2012 Mercedes-Benz S-Class

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2012 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Ratings


Consumer Rating

The J.D. Power 100-Point Score is based on hundreds of thousands of independent and unbiased opinions of verified car owners.
J.D. Power
Out of 100

Quality & Reliability

Not Rated
Measures the level of defects, malfunctions, and design flaws experienced by vehicle owners. Covers the entire vehicle from engine to infotainment system. A higher rating means fewer problems.

Driving Experience

Owners' evaluation of the vehicle's design, performance, comfort, functionality, safety, and technology, comprise this rating. Newer and recently-redesigned vehicles tend to score better.


J.D. Power's forecast of depreciation (how much of its current value the vehicle will likely lose) over the next three years. Lower depreciation equals a higher rating.

Dealership Experience

Not Rated
Owners' experience with this brand's dealerships during the purchase and service process make up this rating. Key factors include customer service, dealership facilities, and the quality of work.

Best Large Premium Car of 2012

All J.D. Power rankings are powered by VIN verified vehicle owners. See ratings methodology.
Large Premium Car
#5 Mercedes-Benz S-Class

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Owners Like

Measured owner satisfaction with 2012 Mercedes-Benz S-Class after 90-days of ownership.
  • Amount of trunk/hatch space
  • Flexibility of seat configurations
  • Forward visibility

Owners Don't Like

The problems experienced by owners of the 2012 Mercedes-Benz S-Class during the first 90-days of ownership.
  • The vehicle's navigation system
  • The vehicle's heating and air conditioning
  • Quality of the interior materials

Performance Specs

MPG City

12 - 21


19 - 31


240 - 536


5 speed, Automatic, 7 speed, Automatic


Gas V12, Gas V8, Gas/Electric V6, Turbocharged Diesel V6


All Wheel Drive, Rear Wheel Drive

Available Trims

2012 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Review

Innovation elegance the S Class. One of our most advanced engines the 5.5 liter V8 generates 382 horsepower and the S600 engine has a 5.5-liter twin-turbo gasoline V12 510 horsepower gem. The S Class offers the all-season all-road confidence of 4MATIC all-wheel drive. Amid an abundance of finely stitched leather and hand-polished wood the S Class is an environment where technology seems borne from nature. The central COMAND controller and high-resolution 8 inch display offer streamlined access to multiple features. Smart technologies like Attention Assist Adaptive Highbeam Assist and Night View Assist Plus all help guide you along the way. The S Class offers 10-way occupant protection through a sophisticated 8-airbag restraint system. Perhaps the only car in the world that doesn’t aspire to be something else. The 2012 Mercedes S Class.

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