Mercedes Benz S Class

Mercedes Benz S Class

  • Pro's

    ? Impressive looks. Spacious and luxurious. State-of-the art engines and performance. One of the safest cars around

  • Con's

    ? Nothing apart from the expense.

    Overview - Mercedes Benz S Class

    Mercedes-Benz S-Class saloons have a tradition of market leading performance, luxury and safety stretching back to the mid 50s. The world's best-selling high luxury large saloon the S-Class is especially notable for its many ground-breaking safety features over the years, a tradition which continues to this day. The first airbag and electronic stability control are just two of the S Class innovations over the years. Offered with V6, V8, V12, petrol and diesel powertrains as of 2007 there is only a saloon version, although coupes have been made in the past. The Mercedes-Benz CL is the coup? alternative of the S-class. Historically, the S-Class is also famous because it has been made without any restrictions on cost and in turn has been marketed as a vehicle engineered like no other car in the world. Latest models do continue to offer an exceptional quality even by Mercedes standards ? including high performance AMG sports models - powerful yet quiet engines, class leading suspension and safety just some of their attractive qualities. The name S-Class derives from Sonderklasse, German for Special class. The term was used colloquially for many years in recognition of the exceptional features of the range but was only officially applied in 1973 with the launch of the S-Class W116 model.

  • 2007 Mercedes Benz S Class Model - Key Features

    • 5-passenger 4-door luxury saloon or sports saloon.
    • Range of powerful petrol and diesel engines including standard 5.5-litre, V8, 382-horsepower.
    • Spacious and luxurious ergonomic interior with wood and fine leathers.
    • Top of the range entertainment, navigation, media and communication systems.
    • AirMATIC (Adaptive Intelligent Ride System) which comes with ADS (Adaptive Damping System) controlling shock absorbers and maintaining a smooth ride.
    • Sophisticated new cruise control system - Distronic Plus.
  • 2007 Mercedes Benz S Class Award

    Mercedes-Benz won two category prizes at the 2007 What Car? Car of the Year Awards. The S 320 CDI won the Luxury Car category. The previous winner was the S 500 and 2007 was the seventh time in eight years the S-Class has won this award. Running costs were one of the many factors, mpg averaging at 34, as was the all over high production values of this vehicle. Mercedes also scooped the What Car safety award. Its PRE-SAFE feature which is now standard on six model ranges, including the S Class, was a major reason for the award. Pre Safe detects potential accidents via sensors and can protect occupants by electronically pre-tensioning the seat belts as well as other measures such as moving electric seats to a more upright position and closing windows.

  • 2007 Mercedes Benz S Class Models

    - Technical Specification

    • Models - S 280 - S 350 / S 350 - L S 500 / S 500 L - S 600 L - S 320 CDI / S 320 CDI L -S 63 AMG/S 63 AMG L / S 65 AMG L
    • Capacity (cc) - 2,996 3,498 5,461 5,513 2,987 6,208 5,980
    • Arrangement/cylinders/valves V / 6 / 24 V / 6 / 24 V / 8 / 32 V /12 / 36 V / 6 / 24 V / 8 / 32 V /12 / 36
    • Power (hp at rpm) 231/6,000 272 /6,000 388/6,000 517/5,000 235/3,800 525/6,800 612/4,800-5,100
    • Torque (Nm at rpm) 300/2,500-5,000 350 /2,400-5,000 530/2,800-4,800 830/1,800-3,500 540 /1,600-2,400 630/5,200 1,000/2,000-4,000
    • Acceleration 0-62 Mph (secs) 7.3 7.2 5.4 4.6 7.5 4.6 4.4
    • Top speed Mph 153 155* 155* 155* 155* 155* 155*
  • Selected Mercedes Benz S Class Exterior Features

    • Closing aid for boot lid
    • Closing aid for doors
    • Doorhold system
    • Door mirrors electrically adjustable, folding and heated with integral ambient lighting
    • Electric glass sunroof with Pre-Safe closing function
    • Electric parking brake
    • Headlamp wash
    • Heated windscreen wash system
    • Keyless-Go
    • Metallic paint
    • Parameter steering speed-sensitive
    • Parktronic audible and visual parking aid, front and rear
    • Remote boot closing
    • Remote boot release
    • Spare wheel space-saver (with wheel bolts)
    • Tinted glass
  • Selected Mercedes Benz S Class Interior Features

    Centre armrests, front and rear ? with storage

    Cockpit Management and Navigation Display (COMAND)

    With 8-inch colour display, radio, CD/DVD player, PCMCIA slot, MP3 capability and HDD navigation

    Cup holders (2) ? rear

    Electric windows (4) ? with Pre-Safe

    Footwell lighting ? front and rear

    Glasses storage

    Illuminated vanity mirrors in rear

    Load-securing rings in boot

    Lumbar support, electrically adjustable, in front seat backrests

    Luxury automatic climate control ? two-zone, Includes digital display

    Map pockets on front seat backrests

    Multi-function steering wheel with trip computer

    Outside temperature gauge

    Parcel nets in boot and front passenger footwell

    Service indicator ?ASSYST?

    Steering column ? electrically adjustable with Easy-Entry function

    Storage compartment in rear seat backrest

    Sun visors with illuminated vanity mirrors

    Front seats ? electrically adjustable

    Front passenger seat ? adjustable from driver?s seat

    Front seats ? heated

    Front passenger seat ? electrically adjustable from rear

    Front seats ? comfort ventilated

    Front seats ? dynamic multi-contour front seats with massage

    Rear seats ? electrically adjustable outer rear seats, heated, comfort ventilated, multi-contour rear seats with massage, Pre-Safe

    Electric rear roller blind

    CD/DVD changer

    Infrared-refl ective, noise-insulating glass

    Memories for front seats, door mirrors and steering column

    Ambient lighting

    Comfort front headrests / rear outer headrests

    Telephone pre-wiring. hands-free facility and telephone aerial

    Surround sound system ? harman/kardon

    14 high-performance speakers and additional amplifiers

    Garage door opener

    TV tuner ? digital and analogue

  • Selected Mercedes Benz S Class Safety Standard Safety Features

    • Alarm system with immobiliser and interior protection (MBSS3)
    • Anti-lock braking system (ABS) with Brake Assist (BAS)
    • Automatic child seat recognition sensor
    • Works in conjunction with Mercedes-Benz child seats fitted with transponder
    • Automatically dimming rear-view mirror and driver door mirror
    • Electronic Stability Programme with Acceleration
    • Skid Control (ASR)
    • Front passenger seat with Pre-Safe
    • Head restraints, rear (3) electrically folding
    • Headlamp Assist utomatic headlamp activation
    • High-level third brake lamp
    • Locking wheel bolts
    • Neck-Pro active head restraints front seats
    • Pre-Safe anticipatory safety system
    • Rain-sensing wipers two-stage
    • Remote central locking
    • Seat belts, rear three-point (3)
    • Seat belt pre-tensioners, belt force limiters and automatic belt height adjustment front and uter rear seats
    • Tyre pressure loss warning system
    • Adaptive Brake System with hold function and Hill Start Assist
    • Adaptive brake lights
    • Airbags driver and front passenger, front and rear sidebags, windowbags