Mercedes-Benz S-class W222 facelift Sedan (2017-2020)

87% Neofiliac71% External
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Product Overview

Mercedes-Benz S-class W222 facelift is a full-size luxury sedan in production from 2017 to 2020. It was available with a range of V6, V8, V12, and inline-6 engines that displaced 2.9 to 6.0 liters.
While the exterior styling changes in this facelift has been minimal, largely in the form of over-styling to compensate for the generic design of the pre-facelift W222, the powertrain changes are sweeping. Only the gorgeous M279 V12 bi-turbo engine lived on from pre-facelift, though it didn't even reach the end of W222's production run before being cancelled by environmental activists.
The rest of the engine lineup reflected Mercedes' final concession to the downsizing trend (which started close to a decade earlier at VAG/Audi, and to which Mercedes was one of the last European manufacturer to kowtow to).
To compensate for the new-found inadequacy in displacement, Mercedes decided to bump up the model numbers: For example, S500, which used to mean a 5.0L engine, became a 3.0L I6, while the V8 model, newly downsized to 4.0L, is proudly named S560. The jury is still out on whether the M176/M177 hot-vee V8 and the M256 inline-6 are reliable units.
The OM656 I6 diesel is the only diesel being offered. While we don't know much about it in terms of long-term reliability, inline-6 and diesel do go well together, and Mercedes has deep knowledge in this particular configuration from its large and storied truck fleet.
Engineers at Mercedes-Benz clearly made a great effort in aerodynamics, with a class-leading 0.24 coefficient of drag to show for it.
Drivers who appreciate handling will be pleased to know that the W222 comes with multi-link suspensions at all four corners. This provides the best cornering performance and tunability, at the expense of cost and a little bit of durability.

Ratings

What we found**

Neofiliac score 87% (not directly comparable across industries)
Pros
  • The last of the M279 bi-turbo V12s
  • Return of I6 engines
  • Superb suspension setup
  • Ingenious MBC hydraulic suspension
Cons
  • S63 AMG became AWD only
  • Downsized drivetrain with high turbo boost
  • Somewhat over-styled yet still generic
  • Too many electronics

What external reviewers found***

External score 71% (not directly comparable across industries)
Pros
  • Comfortable to drive
  • Powerful V8
Cons
  • Lacklustre ride
  • Noisy V8
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Specifications

AMG S 63 L 4MATICAMG S 65 LS 350d L 4MATICS 350d 4MATICS 350dS 350d LS 400d 4MATICS 400d L 4MATICS 400d LS 400dS 450 4MATICS 450 L 4MATICS 450S 450 LS 500 LS 500S 560 L 4MATICS 560 4MATICS 560 LS 560S 560e LS 600 L

Capacity

Cargo Capacity510 L / 18.0 cu-ft470 L / 16.6 cu-ft510 L / 18.0 cu-ft510 L / 18.0 cu-ft510 L / 18.0 cu-ft510 L / 18.0 cu-ft510 L / 18.0 cu-ft510 L / 18.0 cu-ft510 L / 18.0 cu-ft510 L / 18.0 cu-ft510 L / 18.0 cu-ft530 L / 18.7 cu-ft510 L / 18.0 cu-ft530 L / 18.7 cu-ft530 L / 18.7 cu-ft530 L / 18.7 cu-ft530 L / 18.7 cu-ft530 L / 18.7 cu-ft530 L / 18.7 cu-ft530 L / 18.7 cu-ft395 L / 13.9 cu-ft500 L / 17.7 cu-ft
Coolant Capacity13.5 L / 14.3 qt13.0 L / 13.7 qt13.0 L / 13.7 qt13.0 L / 13.7 qt13.0 L / 13.7 qt13.0 L / 13.7 qt13.0 L / 13.7 qt13.0 L / 13.7 qt13.0 L / 13.7 qt13.0 L / 13.7 qt13.0 L / 13.7 qt13.0 L / 13.7 qt13.0 L / 13.7 qt13.0 L / 13.7 qt14.0 L / 14.8 qt14.0 L / 14.8 qt14.0 L / 14.8 qt14.0 L / 14.8 qt
Engine Oil Capacity9.0 L / 9.5 qt10.5 L / 11.1 qt8.5 L / 9.0 qt8.5 L / 9.0 qt8.5 L / 9.0 qt8.5 L / 9.0 qt8.5 L / 9.0 qt8.5 L / 9.0 qt8.5 L / 9.0 qt8.5 L / 9.0 qt8.5 L / 9.0 qt8.5 L / 9.0 qt8.5 L / 9.0 qt8.5 L / 9.0 qt8.5 L / 9.0 qt8.5 L / 9.0 qt9.0 L / 9.5 qt9.0 L / 9.5 qt9.0 L / 9.5 qt9.0 L / 9.5 qt6.5 L / 6.9 qt10.5 L / 11.1 qt
Fuel Capacity70.0 L / 18.5 gal80.0 L / 21.1 gal70.0 L / 18.5 gal70.0 L / 18.5 gal70.0 L / 18.5 gal70.0 L / 18.5 gal70.0 L / 18.5 gal70.0 L / 18.5 gal70.0 L / 18.5 gal70.0 L / 18.5 gal70.0 L / 18.5 gal70.0 L / 18.5 gal70.0 L / 18.5 gal70.0 L / 18.5 gal70.0 L / 18.5 gal70.0 L / 18.5 gal80.0 L / 21.1 gal80.0 L / 21.1 gal80.0 L / 21.1 gal80.0 L / 21.1 gal63.0 L / 16.6 gal80.0 L / 21.1 gal
Passengers4444444444444444444454
Payload750 kg / 1653 lbs575 kg / 1268 lbs805 kg / 1775 lbs790 kg / 1742 lbs795 kg / 1753 lbs805 kg / 1775 lbs775 kg / 1709 lbs800 kg / 1764 lbs790 kg / 1742 lbs775 kg / 1709 lbs745 kg / 1642 lbs760 kg / 1676 lbs745 kg / 1642 lbs760 kg / 1676 lbs745 kg / 1642 lbs745 kg / 1642 lbs755 kg / 1664 lbs740 kg / 1631 lbs790 kg / 1742 lbs775 kg / 1709 lbs645 kg / 1422 lbs630 kg / 1389 lbs

Chassis

Brakes | FrontVentilated discs
Brakes | RearVentilated discs
Offroad | Approach Angle11.0 deg12.0 deg14.8 deg14.8 deg14.8 deg14.8 deg14.8 deg14.8 deg14.8 deg14.8 deg14.8 deg14.8 deg14.8 deg14.8 deg14.8 deg14.8 deg14.8 deg14.8 deg14.8 deg14.8 deg14.8 deg14.8 deg
Offroad | Breakover Angle10.5 deg11.5 deg11.0 deg11.0 deg11.0 deg11.0 deg11.0 deg11.0 deg11.0 deg11.0 deg11.0 deg11.0 deg11.0 deg11.0 deg11.0 deg11.0 deg11.0 deg11.0 deg11.0 deg11.0 deg11.0 deg11.0 deg
Offroad | Departure Angle13.7 deg14.2 deg15.8 deg15.8 deg15.8 deg15.8 deg15.8 deg15.8 deg15.8 deg15.8 deg15.8 deg15.8 deg15.8 deg15.8 deg15.8 deg15.8 deg15.8 deg15.8 deg15.8 deg15.8 deg15.8 deg15.8 deg
Power SteeringElectric Steering
Suspension | FrontDouble-wishbone / Multi-link, MBCDouble-wishbone / Multi-link, MBCDouble-wishbone / Multi-link, AirmaticDouble-wishbone / Multi-link, AirmaticDouble-wishbone / Multi-link, AirmaticDouble-wishbone / Multi-link, AirmaticDouble-wishbone / Multi-link, AirmaticDouble-wishbone / Multi-link, AirmaticDouble-wishbone / Multi-link, AirmaticDouble-wishbone / Multi-link, AirmaticDouble-wishbone / Multi-link, AirmaticDouble-wishbone / Multi-link, AirmaticDouble-wishbone / Multi-link, AirmaticDouble-wishbone / Multi-link, AirmaticDouble-wishbone / Multi-link, AirmaticDouble-wishbone / Multi-link, AirmaticDouble-wishbone / Multi-link, AirmaticDouble-wishbone / Multi-link, AirmaticDouble-wishbone / Multi-link, AirmaticDouble-wishbone / Multi-link, AirmaticDouble-wishbone / Multi-link, MBC
Suspension | RearMulti-link, AirmaticMulti-link, AirmaticMulti-link, AirmaticMulti-link, AirmaticMulti-link, AirmaticMulti-link, AirmaticMulti-link, AirmaticMulti-link, AirmaticMulti-link, AirmaticMulti-link, AirmaticMulti-link, AirmaticMulti-link, AirmaticMulti-link, AirmaticMulti-link, AirmaticMulti-link, AirmaticMulti-link, AirmaticMulti-link, AirmaticMulti-link, AirmaticMulti-link, MBCMulti-link, MBC
Tire SizeFront wheel tires: 255/45 R19 Rear wheel tires: 285/40 R19255/45 ZR19, 285/40 ZR19245/55 R17245/55 R17245/55 R17245/55 R17245/50 R18245/50 R18245/50 R18245/50 R18245/50 R18245/50 R18245/50 R18245/50 R18245/50 R18245/50 R18245/50 R18245/50 R18245/50 R18245/50 R18Front wheel tires: 245/50 R18 Rear wheel tires: 275/45 R18275/40 R19, 245/45 R19
Turning Circle12.3 m / 40.5 ft12.3 m / 40.3 ft12.3 m / 40.3 ft11.9 m / 39.0 ft11.9 m / 39.0 ft12.3 m / 40.3 ft11.9 m / 39.0 ft12.3 m / 40.3 ft12.3 m / 40.3 ft11.9 m / 39.0 ft11.9 m / 39.0 ft12.3 m / 40.3 ft11.9 m / 39.0 ft12.3 m / 40.3 ft12.3 m / 40.3 ft11.9 m / 39.0 ft12.3 m / 40.3 ft11.9 m / 39.0 ft12.3 m / 40.3 ft11.9 m / 39.0 ft12.3 m / 40.3 ft

Construction

Battery | Capacity13.5 kWh (gross)
Body Style4-door Sedan4-door Sedan4-door Sedan4-door Sedan4-door Sedan4-door Sedan4-door Sedan4-door Sedan4-door Sedan4-door Sedan4-door mild-hybrid Sedan4-door mild-hybrid Sedan4-door mild-hybrid Sedan4-door mild-hybrid Sedan4-door mild-hybrid Sedan4-door mild-hybrid Sedan4-door Sedan4-door Sedan4-door Sedan4-door Sedan4-door plug-in hybrid Sedan4-door Sedan

Dimensions

Ground Clearance118 mm / 4.6 in130 mm / 5.1 in128 mm / 5.0 in128 mm / 5.0 in128 mm / 5.0 in128 mm / 5.0 in128 mm / 5.0 in128 mm / 5.0 in128 mm / 5.0 in128 mm / 5.0 in128 mm / 5.0 in128 mm / 5.0 in128 mm / 5.0 in128 mm / 5.0 in128 mm / 5.0 in128 mm / 5.0 in128 mm / 5.0 in128 mm / 5.0 in128 mm / 5.0 in128 mm / 5.0 in128 mm / 5.0 in128 mm / 5.0 in
Size | Height1499 mm / 59.0 in1501 mm / 59.1 in1496 mm / 58.9 in1498 mm / 59.0 in1498 mm / 59.0 in1496 mm / 58.9 in1498 mm / 59.0 in1496 mm / 58.9 in1496 mm / 58.9 in1498 mm / 59.0 in1498 mm / 59.0 in1496 mm / 58.9 in1498 mm / 59.0 in1496 mm / 58.9 in1496 mm / 58.9 in1498 mm / 59.0 in1496 mm / 58.9 in1498 mm / 59.0 in1496 mm / 58.9 in1498 mm / 59.0 in1494 mm / 58.8 in1496 mm / 58.9 in
Size | Length5294 mm / 208.4 in5294 mm / 208.4 in5271 mm / 207.5 in5141 mm / 202.4 in5141 mm / 202.4 in5271 mm / 207.5 in5141 mm / 202.4 in5271 mm / 207.5 in5271 mm / 207.5 in5141 mm / 202.4 in5141 mm / 202.4 in5271 mm / 207.5 in5141 mm / 202.4 in5271 mm / 207.5 in5271 mm / 207.5 in5141 mm / 202.4 in5271 mm / 207.5 in5141 mm / 202.4 in5271 mm / 207.5 in5141 mm / 202.4 in5255 mm / 206.9 in5271 mm / 207.5 in
Size | Width1914 mm / 75.4 in1914 mm / 75.4 in1905 mm / 75.0 in | 2130 mm / 83.9 in (mirror unfolded)1905 mm / 75.0 in | 2130 mm / 83.9 in (mirror unfolded)1905 mm / 75.0 in | 2130 mm / 83.9 in (mirror unfolded)1905 mm / 75.0 in | 2130 mm / 83.9 in (mirror unfolded)1905 mm / 75.0 in | 2130 mm / 83.9 in (mirror unfolded)1905 mm / 75.0 in | 2130 mm / 83.9 in (mirror unfolded)1905 mm / 75.0 in | 2130 mm / 83.9 in (mirror unfolded)1905 mm / 75.0 in | 2130 mm / 83.9 in (mirror unfolded)1905 mm / 75.0 in | 2130 mm / 83.9 in (mirror unfolded)1905 mm / 75.0 in | 2130 mm / 83.9 in (mirror unfolded)1905 mm / 75.0 in | 2130 mm / 83.9 in (mirror unfolded)1905 mm / 75.0 in | 2130 mm / 83.9 in (mirror unfolded)1905 mm / 75.0 in | 2130 mm / 83.9 in (mirror unfolded)1905 mm / 75.0 in | 2130 mm / 83.9 in (mirror unfolded)1905 mm / 75.0 in | 2130 mm / 83.9 in (mirror unfolded)1905 mm / 75.0 in | 2130 mm / 83.9 in (mirror unfolded)1905 mm / 75.0 in | 2130 mm / 83.9 in (mirror unfolded)1905 mm / 75.0 in | 2130 mm / 83.9 in (mirror unfolded)1899 mm / 74.8 in | 2130 mm / 83.9 in (mirror unfolded)1905 mm / 75.0 in | 2130 mm / 83.9 in (mirror unfolded)
Track Width | Front1643.0 mm / 64.7 in1630.0 mm / 64.2 in1630.0 mm / 64.2 in1630.0 mm / 64.2 in1630.0 mm / 64.2 in1630.0 mm / 64.2 in1630.0 mm / 64.2 in1630.0 mm / 64.2 in1630.0 mm / 64.2 in1630.0 mm / 64.2 in1630.0 mm / 64.2 in1630.0 mm / 64.2 in1630.0 mm / 64.2 in1630.0 mm / 64.2 in1630.0 mm / 64.2 in1630.0 mm / 64.2 in1630.0 mm / 64.2 in1630.0 mm / 64.2 in1630.0 mm / 64.2 in1630.0 mm / 64.2 in1624.0 mm / 63.9 in1630.0 mm / 64.2 in
Track Width | Rear1643.0 mm / 64.7 in1643.0 mm / 64.7 in1643.0 mm / 64.7 in1643.0 mm / 64.7 in1643.0 mm / 64.7 in1643.0 mm / 64.7 in1643.0 mm / 64.7 in1643.0 mm / 64.7 in1643.0 mm / 64.7 in1643.0 mm / 64.7 in1643.0 mm / 64.7 in1643.0 mm / 64.7 in1643.0 mm / 64.7 in1643.0 mm / 64.7 in1643.0 mm / 64.7 in1643.0 mm / 64.7 in1643.0 mm / 64.7 in1643.0 mm / 64.7 in1637.0 mm / 64.4 in1643.0 mm / 64.7 in
Weight1995.0 kg / 4398.2 lbs2175.0 kg / 4795.1 lbs1975.0 kg / 4354.1 lbs1950.0 kg / 4299.0 lbs1895.0 kg / 4177.8 lbs1915.0 kg / 4221.9 lbs1985.0 kg / 4376.2 lbs2000.0 kg / 4409.2 lbs1950.0 kg / 4299.0 lbs1930.0 kg / 4254.9 lbs1985.0 kg / 4376.2 lbs2000.0 kg / 4409.2 lbs1920.0 kg / 4232.9 lbs1940.0 kg / 4277.0 lbs1950.0 kg / 4299.0 lbs1930.0 kg / 4254.9 lbs2050.0 kg / 4519.5 lbs2025.0 kg / 4464.4 lbs1995.0 kg / 4398.2 lbs1970.0 kg / 4343.1 lbs2180.0 kg / 4806.1 lbs2160.0 kg / 4762.0 lbs
Wheel SizeFront wheel rims: 8.5J x 19 Rear wheel rims: 9.5J x 1919 in17 in17 in17 in17 in18 in18 in18 in18 in8J x 188J x 188J x 188J x 188J x 1818 in18 in8J x 1818 in8J x 18Front wheel rims: 8J x 18 Rear wheel rims: 9.5J x 1819 in
Wheelbase3165 mm / 124.6 in3165 mm / 124.6 in3165 mm / 124.6 in3035 mm / 119.5 in3035 mm / 119.5 in3165 mm / 124.6 in3035 mm / 119.5 in3165 mm / 124.6 in3165 mm / 124.6 in3035 mm / 119.5 in3035 mm / 119.5 in3165 mm / 124.6 in3035 mm / 119.5 in3165 mm / 124.6 in3165 mm / 124.6 in3035 mm / 119.5 in3165 mm / 124.6 in3035 mm / 119.5 in3165 mm / 124.6 in3035 mm / 119.5 in3165 mm / 124.6 in3165 mm / 124.6 in

Performance

Acceleration | 0 - 100 km/h3.5 sec4.3 sec5.8 sec5.8 sec6.0 sec6.0 sec5.2 sec5.2 sec5.4 sec5.4 sec4.9 sec4.9 sec5.1 sec5.1 sec4.8 sec4.8 sec4.6 sec4.6 sec4.7 sec4.7 sec5.0 sec4.6 sec
Acceleration | 0 - 60 mph3.3 sec4.1 sec5.5 sec5.5 sec5.7 sec5.7 sec4.9 sec4.9 sec5.1 sec5.1 sec4.7 sec4.7 sec4.8 sec4.8 sec4.6 sec4.6 sec4.4 sec4.4 sec4.5 sec4.5 sec4.8 sec4.4 sec
CO2 Emission203 g/km279 g/km145 ~ 150 g/km145 ~ 150 g/km134 ~ 139 g/km134 ~ 139 g/km147 ~ 150 g/km147 ~ 150 g/km135 ~ 139 g/km135 ~ 139 g/km159 ~ 167 g/km159 ~ 167 g/km150 ~ 157 g/km159 ~ 167 g/km150 ~ 157 g/km150 ~ 157 g/km195 ~ 200 g/km195 ~ 200 g/km181 ~ 186 g/km181 ~ 186 g/km57 ~ 59 g/km270 g/km
Coefficient Of Drag0.260.260.240.240.260.260.240.240.260.270.260.270.270.270.270.270.270.270.28
Fuel Economy8.9 L/100km / 26.4 MPG (combined) | 11.7 L/100km / 20.1 MPG (urban) | 7.3 L/100km / 32.2 MPG (highway)11.9 L/100km / 19.8 MPG (combined) | 17.1 L/100km / 13.8 MPG (urban) | 8.6 L/100km / 27.4 MPG (highway)5.5 L/100km / 42.8 MPG (combined) | 6.7 L/100km / 35.1 MPG (urban) | 4.8 L/100km / 49.0 MPG (highway)5.5 L/100km / 42.8 MPG (combined) | 6.7 L/100km / 35.1 MPG (urban) | 4.8 L/100km / 49.0 MPG (highway)5.1 L/100km / 46.1 MPG (combined) | 6.4 L/100km / 36.8 MPG (urban) | 4.4 L/100km / 53.5 MPG (highway)5.1 L/100km / 46.1 MPG (combined) | 6.4 L/100km / 36.8 MPG (urban) | 4.4 L/100km / 53.5 MPG (highway)5.6 L/100km / 42.0 MPG (combined) | 6.8 L/100km / 34.6 MPG (urban) | 4.8 L/100km / 49.0 MPG (highway)5.6 L/100km / 42.0 MPG (combined) | 6.8 L/100km / 34.6 MPG (urban) | 4.8 L/100km / 49.0 MPG (highway)5.2 L/100km / 45.2 MPG (combined) | 6.4 L/100km / 36.8 MPG (urban) | 4.5 L/100km / 52.3 MPG (highway)5.2 L/100km / 45.2 MPG (combined) | 6.4 L/100km / 36.8 MPG (urban) | 4.5 L/100km / 52.3 MPG (highway)7.0 L/100km / 33.6 MPG (combined) | 9.3 L/100km / 25.3 MPG (urban) | 5.6 L/100km / 42.0 MPG (highway)7.0 L/100km / 33.6 MPG (combined) | 9.3 L/100km / 25.3 MPG (urban) | 5.6 L/100km / 42.0 MPG (highway)6.6 L/100km / 35.6 MPG (combined) | 8.9 L/100km / 26.4 MPG (urban) | 5.3 L/100km / 44.4 MPG (highway)7.0 L/100km / 33.6 MPG (combined) | 9.3 L/100km / 25.3 MPG (urban) | 5.6 L/100km / 42.0 MPG (highway)6.6 L/100km / 35.6 MPG (combined) | 8.9 L/100km / 26.4 MPG (urban) | 5.3 L/100km / 44.4 MPG (highway)6.6 L/100km / 35.6 MPG (combined) | 8.9 L/100km / 26.4 MPG (urban) | 5.3 L/100km / 44.4 MPG (highway)8.5 L/100km / 27.7 MPG (combined) | 11.6 L/100km / 20.3 MPG (urban) | 6.8 L/100km / 34.6 MPG (highway)8.5 L/100km / 27.7 MPG (combined) | 11.6 L/100km / 20.3 MPG (urban) | 6.8 L/100km / 34.6 MPG (highway)7.9 L/100km / 29.8 MPG (combined) | 10.9 L/100km / 21.6 MPG (urban) | 6.8 L/100km / 34.6 MPG (highway)7.9 L/100km / 29.8 MPG (combined) | 10.9 L/100km / 21.6 MPG (urban) | 6.2 L/100km / 37.9 MPG (highway)2.5 L/100km / 94.1 MPG (combined)11.6 L/100km / 20.3 MPG (combined) | 16.8 L/100km / 14.0 MPG (urban) | 8.7 L/100km / 27.0 MPG (highway)
Top Speed250.0 km/h / 155.3 mph
Towing Capacity750 kg / 1653 lbs (w/o brakes) | 2100 kg / 4630 lbs (w/ brakes @ 12% gradient)750 kg / 1653 lbs (w/o brakes) | 2100 kg / 4630 lbs (w/ brakes @ 12% gradient)750 kg / 1653 lbs (w/o brakes) | 2100 kg / 4630 lbs (w/ brakes @ 12% gradient)750 kg / 1653 lbs (w/o brakes) | 2100 kg / 4630 lbs (w/ brakes @ 12% gradient)750 kg / 1653 lbs (w/o brakes) | 2100 kg / 4630 lbs (w/ brakes @ 12% gradient)750 kg / 1653 lbs (w/o brakes) | 2100 kg / 4630 lbs (w/ brakes @ 12% gradient)750 kg / 1653 lbs (w/o brakes) | 2100 kg / 4630 lbs (w/ brakes @ 12% gradient)750 kg / 1653 lbs (w/o brakes) | 2130 kg / 4696 lbs (w/ brakes @ 12% gradient)750 kg / 1653 lbs (w/o brakes) | 2100 kg / 4630 lbs (w/ brakes @ 12% gradient)750 kg / 1653 lbs (w/o brakes) | 2100 kg / 4630 lbs (w/ brakes @ 12% gradient)750 kg / 1653 lbs (w/o brakes) | 2100 kg / 4630 lbs (w/ brakes @ 12% gradient)750 kg / 1653 lbs (w/o brakes) | 2100 kg / 4630 lbs (w/ brakes @ 12% gradient)750 kg / 1653 lbs (w/o brakes) | 2100 kg / 4630 lbs (w/ brakes @ 12% gradient)750 kg / 1653 lbs (w/o brakes) | 2100 kg / 4630 lbs (w/ brakes @ 12% gradient)750 kg / 1653 lbs (w/o brakes) | 2100 kg / 4630 lbs (w/ brakes @ 12% gradient)750 kg / 1653 lbs (w/o brakes) | 2100 kg / 4630 lbs (w/ brakes @ 12% gradient)750 kg / 1653 lbs (w/o brakes) | 2100 kg / 4630 lbs (w/ brakes @ 12% gradient)750 kg / 1653 lbs (w/o brakes) | 2100 kg / 4630 lbs (w/ brakes @ 12% gradient)

Powertrain

Drivetrain LayoutFront-engine (longitudinal), All-wheel driveFront-engine (longitudinal), Rear-wheel driveFront-engine (longitudinal), All-wheel driveFront-engine (longitudinal), All-wheel driveFront-engine (longitudinal), Rear-wheel driveFront-engine (longitudinal), Rear-wheel driveFront-engine (longitudinal), All-wheel driveFront-engine (longitudinal), All-wheel driveFront-engine (longitudinal), Rear-wheel driveFront-engine (longitudinal), Rear-wheel driveFront-engine (longitudinal), All-wheel driveFront-engine (longitudinal), All-wheel driveFront-engine (longitudinal), Rear-wheel driveFront-engine (longitudinal), Rear-wheel driveFront-engine (longitudinal), Rear-wheel driveFront-engine (longitudinal), Rear-wheel driveFront-engine (longitudinal), All-wheel driveFront-engine (longitudinal), All-wheel driveFront-engine (longitudinal), Rear-wheel driveFront-engine (longitudinal), Rear-wheel driveFront-engine (longitudinal), Rear-wheel driveFront-engine (longitudinal), Rear-wheel drive
Emission StandardEuro 6
EngineM 177.980M 279.980OM 656.929OM 656.929OM 656.929OM 656.929OM 656.929OM 656.929OM 656.929OM 656.929M 256.930M 256.930M 256.930M 256.930M 256 E30 DEH LA G (R)M 256 E30 DEH LA G (R)M 176.980M 176.980M 176.980M 176.980M 176 DE 40 ALM 277.980
Engine | Compression Ratio8.6:19.0:115.5:115.5:115.5:115.5:115.5:115.5:115.5:115.5:110.5:110.5:110.5:110.5:110.5:110.5:110.5:110.5:110.5:110.5:19.0:1
Engine | Displacement4.0 L / 243.0 cu-in / 3982.0 cc6.0 L / 364.9 cu-in / 5980.0 cc2.9 L / 178.5 cu-in / 2925.0 cc2.9 L / 178.5 cu-in / 2925.0 cc2.9 L / 178.5 cu-in / 2925.0 cc2.9 L / 178.5 cu-in / 2925.0 cc2.9 L / 178.5 cu-in / 2925.0 cc2.9 L / 178.5 cu-in / 2925.0 cc2.9 L / 178.5 cu-in / 2925.0 cc2.9 L / 178.5 cu-in / 2925.0 cc3.0 L / 182.3 cu-in / 2987.0 cc3.0 L / 182.3 cu-in / 2987.0 cc3.0 L / 182.3 cu-in / 2987.0 cc3.0 L / 182.3 cu-in / 2987.0 cc3.0 L / 182.3 cu-in / 2987.0 cc3.0 L / 182.3 cu-in / 2987.0 cc4.0 L / 243.0 cu-in / 3982.0 cc4.0 L / 243.0 cu-in / 3982.0 cc4.0 L / 243.0 cu-in / 3982.0 cc4.0 L / 243.0 cu-in / 3982.0 cc3.0 L / 182.8 cu-in / 2996.0 cc6.0 L / 364.9 cu-in / 5980.0 cc
Engine | Power612.0 hp / 456.4 kW @ 5500-6000 rpm630.0 hp / 469.8 kW @ 4800-5400 rpm286.0 hp / 213.3 kW @ 3400-4600 rpm286.0 hp / 213.3 kW @ 3400-4600 rpm286.0 hp / 213.3 kW @ 3400-4600 rpm286.0 hp / 213.3 kW @ 3400-4600 rpm340.0 hp / 253.5 kW @ 3600-4400 rpm340.0 hp / 253.5 kW @ 3600-4400 rpm340.0 hp / 253.5 kW @ 3600-4400 rpm340.0 hp / 253.5 kW @ 3600-4400 rpm367.0 hp / 273.7 kW @ 5500-6100 rpm + 22.0 hp / 16.4 kW (electric motor)367.0 hp / 273.7 kW @ 5500-6100 rpm + 22.0 hp / 16.4 kW (electric motor)367.0 hp / 273.7 kW @ 5500-6100 rpm + 22.0 hp / 16.4 kW (electric motor)367.0 hp / 273.7 kW @ 5500-6100 rpm + 22.0 hp / 16.4 kW (electric motor)435.0 hp / 324.4 kW @ 5900-6100 rpm + 22.0 hp / 16.4 kW (electric motor)435.0 hp / 324.4 kW @ 5900-6100 rpm + 22.0 hp / 16.4 kW (electric motor)469.0 hp / 349.7 kW @ 5250-5500 rpm469.0 hp / 349.7 kW @ 5250-5500 rpm469.0 hp / 349.7 kW @ 5250-5500 rpm469.0 hp / 349.7 kW @ 5250-5500 rpm367.0 hp / 273.7 kW + 122.0 hp / 91.0 kW (electric motor)530.0 hp / 395.2 kW @ 4900-5300 rpm
Engine | Specific Output153.7 hp/L / 2.5 hp/cu-in105.4 hp/L / 1.7 hp/cu-in97.8 hp/L / 1.6 hp/cu-in97.8 hp/L / 1.6 hp/cu-in97.8 hp/L / 1.6 hp/cu-in97.8 hp/L / 1.6 hp/cu-in116.2 hp/L / 1.9 hp/cu-in116.2 hp/L / 1.9 hp/cu-in116.2 hp/L / 1.9 hp/cu-in116.2 hp/L / 1.9 hp/cu-in122.9 hp/L / 2.0 hp/cu-in122.9 hp/L / 2.0 hp/cu-in122.9 hp/L / 2.0 hp/cu-in122.9 hp/L / 2.0 hp/cu-in145.6 hp/L / 2.4 hp/cu-in145.6 hp/L / 2.4 hp/cu-in117.8 hp/L / 1.9 hp/cu-in117.8 hp/L / 1.9 hp/cu-in117.8 hp/L / 1.9 hp/cu-in117.8 hp/L / 1.9 hp/cu-in122.5 hp/L / 2.0 hp/cu-in88.6 hp/L / 1.5 hp/cu-in
Engine | Torque900 Nm / 663.8 lb-ft @ 2750-4500 rpm1000 Nm / 737.6 lb-ft @ 2300-4300 rpm600 Nm / 442.5 lb-ft @ 1200-3200 rpm600 Nm / 442.5 lb-ft @ 1200-3200 rpm600 Nm / 442.5 lb-ft @ 1200-3200 rpm600 Nm / 442.5 lb-ft @ 1200-3200 rpm700 Nm / 516.3 lb-ft @ 1200-3200 rpm700 Nm / 516.3 lb-ft @ 1200-3200 rpm700 Nm / 516.3 lb-ft @ 1200-3200 rpm700 Nm / 516.3 lb-ft @ 1200-3200 rpm500 Nm / 368.8 lb-ft @ 1600-4000 rpm500 Nm / 368.8 lb-ft @ 1600-4000 rpm500 Nm / 368.8 lb-ft @ 1600-4000 rpm500 Nm / 368.8 lb-ft @ 1600-4000 rpm520 Nm / 383.5 lb-ft @ 1800-5500 rpm520 Nm / 383.5 lb-ft @ 1800-5500 rpm700 Nm / 516.3 lb-ft @ 2000-4000 rpm700 Nm / 516.3 lb-ft @ 2000-4000 rpm700 Nm / 516.3 lb-ft @ 2000-4000 rpm700 Nm / 516.3 lb-ft @ 2000-4000 rpm500 Nm / 368.8 lb-ft @ 1800-4500 rpm + 440 Nm / 324.5 lb-ft830 Nm / 612.2 lb-ft @ 1900-4000 rpm
Engine | TypeBi-turbocharged direct-injected petrol V8 engineBi-turbocharged multi-port injected petrol V12 engineTurbocharged commonrail diesel inline-6 engineTurbocharged commonrail diesel inline-6 engineTurbocharged commonrail diesel inline-6 engineTurbocharged commonrail diesel inline-6 engineTurbocharged commonrail diesel inline-6 engineTurbocharged commonrail diesel inline-6 engineTurbocharged commonrail diesel inline-6 engineTurbocharged commonrail diesel inline-6 engineTurbocharged direct-injected petrol inline-6 engineTurbocharged direct-injected petrol inline-6 engineTurbocharged direct-injected petrol inline-6 engineTurbocharged direct-injected petrol inline-6 engineTurbocharged direct-injected petrol inline-6 engineTurbocharged direct-injected petrol inline-6 engineTurbocharged direct-injected petrol V8 engineTurbocharged direct-injected petrol V8 engineTurbocharged direct-injected petrol V8 engineTurbocharged direct-injected petrol V8 engineBi-turbocharged direct-injected petrol V6 engine with 4 values per cylinderBi-turbocharged multi-port injected petrol V12 engine
Transmission | Gears9-speed7-speed99999999999999999997
Transmission | TypeAutomatic MCT AMG SPEEDSHIFTAutomatic TCT AMG SPEEDSHIFTAutomatic 9G-TRONICAutomatic 9G-TRONICAutomatic 9G-TRONICAutomatic 9G-TRONICAutomatic 9G-TRONICAutomatic 9G-TRONICAutomatic 9G-TRONICAutomatic 9G-TRONICAutomatic 9G-TRONICAutomatic 9G-TRONICAutomatic 9G-TRONICAutomatic 9G-TRONICAutomatic 9G-TRONICAutomatic 9G-TRONICAutomatic 9G-TRONICAutomatic 9G-TRONICAutomatic 9G-TRONICAutomatic 9G-TRONICAutomatic 9G-TRONICAutomatic 7G-TRONIC

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Reviewers from carmagazine have found the following***:
Mercedes updated the S-class in 2017 to include a few choice upgrades. Along with updated versions of the S350d and mild hybrid S500 petrol, Mercedes also tweaked some of the driving assistance tech. But what about the hot AMG versions? There's two of them to choose from: the frankly ridiculous AMG S63 we're testing here and the absolute definition of overkill, the V12-powered S65. We thought we'd restrain ourselves and have a drive in the commoner's AMG – the S63.
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Pros
  • Powerful V8
  • Comfortable to drive
Cons
  • Lacklustre ride
  • Noisy V8

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  1. ^ Mercedes-AMG S63 L (2018) review: a brute in a sharp suit. [carmagazine]. https://www.carmagazine.co.uk/car-reviews/mercedes-benz/mercedes-amg-s63-l-2018-review/. 2018-04-05. Retrieved 2022-02-20.

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