2014 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Gets Priced, Surprisingly Less

By Matthew Askari | September 09, 2013
The 2014 Mercedes-Benz S-Class is the automaker's purest expression of luxury, and now we know just how much owning this luxury will cost. The 2014 Mercedes-Benz S550 is powered by a 4.7-liter twin-turbocharged V-8, good for 455 hp, and most surprisingly the S550 will start at more than $2,000 less than the previous model, at $93,825. The new model is slightly more fuel efficient, and offers more power over the previous engine too, rated at 429 hp. The move may be in part to make the 2014 S-Class more competitive with its German rivals, the Audi A8L and BMWLi, which are priced a few thousand dollar below the new model.
The 2014 Mercedes S-Class is the first automobile to not contain a single light bulb, employing a full complement of LED lights. What was perhaps most surprising to us when we drove the 2014 S550 earlier this summer, was how advanced the autonomous driving features were. As part of Mercedes-Benz's Intelligent Drive and safety suite of technologies, the S-Class can drive itself—brake, accelerate, and steer as needed—for intervals of 10 seconds at a time. A $2,800 Driver Assistance package will equip the new S550 with this ability. The 2014 Mercedes-Benz S550 4Matic is scheduled to hit dealers in November, and will carry a $3,000 premium for the all-wheel-drive capability. The 4Matic model will start at $96,825. The performance-heightened 2014 Mercedes-Benz S63 AMG 4Matic will command a $140,425 price of entry, but will add a much beefier 5.5-liter twin-turbo V-8, rated at 577 hp, and include several features that are optional on the S-Class.
Source: Mercedes-Benz