(4.4) 21 reviews
MSRP: $1,939$19,723
Body Style: Sedan
Combined MPG: 15-21
Engine: 241-hp, 3.7-liter V-6 (premium)
Drivetrain: Rear-wheel Drive
Transmission: 5-speed automatic w/OD and auto-manual
2006 Mercedes-Benz S-Class

Our Take on the 2006 Mercedes-Benz S-Class

Our Take

A totally redesigned top-end S-Class sedan was unveiled in September 2005. It will go on sale as a 2007 model.Meanwhile, the current S-Class sedan continues into 2006 with several revisions. Foremost is a new S65 AMG edition with a 604-horsepower V-12 engine. Billed as the world's fastest fo... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

  • Price
  • Fuel economy
  • Control layout and complexity

Notable Features

  • Six potent powertrain choices
  • RWD or AWD
  • New 604-hp S65 AMG
  • Mercedes-Benz pedigree
  • Seven-speed automatic in S430s and S500s with RWD


Consumer Reviews


Average based on 21 reviews

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Decent vehicle. I'm somewhat satisfied...

by Maurice from Ohio on May 21, 2011

Overall, I'm happy I purchased the car. Feel like I may have paid slightly too much. Had leaking gas tank issues and tire sensors are inoperative. Didn't know these things when I purchased the vehicle... Read Full Review

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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


Great news! There are currently no known recalls on 2006 Mercedes-Benz S-Class.

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