Body: Saloon Year: 17/66
Colour: Selenite Grey Metallic
Fuel Type: Petrol/PlugIn Elec Hybrid
Quote Reference Number: 0M4-502237
- Insurance Group50A
- Performance (BHP)449
- Number of Seats5
- CO2 (g/km)65
- Road Tax£
"Mercedes was a little late to the hybrid party but it's clear that it's more than making up for lost time with the latest S-Class. As well as a petrol/electric hybrid S400 model, we also get a diesel/electric S300 BlueTEC Hybrid saloon. The S400 features a 306PS 3.5-litre V6 with a 20kW electric motor added to the mix. The S300 runs on a four-cylinder 2.1-litre powerplant good for 204PS with 20kW from the electric motor adding to a combined torque figure of 500Nm at just 1,600rpm. If hybrid powerplants aren't your thing, try the S350 BlueTEC diesel, a 3.0-litre engine with 258PS that'll get to 60mph in 6.5 seconds. Alternatively, there's the classic S500 badge, this time attached to a car powered by a 4.7-litre V8 packing 455PS. It's devastatingly quick, getting to 60mph in 4.5 seconds. At the top of the range is the 5.5-litre bi-turbo V8 petrol-engined S63 AMG. Plus the petrol V12-engined S600. The S-Class is the world's first car to be able to detect bumps on the road ahead. If ROAD SURFACE SCAN detects such unevenness by means of the stereo camera, MAGIC BODY CONTROL instantaneously sets up the suspension to deal with the situation. This innovative suspension system is available as an option for the eight-cylinder models. Standard equipment for the S-Class includes the continuously operating Adaptive Damping System ADS PLUS and an enhanced version of the full air suspension system AIRMATIC. At the top of the range is the 5.5-litre bi-turbo V8 petrol-engined S63 AMG Read more at https://www.vertumercedes-benz.com/used-car/1527015/mercedes-benz-s-class-s500e-l-amg-line-4dr-auto-saloon/#GB4gosCTG8Ise6jQ.99"
- Air Conditioning
- Climate Control
- Metallic Paint
- Cruise Control
- Alloy Wheels
- Leather Seats
- DAB Radio
- Parking Sensors
- Low Mileage
- 1 Owner
- Full Service History
- CD Player
|Green tinted glass|
|Electric windows with one touch open|
|Rain sensor windscreen wipers|
|Heated screen wash system|
|Infrared protective + noise insulating glass|
|ESP with Acceleration skid control (ASR)|
|Electronic parking brake|
|Front brake callipers with mercedes benz lettering|
|Bluetooth interface for hands free telephone|
|Near field communication|
|Active park assist with parktronic system|
|Traffic sign recognition|
|Collision prevention assist|
|Remote boot release|
|Closing aid for boot/doors|
|Outside temperature gauge|
|Service indicator (ASSYST)|
|Brake pad wear indicator warning light|
|Instrument cluster with display|
|COMAND online with Media interface|
|Speed limit assist|
|Mercedes-Benz emergency call|
|Touch pad controller for COMAND online|
|Auto dimming rear view mirror|
|Auto dimming driver's door mirror|
|Electric adjustable/heated/folding door mirrors|
|Dashboard upper section in artico artificial leather|
|DAB Digital radio|
|Exterior Body Features|
|AMG body styling|
|Body coloured bumpers|
|Visible twin exhaust tailpipe in bumper|
|Rear chrome sill protector|
|Front fog lights|
|Headlight wash system|
|Active light system|
|Adaptive brake lights|
|LED tail lights|
|Adaptive high beam assist|
|Intelligent LED headlight system with active cornering lights|
|Luxury auto 2 zone climate control|
|Lockable/illuminated air conditioned glovebox|
|Luggage nets in boot/front pass footwell|
|Easy entry/ electrically adjustable steering column|
|Front/rear centre armrests with storage|
|Twin rear cupholders|
|Twin front cupholders|
|12V socket in luggage compartment|
|Load securing rings in luggage compartment|
|Steering wheel gearshift paddles|
|Door sill panels with stainless steel inlays|
|AMG brushed stainless steel sports pedals with rubber studs|
|12V socket in rear centre console|
|Front/rear reading lights|
|Front seat memory pack - S Class|
|First aid kit|
|Front + rear side airbags|
|Three 3 point rear seatbelts|
|Front seatbelt pretensioners with force limiters|
|Tyre pressure monitoring system|
|Driver/Front Passenger airbags|
|Pre-safe anticipatory safety system|
|Rear seatbelt warning indicator|
|Heated front seats|
|Heated rear seats|
|Front seat back map pockets|
|Auto Mercedes-Benz child seat recognition sensor|
|Rear outer seatbelt pretensioners with force limiters|
|Isofix rear child seat preparation|
|Front seats electric adjust lumbar support|
|Electric adjustable front seats including height adjust|
|3 rear head restraints|
|Remote central locking|
|Locking wheel bolts|
|Alarm system with interior protection|
|Illuminated vanity mirrors|
|Sunvisors with illuminated vanity mirrors|
The specification listed for this vehicle was standard when purchased new. The actual specification may vary, for confirmation, please contact our sales department.
Ten Second Review
Mercedes-Benz reckons that its S-Class saloon is very possibly the best car in the world and this revised version of the W222 model backs that claim up with some hugely impressive technology. It's enough to keep this car very competitive indeed against aspiring rivals.
The S or 'Sonderklasse' has served as the flagship Mercedes saloon for over fifty years in various guises and the improved 'W222' model we're looking at here is the sixth generation since Mercedes started officially using the S-Class tag back in 1972. This car though, has a tougher brief than any of its predecessors. At its entry point, it must satisfy successful mid-level Managers, while at the other end of the line-up, the same car with greater power and opulence must also be good enough to meet the exalted expectations of potential Rolls Royce and Bentley buyers, with Maybach-badged versions of this model. To achieve that, this car will have to be even more ground-breaking than its predecessors - but then the S-Class always has been. This, after all, was the luxury saloon that in 1978 pioneered anti-lock brakes, in 1981 introduced airbags, seatbelt pre-tensioners and traction control and by 1992 was the first car to be built entirely free from harmful CFCs. This time round, even more ingenuity will be required in the face of new generation rivals from Audi and BMW.
This improved S-Class features more than 6000 fresh components, standardisation of '4MATIC' 4WD and three new engines. The key news is that the 3.0-litre V6 diesel that's been used in volume versions of the S-class since 2005 has at last been replaced. Instead, customers are being offered a completely new 2.9-litre in-line six cylinder diesel motor developing 286bhp in the base S350d 4MATIC or 340bhp in the S400d 4MATIC. This powerplant uses variable valve lift control for the first time and is mated to a new, even smoother 9-speed 9G-TRONIC auto gearbox. In the S400d, 62mph from rest takes just 5.2s en route to an artificially-limited maximum of 155mph and on the move, the electronically controlled air-sprung suspension delivers ride quality that rivals can't quite match. Its incorporated MAGIC BODY CONTROL' set-up now incorporates a further curve-tilting function that tilts the body by up to 2.65-degrees through the bends so that passengers will hardly notice it as you go through tighter turns. Other engines on offer in the line-up include a new six-cylinder petrol unit that's used as part of the brand's hybrid offering, where it's mated to an electric motor and a 48-volt electrical system. There's also a new 469bhp petrol biturbo V8 that's used in both standard and 'Maybach'-badged versions of the S560 4MATIC derivative. The top Mercedes-AMG S 63 4MATIC+ variant gets an AMG-developed 4.0-litre biturbo petrol powerplant with 612bhp to replace the previous 5.5-litre V8.
Design and Build
We may be talking about a facelift here, but it's the most extensive model rejuvenation of any that Mercedes has undertaken in its entire history. You wouldn't really know that from a glance at the exterior of this car. Its dimensions are unchanged, so it remains 5,125mm long in its standard form, or 5,255mm in length in its long wheelbase guise. Changes are limited to details things: the prominent chromed front grille has been updated, as have the bumpers and the graphics of the LED headlamps and tail lights. Inside, the cabin materials are of an even higher grade than before, but otherwise, the spacious interior will be familiar to previous buyers of this sixth generation design. That means the front of the cabin continues to be dominated by two 12.3-inch screens and uses touch-sensitive steering wheel controls. New is an 'Energizing Comfort Control' package that links together various comfort systems in the vehicle: you choose a mode ('freshness', 'warmth', 'vitality', 'joy', 'comfort') and the set-up uses a range of various elements - interior climate, music, massaging seat settings, cabin fragrance and so on - to deliver a co-ordinated 10 minute programme aimed at re-vitalising you. On a more practical note, there's a 510-litre boot.
Market and Model
As before, most S-Class models will continue to be sold in the £75,000 to £90,000 bracket, but it's perfectly possible to pay up to and over £200,000, if you choose a well-specified Mercedes-AMG S 65 or Mercedes-Maybach variant. A key draw this time round will be the improved 'Intelligent Drive' driving assistance technology on offer which takes another step towards fully autonomous driving. DISTRONIC Active Proximity Control and Active Steer Assist now provide even more comfortable support for the driver to keep a safe distance and steer. The speed is now adjusted automatically ahead of curves or junctions. This is complemented by a considerably improved Active Lane Change Assist and additional functions of the Active Emergency Stop Assist. What else? Well, a 'Remote Parking Assist' feature enables the car to be parked remotely using a smartphone app. The Burmester High-End 3D Surround Sound system now has even more speakers and an output of 1,520 watts. And a new Concierge Service can help the S-Class driver with everything from making restaurant reservations and obtaining tips about tourist routes, to gathering information on cultural or sporting events, before sending navigation destinations directly to the vehicle.
Cost of Ownership
Fuel consumption is pretty much the same as it was in the pre-facelifted model - which is impressive, given that all variants now feature 4MATIC 4WD. Choose an S350d variant - as we suspect most British S-Class customers will - and you'll get 51.4 miles from a gallon of diesel and 145g/km. For the S400d, you're looking at 50.4mpg and 147g/km. Of course, if you choose conventional petrol power, your running costs will rise substantially. The S560 manages 33.2mpg and 195g/km. While the S 63 delivers 31.7mpg and 203g/km. Helping in this regard is Mercedes' almost obsessive quest to reduce consumption and emissions. All of the S-Class body is fabricated from aluminium to cut weight. It's worth knowing that your maintenance outlay can be kept in check by going for the optional Service Care package that takes care of routine maintenance, spreading the cost of regular servicing, guaranteeing the price of parts and labour for up to four services and covering the cost of all recommended service items such as brake fluid, spark plugs, air filters, fuel filters and screen wash. There's also an ASSYST dashboard service indicator that monitors engine use and tells you exactly when a garage visit is due.
Velour floor mats with AMG lettering, Green tinted glass, ABS, AirMATIC suspension, Bluetooth interface for hands free telephone, Doorhold system, Remote boot release, Outside temperature gauge, Auto dimming rear view mirror...
|0 to 60 mph (secs)|
|0 to 62 mph (secs)||5.2|
|Engine Power - BHP||449|
|Engine Power - KW||330|
|Engine Power - PS|
|Engine Power - RPM||5250|
|Engine Torque - LBS.FT||354|
|Engine Torque - MKG||48.9|
|Engine Torque - NM||480|
|Engine Torque - RPM||1600|
|CO2 (g/km)||65 (g/km)|
|Noise Level dB(A)||70|
|Standard Euro Emissions||EURO 6|
|EC Combined (mpg)||100.9|
|EC Directive 1999/100/EC Applies|
|EC Extra Urban (mpg)||44.8|
|EC Urban (mpg)||N|
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