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The S-Class is the absolute gold standard luxury car. Long hailed as the “best car in the world’ it makes a justifiable attempt at that title. Though not the first word in driver dynamics, it’s not bad, and the big Merc' isolates and pampers its occupants like no other car.
At Mercedes, biggest is best. They put a huge amount of time and money into developing the flagship and it shows. Accommodation, comfort and ease of use are simply the best you will find. And all without making a fuss like the XJ does.
Petrol cars are so rare they tend to hold value quite well. So go diesel, there are plenty more in the market, which means in relative terms, demand is much lower. The car suits the high torque of this unit and it offers remarkable economy. The big wheels look cool but they really don’t help the ride. Avoid.
Go for a 320 CDi. Short wheelbase is fine, with ‘small’ wheels is best. Beyond that, the car has everything you need.
Pay £38,000 for a three year old car with around 22,000 miles on the clock. Look after it and it will outlast you.
The depreciation on this car is as stable as Switzerland. Buy and sell any time.
Used Car Expert recommends that you try to buy after a big drop in depreciation and before the next one, so with the current Mercedes S Class you would aim to buy a 4 year old and you can keep it for some time before needing to worry about a big drop in value.
Diesel Mercedes S Class cars lose most over the first year (from new to 1 year old), so that is the best ‘nearly new’ buy in terms of car for money.
Petrol Mercedes S Class cars lose least between years 1 and 3, so this is the best buy if you want to keep the car for a while.
Petrol Mercedes S Class cars lose least between years 2 and 4, so that is the best buy on older cars.
For advice on what to pay, see below and for more detailed depreciation and mileage & spec adjusted prices & graphs visit our price guide.