Used Mercedes-Benz S-Class (2006 - 2013) Review

Review by David Ross on
Last Updated: 03 Jul 2013
5
When it comes to luxury travel, few cars outside of the super rich Rolls Royce and Maybach arena, can match the Mercedes S-Class. The four-door saloon is the epitome of sophistication with unrivalled refinement, an interior that insulates you from the outside world and a beautifully styled cabin that blends classic and modern elements.
Mercedes-Benz S-Class (06-13)
Exceptional refinement, the pinnacle of luxury travel, superb performance, sophisticated cabin
High running costs, expensive to service

New price range:

£54,017 - £147,885

Used price range:

£2,896 - £21,963

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Summary

Parkers Rating:

5 out of 5

When it comes to luxury travel, few cars outside of the super rich Rolls Royce and Maybach arena, can match the Mercedes S-Class. The four-door saloon is the epitome of sophistication with unrivalled refinement, an interior that insulates you from the outside world and a beautifully styled cabin that blends classic and modern elements. All the engines offer strong performance but it's actually the diesel - the entry-level model - that's our pick of the range thanks to a great blend of refinement, economy and strong pulling power.

Rear passengers get the best deal with acres of space and wonderfully cosseting seats while for even more room there's a long wheelbase version available.

Parkers Ratings

Overall

5 out of 5

Performance

5 out of 5

Handling

4 out of 5

Comfort

5 out of 5

Practicality

4 out of 5

Behind the wheel

5 out of 5

Safety

4.5 out of 5

Reliability

4 out of 5

Running costs

2 out of 5

Green credentials

2 out of 5

Buying used

3 out of 5

Selling

4 out of 5

Equipment

4 out of 5

What owners say...

 Lovely quiet ride comfortable seats and car has plenty of acceleration when needed.  

5 out of 5

Rory Cunningham ,   13 Jun 2015    ... read more

 Hugely comfortable with large boot. Massive size for passengers.  

5 out of 5

Alan Peake ,   30 Sep 2014    ... read more

 The ease of power, the size, especially in the rear.  

5 out of 5

Richard Francis ,   20 May 2014    ... read more

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