2016 Mercedes-Benz S-Class

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2016 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Ratings
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Consumer Rating

The J.D. Power 100-Point Score is based on hundreds of thousands of independent and unbiased opinions of verified car owners.
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Quality & Reliability

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Measures the level of defects, malfunctions, and design flaws experienced by vehicle owners. Covers the entire vehicle from engine to infotainment system. A higher rating means fewer problems.

Driving Experience

Owners' evaluation of the vehicle's design, performance, comfort, functionality, safety, and technology, comprise this rating. Newer and recently-redesigned vehicles tend to score better.


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Dealership Experience

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Best Large Premium Car of 2016

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Owners Like

Measured owner satisfaction with 2016 Mercedes-Benz S-Class after 90-days of ownership.
  • Quietness of the vehicle interior
  • Sound of the engine/exhaust
  • Ease of folding/adjusting rear seats

Owners Don't Like

The problems experienced by owners of the 2016 Mercedes-Benz S-Class during the first 90-days of ownership.
  • Amount of trunk/hatch space
  • The vehicle's navigation system
  • Look and feel of interior controls

Performance Specs

MPG City

13 - 17


20 - 26


436 - 621


7 speed, Automatic w/OD


Twin Turbo Gas/Electric V-6, Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-12, Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-8


All Wheel Drive, Rear Wheel Drive

Available Trims

2016 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Review

Every element of the Mercedes-Benz S-Class sedan is designed to stimulate the senses. From its instantly recognizable exterior styling to its unmatched interior amenities the S-Class is quite simply the pinnacle of automobile design. From hybrid efficiency to AMG racing performance a wide range of advanced perfectly balanced engines are available in the S-Class. Each is capable of accelerating your vehicle… and your emotions. Choose from 6 models starting at $95 650 for the S 550 the top of the line AMG S65 starts at $224 650. Inside the handcrafting continues with richly appointed seating and instrumentation as well as nearly 300 LEDs that illuminate the cabin in 7 variable hues. Dual 12.3-inch high-resolution screens provide lifelike animated displays of driving systems vehicle settings entertainment and navigation. Mercedes-Benz’s legendary safety innovations bring added peace of mind. A suite of standard and optional systems can alert you assist in braking and even respond autonomously to help avoid collisions with other vehicles. Make it yours by choosing from a variety of exclusive exterior colors and interior upholstery leathers and woods. The S-Class redefines first class. Experience one today.
You’ll discover unexpected indulgences inside your C-Class like a fragrance atomizer multicolor LED ambient lighting and massaging seats. A console-mounted touchpad makes the advanced COMAND system intuitive to use so even the most innovative features quickly feel like second nature. You can access a plethora of information entertainment and navigation via dual 12.3-inch screens and a touchpad that can read your handwriting. Two custom-crafted surround sound systems by Burmester will fill the cabin with concert quality sound making any drive a pleasure.
To help spot hazards in your path your S-Class has eyes everywhere. A suite of standard and optional systems alert you assist in braking and even help avoid collisions with other vehicles and pedestrians. Many of the safety innovations that are standard in today’s automobiles were invented first by Mercedes-Benz like the Antilock Braking System emergency-sensing Brake Assist and side curtain air bags. And you’ll find them all in your S-Class helping you stay out of danger before you’re in it.
The S-Class gives you choices from high power to low emissions. S-Class engines include two Direct Injection biturbo V-8s. A plug-in HYBRID paired with a biturbo V-6 and electric motor. And a pair of brawny V-12s. No matter which S-Class you choose its suspension offers a choice of modes adaptive damping and automatic leveling. S550 models tame the road with the quick-thinking airmatic. And the available camera-assisted MAGIC BODY CONTROL® can actually see bumps ahead and act to soften them in real time.

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