The W222 Mercedes-Benz S-Class, launched in Malaysia in 2014 quickly became the default choice for those in the luxury car market. Fast forward three years, and the S 400h (launched S 400 Hybrid) faces stiff competition from the newer, more technologically advanced G12 BMW 740Le plug-in hybrid, which also happens to be priced at just under RM600k.

With the facelifted version of the W222 quite some time away (we predict an early-2018 launch at the earliest), the current S 400h is still very much relevant to those in this exclusive market. Paul Tan himself reviewed the new BMW model recently (video embedded below), and now we’ve taken the Mercedes-Benz again to see if it’s still competitive enough despite its age.

Do watch the video review above and let us know what you think of it. Would you still choose the W222 Mercedes-Benz S 400h over the G12 BMW 740Le? Drop your thoughts in the comments section below, and enjoy the video.

GALLERY: 2016 W222 Mercedes-Benz S 400h