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User Ranking Drivers and owners ranked these cars in 9 categories.

New Car Pricing New listing price comparison and analysis.

2020 Mercedes-Benz S-Class
Maybach S 560 4MATIC Sedan AWD
MSRP
$173,000
Invoice
$162,620
Average Price Paid
$154,108
34 listings nationwide

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2020 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class
SL 450 RWD
MSRP
$91,000
Invoice
$85,540
Average Price Paid
$83,243
269 listings nationwide

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Pricing Analysis Price analysis based on recent sales data applied to current trim without options.

2020 Mercedes-Benz S-Class
Maybach S 560 4MATIC Sedan AWD
Fair Price
$159,788
Good Price
$150,851
Great Price
$145,741
2020 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class
SL 450 RWD
Fair Price
$86,168
Good Price
$81,574
Great Price
$78,947

Used Car Pricing Used listing price comparison and analysis.

2020 Mercedes-Benz S-Class
Maybach S 560 4MATIC Sedan AWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$186,558
4 listings nationwide

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2020 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class
SL 450 RWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$99,726
13 listings nationwide

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Expert Reviews Reviews from CarGurus experts.

2020 Mercedes-Benz S-Class
Maybach S 560 4MATIC Sedan AWD
Michael Perkins Preview:

It seems that Mercedes-Benz's S-Class has yet another trick up its special sleeve, bringing hybrid power to the model for 2020. An all-new plug-in variant of the 560 sedan—the 560e—wil...

2020 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class
SL 450 RWD
Cherise Threewitt Preview:

The Mercedes-Benz SL-Class is a smooth, spacious, and sporty roadster with a long history. The current generation, which dates back to 2013, was refreshed in 2017 and carries over larg...

User Reviews Reviews from CarGurus users who have driven or owned the car.

2020 Mercedes-Benz S-Class
Maybach S 560 4MATIC Sedan AWD
OliHa writes:
Impressive!
Front Seats Ranked 2016 Lexus LS 600h L 600h L AWD better.
"Comfortable!"
Family Car Ranked 2016 Lexus LS 600h L 600h L AWD better.
"Spacious!"
Salam writes:
Exquisite
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Mike writes:
Whats not to like. Beautiful smooth ride.
Looks/Style Ranked 2020 Land Rover Range Rover HSE V6 4WD better.
"I couldnt pick both."
Would Buy Ranked 2020 Land Rover Range Rover HSE V6 4WD better.
"I would buy both but will buy the range rover next"
2020 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class
SL 450 RWD
Guru137QX writes:
Back Seats Ranked 2019 Mercedes-Benz E-Class E 450 Cabriolet RWD better.
" E-Class has 4 seats SL 450 only has 2 seats"
Value Ranked 2019 Mercedes-Benz E-Class E 450 Cabriolet RWD worse.
"Only depends what you are looking for, a family or just 2 people"

Specs

2020 Mercedes-Benz S-Class
Maybach S 560 4MATIC Sedan AWD
2020 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class
SL 450 RWD
Powertrain 9-Speed Automatic 9-Speed Automatic
Drivetrain
AWD
RWD
Fuel Economy, City
16 MPG
20 MPG
Fuel Economy, Highway
25 MPG
28 MPG
Fuel Tank Volume 21.1 gal 19.8 gal
Engine
Fuel Type
Gasoline
Gasoline
Power
463 hp @ 5,250 RPM
362 hp @ 5,000 RPM
Torque
516 lb-ft @ 2,000 RPM
369 lb-ft @ 1,500 RPM
Cylinders
8 cylinders
6 cylinders
Compression Ratio
10.5:1
10.5:1
Displacement
4,000 cc
3,000 cc
Bore x Stroke
3.27 in x 3.62 in
3.46 in x 3.23 in
Safety
ABS Brakes Standard Standard
Driver Airbag Standard Standard
Passenger Airbag Standard Standard
Front Side Airbags Standard --
Rear Side Airbags Standard --
Curtain Airbags Standard Standard
NHTSA Crash Test Results
Comfort and Convenience
Sunroof/Moonroof Standard Standard
Leather Seats Standard Standard
Air Conditioning Standard Standard
CD Player Standard Standard
CD Changer Standard Standard
Radio Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard
Driver Power Seats Standard Standard
Passenger Power Seats Standard Standard
Interior
Maximum Seating 5 seats 2 seats
Front Legroom 41.4 in 53.6 in
Back Legroom 40 in --
Payload and Towing
Cargo Volume 17.6 cu ft 8.5 cu ft
Maximum Payload 1,036 lbs --
Exterior
Length 215 in 182.3 in
Width 83.9 in 82.6 in
Height 59 in 51.2 in
Wheelbase 132.5 in 101.8 in

Available Options

2020 Mercedes-Benz S-Class
Maybach S 560 4MATIC Sedan AWD

Exterior Colors

  • Anthracite Blue Metallic
  • Black
  • DESIGNO Cashmere White MAGNO
  • DESIGNO Diamond White Metallic
  • DESIGNO MANUFAKTUR Arabian Grey
  • DESIGNO MANUFAKTUR Cote D'AZUR Dark Blue Metallic
  • DESIGNO MANUFAKTUR Cote D'AZUR Light Blue Metallic
  • DESIGNO MANUFAKTUR Deep Green
  • DESIGNO MANUFAKTUR Graphite Metallic
  • DESIGNO MANUFAKTUR Teide Light Grey
  • Designo Diamond White
  • Designo Manufaktur Midnight Blue
  • Diamond Silver Metallic
  • Dune Silver Metallic
  • Emerald Green Metallic
  • Iridium Silver Metallic
  • Lunar Blue Metallic
  • Magnetite Black Metallic
  • Obsidian Black Metallic
  • Ruby Black Metallic
  • Selenite Grey Metallic

Option Packages

  • Refrigerator in Rear Center Console
  • Designo Black Piano Lacquer Flowing Lines Trim
  • Designo Black Piano Lacquer Trim
  • DESIGNO High-Pile Floor Mats
  • DESIGNO High-Pile Floor Mats W/Maybach Logo
  • DESIGNO Roof Liner In Nappa Leather
  • DESIGNO Silk Beige/Deep Sea Blue Leather Package
  • DESIGNO Silk Beige/Satin Red Pearl Package
  • DESIGNO Silk Beige/Titanium Grey Pearl Package
  • Executive Rear Seat Package Plus
  • Lighting W/Logo Projector
  • Silver Handcrafted Champagne Flutes
  • DESIGNO Magnolia Flowing Lines Trim
  • Armagnac Brown/Black, Exclusive Nappa Leather Upholstery
  • Black W/Copper Stitch, Exclusive Nappa Leather Upholstery
  • Black W/Gold Stitch, Exclusive Nappa Leather Upholstery
  • Black W/Platinum Stitch, Exclusive Nappa Leather Upholstery
  • Savanna Beige/Black, Exclusive Nappa Leather Upholstery
  • Magic Sky Control
  • Wheels: 20" High-Gloss Polished Multispoke
  • Wheels: 20" Maybach Forged
  • Wheels: 20" Maybach Polished Forged
2020 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class
SL 450 RWD

Exterior Colors

  • Black
  • Brilliant Blue Metallic
  • DESIGNO Cardinal Red Metallic
  • DESIGNO Diamond White Metallic
  • DESIGNO Selenite Grey MAGNO
  • Dolomite Brown Metallic
  • Graphite Grey Metallic
  • Iridium Silver Metallic
  • Obsidian Black Metallic
  • Polar White
  • Selenite Grey Metallic

Option Packages

  • Bang & Olufsen BeoSound Premium Sound System
  • Soft Close Doors
  • Silver Seat Belts
  • AMG Carbon Fiber Trim
  • Designo Black Piano Lacquer Trim
  • Designo Champagne White Lacquer Trim
  • Designo Classic Red Leather Package
  • Red Seat Belts
  • Wood/Leather Steering Wheel
  • AMG Sport Steering Wheel In Leather/DINAMICA
  • Active Body Control (ABC)
  • DESIGNO Deep White/Black Leather Package
  • DESIGNO Light Brown/Black Leather Package
  • DESIGNO Platinum White/Black Leather Package
  • DESIGNO Sand/Black Leather Package
  • DESIGNO Sienna Brown/Black Leather Package
  • DESIGNO Titanium Grey Pearl/Black Leather Package
  • DESIGNO Tuscany Beige Pearl/Black Leather Package
  • Driver Assistance Package
  • Premium Package
  • Designo Bamboo Trim
  • Bengal Red/Black, Exclusive Nappa Leather Upholstery
  • Black Perforated Nappa Leather Upholstery
  • Black, Exclusive Nappa Leather Upholstery
  • Black, Nappa Leather Upholstery
  • Ginger Beige/Espresso, Exclusive Nappa Leather Upholstery
  • Porcelain/Black, Exclusive Nappa Leather Upholstery
  • Porcelain/Black, Perforated Nappa Leather Upholstery
  • Saddle Brown/Black, Exclusive Nappa Leather Upholstery
  • Bengal Red/Black, Perforated Nappa Leather Upholstery
  • Ginger Beige/Espresso, Perforated Nappa Leather Upholstery
  • Porcelain/Black, Perforated Nappa Leather Upholstery
  • Saddle Brown/Black, Perforated Nappa Leather Upholstery
  • Magic Sky Control
  • Wheels: 19" AMG Multi-Spoke Alloy

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