Mercedes-Benz gave its flagship lineup a refresh that includes redesigned front and rear fascia, updated headlights and taillights, a new three-spoke steering wheel, and the latest generation of the automaker’s COMAND infotainment system. Two new models, the S450 and S450 4Matic, join the lineup and are powered by a 3.0-liter twin-turbo V-6. A revised 4.0-liter twin-turbo V-8 with two different power outputs is also new, as are a host of advanced driver assist safety features, and three new upholstery choices: Silk Beige/Deep-Sea Blue, Magma Grey/Espresso Brown, and Mahogany/Silk Beige.
The S-Class is the automaker’s flagship lineup and consists of the largest and most expensive models produced by Mercedes-Benz. Positioned above the E-Class and CLS-Class four-door models, the lineup consists of the traditional S-Class models, the high-performance AMG models, and the long-wheelbase, uber luxurious Mercedes-Maybach models.
The 2018 Mercedes-Benz S-Class lineup currently comes with a choice of four engine options paired to seven- or nine-speed automatic transmissions; rear- and all-wheel-drive (4Matic) is available.