2018 Mercedes-Benz S450 First Drive: Finally, a V-6 That’s Worthy

This 2018 Mercedes finally has a V6 which does a good job. It is going to be a great car. It has enough power to make driving it satisfying and also has the quality people have come to expect from this type of car. It is sure not to disappoint you.

Key Takeaways:

  • Mercedes has kept pace with the industry-wide trend of downsizing and turbocharging engines, this strategy that finally aligns the S-class with six-cylinder versions of the Audi A8 and the 7-series.
  • It’s for drivers who prefer long cruises into the night, with the engine humming below 2000 rpm and the silky air-spring suspension and feathery steering gliding them to their destinations.
  • An S-class is among the most pampering of luxury cars because Mercedes has spent decades and billions of dollars improving it. And now it has a great six-cylinder engine.

“What matters is that the S450’s torque curve is as wide and fat as back bacon, with the full allotment on tap from 1800 to 4500 rpm.”