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2018 (18) Mercedes-Benz S-Class S350d L AMG Line 4dr 9G-Tronic

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Featured specification

Standard specification

Driver Convenience

Active park assist with parktronic systemAMG analogue clock
Attention assistBrake pad wear indicator warning light
Cockpit display 12.3" widescreen digital instrument clusterCollision prevention assist
COMAND online with Media interface systemCrosswind Assist
Direct steeringMercedes connect me
Near field communicationOutside temperature gauge
Remote boot releaseService indicator (ASSYST)
Smartphone integration with Apple CarPlay and Android autoTraffic sign recognition
Trip computerWireless Smartphone charger

Engine/Drivetrain/Suspension

AirMATIC suspensionDiesel particulate filter

Entertainment

DAB Digital radio 

Exterior Features

Adaptive brake lightsAdaptive high beam assist
AMG body stylingAuto dimming driver's door mirror
Auto dimming rear view mirrorElectric adjustable/heated/folding door mirrors
Electric windowsFront fog lights
Green tinted glassHeadlamp assist
Headlight wash systemInfrared protective + noise insulating glass
LED tail lightsMagic vision control
Multi beam LED headlightsRain sensor windscreen wipers
Rear black sill protectorVisible twin exhaust tailpipe in bumper

Interior Features

12V power socket in centre console12V socket in luggage compartment
4 way electric lumbar support for driver and front passengerAmbient lighting
AMG brushed stainless steel sports pedals with rubber studsAMG floor mats
Auto Mercedes-Benz child seat recognition sensorEasy entry/ electrically adjustable steering column
Front adjustable head restraintsFront seat back map pockets
Front/rear centre armrests with storageFront/rear reading lights
Heated front seatsHeated rear seats
Illuminated door sillsIlluminated vanity mirrors
Load securing rings in luggage compartmentLockable/illuminated air conditioned glovebox
Luggage nets in boot/front pass footwellLuxury auto 2 zone climate control
Pre-safe impulse seatsSteering wheel gearshift paddles
Sunglasses storageTwin front cupholders
Twin rear cupholders 

Packs

Keyless Go comfort pack - S ClassSeat memory pack - S Class

Passive Safety

ABSAcceleration skid control
Active bonnetBrake assist function
Driver/Front Passenger airbagsElectronic parking brake
ESP curve dynamic assistFirst aid kit
Front passenger seat with pre-safe positioning systemFront seatbelt pretensioners with force limiters
Front side airbagsGrey brake calipers
i-Size and ISOFIX Child Restraint systemPre-Safe anticipatory safety system
Rear outer seatbelt pretensioners with force limitersRear seatbelt warning indicator
Three 3 point rear seatbeltsTyre pressure monitoring system
Window airbags 

Security

Alarm system with interior protectionLocking wheel bolts
Remote central locking 

Trim

Dashboard upper section in artico man-made leather 

Wheels

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)139
HC+NOx0.1Noise Level dB(A)70
NOx0.06Particles0.001
Standard Euro EmissionsEURO 6 

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)52.3EC Directive 1999/100/EC AppliesTrue
EC Extra Urban (mpg)60.1EC Urban (mpg)43.5

General

AdBlueTrueBadge Engine CC3.0
Badge Power286Coin Descriptiond L
Coin SeriesAMG LineGeneration Mark6
Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 0748EManufacturers Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years30
Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years3Service Interval Frequency - Months12
Service Interval Mileage15500Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage999999
Standard manufacturers warranty - Years3Vehicle 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

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

Height1491Length5255
Wheelbase3165Width1899
Width (including mirrors)2130 

Weight and Capacities

Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)70Gross Vehicle Weight2720
Luggage Capacity (Seats Up)510Max. Loading Weight700
Max. Roof Load100Max. Towing Weight - Braked2100
Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked750Minimum Kerbweight2020
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 S-Class Saloon [W222]

By Jonathan Crouch

Introduction

The Mercedes S-Class has always been the luxury saloon by which all others are measured. This improved version of the sixth generation 'W222'-series S-Class, an update launched in 2017, proved to be more affordable to run and even cleverer to use, but this car's real strengths continued to remain in comfort and refinement. This facelift may have represented a mid-term update but the changes were far-reaching. Under the bonnet, there were all-new petrol and diesel engines, the cabin was completely upgraded and there were further steps towards fully autonomous driving. It all added up to a package that continued to leave this as the world's best selling full-Luxury sector saloon. Let's check this model out as a used buy.

History

The Mercedes S-Class. It's traditionally been the sensible answer to the question every motoring expert likes to dodge - 'what's the best car in the world?'. Other vehicles can be more opulent, faster or better to drive but over the years, no other model has so consistently delivered such a technologically-advanced blend of automotive virtues. Here, we're looking at the vastly improved version of the 'W222'-series sixth generation model, an update Mercedes introduced in 2017. And we mean 'vastly improved'. Over 6,000 components were here either created or re-designed to change the 'W222'-series model (which had been originally launched back in 2013), creating this facelifted version. Which at the time made this the most comprehensive mid-life update made to any car in Mercedes history. You can see why the Stuttgart maker felt the need to do that, with completely new versions of BMW's 7 Series, Audi's A8, Porsche's Panamera and the Lexus LS all, by 2017, having been recently launched with jaw-dropping technology in a bid to tempt away traditional S-Class buyers. There are plenty of them because this car has such a long and distinguished history in the full-Luxury boardroom segment, known as the 'S-Class' or 'Sonderklasse' ever since this badging was first introduced on the 'W116'-series model of 1972. This updated MK6 model though, had a tougher brief than any of its predecessors. At its entry point, it had to satisfy successful top-level Managers, while at the other end of the line-up, the same design with greater power and opulence had to be also good enough to meet the exalted expectations of the Rolls Royce and Bentley buyers that the Stuttgart maker aimed to snare with its exclusive Mercedes-Maybach brand. To achieve all that, this car had to be ground-breaking in its period - but then the S-Class always has been. Models like this are state-of-the-art test beds for the best that their brands can produce. Some features will forever be limited to plutocratic purses, but many others will eventually filter down into the everyday mainstream - and there are plenty of examples of that. 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. At its original launch in 2013, this 'W222'-series model had built on that with industry-leading hybrid engine technology and a super-clever anticipatory suspension system able to detect and respond to irregularities in the road ahead. In 2017 in this updated form, it was further embellished with the brand's latest autonomous driving tech, plus there was an all-new interior, a re-designed V8 petrol powerplant and, most importantly, a completely new 2.9-litre V6 engine for the S350d diesel variant that almost all S-Class buyers in our market chose. This car sold until the launch of the seventh generation 'W223'-series S-Class in late 2020.

What You Get

People all around the world can recognise an S-Class right away, its elegant styling ever an expression of luxury and the automotive grandeur of its era. Only subtle changes were required to update the look - and that's exactly what this revised model delivered. Most of these are found at the front where this revised 'W222'-series model featured freshly-designed 'Multibeam LED' headlamps incorporating a smart trio of daytime running light strips and featuring 'Ultra Range' high beams that operate at the maximum light output allowed by law. Between these, Mercedes added a revised and even more imposing radiator grille that favoured a simpler design with three chromed horizontal twin louvres. The vast amount of effort that Mercedes put into improving this 'W222'-series S-Class isn't immediately obvious from the outside but it certainly is once you take a seat behind the wheel. Other rivals from this period have superbly crafted cabins too, but none of them offer quite the same sense of opulent indulgence that you get here. As with the previous version of this car, the interior's dominated by a couple of 12.3-inch screens that are joined behind a single glass cover, one for the instrument binnacle, the other for the centre-dash COMMAND infotainment display. A change for this revised model was the addition of neat little smartphone-style touch pads on the smarter three-spoke Nappa leather-trimmed steering wheel. Plus there was an optional 'Energizing Comfort' package that co-ordinates various cabin features to create six pre-set relaxation programmes. Move to take a seat in the rear and you'll find that as at the front, the doors open very wide, especially if you've got the long wheelbase body style 80% of new buyers wanted, which is 121mm longer. What you'll find inside depends upon which of the rear seat packages the original buyer chose to specify. Standard models get a conventional three-person rear bench, but if you're looking for the long wheelbase body style that features across most of the range, it's quite likely that you'll want to find a car specified with the 'Individual Rear Seats package'. This gives you two separate chairs that are electrically operated and ventilated with opulent cushioned head restraints and a backrest adjustable by up to 37-degrees. Out back, boot space varies with the variant you choose. In the S350d, you get 510-litres.

What to Look For

Obviously buy with care - there are a lot of electrical features that could go wrong and you need to make sure that all the powered seat systems work properly and infotainment screen and instrument displays function as they should. Obviously, insist on a fully stamped-up dealer history and inspect the big alloy wheels for scuffs that could require a price reduction. There were a number of recalls for this model that you should be aware of. At one point in production, due to an issue with the wiring harness that sent an incorrect camshaft signal confusing the engine stop start system and causing it to cut out, some models had sometimes to be put in Park and restarted manually after coming to a stop. Some diesel models exhibited an automatic gearbox malfunction where the wiring harness controlling the gearbox was damaged by the hot exhaust, which made the car go into neutral at speed. And other recall issues? Well, there were reports of a rear seatbelt malfunction which saw the seatbelt extender in the back seat not retracting correctly when in use: check this on any car you inspect. There were also reports of an oil leak from the turbocharger, potentially leaking oil on to hot engine components; affected cars should have had a replacement oil feed pipe fitted as part of a recall. In some instances, some front passenger airbags weren't installed correctly; again, a recall sorted the problem and you should make sure that the car you're looking at has had it. There was also an issue reported regarding faulty software on the production line that saw the start stop system sometimes shut down. And there was an issue with the safety and emissions control system, which was fixed by a software update recall. In a few instances, there was a malfunctioning occupant safety system which saw the main power supply dislodged when the airbags went off, which then prevented various safety systems (including the automatic door lock release) to stop working. Make sure that the car you're looking at has had all of these things attended to. Replacement Parts

Replacement Parts

(approx based on a 2019 S500 - Ex Vat) An air filter is around £51. An oil filter is around £12. Front brake pads sit in the £173 bracket for a set (for rears it's around £215). A tail lamp is around £337-£351.

On the Road

On the move, you're reminded that there's still nothing quite like the serenity and elegance of an S-Class. By 2017 though, some rivals in the full-sized Luxury saloon segment were boasting superior under-bonnet engineering, hence the need for the biggest part of this sixth generation model's re-development budget to be devoted to fresh powerplants. The principal change was the replacement of the most popular S350d variant's aging 3.5-litre 258bhp diesel with a new-era 3.0-litre 286bhp unit. It was also available with 335bhp in an uprated S400d derivative. Mercedes directed just as much effort into improving its petrol proposition too, the alternative green pump-fuelled S500 featuring another brand new 3.0-litre 'six', this one putting out 457bhp and drawing on what Mercedes called 'systematically electrified' technology to simultaneously boost power while saving fuel. Another petrol engine new to the 'W222'-series S-Class, a 4.0-litre V8 with 612bhp, featured in the rejuvenated Mercedes-AMG S 63 sports saloon model. This variant is a much better bet than the far pricier S 65 derivative (which shares its 630bhp 6.0-litre V12 with the plutocratic Mercedes-Maybach S650 flagship variant). Whatever version you choose, there's the reassurance that you're in the most thoroughly-engineered Luxury saloon money can buy from the 2017-2020 period. Refinement is exemplary, the 9-speed auto gearbox is effortlessly smooth and for the most part, the standard air suspension dispatches road imperfections as if they didn't exist. Specified correctly, this model will drive for you, park for you and cosset you in a way that few cars at any price can. Autonomous driving capability was something that Mercedes particularly concentrated on improving with this revised 'W222'-series S-Class, the brand's technology embellished with navigational algorithms that anticipated traffic conditions and prepared the car in advance for roundabouts, corners and junctions.

Overall

This improved post-2017 version of the 'W222'-series S-Class spearheaded technological development in its period, not only for Mercedes-Benz but for the automotive industry as a whole - as the S-Class model line has done for decades. That kept this car very competitive with - and in some cases a step ahead of - more recently introduced Luxury segment rivals in its period. It can power to supercar speeds in AMG guise, deliver impressive economy in mainstream S350d diesel form and from new could be specified to eerily steer, power and brake itself at a cruise. Yes, other rivals may look more avant garde or handle with a touch more involvement. In overall terms though, Mercedes did enough here to enable this S-Class to remain a benchmark the kind of luxury saloon every prestige brand wanted to build in the 2017-2020 period. The best used car in the world? You'll feel like it is if you buy one.

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

This vehicle is fitted with a Particulate Filter. Vehicles with a Particulate Filter driven at low speeds in urban traffic can require periodic trips at higher speeds to clear out the filter.

* Depending on the age of the vehicle, MPG and CO2 may be quoted using either NEDC or WLTP testing standards.  Find out more

Figures are provided for comparison purposes. Fuel consumption under real world driving conditions and the CO2 produced will depend upon a number of factors, including any accessories fitted after registration, variations in driving styles, weather conditions and vehicle load.

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60 monthly payments of£631.66
Deposit£249
Total amount payable£38,149.60
Fixed interest rate4.65%
Representative APR8.9%
Cash price£30,998
Credit amount£30,749
Completion fee£1
Term (months)60

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  • Mercedes-Benz S Class - S350d L AMG Line 4dr 9G-Tronic
  • LK18KZB
  • GBP
  • 30998
  • 51829 miles, Mercedes-Benz of Grangemouth