2012 Mercedes-Benz S-Class  -  $95,375


Vehicle Details

MSRP: $95,375
Base Invoice: $88,760
Destination Charge: $875
Options: $0
Trim: 4dr Sdn S550 RWD
Doors: 4
Drive train: Rear Wheel Drive
MPG: Avg: 19 | City: 15 | Hwy: 25
Body Style: S550 Sedan
Transmission: 7-speed automatic transmission
Engine: 4.6L bi-turbo 32-valve V8 engine

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.


Pros

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


Model News

The big news for 2012 is that a S350 BlueTEC diesel model becomes available. The S550 gets a 4.6L twin-turbo V8 engine that makes 429 horsepower and 516 lb-feet of torque. A rear-seat entertainment system is newly optional on the S400 hybrid and on the S63.


Model Highlights

Once again, Mercedes-Benz revised their engine options on the S-Class. A new 3.0L BlueTEC V6 becomes available and the S550 receives a smaller-displacement, but more powerful twin-turbo 4.6L V8 over last year's 5.5L V8.

The new kid on the block is the S350 BlueTEC turbodiesel, a 3.0L V6 that makes 240 hp and 455 lb-ft of torque. The S400 hybrid continues with a mild hybrid using a 3.5L V6 with 295 hp and 284 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 gets a new 4.6L twin-turbo V8 engine, which makes 429 hp and 516 lb-ft of torque. Surprisingly, it's still capable of 25 mpg on the highway. The V12-powered S600 keeps its 5.5L V8, which makes 510 hp and 612 lb-ft of torque.

At the top end, the S63 AMG gets a twin-turbo 5.5L V8 that makes 536 hp and 590 lb-ft of torque. It utilizes stop-start technology and a 7-speed transmission to keep fuel use relatively reasonable. The S65 AMG continues to utilize its 6.0L V12 engine, which this year makes 624 hp and an astonishing 738 lb-ft of torque.

Across the board, the S-Class carries some amazing technology. All S-Class features Airmatic active suspension with adaptive damping. Also standard are bi-xenon headlamps with adaptive corning lights and rain-sensing wipers with heated washers. High-tech options include a SPLITVIEW entertainment system allows both front seat occupants to watch different programs on the same LCD display, a night-vision system includes a pedestrian protection system and an innovative automatic 4-zone climate control uses dust and pollen filters as well as dew point and seatbelt sensors.

Other safety-oriented options include 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.


Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
9.8

EPA Classification
Large

EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
3

Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy
25 MPG

Cruising Range - City
357.00 mi

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City
15 MPG

Fuel Economy Est-Combined
19 MPG

Cruising Range - Hwy
595.00 mi

Engine Type
Gas V8

Displacement
4.6L/285

Fuel System
Direct Injection

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
429 @ 5250

SAE Net Torque @ RPM
516 @ 1800-3500

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)
2.65

Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.73

Passenger Capacity
5

Passenger Volume
109.0 ft³

Front Head Room
37.8 in

Front Leg Room
41.9 in

Front Shoulder Room
59.1 in

Front Hip Room
60.8 in

Second Head Room
38.5 in

Second Leg Room
42.3 in

Second Shoulder Room
58.7 in

Second Hip Room
60.9 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
63.1 in

Track Width, Rear
63.2 in

Min Ground Clearance
5.75 in

Trunk Volume
16.4 ft³

Base Curb Weight
4740 lbs

Suspension Type - Front
Independent

Suspension Type - Rear
Independent

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

Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
17.83

Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.8

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 1.25 in

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
11.8 x 0.9 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

Roadside Assistance Miles/km
Unlimited

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.

4.6L bi-turbo 32-valve V8 engine

7-speed automatic transmission -inc: Touch Shift

Electronic parking brake w/automatic disengagement (2011)

Rear wheel drive

AIRMATIC air suspension w/adaptive damping system (ADS II)

Independent 4-link front suspension -inc: anti-lift control, 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

Dual exhaust w/chrome tailpipes

18" 5-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: adaptive high beam assist, cornering lights

Front foglamps

Single rear foglamp

Pwr auto-folding heated mirrors -inc: memory, auto-dimming driver mirror, integrated LED turn signals (2011)

Infrared-reflecting & noise insulating glass

Rain-sensing aero-blade windshield wipers w/heated washer system (2011)

Variable doorstop (2011)

Soft close doors

COMAND cockpit management & data system -inc: AM/FM/WeatherBand stereo, in-dash 6-disc CD/DVD changer, iPod/MP3 media interface in glovebox, audio input jack, Sirius satellite radio w/real-time traffic, HD Radio, (15)-speaker harman/kardon Logic 7 surround sound system, SD memory card slot, Zagat Survey ratings guide, Bluetooth hands-free communication system, voice control, 40-GB hard-drive-based GPS navigation system

Leather seat trim

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

Active adjustable front head restraints

(3) rear pwr retractable adjustable head restraints (2011)

Front/rear floor mats (2011)

Pwr 4-way tilt/telescopic steering column -inc: memory, programmable EASY ENTRY feature

Wood & leather-wrapped steering wheel

Steering wheel mounted controls -inc: audio, voice, telephone, multi-function display (2011)

Steering wheel shift paddles (2011)

Central controller w/8" COMAND display

Multi-function displays in instrument cluster faces -inc: trip computer, exterior temp gauge, maintenance system, oil level check, digital speedometer, reminder & malfunction messages, driver-programmable settings, audio status, navigation route guidance (2011)

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 (2011)

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 (2011)

Integrated HomeLink compatible (3) button garage door opener (2011)

Cruise control

Pwr trunk closer

Anti-theft alarm w/engine immobilizer

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

Burl walnut interior wood trim

Auto-dimming rearview mirror (2011)

Auxiliary pwr outlet (2011)

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

Quad illuminated vanity mirrors (2011)

Dual front/rear reading lamps (2011)

Ambient lighting feature

Night security illumination

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

Torque vectoring brake system

Electronic stability program (ESP)

Front/rear crumple zones

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

ATTENTION ASSIST drowsiness monitor

PRE-SAFE collision preparedness system

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

3-point seat belts -inc: pre-tensioners, force limiters

Emergency interior trunk release

ISOFIX 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

 
LUNAR BLUE METALLIC
$0

 
ANDORITE GREY METALLIC
$0

 
BAROLO RED METALLIC
$0

 
IRIDIUM SILVER METALLIC
$0

 
PALLADIUM SILVER METALLIC
$0

 
DIAMOND WHITE METALLIC
$795

 
VERDE BROOK METALLIC
$0

 
DOLOMITE BROWN METALLIC
$0

 
DESIGNO MYSTIC BLUE
$2,300

 
DESIGNO MYSTIC RED
$2,300

 
DESIGNO MAURITIUS BLUE
$2,300

 
DESIGNO MYSTIC BROWN
$2,300

 
STANDARD PAINT
$0

 
BLACK, LEATHER SEAT TRIM
$0

 
CASHMERE/SAVANNA, LEATHER SEAT TRIM
$0

 
ASH/GREY, LEATHER SEAT TRIM
$0

 
SAHARA BEIGE/BLACK, LEATHER SEAT TRIM
$0

 
CHESTNUT BROWN/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

 
CHESTNUT BROWN/BLACK, PREMIUM LEATHER SEAT TRIM
$2,290

 
DESIGNO PASTEL YELLOW/BLACK, EXCLUSIVE LEATHER SEAT TRIM
$0

 
DESIGNO MYSTIC RED/BLACK, EXCLUSIVE LEATHER SEAT TRIM
$0

 
DESIGNO AUBURN/BLACK, EXCLUSIVE LEATHER SEAT TRIM
$0

 
DESIGNO LIGHT BROWN/BLACK, EXCLUSIVE LEATHER SEAT TRIM
$0

 
DESIGNO ARMAGNAC/BLACK, EXCLUSIVE LEATHER SEAT TRIM
$0

 
DESIGNO JET BLACK/BLACK, EXCLUSIVE LEATHER SEAT TRIM
$0

 
DESIGNO DEEP WHITE/BLACK, EXCLUSIVE LEATHER SEAT TRIM
$0

 
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

 
REAR SEAT ENTERTAINMENT PKG
$2,450

 
DESIGNO SAFFRON BEIGE INTERIOR ORDER CODE PKG
$12,650

 
DESIGNO MYSTIC RED INTERIOR ORDER CODE PKG
$12,650

 
DESIGNO AUBURN INTERIOR ORDER CODE PKG
$12,650

 
DESIGNO LIGHT BROWN INTERIOR ORDER CODE PKG
$12,650

 
DESIGNO ARMAGNAC INTERIOR ORDER CODE PKG
$12,650

 
DESIGNO JET BLACK INTERIOR ORDER CODE PKG
$12,650

 
DESIGNO DEEP WHITE INTERIOR ORDER CODE PKG
$12,650

 
ACTIVE BODY CONTROL (ABC) W/CROSSWIND STABILIZATION
$4,090

 
19" 5-SPOKE ALUMINUM WHEELS
$1,270

 
20" 10-SPOKE ALUMINUM WHEELS
$2,020

 
WHEEL LOCKS
$125

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

 
(4) CHROME DOOR HANDLE INSERTS
$90

 
BANG & OLUFSEN BEOSOUND PREMIUM SOUND SYSTEM
$6,400

 
SPLITVIEW FRONT ENTERTAINMENT SYSTEM
$710

 
ACCESSORY REAR SEAT ENTERTAINMENT SYSTEM
$1,910

 
(4) ILLUMINATED DOOR SILLS
$950

 
HEATED STEERING WHEEL
$490

 
PWR REAR SIDE WINDOW SUNSHADES
$750

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

 
SPECIAL ORDER OPTION CHARGE
$250

 
REAR SEAT COMFORT PKG
$1,500

 
BLACK ASH INTERIOR WOOD TRIM
$0


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