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Parkers overall rating: 5 out of 5 5.0
Mercedes-Benz S-Class (06-13) - rated 5 out of 5
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PROS

Exceptional refinement, the pinnacle of luxury travel, superb performance, sophisticated cabin

CONS

High running costs, expensive to service

PROS

Exceptional refinement, the pinnacle of luxury travel, superb performance, sophisticated cabin

CONS

High running costs, expensive to service

Mercedes-Benz S-Class rivals

When it comes to luxury travel, few cars outside of the super rich Rolls Royce and Maybach arena, can match the Mercedes S-Class. The four-door saloon is the epitome of sophistication with unrivalled refinement, an interior that insulates you from the outside world and a beautifully styled cabin that blends classic and modern elements. All the engines offer strong performance but it's actually the diesel - the entry-level model - that's our pick of the range thanks to a great blend of refinement, economy and strong pulling power.

Rear passengers get the best deal with acres of space and wonderfully cosseting seats while for even more room there's a long wheelbase version available.

Mercedes-Benz S-Class rivals