2014 Mercedes-Benz S550 

  • $93k
  • 2014
  • 449 HP 4.7L
As much as we love driving anything with 455 hp and 516 lb-ft of torque, we'll gladly take a back seat in the 2014 S-Class.
by MotorTrend
The tiny knobs that control its round vents aren't as sensually pleasing as the chrome pulls on a Bentley, but the quilted leather dash and silver-toned trim are as glamorous as anything Mercedes has ever made.
by The Car Connection (Apr, 2014)

Road Tests Real world tests of the Mercedes-Benz S 500 Plug-In-

0-60mph

Mercedes-Benz S550
4.56 s
Audi S8
3.9 s
Model S
4 s

1/4 mile

Mercedes-Benz S550
12.76 s
Model S
12.4 s

Data points Key details of the Mercedes-Benz S 500 Plug-In-

Price

Mercedes-Benz S550
$93k
Audi S8
$110k
Model S
$107k

Horsepower

Mercedes-Benz S550
449 HP
Audi S8
520 HP

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Interior

Bigger, brasher, and packed with more luxury and technology than ever before, the W222 is the latest luxury titan against which all other wannabes will be compared.
by MotorTrend
On designo-trimmed cars, a tiny sliver of contrasting leather is sewn in between dash caps-and the dash itself can be faced in quilted leather.
by The Car Connection (Apr, 2014)
Perhaps "swanning" through the cabin is the better way to term it, as Hans-Peter told me that swan wings were the inspiration for the shape of the doors and dash.
by MotorTrend

Handling

The “driver” gets 11 seconds of the automated steering before a graphic of the steering wheel being held by two red hands appears on the instrument panel.
by Car and Driver (Oct, 2013)
Mercedes says this feature isn't intended to aid high-speed cornering, but rather to enhance the driving experience on twisty roads.
by MotorTrend
Not everyone will be pleased by the gaping grin of the two-spoke steering wheel, but it's lovingly appliqued with a signature plate.
by The Car Connection (Apr, 2014)

Powertrain

The 2014 Mercedes S-Class sedan has the technology to make even the most jaded luxury consumer take notice, and we can't wait to evaluate everything from the advanced automated parking system to the active perfuming system, and - oh yeah - the twin-turbocharged 4.7-liter V-8 with 516 lb-ft of torque.
by MotorTrend
The exhaust system features pneumatic flaps in the rear silencer, which can open for a deeper sound from the dual rectangular exhaust tips.
by MotorTrend
In long-distance interstate driving, we've seen 25.5 mpg even when cruising at nearly 80 mph with this engine and the standard seven-speed automatic.
by The Car Connection (Apr, 2014)

Performance

With such performance parity, it’s no wonder that Mercedes focused so much on the more esoteric measures of worth.
by Car and Driver (Oct, 2013)
More on Automobilemag.com: Report: Mercedes-Benz S-Class Production Increasing To Meet Demand Like the S550 sedan, the coupe model is powered by a twin-turbo 4.7-liter V-8 making 449 hp and 516 lb-ft of torque.
by MotorTrend
Power rises in the V-8 in the new S550 application; it's up from 429 horsepower to 455 hp, enabling the car to hit 60 mph in about 4.8 seconds or less, to a top speed of 155 mph.
by The Car Connection (Apr, 2014)

Body style

The 2015 Mercedes-Benz S550 coupe will offer all the luxurious features we love from the S-Class sedan in a sleek, big-coupe body when it arrives this fall.
by MotorTrend
We're big fans of the S-Class sedan, and if the coupe version can deliver all of that model's advanced features and lavishness while looking this hot, Mercedes may be the one to beat in the big luxury coupe game.
by MotorTrend
The rear windshield's upper edges are rounded off for more "coupe-like" appeal, though two-door fans might simply wait for the anticipated CL-replacing S-Class coupe.
by MotorTrend

Specifications Full list of technical specs

general

Brand Mercedes-Benz
Price $92,900
Type of car Production car
Year 2014
City mileage 17 MPG
Highway mileage 25 MPG

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 10.53 lb/hp
Maximum hp 449 HP @ 5,250 RPM
Maximum torque 516 ft-lb @ 1,800 RPM
Engine placement Front
Curb-to-curb turning radius 40 feet
Steering system Unknown

engine

Displacement 4,663 cc
Cylinders V8
Air compressor None
Fuels Gas
Compression ratio 10.5:1
Bore/stroke 3.66 in / 3.39 in
Valvetrain DOHC

physical dimensions

Curb weight 4,729 lb
Width 74.8 in
Height 58.8 in
Length 206.5 in
Front track width 63.9 in
Ground clearance 5 in
Wheelbase 124.6 in
Has a rear spoiler No

road tests

1/4 mile 12.76 s
0-60mph 4.56 s
Lateral acceleration 0.87 g

design

Body style Sedan
Top type Hard fixed

transmission

Drivetrain 2WD
Shift system Automatic
Gearing Traditional
# of gears 7 gears
Paddle shifters N/A

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front suspension Multi link, Independent
Front brakes 13.19 in Ventilated Disc
Rear brakes 11.81 in Ventilated Disc
Front wheels 255/45 18
Wheel material Alloy
Wheel material Alloy
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