Intro: As the flagship of the Mercedes-Benz lineup, the 2011 S-Class full-size luxury sedan blends the latest in automotive tech features with the height of motoring opulence.
Features: The 5-passenger S-Class offers an optional split-view 8-inch monitor that allows the driver to utilize the navigation system while at the same time the front passenger views DVD's.
Performance: The S550's 382 horsepower 5.5-liter V8 sends power through a 7-speed automatic transmission to the rear wheels or available 4Matic all wheel drive. The up-rated S600 is powered by a twin-turbocharged 5.5-liter V12, sending 510 horsepower to the rear wheels through a 5-speed automatic.
Fuel Economy: Here are the highest and lowest EPA estimates for fuel economy:
Pricing: Base MSRP for the 2011 Mercedes-Benz S-Class S550 is $93,000. The V12-powered S600 starts at $158,050.
Warranty: The S-Class is backed by 4-year, 50,000-mile powertrain warranty.
Summary: With technological features highlighting both comfort and convenience and a choice of two potent engines, the 2011 S-Class is a first-class luxury flagship sedan worthy of the tri-star badge.