 and 17.9 feet long. Its 

curb weight ranges from 4,553 to 5,205 pounds.

Where Is the 2020 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Built?

Mercedes-Benz builds the 2020 S-Class in Germany.

Which Mercedes-Benz S-Class Model Is Right for Me

Mercedes offers the 2020 S-Class in a half-dozen trims and three 

body styles: sedan, coupe, and convertible. Moving up the trim 

ladder generally means getting a more powerful engine, which is 

the notable difference between models. AMG trims are high-

performance versions, and there's a plug-in hybrid, as well as 

luxurious Maybach-branded models.

The standard S 450 comes loaded with features, and its 

performance is perfectly capable. Even features that are standard in 

higher trims are optional in the 450, so you can simply check a box 

to get them added if you don't care about having a more robust 

power train.

Mercedes-Benz S 450

The 2020 Mercedes-Benz S 450 is only available as a sedan, and it 

starts at $94,250. This model comes with a 362-horsepower twin-

turbocharged V6 engine, a nine-speed automatic transmission, and 

rear-wheel drive. All-wheel drive is optional for $3,000.

Standard features include leather upholstery, 16-way power-

adjustable front seats, heated front seats, front-seat memory 

settings, a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster, dual-zone automatic 

climate control, a hands-free power trunk lid, a panoramic sunroof, 

a power rear-window sunshade, power soft-closing doors, and 

proximity key less entry.

The COMAND infotainment system includes a 12.3-inch screen, a 

13-speaker Burmester surround-sound stereo, navigation, voice 

recognition, Android Auto, Apple Car Play, wireless device 

charging, satellite radio, two USB ports, and Bluetooth.

The S-Class’ standard safety features include forward collision 

warning, pedestrian detection, automatic emergency braking, 

driver attention monitoring, adaptive headlights, automatic high-

beam headlights, a rear view camera, blind spot monitoring, lane 

departure warning, lane keep assist, and automatic parking assist.

Dozens of optional features are grouped into packages or offered 

as standalone amenities. Some highlights include Nappa leather 

upholstery, a rear-seat refrigerator box, a head-up display, night 

vision assist, a heated windshield, a 26-speaker Burmester 

premium stereo, a rear-seat entertainment system, rear-seat 

wireless device charging, and the Magic Sky Control panoramic 


The Premium package adds multi contour and massaging front 

seats, ventilated and rapid-heating front seats, a surround-view 

parking camera system, power rear side-window sunshades, and a 

cabin air purification and fragrance system. The Driver Assistance 

package features adaptive cruise control, automatic steering assist, 

evasive steering assist, front cross traffic alert and braking, 

automatic speed limit assist, automatic lane change assist, and 

Mercedes' Pre-Safe Plus.

The Rear Seat package includes quad-zone automatic climate 

control, adjustable front headrests, and a power rear passenger-side 


There are two variants of the Executive Rear Seat package. One 

sets you up with massaging and multi contour rear seats and an 

executive rear right seat. The other gets you those features, plus 

power-adjustable rear seats, folding tables, and heated and cooled 

cup holders.

Mercedes-Benz S 560

The Mercedes-Benz S 560 sedan features a 463-horsepower twin-

turbocharged V8 engine, and it has a starting price of $104,450. 

Standard and optional features are the same as in the base S 450 

sedan. The S 560 is the first model available as a coupe (MSRP: 

$130,150) or a cabriolet ($138,600). The coupe is all-wheel-drive 

only, while the convertible is only rear-wheel drive.

Both of these models feature standard multi contour and 

massaging front seats, ventilated and rapid-heating front seats, and 

a surround-view parking camera system. The cabriolet also comes 

with Mercedes' Air scarf, which is a neck-warming feature 

designed to keep you comfortable on cool days while the 

convertible top is down.

Mercedes-Benz S 560e

The plug-in-hybrid Mercedes-Benz 560e retails for $109,750. It 

pairs the twin-turbocharged V6 engine with an electric motor for a 

total of 469 horsepower.

Mercedes-AMG S 63

The introduction to the S-Class AMG line is the S 63 and its 603-

horsepower twin-turbocharged V8 engine. This performance trim 

also comes with AMG-enhanced all-wheel drive, an AMG-tuned 

automatic transmission, a sport suspension, a performance exhaust, 

adaptive front sport seats, a race driving mode, and Nappa leather 


The AMG S 63 sedan starts at $151,600, the coupe at $171,400, 

and the convertible at $183,500.

Mercedes-AMG S 65

Only available as a sedan, the AMG S 65 carries a price tag of 

$235,600. It comes with a 621-horsepower twin-turbocharged V12 

engine, a seven-speed automatic transmission, and pretty much 

every feature available throughout the S-Class lineup.

Mercedes-Maybach S 560 and S 650

The Mercedes-Maybach S-Class models are longer-wheelbase 

versions of the S-Class sedan. The Maybach S 560, which starts at 

$173,000, has the same power train as the regular S 560. The 

Maybach S 650 starts at $202,550 and shares the power train of the 

AMG S 65.

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