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1991 Mercedes-Benz 420-Class
4 Dr 420SEL Sedan
No Data Available
2020 Mercedes-Benz S-Class
Maybach S 560 4MATIC Sedan AWD
MSRP
$173,000
Invoice
$162,620
Average Price Paid
$156,537
54 listings nationwide

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1991 Mercedes-Benz 420-Class
4 Dr 420SEL Sedan
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2020 Mercedes-Benz S-Class
Maybach S 560 4MATIC Sedan AWD
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Used Car Pricing Used listing price comparison and analysis.

1991 Mercedes-Benz 420-Class
4 Dr 420SEL Sedan
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$63,950
6 listings nationwide

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2020 Mercedes-Benz S-Class
Maybach S 560 4MATIC Sedan AWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$188,170

Expert Reviews Reviews from CarGurus experts.

1991 Mercedes-Benz 420-Class
4 Dr 420SEL Sedan

If legroom is what you crave in a luxury automobile, then the 1991 Mercedes-Benz 420-Class, and specifically the 420SEL, might just be what you're looking for, especially if you're see...

2020 Mercedes-Benz S-Class
Maybach S 560 4MATIC Sedan AWD
Michael Perkins Preview:

It seems that Mercedes-Benz's S-Class has yet another trick up its special sleeve, bringing hybrid power to the model for 2020. An all-new plug-in variant of the 560 sedan—the 560e—wil...

User Reviews Reviews from CarGurus users who have driven or owned the car.

1991 Mercedes-Benz 420-Class
4 Dr 420SEL Sedan
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Michael 1991 Mercedes-Benz 420-Class 4 Dr 420SEL SedanReview:

Fantastic Black Beauty — This car has remained in great shape. Garaged most of it's life and still looks new. This car has be...

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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Frank3555 1991 Mercedes-Benz 420-Class 4 Dr 420SEL SedanReview:

Dream Car — love the car its a beauty noproblems except new waterpump performancenails it everytime not lackin t...

Primary Use: Family transportation

migration_stangar2 1991 Mercedes-Benz 420-Class 4 Dr 420SEL SedanReview:

Elegant And Lovely To Drive — Just ran my 87 420sel to Yucatan. 2900mls took 8 days. 178000 mls on it. Changed the chain guides b...

Owner for 1 years, 0 months

Miles Driven per Year:15,000

2020 Mercedes-Benz S-Class
Maybach S 560 4MATIC Sedan AWD
OliHa writes:
Impressive!
Front Seats Ranked 2016 Lexus LS 600h L 600h L AWD better.
"Comfortable!"
Family Car Ranked 2016 Lexus LS 600h L 600h L AWD better.
"Spacious!"
30
Mike writes:
Whats not to like. Beautiful smooth ride.
Looks/Style Ranked 2020 Land Rover Range Rover HSE V6 4WD better.
"I couldnt pick both."
Would Buy Ranked 2020 Land Rover Range Rover HSE V6 4WD better.
"I would buy both but will buy the range rover next"

Specs

1991 Mercedes-Benz 420-Class
4 Dr 420SEL Sedan
2020 Mercedes-Benz S-Class
Maybach S 560 4MATIC Sedan AWD
Powertrain 4-Speed Automatic 9-Speed Automatic
Drivetrain
RWD
AWD
Fuel Economy, City
14 MPG
16 MPG
Fuel Economy, Highway
17 MPG
25 MPG
Fuel Tank Volume 23 gal 21.1 gal
Engine
Fuel Type
Gasoline
Gasoline
Power
201 hp @ 5,200 RPM
463 hp @ 5,250 RPM
Torque
228 lb-ft @ 3,600 RPM
516 lb-ft @ 2,000 RPM
Cylinders
8 cylinders
8 cylinders
Compression Ratio
--
10.5:1
Displacement
4,200 cc
4,000 cc
Bore x Stroke
--
3.27 in x 3.62 in
Safety
ABS Brakes Standard Standard
Driver Airbag Standard Standard
Passenger Airbag Standard Standard
Front Side Airbags -- Standard
Rear Side Airbags -- Standard
Curtain Airbags -- Standard
NHTSA Crash Test Results
Comfort and Convenience
Sunroof/Moonroof Optional Standard
Leather Seats Standard Standard
Air Conditioning Standard Standard
CD Player -- Standard
CD Changer -- Standard
Cassette Player Standard --
Radio Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard
Driver Power Seats Standard Standard
Passenger Power Seats Standard Standard
Interior
Maximum Seating 5 seats 5 seats
Front Legroom 41.9 in 41.4 in
Back Legroom 39.6 in 40 in
Payload and Towing
Cargo Volume -- 17.6 cu ft
Maximum Payload -- 1,036 lbs
Exterior
Length 208.1 in 215 in
Width 71.7 in 83.9 in
Height 56.7 in 59 in
Wheelbase 121.1 in 132.5 in

Available Options

1991 Mercedes-Benz 420-Class
4 Dr 420SEL Sedan
2020 Mercedes-Benz S-Class
Maybach S 560 4MATIC Sedan AWD

Exterior Colors

  • Anthracite Blue Metallic
  • Black
  • DESIGNO Cashmere White MAGNO
  • DESIGNO Diamond White Metallic
  • DESIGNO MANUFAKTUR Arabian Grey
  • DESIGNO MANUFAKTUR Cote D'AZUR Dark Blue Metallic
  • DESIGNO MANUFAKTUR Cote D'AZUR Light Blue Metallic
  • DESIGNO MANUFAKTUR Deep Green
  • DESIGNO MANUFAKTUR Graphite Metallic
  • DESIGNO MANUFAKTUR Teide Light Grey
  • Designo Diamond White
  • Designo Manufaktur Midnight Blue
  • Diamond Silver Metallic
  • Dune Silver Metallic
  • Emerald Green Metallic
  • Iridium Silver Metallic
  • Lunar Blue Metallic
  • Magnetite Black Metallic
  • Obsidian Black Metallic
  • Ruby Black Metallic
  • Selenite Grey Metallic

Option Packages

  • Refrigerator in Rear Center Console
  • Designo Black Piano Lacquer Flowing Lines Trim
  • Designo Black Piano Lacquer Trim
  • DESIGNO High-Pile Floor Mats
  • DESIGNO High-Pile Floor Mats W/Maybach Logo
  • DESIGNO Roof Liner In Nappa Leather
  • DESIGNO Silk Beige/Deep Sea Blue Leather Package
  • DESIGNO Silk Beige/Satin Red Pearl Package
  • DESIGNO Silk Beige/Titanium Grey Pearl Package
  • Executive Rear Seat Package Plus
  • Lighting W/Logo Projector
  • Silver Handcrafted Champagne Flutes
  • DESIGNO Magnolia Flowing Lines Trim
  • Armagnac Brown/Black, Exclusive Nappa Leather Upholstery
  • Black W/Copper Stitch, Exclusive Nappa Leather Upholstery
  • Black W/Gold Stitch, Exclusive Nappa Leather Upholstery
  • Black W/Platinum Stitch, Exclusive Nappa Leather Upholstery
  • Savanna Beige/Black, Exclusive Nappa Leather Upholstery
  • Magic Sky Control
  • Wheels: 20" High-Gloss Polished Multispoke
  • Wheels: 20" Maybach Forged
  • Wheels: 20" Maybach Polished Forged

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