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

Category: Luxury car

Section: Our recommendations

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

Our recommendations

Which used Mercedes S-Class saloon should I buy?

Whichever luxury car you're after, the brief is the same: buy the ones with the smallest engines. Every model has decent performance and even the smallest version delivers nine-tenths of what you'd get if you bought the flagship version - but at a knockdown price.

The S320 CDI diesel is our first choice, followed by the smallest petrol, the S280. These were the best sellers, so there should be lots around.