What car did James Bond drive?

Mercedes-Benz S300

Mercedes-Benz S300, 2010

  • Manufacturer: Mercedes-Benz
  • Model: S300 (W221), fifth generation
  • Variant: 
  • Years manufactured: 2005-2013
  • Type: saloon
  • Origin: Germany



On assignment in Shanghai, China, James Bond disguised as a chauffeur drives a Mercedes-Benz S300


Bond drives the Mercedes-Benz S300 from Shanghai airport trailing professional hitman Patrice 



The driving scenes of Skyfall set in Shanghai, China; were filmed on location there and in London, England, between November 2011 and May 2012. The Mercedes-Benz S300 that features is a left-hand drive 2010 or later model, distinguishable by the distinctive tail-lights that Mercedes-Benz introduced in the mid-2009 design facelift.

As filming with this car was done in two distant locations it is probable that two vehicles were used in movie production.