Australian specs and pricing have been confirmed for the 2021 Mercedes-Benz S-Class ahead of its arrival later this year.
At launch, the S-Class will be offered in S450 and long-wheelbase S450L guise with prices starting from $264,900 plus on-road costs.
Both variants are powered by a 270kW/500Nm 3.0-litre inline-six petrol engine augmented by EQ Boost 48V mild-hybrid tech which can add 16kW and 250Nm when under load.
A nine-speed automatic transmission sends power to the brand’s 4Matic all-wheel drive system. According to Mercedes, the S450 can sprint from 0-100km/h in 5.1 seconds.  
Buyers opting for the S450L will enjoy more rear leg room thanks to a 110mm extended wheelbase.
As is the norm, the S-Class will debut plenty of new tech starting with an updated MBUX infotainment system. The central touchscreen is now a 12.3-inch vertically-oriented OLED unit. The system houses the car’s menus, climate controls and media functions.
Scroll below for each variant’s equipment highlights.
The new S-Class will be available to order in March with deliveries set to commence in the second quarter of this year.
2021 Mercedes-Benz S-Class pricing (excludes on-road costs):
S450 4Matic - $240,700
S450L 4Matic - $264,900
2021 Mercedes-Benz S450 4Matic equipment highlights:
12.3-inch 3D digital instrument cluster
12.8-inch OLED infotainment touchscreen
Head-up display with augmented reality
Satellite navigation
Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
Wireless phone charging
Sliding panoramic glass sunroof
Insulated glass for front side windows, rear privacy glass
Heated, folding exterior mirrors
Burmester 15-speaker 3D surround sound system
Driving Assistance Package (adaptive cruise control with route-based speed assist, active stop/go assist, active lane-change assist)
Ambient lighting, with exterior light projection
Heated and cooled, powered front seats
Powered steering column
Keyless entry and start with flush-fitting door handles
Parking assist
Surround-view camera
Soft-close doors
Multibeam LED headlights
Air suspension
S450L 4Matic adds
Extended wheelbase
Electrically adjustable rear seats with memory
Automatic rear climate control
Rear forward-facing airbags
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