2019 Mercedes-Benz S-Class review, specs and price

22/04/2019

The 2019 Mercedes Benz S-Class is a classic Benz in every way both in the traditional Benz features and exciting new technology.

Wondering what the 2019 Mercedes-Benz S-Class looks like, and whether it's the right car for you?

Mercedes Benz has produced world class automobiles for over 9 decades since 1926 when the German founded company began. Since then they have become a synonym for automotive quality in design and performance.  Small wonder the Daimler AG manufactured auto was first known as Sonderklasse, which translates "special class" from German. With such a pedigree to uphold therefore, the 2019 S-Class was never going to be anything short of inspiring. The Mercedes-Benz S-Class, which was officially introduced in 1972 with the W116, today faces competition from the likes of the latest generation BMW 7 Series, Tesla Model S, 2018 Porsche Panamera and Audi A8.

Nigerians, not surprisingly, have had an enduring love affair with the Benz brand in general, and the S-class nameplate in particular.

The 2019 Mercedes-Benz S-Class is easily categorized in the generation that begins with the 2014 model of the Mercedes Benz S-Class family. The car, which is listed and highly rated as the number one super luxury car sedan in the world, is ideal for a small family. If you are considering a sedan for family use, then the 2019 S-Class probably has your name on it. Mercedes made coupé, convertible and sedan versions of the 2019 model for users’ preference.  According to many enthusiasts, it is one of the finest cars in the market because of its Benz attributes, and of course its top-grade technology and design features.  Sit tight as Naijacarmarket.com explores number 1 with you:

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2019 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Sedan

1. 2019 Mercedes Benz S Class Pricing

s/n Year Model/Trim New price Foreign used/Tokunbo price Nigerian used price
1 2019

S 450 RWD

S 560 RWD

S 560 4MATIC AWD

Maybach S 560 4MATIC AWD

$91,250

$101,350

$104,350

$170,750

Not available na
2 2018

AMG S63

Coupe

S65 AMG Cabriolet

$147,500

$164,750

$250,900

₦75m-₦108m na
3 2017

S550 4Matic

AMG S65

$122,500

$235,000

₦45m - ₦134m na
4 2016

S550

AMG S63 V8

S600

$96,500 

$144,000

$172,000  

₦40m - ₦57m na
4 2015 $62,500 - $92,600  ₦60m -₦70m na

2. 2019 Mercedes Benz S Class Design inside out

The exterior of the 2019 Mercedes-Benz S-Class still embraces the iconoclastic designs of previous S-Class models. It has a wide slatted grille in the front bearing the Mercedes Benz logo. It comes with perfect LED headlights and also has Ultra Wide Beam technology which helps the high beams illuminate the roadside on either side. It also has a dual sunroof/moonroof.

You shouldn't let the simple exterior design of the 2019 Mercedes-Benz S-Class fool you. The modest exterior is nothing compared to the sumptuous interior. The interior is a masterpiece of work, as it is elegant and well laid out. It has a similar land-yacht look to the Bentley and Rolls-Royce. The cabin is well proportioned with the latest technology for the best driving experience.

  • The 2019 S-Class Infotainment system

You won't be disappointed with the latest media technology. The infotainment is equipped with Apple CarPlay, Bluetooth, two USB ports, navigation, Wi-Fi hot spot, a 13-speaker Burmester audio systemsatellite radio, Android Auto and also COMAND infotainment system with a 12.3-inch screen that are set side-by-side in a seamless floating frame.

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2019 Mercedes-Benz S-Class infotainment system with handy controls

The COMAND infotainment system has a large screen which is very visible. For those who prefer a touch screen on their infotainment system, it's a little disappointing that the screen is not a touch screen. It may take you a while to get used to operating the infotainment system with the touchpad controller.

Another notable cool feature is that the S-Class has a refrigerator box for the rear cabin, rear-cabin wireless charging, and a rear-seat entertainment system.

  • Steering wheel design

The steering wheel, of course, has the Benz logo in the middle and customized buttons, which are specially assigned for specific functions. The two smartphone-like pads on it access nearly all the car's features directly from the steering wheel. You can easily scroll or swipe to select from the central screen with your right thumb, and the screen between the gauges with your left.

  • S-Class 2019 upgraded seats

According to Mercedes, the seats are made to “stimulate and soothe your senses, especially your sense of contentment”. Covered with the finest leather, the 2019 S-Class seats are representative of trademark Benz comfort. Having three models, the S-Class has five seats for the sedan models and four seats for the coupe and convertible models.

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2019 Mercedes-Benz S-Class 2/3 seating rear seats are made of leather

  • Safety Technology features

Giving this super luxury auto the best they can, Mercedes didn't leave out any safety features. The 2019 Mercedes-Benz S-Class is loaded with the very best intelligent safety technology features for safety driving. It has active blind spot monitoring and lane change assist, forward collision warning (to prevent collision with pedestrians and incoming vehicles), automatic emergency braking, a perpendicular park assist, Pre-Safe Rear, Pre-Safe Sound, and Pre-Safe Plus. It also has a head-up display, an active lane keep assist, adaptive cruise control with stop-and-go capability, and an active evasive steering assist.

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All the standard driver assist features are present, such as ABS

Driver assist features include driver drowsiness monitoring, a rearview camera, crosswind assist, and Mercedes’ Pre-Safe.

This Mercedes’ Pre-Safe is designed to automatically fasten the seat belts and rolls up windows if it detects an imminent collision with other vehicles or objects. It also has a driver air bag, as well as passenger, front head, and rear head air bags. Add to that anti-theft system, adaptive cruise control, rain sensing wipers, child safety locks, and optional night vision.

  • S-Class Cargo Space

The 2019 Mercedes-Benz S-Class may appear small but it cargo can provides a space of more than 18 cubic feet of space. This should be enough space for a small family’s luggage. In the coupe and convertible models, the cargo space is not adequate though.

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3. 2019 Mercedes Benz S-Class Engine

This powerful luxury wheels comes with advanced engines that respond with millisecond speed and molecular precision to maintain steady performance and efficiency at maximum engine operability. The awesome thing about the 2019 S-Class is that it has two engines. The first of these engines is a 4.0-liter V8 biturbo engine that is found on the S 560 trim level, and offers up to 463 horsepower and 516 lb-ft of torque in total. The second available engine is a 6.0-liter V12 biturbo engine, which is found on the S 650 trim, and this delivers 621 horsepower and 738 lb-ft of torque.

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The S-Class engine comes in two options, v8 and v12 

The transmission speed is AMG SPEEDSHIFT 9 Speed Automatic Mode Select with Manual Mode. The Trim is loaded with S63 AMG 4MATIC Cabriolet. The notable standard EPA has a ratings of 19 mpg in the city and 28 mpg on the highway with its base engine. Moreover, this 2019 S-Class Mercedes Benz has semi-autonomous driving features available.

These and more make the 2019 Mercedes Benz S-Class worth buying and driving.

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