The exterior of the Mercedes Benz S Class s350 Bluetec AMG is refined and elegant. Its sleek lines are beautifully augmented by the gorgeous metallic ruby black paint, which creates a memorable and eye-catching sheen.
The car's shape is a powerful one, and eminently recognisable to any existing fan of the S Class model. It has a curvaceous, taut rear end, with fetchingly rounded LED tail lights and AMG sports exhausts with chromed twin tailpipes. The front end is strong, and features a prominent AMG style grille. The front apron also features black inserts for optimised airflow. The fact that the car is a long wheelbase model makes it all the more striking.
Overall, the effect is intoxicatingly powerful. The exterior leaves the viewer in no doubt that this car is at the forefront of luxury and style for saloon cars.
The interior of the gorgeous ruby black metallic Mercedes S Class s350 Bluetec we have for hire is clad in soft, luxurious nut brown and black leather. Attention to detail is evident everywhere, from the luxury head restraints to the minute stitching on the leather dash and the diamond-shaped quilting on the seats.
The entirety of the exceptionally generous floor space is coated in sumptuously plush carpet, and it even extends to the rear seat door buckets. Other features of the interior that those in the drivers' seat might like are heated seats, automated climate control and a suite of the highest-spec navigational and assistive technology.
The origins of the Mercedes S Class lie in the Mercedes W187 220 and W186 300, both of which were unveiled at the Frankfurt auto show in 1951. The W186 was a groundbreaking machine - with a 3 litre straight six engine it could do 100MPH and became the fastest German production car available at the time.
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!
It's highly likely that you'll be hiring our Mercedes Benz New S Class s350 Bluetec L for a chauffeur-driven journey. After all, with an interior so comfortable and luxurious, you're entirely justified in wanting to sit back and enjoy the ride.
If you do choose to sit behind the wheel on a self-drive hire however, you'll find that this car can really move - particularly thanks to the AMG sports package. It may be a large, long-wheelbase luxury sedan, but it also has a 3 litre V6 engine that produces 258 BHP and 457 ft-lb of torque. This means that, although it weighs close to two tonnes, it can reach 155MPH with ease, and would easily do more if Mercedes' limitations weren't in place.
For those taking our new Mercedes-Benz S Class AMG for chauffeur hire, be warned that the back is so comfortable you might never want to leave. The decadently comfortable seats recline back to an impressive 37 degrees, but thanks to the car's privacy glass no one can ever catch you napping.
Should you not wish to snooze, you can enjoy gazing out of the electronic panoramic glass sunroof, or catch a film on 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.
If you're planning to hire the Mercedes Benz S Class s350 Bluetec AMG for a long trip, be assured that the car has 510 litres of boot space, ensuring you won't need to leave a single thing behind.
The engine is linked to a 7G-Tronic Plus 7-speed automatic transmission, which has a large ratio range and keeps jumps in rev speed small when you're changing gears. It also allows you to do quick multiple downshifts if you need to make a speedy getaway! Put the car in manual mode and enjoy changing gears using the racing-style paddle shifters, or engage sport mode and make the most of enhanced handling.