Jun 19, 2011
Reviewed By Keith Martin
Price as Tested $112,355. 295 hp 3.5L 32-valve V6 Mild-Hybid, Premium Package, Rear Seat

Is there a better way to cruise down the Interstate than an S-class?


I won’t complain about the counter-intuitive Comand nav system (again).


I drove this cruiser from Ft. Lauderdale, FL to the Amelia Island Concours–365 miles–in a shade under five hours. We actually got 27 mpg, bettering the EPA estimate. The S400 was silent on the highway, had sufficient acceleration, swallowed our suitcases, and kept the rear seat passengers entertained through their back-of-headrest DVD screens. My only question─given the six-figure sticker, would an owner really care about getting superior gas mileage, or simply opt for a higher-horsepower engine at a similar cost?

Fun to Drive
5.0 rating
Fun to Look at
4.0 rating
Overall Experience
5.0 rating