2015 Mercedes-Benz S Class - Top of the class

February 23 2015, Pierre Laberge

2015 Mercedes-Benz S Class - Top of the class
S-Class stands for Sonderklass or “Special Class” in German. As one of the most luxurious lineups of European sedans, and on the market since the 1950s, the 2015 Mercedes-Benz S-Class bears the mark of a prestigious legacy.

The Mercedes-Benz S-Class underwent a design refresh in the previous generation, which has been carried over into this seventh gen incarnation. Contrary to other models from the German family that feature the three-pointed star insignia integrated into the front grille design, the S-Class sedan has kept its famous silver star ornament proudly on the hood, maintaining the tradition of luxury alive and well. The design screams sophistication with its prominent grille, simple yet elegant lines, and chrome appliques.

There is, however, some novelty in the S-Class lineup for 2015, and that comes in the form of the two-door version of the luxury sedan: the S-Class Coupe. This particular model means there are now no less than nine available versions of the S-Class.

The S-Class Coupe has a design all its own, with more dynamic lines, a completely different grille with an integrated logo, and a more aggressive front lip with wider lateral openings. The brand new 2015 S-Class Coupe was voted AJAC’s Best Luxury Vehicle Over $75,000, which made for a pretty smashing debut.

Mercedes-Benz isn’t just about luxury and style, they are also synonymous with safety and technology associated with keeping the driver and occupants safe and sound. And the S-Class, which sits at the top of its segment, offers a wide array of safety features, including collision prevention assist, adaptive braking, and even an airbags integrated into the seatbelts. There are also lesser-known and more specific technologies such as crosswind assist (automatically applies the brakes on the wheels facing the wind to counteract wind-related side drift at speeds over 80km/hr) or Magic Vision Control (a system that dispenses fluid from the heated wiper arms so that the driver’s view isn’t obstructed by normal windshield washer fluid sprays).

There are six 2015 Mercedes-Benz S-Class sedans on offer. The entry-level S 400 comes with a 329-hp 3.0L V6 biturbo engine. The S 550 comes standard with a 4.6L V8 biturbo with a 449-hp output and 516 lb-ft of torque. The same V8 biturbo mill, with a 5.4L displacement found under the hood of the S 63 AMG pushes out a striking 577 horsepower. Finally, the biggest engine available in the S-Class family is found on board the S 600: a biturbo 6.0L V12 engine with a 523-hp output. Finally, there is the balls-out S 65 AMG Sedan, available in long wheelbase only, that features the same 6.0L V12 mill but pumps out a staggering 621 ponies. Most versions are available with Mercedes-Benz’ famous all-wheel drive system, 4MATIC, except for the rear-wheel drive S 600 and S 65 AMG.

Then there’s the 2015 S-Class Coupe, which is offered in three variants. The same engine spread featured in the sedan models is seen again in the coupe, with power ranging from 449 horsepower to 621 for the S 65 AMG Coupe. Only the S 550 and S 63 AMG Coupes are available with 4MATIC.

All S-Class models are equipped with a 7G-TRONIC PLUS 7-speed automatic transmission. AMG trims come with an AMG SPEEDSHIFT MCT or PLUS 7-speed sport transmission.

To learn more about the 2015 Mercedes-Benz S-Class sedan or our brand new coupe version, pay us a visit at Mercedes-Benz Ottawa and get the keys to yours today.

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