2018 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Review for Lincoln | Features & Photos

19/28  CITY/HWY
EPA-Estimated MPG
5.1  Sec.
0-60 MPH
18.7  cu ft
Cargo Space

What's New for the 2018 Mercedes-Benz S-Class?

The Mercedes-Benz flagship, the S-Class, is the epitome of class, sophistication, technology, and luxury. For the longest, the S-Class remains the sedan that other sedans are compared to, and what every other sedan driver would rather be driving. For the 2018 model year, the S-Class receives a mid-cycle refresh: regular trims receive new names and engines while the AMG® and Maybach benefit from new engines. These vehicles get the latest version of the Mercedes-Benz COMAND® infotainment system, tweaked front and rear designs, a new three-spoke steering wheel, and upgraded headlights and taillights. The S 450 and S 450 4MATIC® models are also new, as are three new upholstery choices and a suite of advanced safety features.

2018 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Interior

Luxurious Trims and Innovative Features

Mercedes-Benz serves the 2018 S-Class in four main flavors: the S 450, the S 560, the AMG® S 63, and the AMG® S 65. The uber-luxurious Mercedes-Maybach uses the same engine as the S 560 but offers industry-topping creature comfort. Standard features on every S-Class include a power trunk lid, adaptive LED headlights, a panoramic sunroof, keyless ignition, power-folding and auto-dimming mirrors, soft-close doors, and an air-ride adaptive suspension. The cabin gets leather upholstery, an air fragrance system, a virtual instrument panel, and a power rear sunshade. The 16-way power-adjustable front seats feature memory functions and heating. For the technophiles, the S-Class installs a versatile smartphone app, the COMAND® system integrated into a 12.3-inch display, smartphone compatibility, and a navigation system. Also, the tech department gets a 13-speaker Burmester system, a 115-volt power outlet, and a wireless charging pad. There are a plenty of optional packages for those who feel that the standard list is not wide enough. The Premium package offers rear-windows power sunshades, a surround-view camera system, automated parking, and ventilated front multi-contour seats with instant heating and massage functions. The automaker includes the Executive Rear Seat package with the rear passengers' comfort in mind. It adds a massage function to its multi-contour seats, seat cushion airbags, and a power-reclining right seat complete with a fluffy ottoman. You can also have a console in the place of the center seat, a refrigerated compartment, and an entertainment system thanks to the Executive Rear Seat Plus package.

Under the Hood

2018 Mercedes-Benz S-Class FrontThe 2018 S-Class is available with a choice of four engines. The engines can be paired with either a seven- or a nine-speed auto transmission to power the rear or all wheels on the 4MATIC®. The S 450 and the S 450 4MATIC® come with a 3.0-liter twin-turbo V-6 that uses the nine-speed transmission to return 362 hp and 369 lb-ft of torque. A 4.0-liter twin-turbo V-8 unit that makes 463 hp and 516 lb-ft of torque with the help of the nine-speed drives the S 560 and the Mercedes-Maybach S 560 4MATIC®. Moving up to the AMG® S63 4MATIC® earns you a 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8 that pairs to the nine-speed to deliver 603 hp and 664 lb-ft of torque. The AMG® S 65 (RWD only) provides monstrous performance thanks to a 6.0-liter twin-turbo V12 that employs the seven-speed automatic to crank out an impressive 621 horses and 738 lb-ft of torque.

2018 Mercedes-Benz S-Class RearInnovation in Safety

The 2018 Mercedes-Benz S-Class offers the latest in driver assistance and active safety technology. Drivers can expect premium features such as Active Speed Limit Assist, Active Steering Assist, adaptive cruise control, Active Lane Change Assist, Active Emergency Stop Assist, and an Intelligent Speed Adaptation system. Also, the latest S-Class is home to Active Lane Keeping Assist, Evasive Steering Assist, Active Brake Assist, Active Blind Spot Assist, Cross-Traffic function, and Car-to-X communication.

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