New Mercedes S-class to cost from £62,650

The new Mercedes S-class will be priced from £62,650 when it goes on sale in the UK in October.

From launch there are three petrol engine options developing either 302bhp or 449bhp, and one 254bhp diesel option. 

The entry level S350 BlueTEC diesel in SE Line trim costs £62,650 and is the cleanest model in the range, putting out 146g/km of CO2 and achieving 51.4mpg on a combined cycle.

BlueTEC AMG Line models above that with the same 6-cylinder 258hp diesel engine cost £67,685. 

S400 Hybrid models carry a £4000 premium, and both use the same 306hp 6-cylinder petrol engine. They cost £69,650 and £74,685 respectively.

The flagship V8 S500 AMG long wheelbase car, putting out 449bhp and 700lb/ft of torque, costs £88,130. The S500 is the fastest of all launch models, getting from 0-62mph in 4.8sec compared to the 6.8sec taken by the S350 BlueTEC and S400 Hybrid. 

For that performance the S500 sacrifices fuel economy, which is the lowest in the range at 31.7mpg combined, it also puts out the most CO2 at 207g/km. 

All models are limited to 155mph, and get Mercedes’ seven-speed automatic gearbox as standard. All engines in the range meet Euro-6 emissions standards.

Long wheelbase versions of the car are also available, carrying a £3000 premium over standard length models.

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26 June 2013

So, after announcing the new pricing structure for their S-class, Mercedes-Benz STILL thinks it wants to play in the same league as Rolls-Royce? ...

Given that the top-spec S-class costs "only" £88,000, it has to go some way to even begin to justify asking the "starting price" of £200,000 that Rolls-Royce charge, given that the S-class is essentially a "mass produced" vehicle ...

Of course, it could get away with it, if it introduced a "superior" sub-brand like other manufacturers ... Oh, hang on, it tried that ... and failed!

26 June 2013

Suzuki QT wrote:

So, after announcing the new pricing structure for their S-class, Mercedes-Benz STILL thinks it wants to play in the same league as Rolls-Royce? ...

Given that the top-spec S-class costs "only" £88,000, it has to go some way to even begin to justify asking the "starting price" of £200,000 that Rolls-Royce charge, given that the S-class is essentially a "mass produced" vehicle ...

Of course, it could get away with it, if it introduced a "superior" sub-brand like other manufacturers ... Oh, hang on, it tried that ... and failed!

So your saying that because they are charging less ( when your talking around the  100K mark with all the options) compared to 200K for the Rolls that makes the Rolls superior to the Merc??? Does it not show that these so called superior brands are catering for those with zero sense who have bottomless pockets who can afford  a car which may only be 10% better in soem areas and equal in others yet they charge 100% more! 

Plus how can you say only 88K..that some wad of cash to start with.

The new S-class maybe mass produced but looking at the big step in improvements- refinement, materials and tech, they are clsoing the gap between super luuxury and luxry quiet quickly. I think compared to the Rolls once tested this will be a bargin. Not saying the superstar feel of the Rolls will be beaten but it may just show the  Rolls up to be a little bit over priced now.

26 June 2013

Suzuki QT wrote:

So, after announcing the new pricing structure for their S-class, Mercedes-Benz STILL thinks it wants to play in the same league as Rolls-Royce? ...

Given that the top-spec S-class costs "only" £88,000, it has to go some way to even begin to justify asking the "starting price" of £200,000 that Rolls-Royce charge, given that the S-class is essentially a "mass produced" vehicle ...

Of course, it could get away with it, if it introduced a "superior" sub-brand like other manufacturers ... Oh, hang on, it tried that ... and failed!

 

Give it a break.

26 June 2013

Suzuki QT wrote:

So, after announcing the new pricing structure for their S-class, Mercedes-Benz STILL thinks it wants to play in the same league as Rolls-Royce? ...

Given that the top-spec S-class costs "only" £88,000, it has to go some way to even begin to justify asking the "starting price" of £200,000 that Rolls-Royce charge, given that the S-class is essentially a "mass produced" vehicle ...

Of course, it could get away with it, if it introduced a "superior" sub-brand like other manufacturers ... Oh, hang on, it tried that ... and failed!

Is this person Germanpower's alter ego?

26 June 2013

Suzuki QT wrote:

So, after announcing the new pricing structure for their S-class, Mercedes-Benz STILL thinks it wants to play in the same league as Rolls-Royce? ...

Mercedes are going to launch separate versions that will compete with Rolls-Royce, price being one.

They will be the Pullman versions mentioned in another article on this website. They are not yet launched. The prices you have commented on here are for the 'basic' S-Class.


26 June 2013

Considering the S500 puts out 449bhp and probably weighs around the 2 ton mark, I think a claimed 31.7mpg combined and 207g/km of CO2 is a fine achievement, more so when you consider it's not a diesel or hybrid.

26 June 2013

Ooo ... Where do I begin? ...

@Bobstardeluxe ... What I'm saying, essentially, is that people who are in the market for buying a 'Roller' are not going to buy a S-class priced to match a Roller; Mercedes-Benz tried it and failed with the Maybach (read the informative article on Wikipedia and you will see what I mean) ...

@Guy08 ...

@Lanehogger ... No

26 June 2013

Suzuki QT wrote:

Ooo ... Where do I begin? ...

@Bobstardeluxe ... What I'm saying, essentially, is that people who are in the market for buying a 'Roller' are not going to buy a S-class priced to match a Roller; Mercedes-Benz tried it and failed with the Maybach (read the informative article on Wikipedia and you will see what I mean) ...

@Guy08 ...

@Lanehogger ... No

true if they priced it to match the rolls but there not pricing it to match the rolls.. Even the Pullman will be slightly cheaper I think and slightly bigger I  feel.. What Merc are trying to do, are offer the same refinement if not better at a Merc price point. Hence the 80k vs rolls 200k , priced no where near the rolls

The MayBach failed primarily because the product was wrong .. Idea fantstic, brand identity fine but they just used the parts bin and rushed out a product to launch at the same time as the phantom . If they had waited and designed a good looking car, bespoke interior which they are more than capable of doing.. They could have created a halo brand such as Aston, Bentley , rolls etcc.. Such a shame the screwed up! Ruined the Maybach identity !

26 June 2013

Maybe it's just me, but I had to read this article a couple of times to understand the pricing of each variant. Seems poorly worded.

S Class looks better now than it ever has, though!

27 June 2013

I'm sure the world's banana republic dictators will love it!

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