The 2010 Mercedes-Benz S-Class is a full-size, five-passenger luxury sedan that sets the bar for this category. The levels of luxury mixed with advanced technology are continually being pushed higher. New for 2010 is the addition of the S400 Hybrid which utilizes a 3.5L V6 engine and an electric motor to achieve 26 mpg on the highway, a good number for a car this size. The S550 is powered by a 382 hp 5.5L V8 and is available with RWD or AWD. The S600 features a twin-turbocharged 510 hp 5.5L V12 engine. There are two sporty AMG versions as well, the S63 which houses a 518 hp 6.2L V8 and the S65 which is home to a 604 hp 6.0L twin-turbocharged V12.Read more Read less
The Mercedes-Benz S-Class has undergone some minor but highly anticipated design changes for 2010. For starters, the body-colored light strips that ran through the tail lamps have been replaced with LED lighting. Daytime LED running lights are now fitted into edges of the exterior front lamps, and the rear lights now have 52 distinctively arranged LEDs in the two taillights. LED lights last longer than HID headlamps and can project up to 1,000 feet without blinding oncoming traffic. There is also standard interior ambient LED lighting for 2010, with a choice of amber, neutral white and polar ice-blue color. On the outside, the grille is more pronounced and arrow-shaped, accented by and a new front contoured bumper and a chrome strip below the intakes. Exhaust tailpipes on all S-Class trims are now integrated into the rear bumper. Inside, the steering wheel has improved aesthetics and feel, while the rims and airbag modules throughout the dash are lined with soft premium leather as standard. The LCD center-console display can now act as a split screen, allowing, for example, the driver to view a GPS map while the passenger watches a video. Also new for 2010 is the introduction of the S400 Blue Hybrid. Using a compact and innovative 140-volt lithium battery, the S400 gets an estimated 19 miles per gallon in the city and 26 on the highway.
The ultimate in a smooth, comfortable ride; rear-seat space is like a lounge; comfort and technology blend for a top-of-the-line drive with top-tier automotive construction; a world-class standard in automotive performance
The S-Class series remains as the flagship for the entire Mercedes-Benz line, as well as the standard for fine luxury automobiles throughout the world. Some of today's common automotive technology, such as blind spot assist and cruise control, were first introduced on S-Class models. The S-Class provides world-leading performance, leading-edge technology as well as unequaled luxury and style without the outrageous premium price tags of a Maybach, Bentley or Rolls Royce.