Mercedes-Benz S-Class

2005 Mercedes-Benz S-Class

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  • (4.9) 14 reviews
  • MSRP: $2,788$15,468
  • Body Style: Sedan
  • Combined MPG: 15-21
  • Engine: 275-hp, 4.3-liter V-8 (premium)
  • Drivetrain: All-wheel Drive
  • Transmission: 5-speed automatic w/OD and auto-manual
2005 Mercedes-Benz S-Class

Our Take on the 2005 Mercedes-Benz S-Class

The Mercedes-Benz S-Class 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 horsepower output. An available Pre-Safe system can recognize an impending impact before it occurs so it ... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

  • Price
  • Fuel economy
  • Control layout and complexity

Notable Features

  • Four potent powertrain choices
  • RWD or AWD
  • Mercedes-Benz pedigree
  • Seven-speed automatic in S430s and S500s with RWD

2005 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Reviews Expert Reviews

The full-size S-Class sedans from Mercedes-Benz are getting a bit long in the tooth -- a successor model is due to be unveiled this fall at the Frankfurt show -- but the big four-door remains a formidable presence in the luxury market in terms of size, comfort, safety and advanced technology.We tested a 2005 S430 4Matic with all-wheel drive (a no-cost option) and a sticker of $79,430. SHE: I no... Read full review for the 2005 Mercedes Benz S Class

Consumer Reviews


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by The car enthusiast from New York, NY on October 9, 2010

I bought a used 2005 S55 AMG for 50 grand, and let me tell you!!!! This car is absolutley amazing. This car is considered a "super-sedan" Any one, and every one who knows something about cars knows th... Read Full Review

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2005 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Safety Ratings

Crash-Test Reports


There is currently 1 recall for this car.

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Service & Repair

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

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