Mercedes Benz S500 2005 sedan review

Published: 21st February 2011
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The Mercedes-Benz S-Class may be around the road going on two years now, but the technology found in the these sedans stays the benchmark for that class. Under that understated skin lurks the heart of a robot. Microprocessors and onboard sensors instantaneously figure out many of the forces acting upon the automobile, filter the information, and alter the car's managing to suit your needs.

Beginning using the S500, the S-Class was redesigned while in the spring of 1999 for product year 2000. The vehicle arrived out lower, sleeker (most aerodynamic efficiency within a passenger car), smaller, and roomier.
4 unique models comprise the Mercedes S-Class. All are four-door sedans with different single-overhead-cam engines employing 3 valves per cylinder.

S500 ($80,200) includes a 302-horsepower 5.0-liter V8.

S430 ($71,850) makes use of a 275-horsepower four.3-liter V8.

The new S600 ($115,200) marks the debut of your newest Mercedes engine, a 362-horsepower 5.8-liter V12.

Along with the hot-rod S55 AMG ($99,500) is powered by a hand-built 5.4-liter V8 making 354 horsepower with 391 foot-pounds of torque.

S600 functions the energetic suspension, high-polish 17-inch alloy wheels, increased ranges of wood and leather trim, a suede-like Alcantara headliner, Parktronic, 4 heated and power-operated seats, four-zone climate manage, CD changer and digital cellular cellphone with voice handle.

S430 and S500 the two have Airmatic air suspension, GPS navigation, Tele Assist with enhanced capabilities, full leather upholstery, Bose audio method, ESP Digital Stability Program, as well as a sunroof.

S430, S500, and S600 might be outfitted using a Activity package deal that sharpens styling and handling. It involves an AMG front air dam, rear apron and aspect skirts, plus 8.5x18-inch front and nine.5x18-inch rear AMG Monoblock alloy wheels with 245/45YR18 front and 275/40YR18 rear high-performance tires.

Our S500 didn't incorporate any in the other lots of hundreds of bucks in accessible choices. It will not do panic stops to suit your needs, so you have to preserve your foot around the brake pedal. And due to the fact it works with cruise manage, presumably your S500 will not make you a captive in a vehicle chase, if the automobile forward quickly accelerates.

For 2002, there exists an alternative Mercedes calls Keyless Go, which employs a modest card as an alternative to a keyfob, at the same time like a button around the shift lever, which shuts off the engine. Amongst the incredibly several other 2002 changes are conventional Daytime Working Lights (sigh), along with a semantics adjust on 1 climate-control button: a simple, unmistakable "AC OFF" as a final point replaces the mysterious "EC" (hip-hip-hooray!). Not surprisingly, now there's a fresh button termed "ERGO" (as a result?), which replaces the third seating/mirrors memory place.

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