Mercedes-Benz S-Class

Price $143,000 – $301,500
Fuel consumption 8.2 – 20.5 L/100km
The Car Guide rating 74%(view ratings)
The S-Class is a full-size sedan locked in a fierce battle with the Audi A8 and BMW 7 Series, among others. Following a complete redesign for 2021, it doesn’t benefit from major changes for 2023. The lineup includes three models: 500 4MATIC, 580 4MATIC and Maybach 580 4MATIC. The last one is almost double the price of a base S-Class. Both the 3.0-litre six-cylinder engine and 4.0-litre V8 are turbocharged and backed by mild hybrid technology.

Detailed ratings

The Car Guide rating 74%
Fuel economy 6/10
Reliability 4/10
Safety N/A
Infotainment 8/10
Driving 8/10
Overall 8/10

What's new in 2023

New S 63 E Performance version.


  • Sleek, modern silhouette
  • Safe and stable drive
  • Quiet and comfortable ride
  • Limousine rear seats (S 580)


  • Sensitive to potholes
  • Some very complex commands
  • Limited side and rear visibility (S 580)
  • Uncertain reliability