2007 MercedesBenz S550 Test drive and new car review 2007 MercedesBenz…

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The S550 is the model of Mercedes’ biggest The 2007 Mercedes-Benz S550 lots of space, lots of and lots of presence, but is it worth the price — or are you just for perceived cachet? Read on. base (including destination and $1,000 gas guzzler tax), as tested, EPA fuel economy 16 MPG city, 24 MPG highway.

First Power and presence

The S-Class may not be the expensive car in the Mercedes lineup, but it is the brand’s flagship. It’s the car to by most people who aspire to a Let’s face it, if you won $20 million in the tomorrow, you wouldn’t go to your Mercedes dealer and plunk a lousy $32,000 for a C-Class. you? (Well, maybe you seeing as how the C-Class is smaller, fuel-efficient, and easier to park, but for the of my narrative, just go ahead and with me, OK? It’s been a day.) No, of course not — go for the Big Kahuna — the Mercedes-Benz

And it certainly fits the Big Kahuna Even the base model I the S550, packs just shy of 400 under its long, sleek enough to propel it to 60 in well six seconds, the time commonly the threshold for serious sports (The V12-powered S600 it in less than five.) The new-for-2007 shape makes the most distinctive S-Class to grace the roads. Show up in an and you’ve arrived . You are someone . here in Los Angeles, where and BMWs are as common as Toyotas and the S-Class stands out as something

But there’s more to the S-Class power and presence. The S is home to of the neatest gizmos known to Prepare to be dazzled — and a little baffled.


In the Driver’s Seat: Class and

Beautifully styled interior is in leather and wood

Photo © Aaron Gold

always thought Mercedes some of the classiest automotive and the S-Class is Benz at their It’s gorgeous, made the same materials used to five-star hotels and Royal bathrooms. And it’s huge, comfy front and back (links go to photos), the latter loads of legroom .

But it is German, and means it has lots of buttons and arranged in such a way as to make me if there is simply no German for intuitive. Actually, some of the are brilliant in their simplicity. The seat side windows and are controlled by the same switch press up once to raise the up again to raise the sunshade. And the switches are mounted on the door and like a seat. Want to your headrest? Push on the plastic headrest. Fantastic.

But functions, especially those by the center-console-mounted dial interface. are in a way that only the Germans come up with. Turning up the bass or treble is nearly as as brewing your own beer. And why on is the rear-window sunscreen controlled by the The sun will have already set you navigate to the right menu. seat passengers get a single to raise the sunscreen, so why can’t the get the same? And while I’m rhetorical questions, why do I need a phone-specific cradle to take of the cool built-in phone when I can get simple wireless connectivity in a $16,000 Nissan ?

On the Road: Technology takes

What’s truly amazing is something so big can drive so well. The zips away from lights like a sports and with the optional ($3,900) air suspension you can fling it ’round the like a hot hatchback. It can even a U-turn on a residential street. side mirrors make lanes difficult, but other that the S550 presents no difficulties.

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What about parking? covered by the optional backup — it displays lines turn with the steering to help you aim — and LEDs the rear window to warn you you’re about to hit something.

But aren’t the coolest of the electronic The S-Class offers a dynamic control system that not slows down to match the of the car in front. but can actually bring the to a halt if the car ahead stops. it was one of the most frightening things ever done, but yes, it You can sit through an entire traffic jam touching either pedal. — eerie, but cool.

And there’s the night vision Flip it on and the speedometer — an image on an LCD screen — is by black-and-white video of the road sans darkness. The system do much in my well-lit urban of the world, but I bet it’d be great on roads — though if the is to drive while looking at the rather than out the windshield, I think I have the nerve. (An glance won’t help unless your glance happens to coincide with a jumping into your

Journey’s End: Brilliant, in ways than one

S550 the rear — I love the inlays on the taillights

Photo © Gold

I understand now why the heads of nations buy S-Classes. This car can do just about anything. It in the dark. It shows you how to park. It drives itself in bumper-to-bumper I am convinced that if you placed a a couple of eggs and some under the hood, it could you an omelet. All that, plus it like a small sports car a very smooth, very very big small sports The S-Class is an awesome automotive

If you’re considering an S-Class, are you’re cross-shopping it against the BMW the Audi A8. the Jaguar XJ and the Lexus The S-Class is the most elegant of bunch, though the Audi A8 is a driver’s car and the Lexus LS460 is likely to deliver a trouble-free experience. Still, if I ever get my own nation to lead, you can bet my first will be an S-Class. — Gold

Mercedes-Benz S 400 L Base
Mercedes-Benz S 400 L Base
Mercedes-Benz S 400 L Base
Mercedes-Benz S 400 L Base

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