DubiCars Exotic Car Of The Week – Mercedes-Benz S-Class S580 Review: The Opulent Performance Saloon

Most likely you would have started reading this article as soon as you read the headline. That is the popularity S-Class has over all other cars sold in the world. It is not only the world’s best-selling premium luxury full-size sedan in the world, but it is also the most innovative car in the world.

Most of the latest technology in terms of mechanical, entertainment, safety, tyres, wheels etc. etc. etc. have been improved first on the S-Class and made it to other cars. The luxury sedan is more like a template for all other cars produced in the world is what most of the auto world believes. This gives us enough reason to pick the S-Class S580 as the DubiCars Exotic Car Of The Week in this edition. Our review model was an S-Class S580 kitted with a ton of options including the MANUFAKTUR Edition Package. This Mercedes-Benz S-Class S580 is listed for sale in Dubai by Stoub Biz Motors.

History

The Mercedes-Benz S-Class’ history spans over seven generations starting from the year 1954 with the W180 model. In 1972, Mercedes-Benz officially introduced the term “S-Class” with the launch of the W116 series. The W126 series, launched in 1979, featured groundbreaking safety technology, including the first airbags and traction control systems in a production car. The W223 series, introduced in the 2020s, continues the S-Class legacy with state-of-the-art technology, including a large touchscreen interface, advanced driver assistance systems, and hybrid powertrains.

Exterior Styling & Features

The S-Class has to be a lot of things wrapped in one: a luxury sedan, a sports sedan, a business class sedan and finally a sedan that looks timeless regardless of when it is produced. That is the reason, the older S-Class still looks period-correct even today and continues to turn heads.

The exterior design of the S-Class might look simple and clean. But that is done for a reason and now you know why. However, this particular S-Class S580 we reviewed certainly had an aggressive touch because of all the optional upgrades it has including MANUFAKTUR Night Black Magno Matte exterior colour and 20-inch AMG alloy wheels. Other features include:

  • Laser Headlamps
  • LED Taillamps
  • Dual Exhausts 
  • Chrome Grille
  • Chrome Window Line

Interiors, Features & Technology

The S-Class has a different meaning when it comes to interiors and comfort as it is known for its luxury appeal. This S-Class is decked in optional MANUFAKTUR Yacht Blue/Black Nappa Leather. Some of the other interior features include:

  • Black DINAMICA Roof Liner
  • Anthracite Open-Pore Poplar Wood
  • Quilted-Leather Seats, Dashboard & Doors
  • Dual-Tone Leather Wheel
  • MANUFAKTUR Badge on Center Console
  • Aluminium Inserts
  • Ambient Lighting
  • Plush Headrests
  • Panoramic Sunroof

All the above features make the S-Class’ interior, one of the best cabins in the automotive world. The saloon’s cabin is often compared to a business-class jet to cocoon the passengers in comfort and premium luxury.

In terms of technology, the S-Class interiors also offer the best in the industry with the help of three screens: a 12.3-inch highly customizable instrument cluster, a 12.8-inch infotainment display and a 7-inch tablet for the rear passengers to control various features of the S-Class. Other features:

  • Powered Front & Rear Seats With Heat, Cool & Massaging Functions
  • Four-Zone Climate Control
  • Head-Up Display
  • Optional Rear Screens

If you are a person who enjoys being chauffeur-driven, then the rear seats of the S-Class are one of the best in the business.

Engine & Performance

Under the long muscular bonnet lies a 4-litre V8 twin-turbo V8 engine accompanied by a 48-volt mild-hybrid EQ boost system. The engine is paired with a 9-speed automatic gearbox that sends power to all four wheels via the brand’s 4Matic AWD system.

Max Power496hp
Peak Torque700Nm
Electric Motor15KW
0 to 100km/h4.4 seconds
Top Speed250km/h

The luxury saloon rides on adaptive air suspension. A set of radar sensors and cameras reads the terrain ahead and pre-sets the suspension to handle the bumps and ruts giving the occupants a comfortable ride. The sedan also comes with rear-axle steering for making tight turns. The oomph is enough under the bonnet to make you get behind the wheel if you are not the one to be chauffered around.

Safety

Finally coming to the safety aspect of the S-Class, the saloon comes with a whole host of active and passive safety features. This includes the amazing suite of advanced driver assistance that helps you ease the pressure of driving by maintaining the lane, speed and brake on its own. The Level 2 ADAS, 360-degree camera and sensors also help in crash prevention. Other features include: 

  • Active Stop-and-Go Assist
  • Mercedes-Benz Pre-Safe
  • 9 airbags
  • ISOFIX Child Seat Anchors

The S-Class is the best premium luxury saloon on sale in the world. The car has a huge following in the UAE market as well. However, the S-Class we reviewed adds a unique touch with all the options to make it stand apart from the outside and make you feel special on the inside. This Mercedes-Benz S-Class S580 is listed for sale in Dubai by Stoub Biz Motors.

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