Bisecting the two seats was a massive facility console total with a set of folding tables and also heated and also cooled down cupholders-- ideal for taking pleasure in supper and also a drink while enjoying a flick on among the cars and truck's twin rear-seat enjoyment displays placed on the front seatbacks. In addition, our test auto's standard Black Poplar timber trim was expanded to other areas of the cabin for $950 as part of the Exclusive Interior Timber Trim bundle. A $5950 Magic Sky Control scenic sunroof that enables both fronts as well as back bikers to change the opacity of the overhead glass panel was additionally fitted
Eventually, though, we removed ourselves from the luxurious boundaries of the S550's rear seat as well as moved behind the large Benz's two-spoke wheel. Like the back seats, the front pails in our Premium Bundle-- equipped examination car could heat, cool, and massage those presumed on their soft pillows. Warmed armrests are featured in the front of the cabin, too.
As in all S-classes, the S550 4MATIC's dash includes two 12.3-inch TFT displays. The display straight in front of the motorist works as a digital instrument cluster as well as is likewise qualified of displaying various other important lorry details, while the second display at the facility of the dashboard is for the multimedia system. It's managed through Mercedes-Benz's COMAND user interface, with a rotating handle on the console that is bordered by switches for straight accessibility to crucial infotainment functions.
The touchpad installed atop the rotating knob serves in theory, however on a number of events we inadvertently rubbed a hand against the black bezel and also triggered unwanted food selection options. Touchpad apart, comand continues to be simple to utilize overall.
What truly separates the S550's driver's seat from its passenger seats, though, is the capability to play master to the twin-turbocharged 4.7-liter V-8's 449-hp orchestra. Backing up that engine is a brand-new nine-speed automatic transmission that replaces in 2017's seven-speed device; it provides shifts that are as smooth as great scotch. Press the accelerator and also the 5025-pound Benz removes like a bottle rocket.
The two-and-a-half-ton, 206.5-inch-long, all-wheel-drive sedan blistered our examination track as it released from absolutely no to 60 miles per hour in 4.4 secs and crossed the century mark after 10.7 secs. Another 2.2 seconds, later on, the Mercede-Benz S-class completed the quarter-mile at 110 miles per hour. These numbers place the S550 4MATIC on pace with the last BMW 750i xDrive we tested, but a 450-hp Audi A8L 4.0 T Sport dusted both rivals at the track, no question assisted by its lower 4672-pound visual weight.
Although those who appreciate dexterous roadway good manners will certainly discover themselves a lot more in the house behind the wheel of the lighter Audi, there's an intrinsic honesty to the S550 4MATIC's comfort-oriented driving features that makes piloting it an utter pleasure. As an example, the electrically assisted rack-and-pinion steering is fingertip light at parking-lot speeds yet effortlessly includes heft and responses as rate boosts. Also, the air suspension permits the Benz to waft over roadway irregularities while adeptly maintaining body roll reasonably away, something that cannot be claimed of the latest 7-series.
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Even the optional Sports plan does not strike the 2019 Mercedes-Benz S550 4MATIC's dedication to traveler convenience, as it's made up of the little bit greater than racier bodywork as well as a collection of 19-inch wheels. Why anyone would check package for this $5900 bundle that adds no noticeable performance advantages is past us, however.