Mercedes-Benz S500

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2015 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Plug-In Hybrid Review
  • Brilliant technology makes a 2.2 tonne limousine frugal; probably the quietest car in the world; lush interior with acres of room; swift performance
  • Electric-only range less than plug-in hybrids a quarter of the price; batteries limit boot space to small hatch levels; not as responsive as S500 V8; a turbo-diesel V6 may challenge open road economy

OUR RATING
8 / 10

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2015 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Plug-In Hybrid Review

Removing the petrol engine from the Mercedes-Benz S-Class equation leaves you with a whole lot of nothing. When the Mercedes-Benz S500 plug-in hybrid limousine arrives on our shores late next year (matching the $285,000 pricetag of the S500 petrol-only V8) one of the quietest cars in the world will become even more hush...

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Mercedes-Benz S-Class Technology Overview
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Mercedes-Benz S-Class Technology Overview

Tony Crawford takes a look at some of the high-tech safety and luxury features that make the Mercedes-Benz S-Class that bit extra special.


Mercedes-Benz S500 Plug-in Hybrid revealed : Uses 2.8L/100km, has 325kW and 650Nm
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Mercedes-Benz S500 Plug-in Hybrid revealed : Uses 2.8L/100km, has 325kW and 650Nm

Further details of the all-new Mercedes-Benz S500 Plug-in Hybrid have been revealed, with the brand's first plug-in model offering plenty of tech and mountains of power. The S500 Plug-in Hybrid combines a twin-turbo petrol V6 engine with an 80kW electric motor. The combination offers up maximum power of 325kW and maximum torque of 650Nm, and enables the 5...


Mercedes-Benz S500 Intelligent Drive completes 100km historical route autonomously
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Mercedes-Benz S500 Intelligent Drive completes 100km historical route autonomously

Daimler has released a video of its Mercedes-Benz S500 Intelligent Drive test vehicle completing a 100km autonomous drive through Germany. The trip undertaken by this smarter-than-average Mercedes-Benz was from Mannheim to Pforzheim, along a route similar to the one used by Bertha Benz in the Benz Patent Motorwagen in 1888...


Mercedes-Benz S-Class Convertible spy photos
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Mercedes-Benz S-Class Convertible spy photos

Not since 1961 has Mercedes-Benz offered its top-range vehicle as a convertible, but that will all change when the S-Class convertible is unveiled sometime next year. The Mercedes-Benz W111 convertible made its debut at the 1961 Frankfurt Autoshow and became the last of what we now refer to as S-Class models to be offered with an open roof...


Mercedes-Benz S-Class Review : S500 L
Rating: 8.510 /10
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Mercedes-Benz S-Class Review : S500 L

Although it launched locally late last year, the only Mercedes-Benz S-Class available to drive was the entry-level S350 turbo diesel. The S350's 190kW, 620Nm 3.0-litre V6 delivers a super sweet-spot of performance and economy, and the $215,000 asking price seems fair given the indulgent interior and benchmark ride quality and refinement...

Priced At
$310,000

Mercedes-Benz S63 AMG Coupe at NYIAS
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Mercedes-Benz S63 AMG Coupe at NYIAS

Tony Crawford takes a look at Mercedes-Benz's stunning new S63 AMG Coupe. Replacing the CL-Class, the new luxury coupe joins the S-Class range.


Mercedes-Benz S-Class Coupe revealed
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Mercedes-Benz S-Class Coupe revealed

The all-new Mercedes-Benz S-Class Coupe will feature a world-first curve tilting function that claims to allow it to lean into corners like a motorcyclist. The ultra-luxury two-door will make its public debut at next month’s Geneva motor show before joining its S-Class sedan sibling in Australian showrooms in the final quarter of 2014...


Mercedes-Benz S-Class: technology breakdown
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Mercedes-Benz S-Class: technology breakdown

The launch of a new-generation Mercedes-Benz S-Class has always been regarded as an insight into the future of the automotive world – and a sneak peek into what will eventually become standard equipment on everyday cars of nearly all manufacturers. Times have changed, though...


Mercedes-Benz S-Class: Daimler notches up more than 30,000 orders
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Mercedes-Benz S-Class: Daimler notches up more than 30,000 orders

Daimler has received more than 30,000 orders for its flagship Mercedes-Benz S-Class sedan, less than three months after the model was launched. Mercedes-Benz Cars head of sales and marketing Ola Kaellenius said a statement, “The new S-Class is already back in the lead for new vehicle registrations in Germany and neighbouring European countries...


Mercedes-Benz S-Class Coupe: 335kW bi-turbo concept revealed
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Mercedes-Benz S-Class Coupe: 335kW bi-turbo concept revealed

The concept Mercedes-Benz S-Class Coupe has been unveiled at the Frankfurt motor show. Even in concept form, the S-Class Coupe differentiates itself from its production-car sedan stablemate with a lower and larger ‘Avantgarde’-style grille with inserts that closely mimic that of an A-Class, more pronounced bonnet lines and a completely renewed rear end...


Mercedes-Benz S-Class drives 125km by itself
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Mercedes-Benz S-Class drives 125km by itself

A Mercedes-Benz S-Class has driven without driver input for a total of 125km through city streets and arterials in Germany. In order to highlight future self-driving technologies, Mercedes-Benz chose the route that that Bertha Benz (wife of company founder and engineer Carl Benz) took in August 1888 between Mannheim and Pforzheim to demonstrate the long-distance potential of the automobile...


Mercedes-Benz S500 Plug-in Hybrid: 5.5sec 0-100km/h, 3L/100km
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Mercedes-Benz S500 Plug-in Hybrid: 5.5sec 0-100km/h, 3L/100km

Specifications for the Mercedes-Benz S500 Plug-in Hybrid have been officially released ahead of its debut at the Frankfurt motor show on September 10. As revealed to CarAdvice at the Mercedes-Benz S-Class international launch in July, the S500 Plug-in Hybrid combines an electric motor with the 245kW/480Nm 3...


2013 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Review
Rating: 910 /10
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2013 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Review

Eerie though it is, the Mercedes-Benz S-Class can see things before its driver. A total 28 cameras, radars and sensors surround the sixth-generation S-Class, some of which are responsible for a duo of world-first technologies – Magic Body Control, where the windshield camera reads the road ahead and adjusts the dampers as it hits bumps; and Night View Assist Plus, which in the dark highlights pedestrians and animals in red on the colour display and flashes pedestrians only (animals get scared, apparently) with a particular strand of headlight beam...

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Mercedes-Benz S500 Plug-in Hybrid: 245kW-plus and less than 3.3L/100km
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Mercedes-Benz S500 Plug-in Hybrid: 245kW-plus and less than 3.3L/100km

The Mercedes-Benz S500 Plug-in Hybrid has been shown ahead of its official debut at the Frankfurt motor show in September. CarAdvice and other Australian media were among the first to see the S500 Plug-in Hybrid, which in long-wheelbase test-car form was rolled out for the first time at the Mercedes-Benz S-Class launch in Toronto, Canada – curiously, earlier waves of foreign media were not shown the car...


Mercedes-Benz S-Class: leaked brochure reveals specifications
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Mercedes-Benz S-Class: leaked brochure reveals specifications

A brochure for the Mercedes-Benz S-Class has been leaked online, revealing both images and details about the all-new model ahead of its official reveal later this week. Three engines are listed in the specifications page of the German Mercedes-Benz S-Class brochure, which was first published on Germancarforum, two of which carry-over from the current S-Class range...


Mercedes-Benz S-Class teased ahead of reveal
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Mercedes-Benz S-Class teased ahead of reveal

The all-new Mercedes-Benz S-Class has been teased in a video, just days before its official reveal at a special event in Germany. Highlighting the grille, headlights and interior details of the new Mercedes-Benz S-Class, the teaser video follows the accidental leaking of the first official exterior image earlier this month and official images of the sixth-generation luxury car’s lavish interior...


Mercedes-Benz S-Class exterior image leaked
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Mercedes-Benz S-Class exterior image leaked

The first official exterior image of the Mercedes-Benz S-Class has been inadvertently revealed on the manufacturer's Austrian website. The image – accidently uploaded overnight and subsequently removed by Mercedes-Benz – gives us an entirely unhindered look at the front-end of the sixth-generation luxury flagship ahead of its official unveiling on May 15...


2013 Mercedes-Benz S-Class safety technology
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2013 Mercedes-Benz S-Class safety technology

The next-generation 2013 Mercedes-Benz S-Class is set to bring new safety technologies to the automotive world, just as its predecessors have done in the past. With the implementation of Pre-Safe in the S-Class more than a decade ago, Mercedes-Benz introduced a collision avoidance technology that has since filtered down to the entire range...