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

1996 Mercedes-Benz S-Class

Certified Pre-Owned (CPO) is a category of used car. Often late-model vehicles, they have been inspected, refurbished, if necessary, and are under warranty by the manufacturer.
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Mercedes-Benz S-Class Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 5.0 L V 8-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 5-speed Automatic
  • Horse Power 315 hp @ 5600 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 14/19 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 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.

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Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 14
  • cty
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  • 19
  • highway
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What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews


9 of 9 people found this review helpful

Best car ever

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Vehicle: 1996 Mercedes-Benz S-Class S500 4dr Sedan

This car is amazing. It rides smoothly, has the power when it is needed, and it still has the looks after 15 years.



1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Marquis

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Vehicle: 1996 Mercedes-Benz S-Class S500 4dr Sedan

When I bought the vehicle used, the previous owner did not take care of all the maintenance that was supposed to be taken care of. Despite that, I put money into all the maintenance that was supposed to be done, and it drives like a dream. The drive before the maintenance was nice, however now, it really drives like I expected.



3 of 3 people found this review helpful

Best car at 60+ mph

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Vehicle: 1996 Mercedes-Benz S-Class S500 4dr Sedan

The above title stated clearly: this is the best car I ever ride on highway. A perfect balance between performance and luxury. With the 5.0 litter V-8, the S- 500 is, (may I say), sporty at highway speed. Plenty of passing power/touque, and the car achieves the speed in such a quiet and effortless manner. The gas mileage is not too bad, since most of the time I do not need to rev the engine high to extract performance.



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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.

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Talk About The 1996 S-Class

1996 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Discussions See all Started By

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...



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