(4.8) 19 reviews
MSRP: $4,033$13,249
Body Style: Sedan
Combined MPG: 15-22
Engine: 275-hp, 4.3-liter V-8 (premium)
Drivetrain: All-wheel Drive
Transmission: 5-speed automatic w/OD and auto-manual
2004 Mercedes-Benz S-Class

Our Take on the 2004 Mercedes-Benz S-Class

Our Take

Like its two-door CL-Class coupe sibling, the ultra-luxury Mercedes-Benz S-Class rear-wheel-drive sedan gained two potent new engines for 2003. A supercharged 5.5-liter V-8 generates 493 horsepower in the S55 AMG. The twin-turbo V-12 in the S600 produces the same output. An available Pre-Safe s... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

  • Price
  • Fuel economy
  • Control layout and complexity

Notable Features

  • Three potent powertrain choices
  • RWD layout
  • Stylish two-door profile
  • Mercedes-Benz pedigree
  • New seven-speed automatic


Our Expert Reviews

2004 Mercedes-Benz S55 AMG Kompressor Muscle plus luxury, for $131,000 Time to suspend reality. Suspend the notion that many of us could ever afford to buy this car at $131,000. Suspend the notion that, even if we could, there would be an American Autobahn out there somewhere on which we could hammer it to the hilt -- that being 0-60 miles per hour in 4.6 seconds -- and reach a cruisin... Read full review for the 2004 Mercedes Benz S Class

Consumer Reviews


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Luxury and Power at it's best

by S500 owner from Carlsbad, CA on April 8, 2012

I've own my 2004 S500 AMG Sport Package since 2007. It's really hard to describe the level of comfort, luxury and power in words, you do need to drive one to understand. I have tried to SPORT settings... Read Full Review

6 Trims Available

A trim is a style of a vehicle model. Each higher trim has different or upgraded features from the previous trim along with a price increase. Learn more about trims

Trims Explained

When talking about cars, “trims” is a way of differentiating between different versions of the same model. Typically, most start with a no-frills, or “base” trim, and as features are added, or a different engine, drivetrain (gas vs. hybrid, for example) or transmission are included, trim names change and prices go up.

It’s important to carefully check the trims of the car you’re interested in to make sure that you’re getting the features you want, or that you’re not overpaying for features you don’t want.


Crash-Test Reports


There are currently 5 recalls for this car.

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