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  • 2012 Mercedes-Benz S-Class

  • 2011 Mercedes-Benz S-Class

  • 2010 Mercedes-Benz S-Class

  • Prices

    • MSRP
    • $94,500
    • $93,000
    • $149,700
    • Avg. Paid
    • N/A
    • N/A
    • N/A

    U.S. News Scores

    • Overall
    • 8.9 /10
    • 9.0 /10
    • 9.0 /10
    • Critics' Rating
    • 9.0 /10
    • 9.1 /10
    • 9.4 /10
    • Performance
    • 8.3 /10
    • 8.9 /10
    • 9.3 /10
    • Interior
    • 8.8 /10
    • 9.1 /10
    • 8.9 /10
    • Safety
    • N/A
    • N/A
    • N/A
    • Reliability
    • 4.0 /5
    • N/A
    • 3.5 /5

    Pros & Cons

    • Pros
      • Luxurious, roomy interior
      • Impressive safety features
      • Quiet ride
      • Competitive power
      • Luxurious, roomy interior
      • Impressive safety features
      • Quiet ride
      • Competitive power
      • First-rate interior luxury
      • Safety features unmatched in its class
      • S600 model's V12 offers extraordinary acceleration
    • Cons
      • Confusing cabin electronics
      • Numb steering
      • Expensive sticker price
      • Confusing cabin electronics
      • Numb steering
      • Expensive sticker price
      • Expensive sticker price for the class
      • S550’s electric steering can feel numb
      • COMAND driver interface is too complex

    General Specs

    • Transmission
    • Automatic
    • Automatic
    • Automatic
    • Drivetrain
    • Rear Wheel Drive
    • Rear Wheel Drive
    • Rear Wheel Drive
    • Fuel/Engine
    • Gas V8 4.6L/285
    • Gas V8 5.5L/333
    • Gas V12 5.5L/336
    • MPG
    • 15 City / 25 Hwy
    • 15 City / 23 Hwy
    • 11 City / 17 Hwy

    Exterior

    Body
    • Body Style
    • 4 Door Sedan
    • Sedan
    • 4 Door Sedan
    Dimensions
    • Wheelbase (in.)
    • 124.6
    • 124.6
    • 124.6
    • Length, Overall (in.)
    • 206.5
    • 206.5
    • 206.5
    • Width, Max w/o mirrors (in.)
    • 73.7
    • 73.7
    • 73.7
    • Height, Overall (in.)
    • 58.0
    • 58.0
    • 58.0
    Doors & Windows
    • Rear Defrost
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Power Windows
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    Exterior Features
    • Sun/Moon Roof
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Panoramic Roof
    • Optional
    • Optional
    • Standard
    • Sun/Moonroof
    • Standard
    • Standard
    •  
    • Sunroof Sunshield
    •  
    •  
    • Standard
    Measurements
    • Base Curb Weight (lbs.)
    • 4740
    • 4455
    • 4950
    Tires & Wheels
    • Tires - Front All-Season
    • Optional
    • Optional
    •  
    • Tires - Front Performance
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Tires - Rear All-Season
    • Optional
    • Optional
    •  
    • Tires - Rear Performance
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Tire Pressure Monitoring System
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Aluminum Wheels
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Wheel Locks
    • Optional
    •  
    •  
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    Interior

    Convenience & Comfort
    • Alarm
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Auxiliary Pwr Outlet
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Back-Up Camera
    • Optional
    • Optional
    • Standard
    • Cruise Control
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Vehicle Anti-Theft System
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Fog Lamps
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Auto-Off Headlights
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • HID headlights
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Keyless Start
    • Optional
    • Optional
    • Standard
    • Rear Parking Aid
    • Optional
    • Optional
    • Standard
    • Front Reading Lamps
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Rear Reading Lamps
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Rear Seat Heat Ducts
    •  
    •  
    • Standard
    • Adjustable Steering Wheel
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Steering Wheel Controls
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Trip Computer
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Remote Trunk Release
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Universal Garage Door Opener
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Intermittent Wipers
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Rain Sensing Wipers
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Keyless Entry
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Power Door Locks
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Electrochromic rearview mirror
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Heated Mirrors
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Mirror Memory
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Power Mirrors
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Power Folding Mirrors
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Driver Vanity Mirror
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Driver Illuminated Vanity Mirror
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Passenger Vanity Mirror
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Passenger Illuminated Visor Mirror
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Power Steering
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    Dimensions
    • Passenger Capacity
    • 5
    • 5
    • 5
    • Passenger Volume (cu. ft.)
    • 109.0
    • 108.6
    • 105.2
    • Front Head Room (in.)
    • 37.8
    • 37.8
    • 37.8
    • Front Leg Room (in.)
    • 41.9
    • 41.9
    • 41.9
    • Front Shoulder Room (in.)
    • 59.1
    • 59.1
    • 59.1
    • Front Hip Room (in.)
    • 60.8
    • - TBD -
    • 60.8
    • Second Head Room (in.)
    • 38.5
    • 38.5
    • 38.5
    • Second Leg Room (in.)
    • 42.3
    • 42.3
    • 42.3
    • Second Shoulder Room (in.)
    • 58.7
    • 58.7
    • 58.7
    • Second Hip Room (in.)
    • 60.9
    • - TBD -
    • 60.9
    • Trunk Volume (cu. ft.)
    • 16.4
    • 16.4
    • 19.8
    Entertainment
    • AM/FM Stereo
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Auxiliary Audio Input
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • CD Changer
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • CD Player
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • HD Radio
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • MP3 Player
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Satellite Radio
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Premium Sound System
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Entertainment System
    • Optional
    • Optional
    • Standard
    Heating & Cooling
    • Climate Control
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Dual Zone A/C
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • A/C
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Rear A/C
    • Optional
    • Optional
    • Standard
    Navigation & Communication
    • Navigation System
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Onboard Hands-Free Communications System
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Wireless Cell Phone Hookup
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    Seats
    • Leather Seats
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Cooled Driver Seat
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Cooled Rear Seat
    • Optional
    • Optional
    • Standard
    • Heated Front Seats
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Heated Rear Seat
    • Optional
    • Optional
    • Standard
    • Driver Lumbar
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Passenger Lumbar
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Seat Memory
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Power Driver Seat
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Power Passenger Seat
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Bucket Seats
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
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    Safety

    Airbags
    • Driver Air Bag
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Passenger Air Bag
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Front Head Air Bag
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Rear Head Air Bag
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Front Side Air Bag
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Rear Side Air Bag
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    Brakes
    • 4-Wheel ABS
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • 4-Wheel Disc Brakes
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    Safety Features
    • Brake Assist
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Electronic Stability Control
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Daytime Running Lights
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Child Safety Locks
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Integrated Turn Signal Mirrors
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Night Vision
    • Optional
    • Optional
    • Standard
    • Traction Control
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Emergency Trunk Release
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Blind Spot Monitor
    • Optional
    • Optional
    •  
    • Lane Departure Warning
    • Optional
    • Optional
    •  
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    Mechanical

    Engine & Performance
    • Rear Wheel Drive
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • 12 Cylinder Engine
    •  
    •  
    • Standard
    • 8 Cylinder Engine
    • Standard
    • Standard
    •  
    • Turbocharged
    • Standard
    •  
    • Standard
    • Engine Type
    • Gas V8
    • Gas V8
    • Gas V12
    • Displacement
    • 4.6L/285
    • 5.5L/333
    • 5.5L/336
    • Horsepower (Net @ RPM)
    • 429 @ 5250
    • 382 @ 6000
    • 510 @ 5000
    • Torque (Net @ RPM)
    • 516 @ 1800-3500
    • 391 @ 2800-4800
    • 612 @ 1800 - 3500
    • Transmission
    • Automatic
    • Automatic
    • Automatic
    • Turning diameter
    • 40.0
    • 40.0
    • 40.0
    Fuel
    • Gasoline Fuel
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
    • 15
    • 15
    • 11
    • EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
    • 25
    • 23
    • 17
    • Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal.)
    • 23.8
    • 23.8
    • 26.7
    Suspension
    • Active Suspension System
    • Optional
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Air Suspension
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Suspension Type - Front
    • Independent
    • Four-Link
    • Four-link
    • Suspension Type - Rear
    • Independent
    • Multi-Link
    • Multi-link
    • Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
    •  
    • w/Air Springs
    • w/stabilizer bar
    Transmission
    • Automatic
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Automatic Transmission w/Manual Mode
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • 5-Speed Automatic
    •  
    •  
    • Standard
    • 7-Speed Automatic
    • Standard
    • Standard
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