The epitome of luxury
Mercedes-Benz designed and built the 2016 S 550 4MATIC Sedan to be the best automobile in the world. The S-Class encompasses all the legendary performance, luxury, efficiency, comfort and style Mercedes-Benz has to offer.
The sophisticated looks of the new 2016 S 550 honour tradition without being stale. The overall theme of the exterior is grace, and a larger, more upright grille, a long hood and classic sedan proportions create a commanding presence on the road. Exterior lighting is exclusively via LED, making the new 2016 S 550 the first car without a light bulb. Its 200 LED lighting elements are efficient and long-lasting, not to mention stylish. You can choose from either Short Wheelbase or Long Wheelbase versions, with the latter holding a 130 mm advantage in the wheelbase department and length.
Power comes from a biturbo 4.7-litre V8 with 449 horsepower and 516 lb-ft of torque. Peak power and torque are available across a wide range of engine speed, from 1,800 to 3,500 rpm. The accompanying seven-speed automatic transmission is smooth and responsive, whether you’re cruising or accelerating hard, and its two overdrive ratios enhance highway fuel efficiency. For drivers who want manual control, there are also shift paddles on the steering wheel.
The 2016 S 550 chassis provides confident handling with a comfortable ride thanks to the standard AIRMATIC® semi-active suspension system. Electronically-controlled air springs adapt to changing road conditions, and level control will keep even the most heavily-loaded 2016 S 550 on an even keel. At highway speeds, the AIRMATIC® system lowers the ride height to improve aerodynamics, boosting fuel efficiency.
The 2016 Mercedes-Benz S-Class is the first car in the world with “eyes” to detect bumps in the road. Its available MAGIC BODY CONTROL® system uses ROAD SURFACE SCAN to detect an uneven surface with a stereo camera; the suspension is then adjusted to react to irregularities, smoothing the ride.
Industry-leading engineering innovation goes hand-in-hand with unmatched interior craftsmanship in the new 2016 S 550. Classic design themes are expressive and elegant. Horizontal elements emphasize the expanse of the space, and the materials and workmanship are of the highest level. Hand-tailored leather, precise stitching, and finely-crafted wood and aluminum trim sweeps around you. A large central display screen blends with a quartet of round air vents just below – a perfect blending of the cutting edge and the classical.
The instrument panel features a pair of 12.3-inch high-resolution display screens. A pair of analog-style gauges is included, and in between the speedometer and tachometer there’s large area for vehicle messages, settings and illustrated menus. Navigation, communication, information and entertainment are displayed on the second wide screen, situated in the centre of the dashboard.
The Mercedes-Benz COMAND® system is how selections are made and functions are adjusted. Its large rotary knob is on the centre console, where it’s easily found by your hand without taking your eyes off the road. The rotary knob is flanked by single-touch keys for major functions, a design that’s fast and intuitive to use.
The 2016 Mercedes-Benz S-Class (MSRP from $110,700 for the SWB model) is widely respected as one of the best cars in the world. The 2016 S 550 further solidifies that reputation with spectacular performance and opulent luxury you can customize to suit your tastes and preferences. Think of it as the automotive equivalent of a custom-fitted suit. Schedule an appointment to try one on today.