It is a testament to just how good the current S-Class is that even after three years on sale it was able to hold its own come the launch of the all-new BMW 7-Series in 2016. However, with a new Audi A8 also imminent it would have been remiss of Mercedes not to update its flagship to keep it at the top of the luxury car pile.
To that end, this revised model carries a subtly different exterior look courtesy of a new radiator grille and headlight signature, as well as even more technology than before including active lane change assist and an updated version of active cruise control that uses data from the sat-nav to adjust your speed for what's ahead.
There’s also a brand new engine in the shape of a straight-six 3.0-litre diesel to replace the older V6. This appears in the entry-level S 350 d, which just so happens to be the UK’s best-selling model (there’s also a new bi-turbo V8 in the S 560).