Suffered damage while on display at motor-show, otherwise faultless.
Quite simply, an astonishing car.
My previous car (S350) was a fantastic car, which I bought as a little gift to myself for over 40 years of hard work. I had high expectations for the new generation of S-class, all of which were met... and shattered.
The car was purchased from the Melbourne motorshow, in metallic black with AMG styling kit and 19" AMG wheels.
The ride comfort is incredible, performance is amazing for a car of its size (0-100km/h in 5 and 1/2 seconds)
The car is just as nimble as an SLK, yet feels as solid as a tank, all the time disguising its just on 2 tonnes of weight.
Although it is only early days, the car has been absolutely outstanding, does everything you ask it to do, in style, with ease.
If you are fortunate enough to be able to afford one, it's a decision few will regret.
Of course the running costs on a Aus$300K plus car won't be cheap, but if that's an issue then this isn't the car for you.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 6th April, 2006