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2019 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Coupe Complete In-depth Review & Buying Guide


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Rahul Hans Automotive Journalist Updated on: November 14, 2019


The S Class has been the benchmark for full-size luxury Coupe for a very long time, now. It is the wall that other manufacturers aspire to break down. The S Class is a car that does more than transport people from A to B. It is a symbol of power, wealth and fame. The S Class comes with a feeling of distinction that you have finally arrived there in your life.

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Pros

Six-Cylinder engine \\\'s 2013 refinement levels are otherworldly

The cabin experience \\\'s 2013 isolated from the world

User-friendly interior controls

Long list of driver-assist technologies

Cons

The S Class is no longer the tech leader in the segment

Still not as quick as the V8

What's New?

The model carries over from 2018 with no significant changes

A plugin hybrid S-Class Coupe will arrive by mid-2019


Features

vehicle bio

base price

$125950

bodystyle

2dr Coupe

passenger capacity

4

drivetrain

AWD

engine type

displacement

243 cu.in.

horsepower

463 hp @ 5250 rpm

torque

516 lbs.-ft @ 2000 rpm

transmission

9-speed shiftable automatic

chassis

frame type

Unibody

suspension front

Independent front multi-link suspension w/anti-roll bar

suspension rear

Independent rear multi-link suspension w/anti-roll bar

brake rotors (f/r)

64/64.9

dimensions

wheelbase

115.9 in.

length

198.9 in.

width

74.8 in.

height

55.6 in.

curb weight

4784 lbs.

ground clearance

4.6 in.

capacity

cargo volume

10.4 cu ft.

performance

zero to 60 mph

5 sec.

fuel economy

city/combined/highway

17/20/26 mpg

highway range

548.6 mi.

warranty

basic warranty

4 yr. / 50000 mi.

drivetrain warranty

4 yr. / 50000 mi.

powertrain warranty

4 yr. / 50000

corrosion warranty

4 yr. / 50000 mi.

roadside assistance

4 yr. / 50000 mi.


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designo Diamond White Metallic

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Ratings

Features

9.0

Engine And Performance

8.0

Fuel Economy

4.0

Exterior

8.0

Safety

10

7.8

OVERALL RATING

Trims and Configurations

MSRP


 2019 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Coupe S 560

S 560

power
463 hp @ 5250 rpm
fuel
Premium unleaded (required)
mpg
20 combined

$125,950


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
S 560 4MATIC 2dr Coupe AWD (4.0L 8cyl Turbo 9AM) Starting at $125,950 MSRP (17/20/26) 463 hp @ 5250 rpm, 4 L, V-8, premium unleaded (required)
9-speed shiftable automatic all wheel drive 4

Expert Review

7.8

Overall Rating


The 3.0 Liter V6 engine is good for 362 hp. It would be unwise to think that the S 450 is unrivaled. The full-size luxury Coupe segment is privy to some intense competition. The S 450 locks horns with the BMW 740i, Audi A8, and Porsche Panamera Coupe.

2019 Mercedes Benz S Class coupe front view
2019 Mercedes Benz S Class coupe front view
2019 Mercedes Benz S Class coupe rear view
2019 Mercedes Benz S Class coupe rear view

9.0/10
Features

 

8.0/10
Engine and Performance

 

4.0/10
Fuel Economy

 
 

8.0/10
Exterior

 

10/10
Safety

 
 
 

2019 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Coupe Features

9.0/10

The S 450 is only available in a one body type Coupe. This Merc is offered with 3.0 Liter engine that sends power to the rear wheels via a nine-speed transmission. The 4MATIC all-wheel-drive system is optional.

Trim Mercedes-Benz S-Class S 450 Coupe Mercedes-Benz S-Class S 450 4MATIC Coupe
MSRP $91,250 $94,250
Key Features 19 Multispoke Wheels Center Limited Slip Differential
  Rear-Wheel-Drive all-wheel-drive
  Leather Seats Plus all features of S 450 Coupe
  Driver Multi-Adjustable Power Seat  
  Genuine Wood Trim Located on Center Floor Console, Doors and Instrument Panel  
  590 Watts Stereo Output  
  Head-Up Display  
  Pre-Collision Safety System  
  Post-Collision Safety System  

The S 450 is packed to the brim with standard features. These include adaptive LED lighting, power trunk lid, an adaptive suspension, keyless ignition and soft close doors. The interior gets a 12.3 display for the COMMAND infotainment system.

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The Mercedes S 450 4MATIC Coupe is available will all-wheel-drivetrain that puts power to the wheels in a more controlled manner and offers better traction in wet and slippery conditions.

2019 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Coupe Engine and Performance

8.0/10

Engine and Transmission

Back in 2018, the S 450 received a new 3.0 L Biturbo V6 engine that is rated for 362 hp and 369 lb-ft. of torque. The new V6 engine is low by 101 hp and 147 lb-ft. of torque compared when compared to the turbocharged V8 in S 560.

But when you are behind the wheel of an S 450, you wouldnt be disappointed at all. This V6 engine has enough grunt to propel the S 450's real estate, briskly. All that power available on tap, even when you depress the gas pedal it is quick to respond. But unlike the bellowing of a usual gasoline motor, the V6 mill on the S Class displays hush manners. From the cabin, it is really difficult to hear the engine battling out the forces of nature. Such quality is befitting for a luxury Coupe!

Transmission duties are taken by 9G Tronic automatic transmission. The gearbox and the engine exist in a perfect symbiosis. And considering the S Class's mission of providing an unmatched luxury experience within its oasis. The 9-speed automatic prioritizes early gear changes in favor of comfort and efficiency.

Models

Mercedes-Benz S 450 Coupe

BMW 740i Coupe

Audi A8 L

Porsche Panamera

MSRP

$91,250

$83,650

$83,800

$ 86,300

Engine

3.0-Liter V6 Biturbo engine

3.0-liter BMW TwinPower Turbo inline 6-cylinder

Engine

3.0-Liter TFSI 6-Cylinder and Electric motor

3.0L V6 Turbocharged

Transmission

9-speed automatic

8-speed automatic

8-speed automatic

8-speed automatic

Horsepower

362 hp

320 hp

335 hp

330 hp

Torque

369 lb-ft

332 lb-ft

369 lb-ft

331 lb-ft

The entry-level products from manufacturers in this segment see a different versions of the 3.0 L turbocharged V6 engine. So, the power outputs from these engines arent too different on paper. The Beemer pulls off 320 hp from its Twin Power turbo V6 engine, Porsche does a 330 hp, Audi betters it by 5 more hp at 335 hp and the Mercedes beats them all with its 363 hp.

Acceleration

Just a glance at a Mercedes S Class and you know what it stands for! Accomplishing such a feat is very important for a luxury brand. The S 450 wasnt designed to jostle drag strips, or not in any sense it was meant to carve corners through the canyon road.

But dont take S 450 to be a slow-poke, it reaches the 60 mph mark in 5.4 seconds. The S 450 builds up speed without any drama. The quarter-mile marker comes within 13.8 seconds. The S 450 doesnt define quick in this segment but it packs enough to fulfill your daily dose of driving.

Models

Mercedes-Benz S 450 Coupe

BMW 740i Coupe

Audi A8 L

Porsche Panamera

0-60 MPH

5.4 sec

5.4 sec

5.5 sec

4.7 sec

Quarter mile

13.8 sec @ 102 mph

13.4 sec @ 104 mph

13.8 sec @ 101.3 mph

13.3 sec @ 107 mph

Engine

3.0-Liter V6 Biturbo engine

3.0-liter BMW TwinPower Turbo inline 6-cylinder

Engine

3.0-Liter TFSI 6-Cylinder

Engine

3.0L V6 Turbocharged

Emission

(Tons/yr. of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year)

8.1

7.4

8.1

7.3

The competition also sticks close to this sub-5-second mark, except the Porsche Panamera which manages a 4.7-second naught to 60 mph run. When it comes to emissions, test Porsche and BMW farewell than the Audi and Mercedes Benz.

Ride and Handling

It is a distinct feeling with this Coupe. Instead of moving on the road it feels like you are flying just 2-inches above the tarmac. That is the level of sophistication Mercedes has been able to come after decades and billions of dollars invested in the S Class.

At lower speeds, the electromechanical steering breathes life into the front wheels of the car. Even for such a size, the S 450 is such a doll at low-speed maneuvers. Driving in the city is never a challenge due to the light steering. The steering weighs up as higher speeds are achieved. Even the precise on-center feel and straight-line stability inspire confidence in drivers.

The superstructure sits upon Airmatic Suspension for a balanced and comfortable ride. The setup uses electronically controlled springs which are more adaptive to driving conditions. This system also lowers ride height to achieve more efficiency and stability at higher speeds.

Adaptive Damping System is embedded with the Airmatic suspension. This system improves ride handling by selecting one of the available four damping profile. These dampening states can also be selected by driver (via selectable drive modes) Sport has firmer setting and bumps are filtered to the cabin, while comfort focuses on reducing the impact from improper road surfaces.

Braking

The S 450 is equipped with 13.2-inch brake rotors at the front and 11.8-inch brake rotors at the rear. Weighing in at 4630 lbs. the S 450 is the heaviest Coupe amongst this bunch. Due to unavailability of deceleration (60-0 mph) data, we are unable to mention the accurate braking performance of the S 450 Coupe.

Model

Mercedes-Benz S 450 Coupe

BMW 740i Coupe

Audi A8 L

Porsche Panamera

Brake Front (in.)

13.2

17.7

15.0

13.8

Brake Rear (in.)

11.8

14.5

14.0

13.0

Curb Weight (lbs.)

4630

4195

4751

4001

60-0 MPH (ft.)

N/A

112

118

N/A

To provide more control and precision while turning, the S 450 has been fitted with Torque Vectoring Brake system that applies targeted rear wheel braking to compensate for understeer while cornering.

2019 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Coupe Fuel Economy

4.0/10

When compared to the larger V8 engine, the smaller V6 engine does have an advantage in fuel efficiency. It also complies better with the stricter EPA emission regulations. The S 450 offers a combined mpg of 22.

Model

Mercedes-Benz S 450 Coupe

BMW 740i Coupe

Audi A8 L

Porsche Panamera

MPG (city)

19

21

19

21

MPG (highway)

28

29

29

28

MPG (combined)

22

24

22

24

The S 450 is equipped with a standard Eco Start/Stop system which switches off the engine when it detects a prolonged idle state. This system works at stop lights and when the driver lifts the foot off the brake pedal. The engine instantly restarts for a prompt response. This system can be a bit sluggish at times.

The completion manages to pull more frugal numbers. BMW and Porsche offer a combined mpg of 24 while the Audi manages a number identical to the Merc.

2019 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Coupe Interior

Seating and Comfort

The luxury on offer might make a case against many British land yachts. The cabin is a testimony to the billions of dollars that Mercedes has spent on R&D for the S Class. The ride quality is anything like a car. Once you are inside, and you have pulled over the windows. You are isolated from the world.

Comfort and refinement have been pillars for the S Class. Similarly, the S 450 shares the same passion for providing a first class business jet cabin-comfort to the passengers. To take comfort to even superior level, this Merc uses Magic Body Control (optional) system that uses onboard cameras to map the road surface ahead. Then the car adjusts the suspension accordingly to provide a silky-smooth ride.

Model

Mercedes-Benz S 450 Coupe

BMW 740i Coupe

Audi A8 L

Porsche Panamera

Passenger capacity

5

5

5

4

Passenger Volume(ft. cube)

122.5

122.3

121.9

N/A

Front (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (In.)

39.7/59.7/41.4

39.9/59.2/41.4

37.2/59.1/41.4

N/A

Second (Head/Shoulder/Leg)

(In.)

37.4/59.1/34.1

38.9/57.7/44.4

39.1/57.8/42.9

N/A

The seats offer multiple adjustments to provide maximum comfort. These seats are equipped with cooling and heating functions. Heck! Even massage function is embedded within the seats. The S 450 provides an adequate headroom (39.7 inches). The front shoulder room on offer is best in this comparison (59.7 inches).

For those of you, who are likely to be chauffeured in your car. The S 450 has got you covered with a rear seat adjustment that replaces the 3-person bench with two seats. This function also includes a footrest for the right seat. This Merc also comes with a folding tray and heated and cooled cup holders for your drinks.

Infotainment

The primary display is a high-resolution screen which features a fast refresh rate and automatic adjustment to ambient light. This screen provides access to navigation, entertainment and comfort features. The menu can be accessed via an intuitive touchpad controller or the right-hand touch button the steering wheel.

The central 12.3-inch display is complemented by another 12.3-inch screen which is placed in front of the driver. Both the screens are integrated together and provide a seamless viewing experience. The display is customizable and different instrumentation styles can be selected.

The audio department is handled by the duo of Burmester Surround Sound system and FrontBass system. 13 high-quality speakers and 590- watt 9-channel digital amplifier constitute an audio system worthy of the S Class badge. The twin subwoofers from FrontBass are placed under the dashboard in the front frame of the car accumulating to a precise bass across the interior.

Interior Features

  • Heated Rear Seats
  • Refrigerator Box For Rear Cabin
  • Heated Steering Wheel
  • Rear Seat Entertainment System
  • Head-Up Display
  • Interior Air Filtration
  • 13 Total Speakers
  • 590 Watts Stereo Output

Cargo Capacity

The S 450 Coupe offers 16.3 cu-ft. of rear cargo space. The space on offers is comparable to the competition. This Merc is also offered with a standard power-closing trunk lid. The cargo area can easily accommodate your luggage for your daily commutes and occasional weekend trips.

Model

Mercedes-Benz S 450 Coupe

BMW 740i Coupe

Audi A8 L

Porsche Panamera

Cargo Volume (ft.3)

16.3

18.2

14.2

17.4

The completion offers much more rear cargo space with BMW topping the list with its 18.2 cu-ft. of space. This is followed by the Porsche Panamera with its 17.4 cu-ft. and then by Audi A8 L with its 14.2 cu-ft. of space.

2019 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Coupe Exterior

8.0/10

Dimensions and Weight

Even without the minor tweaks the S 450 was already an accomplished design. The S 450 incorporates a grille that was earlier reserved for the V-12 S class. Though these changes have made the design more assertive, there are subtle components which have been dropped in favor of a newer look.

Model

Mercedes-Benz S 450 Coupe

BMW 740i Coupe

Audi A8 L

Porsche Panamera

Curb weight (lbs.)

4630

4195

4751

4001

Length(in)

206.5

206.6

207.3

198.8

Width(in)

74.8

74.9

76.7

76.3

Height(in)

58.7

58.2

57.9

56.0

Ground clearance (in)

5.0

5.8

4.9

6.4

Wheelbase (in)

124.6

126.4

122.9

116.1

Track width (in) F/R

63/63.2

63.4/64.6

64.7/64.4

65.8/65.0

Dimensionally, the S 450 measures 206.5 inches, 74.8 inches and 58.7 inches at length, width, and height. It surely is a presence that needs a well-prepped garage for its arrival.

When compared, the S 450 is the tallest (74.8 inches) while the Audi A8 L is the longest (207.3) and widest (76.7 inches) Coupe in this comparison. Similarly, the Porsche Panamera is the lightest (4001 lbs.) car in this comparison.

2019 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Coupe Safety

10/10

The S 450 is yet to be rated by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) or the independent Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS).

Safety Features

A host of safety system work together to ensure the wellbeing of the driver and the passengers. The S 450 is equipped with nine airbags, PRE-SAFE Sound, Car-to-X Communication, and Active Brake Assist and more.

  • Dual Front And Dual Rear Side-Mounted Airbags
  • Cornering Lights
  • Stability Control
  • 4-Wheel ABS
  • Brake Drying
  • Adaptive Headlights
  • High Pressure Washers Headlamps
  • Blind Spot And Lane Departure Warnings Accident Avoidance System
  • Pre-Collision Safety System
  • Post-Collision Safety System

2019 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Coupe Competition

2019 BMW 740i Coupe

The 7 series does its duty as the flagship car for BMW. The 740i Coupe is priced at $ 83,650. Surprisingly there is some terrific competition in the luxury Coupe segment. The 740i is powered by a 320 hp turbocharged 3.0-liter inline-six.

The 7 series is a good package but it still cannot match the stellar standards set by the Mercedes S Class. The BMW offers the largest rear cargo (18.2 cu-ft.) space. And the new infotainment system is even more streamlined and easy to use.

2019 Audi A8 L

Starting at $ 83,800 the Audi A8 is offered with a mild hybrid system in 2019. The base Coupe is offered with 3.0-liter turbocharged V6 engine that produces 335 hp. The A8 manages to do a lot without compromising on a particular factor, the A8 manages borderline sporty without losing luxury and it is best equipped car of this lot. The all-wheel-drive setup offers confident handling around corners and provides decent grip in wet and slippery conditions.

2019 Porsche Panamera Coupe

Panamera is a different breed of luxury Coupe. It is more tuned for sport than luxury. Even the base Panamera is generously equipped with standard features. It comes with Porsche Adaptive suspension, front and rear parking sensors and a parking camera.

With a sticker price of $86,300 the Panamera slots just below the Mercedes S 450 Coupe. The Porsche features the lightest curb weight of 4001 lbs. and a very brisk naught to 60 acceleration.

2019 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Coupe Final Verdict

The new S 450 Coupe might be a little low on power when compared to the previous generation. Even after the power deficit, the 362 hp engine takes care of the mission to provide luxury above anything else. This refined power delivery of this engine would never leave you wanting for more power.

With the release of the all-new Audi A8 L the S Class is no longer the tech leader in this segment. The S 450 misses out on rear-wheel steering, active suspension and foot massagers. The new update for the S 450 is not happening anytime soon till then we can assume that the Audi A8L will unrivaled in this tech race.

When you are journeying inside the S 450 Coupe, you have this cocoon of the car that isolates you from the harsh reality of the outside world. This car simply puts the world on mute. You would pass over potholes and road undulations without the slightest interference to your cabin comfort.