It’s no surprise that Mercedes-Benz’s flagship car manages to stay atop its segment year after year. In addition to stately sheet metal, the 2019 S-Class offers a supremely comfortable cabin, a number of engine choices and a wealth of infotainment and safety features.
The 2019 Mercedes-Benz S-Class is a full-size luxury car that comes in sedan, coupe and convertible (Cabriolet) body styles. The sedan seats five, and the coupe and convertible accommodate four. The S-Class comes in S 450 (sedan only), S 560 and the high-performance AMG S 63 and AMG S 65 trims. Rear-wheel drive is standard for most of the lineup, and all-wheel drive is available. The Mercedes-Benz S-Class competes with luxury cars such as the BMW 7 Series and Porsche Panamera.
For the 2019 model year, the S 560e plug-in hybrid joins the S-Class lineup.
While the styling of the 2019 Mercedes-Benz S-Class isn’t necessarily exciting, it’s certainly elegant. Slightly winged LED headlamps frame the S-Class sedan’s expressive grille and extend into the front fenders. Large lower air intakes round out the front fascia. While the sedan becomes a bit boxy at the rear, the coupe and convertible are a bit sportier, with a lower trunk and horizontal taillights. The convertible adds a folding soft top, as well as Airscarf neck heating and wind blockers atop the windshield and between the rear headrests. Base models ride on 18-inch wheels.
Standard equipment includes all-LED lighting, heated and power-folding exterior mirrors, a heated windshield and a panoramic roof. Among the optional features are 19- and 20-inch wheels, and a hands-free trunk.
The cabin of the 2019 S-Class is minimalist, yet handsome. Under the combined driver instrument panel and center display are four horizontal climate vents, with an analog clock nestled between them. A large storage bin rests between the front seats. Passengers have plenty of headroom and legroom throughout, and riders in the rear seats especially will enjoy the roominess of the sedan. As far as cargo capacity, the sedan’s 16.3-cubic-foot trunk is the largest in the lineup. The trunks in the coupe and convertible come in at 14.1 and 12.4 cubic feet, respectively.
Standard features include leather upholstery, heated 16-way power front seats, ambient lighting, dual-zone automatic climate control and a power rear-window sunshade. Among the optional amenities are Nappa leather upholstery, a leather steering wheel, ventilated and massaging front seats, heated and ventilated rear seats, a heated steering wheel, heated armrests, heating and cooling rear cupholders, and four-zone automatic climate control.
Under the hood of the S 450 is a twin-turbocharged 3.0-liter V6 that produces 362 horsepower and 369 pound-feet of torque. The S 560 is powered by a twin-turbo 4.0-liter V8 that churns out 463 horsepower and 516 pound-feet of torque. The AMG S 63 shares the twin-turbo 4.0-liter V8, but it’s tuned to make 603 horsepower and 664 pound-feet of torque. The AMG S 65 upgrades to a twin-turbo 6.0-liter V12 that cranks out 621 horsepower and 738 pound-feet of torque. Finally, the top-of-the-line Mercedes Maybach S 560 comes with the V8, and the Maybach S 650 features the V12.
Most engines pair with a nine-speed automatic transmission, though the S 65 and Maybach S 650 have a seven-speed version. Rear-wheel drive is standard in most models, and all-wheel drive is available across the lineup. All-wheel drive is standard in the AMG and Maybach models.
Fuel economy is decent, especially for such a large vehicle. The base S 450 sedan is rated at an EPA-estimated 19/28 mpg city/highway.
Even models with the base V6 have no problem quickly getting up to highway speed. Those who prefer a more spirited driving experience might consider moving up to the V8, which sends the S 560 from 0 to 60 mph in about five seconds. Body roll is kept to a minimum, and engine and road noise aren’t an issue.
The S-Class comes with standard features that include a pair of 12.3-inch high-resolution displays, the brand’s COMAND system with touchpad controller, a Burmester surround-sound system, navigation with real-time traffic, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility, Bluetooth audio streaming, dual USB ports, satellite and HD radio, 10 GB of music storage, wireless charging, a garage door opener, an SD card reader and a household-type 115V power outlet. Options include a head-up display, mobile Wi-Fi, a glove box CD player and a rear-seat entertainment system.
A number of safety features come standard, including lane keep assist, blind spot monitoring, automatic emergency braking and a drowsy driver monitoring system. Among the available options are adaptive cruise control, evasive steering assist, park assist and lane centering.
By Jill Leonard (Last Updated 3/28/2019)
Jill Leonard is a writer and editor based in Pittsburgh. She first started working on automotive stories at the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, where she was a copy editor for more than 15 years. Sadly, despite reading hundreds of stories about vehicles, she still struggles to get her oil changed in a timely manner.
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2019 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 2019 Mercedes-Benz S-Class is $79,896 - $154,721.
The average selling price is $104,473.
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$91,250 - $253,550
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$79,896 - $154,721
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$76,010 - $161,260
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2019 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Pricing By Trim
TrimPrice RangeAverage Selling PriceCARFAX Value
S 450$72,490 - $91,000$82,415$70,030 - $97,310
S 560$87,915 - $118,995$99,501$88,990 - $111,900
AMG S 63$137,125 - $162,991$148,635$135,580 - $161,260
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