Petrol Engine: - S 450
Refinement, driving pleasure and responsibility – embodied by the petrol engine with 270 kW (367 hp). Thanks to twin turbocharging and intercooling, the S 450 has huge reserves of power. The engine may give off its typical, unmistakeably sonorous and cultivated sound, but fuel consumption stays unusually low.
Diesel engine - S 350 d (OM656)
The most powerful diesel engine in the history of Mercedes-Benz bundles together state of the art technology components. As a result, the engine sets standards in terms of agility and consumption. More than an additional bonus: the six-cylinder in-line engine boasts an unsurpassed level of refinement. The S-Class 350 d with a L6 engine delivers an output of 210 kW (286 hp) power.
Sleek gear changing , thanks to slick engineering.
Harmony takes up the reins where there's no place for abrupt movements. So it is with the S-Class. Its automatic transmission system changes gear imperceptibly, even when driving dynamically. Disturbing noises and vibrations are, equally, reduced to a minimum. And all with the objective of conveying its passengers in total comfort to their destination.
Working in combination with a step less damping control system, this air suspension system ensures superlative road roar and tyre vibration characteristics and driving dynamics. The damping is adjusted on each wheel to the actual driving situation and can be set to be comfortable or sporty, as desired.