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2014 Mercedes-Benz S-Class [w/video]

Technology Meets Magic In The New Standard Bearer If you're like us, you've been eagerly awaiting this car for the better part of 10 years. No, not the 2014 Mercedes-Benz S-Class specifically, but rather the technology underneath it. Perhaps you remember the Bose active suspension system? Yes, Bose – a company better known for overpriced audio equipment – revealed an amazingly sophisticated automotive suspension system about a decade ago, demonstrating it via a pair of 1994 Lexus LS luxury sedans. One LS was fitted with the system, and the other went without. The two could... Read More

Vital Stats

Engine:
Twin-Turbo 4.6L V8
Power:
455 HP / 516 LB-FT
Transmission:
7-Speed Auto
Base Price:
$95,000 (est.)
As-Tested Price:
$135,000 (est.)
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    New York: 2015 Mercedes-Benz S63 AMG Coupe rides to the top
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    You've seen the power a 600-horespower engine can produce on a racetrack. You may have seen the results of what 600 horsepower looks like on a local highway. But have you seen what 600 horsepower can do in an elevator shaft? This might be a new one. Mercedes-Benz introduced its 2015 S63 AMG Coupe in New York on Tuesday night, literally driving the ...

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    Official: 2015 Mercedes-Benz S63 AMG Coupe bringing big, fast style to New York
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    Geneva: Carlsson's CS50 Versailles is gold-plated S-Class excess
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    Geneva: 2015 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Coupe leans into its high style in Switzerland
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    Mercedes-Benz might be going through a new design renaissance. With the S-Class Coupe, it has shown that it can simultaneously create a wonderful design that still looks unmistakably like a Mercedes. The coupe is receiving its public debut at the Geneva Motor Show, and it's just as handsome live as it was in press photos. It is a handsome combination of ...

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    Official: 2015 Mercedes S-Class Coupe leans into the good life
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    Report: First official shot of Mercedes S-Class Coupe leaks out
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    Report: Maybach name to be resurrected for long-wheelbase S-Class
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    Detroit: Mercedes S600 takes its place as brand's halo sedan
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    Report: Are you the 2014 Mercedes-Benz S600?
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    Report: Mercedes boosts production of hot-selling models including 2014 S-Class
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    Mercedes-Benz is having a hard time keeping up with demand for its C-Class, GLK-Class and the all-new 2014 S-Class, so it announced that a new plan to boost production capacity. This all comes as Mercedes expects to set an all-time production record of more than 1.49 million vehicles globally. Thanks to strong sales in China, the S-Class is on a tear, ...

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    Official: Candidates short-listed for 2014 European Car of the Year [w/poll]
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    Every year, an array of European car magazines get together to name their Car of the Year. The jury is made up of editors from Italy's Auto magazine, UK's Autocar, Spain's Autopista, Holland's Autovisie, France's L'Automobile, Germany's Stern and Sweden's Vi Bilägare. Together they identify 30 candidates for the award, then whittle it down to seven ...

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    Report: Mercedes dealers authorized to spend $2,500 on perks for S-Class customers
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    If you drop $100,000 on a luxury sedan, it seems only reasonable to receive some preferential treatment at the dealership you purchased from. After all, that price isn't just for the car – you're paying for the brand and all the cachet that entails. For Mercedes-Benz, those benefits have apparently been lacking relative to the German brand's luxury ...

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    Report: Mercedes has already booked 30k orders for new S-Class
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