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

Category: Luxury car

Section: Version review

Fuel type:
diesel
Gearbox:
semi-auto
Doors:
4 doors
Mercedes S-Class 2021 front
Add to shortlist
  • Mercedes S-Class 2021 front
  • Mercedes S-Class 2021 rear cornering
  • Mercedes S-Class 2021 dashboard
  • Mercedes S-Class 2021 rear seats
  • Mercedes S-Class 2021 infotainment
  • Mercedes S-Class 2021 front right static
  • Mercedes S-Class 2021 right tracking
  • Mercedes S-Class 2021 right tracking
  • Mercedes S-Class 2021 headlight detail
  • Mercedes S-Class 2021 alloy wheel
  • Mercedes S-Class 2021 boot open
  • Mercedes S-Class 2021 front
  • Mercedes S-Class 2021 rear cornering
  • Mercedes S-Class 2021 dashboard
  • Mercedes S-Class 2021 rear seats
  • Mercedes S-Class 2021 infotainment
  • Mercedes S-Class 2021 front right static
  • Mercedes S-Class 2021 right tracking
  • Mercedes S-Class 2021 right tracking
  • Mercedes S-Class 2021 headlight detail
  • Mercedes S-Class 2021 alloy wheel
  • Mercedes S-Class 2021 boot open
RRP £97,970What Car? Target Price£97,012
Review

Not only is the Mercedes-Benz S-Class packed to the rafters with technology, it’s also a comfortable and exceedingly well-appointed luxury saloon. We’d argue that the Audi A8 is comfier still and has a better built interior, although the S-Class beats it hands down for wow factor. We do wish the interior had a few more physical controls, though, and the S500 petrol is a pricey choice.

get the best price

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 and a powered bootlid. Step inside and you’ll find heated front and rear seats with full electric adjustment including lumbar support up front, four-zone climate control, a nine-speaker stereo, a 12.3in digital driver’s display, a 12.8in infotainment system with wireless smartphone charging and ambient LED lighting.

This is the most powerful diesel available in the S-Class with 325bhp and a 0-62mph time of just 5.4sec. It’s not quite as economical as the less potent S350d, but this long-wheelbase-only engine choice still manages nearly 40mpg in official tests despite being four-wheel drive (4Matic in Mercedes-speak) only.


Key information

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

38.2

Boot CapacityHow much space is there?

540

litres

EmissionsOfficial emissions rating

193

g/km

Also consider

Porsche Panamera Sport Turismo

2020 - present

The Porsche Panamera Sport Turismo is a more practical and, ar...

Lexus LS

2019 - present

Well equipped and distinctive but too flawed in key areas to r...

BMW M5

2020 - present

Despite having the power to slay supercars, the BMW M5 is comf...

Audi S8

2020 - present

Crushingly fast yet comfortable and refined. Just do...