2014 Mercedes-Benz S550

Mercedes-Benz has activated the configurator for the all-new 2014 S-Class, and not surprisingly, there are a lot of goodies for this new luxo-barge. The options packages are quite extensive, although the S550 isn't big on standalone options.

The color palette for the S550, which starts at $92,900, also leaves something to be desired. It's your usual array of blacks, grays, silvers, whites, white-grays, black-grays, silver-whites and white-blacks that typify German executive sedans. As for the more exciting options of the Designo catalog, that menu hasn't quite been updated for the new S-Class, although we doubt it'll be long before the personalization service offers a more vibrant version of the stoic limo.

We managed to crank an S550 up to $139,995, which feels like an odd bargain for some reason. But for the car you see here, we couldn't live without that stylish Ruby Black paint, the Sport Package Plus One, Porcelain/Black Nappa leather seats, most of the interior packages, the Burmeister audio system, Magic Body Control, Surround View and the Driver Assistance package. All told, the Autoblog S-Class is just a shade over $130,000. Click on over and play away.