Mercedes-Benz s Class

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S CLASS SALOON SPECIAL EDITIONS - S350d Grand Edition 4dr 9G-Tronic



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£78,640 

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Here is the luxury saloon by which all others are measured. This improved sixth generation Mercedes S-Class is now even cleverer to use, but its real strengths remain in comfort and refinement. Jonathan Crouch reports.


Make
Derivative
Fuel
Total Price
S CLASS SALOON SPECIAL EDITIONS
S350d Grand Edition 4dr 9G-Tronic
DIESEL
£78,640.00
S CLASS SALOON SPECIAL EDITIONS
S350d L Grand Edition 4dr 9G-Tronic
DIESEL
£81,440.00
S CLASS SALOON SPECIAL EDITIONS
S350d Grand Edition Executive 4dr 9G-Tronic
DIESEL
£83,235.00
S CLASS SALOON SPECIAL EDITIONS
S350d L Grand Edition Executive 4dr 9G-Tronic
DIESEL
£86,035.00
S CLASS SALOON SPECIAL EDITIONS
S400d L Grand Edition 4dr 9G-Tronic
DIESEL
£86,040.00
S CLASS SALOON SPECIAL EDITIONS
S450L Grand Edition 4dr 9G-Tronic
PETROL
£86,200.00
S CLASS SALOON SPECIAL EDITIONS
S500L Grand Edition 4dr 9G-Tronic
PETROL
£90,600.00
S CLASS SALOON SPECIAL EDITIONS
S400d L Grand Edition Executive 4dr 9G-Tronic
DIESEL
£90,635.00
S CLASS SALOON SPECIAL EDITIONS
S450L Grand Edition Executive 4dr 9G-Tronic
PETROL
£90,795.00
S CLASS SALOON SPECIAL EDITIONS
S350d L Grand Ed Rear Lux Lounge 4dr 9G-Tronic
DIESEL
£91,030.00
S CLASS SALOON SPECIAL EDITIONS
S500L Grand Edition Executive 4dr 9G-Tronic
PETROL
£95,195.00
S CLASS SALOON SPECIAL EDITIONS
S400d L Grand Ed Rear Lux Lounge 4dr 9G-Tronic
DIESEL
£95,630.00
S CLASS SALOON SPECIAL EDITIONS
S450L Grand Ed Rear Lux Lounge 4dr 9G-Tronic
PETROL
£95,790.00
S CLASS SALOON SPECIAL EDITIONS
S500L Grand Ed Rear Lux Lounge 4dr 9G-Tronic
PETROL
£100,190.00
S CLASS SALOON SPECIAL EDITIONS
S560e L Grand Edition 4dr 9G-Tronic
X
£101,400.00
S CLASS SALOON SPECIAL EDITIONS
S560e L Grand Edition Executive 4dr 9G-Tronic
X
£105,995.00
S CLASS SALOON SPECIAL EDITIONS
S560e L Grand Ed Rear Lux Lounge 4dr 9G-Tronic
X
£110,990.00
S CLASS AMG SALOON
S63L 4dr MCT
PETROL
£125,725.00
S CLASS AMG COUPE
S63 [612] 2dr MCT
PETROL
£126,800.00
S CLASS AMG SALOON
S63L Executive 4dr MCT
PETROL
£130,320.00
S CLASS AMG CABRIOLET
S63 [612] 2dr MCT
PETROL
£139,895.00
S CLASS SALOON
Maybach S650 4dr Auto
PETROL
£176,315.00

Ten Second Review

Mercedes-Benz reckons that its S-Class saloon is very possibly the best car in the world and this revised version of the W222 model backs that claim up with some hugely impressive technology. It's enough to keep this car very competitive indeed against aspiring rivals.

Background

The S or 'Sonderklasse' has served as the flagship Mercedes saloon for over fifty years in various guises and the improved 'W222' model we're looking at here is the sixth generation since Mercedes started officially using the S-Class tag back in 1972. This car though, has a tougher brief than any of its predecessors. At its entry point, it must satisfy successful mid-level Managers, while at the other end of the line-up, the same car with greater power and opulence must also be good enough to meet the exalted expectations of potential Rolls Royce and Bentley buyers, with Maybach-badged versions of this model. To achieve that, this car will have to be even more ground-breaking than its predecessors - but then the S-Class always has been. This, after all, was the luxury saloon that in 1978 pioneered anti-lock brakes, in 1981 introduced airbags, seatbelt pre-tensioners and traction control and by 1992 was the first car to be built entirely free from harmful CFCs. This time round, even more ingenuity will be required in the face of new generation rivals from Audi and BMW.

ABOUT THE CAR

Take a look at the standard options on this car and the technical specifications
Emissions - ICE
CO2 (g/km)
160
Standard Euro Emissions
EURO 6
Noise Level dB(A)
67
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb
180
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb - Max
188
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb - Min
168
Engine and Drive Train
Cylinders
6
Cylinder Layout
IN-LINE
Number of Valves
24
Camshaft
DOHC
Fuel Delivery
COMMON RAIL
Catalytic Convertor
True
Engine Layout
FRONT TRANSVERSE
Compression Ratio
15.5:1
Transmission
SEMI-AUTO
Gears
9 SPEED
Cylinders - Bore (mm)
82
Cylinders - Stroke (mm)
92.3
CC
2925
Fuel Consumption - ICE
EC Directive 1999/100/EC Applies
True
EC Urban (mpg)
37.2
EC Extra Urban (mpg)
55.4
EC Combined (mpg)
47.1
WLTP - MPG - Low
30.4
WLTP - MPG - Medium
38.2
WLTP - MPG - High
47.1
WLTP - MPG - Extra High
44.1
WLTP - MPG - Comb
40.9
WLTP - MPG - Comb - Min
44.1
WLTP - MPG - Comb - Max
39.2
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Low
9.3
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Medium
7.4
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - High
6
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Extra High
6.4
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb
6.9
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - Min
6.4
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - Max
7.2
General
Generation Mark
6
Coin Series
Grand Edition
Coin Description
d
Standard manufacturers warranty - Years
3
Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage
999999
Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years
3
Man Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years
30
Safety Concerns?
False
Special Edition
True
Special Order
False
Based On ID
81448
Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 07
48E
Service Interval Mileage
15500
Service Interval Frequency - Months
12
Badge Power
286
Badge Engine CC
3.0
Vehicle Homologation Class
M1
AdBlue
True
Performance
Engine Torque - MKG
61.2
Engine Power - KW
210
Engine Power - RPM
3400
Engine Torque - LBS.FT
443
Engine Torque - NM
600
Engine Torque - RPM
1200
Engine Power - BHP
286
Engine Power - PS
True
0 to 60 mph (secs)
False
0 to 62 mph (secs)
6
Top Speed
155
Test Cycles
Emissions Test Cycle
NEDC Correlated
Emissions Test Cycle
Second Act
Tyres
Tyre Size Front
245/40 R20
Tyre Size Rear
275/35 R20
Tyre Size Spare
TYRE REPAIR KIT
Wheel Type
20" ALLOY
Alloys?
True
Space Saver?
False
Wheel Style
10 SPOKE AMG
Vehicle Dimensions
Wheelbase
3035
Width (including mirrors)
2130
Height
1498
Height
1493
Length
5141
Length
5125
Width
1905
Width
1899
Weight and Capacities
Gross Vehicle Weight
2700
Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)
70
Luggage Capacity (Seats Up)
510
No. of Seats
5
Minimum Kerbweight
1925
Minimum Kerbweight
2000
Max. Towing Weight - Braked
2100
Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked
750
Max. Loading Weight
775
Max. Loading Weight
700
Max. Roof Load
100
Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb
11.9
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Driving Experience

This improved S-Class features more than 6000 fresh components and various new engines. The key news is that the 3.0-litre V6 diesel that's been used in volume versions of the S-class since 2005 has at last been replaced. Instead, customers are being offered a completely new 2.9-litre in-line six cylinder diesel motor developing 286bhp in the base S350d. This powerplant uses variable valve lift control for the first time and is mated to a new, even smoother 9-speed 9G-TRONIC auto gearbox. In the S350d, 62mph from rest takes just 6.0s en route to an artificially-limited maximum of 155mph and on the move, the electronically controlled air-sprung suspension delivers ride quality that rivals can't quite match. Its incorporated MAGIC BODY CONTROL' set-up now incorporates a further curve-tilting function that tilts the body by up to 2.65-degrees through the bends so that passengers will hardly notice it as you go through tighter turns. Other engines on offer in the line-up are all petrol-powered. They include a 3.0-litre petrol V6 with 457bhp in the S500 variant that'll be a rare sight on our roads. The top Mercedes-AMG S 63 variant gets an AMG-developed 4.0-litre biturbo V8 petrol powerplant with 612bhp to replace the previous 5.5-litre V8. The top S 65 gets a twelve cylinder 6.0-litre 630bhp unit.

Design and Build

We may be talking about a facelift here, but it's the most extensive model rejuvenation of any that Mercedes has undertaken in its entire history. You wouldn't really know that from a glance at the exterior of this car. Its dimensions are unchanged, so it remains 5,125mm long in its standard form, or 5,255mm in length in its long wheelbase guise. Changes are limited to details things: the prominent chromed front grille has been updated, as have the bumpers and the graphics of the LED headlamps and tail lights. Inside, the cabin materials are of an even higher grade than before, but otherwise, the spacious interior will be familiar to previous buyers of this sixth generation design. That means the front of the cabin continues to be dominated by two 12.3-inch screens and uses touch-sensitive steering wheel controls. New is an 'Energizing Comfort Control' package that links together various comfort systems in the vehicle: you choose a mode ('freshness', 'warmth', 'vitality', 'joy', 'comfort') and the set-up uses a range of various elements - interior climate, music, massaging seat settings, cabin fragrance and so on - to deliver a co-ordinated 10 minute programme aimed at re-vitalising you. On a more practical note, there's a 510-litre boot.
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