4.0L V8 biturbo engine
Advanced performance comes from a higher-output yet more compact 4.0L biturbo V8. With 463 hp, it’s more powerful than its predecessor, matches its 516 lb-ft of peak torque, and outperforms it in both responsiveness and responsibility. Racing-derived technology ranges from its turbocharger layout to its low-friction NANOSLIDE® cylinder walls. And its high-pressure Direct Injection and rapid-multispark ignition can self-tune on the fly with millisecond speed and molecular precision.
With its ideal proportions and distinctive new details, the redesigned 2018 S-Class is at once more majestic and more athletic. From the double chrome bars in its grille and new front apron to its strong rear shoulders, it clearly conveys the power and strength within. Yet its subtleties are just as compelling. Its unusually crisp body creases, impossibly tight tolerances, and intriguing LED illumination make it the embodiment of confident elegance and the advancement of a rich tradition.
While the palatial S-Class cabin is overflowing with advanced technology, timeless and thoughtful attention to detail ensures that it’s never overwhelming. Extensive hand-tailoring of the leather, with an abundance of precisely topstitched upholstery on virtually every surface, teams with a tantalizing array of exotic, handcrafted wood trim options and aluminum accents. The net effect envelops the occupants in a sense of time well spent, both in its craftsmanship and your enjoyment of it.