Mercedes-Benz S-Class

Mercedes-Benz S-Class Parkers 2015-07-07

The Mercedes-Benz S-Class is the flagship saloon model in the German company’s line-up. The model often showcases new technology that enhances safety, driving and the infotainment systems.

  • Mercedes-Benz S-Class Coupe (14 on)
  • Mercedes-Benz S-Class (13 on)
  • Mercedes-Benz S-Class AMG (13-19)
  • Mercedes-Benz S-Class (06-13)
  • Mercedes-Benz S-Class (99-05)
  • Mercedes-Benz S-Class (91-99)

The Mercedes-Benz S-Class is the flagship saloon model in the German company’s line-up. The model often showcases new technology that enhances safety, driving and the infotainment systems.

The first S-Class saloon was launched in 1972 and featured four doors, disc brakes and several safety features that were a first in terms of being fitted to a production vehicle. These included such things as a padded steering wheel, padded door trim and rain water management system to improve visibility during downpours. 

It was this focus on safety, refined driving and luxuriously appointed interiors that made the Mercedes-Benz S-Class a firm favourite with chauffeur companies. It was ideal for transporting VIPs around in the back and the company also provided long wheelbase and armoured versions for select clients.

Mercedes-Benz S-Class Quick Links

Most Popular New Model Reviews

Mercedes-Benz S-Class Coupe 2014 on

3.8 out of 5
Mercedes-Benz S-Class Coupe 2014 on

New price range:
£113,215

Used price range:
£24,194 - £111,361

  • Sumptuous cabin
  • Lots of tech
  • Great engines
  • Interior space
  • Rivals perform better
  • Expensive options
  • We’ve yet to drive AMG versions

Mercedes-Benz S-Class Cabriolet 2016 on

3.7 out of 5
Mercedes-Benz S-Class Cabriolet 2016 on

New price range:
£125,010 - £151,360

Used price range:
£32,341 - £84,024

  • Enormous pace and presence
  • Strong roof-down refinement
  • Beautiful cabin
  • Surprisingly well equipped
  • Restricted engine choice
  • No diesel or hybrid unlike saloon
  • Quite large to thread through town

Mercedes-Benz S-Class Saloon 2013 on

4.8 out of 5
Mercedes-Benz S-Class Saloon 2013 on

New price range:
£76,640 - £183,285

Used price range:
£13,606 - £100,332

  • Indulgent levels of luxury
  • Crammed with technology
  • More efficient than outgoing model
  • Extremely expensive

Mercedes-Benz S-Class Competitors

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Audi A8

Jaguar XJ

Jaguar XJ

Bentley Continental GT

Bentley Continental GT