MercedesBenz S500 Review | Autocar

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Mercedes-Benz S 500 L W220

Mercedes-Benz S500

The new S500, the best car in the class, and arguably the complete road car in history, is the riposte to the bleak news has hounded Daimler Chrysler 2005. Forget pension healthcare burdens and errant names after small this is Mercedes showing us it does best. Building big cars to a standard that leave rival manufacturers whether they shall catch-up. They have trying –and consistently for thirty years now. new model, priced at £69,770 the situation.

With the S500, the carriage is finally reaching the at which little further can be expected within the confines of and radial round rubber. has paid obsessive attention to the art of tranquility and the result is a driving like no other. Never has a felt so remote from the world, and yet remained connected to the car to a helpful degree.

This is not a beautiful car. It the grace of its predecessor, but it has enough to justify the badge. The cabin is a for Mercedes and should raise a few at BMW because the basic architecture is 7-series.

But before Munich too loudly, it should closely what Benz has achieved this interior. It has managed to a complicated environment far more than ever before. is a rotary control for just every aspect of the car’s navigation and heating systems, but is also a bank of one-touch for the most commonly selected plus a separate keypad for the This is intuitive multi-function design.

Mercedes-Benz S 500 L W220

Meets considerable shove. The V8 now produces 388bhp at 6000rpm, and seven forward gears has managed to trim the 0-62mph back to just 5.6sec. so silent the performance doesn’t that strong, but watch the needle at work and you’ll be impressed and alarmed at the rate at the numbers build. Up-shifts are with the faintest shimmer, but the can be slow to respond to a kick-down and occasionally thumps an awkward You get the distinct feeling that the reason you can hear the engine is Mercedes felt that might enjoy some V8-grumble. This has been to perfection.

At 1940kg, it would be to expect the S500 to flatten the beneath it, but sadly it still has to with the vagaries of the British Comfort is the primary reason for the of the luxury saloon because the below is now so competent and spacious. an S500 on the optional Airmatic with ABC body control and optional dynamic multi-contour seats with massage then jump into an CDi and it will feel, sound and like a ratty Ford The S500’s chassis is so well to its role as the filter between bodies and road surface it makes very competent saloons seem harsh. every aspect sets new body control, medium and ride, head-toss, overall You drive an S500

and you relax. You passenger an S500 and you

Only in low-speed ride is not the finest car made. So much of the levitation that characterised the Jaguar XJ saloons of old was bound up in a sidewall. The S500’s optional Pirelli P-Zero Rossos a 45 profile that no manner of trickery can compensate for. do however allow this lummox to scamper where it loaf: no owner will their S500 in this but between jobs their will find great annoying 330is. I truly flinging this car about, in the because it has a brilliant traction system that allows a of slip and the most subtle imaginable.

Now is not the time to expand on the in the S500: we haven’t the space. standard gear from isn’t easy, naturally of the trickiest toys are costly But I have never before a car with night-vision (£1,200), and can say that it is staggering. Nor have I of a car stereo half as majestic as the Kardon unit fitted (£820), or of a digital telly with a better picture and channels then the unit I in my sitting room. I have a car with a reversing camera but not one that integrates the radar to outline how best to complete a And Brake Assist Plus – a function that practically all the middle-pedal work for you when the gets choppy and one’s is missing- is currently more I can deal with. Hopefully it is

something I won’t need to use my brief time with immense expression of what the car has become. To look at, let alone any other car in this sector be lunacy. Talking of which, the of next week’s group is a closely guarded secret.


Mercedes-Benz S 500 L W220
Mercedes-Benz S 500 L W220
Mercedes-Benz S 500 L W220

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