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Parkers overall rating: 3.5 out of 5 3.5

You might expect that deadlocks are a given in a car of this calibre, but Mercedes don't fit them, believing them to be a hindrance to rescuers in the event of an accident. Other than that, safety and security are first class.

Space is in abundance, especially in the limousine. But the boot size may surprise - it's not as big as you might expect of a car of this size. There's good stowage though with decent door pockets and a large cubby under the central armrest - however there's only one cupholder.

Basic equipment

The basic equipment list includes equipment that is standard across all versions of the Mercedes-Benz S-Class (99-05).

  • ABS
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • Climate control
  • Cruise control
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric mirrors
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Front electric windows
  • Full size spare wheel
  • Heated mirrors
  • Lumbar support
  • Metallic Paint
  • PAS
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Remote locking
  • 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
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD
  • CD Multichanger
  • Central locking
  • DVD
  • Electric sunroof
  • Front fog lights
  • Headlight washers
  • Heated seats
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • Leather seat trim
  • Parking sensors
  • Rear electric windows
  • Sat Nav
  • Sports seats
  • Telephone
  • TV

Standard Trim equipment

Standard Trim standard equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Leather seat trim
  • Rear electric windows
Standard Trim optional equipment
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD
  • CD Multichanger
  • Central locking
  • DVD
  • Electric sunroof
  • Front fog lights
  • Headlight washers
  • Heated seats
  • Parking sensors
  • Sat Nav
  • Telephone
  • TV

AMG equipment

AMG standard equipment
  • CD
  • CD Multichanger
  • Electric sunroof
  • Headlight washers
  • Heated seats
  • Leather seat trim
  • Sat Nav
  • Telephone
AMG optional equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • DVD
  • Front fog lights
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • Parking sensors
  • Rear electric windows
  • Sports seats
  • TV

L equipment

L standard equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • Electric sunroof
  • Headlight washers
  • Heated seats
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Parking sensors
  • Rear electric windows
L optional equipment
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD
  • CD Multichanger
  • Central locking
  • DVD
  • Front fog lights
  • Leather seat trim
  • Sat Nav
  • Telephone
  • TV

SE equipment

SE standard equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD
  • CD Multichanger
  • DVD
  • Front fog lights
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Leather seat trim
  • Parking sensors
  • Rear electric windows
  • Sat Nav
SE optional equipment
  • Electric sunroof
  • Headlight washers
  • Heated seats