Used Mercedes-Benz S-Class Saloon 1999 - 2006 review

Category: Luxury car

Section: What is it like?

Mercedes-Benz S-Class Saloon (99 - 06)
  • Mercedes-Benz S-Class Saloon (99 - 06)
  • Mercedes-Benz S-Class Saloon (99 - 06)

What's the used Mercedes S-Class saloon like?

When it was launched, critics hailed the Mercedes S-Class as among the very best executive saloons you could buy, regardless of price. It's a big car with a huge cabin, but it's also sleeker and less daunting than the slab-sided previous model. Inside, it's supremely comfortable and all models have generous equipment levels, which most first owners added to from a long list of options.

The big Merc drives neatly for its size and responds well, feeling much smaller than it really is. The standard seven-speed automatic gearbox is superb and wind noise is shut out effectively thanks to the double-glazed side windows.