Used 2008 Mercedes-Benz S-Class

2008 Mercedes-Benz S-Class
List price range
$11,997 - $32,800

Pros

  • State-of-the-art luxury features, the handling and performance of a smaller sport sedan, eye-watering acceleration of AMG models, available all-wheel drive, that famed S-Class prestige.

Cons

  • Expensive options, COMAND can command too much driver attention, turn signal stalks are awkward to use.

Used 2008 Mercedes-Benz S-Class for Sale

Mercedes-Benz S-Class 2008 S550 4MATIC 4dr Sedan AWD (5.5L 8cyl 7A)
74,211 miles
Used 2008
Mercedes-Benz S-Class
S550 4MATIC
List$19,965
Est.Loan: $364/mo
Fair Deal!
Fair Deal!
$300 Below Market
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Dealer Notes
BACK TO SCHOOL SALE!! ALL UNITS MUST LEAVE THE LOT! BRING YOUR DOWN PAYMENT AND DRIVE HOME. WE ARE AN 'A+' BBB AND HAVE BEEN IN BUSINESS OVER 11 YEARS. OVER 100+ VEHICLES TO CHOSE FROM AND WE WILL MAKE THE DEAL EXTRA SWEET FOR YOU. COME SEE US TODAY! Internet Prices are based on cash or cashier's check. Our Internet price does not include a $395 Processing fee, Tags, title and FINANCE FEES!
Mercedes-Benz S-Class 2008 S65 AMG 4dr Sedan (6.0L 12cyl Turbo 5A)
66,338 miles
Used 2008
Mercedes-Benz S-Class
S65 AMG
List$32,800
Est.Loan: $597/mo
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Mercedes-Benz S-Class 2008 S550 4dr Sedan (5.5L 8cyl 7A)
90,180 miles
Used 2008
Mercedes-Benz S-Class
S550
(2)
Fairfax Motors
16.9 mi away
List$18,988
Est.Loan: $346/mo
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Dealer Notes
2008 S550 SPORT PACKAGE WITH AMG WHEELS**MUST SEE**CLEAN CARFAX**LOCAL VEHICLE**Includes a CARFAX buyback guarantee. WEB DEAL!!! Less than 91k Miles*** Safety equipment includes: ABS, Xenon headlights, Traction control, Curtain airbags, Passenger Airbag...Other features include: Leather seats, Navigation, Power locks, Power windows, Sunroof... Why pay higher prices when you can buy directly from us with our no HASSLE and HAGGLE free pricing?? Our prices are competitive in the market and compete or beat other dealerships. The buying experience with Fairfax Motors is the best! Fairfax Motors is family owned and operated in Fairfax, Virginia offering cars for sale and buying services to the DMV area for 24 years. Our owner has built successful and long term relationships with our customers with them returning to purchase cars from us time and time again. Our entire staff offers transparency with each customer from our knowledgeable sales staff to our dynamic managers and all the way to our very experienced Finance Director who has been in the business for 40 years! We offer Finance and Extended Warranty options, plus detailing services to keep your car looking beautiful. We need your cars to fill out inventory, so we take all trades and buy cars too! Stop dreading the car buying process and start having fun! Still aren't sure? Our customers love to show us love and share their buying experience with the world. Come see us at Fairfax Motors for your next vehicle purchase.
Mercedes-Benz S-Class 2008 S550 4MATIC 4dr Sedan AWD (5.5L 8cyl 7A)
100,586 miles
Used 2008
Mercedes-Benz S-Class
S550 4MATIC
Tricars
19.3 mi away
List$15,900
Est.Loan: $290/mo
Fair Deal!
Fair Deal!
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Dealer Notes
Navigation,Premium 2 Package, Parktronic,Active Ventilated front seats,Electronic Trunk Closer,Keyless Go.
Mercedes-Benz S-Class 2008 S550 4MATIC 4dr Sedan AWD (5.5L 8cyl 7A)
103,638 miles
Used 2008
Mercedes-Benz S-Class
S550 4MATIC
Victory Motors
19.6 mi away
List$16,777
Est.Loan: $306/mo
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Mercedes-Benz S-Class 2008 S550 4MATIC 4dr Sedan AWD (5.5L 8cyl 7A)
136,116 miles
Used 2008
Mercedes-Benz S-Class
S550 4MATIC
WBM of Arlington
23.3 mi away
List$14,695
Est.Loan: $300/mo
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Mercedes-Benz S-Class 2008 S63 AMG 4dr Sedan (6.2L 8cyl 7A)
81,543 miles
Used 2008
Mercedes-Benz S-Class
S63 AMG
List$27,771
Est.Loan: $506/mo
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Dealer Notes
Beautiful 2008 Mercedes Benz S63 AMG Loaded & Only 2 Owners!! This Vehicle is equipped with V8 Engine Producing 510HP EDC Paddle Shifters Navigation Bluetooth Auxiliary Input Heated & Cooled Seats RearPower Sunshades and much more!!! The Vehicle� has passed a rigorous MULTI-POINT INSPECTION and reconditioning process before being offered for sale. You will be completely satisfied with its quality. We strive to give every vehicle a thorough inspection and can tell you with confidence that the structural integrity of this car exceeds the highest standards. With confidence we can assure the comfort gained from this car's unadulterated interior will be unmatched. Every major mechanical system has been inspected and found to be in good working order. This car and most every car we sell comes with a STANDARD WARRANTY that covers the drive train and more. We want you to be completely satisfied with your purchase so we offer an optional extended warranty at a very affordable price. Just ask for the details. Want a new car? Have bad credit or no credit? Not a problem! We here at Arlington Auto Group offer GUARANTEED FINANCING on our inventory and will get you approved for this car. Let us make your car buying experience a little easier by getting you the lowest monthly payment possible. We believe in saving our customers money.WE OFFER GREAT MILITARY SPECIALS FOR OUR FELLOW MILITARY MEMBERS. FOR MORE INFO YOU MAY CONTACT US AT 703-798-0979 WWW.ArlingtonAutoGroup.Net
Mercedes-Benz S-Class 2008 S550 4MATIC 4dr Sedan AWD (5.5L 8cyl 7A)
119,683 miles
Used 2008
Mercedes-Benz S-Class
S550 4MATIC
List$15,995
Est.Loan: $291/mo
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Mercedes-Benz S-Class 2008 S550 4MATIC 4dr Sedan AWD (5.5L 8cyl 7A)
62,974 miles
Used 2008
Mercedes-Benz S-Class
S550 4MATIC
(5)
Gorilla Motors
33.1 mi away
List$19,995
Est.Loan: $364/mo
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Mercedes-Benz S-Class 2008 S550 4MATIC 4dr Sedan AWD (5.5L 8cyl 7A)
105,016 miles
Used 2008
Mercedes-Benz S-Class
S550 4MATIC
Car Legends
36.8 mi away
List$14,995
Est.Loan: $306/mo
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Good Deal!
$300 Below Market
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Mercedes-Benz S-Class 2008 S550 4dr Sedan (5.5L 8cyl 7A)
77,254 miles
Used 2008
Mercedes-Benz S-Class
S550
List$19,900
Est.Loan: $363/mo
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Dealer Notes
Prices subject to change without notice and do not include Title, License, Registration Fees, State or Local Taxes or Processing Fees, if any. Please contact seller first for vehicle availability
Mercedes-Benz S-Class 2008 S550 4MATIC 4dr Sedan AWD (5.5L 8cyl 7A)
71,857 miles
Used 2008
Mercedes-Benz S-Class
S550 4MATIC
(5)
Car Web
47 mi away
List$21,497
Est.Loan: $392/mo
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Dealer Notes
2 Previous Owners, 17 Documented Service Records... This vehicle comes equipped with Rear Sunshades, Soft Close Doors, Navigation, 3 Person Memory Seating, Massage Seats, Panoramic Roof, AMG Wheels, Harmon/Kardon audio, Power Trunk AND SO MUCH MORE... Please visit our web site at www.carwebinc.com for more detailed information and free carfax report available on this vehicle. To set up an appointment for test drive feel free to contact our sales team at (888) 868-1437. Vehicle sold with 1 month or 1000 miles power train warranty. Prices exclude, tax, tag, title and processing fee of $649.
Mercedes-Benz S-Class 2008 S63 AMG 4dr Sedan (6.2L 8cyl 7A)
116,883 miles
Used 2008
Mercedes-Benz S-Class
S63 AMG
(5)
MaxKar Motors
51.8 mi away
List$21,998
Est.Loan: $401/mo
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Dealer Notes
POWERFUL AND LUXURIOUS, THIS 2008 MERCEDES-BENZ IS READY TO HIT THE ROADS IN STYLE DUE TO ITS COMFORTABLE INTERIOR TO ITS MANY TECH FEATURES!!!!!!!!!!!! **LEATHER SEATS**SPECIFIC AMG SEATS**MULTI CONTOUR POWER SEATS**HEATED/COOLED SEATS**MEMORY SEATS**SUNROOF/MOONROOF**BACK-UP**NAVIGATION SYSTEM**HARMAN/KARDON SOUND SYSTEM**INSTRUMENTAL CLUSTER SCREEN**INFOTAINMENT SCREEN**PHONE CONNECTIVITY**STEERING WHEEL AUDIO/PHONE CONTROL**PUSH BUTTON START**CRUISE CONTROL**RAIN SENSING WIPERS**STEERING WHEEL PADDLE SHIFTERS**ON-SCREEN CLIMATE CONTROL**MULTI-ZONE A/C CONTROL**POWER STEERING WHEEL ADJUSTMENT**PARKING SENSOR**BRAKE ASSIST**WOODGRAIN TRIM INTERIOR**HID PROJECTOR HEADLIGHTS**VANITY MIRROR**PRIVACY SUN SHADING**POWERFUL AMG 6.3L SFI DOHC 32-VALVE V8 ENGINE**AM/FM/CD/DVD NAV SYS** The electronic components on this vehicle are in working order. There are no defects present on this vehicle. There is not a door ding present on this vehicle. There is a properly functioning engine in this vehicle. This vehicle has a clean exterior. The interior was well maintained. The mileage is accurate. There is no trouble shifting this transmission. It is priced to sell quickly, CALL NOW. We have custom financing plans for most budgets. Stop by today or schedule an appointment with one of our qualified sales associates. Also, our entire inventory selection is available online at: www.maxkarmotors.com. PLEASE PRESENT THIS AD TO HONOR SPECIAL PRICING. Here At Maxkar Motors We Emphasize On Providing All Customers With Quality Customer Service, As Well As Quality Vehicles At Unbeatable Prices. We Have Over 30 Banks And Lenders Working By Our Side. Let Our Dedicated And Professional Sales Associates Help You On Your Next Purchase. TAKE 5 minutes and submit an online credit application for a guaranteed approval!!!!!When others say no we say Yes!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Are you ready to Save money on the purchase of your next CAR? If you are call us at 540-370-8888 Today. All WAL-MART AND COSTCO CUSTOMERS WELCOME!!!!!!
Mercedes-Benz S-Class 2008 S550 4MATIC 4dr Sedan AWD (5.5L 8cyl 7A)
111,966 miles
Used 2008
Mercedes-Benz S-Class
S550 4MATIC
Cars For Sale
57.7 mi away
List$13,999
Est.Loan: $286/mo
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Good Deal!
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Dealer Notes
Disclaimer%3A PRICES ARE BASED ON ONE TIME CASH FULL PAYMENT. PRICES ON ANY OTHER FORM OF PAYMENT IS NOT THE LISTED ONE. Buyer pays the following additional fees when purchasing a car%3ADealer License Tax of 0.125%25 /Sales Tax/Registration/Titling paperwork fees/Tags/Additional Service Request/Emission/%2524899. dealer processing fee- HOWEVER IT IS NEGOTIABLE sometimes. Prices are subject to change without prior notice. 84 months/100 miles Bumper to Bumper extended warranty or 12 months unlimited miles included on selected cars. Tax special%3A dealer will match down payment on finance deals 2.2 interest rates available on oac no payments for 120 days ask us how. Prices to change on availability.Visit Cars For Sale Inc. a used car dealership's website directly at WWW.CarsForSaleInc.Com / Call 540-479-2749 or text 571-354-3916 or visit us in person AT OUR NEW LOCATION 8700 Jefferson Davis Hwy Fredericksburg VA 22407 BUT please schedule your test drive 24 hours prior to your visit IF POSSIBLE. ALL PRICES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE ANYTIME%2521 FLEXIBLE HOURS ARE AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST PLEASE CALL FIRST%2521 Air Conditioning,Alloy Wheels,Automatic Headlights,Automatic Load-Leveling,Cargo Area Tiedowns,CD Changer,Daytime Running Lights,Driver Airbag,Driver Multi-Adjustable Power Seat,Electrochromic Exterior Rearview Mirror,Electrochromic Interior Rearview Mirror,Electronic Brake Assistance,Fog Lights,Front Air Dam,Front Power Lumbar Support,Front Power Memory Seat,Front Side Airbag,Heated Exterior Mirror,High Intensity Discharge Headlights,Interval Wipers,Keyless Entry,Leather Steering Wheel,Passenger Airbag,Passenger Multi-Adjustable Power Seat,Power Windows,Rain Sensing Wipers,Second Row Side Airbag,Separate Driver/Front Passenger Climate Controls,Side Head Curtain Airbag,Steering Wheel Mounted Controls,Subwoofer,Tachometer,Telematics System,Telescopic Steering Column,Tire Pressure Monitor,Traction Control,Trip Computer,Trunk Anti-Trap Device,Vehicle Stability Control System,ABS Brakes,CD Player,Leather Seat,Manual Sunroof,Power Door Locks,Rear Window Defogger,Tilt Steering
Mercedes-Benz S-Class 2008 S550 4MATIC 4dr Sedan AWD (5.5L 8cyl 7A)
83,788 miles
Used 2008
Mercedes-Benz S-Class
S550 4MATIC
National Motors
59.4 mi away
List$19,000
Est.Loan: $346/mo
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Mercedes-Benz S-Class 2008 S550 4MATIC 4dr Sedan AWD (5.5L 8cyl 7A)
76,218 miles
Used 2008
Mercedes-Benz S-Class
S550 4MATIC
List$19,764
Est.Loan: $360/mo
Fair Deal!
Fair Deal!
$544 Below Market
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Mercedes-Benz S-Class 2008 S550 4dr Sedan (5.5L 8cyl 7A)
93,457 miles
Used 2008
Mercedes-Benz S-Class
S550
WBM of Arlington
23.3 mi away
List$16,595
Est.Loan: $302/mo
Fair Deal!
Fair Deal!
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Dealer Notes
Thank you for visiting another one of W B M of Arlington's exclusive listings%2521 W B M of Arlington is a small family operated business established in 1988. 1 We never purchase our vehicles from auctions. 2 Our prices are generally the lowest because of our lower over head, and not due to poor quality. we are satisfied with lower profit margins 3 All our cars are inspected and are with CARFAX history%2521 For pictures, please visit us %40 www.wbminc.com %2A Some vehicles may have a few more miles than advertised. This is due to test drives, inspection, and service. %2A Please double check the accuracy of the options with your sales representative. On some rare occasions, in transmission of the electronic feeds, some options may not be properly indicated. %2A Ask me about how to get an extended warranty on this vehicle %2A We welcome pre-buy inspections %2A You won't find a better price for this vehicle anywhere PANORAMA SUNROOF|P3 PKG|ACTIVE BODY CONTROL|P1 PKG|GRAPHITE DESIGNO|P2 PKG|PREMIUM LEATHER UPHOLSTERY;City 14/hwy 21 %285.5L engine/7-speed auto trans%29|Bi-xenon high-intensity discharge headlamps-inc%3A polycarbonate lenses, automatic level control, driver-selectable light-sensing auto-on headlamp, automatic lamp substitution, heated headlamp washers|Dual heated auto-folding pwr mirrors-inc%3A memory, auto-dimming driver mirror, integrated LED turn signals|Pwr tilt/slide tinted glass sunroof w/1-touch express open, memory|Infrared-reflecting & noise insulating glass|Variable doorstop|Rain-sensing aero-blade windshield wipers w/heated washer system|Front halogen foglamps|Single rear foglamp|Auto-dimming rearview mirror|Locator lighting|Electronic analog tachometer & fuel gauge|Harmon/kardon LOGIC7 600-Watt digital surround system-inc%3A AM/FM stereo, 6-disc CD changer, MP3 capability, %2814%29 speakers, 5.1 channel amplifier, dynamic volume control, fiber-optic communication among components|Integrated HomeLink compatible %283%29 button garage door opener|Front/rear floor mats|Rear window defroster w/auto-shutoff based on time, driving speed & exterior temp|SmartKey infrared remote-inc%3A trunk open, windows & sunroof open/close, panic alarm, fuel filler door, selective unlock|Pwr windows w/1-touch express up/down|Hands-free communication system w/voice control|Cruise control|Leather upholstery|Active front head restraints w/adjustable height & fore-aft, built-in keypad beneath headrest for hands-free communication & radio presets|Audible reminders & messages-inc%3A exterior lamp failure, low fuel, engine oil, coolant, washer fluid, headlights on, remove key from ignition, door & sunroof open|PCMCIA memory card slot|Touch turn signals %28flashes %283%29 times w/1-touch%29|Rear head restraints in all seating positions w/manually adjustable fore-aft|Tele Aid global positioning system %28GPS%29 satellite system-inc%3A stolen vehicle recovery, remote door unlock service, automatic alarm & collision notification|Automatic dual-zone climate control-inc%3A electrostatic dust & pollen filters, sun, humidity & dew point sensors, tunnel mode w/1-touch closing of all windows, seat belt usage sensors %28allows climate control to focus first on occupied seats%29|Dual front/rear reading lamps|Adjustable fiber-optic ambient lighting feature|Leather-wrapped pwr 4-way tilt/telescopic steering wheel-inc%3A mounted shift buttons, audio, voice, telephone & multi-function display controls, programmable easy-exit, memory|20-GB hard drive-based in-dash GPS navigation system|SmartKey system-inc%3A remote central locking system, anti-theft engine immobilizer, drive away automatic locking|Tire pressure monitoring system|Mercedes-Benz Maintenance System Plus display-inc%3A distance remaining to next maintenance, type of service due, reminders|Digital instrumentation-inc%3A speedometer, odometer, Touch Shift gear & shift modes selection|Hand-polished Burl Walnut wood trim|Auxiliary pwr outlet|Multi-function displays in instrument cluster faces-inc%3A trip computer, exterior temp gauge, maintenance system, oil level check, digital speedometer, reminder & malfunction messages, driver-programmable settings, audio status, navigation route guidance|Night security illumination|COMAND cockpit management & data system for operation of vehicles systems|Quad illuminated vanity mirrors|Anti-theft client alarm notification w/remote panic feature|14-way pwr heated front bucket seats-inc%3A pwr lumbar, 3-position seat memory|Pwr rear window sunshade w/1-touch express up/down|Airmatic semi-active suspension w/ADS II adaptive damping|P255/45R18 all-season tires|Anti-lock disc brakes system %28ABS%29 w/brake assist system|Pwr 4-piston perforated & vented front & 1-piston vented rear disc brakes|Pwr vehicle-speed-sensitive rack & pinion steering|Independent 4-link front suspension-inc%3A anti-lift control, gas-pressurized shock absorbers, stabilizer bar|Rear wheel drive|Electronic stability program %28ESP%29|7-speed electronically controlled driver-adaptive automatic transmission w/ Touch Shift|Independent 5-arm multi-link rear suspension-inc%3A anti-squat & anti-dive systems|18 x 8.5 9-spoke aluminum wheels|Electronic parking brake w/automatic disengagement|5.5L SFI DOHC 32-valve V8 engine|Universal LATCH %28lower anchors & tethers for children%29 system|Emergency interior trunk release w/illumination|Front/rear side airbags|Rear center automatic shoulder belt height adjustable 3-point seat belt|Electronic stability program %28ESP%29|Child safety rear door locks|PRE-SAFE collision preparedness system|3-point front/rear outboard belts-inc%3A emergency tensioning device, adaptive force limiter, automatic shoulder belt height-adjusters|Front passenger occupant classification system|Front/rear side window curtain airbags w/rollover sensor|Driver & front passenger adaptive dual-stage airbags|Anti-lock disc brakes system %28ABS%29 w/brake assist system
Mercedes-Benz S-Class 2008 S63 AMG 4dr Sedan (6.2L 8cyl 7A)
93,554 miles
Used 2008
Mercedes-Benz S-Class
S63 AMG
List$27,777
Est.Loan: $506/mo
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Dealer Notes
This 2008 Mercedes Benz S63 AMG is ONE OF A KIND!!! This S63 AMG is a clean carfax vehicle!! Wrapped in a beautiful matte satin gray wrap NEW BRAKES JUST INSTALLED this vehicle is equipped with options such as Night Vision Lorinser Trunk & Roof Spoiler Custom Headlights & Taillights Custom Wheels Upgraded Paddle Shifters Massage Seats Rear Power Reclining Seats Rear Heated & Cooled Seats Rear Air Controls Navigation Back Up Camera Bluetooth and much more !!! There's just too much to list on this vehicle but one not like any other!!! Multi-Point Inspection and reconditioning process befoer being offered for sale. You will be completely satisfied with its quality. We strive to give every vehicle a thorough inspection and can tell you with confidence that the structural integrity of this car exceeds the highest standards. With confidence we can assure the comfort gained from this car's unadulterated interior will be unmatched. Every major mechanical system has been inspected and found to be in good working order. This car and most every car we sell comes with a STANDARD WARRANTY that covers the drive train and more. We want you to be completely satisfied with your purchase so we offer an optional extended warranty at a very affordable price. Just ask for the details. Want a new car? Have bad credit or no credit? Not a problem! We here at Arlington Auto Group offer GUARANTEED FINANCING on our inventory and will get you approved for this car. Let us make your car buying experience a little easier by getting you the lowest monthly payment possible. We believe in saving our customers money. That's why this car has been set below the BLUE BOOK value to help.WE OFFER GREAT MILITARY SPECIALS FOR OUR FELLOW MILITARY MEMBERS. FOR MORE INFO YOU MAY CONTACT US AT 703-798-0979 WWW.ARLINGTONAUTOGROUP.NETWE OFFER GREAT MILITARY SPECIALS FOR OUR FELLOW MILITARY MEMBERS. FOR MORE INFO YOU MAY CONTACT US AT 703-798-0979 WWW.ARLINGTONAUTOGROUP.NETWE OFFER GREAT MILITARY SPECIALS FOR OUR FELLOW MILITARY MEMBERS. FOR MORE INFO YOU MAY CONTACT US AT 703-798-0979 WWW.ARLINGTONAUTOGROUP.NETWE OFFER GREAT MILITARY SPECIALS FOR OUR FELLOW MILITARY MEMBERS. FOR MORE INFO YOU MAY CONTACT US AT 703-798-0979 WWW.ARLINGTONAUTOGROUP.NET

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Edmunds' Expert Review

The 2008 Mercedes-Benz S-Class is perhaps the most advanced car on the planet, with precision engineering, groundbreaking technologies and an interior fit for foreign dignitaries. For those desiring a large ultraluxury sedan that has everything and can do everything, the S-Class is the benchmark.

vehicle overview

When it comes to large luxury sedans, few convey as much grandeur and success as the 2008 Mercedes-Benz S-Class. For decades, the Mercedes flagship has been the quintessential premium sedan for well-to-do doctors, lawyers, high-ranking executives and foreign oil magnates who seek the finest automobile money can buy -- without seeking out models from Bentley, Maybach or Rolls-Royce. Now in its second year since a complete redesign, the four S-Class varieties are still at the top of a very prestigious mountain of high-end sedans.

If the 2008 Mercedes-Benz S-Class could be summed up in three words, they would be power, elegance and technology. The power bit is taken care of in good order by four engines, each of which motivates this supremely hefty Benz as if it weighed hundreds of pounds less. At the bottom of the totem pole is the S550's 5.5-liter V8 that delivers 382 horsepower through a seven-speed automatic transmission to either the rear wheels or all four in the 4Matic model. The S63 AMG, developed by Mercedes' in-house tuning division, features a naturally aspirated 518-hp V8. The V12-powered S600 features twin turbochargers that produce 510 hp and 604 pound-feet of torque. If that seems slow to you, you may need a psychiatrist, but otherwise, the S65 AMG and its biturbo V12 makes 604 hp and an NHRA-challenging 738 lb-ft.

The elegance part is taken care of by tasteful styling that is particularly striking with the AMG body modifications on the S63 and S65. Inside, Mercedes' new COMAND system creates a classy and uncluttered cabin free of the zillions of buttons typical of many luxury cars. Rich leather covers most surfaces, while real wood trim is tastefully applied in an orbit around the cabin, with soothing lights hidden beneath. Finally, technology like a 20GB hard drive-based navigation system, adaptive seats, Active Body Control suspension technology and Distronic Plus cruise control offer an impressive range of capabilities that set the S-Class apart from the pack.

Depending on which of the five models is in consideration, S-Class competitors range from the Audi A8 and BMW 750i to the Bentley Continental Flying Spur. Against any of them, though, the 2008 S550, S550 4Matic, S600, S63 AMG and S65 AMG provide a brilliant mix of elements that is tough to match: abundant power, competent handling, high-tech features, an opulent interior and magnificent presence. Those foreign oil magnates won't be disappointed.

trim levels & features

There are currently five trim levels available on the flagship 2008 Mercedes-Benz S-Class luxury sedan: the S550, the all-wheel-drive S550 4Matic, the V12-powered S600, the high-performance S63 AMG and the über-performance S65 AMG. Notable items on the S550's standard equipment list include 18-inch wheels, an air spring suspension, bi-xenon headlights, 14-way adjustable front seats, the COMAND all-in-one control interface, a hard-drive-based navigation system, hands-free cell phone communication, a Harman Kardon audio system with a six-CD changer and, of course, copious amounts of leather and wood trim. With the exception of its AWD system and some accompanying chassis modifications, the S550 4Matic is identically equipped. In addition to a larger, more powerful V8 engine, the S63 AMG adds 20-inch lightweight AMG wheels, Mercedes' Active Body Control (ABC) adaptive suspension (optional on the rear-drive S550), larger brakes, specific exterior styling pieces, aluminum interior trim and sport seats.

Major options on the V8-equipped S-Class cars include ventilated front seats with a massage feature, a keyless entry and start system, the Distronic Plus adaptive cruise control and Night View Assist infrared night vision system. One can also order an AMG wheel-and-body trim package for the S550, while a performance package for the S63 provides a limited-slip rear differential and raises the top-speed limiter from 155 mph to 186. The Rear Seat Package equips either model with power-adjustable heated and cooled rear seats and four-zone climate control.

The V12-equipped S600 and S65 AMG sedans come with almost all of the above features as standard. Although vastly more powerful, the S65 basically takes the same approach to performance as the S63 and features the same upgraded running gear and cosmetic additions.

performance & mpg

The 2008 Mercedes-Benz S550 sports a 5.5-liter V8 that makes 382 hp and 391 lb-ft of torque. In testing, we've found that this is enough for a 6.1-second 0-60-mph time. A standard seven-speed automatic transmission routes power to the rear wheels. Opt for the S550 4Matic and this same transmission routes power to all four wheels, transforming the big luxury sedan into a serious bad-weather vehicle. The Mercedes S63 AMG has a 6.2-liter V8 capable of 518 hp and 465 lb-ft of torque. The S63 also uses the seven-speed automatic, but it's recalibrated for faster, firmer shifts.

A choice of two 12-cylinder engines is found in the two remaining S-Class models. The S600's twin-turbo V12 is of the same displacement as the V8, but provides 510 hp and 612 lb-ft of torque. For the S65 AMG, a twin-turbo 6.0-liter V12 develops a positively insane 604 hp and 738 lb-ft of torque. Anything more would have to be fueled by nuclear fission. Mercedes says the S65 AMG can hit 60 mph in 4.2 seconds. On the V12s, Mercedes sticks with a five-speed automatic since the seven-speed unit isn't capable of handling the V12's torque output. The S65 has a sport-tuned version of this automatic that provides quicker shifts.

safety

It may be a stretch to compare the 2008 Mercedes-Benz S-Class to a tank, but with its state-of-the-art safety systems, it's one of the closest things to one. Stability control, eight airbags (including full-length curtains and side rear airbags) and brake assist (which automatically applies full power braking if it senses a panic-stop situation) are all onboard. So is Mercedes' PreSafe system, a useful bit of technology that can sense an impending crash and automatically tighten up the seatbelts and reposition the power seats for maximum airbag protection. Active headlights are also standard, while Night Vision Assist uses infrared technology to detect objects far beyond headlight range.

driving

The S-Class suspension utilizes Mercedes' Airmatic suspension system wherein four air bellows support the weight of the vehicle. Under lateral weight transfer during cornering, the outside bellows inflate to reduce body lean by as much as 40 percent. Ride and handling capabilities are exactly what you'd expect from a high-end sedan -- yet also what you wouldn't. The ride is compliant and fitting for a luxury sedan, dispatching bumps and ruts with nary a shake to the cabin, while the tight handling makes the S550 feel two-thirds its size. "Nimble" may be too strong a descriptor, but considering the 2008 Mercedes-Benz S-Class weighs a minimum of 4,300 pounds, it feels surprisingly agile. The steering is fairly quick and precise with a decent heft to the wheel, though we'd still give the BMW 7 Series a slight edge in road feel.

interior

Mercedes' COMAND (Cockpit Management and Data) system is much easier to use than before, as there is a larger screen mounted to the right of the instruments and many controls are redundant. The only ergonomic flaw is the turn signal stalk, which is located somewhat awkwardly down low and away from the driver. Simple elegance marks the cabin decor, with impeccable materials quality, richly polished woods and soft leather all around.

The optional dynamic multicontour seats have 11 air chambers that essentially allow you to mold the seat to your body. During aggressive driving, the side bolsters can automatically pump up and down in response to cornering forces to better hold you in place. These seats can also provide a soothing back massage, which will no doubt decrease business for in-car masseurs. Those in the rear seat will also be well taken care of, particularly when the S-Class is equipped with the Rear Seat package that adds power adjustment, heating and cooled seats, and its own set of two-zone automatic climate controls. The only thing missing is a butler named Cavendish.

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Front Differential Seize Up
moebaz, 3/11/2013
I was stopped at a red light. When the light turned green and I was moving forward at about 15-20 miles per hour, the car came to a sudden stop. The vehicle behind me almost ran into my back since there were no brake lights illuminated when this unfortunate malfunction took place. I immediately looked the control panel for any malfunction alarm and there were none. The root cause of the problem was front differential seize up without any warning. There were the right amount of oil in the reservoir so the problem was no due to lack of lubrication. The car was repaired by MB dealer and I was given a bill for (hold on to your pants) $8,252. I called MB customer service to find out if there are any recall on this malfunction. I was told none reported. I have a hard time believing that I am the only one with this problem. I almost came to a decision to sign over the title and have them sell the car to recover the repair cost. Obviously the dealer is not at fault here. However you would expect that a car of this caliber would be better designed and supported. As you have guessed I am unhappy with my MB. By the way if you are trying to sign on for MB online owner community and want to choose the username "UNHAPPY", you can't. It is already taken. Try it with some #s.
Good Car, Not Thrilled, But Good Car
ibitty, 6/10/2008
This is a very beautiful car. Not the best, but nice. Really the best on the market right now, but not sure that says a lot. S550 best of a choice for the current market when compared to the Quattroporte, 7 Series, A8. Cars I wish it came close too, the driving feel and comfort of my 2001 740iL or the elegance of my 2006 Range Rover. I have had it to the shop twice for TPMS and a tire that kept going flat.
Truly the Best
Barbara, 7/30/2007
My husband has been a Mercedes-Benz afficianado for decades but I have always bought whatever car I thought looked the best, which has led me to Audi and BMW many times over the years. Those vehicles were very enjoyable to own but were hopelessly unreliable. I just purchased a new car following my husband's advice (he has an S550 himself) and have never been this pleased with a car. The S is so refined and luxurious I can hardly fathom how I lived without it all this time. This truly is the best luxury sedan available today. So far it is completely problem free and it has that bank vault solidity to it, I am so enamored with this car.
MB Quality is Back
Review by Owner, 12/1/2007
After having a couple of MBs with quality issues we are extremely pleased with the rock solid, problem- free S550 we have now had for several months and 3,000 miles. We waited 6 months to get an S with the ABC option but ABC provides such a great combination of ride and handling that it was worth it. COMMAND is very easy to use (I have never opened the manual) and allows for a dash that is free of button clutter (particularly compared to Lexus LS). You can get gas mileage well into the 20's on the highway but it can degrade to below 15 mpg in urban driving. But you feel so great in this vehicle that you hate to have to get out when you reach your destination
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Features & Specs

MPG
14 city / 21 hwy
Seats 5
7-speed shiftable automatic
Gas
382 hp @ 6000 rpm
MPG
14 city / 20 hwy
Seats 5
7-speed shiftable automatic
Gas
382 hp @ 6000 rpm
MPG
11 city / 17 hwy
Seats 5
5-speed shiftable automatic
Gas
510 hp @ 5000 rpm
MPG
11 city / 17 hwy
Seats 5
7-speed shiftable automatic
Gas
518 hp @ 6800 rpm
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Used 2008 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Overview

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