2021 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Performance Preview

November 25th, 2020 by

2021 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Sedan

In the competitive market for full-size luxury sedans, the Mercedes-Benz S-Class has always stood out as a top contender with a level of power and prestige few can match. When you’ve already dominated the class, the only place to go is up, and that’s exactly what the brand set out to do with the upcoming 2021 Mercedes-Benz S-Class. Curious Springfield drivers can learn all about the performance specs that will make the Spring 2021 S-Class release date worth the wait in the preview below, courtesy of Mercedes-Benz of Eugene.

Confirmed S-Class Performance Specs

Mercedes-Benz has yet to release the full details of the 2021 Mercedes-Benz S-Class, but we know there will be at least two trims: the S 500 and the S 580. They’ve also released just enough S-Class performance specs to allow you to start dreaming about cruising through Roseburg in a 2021 Mercedes-Benz S 580. Here is what we know so far:

S 580 Performance

The 2021 Mercedes-Benz S 580 is equipped with a 4.0L V8 biturbo engine with EQ Boost, which generates an extra 21 hp and 184 lb-ft of torque, for a total performance output of:

  • 496 hp
  • 516 lb-ft of torque

S 500 Performance

The 2021 Mercedes-Benz S-Class S 500 gets a 3.0L inline-6 turbo engine, also featuring EQ Boost to help deliver the following S-Class performance specs:

  • 429 hp*
  • 384 lb-ft of torque*

Both the 2021 Mercedes-Benz S 580 and the S 500 are equipped with a standard 9G-TRONIC® 9-speed automatic transmission.

2021 S-Class Performance: 4MATIC® All-Wheel Drive

Whether you live in Eugene or Corvallis, you’re no stranger to slick, rain-soaked streets. The 2021 Mercedes-Benz S-Class boasts standard 4MATIC® All-Wheel Drive, helping you to navigate any road condition with confidence. At the same time, DYNAMIC SELECT® switchable drive modes can adjust to any terrain, ensuring optimal performance and efficiency no matter what the conditions below are like. 

2021 S-Class Performance: Wider Stance, Nimbler Handling

The 2021 Mercedes-Benz S-Class is built longer and wider than its predecessors, making room for a spacious and comfortable interior. Rest assured, the larger build comes with no sacrifice to handling and responsiveness. The new S-Class is as nimble as ever with the availability of all-new rear-axle steering, which lends itself to a tighter turning radius for urban driving in Eugene. 

Your Journey is Safer in the New S-Class

Whether you’re commuting to work or running essential errands, the S-Class looks out for you at every point of the journey with the following advanced driver-assist features:

  • Active Distance Assist DISTRONIC® with Route-Based Speed Adaptation
  • Active Stop-and-Go Assist
  • Active Steering Assist
  • Active Speed Limit Assist
  • Active Brake Assist with cross-traffic function
  • Evasive Steering Assist with Active Emergency Stop Assist and Active Lane Change Assist
  • Active Blind Spot Assist with exit warning
  • Active Lane Keeping Assist
  • Car-to-X Communication
  • PRESAFE® PLUS with PRESAFE® Sound and PRESAFE® Impulse Side

What is the S-Class Release Date?

We don’t have an official S-Class release date yet, but we’re expecting it at Mercedes-Benz of Eugene around the Spring of 2021. Want to be among the first to get behind the wheel of a 2021 Mercedes-Benz S 580 when it arrives in Eugene? Contact us for more information, or apply for financing online to get a jump-start on exploring your purchase options!

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