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Mercedes-Benz S560 Coupe 2018 review: snapshot

The Mercedes-Benz S560 is a classic GT coupe loaded with gear and a sonorous V8 engine to ensure you crush the kays in quiet, elegant comfort.
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The Mercedes-Benz S560 is a classic GT coupe loaded with gear and a sonorous V8 engine to ensure you crush the kays in quiet, elegant comfort.

Powered by Mercedes' 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8, the S560 puts 345kW/700Nm at your disposal, with a nine-speed transmission driving the rear wheels. Suspension duties are handled by Merc's trick 'Magic Body Control' with curve function, which actually leans the car into corners. The S560 Coupe will set you back $314,900.

As you might expect at this level, it's bulging with gear. The interior is trimmed in high-quality leather, the seats heated, ventilated and every-which-way electrically adjustable, the stereo is a 13-speaker Burmester pumping out 590 watts and all of the cabin materials are beautiful.

Mercedes 'Comand' system is along for the ride and displayed on a huge 12.3-inch slab of glass next to the digital dashboard. Featuring Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, it's got something for everyone as well as DAB digital radio and, of course, sat nav. It also controls various functions such as the interior mood lighting.

While the S Coupe doesn't have an ANCAP star rating, you're probably pretty safe with eight airbags, ABS, stability and traction controls, forward and reverse AEB with pedestrian detection, reversing camera, crosswind assist, traffic sign recognition and reverse cross traffic alert.

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S500 4.7L, PULP, 9 SP AUTO $236,000 – 298,430 2018 Mercedes-Benz S-Class 2018 S500 Pricing and Specs
S65 6.0L, PULP, 7 SP AUTO $299,500 – 378,730 2018 Mercedes-Benz S-Class 2018 S65 Pricing and Specs
S560 4.0L, PULP, 9 SP AUTO $170,200 – 215,160 2018 Mercedes-Benz S-Class 2018 S560 Pricing and Specs
S 600 6.0L, PULP, 7 SP AUTO $321,600 – 406,560 2018 Mercedes-Benz S-Class 2018 S 600 Pricing and Specs
Peter Anderson
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