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Mercedes-Benz S Class

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Mercedes-Benz S-Class saloon (2017 - )

The Mercedes S-Class has become a byword for unparalleled luxury combined with unimpeachable build quality. On the face of it at least, this latest model does nothing to upset that reputation, but we’ve put it to the test to find out whether it really can live up to that famous name.
Our verdict

Is the Mercedes-Benz S Class a good car?

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Mercedes-Benz S Class performance

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Such is the level of space, refinement and luxury in the S-Class, you might well argue that it’s good value, especially given it's cheaper than the Audi A8. It'll retain its value better, too, and what's more, its economy and emissions figures look reasonably good.

The cheapest way into S-Class ownership is the 350d diesel, with average economy of more than 40mpg and CO2 emissions of 160g/km, but that’s not quite as impressive as some versions of the BMW 7 Series.

What’s more, the 7 Series offers a much more accessible plug-in hybrid version lower down the range. Granted, the S-Class’s plug-in, the 560e, is more powerful and only comes as a stretched ‘long-wheelbase’ version, with more space inside, which explains, at least in part, its additional cost.

However, heavy depreciation and much higher maintenance and fuel consumption costs mean this version will cost more than the 7 Series’ plug-in to own. It's worth noting that it'll cost more than the S 350d, too, so you're probably better off sticking with that version instead.
Such is the level of space, refinement and luxury in the S-Class, you might well argue that it’s good value, especially given it's cheaper than the Audi A8. It'll retain its value better, too, and what's more, its economy and emissions figures look reasonably good.

The cheapest way into S-Class ownership is the 350d diesel, with average economy of more than 40mpg and CO2 emissions of 160g/km, but that’s not quite as impressive as some versions of the BMW 7 Series.

What’s more, the 7 Series offers a much more accessible plug-in hybrid version lower down the range. Granted, the S-Class’s plug-in, the 560e, is more powerful and only comes as a stretched ‘long-wheelbase’ version, with more space inside, which explains, at least in part, its additional cost.

However, heavy depreciation and much higher maintenance and fuel consumption costs mean this version will cost more than the 7 Series’ plug-in to own. It's worth noting that it'll cost more than the S 350d, too, so you're probably better off sticking with that version instead.

Mercedes-Benz S Class buying and leasing deals

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Price range

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Most popular trims on Auto Trader

AMG Line
£17,700 to £94,800
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S350L d
£15,395 to £80,995
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BlueTEC
£7,950 to £29,950
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S350L CDI
£10,995 to £28,995
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S350 CDI
£6,699 to £29,950
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S320 CDI
£695 to £10,775
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