New Mercedes-Benz S Class Quotes

Performance

Refinement seems to have been a priority for Mercedes when designing the S-Class as well as comfort. The cabin is relaxingly quiet and the air-suspension deals with bumps and potholes with ease. Performance has not been compromised however. The seven-speed automatic gearbox makes light of 0-60mph in 6.9 seconds despite the vehicle weighing in at 1,975kg. The choice of engines available include the 3.0 litre V6 diesel S350 Bluetec, the 4.7 litre V8 petrol S500, the 5.5 litre V8 S63 and a 3.5 litre petrol-electric hybrid badged S400.

Running Costs

The S300 BlueTEC Hybrid model represents the best amongst the S-Class range in terms of fuel economy. The petrol-electric car returns 53.5mpg and CO2 emissions of 115g/km which means road tax is free for the first year and only £30 thereafter. The S3500 BlueTEC is incredibly sprightly and only records CO2 emissions of 146g/km. The S63 has become more efficient of late but still has a relatively low mpg because of its substantial bulk. There is, however, Mercedes’ excellent Service Care pack at £40 per month which represents excellent value. Order a brochure for full details.

Equipment

Standard kit includes 18-inch alloy wheels, electrically adjustable heated leather seats, climate control, a reversing camera, Comand Online, DAB radio and the Intelligent Light system plus even more comes as standard in the generousnly equipped S-Class. Above the entry level SE Line, the AMG Line adds visible tailpipes, black wood for the interior and bruched stainless steel sports pedals. The S-Class also has a long list of technology and personalisation options. These are best taken in by ordering a brochure. Some of the more luxurious highlights include Air Balance package which perfumes the cabin with a choice of scent, Seat Comfort pack with hot-stone imitating inbuilt massage and hot or cooling drinks holder.