2012 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Pricing, Specs & Reviews

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$91,850-$210,900
$85,421-$196,137
15 /CITY / 23 /HWY
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Available Trims for the 2012 Mercedes-Benz S-Class
Transmission MSRP Engine City/Hwy MPG
Name S550 (4dr Sdn RWD) Transmission Automatic MSRP 94500.00 Engine 4.6L/285 City/Hwy MPG 15/25
Name S400 Hybrid (4dr Sdn RWD) Transmission Automatic MSRP 91850.00 Engine 3.5L/213 City/Hwy MPG 19/25
Name S550 (4dr Sdn 4MATIC) Transmission Automatic MSRP 97500.00 Engine 4.6L/285 City/Hwy MPG 15/24
Name S600 (4dr Sdn RWD) Transmission Automatic MSRP 159500.00 Engine 5.5L/336 City/Hwy MPG 12/19
Name S63 AMG (4dr Sdn RWD) Transmission Automatic MSRP 139300.00 Engine 5.5L/333 City/Hwy MPG 15/23
Name S65 AMG (4dr Sdn RWD) Transmission Automatic MSRP 210900.00 Engine 6.0L/365 City/Hwy MPG 12/19
Name S350 BlueTEC (4dr Sdn 4MATIC) Transmission Automatic MSRP 92550.00 Engine 3.0L/182 City/Hwy MPG 21/31
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INTERIOR
  • Leather seat trim
  • 14-way pwr heated & ventilated front bucket seats -inc: pwr lumbar, 3-position driver seat memory
  • Active adjustable front head restraints
  • (3) rear pwr retractable adjustable head restraints (2011)
  • Front/rear floor mats (2011)
  • Pwr 4-way tilt/telescopic steering column -inc: memory, programmable EASY ENTRY feature
  • Wood & leather-wrapped steering wheel
  • Steering wheel mounted controls -inc: audio, voice, telephone, multi-function display (2011)
  • Steering wheel shift paddles (2011)
  • Central controller w/8" COMAND display
  • Multi-function displays in instrument cluster faces -inc: trip computer, exterior temp gauge, maintenance system, oil level check, digital speedometer, reminder & malfunction messages, driver-programmable settings, audio status, navigation route guidance (2011)
  • Mercedes-Benz Maintenance System Plus display -inc: distance remaining to next maintenance, type of service due, reminders
  • Digital instrumentation -inc: speedometer, odometer, Touch Shift gear & shift modes selection, tachometer, fuel gauge
  • Pwr windows w/1-touch express up/down (2011)
  • SmartKey infrared remote -inc: remote central locking, trunk open, panic alarm, fuel filler door, selective unlock, windows & sunroof open/close, active ventilated front seats on, automatic locking (2011)
  • Integrated HomeLink compatible (3) button garage door opener (2011)
  • Cruise control
  • Pwr trunk closer
  • Anti-theft alarm w/engine immobilizer
  • Automatic dual-zone climate control -inc: electrostatic dust & pollen filters, sun, humidity & dew point sensors, seat belt usage sensors (allows climate control to focus first on occupied seats)
  • Rear window defroster w/auto-shutoff
  • Burl walnut interior wood trim
  • Auto-dimming rearview mirror (2011)
  • Auxiliary pwr outlet (2011)
  • Pwr rear window sunshade w/1-touch up/down
  • Quad illuminated vanity mirrors (2011)
  • Dual front/rear reading lamps (2011)
  • Ambient lighting feature
  • Night security illumination
  • Multi-function displays in instrument cluster faces (2011)
  • Eucalyptus interior wood trim
  • Exclusive leather seat trim
  • Drive-Dynamic multi-contour front seats w/4-level massage feature
  • 8-way pwr heated & ventilated outboard rear seats w/memory -inc: multicontour rear seats w/massage, comfort headrests
  • Heated steering wheel
  • Multi-function displays in instrument cluster faces -inc: trip computer, exterior temp gauge, maintenance system, oil level check, digital speedometer, reminder & malfunction messages, driver-programmable settings, audio status, navigation route guidance, adaptive cruise control settings (2011)
  • KEYLESS-GO
  • DISTRONIC PLUS adaptive cruise control
  • Automatic 4-zone climate control -inc: electrostatic dust & pollen filters, sun, humidity & dew point sensors, seat belt usage sensors (allows climate control to focus first on occupied seats)
  • Brown poplar interior wood trim
  • Alcantara headliner (2011)
  • Pwr rear side window sunshades
  • AMG premium leather seat trim
  • AMG leather-wrapped sport steering wheel
  • AMG aluminum steering wheel shift paddles
  • AMG instrument cluster w/RACETIMER
  • AMG exclusive leather seat trim
EXTERIOR
  • Dual exhaust w/chrome tailpipes
  • 18" 5-spoke aluminum wheels
  • P255/45R18 all-season tires
  • Pwr tilt/slide tinted glass sunroof -inc: 1-touch open, sunroof memory
  • Active bi-xenon automatic headlamps -inc: adaptive high beam assist, cornering lights
  • Front foglamps
  • Single rear foglamp
  • Pwr auto-folding heated mirrors -inc: memory, auto-dimming driver mirror, integrated LED turn signals (2011)
  • Infrared-reflecting & noise insulating glass
  • Rain-sensing aero-blade windshield wipers w/heated washer system (2011)
  • Variable doorstop (2011)
  • Soft close doors
  • 18" 10-spoke aluminum wheels
  • Dual exhaust w/V12-design chrome tailpipes
  • 19" multi-spoke aluminum wheels
  • P255/45R19 front & P275/45R19 rear all-season tires
  • Pwr tilt/slide tinted glass panorama sunroof -inc: 1-touch open, front/rear shades
  • 20" AMG twin 5-spoke aluminum wheels
  • P255/35R20 front & P275/35R20 rear high performance tires
  • 20" AMG twin 5-spoke titanium forged aluminum wheels -inc: 20" x 8.5" front, 20" x 9.5" rear
MECHANICAL
  • 4.6L bi-turbo 32-valve V8 engine
  • 7-speed automatic transmission -inc: Touch Shift
  • Electronic parking brake w/automatic disengagement (2011)
  • Rear wheel drive
  • AIRMATIC air suspension w/adaptive damping system (ADS II)
  • Independent 4-link front suspension -inc: anti-lift control, stabilizer bar
  • Independent 5-arm multi-link rear suspension -inc: anti-squat & anti-dive systems
  • Pwr vehicle-speed-sensitive rack & pinion steering
  • Pwr perforated/vented front & vented rear disc brakes
  • 3.5L DOHC 24-valve V6 hybrid engine (2011)
  • 4MATIC all-wheel drive
  • 5.5L SOHC bi-turbo 36-valve V12 engine (2011)
  • 5-speed automatic transmission -inc: Touch Shift
  • Active Body Control (ABC) w/crosswind stabilization -inc: coil spring & electronically controlled hydraulic cylinder w/shock absorber at each wheel, automatic 4-wheel level control, driver-selectable ride-height control, automatic speed-sensitive lowering
  • AMG 5.5L SOHC bi-turbo 32-valve V8 engine (2011)
  • 7-speed automatic transmission -inc: AMG SPEEDSHIFT, Touch Shift
  • Active Body Control (ABC) w/crosswind stabilization -inc: AMG-calibration, coil spring & electronically controlled hydraulic cylinder w/shock absorber at each wheel, automatic 4-wheel level control, driver-selectable ride-height control, automatic speed-sensitive lowering
  • 4-wheel pwr perforated & vented AMG disc brakes
  • AMG sport exhaust w/dual twin chrome tailpipes
  • AMG 6.0L SOHC bi-turbo 36-valve V12 engine (2011)
  • 5-speed automatic transmission -inc: AMG SPEEDSHIFT, Touch Shift
  • AMG sport exhaust w/dual twin V12-design tailpipes
  • 3.0L 24-valve V6 BlueTEC diesel engine
  • 7-speed automatic transmission
PACKAGE
    SAFETY
    • Anti-lock braking system (ABS) w/brake assist system (BAS)
    • Torque vectoring brake system
    • Electronic stability program (ESP)
    • Front/rear crumple zones
    • LED daytime running lamps
    • Front dual-stage airbags w/adaptive front passenger airbag
    • Front/rear side airbags
    • Front/rear side curtain airbags w/rollover sensor
    • Front passenger occupant classification system
    • ATTENTION ASSIST drowsiness monitor
    • PRE-SAFE collision preparedness system
    • mbrace in-vehicle services -inc: stolen vehicle recovery, remote door unlock service, automatic alarm & collision notification
    • 3-point seat belts -inc: pre-tensioners, force limiters
    • Emergency interior trunk release
    • ISOFIX universal LATCH (lower anchors & tethers for children) system
    • Child safety rear door locks
    • Tire pressure monitoring system
    • 4-wheel electronic traction system (4ETS)
    • Parktronic w/parking guidance
    • Rear view camera
    • Night View Assist PLUS w/pedestrian protection
    • Active blind spot assist
    • Active lane keeping assist
    • AMG compound braking system w/torque vector brake system
    • AMG 2-stage electronic stability program (ESP)
    ENTERTAINMENT
    • COMAND cockpit management & data system -inc: AM/FM/WeatherBand stereo, in-dash 6-disc CD/DVD changer, iPod/MP3 media interface in glovebox, audio input jack, Sirius satellite radio w/real-time traffic, HD Radio, (15)-speaker harman/kardon Logic 7 surround sound system, SD memory card slot, Zagat Survey ratings guide, Bluetooth hands-free communication system, voice control, 40-GB hard-drive-based GPS navigation system
    • COMAND cockpit management & data system -inc: AM/FM/WeatherBand stereo, in-dash 6-disc CD/DVD changer, iPod/MP3 media interface in glovebox, audio input jack, Sirius satellite radio w/real-time traffic, HD Radio, (15)-speaker Bang & Olufsen BeoSound premium sound system w/1000-watts, Zagat Survey ratings guide, Bluetooth hands-free communication system, voice control, 40-GB hard-drive-based GPS navigation system
    • Rear seat entertainment system w/(2) remote controls

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