2011 Mercedes-Benz S-Class  -  $91,875


Vehicle Details

MSRP: $91,875
Base Invoice: $85,505
Destination Charge: $875
Options: $0
Trim: 4dr Sdn S400 Hybrid RWD
Doors: 4
Drive train: Rear Wheel Drive
MPG: Avg: 21 | City: 19 | Hwy: 25
Body Style: S400 Hybrid Sedan
Transmission: 7-speed automatic transmission
Engine: 3.5L DOHC 24-valve V6 hybrid engine

Pros

Clean diesel and Hybrid availability; world-class performance, comfort, and safety


Model Highlights

Mercedes-Benz is in the process of upgrading and improving its engine lineup, and the S-Class is a perfect example of the direction the company is going. It offers two eco-friendly engines -- a diesel and a hybrid -- two V8s and two V12s.

The new kid on the block is the S350 BlueTEC turbodiesel, a 3.0L V6 that makes 241 hp and 429 lb-ft of torque. The S400 hybrid introduced in 2010 continues with a mild hybrid using a 3.5-liter V6 with 275 hp and 258 lb-ft of torque and a mild hybrid system to assist the gasoline engine for 30 percent better fuel economy than the S550.

The S550 motors on with no changes to its V8 engine, which makes 382 hp and 391 lb-ft of torque. The V12-powered S600 also has few changes to its powerplant, which makes 510 hp and 612 lb-ft of torque.

At the top end, the S63 AMG gets an all-new 5.5-liter V8 with 536 hp and 590 lb-ft of torque, plus stop-start technology and a 7-speed AMG transmission to keep fuel use relatively reasonable. The S65 AMG continues to utilize its V12 engine, which this year makes 17 more horsepower for a total of 621 hp, plus its 738 lb-ft of torque.

Across the board, the S-Class gets some new technology upgrades. Some are safety-oriented, such as Active Lane Keeping Assist and Active Blind Spot Assist, both of which can trigger automatic brake intervention. Attention Assist detects drowsy drivers and is standard on all but the hybrid, and the standard Adaptive High Beam Assist monitors approaching headlights and dims its own to avoid blinding oncoming drivers.

Some of the new technology is less about safety and more about creature comforts, like the available Splitview screen, which allows the driver and passenger to watch different things, like a navigation system on the left and a movie on the right.


Model News

The big news in the S-Class is the addition of the S350 BlueTEC for 2011, which has standard all-wheel drive and 3.0L V6 turbo diesel engine that's certified in all 50 states. This is in addition to the S400 mild hybrid that was introduced last year. While the flagship S600 and S550 continue with few changes, the high-performance S63 AMG gets a larger 5.5-liter engine and the S65 AMG gets a horsepower boost.

New technology for 2011 includes Active Lane Keeping Assist and Active Blind Spot Assist, and one new paint color has been added to the palette: Magnetite Black.


Value Writeup

The S-Class has set the standard for luxury and performance in a sedan. Now, Mercedes-Benz is setting its sights on making its flagship vehicle a standard in fuel economy and reduced emissions as well by adding the diesel engine this year to the hybrid system it introduced last year. Sport-driving fans need not worry, though, as the AMG-tuned models continue to deliver high horsepower in a luxury wrapper.


Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.7

EPA Classification
Large

EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
4

Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy
25 MPG

Cruising Range - City
452.20 mi

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City
19 MPG

Fuel Economy Est-Combined
21 MPG

Cruising Range - Hwy
595.00 mi

Engine Type
Gas/Electric V6

Displacement
3.5L/213

Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
295 @ 6000

SAE Net Torque @ RPM
284 @ 2400-5000

Trans Type
7

Trans Description Cont.
Automatic

First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.38

Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.86

Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.92

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.37

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.82

Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.42

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
2.23

Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.73

Passenger Capacity
5

Passenger Volume
108.6 ft³

Front Head Room
37.8 in

Front Leg Room
41.9 in

Front Shoulder Room
59.1 in

Second Head Room
38.5 in

Second Leg Room
42.3 in

Second Shoulder Room
58.7 in

Wheelbase
124.6 in

Length, Overall
206.5 in

Width, Max w/o mirrors
73.7 in

Height, Overall
58.0 in

Track Width, Front
62.9 in

Track Width, Rear
63.2 in

Min Ground Clearance
5.8 in

Trunk Volume
16.4 ft³

Base Curb Weight
4474 lbs

Suspension Type - Front
Four-Link

Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link

Front Tire Size
P255/45R18

Rear Tire Size
P255/45R18

Front Wheel Size
18 x 8.5 in

Rear Wheel Size
18 x 8.5 in

Front Wheel Material
Aluminum

Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum

Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb
40.0 ft

Brake Type
Pwr

Brake ABS System
4-Wheel

Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes

Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
13.2 x 1.3 in

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
11.8 x 0.5 in

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
23.8 gal

Basic Years
4

Basic Miles/km
50,000

Drivetrain Years
4

Drivetrain Miles/km
50,000

Corrosion Years
4

Corrosion Miles/km
50,000

Roadside Assistance Years
Unlimited

Emissions Years
7

Emissions Years
3

Emissions Miles/km
70,000

Emissions Miles/km
50,000

Roadside Assistance Miles/km
Unlimited

Emissions Years
2

Emissions Miles/km
24,000

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
11V496000

Mfg's Report Date
SEP 30, 2011

Component
FUEL SYSTEM, DIESEL

Potential Number of Units Affected
6,872

Summary
MERCEDES-BENZ USA (MBUSA) IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2011 VEHICLES INCLUDING E-CLASS (212 PLATFORM), MANUFACTURED FROM JULY 2010 THROUGH FEBRUARY 2011, R-CLASS (251 PLATFORM), MANUFACTURED FROM APRIL 2010 THROUGH APRIL 2011, ML-CLASS (W164 PLATFORM), MANUFACTURED FROM JANUARY 2010 THROUGH MARCH 2011, GL-CLASS (X164 PLATFORM), MANUFACTURED FROM MARCH 2010 THROUGH MARCH 2011, AND MODEL YEAR 2012 S-CLASS (221 PLATFORM) VEHICLES. THE DIESEL FUEL FILTER MAY LEAK FROM THE AREA AROUND THE HEATING COMPONENT.

Consequence
DIESEL FUEL MAY BE DEPOSITED ONTO THE HIGHWAY AND CREATE THE POTENTIAL FOR A CRASH. FUEL LEAKAGE, IN THE PRESENCE OF AN IGNITION SOURCE, COULD RESULT IN A FIRE.

MBUSA WILL CONTACT OWNERS, AND DEALERS WILL INSPECT AND REPLACE THE DIESEL FUEL FILTER IF NECESSARY, FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING NOVEMBER 2011. OWNERS MAY CONTACT MERCEDES-BENZ USA AT 1-800-367-6372.

OWNERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV .

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
12V557000

Mfg's Report Date
DEC 03, 2012

Component
FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE

Potential Number of Units Affected
5,800

Summary
Mercedes-Benz is recalling certain model year 2011-2012 S400, S550, S550 4Matic, S63 AMG, C300, C300 4Matic, E350, GLK350, GLK350 4Matic, CL550 4Matic, and CL63 AMG vehicles manufactured from April 18, 2011, through July 12, 2011. Due to an irregularity stemming from the molding process of the fuel filter flange, the fuel filter flange may crack when operated in high temperatures.

Consequence
If the fuel filter flange cracks, it will leak fuel which may lead to a fire if anexternal ignition source in present.

Mercedes-Benz will notify owners, and dealers will replace the fuel filter, free of charge. The recall campaign is expected to begin in January 2013. Owners may contact Mercedes-Benz at 1-800-367-6372.

Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY: 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

3.5L DOHC 24-valve V6 hybrid engine

7-speed automatic transmission -inc: Touch Shift

Electronic parking brake w/automatic disengagement

Rear wheel drive

Airmatic semi-active suspension w/adaptive damping system (ADS II)

Independent 4-link front suspension -inc: anti-lift control, gas shocks, stabilizer bar

Independent 5-arm multi-link rear suspension -inc: anti-squat & anti-dive systems

Pwr vehicle-speed-sensitive rack & pinion steering

Pwr perforated/vented front & vented rear disc brakes

18" 10-spoke aluminum wheels

P255/45R18 all-season tires

Pwr tilt/slide tinted glass sunroof -inc: 1-touch open, sunroof memory

Active bi-xenon automatic headlamps -inc: automatic level control, heated headlamp washers, adaptive high beam assist, cornering fog lights

Front halogen foglamps

Single rear foglamp

Pwr auto-folding heated mirrors -inc: memory, auto-dimming driver mirror, integrated LED turn signals

Infrared-reflecting & noise insulating glass

Rain-sensing aero-blade windshield wipers w/heated washer system

Variable doorstop

COMAND cockpit management & data system -inc: AM/FM/WeatherBand stereo, in-dash 6-disc CD/DVD changer, MP3 capability, audio input jack, Sirius satellite radio w/real-time traffic, HD radio, (15)-speaker Harman Kardon surround sound system, PCMCIA memory card slot, media interface in glovebox, Zagat Survey ratings guide, Bluetooth hands-free communication, voice control, 40-GB hard-drive-based GPS navigation system

Leather seat trim

14-way pwr heated front bucket seats -inc: pwr lumbar, 3-position driver seat memory

Active adjustable front head restraints

(3) rear pwr retractable adjustable head restraints

Front/rear floor mats

Pwr 4-way tilt/telescopic steering column -inc: memory, programmable easy-exit feature

Leather-wrapped steering wheel

Steering wheel mounted controls -inc: audio, voice, telephone, multi-function display

Steering wheel shift paddles

Multi-function displays in instrument cluster faces

Mercedes-Benz Maintenance System Plus display -inc: distance remaining to next maintenance, type of service due, reminders

Digital instrumentation -inc: speedometer, odometer, Touch Shift gear & shift modes selection, tachometer, fuel gauge

Pwr windows w/1-touch express up/down

SmartKey infrared remote -inc: remote central locking, trunk open, panic alarm, fuel filler door, selective unlock, windows & sunroof open/close, active ventilated front seats on, automatic locking

Integrated HomeLink compatible (3) button garage door opener

Cruise control

Pwr trunk closer

Anti-theft client alarm notification w/remote panic feature

Automatic dual-zone climate control -inc: electrostatic dust & pollen filters, sun, humidity & dew point sensors, seat belt usage sensors (allows climate control to focus first on occupied seats)

Rear window defroster w/auto-shutoff

Eucalyptus interior wood trim

Auto-dimming rearview mirror

Auxiliary pwr outlet

Pwr rear window sunshade w/1-touch up/down

Quad illuminated vanity mirrors

Dual front/rear reading lamps

Adjustable fiber-optic ambient lighting feature

Night security illumination

Locator lighting

Anti-lock braking system (ABS) w/brake assist

Electronic stability program (ESP)

LED daytime running lamps

Front dual-stage airbags w/adaptive front passenger airbag

Front/rear side airbags

Front/rear side curtain airbags w/rollover sensor

Front passenger occupant classification system

PRE-SAFE collision preparedness system

mbrace -inc: stolen vehicle recovery, remote door unlock service, automatic alarm & collision notification

3-point front seat belts -inc: emergency tensioning device, adaptive force limiter, automatic shoulder belt height-adjusters

Rear 3-point seat belts -inc: automatic shoulder belt height-adjuster, outboard emergency tensioning device, outboard belt force limiter

Emergency interior trunk release w/illumination

Universal LATCH (lower anchors & tethers for children) system

Child safety rear door locks

Tire pressure monitoring system

 
BLACK
$0

 
MAGNETITE BLACK METALLIC
$0

 
JADE GREEN METALLIC
$0

 
CAPRI BLUE METALLIC
$0

 
FLINT GREY METALLIC
$0

 
BAROLO RED METALLIC
$0

 
IRIDIUM SILVER METALLIC
$0

 
PALLADIUM SILVER METALLIC
$0

 
DIAMOND WHITE METALLIC
$795

 
STANDARD PAINT
$0

 
BLACK, LEATHER SEAT TRIM
$0

 
CASHMERE/SAVANNA, LEATHER SEAT TRIM
$0

 
GREY/DARK GREY, LEATHER SEAT TRIM
$0

 
SAHARA BEIGE/BLACK, LEATHER SEAT TRIM
$0

 
BLACK, PREMIUM LEATHER SEAT TRIM
$2,290

 
CASHMERE/SAVANNA, PREMIUM LEATHER SEAT TRIM
$2,290

 
GREY/DARK GREY, PREMIUM LEATHER SEAT TRIM
$2,290

 
SAHARA BEIGE/BLACK, PREMIUM LEATHER SEAT TRIM
$2,290

 
PREMIUM 2 PKG
$3,630

 
DRIVER ASSISTANCE PKG
$2,950

 
SPORT PKG
$5,900

 
SPORT PKG PLUS ONE
$6,650

 
REAR SEAT PKG
$3,040

 
19" 5-SPOKE ALUMINUM WHEELS
$1,270

 
20" 10-SPOKE ALUMINUM WHEELS
$2,020

 
PWR TILT/SLIDE TINTED GLASS PANORAMA ROOF
$1,090

 
(4) CHROME DOOR HANDLE INSERTS
$90

 
BANG & OLUFSEN BEOSOUND PREMIUM SOUND SYSTEM
$6,400

 
SPLITVIEW FRONT ENTERTAINMENT SYSTEM
$710

 
REAR SEAT ENTERTAINMENT PKG
$2,450

 
(4) ILLUMINATED DOOR SILLS
$950

 
WOOD & LEATHER-WRAPPED STEERING WHEEL
$0

 
HEATED STEERING WHEEL
$490

 
BURL WALNUT INTERIOR WOOD TRIM
$325

 
PWR REAR SIDE WINDOW SUNSHADES
$750

 
NIGHT VIEW ASSIST PLUS W/PEDESTRIAN PROTECTION
$1,780


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