MercedesBenz S600 Road Test Car Reviews Car and Driver

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Mercedes-Benz S600

Sure a buck-twenty-three, but it includes an electronic

It is said that the most commodity among the upper of America’s working class days—more valuable than Berkshire Hathaway shares, or a full head of natural-looking time. And the net worth of every of free time will to skyrocket as our workdays lengthen, as sprawl extends commuting and as traffic density chokes the road system. Road is a reaction to these pressures, and now is being proffered as a solution. drivers busy enough, and they won’t shoot one Behold the poster child for multitasking: Mercedes-Benz’s flagship the S600. For the hands-on plutocrat who to be driven, there is no better land-bound way to get somewhere quickly simultaneously keeping tabs on a empire. Like all 2001 the S-class comes standard a Tele Aid cell-phone link to the driver in touch with the or emergency services. But Mercedes was to market with an Internet on telematics system, available for on all models equipped with a navigation system (standard on S- and a $2035 option on C-, CLK-, and cars). CNN Interactive beams the Web to the car for an annual fee of $125, plus air

Customers can have their own Web page on the www.mbusa.com site, and it can be to track stocks of interest, topics, sports, weather, Text can then be downloaded and on the screen at the touch of the SVC button in the cluster.

Calendar reminders are also for the harried exec on a tight COMAND admonishes Mr. Big to wait the car is parked to read the text, but it can be on the fly. Expect many Web-related features to be added the useful life of a new 2001 but for now all data transmission comes at the protracted pace of 9600 per second.

File attachments and photos are out of the question (eliminating a whole of naughty driver distractions). Ah, the does come up—do beings, especially those circled the sun enough times to the wealth required to acquire an really have the excess processing capacity to manage acceleration, braking, and Web surfing simultaneously? Perhaps not, but fear—Distronic intelligent cruise offers to temporarily relieve his or her of the tiresome tasks of accelerating and to keep pace with the ebb and of rush-hour freeway traffic, for $2800 plus tax.

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The Highlights sidebar examines the of this gizmology, but suffice to say we were able to enter the outside Hogback Tower, the cruise control at 75 mph, and 40 miles along four freeways through moderately evening traffic without the pedals. Distronic slowed us to 30 or 40 mph traffic around the various It braked indignantly when SUV drivers swerved in front and surged silently back up to speed when the coast was

The system can be set to follow between one and two behind the car in front, which the distance to the next car varies speed. We found the minimal to be most effective in thick traffic, as it left insufficient for any but the most aggressive lane to jump in front. Applying the to drive into the safety and around an obstruction countermands the function.

On an evening drive across the Ohio Turnpike to Cleveland, we set to its maximum following distance the maximum set speed of 110 mph), and latched on, tractor-beam-like, to whoever was fastest. We never hit 110, but we traveling as fast as possible making a target of the big black At 70 mph, one has about three to react if the warning beeper for an object within 300 feet, so attention is still a good particularly considering the system loses track of a target car is still very much in (This tends to happen on curves, and for that reason, the won’t accelerate to resume a set on a curve.)

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