Let's start with the interior because, let's face it, this is the primary reason why people choose to hire our grey Mercedes Benz New S Class s350 Bluetec L. Clad in soft black leather, the interior is exceptionally spacious and benefits from an incredible level of attention to detail. The leather dash is immaculately stitched, while the diamond-shaped quilting on the seats is sumptuously soft. Plush carpet extends throughout the vehicle, and even coats the buckets inside the doors.
Those in the front seats benefit for luxury head restraints, heated seats, automatic climate control and the Mercedes-Benz emergency call system - once made infamous on an episode of Top Gear
The rear seats, however, have another dimension of luxury altogether - something that makes this car irresistible for anyone opting for our Mercedes Benz New S Class s350 Bluetec L chauffeur hire. The car's long wheelbase creates a huge amount of legroom for those reclining in the back seats - and reclining is exactly the right word, given that the chairs can tilt back up to 37 degrees.
The view's not bad either - passengers can gaze out of the enormous dual-plane panoramic sunroof, control the sunblinds on all windows to optimise their view, or turn their attention to the rear entertainment screens, which are connected to a top-of-the-range sound system with 24 speakers and the capacity to direct sound to a particular seat. Not that you'd need a particularly high volume - the engine is so quiet you'll be in utter peace and quiet throughout the journey. As well as the climate control mentioned earlier, passengers also benefit from LED lighting that can be adjusted to seven different shades, as well as LED piping wrapped around both seats, which creates a wonderful night-time ambiance. For those of you planning a long trip on your Mercedes Benz New S Class s350 Bluetec L hire in the UK or elsewhere, the 510 litres of boot space should ensure you can take all the necessary items with you.
The Mercedes Benz New S Class s350 Bluetec L may be a large, long-wheelbase luxury sedan, but that doesn't mean it can't move. It generates 690NM of torque, with peak torque beginning at just 1,600 RPM, meaning that it's effortless to drive - despite weighing almost two tonnes.
Sitting on pneumatic mounts, the V6 diesel engine will allow you to get up to 155MPH with ease, and when the car is put into sport mode the handling is tauter and more vital - perfect for when you need to get somewhere that little bit quicker.
The car is rear wheel drive, and independent air suspension - with ride height and adjustable damper settings - guarantees the ride quality. If you do choose to drive rather than rent our Mercedes Benz New S Class s350 Bluetec L for chauffeur hire, you'll benefit from a 7-speed automatic gearbox with paddle shifters.
The exterior of the Mercedes Benz New S Class s350 Bluetec L doesn't scream success - it announces it in a dignified manner as you roll up to your destination. This car isn't about bling, it's a car for leaders who are secure in their own achievements - the extent of which those in the know will recognise as soon as they see this car. It's not referred to as the only vehicular choice for heads of state without good reason!
Our New S Class comes in the glorious palladium silver metallic shade, which outshines the competition whilst preserving the dignified appearance of the car. In shape, the exterior is classic S Class: a proud, stout front end, powerful curves and a small, pert bottom.
This innovative W series continued with the W180 220, which made significant improvements in both safety and comfort, followed by the 'Fintail' Mercedes-Benz W111/112, which featured inventions such as front and rear crumple zones, and three-point seatbelts. Next came the W100 600 limousine, with a 6.3 litre V8, and the W108/109 saloons.
A game-changing idea came to Mercedes in 1966 - take the huge engine from the W100 600 limousine, and put it into the W109, creating a car - the 300SEL 6.3 - that could do 0-62MPH in just 5.7 seconds. Not bad for something that weighed nearly two tonnes!
In 1972 Mercedes Benz renamed their W116 model as the W116 S class, sowing the seeds of one of the world's most recognisable luxury car names. This particular model was also the first to get features such as ABS, a turbodiesel engine and cruise control.
Every succeeding model came with yet more innovation, marking the S Class models out as pioneers in comfort and passenger safety. The 1991 W140 S-class , for example, was the first car in the world to feature the Electronic Stability Programme, and was Mercedes' first car with a 12-cylinder engine.
The new S Class, launched only recently, is the W222 model. Featuring a host of improvements and innovations - particularly in their electronics - these cars are the pinnacle of automotive brilliance. To experience the luxury, comfort and safety that only comes with a Mercedes-Benz S Class, rent our Mercedes Benz New S Class s350 Bluetec L today.