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Mercedes-Benz S-Class (13 on) - rated 4.8 out of 5

At a glance

Read the latest Mercedes-Benz S-Class review
Lease from new From £1,038 per month
Used price £995 - £159,518
Fuel economy 16 - 61 mpg
Road tax cost £0 - £570
Insurance group 40 - 50

The Mercedes-Benz S-Class is the flagship saloon model in the German company’s line-up. The model often showcases new technology that enhances safety, driving and the infotainment systems.

The first S-Class saloon was launched in 1972 and featured four doors, disc brakes and several safety features that were a first in terms of being fitted to a production vehicle. These included such things as a padded steering wheel, padded door trim and rain water management system to improve visibility during downpours. 

It was this focus on safety, refined driving and luxuriously appointed interiors that made the Mercedes-Benz S-Class a firm favourite with chauffeur companies. It was ideal for transporting VIPs around in the back and the company also provided long wheelbase and armoured versions for select clients.