2006 Mercedes-Benz S350

Right before the sun set on the W220 Mercedes-Benz S class, a new model for the US was slipped into the product mix for its final year. This car would go rather unnoticed by the Mercedes faithful and luxury car buyers alike. It wasn’t some sort of high horsepower beast in the AMG tradition. Rather, it was an entry level model, with the 3.7 liter, 241 horsepower V6 mated to a 5 speed automatic. This was the first six cylinder engine, diesel or petrol, offered in the US since the demise of the W140 S320 in 1999. Some critics lamented this was too small a motor for a car that weighed nearly 4,000 lbs., but it was 13 horsepower more than the 1999 S320 offered in a car which weighed about 500 lbs. less. This S350 for sale outside of Philadelphia finished in black has a reasonable 44,000 miles on the clock.

2006 Mercedes-Benz S350 on eBay

This one owner, exceptionally low mileage S350 sedan was sold and serviced right here at Keenan and recently traded on a new Mercedes. This S350 is truly a rare find, powered by a V6 engine, it sits on a slightly shorter wheelbase than its S500 equivalent. All the luxurious amenities that one would expect in an S-Class are still included, the S350 just has slightly less rear seat legroom. Very well equipped in its base form, this vehicle adds a 6 disc CD changer, and heated front seats to a very long list of standard S Class safety, comfort, and convenience items, including an easy to use navigation system. Like all of our Certified Pre-Owned Mercedes-Benz vehicles, this S350 sedan was subjected to a rigorous 162 point inspection by a Mercedes-Benz trained technician to ensure it meets the highest standards.

This S350 happens to be for sale by the same dealer in Doylestown, Pennsylvania from which I bought my 2007 C230 brand new. I can personally vouch that this dealer takes great pains to get the cream of the crop when it comes to Certified Pre-Owned Mercedes-Benzes. You can scour through the lot filled with near new cars and find nary a scratch or ding on any of the stock. I’ve also met the guy who details their vehicles and he runs a top notch operation there. While it may not be the fastest S class out there, it’s a good compromise for those wanting a bit more space than an E class without giving up much in fuel economy and running costs. If you take the S350 badge off the trunk, only the very astute who spot the short wheelbase would notice you are driving anything less.

-Paul

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3 Comments

  1. I almost bought a car from Keenan, and I would agree they seem to have nice cars that are generally well-presented.

    However, my experience with the staff wasn’t that much above average, and most importantly, the pricing was too high.

    Yes, this is a CPO car. But Mercedes’ CPO warranty is only 1 year, not the 2 years competitive manufacturers offer.

    Even as a SWB V6, this car is priced thousands higher than comparable mileage and year LWB V8-powered S-class models currently on the market.

    I like the W220 series, but the pricing on the base model makes it hard to get too excited.

  2. My brother-in-law traded in an immaculate 1999 S430 on a (then brand new) 2000 S500 and lived to regret it. That car spent more time at the dealer than in their possesion. The quality was also well below his ’95 and ’99 S’es.

  3. For the budding limo driver on a budget or for someone living in a small town who wants to appear to be a baller, a just choice.

    Otherwise, pass.

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