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2012 Mercedes-Benz S-Class

$14,450 — $43,762 USED
5 Seats
15-26 MPG
Key specs of the base trim
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Is this the car for you?

The Good

  • Highway poise
  • Seat comfort
  • Intuitive Comand system
  • Massive backseat

The Bad

  • Maneuverability in tight spaces
  • Numerous tech features could pose reliability problems later
2012 Mercedes-Benz S-Class exterior side view

What to Know

about the 2012 Mercedes-Benz S-Class
  • New S350 diesel 4Matic
  • S400 Hybrid
  • Many high-tech features available
  • RWD or AWD
  • High-performance AMG versions available

Consumer Reviews

What drivers are saying

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Value For The Money

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Most luxurious car I?ve ever owned.

by King David 214 from Orange County, California/ Columbia, SC on November 17, 2018

The ride is smooth with the 20 inch wheels, the interior is super comfy, comes with massage seating for the driver and passenger and limo tint for extra privacy look. Read full review


The ride is indescribable! Game changer!!

by Boy1der from Middlebury, IN on October 21, 2018

This car is magnificent, beyond words! Comfortable, cruises like a 747! Turns heads every time I drive it. I have never owned anything this unique before. Everything you want in a Mercedes Benz is in ... Read full review


Recalls and crash tests


The 2012 Mercedes-Benz S-Class currently has 3 recalls

Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

The 2012 Mercedes-Benz S-Class has not been tested.

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Certified child passenger safety technicians conduct hands-on tests of a car’s Latch system and check the vehicle’s ability to accommodate different types of car seats. The S-Class received the following grades on a scale of A-F.*
* This score may not apply to all trims, especially for vehicles with multiple body styles that affect the space and design of the seating.

Warranty FAQs

What is a Bumper-to-Bumper warranty?

Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.

What is a Powertrain warranty?

Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

What is included in Roadside Assistance?

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

What other services could be included in a warranty?

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.

What does CPO mean?

A certified pre-owned or CPO car has been inspected to meet minimum quality standards and typically includes some type of warranty. While dealers and third parties certify cars, the gold standard is an automaker-certified vehicle that provides a factory-backed warranty, often extending the original coverage. Vehicles must be in excellent condition and have low miles and wear to be certified, which is why off-lease vehicles feed many CPO programs.

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