The S-Class, Mercedes-Benz' flagship, is a showcase of luxury, comfort and technology. And each generation pushes the envelope further. The latest model, which was redesigned for 2014, continues this tradition. In almost every important attribute for a luxury car, the S-Class is a benchmark of excellence.
The redesigned S brings 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 don't have a chauffeur and prefer to drive yourself, you'll be happy to know that this 5,000-pound super sedan behaves like a ballerina in the corners. And in case the complicated controls distract you, and they will, the car will nudge you back into your lane and even stop for you in an emergency.
No car in our tests has delivered a more comfortable ride than the two previous-generation S-Class models. The new S continues that ride plushness. Supremely quiet, the big Benz instills a relaxed and fatigue-free driving environment. Handling is responsive and enjoyable. Unlike most competitors, when the corners become demanding, the S550's humongous size feels like it shrinks, allowing it to dance with the alacrity of a C-Class sports sedan.