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Used Mercedes-Benz S-Class 2006-2013 review

Category: Luxury car

Section: What is it like?

Used Mercedes-Benz S-Class 06-13
  • Used Mercedes-Benz S-Class 06-13
  • Used Mercedes-Benz S-Class 06-13
  • Used Mercedes-Benz S-Class 06-13
  • Used Mercedes-Benz S-Class 06-13
  • Used Mercedes-Benz S-Class 06-13
  • Used Mercedes-Benz S-Class 06-13
  • Used Mercedes-Benz S-Class 06-13
  • Used Mercedes-Benz S-Class 06-13
  • Used Mercedes-Benz S-Class 06-13
  • Used Mercedes-Benz S-Class 06-13
Used Mercedes-Benz S-Class 2006-2013 review
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What's the used Mercedes S-Class saloon like?

The Mercedes-Benz S-Class is among the world’s most revered luxury cars. In fact it’s only really Rolls-Royce, Bentley and possibly Mercedes' own Maybach that could truly claim to trump it for reputation, but with those all being more than twice as expensive, that’s hardly surprising.

You could argue that what makes the S-Class special is its history. But in reality it’s the fact that Mercedes uses the S-Class as a showcase for its latest technology that makes it stand out.

Air suspension ensures the ride is wonderfully cosseting, but not at the expense of handling. It's no hot hatch, of course, but the S-Class can still be steered precisely along a challenging road and hides its mass well.

For those who do crave more performance there’s always the 612bhp Mercedes-AMG S65 model or its baby brother, the 537bhp S63, both of which can crack 0-60mph in less than 4.5sec.

A facelift in 2010 resulted in the S320 CDI becoming the S350 CDI with improved fuel economy, the introduction of a function on the infotainment system that allows the driver and passenger to see different things on the same screen, and a general increase in the amount of standard equipment.