Parkers overall rating: 3.7 out of 5 3.7
  • Driving assistance pack is optional on S500
  • Adds lots of useful kit to keep you safe
  • Base car boasts decent kit levels though 

The S63 and S65 fare slightly better than the S500 here, gaining a pack of safety and driving assistance kit, which is optional on the S500 and well worth a look.

You get:

  • Blind spot assist
  • Active lane keeping assist
  • Adaptive cruise control with lane keeping assistance
  • Pre-Safe and Pre-Safe Plus – autonomous emergency braking plus pre-crash safety measures (belt tensioning, window closure etc)

All cars get a reversing camera though, plus Attention Assist, which keeps an eye on your fatigue levels. Antonymous emergency braking comes with all three cars too, plus a system to help reduce understeer in a corner.

  • Lots of room for front passengers
  • Not so spacious in the back
  • Less bootspace that hardtop models

There’s plenty of space up front, but not so much in the back. Treated as a two seater, you’ll find plenty of room to stretch out but those in the back do a little worse.

That folding roof eats into bootspace to the tune of 50 litres, so you get 350 litres of space, enough to fit a decent load of shopping or a bag of golf clubs into.

More to the point, you’ll get enough luggage in there for a long weekend in the south of France, which is all that matters, really.

Basic equipment

The basic equipment list includes equipment that is standard across all versions of the Mercedes-Benz S-Class Cabriolet (16-21).

  • ABS
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric mirrors
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Front electric windows
  • Front fog lights
  • Headlight washers
  • Heated mirrors
  • Heated seats
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • Leather seat trim
  • Lumbar support
  • Metallic Paint
  • Parking sensors
  • PAS
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Rear electric windows
  • Remote locking
  • Sat Nav
  • Service indicator
  • Side airbags
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment
  • Traction control

Equipment by trim level

To view equipment options for a specific trim level, please select from the following list:

Equipment included on some trim levels
  • Cruise control
  • DVD
  • Sports seats

AMG equipment

AMG standard equipment
  • Sports seats
AMG optional equipment
  • DVD

AMG Line equipment

AMG Line standard equipment
  • Cruise control
  • DVD
AMG Line optional equipment
None available

Grand Edition equipment

Grand Edition standard equipment
  • Cruise control
Grand Edition optional equipment
  • DVD