Lot 240 - 2001 Mercedes-Benz S320
|Odometer reading||37,500 miles|
|Estimate||£4,750 - £6,000|
|Result||Sold - £7,810|
The Mercedes-Benz S-Class is a luxury saloon and was officially introduced in 1972 with the W116 S-Class which succeeded previous Mercedes-Benz models dating back to the mid-1950s. As the flagship of the Mercedes-Benz lineup, the S-Class has debuted many of the company's latest innovations, including drivetrain technologies, interior features, and safety systems (such as seatbelt pretensioners). The W220 S-Class was completely restyled in 1999 with a body that was slightly smaller and lighter than its predecessor. Production of the W220 S-Class totalled 485,000 units; slightly more than the production totals of its predecessor. As with each new S-Class, the W220 brought in new innovations such as Airmatic air suspension and Active Ventilated Seats (which used miniature fans in the seats to move air through perforations). Mercedes-Benz traditionally introduced its safety innovations in the S-Class; for instance, the model was the first car in Europe to incorporate airbags. S-Class safety features included innovations in active safety (accident avoidance) including; ABS braking in 1978, traction control and Electronic Stability Program (ESP). Passive safety features included; crumple zones in 1957, three-point seatbelts in 1965, collapsible steering column and strengthened occupant cell, resulting in better protection during heavy impacts.
This particular S320 is a one owner vehicle, first registered on 26th January 2001. Finished in brilliant silver with grey leather trim and benefitting from electric seats, together with cruise control and the usual list of refinements expected from such a prestigious vehicle, the new owner can enjoy immediate luxury motoring at a fraction of the original price. Supplied with a V5 document and a full one year's MoT test certificate, together with a degree of service history and having only covered 37,000 miles, this car represents exceptional value for money. The condition is certainly commensurate with such a low mileage example.
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