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Brand New 69 Plate Mercedes-Benz S Class S350d L AMG Line 4dr 9G-Tronic

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From £73,540
£5999 deposit
£699 per month
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Standard specification

Driver Convenience

Active parking assist including parktronic and reversing cameraAnalogue clock with Mercedes-Benz star
Attention assistBluetooth interface for hands free telephone
Collision prevention assist plusComand online HDD nav, colour display, 3d map, radio/MP3, speed limit assist, liinguatronic voice control, WLAN, SD card, 10GB music, media interface
Crosswind AssistDigital operating instructions
Direct steeringDual bonded 12.3" widescreen cockpit consisting of an instrument and media display
ECO start/stop functionFront wireless charging system for mobile devices
Mercedes me connect including emergency call system, accident recovery, breakdown management and maintenanceNear field communication
Outside temperature gaugeRear seat belt status indicator
Remote boot lid release and closingService indicator (ASSYST)
Smartphone integration with Apple CarPlay and Android autoSoft closing aid for doors and boot lid
Speedtronic cruise controlTraffic sign assist
Trip computer in multifunction displays showing current fuel consumption 

Entertainment

10 speakers with frontbassCentral controller dial to operate audio functions and telephone
DAB digital radio tunerTwo USB sockets in rear

Exterior Features

Adaptive brake lightsAMG bodystyling front and rear aprons and side skirts
Automatically dimming rear view mirror and driver's exterior mirrorBody coloured bumpers
Electric adjustable/heated/folding door mirrorsElectric windows with pre-safe closing function
Green tinted glassHeadlight Assist and automatic headlight activation
LED daytime running lightsLED tail lights
Magic vision control with adaptive heated windscreen wiper systemMulti beam intelligent LED headlight system with adaptive high beam assist plus and ultra range high beam
Rain sensing wipers with two stageRear black sill protector
Two pipe visible exhaust system with chrome tailpipe tips 

Interior Features

12V socket in front and rear centre console and boot2 cup holders in front and rear
3 spoke multifunction sports steering wheel in black nappa leather with flattened bottom section, perforated grip area with touch control buttonsAmbient lighting with choice of 64 colour settings
AMG brushed stainless steel sports pedals with rubber studsAMG floor mats with AMG lettering
Automatic child seat recognition sensorEasy entry/ electrically adjustable steering column
Electrically lowering 3 rear head restraintsFront and rear illuminated vanity mirrors
Front seat backrests map pocketsFront seats full electric adjustment fore/aft/height, inclination and seat cushion adjustment, four way electric lumbar/height adjust head restraint
Front/rear centre armrests with stowageFront/rear reading lights
Glasses stowage compartmentHeated front seats
Heated rear seatsIlluminated door sill panels
Illuminated/air conditioned lockable glove compartmentLeather upholstery
Load securing rings in bootParcel nets in boot and front passenger footwell
Pre-safe impulse seatsSteering wheel gearshift paddles
Thermotronic luxury automatic climate control and two zone with three climate modes 

Packs

Front seat memory pack - S ClassKeyless Go comfort pack - S Class

Safety

Active bonnet pedestrian safety measureAnti lock braking system (ABS) with brake assist
Brake pad wear indicator front brakesDriver/Front Passenger airbags
Electric parking brakeElectronic stability programme with acceleration skid control
ESP curve dynamic assistFirst aid kit
Front and outer rear seats seatbelt pre-tensioners with belt force limiters and automatic belt height adjustmentFront passenger seat with pre-safe positioning system
Front side airbagsGrey brake calipers with Mercedes Benz lettering
i-Size and ISOFIX Child seat fixing points in rear two outer seatsPre-Safe anticipatory safety system
Three 3 point rear seatbeltsTyre pressure monitoring system
Window airbags 

Security

Locking wheel boltsRemote central locking
Thatcham category 1 alarm system with immobiliser and interior protection 

Technical

Airmatic air suspension with adaptive damping system + level adjustmentDiesel particulate filter

Trim

Dashboard upper section in artico man-made leather 

Wheels

Tyrefit tyre sealant kit
The vehicle information above was correct at time of manufacture. Please speak to the dealership for full current specification.

Technical specification

Emissions - ICE

CO0.239CO2 (g/km)158
HC+NOx0.1Noise Level dB(A)67
NOx0.06Particles0.001
Standard Euro EmissionsEURO 6WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb175
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb - Max190WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb - Min168

Engine and Drive Train

CamshaftDOHCCatalytic ConvertorTrue
CC2925Compression Ratio15.5:1
Cylinder LayoutIN-LINECylinders6
Cylinders - Bore (mm)82Cylinders - Stroke (mm)92.3
Engine LayoutFRONT TRANSVERSEFuel DeliveryCOMMON RAIL
Gears9 SPEEDNumber of Valves24
TransmissionSEMI-AUTO 

Fuel Consumption - ICE

EC Combined (mpg)47.1EC Directive 1999/100/EC AppliesTrue
EC Extra Urban (mpg)55.4EC Urban (mpg)37.2
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb6.7WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - Max7.3
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - Min6.4WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Extra High6.2
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - High5.9WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Low9.1
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Medium7.2WLTP - MPG - Comb42.2
WLTP - MPG - Comb - Max38.7WLTP - MPG - Comb - Min44.1
WLTP - MPG - Extra High45.6WLTP - MPG - High47.9
WLTP - MPG - Low31WLTP - MPG - Medium39.2

General

AdBlueTrueBadge Engine CC3.0
Badge Power286Coin Descriptiond L
Coin SeriesAMG LineInsurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 0748E
Manufacturers Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years30Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years3
Service Interval Frequency - Months12Service Interval Mileage15500
Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage999999Standard manufacturers warranty - Years3
Vehicle Homologation ClassM1 

Performance

0 to 62 mph (secs)6Engine Power - BHP286
Engine Power - KW210Engine Power - PSTrue
Engine Power - RPM3400Engine Torque - LBS.FT443
Engine Torque - MKG61.2Engine Torque - NM600
Engine Torque - RPM1200Top Speed155

Test Cycles

Emissions Test CycleNEDC Correlated 

Tyres

Alloys?TrueTyre Size Front245/45 R19
Tyre Size Rear275/40 R19Tyre Size SpareTYRE REPAIR KIT
Wheel Style5 TWIN SPOKE AMGWheel Type19" ALLOY

Vehicle Dimensions

Height1496Length5271
Wheelbase3165Width1905
Width (including mirrors)2130 

Weight and Capacities

Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)70Gross Vehicle Weight2720
Luggage Capacity (Seats Up)510Max. Loading Weight775
Max. Roof Load100Max. Towing Weight - Braked2100
Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked750Minimum Kerbweight1945
No. of Seats5Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb12.3
The vehicle information above was correct at time of manufacture. Please speak to the dealership for full current specification.

Independent review

Review courtesy of Car and Driving

Mercedes-Benz S350d

We know the Mercedes S-Class is something special, but does that sense of specialness extend to the entry-level version, the S350d? Jonathan Crouch reports.

Ten Second Review

The Mercedes-Benz S350d might be the first step on the S-Class ladder but that doesn't mean it's been short-changed in the talent department. This improved model gets a new 2.9-litre six cylinder diesel that's significantly more efficient than the previous 3.0-litre unit. Capable of 155mph, 52.3mpg and offering a hot-stone effect massage, this is still the large luxury saloon segment class benchmark.

Background

Imagine being charged with designing a Mercedes-Benz S-Class. It absolutely must be recognised by anyone who counts as the best car in the world. No pressure there, then. For as long as most of us care to remember, the S-Class has long been the go-to vehicle if you wanted to neatly encompass where the development of the horseless carriage had evolved to. But is that still the case? Mercedes wants to assure us that it is with this much improved model. It's only a facelift of the sixth generation design but it's a more widely ranging mid-term update than any Mercedes has ever introduced. The key change is the introduction of a new 2.9-litre diesel engine for the variant most customers in our market buy, this S350d.

Driving Experience

This improved S350d is powered by a completely new 2.9-litre in-line six cylinder diesel motor developing 286bhp. 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 S350d, 62mph from rest takes just 6.0s 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. The nine-speed gearshift slurs its way between gears beautifully both up and down the box and it's only when you really start to drive the car that the software can occasionally prove a little dull-witted. Although some have complained about the throttle response in Comfort mode, I think it's beautifully judged, allowing you to measure progress without ever jarring the driveline.

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

Prices start at around £73,000 for the standard S350d model and the long wheelbase version tacks another £2,800 onto that. This buys you 'AMG Line' trim, the only spec level on offer. 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

Choose this S350d model - as we suspect most British S-Class customers will - and you'll get 52.3 miles from a gallon of diesel, falling only fractionally if you go for the heftier long wheelbase version. Emissions are rated at 139g/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.

Summary

The longer you spend with the Mercedes S-Class, the more you appreciate the philosophy behind it. As a motoring journalist, I'm always hoping for radical and exciting because that's an easy sell for a story. Deeply ingrained brilliance? A car that's easy to live with? Not so much. The S350d isn't a car that will knock your socks off right away. In fact, you might even come away from a first drive slightly underwhelmed. After a week though, we think you won't want to give it back. You'll rarely have driven any vehicle that does so much so well for so little. True, most of us can't dredge around £75,000 from down the back of the sofa, but this car can make rivals that cost twice the price seem uncivilised - and that makes it good value in our book. The best car in the world? That's a title that's pretty subjective but somewhat annoyingly, in our opinion Mercedes look to have pulled it off. This improved S Class dials back the show stoppers in favour of a maturity and comfort in its own skin. If money were no object we'd certainly have a petrol S500 over an S350d, but in the real world, the diesel would definitely get the nod.

Performance
80%
Handling
80%
Comfort
80%
Space
70%
Styling
100%
Build
80%
Value
70%
Equipment
80%
Economy
90%
Depreciation
90%
Insurance
70%

* This vehicle is affected by the new 2017 road tax rules. Find out more

** MPG figures are obtained in laboratory testing and intended for comparisons between vehicles. Please be aware they're not intended to represent real world efficiency.

Personal contract purchase

Monthly payment£699
Deposit£5999
Term (months)48
Fixed interest rate5.75%
Cash price£73,540
Arnold Clark deposit£17,339.99
Credit amount£50,201.01
Completion fee£10
Guaranteed future value£25,525
Total amount payable£82,425.99
Contract mileage40,000
Excess mileage charge25.0p per mile
Representative APR5.9%
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