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You choose the vehicle, the deposit, how long you want the contract to run for and the mileage you intend to do. You will then receive a quote for fixed cost motoring for the length of the contract. At the end of the contract you have a choice to either buy the vehicle outright for an agreed lump sum (the Guaranteed Minimum Future Value or final balloon payment), or hand the vehicle back to the lender.
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This is one of the most popular methods to buy a new vehicle. You pay an initial deposit, then pay off the balance in monthly payments over an agreed period of time, when the payments are complete the vehicle is yours.
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AMG floor mats, Green tinted glass, ASR, AirMATIC suspension, Wireless Smartphone charger, Reversing camera, Stop/start system, Rear seat belt status indicator, Auto dimming rear view mirror, Dashboard upper section in artico man-made leather...
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Mercedes-Benz reckons that its S-Class saloon is very possibly the best car in the world and this revised version of the W222 model backs that claim up with some hugely impressive technology. It's enough to keep this car very competitive indeed against aspiring rivals.
The S or 'Sonderklasse' has served as the flagship Mercedes saloon for over fifty years in various guises and the improved 'W222' model we're looking at here is the sixth generation since Mercedes started officially using the S-Class tag back in 1972. This car though, has a tougher brief than any of its predecessors. At its entry point, it must satisfy successful mid-level Managers, while at the other end of the line-up, the same car with greater power and opulence must also be good enough to meet the exalted expectations of potential Rolls Royce and Bentley buyers, with Maybach-badged versions of this model. To achieve that, this car will have to be even more ground-breaking than its predecessors - but then the S-Class always has been. This, after all, was the luxury saloon that in 1978 pioneered anti-lock brakes, in 1981 introduced airbags, seatbelt pre-tensioners and traction control and by 1992 was the first car to be built entirely free from harmful CFCs. This time round, even more ingenuity will be required in the face of new generation rivals from Audi and BMW.
This improved S-Class features more than 6000 fresh components and various new engines. The key news is that the 3.0-litre V6 diesel that's been used in volume versions of the S-class since 2005 has at last been replaced. Instead, customers are being offered a completely new 2.9-litre in-line six cylinder diesel motor developing 286bhp in the base S350d. This powerplant uses variable valve lift control for the first time and is mated to a new, even smoother 9-speed 9G-TRONIC auto gearbox. In the S350d, 62mph from rest takes just 6.0s en route to an artificially-limited maximum of 155mph and on the move, the electronically controlled air-sprung suspension delivers ride quality that rivals can't quite match. Its incorporated MAGIC BODY CONTROL' set-up now incorporates a further curve-tilting function that tilts the body by up to 2.65-degrees through the bends so that passengers will hardly notice it as you go through tighter turns. Other engines on offer in the line-up are all petrol-powered. They include a 3.0-litre petrol V6 with 457bhp in the S500 variant that'll be a rare sight on our roads. The top Mercedes-AMG S 63 variant gets an AMG-developed 4.0-litre biturbo V8 petrol powerplant with 612bhp to replace the previous 5.5-litre V8. The top S 65 gets a twelve cylinder 6.0-litre 630bhp unit.
We may be talking about a facelift here, but it's the most extensive model rejuvenation of any that Mercedes has undertaken in its entire history. You wouldn't really know that from a glance at the exterior of this car. Its dimensions are unchanged, so it remains 5,125mm long in its standard form, or 5,255mm in length in its long wheelbase guise. Changes are limited to details things: the prominent chromed front grille has been updated, as have the bumpers and the graphics of the LED headlamps and tail lights. Inside, the cabin materials are of an even higher grade than before, but otherwise, the spacious interior will be familiar to previous buyers of this sixth generation design. That means the front of the cabin continues to be dominated by two 12.3-inch screens and uses touch-sensitive steering wheel controls. New is an 'Energizing Comfort Control' package that links together various comfort systems in the vehicle: you choose a mode ('freshness', 'warmth', 'vitality', 'joy', 'comfort') and the set-up uses a range of various elements - interior climate, music, massaging seat settings, cabin fragrance and so on - to deliver a co-ordinated 10 minute programme aimed at re-vitalising you. On a more practical note, there's a 510-litre boot.
As before, most S-Class models will continue to be sold in the £75,000 to £90,000 bracket, but it's perfectly possible to pay up to and over £200,000, if you choose a well-specified Mercedes-AMG S 65 or Mercedes-Maybach variant. There's a £2,800 premium to go for the standard bodyshape to a long wheelbase version. A key draw this time round will be the improved 'Intelligent Drive' driving assistance technology on offer which takes another step towards fully autonomous driving. DISTRONIC Active Proximity Control and Active Steer Assist now provide even more comfortable support for the driver to keep a safe distance and steer. The speed is now adjusted automatically ahead of curves or junctions. This is complemented by a considerably improved Active Lane Change Assist and additional functions of the Active Emergency Stop Assist. What else? Well, a 'Remote Parking Assist' feature enables the car to be parked remotely using a smartphone app. The Burmester High-End 3D Surround Sound system now has even more speakers and an output of 1,520 watts. And a new Concierge Service can help the S-Class driver with everything from making restaurant reservations and obtaining tips about tourist routes, to gathering information on cultural or sporting events, before sending navigation destinations directly to the vehicle.
Fuel consumption is pretty much the same as it was in the pre-facelifted model. Choose an S350d variant - as we suspect most British S-Class customers will - and you'll get 52.3 miles from a gallon of diesel and 139g/km. Of course, if you choose conventional petrol power, your running costs will rise substantially. The S500 manages 40.9mpg and 157g/km. While the S 63 delivers 32.1mpg and 199g/km. The S 65 delivers just 23.7mpg and 279g/km. Helping the ore efficient variants is Mercedes' almost obsessive quest to reduce consumption and emissions. All of the S-Class body is fabricated from aluminium to cut weight for example. It's worth knowing that your maintenance outlay can be kept in check by going for the optional Service Care package that takes care of routine maintenance, spreading the cost of regular servicing, guaranteeing the price of parts and labour for up to four services and covering the cost of all recommended service items such as brake fluid, spark plugs, air filters, fuel filters and screen wash. There's also an ASSYST dashboard service indicator that monitors engine use and tells you exactly when a garage visit is due.
By Jonathan Crouch
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|Green tinted glass|
|Rain sensor windscreen wipers|
|Brake pad wear indicator front brakes|
|Electronic parking brake|
|Grey brake calipers|
|ESP curve dynamic assist|
|Wireless Smartphone charger|
|Near field communication|
|Collision prevention assist plus|
|Active park assist with parktronic system|
|Traffic sign recognition|
|Remote boot release|
|Rear seat belt status indicator|
|Digital operating instructions|
|Analogue clock with Mercedes-Benz star|
|Outside temperature gauge|
|Service indicator (ASSYST)|
|COMAND online with Media interface|
|Mercedes connect me|
|Cockpit display 12.3" widescreen digital instrument cluster|
|Smartphone integration with Apple CarPlay and Android auto|
|Auto dimming rear view mirror|
|Auto dimming driver's door mirror|
|Electric adjustable/heated/folding door mirrors|
|Dashboard upper section in artico man-made leather|
|Petrol Particulate Filter|
|Central controller dial to operate audio functions and telephone|
|DAB Digital radio|
|2 USB sockets in rear|
|Exterior Body Features|
|AMG bodystyling front and rear aprons and side skirts|
|Magic vision control|
|Visible twin exhaust tailpipe in bumper|
|Rear black sill protector|
|Headlight Assist and automatic headlight activation|
|Front fog lights|
|Adaptive brake lights|
|LED tail lights|
|Multi beam LED headlights|
|Easy entry/ electrically adjustable steering column|
|Luggage nets in boot/front pass footwell|
|Front/rear centre armrests with storage|
|Twin rear cupholders|
|Twin front cupholders|
|Lockable/illuminated air conditioned glovebox|
|Load securing rings in luggage compartment|
|Steering wheel gearshift paddles|
|AMG brushed stainless steel sports pedals with rubber studs|
|Illuminated door sills|
|12V power socket in centre console|
|Front/rear reading lights|
|keyless Go comfort pack - S Class|
|Seat memory pack - S Class|
|Front seatbelt pretensioners with force limiters and automatic belt height adjustment|
|Rear outer seatbelt pretensioners with force limiters and automatic belt height adjustment|
|First aid kit|
|Front side airbags|
|Three 3 point rear seatbelts|
|Tyre pressure monitoring system|
|Driver/Front Passenger airbags|
|Pre-safe anticipatory safety system|
|Front passenger seat with pre-safe positioning system|
|i-Size and ISOFIX Child Restraint system|
|4 way electric lumbar support|
|Heated front seats|
|Heated rear seats|
|Front adjustable head restraints|
|Front seat back map pockets|
|Auto Mercedes-Benz child seat recognition sensor|
|Electric adjustable front seats|
|Pre-safe impulse seats|
|Remote central locking|
|Locking wheel bolts|
|Alarm system with interior protection|
|Illuminated vanity mirrors|
|Wheels - Spare|
|Tyre sealant kit|
|CD autochanger in glovebox||£260.00|
|Burmester high end 3D surround sound system||£6,430.00|
|Driving Assistance Pack - S Class||£1,695.00|
|Individual rear seat pack - S Class||£6,000.00|
|Warmth comfort pack - S Class||£1,120.00|
|Roller blind pack - S Class||£1,010.00|
|Exclusive nappa leather pack - S Class||£6,890.00|
|Air-balance pack - S Class||£360.00|
|Intelligent rear seat belt pack - S Class||£995.00|
|Rear luxury lounge pack - S Class||£4,595.00|
|Business Telephony pack - S Class||£3,600.00|
|Business Telephony pack - S Class (In conjunction with Rear luxury lounge pack)||£2,250.00|
|Winter pack - S Class||£2,295.00|
|Paint - Metallic|
|Metallic - Emerald Green||Standard|
|Metallic - Anthracite Blue||Standard|
|Metallic - Obsidian black||Standard|
|Metallic - Diamond silver||Standard|
|Metallic - Iridium silver||Standard|
|Metallic - Ruby black||Standard|
|Metallic - Magnetite black||Standard|
|Metallic - Cavansite Blue||Standard|
|Metallic - Aragonite silver||Standard|
|Metallic - Selenite Grey||Standard|
|Exterior Body Features|
|Designo metallic paintwork||£760.00|
|Electric panoramic glass sunroof||£1,430.00|
|Model designation deletion||Standard|
|Designo Magno Paint||£3,650.00|
|Magic sky control in panoramic vario-roof with switchable transparency||£2,995.00|
|Nappa leather upholstery||£1,740.00|
|12V socket in luggage compartment||Standard|
|3 spoke leather multifunction sports steering wheel||Standard|
|3 spoke wood/leather AMG sports multi fuction steering wheel||£620.00|
|Rear privacy glass||£345.00|
|Speedtronic cruise control||Standard|
|Night view assist plus||£2,250.00|
|Paint - Special|
|Designo metallic - Diamond white||£760.00|
|Designo Magno - Cashmere white||£3,650.00|
|Trim - Leather|
|Leather - Black||Standard|
|Nappa leather - Black||£1,740.00|
|Leather - Silk beige/Espresso brown||Standard|
|Nappa leather - Silk beige/Espresso brown||£1,740.00|
|Exclusive nappa leather pack - Black||£6,890.00|
|Exclusive nappa leather pack - Silk beige/Espresso brown||£6,890.00|
|Exclusive nappa leather pack - Porcelain/Black||£6,890.00|
|Exclusive nappa leather pack - Nut brown/Black||£6,890.00|
|Leather - Nut brown/Black||Standard|
|Nappa leather - Nut brown/Black||£1,740.00|
|Nappa leather - Porcelain/Black||£1,740.00|
|Exclusive nappa leather pack - magma grey/Espresso brown||£6,890.00|
|Exclusive nappa leather pack - mahogany brown/Silk Beige||£6,890.00|
|Nappa leather - magma grey/Espresso brown||£1,740.00|
|Designo trim - Black piano lacquer||£1,230.00|
|Open pore brown ash wood trim||£500.00|
|AMG carbon fibre/black piano lacquer trim||£2,880.00|
|Black poplar wood trim||Standard|
|Burr walnut wood trim - Brown||Standard|
|Open pore black ash wood trim||£500.00|
|Designo trim - Black piano lacquer with flowing lines||£1,960.00|
|Thermotronic luxury automatic climate control||£1,070.00|
|Luxury auto 2 zone climate control||Standard|
|Wheels - Alloy|
|20" AMG 10 spoke design alloy wheels - RRM||£985.00|
|20" multi spoke design alloy wheels - 769||£780.00|
|19" AMG 5 twin spoke design alloy wheels||Standard|
|0 to 60 mph (secs)|
|0 to 62 mph (secs)||5.1|
|Engine Power - BHP||367|
|Engine Power - KW||270|
|Engine Power - PS|
|Engine Power - RPM||5500|
|Engine Torque - LBS.FT||369|
|Engine Torque - NM||500|
|Engine Torque - RPM||1600|
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