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2021 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Complete In-depth Review & Buying Guide

Updated on: September 11, 2020
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Karan Rawat

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When it comes to the luxury flagship offerings, Mercedes-Benz pretty much holds a preeminent position in this class. Although unlike the previous generations which demanded the S-Class be chauffeur-driven, the 2021 Mercedes S-Class wants you to get behind the wheel at times too mainly because now it comes with two engine options, a 3.0L Inline-6, and a 4.0L Biturbo V8. Both these big guns come with EQ Boost as well. The safety front was a foremost area of concern coming into 2021, and thus Mercedes has given it its undivided attention this time around, especially with it introducing the E-ACTIVE BODY CONTROL and the world's first rear-seat airbags. 

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Opulent and elegant from any way you see fit! From the minimalistic characteristic lines and the huge radiator grille on the exterior to quite possibly the most sumptuous interior setup ever fitted in a car, which includes about 5 screens overall, all powered by the latest MBUX in the 2021 S-Class, Mercedes has gone all-in. Launched digitally worldwide on September 2nd, prices for the S-Class are expected to start from the $96,000 mark.


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Pros

Top-notch interior design and quality

Impressive acceleration

Supremely comfortable ride

Safety systems accounted for

Cons

High base price

Coupe and convertible carried over without changes

Overly worked new infotainment system

What's New?

Updated exterior design

Bigger MBUX infotainment screen

Rear-seat airbags

E-ACTIVE BODY CONTROL

New generation


2021 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Latest Update

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Exterior
Interior

Styles

2021 Mercedes-Benz S-Class in Emerald Green Metallic color 2021 Mercedes-Benz S-Class in Lunar Blue Metallic color 2021 Mercedes-Benz S-Class in Dune Silver Metallic color 2021 Mercedes-Benz S-Class in Ruby Black Metallic color
Emerald Green Metallic

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Ratings

Features

10

Maintenance, Reliability And Warranty

7.0

Engine And Performance

9.0

Fuel Economy

9.0

Interior

10

Exterior

9.0

Safety

10

Competition

8.0

Final Verdict

9.5

9.1

OVERALL RATING

Trims and Configurations

MSRP


2021 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Base

Base

power
362 hp @ 5500 rpm
fuel
Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded
mpg
22 combined

$94,250


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
S 450 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 9A) Starting at $94,250 MSRP (19/22/28) 362 hp @ 5500 rpm, 3L, V-6, Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded
9-speed automatic rear wheel drive 5

2021 Mercedes-Benz S-Class S 450

S 450

power
362 hp @ 5500 rpm
fuel
Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded
mpg
22 combined

$97,250


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
S 450 4MATIC 4dr Sedan AWD (3.0L 6cyl 9A) Starting at $97,250 MSRP (19/22/28) 362 hp @ 5500 rpm, 3L, V-6, Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded
9-speed automatic all wheel drive 5

2021 Mercedes-Benz S-Class S 560

S 560

power
463 hp @ 5250 rpm
fuel
Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded
mpg
22 combined

$104,450 - $107,450


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
S 560 4dr Sedan (4.0L 8cyl 9A) Starting at $104,450 MSRP (19/22/28) 463 hp @ 5250 rpm, 4L, V-8, Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded
9-speed automatic rear wheel drive 5
S 560 4MATIC 4dr Sedan AWD (4.0L 8cyl 9A) Starting at $107,450 MSRP (19/22/28) 463 hp @ 5250 rpm, 4L, V-8, Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded
9-speed automatic all wheel drive 5

2021 Mercedes-Benz S-Class S 560e

S 560e

power
469 hp @ 5500 rpm
fuel
Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded
mpg
22 combined

$109,750


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
S 560e EQ Power 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 9A) Starting at $109,750 MSRP (19/22/28) 469 hp @ 5500 rpm, 3L, V-6, Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded
9-speed automatic front wheel drive 5

Expert Review

9.1

Overall Rating


As one of the more traditional vehicles in the Benz lineup, the 2021 S-Class lacks the somewhat more angular styling of newer Mercedes sedans, but its three-box symmetry, long svelte body structure with minimalistic characteristic lines, and attention to detail are next to none. The exterior is as sophisticated as ever, while the interior taken care of by the latest Mercedes-Benz User Experience(MBUX) is truly billionaire-worthy all for a respectable price-tag of $96,000.

Seems overly ambitious! Yes, but nevertheless, the latest safety tech including the rear-seat airbags and also the potent powertrain options including the 3.0L Inline-6 and the Biturbo V8 demand for such a price-tag. With the 0-60 MPH time under 5 seconds, the 2021 S-Class, if we might dare say, is a mild-sports car engulfed in luxury. Moreover, with a subtle yet curated list of features, it takes the fight to the other flagship offerings such as the BMW 7-Series, Audi A8L, and the Lexus LS 500.


10/10
Features

 

7.0/10
Maintenance, Reliability and Warranty

 
 

9.0/10
Engine and Performance

 

9.0/10
Fuel Economy

 

10/10
Interior

 

9.0/10
Exterior

 

10/10
Safety

 

8.0/10
Competition

 

9.5/10
Final Verdict

 

2021 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Features

10/10

The 2020 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Sedan was offered in a total of four different trims, which have been scraped for two major trim models, the S 500 and the S 580, which pave their way into the 2021 Mercedes-Benz S-Class. The feature-list for both these models has not been released as of yet, but nevertheless we expect both these models to be placed somewhere in the middle of the $96-104,000 range. Therefore, given below is the list of trims and features which were included in the 2020 S-Class.

These include the S 450, S 450 4Matic, S 560, and the S 560 4Matic. A wide range of optional features helps the S-Class fit its uber-luxury limo bill. Finally, the range-topping AMG S 65 is now only available as a sedan. Moreover, the Coupe and Cabriolet versions of the 2021 S-Class will not get a new generation but will be carried-forward the way they are into 2021.

Model

S 450

S 560

MSRP

$94,250

$104,450

Key Features

Keyless Entry/ Ignition

Addition to S 450 trim:

 

High-End Burmester 3D Surround Sound Audio Unit

Nappa Leather Upholstery

 

Apple CarPlay/ Android Auto and Wireless Charging

V8 engine

 

Heated/16-way adjustable front seats

19-inch alloys

 

Active Parking Assist

Interior Air Filtration

 

18-inch Alloy rims

Rear View Camera

The base trim S 500 starts at $96,000, and there's actually no reason to call it a “base trim.” It comes loaded with most of the essential features as well as driver safety aids and packs a powerful 3.0 Liter Inline-6 engine under the hood, obviously with EQ Boost. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are standard along with Merc's latest MBUX infotainment system, and the premium Burmester Surround System handles the acoustic department. 

Next up is the S 580, which would ask you to chuff up close to $104,000. It adds in a 4.0 Liter Biturbo V8 engine to the stack. It further adds an Integrated starter alternate(ISG) to oversee the hybrid functions. Both these models can be had in the RWD setup, with standard rear-axle steering feature. Further standard features include the Driver Assistance Package, including the rear-seat airbags, and also the latest MBUX system.

2021 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Maintenance, Reliability and Warranty

7.0/10

The 2021 S-Class, Mercedes-Benz's flagship, is a showcase of luxury, comfort, and technology. And each generation pushes the envelope even further. The current model continues this tradition. In almost every vital attribute for a luxury car, the S-Class is a benchmark of excellence. The executive-level luxury sedan the Mercedes S-Class offers one of the best warranty services. Being a Merc, surprisingly it has had an excellent reliability quotient over the years and more-importantly decent resale value.

Reliability and Ownership Costs

The Mercedes-Benz S-Class is considerably one of the better reliable vehicles in its class and apparently in the industry as well. As per a J.D Report for reliability, the 2020 S-Class scores "Great" in every criterion, getting an overall rating of 75 out of 100. A glorious score that tells us how reliable the sedan is. It also scored a high 74 and 72 points out of possible 100 for Quality & Reliability and the Resale section respectively. 

The after-sales service of Mercedes is also world-class, as they offer hassle-free repairs and replacements. Thus far, the 2020 S-Class has not been subjected to any recalls. The Mercedes-Benz S-Class costs around $99,282 on an average in the states where it's sales are higher. It is most expensive to own an S-Class in Texas while it's affordable to own one in California. The average annual repair cost is $1,249, which means it is way more expensive than other family saloons. The frequency and severity of repairs are much higher than the average vehicle, which means the 2020 S-Class did require some. Although we believe the 2021 Mercedes S-Class to fare much better on this front.

The Mercedes-Benz S-Class costs around $109,471 in terms of ownership costs for an average period of five years. This cost is calculated by taking into account all the possible out of pocket expenses like fuel, insurance, financing, state fees, maintenance, and repairs over five years. It seems quite a high price, but as you are in the market to buy arguably the best car there is today, shelling out a few dollars on it shouldn't be an issue.

Warranty Coverage

The inevitable happens at times, and you have no fault in it, but more of a bad day it seems. Mercedes has got you covered for that too, as the S-Class offers a generous yet comprehensive slue of warranty packages, but it isn't as extensive as some rivals may offer. It has a limited warranty of 4 years or 50,000 miles, which seems appropriate for the class. For powertrain and roadside assistance, the Merc has similar warranty criteria.

Criteria

Period

Limited warranty

4 years/ 50,000 miles; whichever is earlier

Powertrain warranty

4 years/ 50,000 miles; whichever is earlier

24-hour roadside assistance

4 years/ 50,000 miles; whichever is earlier

Rust Warranty

4 years/ 50,000 miles; whichever is earlier

What the Merc misses out on is an unlimited distance roadside warranty offered by most of its rivals. The Lexus LS 500 in comparison offers an even better 6 years/ 70,000 miles drivetrain warranty.

Miles Per Dollar

This factors in the annual maintenance cost with respect to how many miles the car runs on average in a year. The Mercedes-Benz S-Class is a top-class vehicle, although you won't be saving any bucks while driving it, not that it concerns the major aristocrats that buy this $100,000 palace on wheels. With an average running of 15,000 miles a year and the respective maintenance cost for about $1,249, the definitive ratio turns out to be 12.0. Which means, the Mercedes-Benz S-Class can run for about 12 miles for every dollar you spend on it, which is higher than what the other flagship sedans in its segment cost.

2021 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Buying Advice

We recommend the base S 500 trim itself with the Chauffeur and Executive Package because it's loaded with enough potential so that you don't need to look anywhere else. A serious value-based proportion is what it is. The standard 3.0 L Inline-6 may not be as good as the Biturbo V8, but is nevertheless highly potent and delivers those 429 horses effortlessly. The interior with the latest MBUX is well laid out in the base trim, and there's no shortage of infotainment and safety gizmos. You get the world's first rear-seat airbags and rear-axle steering as standard. Overall, the Mercedes-Benz S 500 correctly marks the entry point by being a complete all-rounder. Yet, if you feel the need for more power, there's a much powerful S 580 available in the lineup.

Is Buying a Used Mercedes-Benz S-Class a good idea?

The Mercedes-Benz S-Class tends to lose it's value quite fast as the years pass by. So, if you're looking for a one or two-year-old S-Class, the chances are that you might get one for much-depreciated value. For five years, the S-Class loses around $67,963 worth off its value, a definite large sum. Also, as the vehicle’s maintenance costs are quite high, well above the $1,000 mark, it directly affects its resale value as well. Hence, a used Mercedes-Benz S-Class can never be a good option. Yet, if you can afford a new one and don't want to fiddle with old crap, it's best to visit your nearest showroom


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2021 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Engine and Performance

9.0/10

Mercedes from the year 2021, has been largely focusing on the electrification of its lineup, The 2021 S-Class also get mildly electrified. Apart from that, the 2021 S-Class has two powertrain options for the two different models. A 3.0L Inline-6 and a 4.0L Biturbo V8 along with an Integrated started generator and a 48-Volt electrical system take care of the power needs. The 3.0L puts out a potent 429 hp and 384 lb-ft of torque, whereas the blistering Biturbo V8 punches out a massive 496 hp and 516 lb-ft of torque. Transmission duties are taken care of by the same 9G-TRONIC shifter that sends the power to the rear wheels. In addition, both these big buffs are also equipped with EQ Boost, which further dispatches 184 lb-ft of torque and 21 horses.

This much available power propels the big Benz from a standstill just effortlessly, while it gradually catches on to highway speeds rather quickly. The engine's muscular note and blazingly fast acceleration are what the one-percenter's lookout out for. Both of these variants come with standard rear-wheel-drive. If you want an AWD, then both the trims are available in 4Matic options also. The ISG as such looks after the hybrid functions acting as a power booster, all the while also achieving better fuel-economy figures. Suspension duties in the 2021 S-Class are further taken care of by the E-ACTIVE BODY CONTROL which delivers a precision level of comfort and agile handling.

Models

2021 Mercedes-Benz S500 4MATIC

2021 BMW 7 Series 740i

2021 Audi A8 L

2021 Lexus LS 500

MSRP

$96,000

$86,800

$86,500

$77,000

Engine

3.0 Liter I6

3.0 Liter turbocharger Inline-6

3.0L turbocharged V6

3.5 Liter twin-turbo V6

Drivetrain

AWD

RWD

AWD

RWD

Transmission

9G-TRONIC Automatic

8-Speed Automatic

8-Speed Automatic

10-Speed Automatic

Power

429 hp @ 5500 RPM

335 hp @ 5500 RPM

335 hp @ 5000 RPM

416 hp @ 6000 RPM

Torque

384 lb-ft @ 1600 RPM

330 lb-ft @ 1500 RPM

369 lb-ft @ 1370 RPM

442 lb-ft @ 1600 RPM

Even the base S-Class outperforms every rival in the powertrain department and gives excellent performance figures. Only the Lexus LS 500 equipped with a slick 10-speed auto shifter seems to deliver rather much more decent figures when compared to the other rivals of the S-Class. Being much more affordably priced, the Lexus also has a low price to power ratio of $185 per hp. Whereas, the flagship 2021 S-Class sedan costs you around $265 per horsepower.

2021 Mercedes-Benz S-Class 0-60 MPH acceleration and Braking Performance

The 2021 Mercedes-Benz S-Class with its base engine should make it to 60 MPH in under 5 seconds, which seems ideal for the base engine. You don't need a V12 when you have the stimulating power of the potent Inline-6 and the blistering V8 coupled with a slick 9-speed shifter. The S-Class, with its blazing acceleration, zooms past other so-called luxury sedans while you are hugged by your seats sipping champagne.

2021 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Sedan Third Quatar View

The ISG which is backed by EQ Boost is responsible for zero turbo lag, and thus which is responsible for better acceleration figures. These astonishing figures remind us that the S-Class is no meager luxury sedan, but a mild sports car in the framework of a saloon.

Models

2021 Mercedes-Benz S500 4MATIC

2021 BMW 7 Series 740i

2021 Audi A8 L

2021 Lexus LS 500

0-60 MPH

TBD

4.6 secs

5.3 secs

4.6 secs

Quarter Mile TBD 13.2 secs N/A 13.7 secs

Top Speed

130 MPH

155 MPH

130 MPH

168 MPH

Engine

3.0 Liter I6

3.0 Liter turbocharger Inline-6

3.0L turbocharged V6

3.5 Liter twin-turbo V6

60-0 MPH

N/A

112 ft.

118 ft.

N/A

Braking is another area where the S-Class should shine, with appropriate pedal travel and feel allowing you to make consistently calm stops every time. The 2021 S-Class should in hindsight outgun every rival in terms of pace. The 2021 LS 500 leaps from 0-60 in an astonishing 4.6 seconds and further takes 13.7 seconds to complete the quarter-mile. The Bimmer also provides similar acceleration figures just like the Lexus LS 500.

2021 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Fuel Economy

9.0/10

The 2020 Mercedes S-Class delivered 19 miles to the gallon in the city, whereas about 28 MPG out on the highway, which is not at all an obnoxious figure for a $100,000 2-ton luxury executive sedan. Now ironically, even while the 2021 S-Class prioritizes luxury and performance with its ISG and EQ Boost, which is valid for a flagship sedan that has set benchmarks in the luxury sedan industry with its all-round performance, the 2021 Merc S-Class fares decently well on the MPG front. We can definitely expect similar if not better figures from the 2021 MY as well. Rivals struggle with similar statistics too. The S-Class, though, incorporates a bigger 21.1-gallon fuel tank, enabling it to cover far longer distances in one go.

Models

2021 Mercedes-Benz S500 4MATIC

2021 BMW 7-Series 740i

2021 Audi A8 L

2021 Lexus LS 500

MPG (City)

N/A

22

17

19

MPG (Highway)

N/A

29

26

30

MPG (Combined)

25 (Expected)

24

21

23

Fuel Capacity

21.1 gallons

20.6 gallons

21.7 gallons

21.7 gallons

While luxury sedans don't seem eco-friendly from any angle, most of them manage to give an acceptable fuel-efficiency. The 2021 BMW 7-Series offers an excellent 24 MPG combined fuel economy and a high 597 miles highway range. The Lexus offers a vast 651 miles highway range with its excellent 30 MPG highway rating.


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2021 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Interior

10/10

When we say benchmark luxury sedans, we mean a yardstick to measure other luxury sedans capability. The 2021 Mercedes-Benz S-Class defines the very definition of an absolute luxury sedan which many of the rivals can't live up to. While the 2020 S-Class had a very opulent and customizable interior, the 2021 version will take it to a whole different level by combining the next-gen MBUX interface and world-class interior aesthetic elements. The dashboard gets a brand new silhouette, with the whole lot of the cabin getting over 5 full-sized screens.

2021 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Sedan Cockpit Area

The S-Class makes it the priority to take care of its occupants. Whether you're an athletic teen or a tired adult, you would find the ingress and egress from the sedan relatively easy and straightforward. The interior dimension space of the 2021 S-Class is well crafted and organized for maximum passenger comfort, and you'd be hard-pressed to complain about lack of space.

2021 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Sedan Rear Seats

With the onset of the new generation, the seats in the 2021 S-Class also offer heating, cooling, and even massaging for the utmost comfort. Around up to 19 motors are deployed in the front seat for maximizing the comfort quotient. The controls are logically structured and easy to reach from the center console. Moreover, Mercedes also deploys ENERGIZING seat kinetics for angular adjustment of the front seats. Ten outright massage programs are also available in the new 2021 S-Class.

Models

2021 Mercedes-Benz S500 4MATIC

2021 BMW 7 Series 740i

2021 Audi A8 L

2021 Lexus LS 500

Seating Capacity

5

5

5

5

Front Row (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (in)

42.0/60/41.0

39.9/59.2/41.4

38.3/59.1/41.5

37.3/58.8/41.0

Rear Row (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (in)

39.0/58.0/44.0

38.9/57.7/44.4

38.5/57.6/44.3

37.3/56.4/38.9

Trunk Capacity 22 cu.ft 18.2 cu.ft 13.0 cu.ft 17.0 cu.ft

The only thing to complain about S-Class's interior is that it is too perfect. The 2021 S-Class seems to have a modest trunk too, which accounts for about 22 cubic feet, segment-best too. The Bimmer sports a massive 18.2 cubic foot trunk, which is more significant than any other rival of the S-Class luxury sedan. Rivals also provide better rear legroom than the S-Class.

What changes are made on the 2021 Mercedes-Benz S-Class’s infotainment front?

The 2021 Mercedes-Benz S-Class can go from a well-equipped executive sedan to an eccentric and outstandingly lavish and fun vehicle in a flash. The base S500 trim of the 2021 MY that starts from $96,000 comes as well equipped as any top-trim of other luxury sedans out there. First and foremost is the Tesla-style 12.8-inch OLED touchscreen display bang in the middle. Along with that comes the ambient lighting option, which has 64 different colors. The audio department is also handled by two sound systems, one a premium Burmester 3DSurround Sound Audio system, which gives crisp & clear audio with rich bass, and the other  Burmester 4DSurround Sound Audio system which further intensifies the sound quality.

2021 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Sedan Infotainment Display

Wireless charging is also available for your charging needs as well. The 2021 S-Class will incorporate all these features and, besides, bring even more upscale gizmos with MBUX  to the stack such as the Augmented Reality Head-Ip Display. It will also make use of artificial intelligence with it's "Hey Mercedes" virtual assistant and advanced voice-commands. All the physical buttons have been scraped to make way for touch and gesture controls. Minimalism is the idea, and the 2021 S-Class has portrayed it wonderfully.

2021 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Sedan interior image
2021 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Sedan interior image
2021 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Sedan interior image
2021 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Sedan interior image
2021 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Sedan interior image
2021 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Sedan interior image

2021 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Exterior

9.0/10

The 2021 Mercedes-Benz S-Class resembles excellent German craftsmanship and sheer elegance in any and all of its three body styles. As for the sedan part, it arguably sets the benchmark for a luxury flagship sedan. It's sleek and sophisticated with minimal characteristic lines flowing throughout, unlike the previous generations. The 2021 S-Class dimension wise is certainly comparatively longer than other rivals. Also, the grand radiator grille upfront with the floating Mercedes " Silver-arrow" symbol plays a crucial role in shaping the flagship's bold exterior. 

2021 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Sedan Front View

Coming to the side, the body lines of the sedan, although minimal swoop down elegantly, masking the overall length of the sedan. The 2021 Mercedes Benz won't get any significant exterior updates apart from the longer and thicker C-pillar that helps in masking its humongous length, yet it'll be more stately and elegant with some minor touches. Moreover, the longer wheelbase and rear balanced overhang are a predominant design architecture this time around.

Models

2021 Mercedes-Benz S500 4MATIC

2021 BMW 7 Series 740i

2021 Audi A8 L

2021 Lexus LS 500

Curb Weight

N/A

4244 lbs

4773 lbs

4740 lbs

Length

208"

207.4"

208.7"

206.1"

Width

76.1"

74.9"

76.6"

74.8"

Height

59.0"

58.2"

58.5"

57.5"

Ground Clearance

N/A

5.3 4.8 5.9

Wheelbase

127.0"

126.4"

123.1"

123.0"

Luxury sedans don't compromise with anything, be it extravagance or dimensions. The S-Class remains the tallest in the competition, and its body lines and curves excellently complement its large dimensions. Whereas the Audi A8 L seems a big brother to all luxury sedans in terms of weight and width.

2021 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Safety

10/10

You'll find almost every standard safety feature out there and then some inside the 2021 S-Class. That's the beauty of the Mercedes S-Class, which reflects how much priority is given to passenger safety. Mercedes believes that it has taken that one step closer to its vision of accident-free driving. The modern safety features are combined with cutting-edge German technology to make one of the safest luxury sedans on the planet. The level of digital innovations in the 2021 S-Class for safety is unparalleled.

From the world's first rear-seat airbags to the E-ACTIVE BODY CONTROL suspension, Mercedes looks to bank in on a safe and sound future for its customers. Moreover, with the PRE-SAFE Impulse Side function, that belief is certainly sure-footed. The Impulse Side function raises the car for about 3-inches to shift the focus of the impact. As far as safety ratings are concerned, the 2020 S-Class receives a full 5 on 5 stars from the NHTSA which further assures us of the 2021 S-Class' safety aspect.

The safety features included in the 2021 Mercedes-Benz S-Class are-

  • Active Distance Assist DISTRONIC
  • Active Steering Assist
  • Traffic Sign Assist
  • Active Lane Keeping Assist
  • Active Lane Changing Assist
  • Active Emergency Stop Assist
  • Active Brake Assist with cross-traffic function
  • Active Blind Spot Assist and exit warning function
  • Evasive Steering

2021 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Competition

8.0/10

2021 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Vs. BMW 7 Series

The BMW 7 Series is a fierce competitor to the S-Class and delivers the same amount of comfort on the inside as the S-Class. Compared to the Merc, the Bimmer is quite roomy from inside and also provides a decent functional cargo space. Also, BMW seems more like a "Driver's Car" with its exceptionally sharper and engaging handling, but then with the 2021 S-Class beats it at its own game too. In comparison, the Merc prioritizes on passenger comfort and offers world-class technology and interior space. At last, it's the choice of the best or the rest. If you want the best, go with the 2021 Mercedes S-Class.

 2020 BMW 7 Series

2021 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Vs. Audi A8 L

The Audi A8 L is a large luxury sedan with subtle yet appealing looks and an impeccable interior design structure. Inside, it's as modern and futuristic as one could get, and the smartly crafted dashboard makes anyone fall in love with it at one glance. Yet, it isn't as comfy and spacious in the rear like the 2021 Mercedes S-Class. The A8 L also feels slightly sluggish at the start while the Merc delivers its 429 horses quite effortlessly. Both have luxurious interiors and uber-cool feature list, but if you want the best there is, go with the 2021 S-Class.

2021 Audi A8 L

2021 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Final Verdict

9.5/10

The next-gen 2021 Mercedes-Benz S-Class is the ultimate pinnacle of luxury sedans that resembles sheer opulence and luxury. The impeccable interior, combined with cutting-edge German technology, clearly distinguishes itself from the crowd. The 2021 S-Class focuses on passenger comfort even more and pays attention to the infotainment front too. 

There are gallons of safety features on offer in the 2021 S-Class to ensure a highly protected ride, which is yet comfortable and relieving in terms of safety. The rivals may be better at one or two things more, but the 2021 S-Class, with its all-around performance, arguably remains the best luxury sedan ever to grace us.


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2020 Mercedes-Benz S-Class 42 Great Deals Out of 2595 $89,990 2595 Listings
2019 Mercedes-Benz S-Class 8 Great Deals Out of 129 $62,800 129 Listings
2018 Mercedes-Benz S-Class 7 Great Deals Out of 129 $47,990 129 Listings
2017 Mercedes-Benz S-Class 26 Great Deals Out of 375 $33,966 375 Listings
2016 Mercedes-Benz S-Class 9 Great Deals Out of 211 $29,799 211 Listings
2015 Mercedes-Benz S-Class 17 Great Deals Out of 272 $24,700 272 Listings
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