2015 Mercedes-Benz S550 Sedan

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  • Elegant
  • fast
  • spacious
  • Dislikes
  • PARKTRONIC doesn't always work well

The 2015 Mercedes-Benz S550 Sedan is one of GAYOT's Top 10 Luxury Sedans

An ultra luxury sedan boasting more amenities than some 5-star hotels, the 2015 Mercedes-Benz S550 sedan reminds us why the name Mercedes became synonymous with high-end transportation.

This is a car with seats that offer spa services, including a “hot stone” massage, a climate-control system that can dispense perfume, and an array of computers and sensors capable of taking over driving duties for up to 16 seconds at a time. Needless to say, those same systems can also operate in the name of “active safety” and provide lane-change assist and automated emergency braking.

Consuls, dignitaries and the like will be pleased at this new generation of super sedan. Their drivers will appreciate the smooth and insistent, if not ballistic, thrust of the twin-turbocharged V8 engine. 0-60 happens in just under 5 seconds, which may not sound like much given that a plebeian BMW 335i is faster, but think of it this way: the S550 will win a drag race against any other day spa and massage parlor we know of.

So, while plutocrats will likely go for the even larger and more luxurious Maybach models, and Kardashians will likely not be won over from their G-Class and Range Rover choices, the S550 is a boon for luxury buyers and lessees at the high end of the “normal” car market. Your real-estate firm’s clients will love it, your law-firm’s potential partners will love it, and, not-to-worry, your intelligence agency’s “assets” will be pleased to learn that an armored version is also in production.

Warranty/Service: New Vehicle Limited Warranty, covering defects in material or workmanship for 48-months or 50,000 miles, Service and Repair for 10,000 miles or 100,000 miles, and Premier Pre-Paid Maintenance

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Specs

Base Price: $94,400

As Tested: $94,400

  • 17 / 26 mpg
  • EPA
  • 4.7 sec
  • 0-60
  • 449 hp
  • Horsepower
  • 130 mph
  • Top Speed
  • Engine: 4.7-liter V-8 Biturbo Engine with Direct Injection
  • Horsepower: 449 hp
  • Torque: 516 lb-ft
  • Transmission: 7-Speed Automatic Transmission w/ Shift Paddles
  • Curb Weight: 4,450 lbs
  • Wheelbase: 124.6 in
  • Length: 206.5 in
  • Width: 74.8 in
  • Height: 58.7 in
  • Brakes: ADAPTIVE BREAK Technology
  • Suspension: AIRMATIC Air Suspension
  • Traction: Automatic Traction Control
  • 0-60 mph: 4.7 sec
  • Top Speed: 130 mph
  • EPA City: 17 mpg
  • EPA Highway: 26 mpg
  • Combined MPG: 20 mpg
  • Seating Capacity: 5
  • Safety: ATTENTION ASSIST / PRE-SAFE / COLLISION PREVENTION ASSIST PLUS / ESP

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