1987 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Review from Australia and New Zealand

1987 Mercedes-Benz S-Class 560 SEL 5.6 V8

Model year1987
Year of manufacture1987
First year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 5.6 V8 Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.8 / 10
Most recent distance287000 kilometres
Previous carMercedes-Benz S-Class


A fist in a velvet glove


Nothing major has gone wrong; we just serviced her and she keeps going.

General Comments:

Car is truly beautiful, she has black exterior with grey leather interior.

For the kilometers on her clock, the 560 SEL puts a lot of other newer v8s to shame.

I raced a yellow CV8 Monaro, and at 190klms the Monaro was three to 4 cars behind, and could not overtake even though it was a manual. Don't they see the 560 badge or know it means "danger"?

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 20th February, 2008

Average review marks: 8.8 / 10, based on 1 review