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Driving

Price (on the road)

Β£73,335-Β£187,310

Target Price (cash)

Β£62,786-Β£180,985

What Car?'s option recommendations

  • Executive Equipment Line
  • Driving Assistance Plus Package

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Contract Hire Leasing Rates

Β£913.56-Β£1,313.08/month

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Engines

S450L 9G-Tronic
We are yet to try out this variant
S400d L 9G-Tronic
We are yet to try out this variant
S65L Auto
We’ve not experience this new V12 yet, but if the previous S 65 is anything to go buy expect it to offer blistering pace while remaining silky smooth at all times. It is stratospherically expensive to buy and run though.
S63L Auto
This may be a large limo, but with 604bhp available it performs like a sports car in a straight line, with awesome straight-line pace and an accompanying V8 woofle to keep you smiling. Price to buy and run though.
S350d 9G-Tronic
Chances are this will be the engine to pick, but as we’ve not tried this new straight-six diesel yet we can’t say for sure. Looks on paper to have the power and performance to compete with the BMW 730d. Not quite as efficient though.
S650 Auto
We are yet to try out this variant
S500L 9G-Tronic
A thoroughly modern engine that uses cutting-edge 48-volt electrics to power an electric compressor and an electric motor, both of which boost low-end power and response. It works too, giving instant pace off the line, while a regular turbocharger ensures it stays punchy in the mid-range. It’s also smooth to rev out, works well with the standard nine-speed auto β€˜box and is efficient relative to the competition. Offered only in long wheelbase form.

Miles per gallon

Official fuel economy figure

22.2-48.7 mpg

CO2 Emissions

Official emissions rating

153-289 g/km

VED Tax band

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Boot capacity

How much space is there?

470 litres

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