For 2014, Mercedes-Benz held nothing back when designing the new S-Class. The S550 (starting at $92,900) is not only beautiful to look at, it is also a dream to drive. You want comfort? The S550 has heated 16-way power front seats with memory. The dual-zone automatic climate control allow the driver and front passenger to enjoy personalized comfort. Mercedes also wants the passengers in the back to enjoy the ride. The executive right rear seat reclines 43 degrees and includes both a power calf rest and a power foot rest. In addition to front and rear heated seats, heated armrests and door handles keep your arms and elbows warm. Just ask for the Warmth and Comfort package.
Now that you know the inside is cozy, you should know that the exterior is phenomenal. The all-new S-Class is not only majestic looking, the new design is also sleeker and more athletic. From its 30 percent larger grille to its strong rear shoulders, it clearly conveys the power and strength within. Yet its subtle detailing, from its unusually crisp body creases to its impossibly tight tolerances to its intriguing use of brightwork and LED illumination, it is the embodiment of confident elegance, and pure S-Class in every way.
Are you wondering how the S-Class handles itself? It’s a dream to drive. The S550’s AIRMATIC suspension employs electronically controlled air springs that adjust to changing driving conditions. Reengineered components offer quicker response with lighter system weight. AIRMATIC’s automatic 4-wheel level control helps compensate for additional cargo or passengers. It also lowers the ride height at higher speeds for improved aerodynamics, stability and efficiency. The result is a balanced and comfortable ride. The 7-speed automatic transmission is smooth, responsive and efficient. Now with 449 hp, the 4.6-liter V-8 combines twin turbos and numerous advances to deliver more torque from less fuel, with cleaner emissions.
The 2014 Mercedes-Benz S550 beautifully combines top-notch luxury and the enjoyment of a sporty car. The result is a car that is stunning to look at and fun to drive.