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Mercedes-Benz S-Class Reviews from Consumer Reports

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Mercedes-Benz S-Class Reviews

The Mercedes-Benz S-Class is a sedan offered in a 4dr Sdn S600 RWD, 4dr Sdn S63 AMG 4MATIC, 4dr Sdn S550 RWD and 4dr Sdn S550 4MATIC. The powertrains include 4.6-liter V8 turbo (449 hp), 5.5-liter V8 turbo (577 hp), 6.0-liter V12 turbo (523 hp) and 6.0-liter V12 turbo (621 hp) engines, and 7-speed automatic transmissions. It is Rear or AWD wheel drive. EPA-rated fuel economy ranges from 16 mpg city to 26 mpg highway. The S-Class uses Premium fuel.

Last Model Reviewed: 2014

Reviewed Mercedes-Benz S-Classs from Consumer Reports

Consumer Reports has placed the following models through over 50 tests at our test track:

  • 2007 Mercedes-Benz S-Class S550 V8

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