Newest model brings power and relaxation

If you are in the market for a car that offers a multi-faceted blend of power, comfort and technology, then look no further than the 2019 Mercedes-Benz S560 4Matic Coupe.

Sitting at about 75 inches wide and about 56 inches tall, and nearly 200 inches total from bumper to bumper, it’s a continuation of what drivers have come to expect from this model over the years.

Fitting four passengers, this coupe has a 4.0-liter, 8-cylinder bi-turbo engine that can go from 0-60 mph in about 4 1/2 seconds. The nine-speed automatic transmission boasts 463 horsepower. The average city mpg is estimated at 17, with highway miles getting drivers about 26 mpg. There is 10.4 cubic feet of cargo space for those who need the space.

Mercedes-Benz says the engine is “more powerful than its predecessor, matches its 516 pound-feet of peak torque, and outperforms it in both responsiveness and responsibility,” adding that “its high-pressure Direct Injection and rapid-multispark ignition can self-tune on the fly with millisecond speed and molecular precision.”

The 4Matic all-wheel drive was created with a goal in mind: Increasing driver confidence and control on any road, during any time of year. It optimizes torque to every wheel via the automaker’s Electronic Stability Program, which helps increase effectiveness during slippery conditions or during tight corner turns. The four-wheel Electronic Traction System will ensure that torque is sent to the wheels with the best grip — possibly even one wheel.

Precision and a whole new level of comfort

The S560 4Matic Coupe offers a dynamic and agile experience, wrote Antuan Goodwin of CNET. He said the model is “still the luxury benchmark” in its class.

“Smooth doesn’t begin to describe the velvety, effortless power delivery of this powertrain — it pulls away from traffic lights with a quiet, confident purr and satisfying linear acceleration,” Goodwin said about the engine’s capabilities. “Even in its softest Comfort drive mode, the S560 feels relaxed, but never lazy. Its throttle is always fairly responsive. Its gearbox is always ready to smoothly downshift, waking the V8’s 516 pound-feet of torque when you need it.

The car possesses unique driver aid technology, able to allow drivers to put the vehicle in cruise control that maintains a solid distance behind the car ahead of you — and it even will adjust its speed limit by way of the forward-looking camera.

Something that can make the experience ubiquitous for any driver of any background is the vehicle’s new Energizing Comfort system. There are six settings themed around drivers’ particular moods, including Freshness, Warmth, Vitality, Joy and Comfort. They are woven into the car’s specs, affecting climate control, audio settings, massage modes, cabin lighting and even how the vehicle smells.

Goodwin said that the Freshness setting, for example, will set the ambient lighting to a cool blue and green motif while a gentle, scented breeze will hit your face. If you’re in a fun mood, perhaps driving home from work on a Friday afternoon, you can throw on the Joy setting that encompasses stimulating massages and groovy music playlists.

“Mercedes-Benz’s Energizing Comfort system is either an innovation in managing driver comfort, or an unnecessary exercise in excess,” Goodwin said. “Either way, it’s one of my favorite S-Class features.”

To test drive the S560 Coupe for yourself, visit Holmes European Motors today.

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