How powerful is the new 2018 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Sedan?
After receiving a mid-cycle refresh, the Mercedes-Benz S-Class Sedan has returned for 2018 thoroughly updated across the model lineup. Every model version has received a number of enhancements, including new bumper, trim, and wheel designs and several new engine options. How powerful is the new 2018 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Sedan? Continue reading to find out!
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S 450 and S 560 Sedan
The two S-Class Sedan configurations have received new names and new engines for 2018—the S 450 and S 560 boast enhanced V6 and V8 engines. A replacement for the six-cylinder 550e plug-in hybrid model, the S 450 Sedan sports a twin-turbocharged 3.0L V6 engine that produces a thrilling 362 horsepower. A replacement for the 4.7L V8 S 550 model, the S 560 Sedan sports a smaller, twin-turbocharged 4.0L V8 engine. The new V8 engine generates an exhilarating 463 horsepower and 516 lb-ft of torque. Both engines are mated to a nine-speed automatic transmission.
AMG S 63 Sedan and Mercedes-Maybach
The AMG S 63 Sedan keeps its name, but still receives an upgrade under the hood. The AMG S 63 Sedan replaces its old twin-turbo 5.5L V8 for a higher-output version of the twin-turbo 4.0L V8. The new engine increases horsepower from 577 to 603, and delivers the same torque output of 664 lb-ft. The seven-speed automatic transmission is also replaced with a new nine-speed unit.
Finally, the top-of-the-line S-Class model that has a designation of its own, the Mercedes-Maybach, also receives a new model name and engine upgrade. The Mercedes-Maybach S 560 Sedan is now equipped with the same 4.0L V8 engine as the non-Maybach S 560.