Luxury cars represent the pinnacle of automotive design, and within this talented segment, the 2017 Mercedes-Benz S-Class is a clear leader. The S-Class impresses with refined handling, an exquisite cabin and stately sheet metal.
The 2017 Mercedes-Benz S-Class is a luxury car offered in full-size sedan, coupe and convertible body styles. Sedans seat five passengers, and coupes and convertibles accommodate four. Both rear-wheel drive and all-wheel drive are available. All S-Class body styles are sold in S550, AMG S63 and AMG S65 trim levels, and the sedan also is offered in S550e plug-in hybrid and S600 trims.
The convertible body style is new for 2017. Also, for the 2017 models year, all S550 models get a new nine-speed automatic transmission, and S-Class sedans add an optional Magic Sky Control dimming sunroof.
The 2017 Mercedes-Benz S-Class cuts a majestic figure on the road. In front, a graceful hood is embellished with a pronounced central crease, and standard LED headlights and daytime running lights flank a gleaming chrome grille. In back, standard LED taillights brighten the rear fascia.
Base-model sedans ride on 18-inch wheels, and 19-inch wheels connect coupes and convertibles with the pavement. Sedans and coupes come standard with a panoramic sunroof and are available with a Magic Sky Control sunroof whose glass panel can be automatically darkened. The convertible features a fully powered soft top. All S-Class models are available with 20-inch wheels.
The 2017 Mercedes-Benz S-Class’ cabin provides passengers with a premium experience in all respects. The spacious cabin is home to sumptuous design, and impeccable materials are used throughout. Sedans provide up to 16.3 cubic feet of trunk space; with hybrids, this figure shrinks to 9.45 cubic feet due to the presence of a battery pack. The coupe provides 10.4 cubic feet of cargo capacity, while the convertible offers up to 12.4 cubic feet.
Base models are equipped with heated power-adjustable front seats, leather upholstery, dual-zone climate control, LED ambient lighting and a leather-wrapped steering wheel. Coupes and convertibles come standard with ventilated front seats, and this feature is optional in sedans. Options across all body styles include heated rear seats, a heated steering wheel and multi-contoured front seats with a massage function. Coupes and sedans are available with a refrigerator box for the rear cabin.
The 2017 Mercedes-Benz S-Class offers brisk acceleration and supple ride quality. Rear-wheel drive is standard, and available all-wheel drive provides extra assistance for those in wet or snowy climes. The S550 is governed by a nine-speed automatic transmission, and all other models use a seven-speed automatic.
S550 models are powered by a turbocharged 4.7-liter V8 good for 449 horsepower and 516 pound-feet of torque. This engine has an EPA rating of up to 18/26 mpg city/highway.
AMG S63 models feature a turbocharged 5.5-liter V8 good for 577 horsepower and 664 pound-feet of torque. This engine achieves up to 15/23 mpg.
AMG S65 models tap a turbocharged 6.0-liter V12 good for 621 horsepower and 738 pound-feet of torque. The EPA rates this engine at up to 14/21 mpg.
S600 models feature a turbocharged 6.0-liter V12 that generates 523 horsepower and 612 pound-feet of torque The EPA rates this engine at 13/22 mpg.
Finally, the S550e plug-in hybrid teams an electric motor with a turbocharged 3.0-liter V6 for combined output of 436 horsepower and 479 pound-feet of torque. This powerplant can travel 12 miles solely on electric energy, and it gets 26 mpg combined when using gas only.
The 2017 Mercedes-Benz S-Class comes with a wealth of technology features. Base models are equipped with navigation, Bluetooth phone and audio streaming, satellite radio, HD Radio, dual 12.3-inch displays, dual USB ports and an in-dash DVD/CD changer. Options include a head-up display, a Wi-Fi hotspot, a Burmeister surround-sound stereo and a front-seat DVD entertainment system.
Standard active safety features include forward collision mitigation with emergency braking, a driver drowsiness monitor and a rearview camera. Active blind-spot warning, adaptive cruise control, a surround-view camera, rear cross-traffic alert and lane-keeping assist are available.
By Warren Clarke (Last Updated 6/1/2018)
Warren Clarke is a writer and editor whose work has been published in outlets such as the New York Daily News and Edmunds.com. He enjoys providing car owners with information that can help enhance and simplify their lives.
"The S-Class sedan is without peer. The ride, the comfort, the handling, even the performance for an extremely large car, is excellent. It does everything well. It should be for a $116,000 car. This car is about twice as costly as the E-Class sedan, but worth the difference. This car competes with the Bentely, not the BMW or Audi."
Pure luxury. I focus on the interior, and the interior appointments are exceptional. It's a pleasure to ride in and feel the sumptuous interior.
The car makes a statement. It is an imposing vehicle, and head and shoulders above other cars.
Considering this is a very large car, it handles quite well.
I very comfortably seats five.
I burns lots of premium fuel however if you can afford the car you should expect this. Also, the insurance is expensive.
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2017 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Deals on CARFAX
Percentage of 2017 Mercedes-Benz S-Class for sale on CARFAX that are Great, Good, and Fair Value deals. Values are determined by whether the selling price is above, below, or the same as the history-based CARFAX Value.
VEHICLE HISTORY SUMMARY
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2017 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Pricing
The Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) is the "sticker price" for this vehicle, including optional equipment, when it was new.
The price range for the 2017 Mercedes-Benz S-Class is $49,991 - $92,900.
The average selling price is $64,906.
The data below is updated daily, based on used car inventory for sale on CARFAX.
Price range and average selling price are based on the median selling price while CARFAX Value is a VIN-specific value based on the vehicle's history.
$96,600 - $247,900
This is the price range for the 2017 Mercedes-Benz S-Class based on used car inventory for sale on CARFAX.
$49,991 - $92,900
Average Selling Price
This is the range of CARFAX Values for the 2017 Mercedes-Benz S-Class on used car inventory for sale on CARFAX.
$47,200 - $103,890
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2017 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Pricing By Trim
TrimPrice RangeAverage Selling PriceCARFAX Value
S 550$49,600 - $79,900$61,522$47,200 - $90,880
Maybach S 550$88,500 - $88,500$88,500$96,620 - $96,620
AMG S 63$79,950 - $110,950$96,337$86,030 - $112,710
Maybach S 600$119,493 - $119,493$119,493$101,260 - $101,260
AMG S 65$119,979 - $239,451$153,438$100,790 - $149,760
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