• (4.8) 21 reviews
  • MSRP: $1,810$14,630
  • 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

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

2004 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Reviews

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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

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2004 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Safety Ratings

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There are currently 6 recalls for this car.

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Estimated Service & Repair cost: $4,800 per year.

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