Mercedes S-Class S400d L 4Matic AMG Line Premium Exec 4dr 9G-Tronic Review

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RRP £103,055What Car? Target Price£100,018
Fuel type:
diesel
Gearbox:
semi-auto
Doors:
4 doors

The Mercedes S-Class is packed to the rafters with technology, and is also a very comfortable and exceedingly well-appointed luxury saloon. The Audi A8 is more refined, particularly if you're looking for a diesel, but we’d opt for the S580e anyhow. It’s one of the most impressive plug-in hybrids on sale, combining many of the best points of the standard S-Class with a substantial real-world electric range and low company car tax. On top of all of that, the S-Class’s interior simply can’t be beaten for sheer wow factor.

Entry-level AMG Line gets plenty of kit including 19in alloy wheels, air suspension, keyless entry and start, metallic paint, adaptive LED headlights, front and rear parking sensors, a reversing camera, soft-close doors and a powered boot lid. Step inside and you’ll find nappa leather covering the heated front and rear seats, with full electric adjustment, including lumbar support, up front. Then there's the four-zone climate control, the nine-speaker stereo, the 12.3in digital driver’s display, the 12.8in infotainment system with wireless smartphone charging and the 64-colour ambient LED lighting. We'd go for the next model up, though, which is AMG Line Premium. It adds the option of the long wheelbase, plus electrically operated and cooled rear seats, a panoramic sunroof, a 360-deg parking camera and a 710-watt/ 15-speaker Burmester sound system.

This is the most powerful diesel available in the S-Class, with 326bhp and a 0-62mph time of just 5.4sec. It’s not quite as economical as the less potent S350d but still delivers just under 40mpg (officially) and it comes with 4Matic four-wheel drive for added traction.


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Key information

Doors4
Seats5
0-62 MPH5.4 seconds
Fuel TypeDiesel
GearboxSEMI-AUTO
MPGOfficial overall fuel economy figure

40.4

Boot CapacityHow much space is there?

540

litres

EmissionsOfficial emissions rating

184

g/km