In terms of depreciation of the W221 Mercedes-Benz S-Class, we are probably near the bottom. A little bit of a double-edged sword as prices are well in to affordable range, but that means they are also getting into the hands of those who maybe aren’t staying up on the maintenance. On today’s car, a 2007 S600, maintenance is a way of life. Believe it or not, a twin-turbo V12 from 14 years ago isn’t the nightmare fuel you’d guess it to be. Outside of a few small things, Mercedes really did an outstanding job making these V12 durable in terms of what disasters V12 in general can become. However, this isn’t all roses. We are talking about large sums of money to drive a 14 year-ago car that probably isn’t impressing anyone outside of a handful of people and of course, me.
CLICK FOR DETAILS: 2007 Mercedes-Benz S600 on eBay
Engine: 5.5 liter twin-turbocharged V12
Transmission: 5-speed automatic
Mileage: 73,824 mi
Location: Lakeland, Florida
Price: Reserve Auction
Simply Amazing 2007 Mercedes S600
Very Rare Designo Mystic White Edition
Powered by a 5.5L V12 Engine
Paired with an 5 Speed Automatic Transmission
Stunning Mystic White Exterior & White Leather Interior
73,824 Actual Miles
(Title Reads Exempt Due to Age)
19″ Multi-Spoke Wheel
Designo Piano Lacquer Black Wood Trim
Wood/Leather Steering Wheel
Electronic Trunk Closer
Heated Washer System
DVD 6-Disc Changer
Remote Key with Panic Button
Garage Door Opener
Rear Side Window Blinds
Heated & Ventilated Front Seats
Active Ventilated Seats (Rear)
Heated Steering Wheel
DVD Comand Navigatoin
Night View Assist
Bi-Xenon Active Light System
Cornering Fog Lamps
New Clear Bra on Vehicle and Who Doesnt Like A Clear Bra!!
I honestly think these cars have aged rather well. Fat and round is in, and still in, so I don’t think you’d have a hard time convincing non-car people that this car is only a few years old. Inside, maybe it’s a little more dated, but the tech isn’t horrible like the stuff we see in the previous generation W220. This example has a unique Designo Mystic White leather, which isn’t kind to stains and dirt, but is nice to see. I’m a little concerned no talk of service, as the coilpacks are the major weak spots of the M275 and of course, the suspension can be a pain in the ass if you let it.
As for price, this one should be somewhere between $15,000-20,000. It has some miles, so that should keep the price down, so anything in the mid-teens would be a solid buy. If I had to guess, I think this is going to be the floor for them. I doubt we’ll see a 2007 S600 for $7,995 somewhere in two years like we do with W140s and early M137-powered W220s unless it is totally trashed. If you do see one for under $10,000, run away screaming.