That’s still not as strong as a Range Rover, but that’s to be expected in this market. Fuel consumption is respectable for a 5.25m-long, 2.2-tonne luxury saloon with this level of performance.
Our tests are tough and most drivers will better the 34.2mpg average we recorded. Our touring route, on which we recorded a figure of 44.4mpg, is more representative of the kind of use an S-Class is likely to receive.
There is a long list of things that add a lot of money to an S-Class, and they won’t all help residual values. Go for the noticeable options such as nappa leather and stereo and seat upgrades.