Few vehicles have captured the essence of their class as perfectly as the Mercedes-Benz S550 has over the years. The S-Class is a premier name when it comes to the luxury sedan class, having earned a vast number of awards over the years, and the S550 is the pinnacle of the series. The Mercedes-Benz S550 has been the yardstick that luxury sedans are measured by, yet all challengers regularly come up short. So what makes the Mercedes-Benz S550 the perennial premier luxury sedan?
Opulent Design Inside and Out
The majestic bodywork and athletic stance combine to create a vehicle with presence and poise, a unique package that is identifiable from afar. The proportions are stately, with the proud front grille, crisp character lines, and strong rear shoulders wrapping up the entire package. Tasteful chrome trim, modern technology such as all-LED lighting, and a panorama roof providing skyward views all offer a modern look and plenty of conveniences. A mature palette of exterior colors includes unique designo hues, while wheel options range from classy to sporty, in a number of sizes.
An expansive interior wrapped in the finest wood trim and supple leather welcomes passengers. The sweeping front dashboard can be clad in everything from Burl Walnut, to Black Piano Lacquer “Flowing Lines” wood with metal designo insignia. Hand-crafted, with tailored regular or Nappa leather, the level of craftsmanship is undeniable. Ambient lighting with multiple zones and color options set the mood, with LEDs used exclusively in the cabin – not a single conventional lightbulb is to be found. Heated seating, a refrigerator box for the rear cabin, four-zone automatic climate control and power rear seats with folding tables provide and environment that is the ultimate in executive comforts.
2017 Mercedes-Benz S550
A Platform for the Latest Technology
As the flagship sedan for one of the leading technologically-minded car makers in the world, the S550 often is the first platform to received bleeding-edge technology. Long before features make it to other car makers, or even to other members of the Mercedes-Benz family, the S550 has them. This includes infotainment features such as the color TFT instrument cluster, as well as the available Magic Ride Control suspension, both of which are currently only available on the S550. Advanced entertainment features are provided, including premier audio systems from Burmester and Near-Field Communication technology.
One of the most intriguing technologies on the S550 is the available Driver Assistance package. With features such as Active Lane Keeping Assist, Active Blind Spot Assist, BAS Plus with Cross-Traffic Assist, and Traffic Sign Assist, this package brings these systems to work in symphony. What this equates to is a semi-autonomous driving environment, one of the most advanced on the roads today.
2017 Mercedes-Benz S550
Smooth, Rewarding Performance
Equipped with a responsive and powerful V8 engine, the S550 is surprisingly quick for a large sedan. The 4.7-liter biturbo engine is paired with a 7-speed automatic transmission and an ECO Start/Stop system to provide effortless acceleration, reaching 60 miles per hour in only 4.7 seconds. While the power and control is exceptional, the ride is yet another step above that. All S550 models sport refined air suspension systems that help to cushion the bumps of the road. It is not in a floating, boat-like manner as may be found in older luxury cars – it is smooth yet crisp, and pleasing to both the driver and passengers.
Rent my Mercedes S550 now and see for yourself the award-winning large sedan in person, and feel for yourself the luxury interior and the purr of the engine. Even if the S550 is more than you need, we have a vehicle that can meet your desires, from the intelligence of an E-Class to the power of the AMG Series. Come by and speak with one of our dedicated automotive advisors today to find out which Mercedes-Benz is the right fit for your lifestyle.