The Mercedes Benz S550 offers plenty of options for consumers, and whether your one of the many who appreciates the luxury sedan or performance-based S550 4Matic, you will always know what to expect. The German auto manufacturer introduced the S-Class Sedan as high class, high performing, and all the while of highlighting the most luxury aspects of any car into one concept while offering differing price points to match. With the new 2018 Mercedes Benz S500 including the Base, S550e, and S550 4Maticll be set to launch late 2017, it’ll be interesting to see if competitors can keep up.
The 2018 S550 will once again launch in a Base, S550e, and performance base S550 4Matic model. All models of the new S550 will highlight the best of the best when looking at all the S-Class Sedan has to offer. For those who are looking for plenty of room, superior comfort, and an amazing ride, it’s time to consider the next generation model.
The following preview takes a closer look at the upcoming 2018 Mercedes Benz S500 specs, features, price, and release date for the Base, S550e, and S550 4Matic.
2018 Mercedes Benz S550 Specs and Features – Base, S550e, and S550 4Matic
We’re already hearing that Mercedes Benz has no intention of introducing the same concept for the S550 as we’re hearing the 2018 models will be significantly improved. Premium interior and exterior features will be seen across all models, and we’re hearing that more will come with standard pricing instead of optional add-ons.
The 2018 Mercedes Benz S550 specs and features are expecting to get a facelift starting with the exterior. It’s believed new trim packages will be seen adding a sportier look and feel which is also expected to improve on the handling with lighter aluminium alloy. The lighter composite won’t have any effect on the five-star safety rating we’ll likely see as many safety features will be found across all models. Crash avoidance, lane change assist, automatic braking, rear parking assist, side curtain airbags, and so much more will be seen.
Of course, all of the top tech and comfort features will be found on the interior of the 2018 S550 including high quality LED lighting, hand-crafted materials, wood grain interior, multizone LED ambient lighting, cabin fragrance system, dual zone climate, air quality purifier, HomeLink garage door opener, massage front seats, heated and ventilated seats, navigation, Bluetooth, hands-free calling, satellite radio, and much more.
The gas mileage across all models will be improved with the 2018 Mercedes Benz S550e which will be electric, and hybrid based. The S550e is expected to become the most popular model boasting a 3.0-liter bi-turbo V6 hybrid electric engine with nearly 330-hp. The engine of the S550 base will likely feature a 4.8 litre V8 with about 450-hp while the S550 4Matic will feature the same engine specs.
The gas mileage is expected to be slightly better with the lighter aluminium with full details below:
|Model||Estimated Gas Mileage|
|2018 Mercedes Benz S550 Base||18MPG/city and 27MPG/highway|
|2018 Mercedes Benz S550e||Electric and Hybrid – TBD|
|2018 Mercedes Benz S550 4Matic||18MPG/city and 27MPG/highway|
2018 Mercedes Benz S550 Price and Release Date – Base, S550e, and S550 4Matic
The price of the 2018 S550 will be dependent on which model you choose as the Base model will be the cheapest with the S550 4Matic being the most expensive. Below, we have detailed how much you can expect to shell out once the 2018 models debut later in 2017.
|2018 Mercedes Benz S550 Base||Starting at $96,500|
|2018 Mercedes Benz S550e||Starting at $96,500|
|2018 Mercedes Benz S550 4Matic||Starting at $99,500|
The expected release date won’t be made official until the 2017 summer, but with any luck, we’ll see the launch of all models before the end of the year. German sales will start first and should be during the early 4th quarter of 2017 while those of us here in the US, UK, Canada, and other markets will likely have to wait until early 2018.
With surer to come, we’ll be updating this review on all 2018 Mercedes Benz S550 specs, features, price, and release date info for the Base, S550e, and S550 4Matic.
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