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The Mercedes-Benz W222 is the version of the Mercedes-Benz S-Class produced since 2013, and the successor of the Mercedes-Benz W221. The W222 was designed during 2009. The original design proposal of the car was created by Il-hun Yoon, a Korean designer, who was inspired by the Mercedes-Benz F700 concept car.[3] The exterior design was developed by a team of designers under the direction of Robert Lešnik.[4] W222 has a similar design theme to the CLA-Class and E-Class (W213).

Mercedes-Benz S-Class (W222)
2014 Mercedes-Benz S 350 BlueTEC (W 222) sedan (2016-01-04) 01.jpg
Overview
ManufacturerDaimler AG
ProductionJune 2013–present
Assembly
DesignerIl-hun Yoon
Robert Lešnik (2009)[1]
Body and chassis
ClassFull-size luxury car (F)
Body style4-door sedan
Layout
Powertrain
Engine
Transmission7-speed 7G-Tronic automatic
9-speed 9G-Tronic automatic
Dimensions
Wheelbase
  • SWB: 3,035 mm (119.5 in)
  • LWB: 3,165 mm (124.6 in)
  • Maybach: 3,365 mm (132.5 in)
  • Pullman: 4,418 mm (173.9 in)
Length
  • SWB: 5,116 mm (201.4 in)
  • LWB: 5,246 mm (206.5 in)[2]
  • Maybach: 5,453 mm (214.7 in)
  • Pullman: 6,499 mm (255.9 in)
Width1,899 mm (74.8 in)[2]
Height
  • 1,496 mm (58.9 in)[2]
  • 1,598 mm (62.9 in) (Pullman)
Curb weight
  • 1,910–2,275 kg (4,210–5,020 lb)
  • 2,295–2,360 kg (5,060–5,200 lb) (Mercedes-Maybach)
Chronology
Predecessor
SuccessorMercedes-Benz S-Class W223

In Europe, sales of the S 400 Hybrid, S 350 BlueTEC, S 350 BlueTEC Hybrid, and S 500 began in September 2013. US sales of the S 550 also began in September; the 4Matic four-wheel drive model went on sale in November, 2013. Additional models, including V12 models and those from AMG were released in 2014.[2][5]

The newest S-Class debuted on 15 May 2013 in Hamburg, Germany and entered production in Sindelfingen, Germany June 2013.[6][7]

TechnologyEdit

Short wheelbase
Long wheelbase

The W222 is the first S-Class using very-high-speed FlexRay optical fiber data bus technology,[8] which interconnects (data fusion) all electrical/electronic systems, particularly the COMAND Online control interface (with Intel Atom processor[9]), MBC road scanning active suspension[10] and the multitude of new driver assistance systems, since all these require very high data bit rates.

SuspensionEdit

Mercedes' Active Body Control hydraulic active suspension has been updated with a system dubbed Magic Body Control (MBC) that is fitted with a road-sensing system ("Road surface scan") that pre-scans the road for uneven surfaces, potholes and bumps. Using a stereo camera, the system scans the road surface up to 15 meters ahead of the vehicle at speeds up to 130 km/h (81 mph), and it adjusts the shock damping at each wheel to account for imperfections in the road. Magic Body Control is not available on any of the 4-Matic models, as of Model Year 2017.[5][11]

ModelsEdit

 
Interior

The vehicle was unveiled at Airbus in Hamburg-Finkenwerder followed its landing in Hamburg on board an Airbus A300-600 DHL cargo plane,[12] followed by Shanghai's Mercedes-Benz Arena,[13] and the 2013 Osaka Motor Show (S 400 HYBRID).[14] The new S-Class has been available to order since the middle of May 2013 with official arrival at Mercedes-Benz dealers on 20 July 2013. Early models included S 400 Hybrid, S 500, S 350 BlueTEC, followed by S 300 BlueTEC Hybrid in early 2014.[15][16]

US models went on sale as 2014 model year vehicles; the lineup initially included only the long wheelbase "S 550" (S 500 in Europe) in September 2013, and long wheelbase S 550 4Matic which arrived in November 2013.[2] Auto Bild measured the LWB as the quietest among cars like Rolls-Royce Ghost and Bentley Flying Spur in 2014.[17] Additional models, including V12 models and those from AMG arrived in early 2014.

Europe models went on sale at the end of July 2013, followed by China at the end of September 2013, USA at October 2013.[18]

Japan models went on sale and delivery began at November 2013. Early models include the S 400 Hybrid (right-hand-drive), S 400 Hybrid Exclusive (right steering), S 550 long (left/right steering), S 63 AMG long (right steering), S 63 AMG 4Matic long (left-hand-drive).[19][20] The S 300 BlueTEC HYBRID, S 350 BlueTEC 4MATIC, S 600, and S 65 AMG Saloon arrived at dealer showrooms in March 2014.

There is also the "S 500 Intelligent Drive", which is a self-driving version of the S 500 sedan, using sensors that are also available in the production version of the S-Class. The car uses the sensors to capture the massive amounts of data in traffic.[21][22] The vehicle was unveiled in the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show.[23]

S 63 AMG, S 63 AMG 4Matic (2013 – present)Edit

Mercedes-Benz S 63 AMG (W222)
Mercedes-Benz S 63 AMG cabriolet (UK)
Mercedes-Benz S 63 AMG coupe

Available in short (S 63 AMG only) and long wheelbases, they are versions of the S-Class saloon with Mercedes-Benz M157 engine rated 430 kW; 577 hp (585 PS) at 5,500 rpm and 900 N⋅m (664 lb⋅ft) at 2,250-3,750 rpm, 10-spoke or Siena 5 twin spokes AMG forged light-alloy wheels (8.5x19 front and 9.5x19 rear) with 255/45 R 19 front and 285/40 R 19 rear tyres (optional titanium grey and polished 8.5x19 front and 9.5x19 rear wheels with 255/40 R 20 front and 285/35 R 20 rear tyres), lightweight 78 Ah lithium-ion battery (from SLS AMG Coupé Black Series), a weight-optimised AMG high-performance composite brake system, aluminium body panels, a spare wheel recess made of carbon fibre, AMG sports exhaust system, AMG SPEEDSHIFT MCT 7-speed sports transmission, ESP Curve Dynamic Assist, 2 suspension types (AMG RIDE CONTROL sports suspension, AIRMATIC with the Adaptive Damping System ADS PLUS in S 63 AMG 4Matic; "Magic Body Control" with Crosswind stabilization in S 63 AMG with rear-wheel drive), front apron with three large air dams with grille in high-gloss black, flics in high-gloss black on the side air intakes, side sill panels with three-dimensional inserts in silver chrome, AMG sports steering wheel. Other features include AMG door sill panels, AMG floor mats, AMG sports pedals in brushed stainless steel with rubber studs, Ambient lighting, Attention Assist, Collision Prevention Assist, COMAND Online, 10 loudspeakers with Frontbass, Metallic paintwork, Pre-Safe Plus, Tyre pressure loss warning system, LED High Performance headlamps, DISTRONIC PLUS (Driving Assistance package Plus, Night View Assist Plus).

AMG Performance Studio options include AMG Exterior Carbon-Fibre package, AMG ceramic high-performance composite brake system, AMG carbon-fibre engine cover, AMG performance steering wheel in black nappa leather / DINAMICA, AMG trim in carbon fibre/black piano lacquer, red brake callipers.

Other options include Air-Balance package, Burmester surround sound system, Burmester high-end 3D surround sound system, Business Telephony in the rear, Chauffeur package, designo appointments packages, Executive seat, Exclusive package, First-Class rear suite, Folding tables in the rear, LED Intelligent Light System, Seat Comfort package including ENERGIZING massage function, Warmth Comfort package.

The vehicles were unveiled in the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show and were set to go on sale in September 2013.[24]

US model of S 63 AMG 4Matic included increased top speed of 300 km/h, and was set to go on sale in November 2013.[25]

S 65 AMG (2014–2019)Edit

 
Mercedes-Benz S 65 AMG (W222)
 
Mercedes-Benz S 65 AMG (C217)
 
Mercedes-AMG S 65 Final Edition (W222)
 
Mercedes-Benz S 65 AMG (C217)

It is a version of the long wheelbase S-Class sedan with an AMG 6.0-litre V12 biturbo engine rated 463 kW; 621 hp (630 PS) at 4,800 rpm and 1,000 N⋅m (738 lb⋅ft) at 2,300-4,300 rpm, exclusive carbon-fibre/aluminium engine cover, 2 AMG logos on left and right with a centrally positioned Mercedes star, seven-speed automatic transmission, 78 Ah lithium-ion battery, AMG sports suspension with MAGIC BODY CONTROL with Crosswind stabilization, ESP Dynamic Cornering Assist, electromechanical AMG speed-sensitive sports steering with variable steering ratio, 8.5x 20/9.5x20-inch front/rear ceramic high-gloss polished AMG 16-spoke light-alloy wheels (optional 10-spoke forged wheels in polished titanium grey or matt black with a high-sheen rim flange and screw-in fully integrated wheel bolt cover, 5-twin-spoke forged wheels in titanium grey with a high-sheen finish and a black wheel bolt cover), 255/40 R 20 and 285/35 R 20 tyres, optional AMG ceramic high-performance composite braking system (front brake discs with a diameter of 420 millimetres, "AMG Carbon Ceramic" logo at brake callipers), V12 radiator grille with six twin louvres in high-gloss chrome, front apron with three large cooling air intakes, grilles and flics (air deflectors) on the side air intakes in high-gloss chrome and dark paint colours, side sill panels in high-gloss chrome, high-gloss black rear diffuser insert (optional grilles and flics in high-gloss black), "V12 BITURBO" lettering on the wings and the "S 65 AMG" model badge on the boot lid in modern typography, AMG sports exhaust system with two chrome-plated separate twin tailpipes, interior upholstery in exclusive nappa leather with seat upholstery layout in an exclusive diamond-pattern design, delineated perforations in the leather upholstery of the AMG sports seats, no perforations in the nappa leather wherever there is contrasting topstitching, nappa leather roof liner, leather-lined dashboard, door centre panels in a diamond-pattern design, leather-clad roof grab handles, additional wood trim, AMG stainless-steel door sill panels illuminated in white, choice of 5 colour schemes for Exclusive nappa leather upholstery (black, satin beige/espresso brown, nut brown/black, porcelain/black and crystal grey/seashell grey), newly contoured seat cushions and backrests, AMG badges on all four seat backrests, embossed AMG emblems on the front and rear centre console, AMG emblems on the trim of the seat backs, 2-spoke AMG sports steering wheel, contoured steering wheel rim is covered with nappa leather with perforated leather in the grip area, insert with AMG lettering, aluminium shift paddles, analogue clock in an exclusive IWC design (three-dimensional, milled metal hands and genuine metal appliqués on the dial), chrome-plated door pins with AMG logo, AMG instrument cluster with two animated round dials on TFT colour display (AMG-specific lettering and the needles in red/silver, AMG logo in the speedometer with 360 km/h scale (left) and the "V12 BITURBO" lettering in the rev counter (right), animated AMG start-up display is shown on the right-hand display, AMG main menu with digital speedometer and a permanent gear display in the upper section), head-up display, 6.5 x 4.5 centimetres touchpad integrated into the handrest with a cover for the keypad.

AMG Performance Studio options include AMG Exterior Carbon-Fibre package, AMG ceramic high-performance composite braking system, AMG performance steering wheel in nappa leather/DINAMICA (black), AMG trim in carbon fibre/black piano lacquer, red brake callipers.

Other options include 360° camera, Business Telephony in the rear, designo appointments packages, executive seat, First-Class rear suite, Individual Entertainment System in the rear, folding tables in the rear, Warmth Comfort package.

The vehicle was unveiled in the 2013 Los Angeles International Auto Show and the 2013 Tokyo Motor Show,[26] followed by the 2013 Osaka Motor Show.

The vehicle was set to go on sale in March 2014.[27][28]

On 24 February 2019, Mercedes-Benz announced the S 65 Final Edition with a limited run of 130 units and unveiled the final edition at the Geneva Auto Salon on 2 March 2019.[29] This will end the era of V12 engine in the Mercedes-AMG model; however, the M279 V12 engine could continue in Mercedes-Benz S 600 as well as Mercedes-Maybach S 650 (S 680 for Chinese market) and possible GLS 680 for the foreseeable time.[30] The Final Edition is finished in Obsidian Black metallic paint with bronze highlights in the front and rear bumpers and underneath the doors as well as bronze-coloured 20-inch alloy wheels. The special AMG emblems are affixed to the C-pillars. The interior is trimmed in black Exclusive Nappa leather, with special carbon ornamental elements, and bronze-stitching black foot mats.

S 500 e (2014–2017)Edit

 
Plug-in badge of the S 500 e plug-in hybrid production model

The S 500 e is a plug-in hybrid version of the long wheelbase S-Class sedan with a 3.0-litre V6 twin turbo engine rated 245 kW; 328 hp (333 PS) and 480 N⋅m (354 lb⋅ft), electric motor rated 80 kW; 108 hp (109 PS) and 340 N⋅m (251 lb⋅ft), externally rechargeable battery, 4 hybrid operating modes (HYBRID, E‑MODE, E-SAVE and CHARGE), second generation recuperative braking system, haptic accelerator pedal, pre-entry climate control of the interior, Intelligent HYBRID with (dis)charging management based on COMAND Online navigation data, 8.7kWh battery pack.[31][32]

The all electric range is about 30 km (19 mi) under the New European Driving Cycle.[31][32] Under the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) tests, the S 500 e has an all-electric range of 14 mi (23 km), with some gasoline consumption (0.1 gal/100 mi), so the actual all-electric range is rated between 0 to 12 mi (0 to 19 km).[33]

The EPA, under its five-cycle tests, rated the 2015 model year S 500 e energy consumption in all-electric mode at 59 kWh per 100 miles, which translates into a combined city/highway fuel economy of 58 miles per gallon gasoline equivalent (MPG-e) (4.1 L/100 km; 70 mpg−imp gasoline equivalent). When powered only by the gasoline engine, EPA's official combined city/highway fuel economy is 26 mpg‑US (9.0 L/100 km; 31 mpg‑imp).[33]

The production vehicle was unveiled in Toronto in 2013,[34] followed by the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show. Deliveries began in September 2014 in Europe, starting at a price of €108,945 (~US$146,000).[35] The U.S. launch is slated for early 2015.[32] A total of 17 units have been registered in Germany as of September 2014.[36] According to JATO Dynamics, a total of 38 units have been registered in Europe through September 2014.[37]

S 600Edit

It is a version of long wheelbase S-Class sedan with 6.0-litre V12 biturbo engine rated 390 kW; 523 hp (530 PS) and 830 N⋅m (612 lb⋅ft) at 1,900 rpm, ECO start/stop function, optional touchpad, optional head-up display, COLLISION PREVENTION ASSIST PLUS, optional electric windscreen heating. The vehicle was unveiled in the 2014 North American International Auto Show. The vehicle went on sale in March 2014.[38]

Mercedes-MaybachEdit

Mercedes-Maybach S 500 (Germany)

In 2015, Mercedes brought back the Maybach name as a sub-brand of the Mercedes lineup, representing advanced luxury. The first model produced was the Mercedes-Maybach S-Class, designed to be pitched against the Bentley Mulsanne and Rolls-Royce Phantom VIII.[39] At 5,453 mm (214.7 in) long with a wheelbase of 3,365 mm (132.5 in), the new model is approximately 20 cm (7.8 inches) greater in both dimensions compared to the long-wheelbase S-Class models. The Mercedes-Maybach is available as S 500 and S 600 models (the US received Mercedes-Maybach S 550 4MATIC and S 600 models, with the S 550 having the same 4.7L engine as the S 500 Mercedes-Maybach elsewhere), with 4MATIC optional with the V8 engine and V12 for the latter. Mercedes also claims that the S Class is the world's quietest production car.[40][41] The basic car has colour options, and the choice between a rear bench seat or 2 reclining rear seats. Options include air-conditioned, heated and massaging seats; heated armrests; a system to pump Agarwood scent, ionised air around the cabin; First class suite for the rear cabin and a 24-speaker, 1,540 watt Burmester High-End 3D surround sound system.[39]

 
Mercedes-Maybach S 600 Pullman
 
Mercedes-Maybach S 650 Pullman

The Maybach S 500 assembly started in Pune, India in September 2015 and is the second country to produce a Maybach.[42][43]

The Mercedes-Maybach S 600 is also available in a Pullman version, a chauffeur-driven sedan which includes a partition-separated ultra-luxurious rear passenger compartment with two sets of paired facing seats. This version is equipped with the V12 dual-turbocharger gasoline engine, the seven-speed automatic transmission, and rear-wheel drive. [44] The same vehicle is additionally available as an armoured version, known as the Pullman Guard. [45]

At the 2017 Shanghai Motor Show, a new Chinese-only Mercedes-Maybach S 680 was introduced for the model year 2018 and onward. The number 8 is a very auspicious number in China and Asian countries, closely associated with luck and wealth. S 680 is essentially same as S 650 in equipment level and such.[46]

SpecificationsEdit

Body stylesEdit

Body Types Short Wheelbase Saloon (W 222) Long Wheelbase Saloon (V 222) Mercedes-Maybach Saloon (X 222)
Model Years
Petrol
S 320 (China) June 2014 – June 2017
S 350 (M276 V6) June 2017 –
S 350 (M264 I4) 2018
S 400 October 2013 – June 2017
S 450 (M276 V6) June 2017 –
S 400 HYBRID June 2013 – June 2013 –
S 500/ S 550 (US) June 2013 – June 2013 – June 2017 February 2015 - June 2017
S 500 (M256 I6) 2018
S 560 (M176 V8) June 2017 – Present
S 500/ S 550 (US) 4Matic June 2013 – June 2013 – June 2017 June 2015
S 500 PLUG-IN HYBRID March 2014 –
S 600 March 2014 – February 2015
S 63 AMG June 2013 –
S 63 AMG 4Matic June 2013 – June 2013 –
S 65 AMG January 2014 – November 2019
Diesel
S 300 BlueTEC HYBRID Mar 2014 – Mar 2014 –
S 350 BlueTEC 2013– 2013–
S 350 BlueTEC 4MATIC Mar 2014 – Mar 2014 –

The S 500 and S 500 4Matic are sold in the United States as the S 550.

Engines (2013-2017)Edit

Model Years Configuration Displacement Power Torque 0–100 km/h (0-62 mph) Top Speed (km/h) Fuel Consumption/Efficiency (EU-Norm combined)
Petrol engines
S 320 (China) 2014–2017 V6 (M 276 DE 30 AL) 2996 cc 200 kW (272 PS; 268 bhp) at 5,000 rpm 400 N⋅m (295 lb⋅ft) at 1,300-4,500 rpm N.A. 250 km/h (155 mph) 8.0 L/100 km (29 mpg‑US)
S 400 2013–2017 V6 ( M 276 DE 35 AL) 3498 cc 245 kW (333 PS; 329 bhp) at 5,250 rpm 480 N⋅m (354 lb⋅ft) at 1,600-4,000 6.1 seconds 250 km/h (155 mph) 8.2 L/100 km (29 mpg‑US)
Maybach S 400 4MATIC 2015–2017 V6 ( M 276 DE 35 AL) 3498 cc 245 kW (333 PS; 329 bhp) at 5,250 480 N⋅m (354 lb⋅ft) at 1,600-4,000 6.3 seconds 250 km/h (155 mph) N.A.
S 500, S 550 (US) 2013–2017 V8 biturbo (M 278 DE 46 AL) 4663 cc 335 kW (455 PS; 449 bhp) at 5,250 700 N⋅m (516 lb⋅ft) at 1,800-3,500 4.8 seconds 250 km/h (155 mph) 8.6 L/100 km (27 mpg‑US)
S 500 4MATIC
S 550 4MATIC (US)
2013–2017 V8 biturbo (M 278 DE 46 AL) 4663 cc 335 kW (455 PS; 449 bhp) at 5,250 700 N⋅m (516 lb⋅ft) at 1,800-3,500 4.8 seconds 250 km/h (155 mph) 8.6 L/100 km (27 mpg‑US)
Maybach S 500, Maybach S 500 4MATIC 2015–2017 V8 biturbo (M 278 DE 46 AL) 4663 cc 335 kW (455 PS; 449 bhp) at 5,250 700 N⋅m (516 lb⋅ft) at 1,800-3,500 5.0 seconds 250 km/h (155 mph) 8.6 L/100 km (27 mpg‑US)
S 600 2014– V12 biturbo (M 277 E 60 AL) 5980 cc 390 kW (530 PS; 523 bhp) at 4,900–5300 830 N⋅m (612 lb⋅ft) at 1,900–4,000 4.6 seconds 250 km/h (155 mph) 11.1 L/100 km (21.2 mpg‑US)
Maybach S 600 2014–2017 V12 biturbo (M 277 E 60 AL) 5980 cc 390 kW (530 PS; 523 bhp) at 4,900–5300 830 N⋅m (612 lb⋅ft) at 1,900–4,000 5.0 seconds 250 km/h (155 mph) 11.7 L/100 km (20.1 mpg‑US)
S 63 AMG 2013–2017 V8 biturbo (M157 DE 55 AL) 5461 cc 430 kW (585 PS; 577 bhp) at 5,500 900 N⋅m (664 lb⋅ft) at 2,250–3,750 4.4 seconds 250 km/h (155 mph), 300 km/h* 10.1 L/100 km (23 mpg‑US)
S 63 AMG 4MATIC 2013-2017 V8 biturbo (M157 DE 55 AL) 5461 cc 430 kW (585 PS; 577 bhp) at 5,500 900 N⋅m (664 lb⋅ft) at 2,250–3,750 4.0 seconds 250 km/h (155 mph), 300 km/h* 10.3 L/100 km (23 mpg‑US)
S 65 AMG 2014–2019 V12 biturbo (M 279 E 60 AL) 5980 cc 463 kW (630 PS; 621 bhp) at 4,800 1,000 N⋅m (738 lb⋅ft) at 2,300–4,300 4.2 seconds 250 km/h (155 mph), 300 km/h* 11.9 L/100 km (19.8 mpg‑US)
Petrol engines + hybrid
S 400 HYBRID 2013–2017 V6 (M 276 DE 35) 3498 cc 225 kW (306 PS; 302 bhp) at 6500 (Engine) / 20 kW (27 PS; 27 bhp) (Electric) 370 N⋅m (273 lb⋅ft) at 3,500-5,250 (Engine) / 250 N⋅m (184 lb⋅ft) (Electric) 6.0 seconds 250 km/h (155 mph) 6.3 L/100 km (37 mpg‑US)
S 500 PLUG-IN HYBRID 2014–2017 V6 (M 276 DE 30 AL) 2996 cc 245 kW (333 PS; 329 bhp) at 5,250 (Engine) / 20 kW (27 PS; 27 bhp) (Electric) 480 N⋅m (354 lb⋅ft) at 1,600-4,000 (Engine) / 340 N⋅m (251 lb⋅ft) (Electric) 5.2 seconds 250 km/h (155 mph) 2.8 L/100 km (84 mpg‑US)
Diesel engines
S 350 BlueTec 2013–2017 V6 turbo (OM 642 LS DE 30 LA) 2987 cc 190 kW (258 PS; 255 bhp) at 3,600 620 N⋅m (457 lb⋅ft) at 1,600–2,400 6.8 seconds 250 km/h (155 mph) 5.5–6.0 L/100 km (43–39 mpg‑US)
S 350 BlueTec 4MATIC 2014–2017 V6 turbo OM 642 LS DE 30 LA 2987 cc 190 kW (258 PS; 255 bhp) at 3,600 620 N⋅m (457 lb⋅ft) at 1,600–2,400 6.8 seconds 250 km/h (155 mph) 5.9–6.4 L/100 km (40–37 mpg‑US)
Diesel engines + hybrid
S 300 BlueTec HYBRID 2014–2017 Inline 4 biturbo (OM 651 DE 22 LA) 2148 cc 150 kW (204 PS; 201 bhp) at 4,200 (Engine) / 20 kW (27 PS; 27 bhp) (Electric) 500 N⋅m (369 lb⋅ft) at 1,600–1,800 (Engine) / 250 N⋅m (184 lb⋅ft) (Electric) 7.6 seconds 240 km/h (149 mph)[citation needed] 4.4 L/100 km (53 mpg‑US)
  • With optional extra cost AMG Driver's Package

Transmission (2013-2017)Edit

Model Years Types
S 320 2014–2017 7-speed automatic 7G-TRONIC PLUS
S 400 2013–2017 7-speed automatic 7G-TRONIC PLUS
S 400 4MATIC 2013–2017 7-speed automatic 7G-TRONIC PLUS
S 400 HYBRID 2013–2017 7-speed automatic 7G-TRONIC PLUS
Maybach S 400 4MATIC 2014–2017 7-speed automatic 7G-TRONIC PLUS
S 500 2013–2017 7-speed automatic 7G-TRONIC PLUS, 9-speed automatic 9G-TRONIC for S 500 Coupé from January 2015
S 500 4Matic 2013–2017 7-speed automatic 7G-TRONIC PLUS, 9-speed automatic 9G-TRONIC for S 500 Coupé from January 2015
S 500 e PLUG-IN HYBRID 2014–2017 7-speed automatic 7G-TRONIC PLUS
Maybach S 500 2014–2017 9-speed automatic 9G-TRONIC
Maybach S 500 4MATIC 2014–2017 9-speed automatic 9G-TRONIC
S 600 2014– 7-speed automatic 7G-TRONIC Plus
Maybach S 600 2014–2017 7-speed automatic 7G-TRONIC PLUS
S 63 AMG 2013–2017 7-speed automatic AMG SPEEDSHIFT MCT
S 63 AMG 4Matic 2013–2017 7-speed automatic AMG SPEEDSHIFT MCT
S 65 AMG 2013–2019 7-speed automatic AMG SPEEDSHIFT Plus 7G-TRONIC
S 300 d BlueTec HYBRID 2014–2017 7-speed automatic 7G-TRONIC PLUS
S 350 d BlueTec 2013–2017 7-speed automatic 7G-TRONIC PLUS, 9-speed automatic 9G-TRONIC for S 350d from January 2015
S 350 d BlueTec 4MATIC 2013–2017 7-speed automatic 7G-TRONIC PLUS, 9-speed automatic 9G-TRONIC for S 350d from January 2015

W222 Facelift (2017–present)Edit

 
Mercedes-Benz S350d L

A mid-cycle refresh was introduced in the summer 2017 for the 2018 model year.[47] The refresh introduces the new 48-volt integrated starter/alternator, ENERGIZING Comfort Control, updated autonomous driving technologies. The grille is updated to differentiate between six and eight cylinder engine versions and long wheelbase and V12 versions. The headlamps and taillamps are revised with new enhanced LED technology.

The new range of six-cylinder inline petrol and diesel engines are offered with electrification (20 kilowatts/22 horsepower). This marks the return of six-cylinder inline engines to the S-Class since the last one was offered in 2005. The engine is 2,999 cc (3.0 litre) for both petrol and 2,927 cc (2.9 litre) diesel engines. The sole gas V6 engine is in the S 560 e with plug-in hybrid system. The four-cylinder inline engine with hybrid system (S 300 h) was removed from the S-Class model range. Additionally, the old 4.7-litre V8 petrol engine is replaced by the new AMG-engineered 4.0-litre biturbo V8, consolidating the V8 engine range to one size now. 2019 marks the final year of S 65 AMG with 130 units to be finished in obsidian black metallic paint with bronze highlights on the body and alloy wheels. However, the 6.0-litre V12 AMG carries on in Maybach S 650 after the production end of S 65 AMG. Only S 600 continues unchanged.

Inline 6 and V8 engines are now paired with the 9-speed 9G-TRONIC automatic transmission (AMG Speedshift MCT for S 63 AMG 4MATIC+) while V12 engines continue to use 7G-TRONIC Plus.

S 63 AMG 4MATIC+ becomes the sole choice for the V8 version of S-Class from AMG, eliminating the previous rear-wheel-drive version.

Engines (2017–present)Edit

Model Years Configuration Displacement Power Torque 0–100 km/h (0-62 mph) Top Speed Fuel Consumption/Efficiency
(EU-Norm combined)
Petrol Engines
S 320 (China) 2017- V6 biturbo (M 276 DE 30 AL) 2,996 cc 200 kW (272 PS; 268 bhp) 400 N⋅m (295 lb⋅ft) 7.1 seconds 250 km/h (155 mph) 8.0 L/100 km (29 mpg‑US)
S 450 2017–present Inline 6 turbo (M 256 E30 DEH LA G (R)) + Electric Motor 2,999 cc 270 kW (367 PS; 362 bhp) at 5,500-6,100 rpm (Engine) / 16 kW (22 PS; 21 bhp) (Electric) 500 N⋅m (369 lbf⋅ft) at 5.1 seconds 250 km/h (155 mph) 7.3–7.5 L/100 km (32–31 mpg‑US)
S 450 4MATIC 2017–present Inline 6 turbo (M 256 E30 DEH LA G (R)) + Electric Motor 2,999 cc 270 kW (367 PS; 362 bhp) at 5,500-6,100 rpm (Engine) / 16 kW (22 PS; 21 bhp) (Electric) 500 N⋅m (369 lbf⋅ft) 4.9 seconds 250 km/h (155 mph) 8.1–8.3 L/100 km (29–28 mpg‑US)
S 500 2017–present Inline 6 turbo (M 256 E30 DEH LA G (R)) + Electric Motor 2,999 cc 320 kW (435 PS; 429 bhp) at 5,900-6,100 rpm (Engine) / 16 kW (22 PS; 21 bhp) (Electric) 520 N⋅m (384 lbf⋅ft) 4.8 seconds 250 km/h (155 mph) 7.3–7.5 L/100 km (32–31 mpg‑US)
S 560 2017–present V8 biturbo (M176 DE 40 AL) 3,982 cc 345 kW (469 PS; 463 bhp) 700 N⋅m (516 lbf⋅ft) 4.7 seconds 250 km/h (155 mph) 7.9–8.2 L/100 km (30–29 mpg‑US)
S 560 4MATIC 2017–present V8 biturbo (M176 DE 40 AL) 3,982 cc 345 kW (469 PS; 463 bhp) 700 N⋅m (516 lbf⋅ft) 4.6 seconds 250 km/h (155 mph) 8.5–8.8 L/100 km (28–27 mpg‑US)
Maybach S 560 2017–present V8 biturbo (M176 DE 40 AL) 3,982 cc 345 kW (469 PS; 463 bhp) 700 N⋅m (516 lbf⋅ft) 4.9 seconds 250 km/h (155 mph) 8.8 L/100 km (27 mpg‑US)
Maybach S 560 4MATIC 2017–present V8 biturbo (M176 DE 40 AL) 3,982 cc 345 kW (469 PS; 463 bhp) 700 N⋅m (516 lbf⋅ft) 4.9 seconds 250 km/h (155 mph) 9.3 L/100 km (25 mpg‑US)
S 600 2017–present V12 biturbo (M 277 E 60 AL) 5,980 cc 390 kW (530 PS; 523 bhp) 830 N⋅m (612 lbf⋅ft) 4.6 seconds 250 km/h (155 mph) 11.1–11.3 L/100 km (21.2–20.8 mpg‑US)
S 63 AMG 4MATIC+ 2017–present V8 biturbo (M177 DE 40 AL) 3,982 cc 450 kW (612 PS; 603 bhp) 900 N⋅m (664 lbf⋅ft) 3.5 seconds 250 km/h (155 mph) / 300 km/h* 8.9 L/100 km (26 mpg‑US)
S 65 AMG 2017–August 2019 V12 biturbo (M 279 E 60 AL) 5,980 cc 463 kW (630 PS; 621 bhp) 1,000 N⋅m (738 lbf⋅ft) 4.2 seconds 250 km/h (155 mph) / 300 km/h* 7.3–7.5 L/100 km (32–31 mpg‑US)
Maybach S 650
Maybach S 680 (China)
2017–present V12 biturbo (M 279 E 60 AL) 5,980 cc 463 kW (630 PS; 621 bhp) 1,000 N⋅m (738 lbf⋅ft) 4.7 seconds 250 km/h (155 mph) 12.7 L/100 km (18.5 mpg‑US)
Diesel engines
S 350 d 2017–present Inline 6 turbo (OM 656 DE29 LA) 2,927 cc 210 kW (286 PS; 282 bhp) 600 N⋅m (443 lbf⋅ft) 6.0 seconds 250 km/h (155 mph) 5.1–5.4 L/100 km (46–44 mpg‑US)
S 350 d 4MATIC 2017–present Inline 6 turbo (OM 656 DE29 LA) 2,927 cc 210 kW (286 PS; 282 bhp) 600 N⋅m (443 lbf⋅ft) 5.8 seconds 250 km/h (155 mph) 5.5–5.7 L/100 km (43–41 mpg‑US)
S 400 d 2017–present Inline 6 turbo (OM 656 DE29 LA) 2,927 cc 250 kW (340 PS; 335 bhp) 700 N⋅m (516 lbf⋅ft) 5.4 seconds 250 km/h (155 mph) 5.2–5.4 L/100 km (45–44 mpg‑US)
S 400 d 4MATIC 2017–present Inline 6 turbo (OM 656 DE29 LA) 2,927 cc 250 kW (340 PS; 335 bhp) 700 N⋅m (516 lbf⋅ft) 5.2 seconds 250 km/h (155 mph) 5.6–5.7 L/100 km (42–41 mpg‑US)
Plug-in Hybrid engines
S 560 e 2018–present V6 turbo (M 276 DE 30 A) + Electric Motor 2,999 cc 270 kW (367 PS; 362 bhp) (Engine) / 90 kW (122 PS; 121 bhp) (Electric) 500 N⋅m (369 lbf⋅ft) (Engine) / 440 N⋅m (325 lbf⋅ft) (Electric) 5.0 seconds 250 km/h (155 mph) 2.8 L/100 km (84 mpg‑US)
  • With optional extra cost AMG Driver's Package

Transmission (2017–present)Edit

Model Years Types
S 320 (China) 2017–present 9-speed automatic 9G-TRONIC
S 450 2017–present 9-speed automatic 9G-TRONIC
S 450 4MATIC 2017–present 9-speed automatic 9G-TRONIC
S 560 2017–present 9-speed automatic 9G-TRONIC
S 560 4MATIC 2017–present 9-speed automatic 9G-TRONIC
S 560 e Plug-In Hybrid 2018–present 9-speed automatic 9G-TRONIC
Maybach S 560 2017–present 9-speed automatic 9G-TRONIC
Maybach S 560 4MATIC 2017–present 9-speed automatic 9G-TRONIC
S 600 2014–present 7-speed automatic 7G-TRONIC Plus
S 63 AMG 4MATIC+ 2013–present 9-speed automatic AMG SPEEDSHIFT MCT
S 65 AMG 2013–2019 7-speed automatic AMG SPEEDSHIFT Plus 7G-TRONIC
Maybach S 650 2017–present 7-speed automatic 7G-TRONIC PLUS
S 350 d 2017–present 9-speed automatic 9G-TRONIC
S 350 d 4MATIC 2017–present 9-speed automatic 9G-TRONIC
S 400 d 2017–present 9-speed automatic 9G-TRONIC
S 400 d 4MATIC 2017–present 9-speed automatic 9G-TRONIC

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