1996 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Review | Edmunds.com
 

1996 Mercedes-Benz S-Class

   
 
Mercedes-Benz S-Class Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 6.0 L V 12-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 5-speed Automatic
  • Horse Power 389 hp @ 5200 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 11/17 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats No
 

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  • What's New for 1996

    No cosmetic improvements to the S-Class this year; everything new is under the skin. ESP is standard on the S600 and optional on V8…

 
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Customer Reviews

  Average Consumer Rating (3 total reviews)


Riding deep for cheap

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Vehicle: 1996 Mercedes-Benz S-Class S600 4dr Sedan

What a car and such a bargain! A one owner car purchased for $125,000 (no misprint) less than sticker. It runs great, fuel mileage is good for a 5,000lb. car, and so far it has been bullet-proof reliable. If you want a great car, this is the ultimate. Just beware that when it needs repair, make sure you use your AMEX card because you will exceed your credit limit with any other card (S600 parts are very expensive)



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Mb s600

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Vehicle: 1996 Mercedes-Benz S-Class S600 4dr Sedan

A fabulous car from 13 years the date I bought and still feels and looks new. It is a great car with great power of 12 cylinders. I love this car. I bought a new 2008 Lexus and I had to do some repairs after 6 months, but the Mercedes I had nothing to do but the checkups every year




Ultimate motoring

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Vehicle: 1996 Mercedes-Benz S-Class S600 4dr Sedan

Vehicle was purchased Starmarked from dealer -- in excellent shape with 27k miles. Has been an excellent driving experience, especially on the highway. Very easy to exceed speed limits because car is totally quiet, smooth and has unprecedented power reserve for accelerating, even at high speeds. Car has suffered very high depcreciation since purchase.



 
 
 
Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 11
  • cty
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  • 17
  • highway
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Full 1996 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Review

What's New for 1996

No cosmetic improvements to the S-Class this year; everything new is under the skin. ESP is standard on the S600 and optional on V8 models. ESP is a stability control system designed to help the driver keep the S-Class under control at all times. V8 and V12 versions get a new five-speed automatic, and all models get a standard power glass sunroof and smog-sensing climate control system. The S350 Turbodiesel is history.

Talk About The 1996 S-Class

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fintail
fintail
09-25-2008
That diesel W124 story is sad....I had a gas (I6) W126 S-class, 1989...drove it for a few years, put maybe 35K on it, and my only unscheduled repair was a fuel injection part that slowly died, costing...


megasuvowner
megasuvowner
06-01-2001
I own a 1996 Mercedes-Benz Gelaendewagen G500 4dr, which i bought from Europa Imports in Santa Fe, New Mexico. That is the only dealership in the US that sells them( until 2002 when all Mercedes deale...


merc1
merc1
04-24-2002
Goes to show who the "fool" is. YOU HAVEN'T EVEN DRIVEN AN S-CLASS!!! So be quiet. The SLK has nothing to do with this discussion. I'm really starting to enjoy this. My Cadillac experi...