you wouldn't want to throw an S-Class into the bends with the same kind of enthusiasm as you might with something smaller...
Ride and Handling
This is a very accomplished car, with poised handling and an exceptional ride quality. Show it a sharp bump in the road surface, or a pock-marked and grainy stretch of damaged Tarmac, and the big S-Class glides across the undulations. There are very few other cars that insulate you from the pitches and tosses of an uneven road surface as effectively as this one does. It certainly rides like a limousine.
It isn’t a sports car, and you wouldn’t want to throw an S-Class into the bends with the same kind of enthusiasm as you might with something smaller and more nimble. It has to be said, though, that if you did, this big hulk of a car would not be troubled. It is deceptively quick over a twisty country road, although you are inevitably aware of its bulk.
Ease of Use
From its vast interior space to its suck-shut doors, and from its big square-shaped boot to its reclining back seats, this car is designed throughout to be easy to live with. Access is superbly easy because the doors are big and there is plenty of room around them for getting into and out of the car. Parking aids and cameras ensure ease of manoeuvring, which is important with a car this large.
The boot is a very good size with ample access, although the edges of the aperture do narrow inwards down towards the bumper. It is a wide car, though, so there is still plenty of room for ease of loading large suitcases into the 500 litres of luggage space.