Mercedes-Benz S Class Saloon | S500L AMG Line 4dr 9G-Tronic

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Initial Rental (Personal)

£11,116.87 inc VAT

Initial Rental (Business)

£9,264.06 ex VAT

Contract Length

48 Months



Processing fee

£199.99 ex VAT

Key Information

Sat Nav
Sat Nav
Leather Seats
Leather Seats
Reversing Camera
Reversing Camera
Front Heated Seats
Front Heated Seats
Alloy Wheels
19" Alloy Wheels

Standard Options

  • Electric windows with pre-safe closing function
  • Green tinted glass
  • Magic vision control with adaptive heated windscreen wiper system
  • Rain sensing wipers with two stage
  • Anti lock braking system (ABS) with brake assist
  • Brake pad wear indicator front brakes
  • Electric parking brake
  • Electronic stability programme with acceleration skid control
  • ESP curve dynamic assist
  • Grey brake calipers with Mercedes Benz lettering
  • AMG floor mats with AMG lettering
  • Airmatic air suspension with adaptive damping system level adjustment
  • Bluetooth interface for hands free telephone
  • Near field communication
  • Active parking assist including parktronic and reversing camera
  • Attention assist
  • Collision prevention assist plus
  • Crosswind Assist
  • Direct steering
  • Speedtronic cruise control
  • ECO start/stop function
  • Remote boot lid release and closing
  • Soft closing aid for doors and boot lid
  • Analogue clock with Mercedes-Benz star
  • Comand online HDD nav, colour display, 3d map, radio/MP3, speed limit assist, liinguatronic voice control, WLAN, SD card, 10GB music, media interface
  • Digital operating instructions
  • Dual bonded 12.3" widescreen cockpit consisting of an instrument and media display
  • Front wireless charging system for mobile devices
  • Mercedes me connect including emergency call system, accident recovery, breakdown management and maintenance
  • Outside temperature gauge
  • Rear seat belt status indicator
  • Service indicator (ASSYST)
  • Smartphone integration with Apple CarPlay and Android auto
  • Traffic sign assist
  • Trip computer in multifunction displays showing current fuel consumption
  • Automatically dimming rear view mirror and driver's exterior mirror
  • Electric adjustable/heated/folding door mirrors
  • Black poplar wood trim
  • Dashboard upper section in artico man-made leather
  • Petrol Particulate Filter
  • Burmester surround sound system with 13 speakers and a 9 channel amplifier with total output of 590 watts
  • Central controller dial to operate audio functions and telephone
  • DAB digital radio tuner
  • Two USB sockets in rear
  • AMG bodystyling front and rear aprons and side skirts
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Metallic paint
  • Rear stainless steel boot sill protector
  • Two pipe visible exhaust system with chrome tailpipe tips
  • Adaptive brake lights
  • Headlight Assist and automatic headlight activation
  • LED daytime running lights
  • LED tail lights
  • Multi beam intelligent LED headlight system with adaptive high beam assist plus and ultra range high beam
  • Thermotronic luxury automatic climate control and two zone with three climate modes
  • 12V socket in front and rear centre console and boot
  • 2 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 buttons
  • AMG brushed stainless steel sports pedals with rubber studs
  • Easy entry/ electrically adjustable steering column
  • Front/rear centre armrests with stowage
  • Glasses stowage compartment
  • Illuminated door sill panels
  • Illuminated/air conditioned lockable glove compartment
  • Leather upholstery
  • Load securing rings in boot
  • Parcel nets in boot and front passenger footwell
  • Steering wheel gearshift paddles
  • Ambient lighting with choice of 64 colour settings
  • Front/rear reading lights
  • Front seat memory pack - S Class
  • Keyless Go comfort pack - S Class
  • Active bonnet pedestrian safety measure
  • Driver/Front Passenger airbags
  • First aid kit
  • Front and outer rear seats seatbelt pre-tensioners with belt force limiters and automatic belt height adjustment
  • Front passenger seat with pre-safe positioning system
  • Front side airbags
  • i-Size and ISOFIX Child seat fixing points in rear two outer seats
  • Pre-Safe anticipatory safety system
  • Three 3 point rear seatbelts
  • Tyre pressure monitoring system
  • Window airbags
  • Automatic child seat recognition sensor
  • Electrically lowering 3 rear head restraints
  • Front seat backrests map pockets
  • Front seats full electric adjustment fore/aft/height, inclination and seat cushion adjustment, four way electric lumbar/height adjust head restraint
  • Heated front seats
  • Heated rear seats
  • Pre-safe impulse seats
  • Locking wheel bolts
  • Remote central locking
  • Thatcham category 1 alarm system with immobiliser and interior protection
  • Front and rear illuminated vanity mirrors
  • 19" AMG 5 twin spoke design alloy wheels
  • Tyrefit tyre sealant kit

Technical Options

  • CO: 0.259
  • CO2: 169
  • HC: 50E
  • HC+NOx: N
  • Noise Level dB(A): 72
  • NOx: 0.033
  • Particles: N
  • Standard Euro Emissions: EURO 6
  • Bore: 83
  • Catalytic Convertor: True
  • CC: 2999
  • Compression Ratio: 10.5:1
  • Cylinder Layout: IN-LINE
  • Cylinders: 6
  • Engine Layout: FRONT TRANSVERSE
  • Gears: 9 SPEED
  • Number of Valves: 24
  • Stroke: 92.4
  • Valve gear: DOHC
  • EC: True
  • EC Combined: 38.2
  • EC Extra Urban: 47.1
  • EC Urban: 28.8
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Medium - Max: 12.4
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Medium - Min: 8
  • WLTP - MPG - Comb: 6.8
  • WLTP - MPG - Comb - Max: 7.5
  • WLTP - MPG - Comb - Min: 8
  • WLTP - MPG - Low - Min: 7.8
  • WLTP - MPG - Medium: 8.5
  • Any aspect of the vehicles safety cause concern?: Data Not Available
  • Based On ID: N
  • Coin Description: L
  • Coin Series: AMG Line
  • Man Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years: 30
  • Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years: 3
  • NCAP Adult Occupant Protection %: N
  • NCAP Child Occupant Protection %: N
  • NCAP Overall Rating - Effective February 09: 435
  • NCAP Pedestrian Protection %: 3.0
  • NCAP Safety Assist %: M1
  • Service Interval Frequency - Months: N
  • Special Edition: Data Not Available
  • Special Order: Data Not Available
  • Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage: 999999
  • Standard manufacturers warranty - Years: 3
  • This vehicle is classed as a car for VED purposes: 12
  • Timing Belt Interval Frequency - Months: N
  • Timing Belt Interval Mileage: N
  • 0 to 60: Data Not Available
  • 0 to 62: 4.8
  • BHP: 435
  • Engine Power KW: 320
  • Engine Power RPM: 5900
  • Engine Torque LBS.FT: 384
  • Engine Torque MKG: 53
  • Engine Torque NM: 520
  • Engine Torque RPM: 1800
  • PS: True
  • Top Speed: 155
  • Alloys?: True
  • Space Saver?: Data Not Available
  • Tyre Size Front: 245/45 R19
  • Tyre Size Rear: 275/40 R19
  • Tyre Size Spare: TYRE REPAIR KIT
  • Wheel Style: 5 TWIN SPOKE AMG
  • Wheel Type: 19" ALLOY
  • Height: 1496
  • Height (including roof rails): N
  • Length: 5271
  • Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb: 12.3
  • Wheelbase: 3165
  • Width (excluding mirrors): 1905
  • Width (including mirrors): 2130
  • Boot Capacity Saloons: 530
  • Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres): 70
  • Gross Vehicle Weight: 2695
  • Luggage Capacity (Seats Up): N
  • Max. Roof Load: 100
  • Max. Towing Weight - Braked: 2100
  • Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked: 750
  • Minimum Kerbweight: 1955
  • No. of Seats: 5
  • Payload: 740


Mercedes-Benz S Class Saloon FORTUNE 500 (73/100)

The Mercedes S-Class springs a surprise in six cylinder petrol-powered S500 form: it now makes logical sense as an ownership proposition. Jonathan Crouch reports.

Ten Second Review

Possibly the most innovative version of the latest Mercedes S-Class saloon is this one, the six cylinder 435bhp S500 petrol model. Electrified technology vastly improves this variant's efficiency and all the usual S-Class attributes apply. You'd like one.


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 a vastly improved version of the sixth generation model. And checking it out in its six cylinder S500 petrol guise. Over 6,000 components have been either created or re-designed to change the 'W222'-series model launched back in 2013 into the car you see here - which makes 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 all-new versions of BMW's 7 Series, Audi's A8, Porsche's Panamera and the Lexus LS all recently launched with jaw-dropping technology in a bid to tempt away traditional S-Class buyers. So how does it all stack up? Let's find out.

Driving Experience

Most S-Class saloon buyers in the UK will go for the 3.0-litre 286bhp diesel fitted to the S350d variant but here, we're looking at an arguably more interesting engine. It's another brand new 3.0-litre 'six', this one fitted to the petrol-powered S500 variant and putting out 457bhp. It draws on what Mercedes calls 'systematically electrified' technology to simultaneously boost power while saving fuel. This refers to a cutting-edge 48-volt electrical system that supplies an electric compressor - basically a turbocharger powered by an electric motor, hence this variant's instant throttle response. 62mph from rest is dispatched in about 4.5s on the way to a top speed that, as with all S-Class variants, must be rather pointlessly limited to 155mph. On the move, this car drives much like an E-Class and after the first few miles, you quickly forget the prodigious length and width. Even through the bends, it's not immediately obvious that you're piloting something weighing well over two tonnes. The brakes are reassuring and even the steering isn't too remote, though it's predictably lighter on feedback than is the case with a rival Jaguar XJ or BMW 7 Series. What we did anticipate was an exemplary standard of ride - which to a point is what you get. The full air suspension you'd now expect from a car in this class is of course a standard feature, adapting its demeanour to the 'Comfort', 'Sport', 'Sport+' and 'Individual' settings provided by the 'DYNAMIC SELECT' driving modes system. These also tweak steering feel and the responses of the '9G-TRONIC PLUS' nine-speed auto transmission that's been introduced to replace the previous 7-speed unit.

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

The S500 is available only in 'AMG Line' trim with the long wheelbase bodystyle and it costs around £85,000. That's about £10,000 more than you'd pay for a comparable S350d diesel lwb 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

All the headlines with this current S-Class model have centred around the improved 3.0-litre diesel engine, but even greater efforts have been made with this S500's inline petrol 3.0-litre six cylinder unit. This variant can boast a huge efficiency improvement, with fuel economy up from the 31.7mpg combined cycle figure achieved by the pre-facelifted version of this derivative to 40.9mpg now. Emissions are now super-competitive too, rated at 157g/km of CO2. Both these stats are way better than those achieved by the nearest directly comparable class competitor, BMW's 750i. Mercedes has achieved such a startling improvement with this 3.0-litre petrol variant by radical engineering changes, the S500's six cylinder unit now featuring a 48-volt electrical system supplementing the usual 12-volt set-up. Plus, instead of a conventional alternator, this powerplant has an integrated starter-generator that provides power for energy-sapping items like the water pump and the air conditioning compressor. It regulates engine idling and is integral to the brake energy regeneration system. In short, this is what Mercedes describes as a 'systematically electrified' engine, a phrase the brand has coined to avoid confusion with the Plug-in hybrid powertrain also developed for this car that offers a full-electric driving range of around 30 miles.


This sixth generation S-Class saloon remains very competitive with - and in some cases a step ahead of - more recently introduced Luxury segment rivals, especially in this S500 guise. We're especially impressed with the efficiency improvements made by its newly electrified drivetrain. As a result, the S350d diesel variant can no longer be considered the automatic default choice in the range. As for the overall S-Class saloon proposition, well yes, other rivals may look more avant garde or handle with a touch more involvement. In overall terms though, Mercedes has done enough here to enable this model to remain a benchmark for the kind of luxury saloon every prestige brand would like to build. As it always was, it's a reference point for the current state of automotive technology. The best car in the world? You'll feel like it is if you buy one.

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