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This car has been superseded by a newer model, click here to go to the latest Mercedes-Benz S-Class review.

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

New price £54,317 - £148,290
Used price £3,270 - £22,865
Used monthly cost £82 - £571
Fuel economy
Not tested to latest standards
View pre-2017 economy specs
Road tax cost £200 - £570
Insurance group 46 - 50 How much is it to insure?

PROS

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

CONS

High running costs, expensive to service

Mercedes-Benz S-Class rivals

Written by David Ross on

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