The Mercedes-Benz flagship is a showcase of luxury, comfort and technology. Each new model continues this tradition. In almost every important attribute for a luxury car, every iteration of the S-Class has been a benchmark of excellence. This version brought a host of advanced technology, while upping the luxury ante on many levels.
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Mercedes-Benz S-Class Road Test

The Mercedes-Benz flagship is a showcase of luxury, comfort and technology. Each new model continues this tradition. In almost every important attribute for a luxury car, every iteration of the S-Class has been a benchmark of excellence.

This version brought a host of advanced technology, while upping the luxury ante on many levels. The driving experience is first class, with an extremely hushed cabin, a supremely comfortable ride and effortless power delivery. If you prefer to drive yourself, you'll be happy to know this 5,000-pound super sedan behaves like a ballerina in the corners. And, if the complicated controls distract you, the Mercedes will nudge you back into your lane and even stop itself in an emergency.

S-Class models have the distinction of being the best-riding cars we've ever tested. Supremely quiet, the big Benz always provides a relaxed and fatigue-free driving environment, with responsive and enjoyable handling. Unlike most competitors, when corners become demanding the S550 becomes an agile sports sedan.

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As you'd expect for a car that starts at $93,000, the S550 comes loaded. But with options, the price begins climbing quickly. Owners living in wintry climes are likely to add the $3,000 4Matic all-wheel-drive system. Blind-spot monitoring comes bundled in a $2,800 Driver Assistance package that fo...
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