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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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