The range of S-Class engines gets off to a particularly powerful start with the S 350. The 6-cylinder V-engine, featuring four valves per cylinder and continuously variable camshaft adjustment, is among the most powerful in its class. With its 200 kW (272 hp) it demonstrates great accelerating power for quick spurts.
This impressive power does not, however, come at the cost of high consumption figures. Thanks to optimisation of the combustion processes and a consistently lightweight design, consumption averages 10.1–10.3 litres per 100 km (combined).
(S 350: fuel consumption combined: 10.1–10.3 l/100 km, CO2 emissions combined: 242–247 g/km)
The S-Class is driven by two powerful V8 engines. The S 450 develops 250 kW (340 hp) and has a maximum torque of 460 Nm. The S 500 produces 285 kW (388 hp) and a peak torque of 530 Nm. To achieve this, our engineers used sensors to analyse the airflow in the intake and exhaust ducts of the cylinders and improved the shape of the ducts. The result was an optimised air supply, resulting in a considerable boost in performance combined with reduced emissions.
The V8 engine is fitted with four valves per cylinder, ensuring excellent power delivery. Optimum efficiency and thus reduced consumption are attributable to adjustable camshafts and the use of lightweight materials such as magnesium.
These two V8 engines are also available with all-wheel drive in the S 450 4MATIC and S 500 4MATIC.
The S 63 AMG features the most powerful V8 engine. Its output is 386 kW (525 hp) with a peak torque of 630 Nm, which makes this sporty model accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in just 4.6 seconds.
(S 450: fuel consumption combined: 11.2–11.5 l/100 km, CO2 emissions combined: 267–274 g/km; S 500: fuel consumption combined: 11.7–12.0 l/100 km, CO2 emissions combined: 279–286 g/km; S 63 AMG: fuel consumption combined: 14.9 l/100 km, CO2 emissions combined: 355 g/km)
At Mercedes-Benz we are passionate about engine design. To this day our Development department is governed by Gottlieb Daimler’s motto that only the best is good enough. The pièce de resistance, the V12 biturbo engine, has therefore been further refined. Both the S 600 and the S 65 AMG, the top-of-line Mercedes-Benz AMG model, feature sophisticated V12 technology.
With its 830 Nm torque, the V12 is a powerplant with power reserves to spare in every situation. The S 600’s acceleration figures rival that of a sports car, the V12 reaching the 100 km/h mark in just 4.6 seconds. The 60 degree cylinder arrangement ensures balanced power delivery.
The engine’s 380 kW (517 hp) output is a result of the combination of two exhaust gas turbochargers and charge-air cooling. This combination of cutting-edge engine technology ensures optimum response from the twelve-cylinder, a maximum torque at the lowest possible engine speed and lower consumption too.
The AMG 6.0-litre V12 biturbo engine generates 450 kW (612 hp) and develops a maximum torque of 1000 Nm (electronically limited). It lets this AMG athlete accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in 4.4 seconds.
(S 600: fuel consumption combined: 14.3 l/100 km, CO2 emissions combined: 340 g/km; S 65 AMG: fuel consumption combined: 14.8 l/100 km, CO2 emissions combined: 355 g/km)
 The figures are not based on an individual vehicle and do not constitute part of the product offer; they are provided solely for purposes of comparison between different vehicle models