A new model is coming, so the old ones need to go.
Any time Mercedes releases a new S-Class, it's a showcase of what is technically possible in a new car. The 2021 Mercedes-Benz S-Class is no exception, boasting new features including an augmented reality head-up display, smart AI voice assistant, fingerprint, face and voice recognition, up to five screens, rear-wheel steering, and new mild-hybrid powertrains. As impressive as the new model sounds, the outgoing 2020 S-Class is still a seriously good car and according to CarsDirect, you can now score an amazing deal on one.
The outlet says Mercedes is offering up to a $10,000 incentive to clear out remaining S-Class inventory. Although consumers may not see the deal advertised, dealer incentive bulletins reveal that the automaker is offering $10,000 in "Retail Cash" to dealerships to help them slash prices.
As a reminder, the outgoing 2020 S450 model with the twin-turbocharged V6 engine carried a starting price of $94,250, so you could theoretically snag one for around $84,000. The deal reportedly extends to all S-Class variants, including the Mercedes-AMG S63. This AMG-tuned model packed 603 horsepower from a 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8 at a cost of $151,600. We still wouldn't call it cheap, but $10,000 off is still a nice discount. Even the $173,000 Maybach model should be eligible.
Mercedes recently announced pricing in the US for the 2021 S-Class. The base S500 4Matic model with a 3.0-liter inline-six producing 429 hp starts at $109,800, which is significantly more than the outgoing S450.
Stepping up to the S580 with a 496-hp V8 brings the price to $116,300, and that's before adding the AMG Line package for over $4,000.
Comparing the base models, the outgoing S-Class could represent around a $26,000 discount over the new model. If having the latest and greatest technology isn't so important, this could be a tremendous deal for someone. Order books are now open for the 2021 S-Class but the remaining stock of the outgoing model will run out soon.