Lot 270 - 1999 Mercedes-Benz S320
|Odometer reading||45,889 miles|
|Result||Sold - £1,698|
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 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. 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. 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.
Presented in Piano Black with full grey leather this remarkably low mileage S320 showing just 45,889 miles has had just three owners from new and in that time been serviced by Mercedes-Benz main dealers only, the last in March 2021 at 42,142 miles. Unfortunately, the bodywork needs a little TLC but upon inspection at the time of consignment all electrics functioned as they should on the car including the air suspension and the interior was as expected in very good condition. A vehicle that when first registered with options such as parktronic, memory pack and xenon lights cost £50,221 and is now offered without reserve having been treated to new spark plugs and a new battery and boasting two sets of keys and the full book pack.
Guide Price £3,000 - £5,000
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