Lot 214 - 2002 Mercedes-Benz S400
|Odometer reading||6,042 miles|
|Result||Sold - £12,600|
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 line-up, the S-Class has debuted many of the company's latest innovations, including drive-train technologies, interior features and safety systems (such as seatbelt pre-tensioners). 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 totaled 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).
Originally registered on 14th March, 2002 this lefthand drive S400 is fitted with a 3996cc diesel power unit offering economy and reduced running costs. This one-owner Mercedes-Benz has formed part of a very large private collection and has been exceedingly well looked after having covered just 6,042 miles in 15 years on British roads. The Mystic Blue paintwork is completely unmarked and the exclusive Nappa interior is just like it was when new; it is quite possible the rear seat has never been sat in. Clearly a car that has benefitted from living in a dehumidified environment and having been well serviced. In September 2010 at 4,685 miles, she had work carried out on her totalling £7,658 at Mercedes-Benz Epsom. When purchased new from Mercedes-Benz Piccadilly, a whole host of options were requested including electric rear seats, fridge to the rear, command control, sunroof, xenon headlamps, sunblinds to the rear doors and luxury front seats, with a total price of £69,711 plus VAT. Taking into account the ‘as new’ condition and incredibly low mileage, this S400 could prove to be a superb bargain as she is being offered for sale without reserve.
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