What the Mercedes-Benz S-Class Concours S Edition is All About

Giancarlo Perlas December 6, 2018

Mercedes-Benz just revealed a new limited edition model that’s exclusive to the S-Class range. The German automaker calls it the “Concours S”.

According to the company, the Concours S stands out from the standard version of the Mercedes-Benz S-Class with these features:

1. Purpose

Car and Driver quoted a company rep saying that the car is here to highlight the “legacy of Mercedes-Benz at the Concours events”.

2. Design

To distance the Concours S from the regular S-Class, Mercedes gave it badges indicating its special designation. It also possesses a shiny Magnetite Black metallic paint, and it is fitted with the 20-inch alloy wheels only found on the AMG S65 and Maybach models of the S-Class series.

The interior of the Concours S is where the real difference lies though. It has seat covers in tan designo semi-aniline leather adorned with unique sport perforations as well as gray stitching and piping. Moreover, it has “Concours S” embroidered on its headrests.

Meanwhile, the leather steering wheel, dashboard, and doors are embellished with piano black lacquer. Even the floor mats have the “Concours S” badges, and these can be swapped with full-leather mats too.

Lastly, each model has a numbered plaque integrated within the front cupholder cover.

3. Power

The Concours S carries the same output as the S560 and S560 4MATIC models. That means 463 hp and 516 lb-ft of torque under its hood.

4. Exclusivity

Only 100 examples of the Concours S will be made for the S-Class in the U.S. The model is expected to be rolled out in early 2019.

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Giancarlo Perlas

Giancarlo Perlas is an economist by profession with a career spanning nearly two decades. His professional journey has seen him assume vital roles in various government and private organizations, particularly in the blockchain and cryptocurrency sectors. Alongside his civic and corporate pursuits is his love for cars, particularly those made by Mercedes-Benz. In 2012, he found himself with like-minded individuals within BenzInsider. From then on, he used the platform as a way to share his passion with the automotive community. Follow his Facebook page at, X (formerly Twitter) @giancarloperlas, and IG @benzinsider. View all posts by Giancarlo Perlas →

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