2019 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Prices: MSRP vs Dealer Invoice vs True Dealer Cost
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The Mercedes S-Class cars have been known for decades as the pinnacle of luxury and prestige. The 2019 Mercedes-Benz S-Class is no exception to this rule as this lineup of German-made machines continues to rate at the very top by automobile aficionados. The full-sized luxury sedans come with powerful engines, and they are available in a variety of body types and trim levels. The interior quality retains its legendary status this year, and the standard features list is unrivaled in the super luxury class market.
One would have to search very thoroughly to find a flaw with the S-Class Mercedes. The only downside to a vehicle like this is the price, but this is not an issue for most people who can afford the very best.
What's New for 2019?
New for the 2019 Mercedes-Benz S-Class is a set of impressive 20-inch multi-spoke wheels and the all-new Exclusive Edition trim package that includes even more luxury features (if that's even possible). The steering wheels have been revamped with a new wood-and-leather design. There is also an AMG Carbon Fiber/DINAMICA Performance steering wheel available as an option. The interior Savanna color scheme in beige and black is also new for 2019.
Performance and Handling
The 2019 Mercedes-Benz S-Class vehicles come with four choices of powertrains. The base trim is powered by a six-cylinder twin-turbo 3.0-liter engine that produces 362 horsepower. The AMG S65 model comes with the most powerful S-Class engine that delivers 621 horsepower out of a 12-cylinder beast. The larger engines propel the large luxury S-Class vehicles with the aggressiveness of a sports car.
The unique automatic transmission of the Mercedes S-Class is a 9-speed 9G-TRONIC system that provides fast takeoff, inaudible shifting and smooth acceleration. You can also perform quicker overtaking maneuvers with the paddle shifters on the steering wheel. The all-wheel-drive system on the Mercedes S-Class adeptly transfers the torque of the engine to the wheels for a nimble and lightweight driving feel that grips the road whether it's wet or dry.
The gas mileage of the 2019 Mercedes-Benz S-Class with the base V6 engine is good for the super luxury class, but it is not what you would consider fuel-efficient. The base models get 19 mpg in the city and 28 mpg when driven on the highway. The larger engines get considerably less mileage per gallon.
The 2019 Mercedes-Benz S-Class rides as if it's on air, and it turns corners as if the tires are on rails. The S-Class comes with the AIRMATIC suspension that adapts to road conditions and levels the car in response to changing weight balance. The S-Class also provides driving modes that are tailored for comfort or aggressiveness.
Interior and Features
The Mercedes team always strives to maintain the reputation of the S-Class as the most comfortable car in the world, and the 2019 Mercedes-Benz S-Class cars have lived up to this ambition. The S-Class will cradle you in comfort like no other car with the possible exception of offerings from Rolls-Royce of Bentley. In terms of style and function, the S-Class is unrivaled even in the super luxury segment.
The S-Class sedans seat five people, and the coupes and convertibles seat four. All the seats in the S-Class are extremely supportive and comfortable. The seating areas are very spacious, and the four-door sedans provide easier access to the rear. The passenger area is very quiet, and every inch of the cabin is covered with materials of superb quality. There is more luxury inside the S-Class than in most people's living rooms.
Standard features of the 2019 Mercedes-Benz S-Class include a wireless charging station, a panoramic sunroof and the COMMAND infotainment system that is controlled via a 12.3-inch screen and a touchpad. The audio system is provided by Burmester, and the sound is delivered through 13 speakers. Other features include satellite radio, smartphone integration, Bluetooth connectivity and there are two USB ports.
Options and Trim Levels
The S-Class comes in four different trim levels, and customers can choose from three available body styles that include the coupe, sedan and cabriolet (convertible).
The base sedan comes with the base V6 engine and rear-wheel drive. The front seats are heated, and a driver drowsiness monitoring system is also included. There are many other safety features included as standard in the base sedan trim package.
The next trim level features the 463-horsepower V8, and the coup comes standard with all-wheel drive. The S 560 cabriolet comes standard with ventilated front seats and a proprietary neck-warming system.
AMG S 63
This trim package comes with a 603-hp engine that is a twin-turbo eight-cylinder powerhouse. Adaptive sport-tuned suspension and high-performance brakes complement the powerful engine.
AMG S 65
This model comes with the top-tier V12 engine that cranks out 621 horsepower. This package includes all the available options such as massaging seats, heated steering wheel and an entertainment system for the rear seating area.
This version of the S-Class lineup comes in S 560 and S 650 options. The Maybach models are longer than the AMG models, but not as expensive. The S 560 comes standard with a 463-hp V8 and all-wheel drive. The S 650 is powered by the V12 engine. The Maybach versions have very spacious rear areas that are suitable for chauffeur-driven luxury.
Formula for Calculating Dealer Cost:
- Example: Base Mercedes-Benz S-Class invoice price + the dealer Invoice price of options + destination - Holdback = Total Dealer Cost.
- What is Holdback? A hidden amount that manufacturers give back to a dealer. It is a percentage of the MSRP or the Invoice price.
Total Dealer Cost - Rebate and Incentive + Taxes / Licensing Fees = True Dealer Cost. (You can get rebates and incentives here.)
Note: All Mercedes-Benz S-Class MSRP, invoice and dealer cost dollar figures above are approximate amounts. Prices are subject to change without notice.
A note about rebates: Most rebates are subtracted from the "on the road" figure. In most cases, you can have the rebate if you are arranging your own financing or you are paying cash. If you decide to use the manufacturer’s low interest financing, you do not usually get the rebate. Ask your dealer for details.