What used Mercedes S-Class Cabriolet sports will I get for my budget?
You’ll need way over £100,000 to buy a new one but between £66,000 and £70,000 will get you into the snug and sporty driver’s seat of an S-Class Cabrio. This will buy a 2016 S500 car with an average mileage for the year and a full service history, bought from an independent or franchised dealer. Between £70,000 and £75,000 should net you a good 2017 car, and one of the newer S560 cars, while think of £80,000 for an S63 AMG model, and upwards of £90,000 for a 2018 Merc.
How much does it cost to run a Mercedes S-Class Cabriolet sports?
It’s not going to be cheap. The official fuel consumption figure for the S560 is 27.7mpg, so it’s unlikely you’ll even match that in everyday use. The S65 version drops that right down to 19.9mpg, with corresponding CO2 emissions of 325g/km.
As far as annual car tax goes, those cars registered before the changes of April 2017 came into force will be charged on CO2 emissions output, so expect bills to be high. Those cars registered after that date will be charged at a flat rate, currently £140 a year, but will also attract a supplementary luxury car tax of £310 a year as they cost in excess of £40,000 new.
Expect insurance to cost, too, as all S-Class Cabriolets sit in the top group, 50. Likewise servicing is best left to a Mercedes main dealer, and this won’t come cheap, although there are a number of plans to let you pay fixed amounts in advance via direct debit.
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