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9 Best 2017 All-Wheel Drive Coupes

7. Mercedes-Benz S550 4Matic Coupe

Base Price: $122,750

The 2017 Mercedes-Benz S550 4Matic Coupe takes us in another direction within the all-wheel drive coupe world. We are now moving to a high-class luxury coupe. This is the sort of vehicle that you might consider taking on that 400-mile business trip instead of flying commercial. Door to door, you will get there faster and more relaxed in the S550 4Matic Coupe. It is the private jet of automobiles.

The S550 4Matic Coupe is a substantial and imposing car that definitely makes a statement. Riding on the same platform as the prestigious Mercedes-Benz S-Class Sedan, the Coupe has plenty of room within its sophisticated shape. Four persons can ride comfortably in its spacious interior. Its 4.7-liter twin-turbo V8 engine feeds 449 horsepower through the 9-speed automatic transmission and 4Matic all-wheel drive system. That’s enough to get this 4,700+ pound car from zero to 60 mph in 4.5 seconds. That’s almost as fast as the Porsche 911!

Standard equipment on the luxurious Mercedes includes heated and ventilated 16-way power seats with memory, a Burmester Surround Sound system, dual 12.3” high-resolution screens, active LED headlights, and even a cabin fragrance system! But wait, there’s more – the sky’s the limit when you start checking off the options!

The real reason you would buy this car is for the luxury, the comfort, the performance – and the image. This is the car that says success in an assured and confident way. No lime green Lamborghinis for you!

About Chuck Giametta

This nationally recognized, award-winning writer brings to Carpreview.com two decades of automotive testing and reporting for newspapers, books, magazines, and the Internet. The former Executive Auto Editor of Consumer Guide, Chuck has covered cars for HowStuffWorks.com, Collectible Automobile magazine, and the Publications International Ltd. automotive book series. This ex-newspaper reporter has also appeared as an automotive expert on network television and radio. He’s a charter member of the Midwest Automotive Media Association, the president of the Rocky Mountain Automotive Media association, and a juror for the annual Active Lifestyle Vehicle of the Year awards. Chuck writes from Colorado Springs, Colo. If you have a question for Chuck, write to him at [email protected]