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Mercedes-Benz

Mercedes-Benzis a manufacturer of automobiles, buses, and trucks. It is currently a division of the company, Daimler AG (formerly AG), after previously owned by Daimler-Benz. Mercedes-Benz has its in Karl Benz’s creation of the automobile in January 1886, and by Daimler and engineer Wilhelm conversion of a carriage by the addition of a engine the same year.

The automobile was first marketed in The first Mercedes-Benzida brand vehicles were produced in following the merger of Karl and Gottlieb Daimler’s companies the Daimler-Benz company. Mercedes-Benz has many technological and safety that have become in other vehicles several later.

Mercedes-Benz automobiles are at dealerships in more than 129 and their work fleet and commercial) vehicles are available a group of dealers worldwide as as direct from the factory. As several other European brands, Mercedes-Benz offer a delivery option for international who purchase a Mercedes-Benz automobile.

its inception, Mercedes-Benz had a reputation for and durability. Objective measures at passenger vehicles such as Power surveys demonstrated a in reputation in this area in the 1990s and early 2000s.

By Mercedes temporarily returned to the average for initial quality, a of problems after the first 90 of ownership, according to J.D. In J.D. Power’s Initial Study for the first quarter of Mercedes showed dramatic by climbing from 25th to 5th surpassing quality leader and earning several awards for its For 2008, Mercedes-Benz’s initial rating improved by yet another now in fourth place.

On top of this it also received the Platinum Quality Award for its Mercedes’ Germany assembly plant. As of Consumer Reports of the United has changed their reliability for several Mercedes-Benz vehicles to and recommending the E-Class and the S-Class.

The two which were merged to the Mercedes-Benz brand in 1926 had already enjoyed success in the new of motor racing throughout separate histories- both had in the very first automobile Paris to Rouen 1894. has continued, and throughout its long the company has been involved in a of motorsport activities, including car racing and rallying. On several Mercedes-Benz has withdrawn completely motorsport for a significant period, in the late 1930s and after the Le Mans disaster, where a 300SLR collided with car and killed more than spectators.

Although there was activity in the intervening years, it was not 1987 that Mercedes-Benz to front line competition, to Le Mans, DTM, and F-1 sports car with Sauber.

The 1990s saw purchase engine builder (now Mercedes-Benz High Engines), and campaign cars at the Indy 500 race under the rules, eventually winning race with Al Unser, Jr. at the The 90’s also saw the return of to GT racing, and the Mercedes-Benz CLK GTR, of which took the company to new by dominating the FIA’s GT1 class.

is currently active in three of motorsport, Formula Three, DTM and One. In Formula One, the part owns Team and has supplied the team with engineered by Ilmor since This partnership has brought including Drivers Championships for Häkkinen in 1998 and 1999 and for Hamilton in 2008, as well as a Championship in 1998.

The collaboration McLaren has been extended the production of roadgoing cars as the Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren.

In 1958 entered into a distribution with the Studebaker-Packard Corporation of Bend, Indiana (USA), of Studebaker and Packard brand Under the deal, Studebaker allow Mercedes-Benz access to U.S. dealer network, shipments of vehicles to those and in return receive compensation for car sold. Studebaker also was to use the German automaker’s name in its which stressed Studebaker’s over quantity.

When entered into informal with Franco-American automaker Vega about offering Facel Vega Excellence in the United States, Mercedes-Benz to the proposal. Studebaker, which Mercedes-Benz distribution payments to stem heavy losses, further action on the plan.

maintained an office within the works in South Bend 1958 to 1963 when U.S. operations ceased. U.S Studebaker dealers converted to dealerships at that time. Studebaker closed its Canadian and left the automobile business in remaining Studebaker dealers had the to convert their dealerships to dealership agreements.

Mercedes-Benz has a full range of light commercial and heavy equipment. Production is on a global The Smart brand of city has also been part of the Group since 1994.

has also produced a sports car McLaren Cars, an extension of the by which Mercedes engines are by the Team McLaren-Mercedes Formula One team, which is part by Mercedes. The 2003 Mercedes-Benz SLR has a carbon fiber/fibre body a 5.4l V8 supercharged engine. is the same block as featured in AMG and the CLS55 AMG, though to give 460 kW (630 PS; 620 hp) and 780 N·m (575 of torque. The SLR has a maximum speed of 337 per hour (209 mph) and approximately US$500,000.

Due to European regulations, McLaren has decided to production of the SLR in 2009.

The most new joint-venture model, expected to production, is the mid-engine P8 sports Based around a unique fiber/fibre monocoque, manufactured by the P8 was originally predicted to receive the new aspirated 6.2L V8 from but insiders now say that the engine be modified for the car and will probably be turbocharged to produce in excess of 600 bhp kW). The car is still in development, but to reach production to go on sale in 2008, and have a price tag than that of the SLR.

In (starting with the 1994 the traditional nomenclature of Mercedes-Benz changed. Since the early of the company the name would be in the of 500E where the engine made up the first three and the last letter(s) represented the of engine and/or chassis; for E for fuel injection (Einspritzung in D for Diesel, L for long wheelbase

In 1994, this was altered so the prefix reflected the model German Klasse, in Mercedes-Benz and a number the displacement. The suffix was in some cases, for example L for wheelbase, and CDI for Diesel (CDI = rail Direct Injection). the 500E in the example above the E500 (E-Klasse, 5 liters

It should also be noted while in the past the model generally accurately reflected the engine displacement, this is not always the case — for the E200 CDI and E220 CDI actually have a 2.2 liter/litre displacement, and the actually has a 2.6 liter/litre engine.

At the Frankfurt motor show, showed seven hybrid including the F700 concept car combined hybrid drive the innovative DiesOtto engine. In the S400 hybrid sedan is to go on sale.

On the other hand, says it will have a fleet of practical, if small, vehicles on the road in two to three from 2008.

Mercedes-Benz S 400 will be launched in calendar and will be the first production hybrid in the world to use a lithium ion

Mercedes-Benz BlueZERO cars introduzed in the 2009 North International Auto Show.

also produces buses, for Europe and Asia.

The first to be built outside Germany WWII was in Argentina. It originally trucks, many of which modified independently to buses, named Colectivo. Today it buses, trucks and the Sprinter

Mercedes-Benz is one of the world’s largest of trucks.

Mercedes-Benz Accessories introduced 3 new bicycles in 2005, Automatic Bike, Fitness Mountain Bike. The bikes are in Australia. Germany, and Russia .

companies have become car (or modifiers) of Mercedes Benz, in to increase performance and/or to a given model.

AMG is Mercedes-Benz’s performance-tuning division, specializing in versions of most Mercedes-Benz AMG engines are all hand-built and each engine receives a tag with the of the engineer who built it. AMG has been owned by Mercedes-Benz since

Anti-lock brakes (ABS), control and airbags in the European were Mercedes-Benz innovations. technologies were introduced in 1986 and 1980 respectively.

In 2003, Mercedes-Benz introduced the first 7-speed automatic called ‘7G-Tronic’.

Mercedes-Benz was the to introduce pre-tensioners to seat on the 1981 S-Class. In the event of a a pre-tensioner will tighten the instantaneously, preventing the passenger jerking forward in a crash.

In Mercedes-Benz patented a device prevents drive wheels spinning by intervening at the engine, or brakes. In 1987, Mercedes-Benz its patent by introducing a Traction system that worked both braking and acceleration.

control, brake assist Release). and many other of safety equipment were all tested, and implemented into cars—first—by Mercedes-Benz. Mercedes-Benz has not a large fuss about its and has even licensed them for use by the name of improving automobile and safety — In fact, zones and anti-lock brakes are now on all modern luxury vehicles.

The powerful naturally aspirated cylinder engine in the world is the 6208 cc M156 V8 engine. The V8 is badged ’63 AMG’ and the ’55 AMG’ M113 in most models. The M156 produces up to 525 bhp (391 kW), and some models using engine do have this (such as the S63 and CL63 AMGs) output varies slightly other models in the range.

The E320 CDI which has a (VTG) 3.0L V6 common rail engine (producing 224-horsepower), set world endurance records. It 100,000 miles (160,000 km) in a time with an average of 224.823 km/h (140 Three identical cars did the run (one set above record) and the two cars set world records for taken to cover 100,000 km and miles (80,000 km) respectively.

all three cars had completed the run combined distance was 300 ,000 (480,000 km) (all records FIA approved).

Mercedes-Benz pioneered a called Pre-Safe to detect an crash and prepares the car’s systems to respond optimally. It calculates the optimal braking required to avoid an accident in situations and makes it immediately for when the driver depresses the pedal. Occupants are also by tightening the seat belt, the sunroof and windows. and moving the into the optimal position.

Benz is developing a fatigue-detection that warns the driver they are displaying signs of (when the eyes stay for slightly longer than a blinking action). The system use a variety of data including the driving style, the duration of the the time of day and the current traffic Fatigue mostly sets in

The fastest street-legal saloon car in the is the Mercedes-Benz Brabus (tuned) ‘E V12’ — on the E-Class saloon.

In the 1980s built the world’s first car, together with the of Professor Dickmanns at Bundeswehr München. Partially encouraged by success, in 1987 the European EUREKA programme initiated the Project on autonomous vehicles, to the tune of nearly 800 million A culmination point was achieved in when Dickmanns´ re-engineered S-Class Mercedes took a trip from Munich in to Copenhagen in Denmark and back. On the robot achieved speeds 175 kilometres per hour (roughly 110 per hour; permissible in some of the German Autobahn).

The car’s abilities has heavily robot car research and funding worldwide.

Mercedes-Benz S-Class

The S-Class is a series of the largest produced by Mercedes-Benz, a division of AG. The S-Class, a product of nine of Mercedes-Benz models dating the mid-1950s, is the world’s best-selling flagship sedan. As the foremost in the Mercedes-Benz lineup, the S-Class has many of the company’s latest including drivetrain technologies, features, and safety systems as the first airbag supplemental systems, seatbelt pretensioners, and stability program).

The latest the W221 S-Class, premiered in as an all-new design. As in previous the latest S-Class is sold in and long wheelbase versions and V6, V8, V12, and diesel powertrains.

The S-Class derives from the word Sonderklasse of which is an abbreviation. Sonderklasse means class (or rather: In a class of its and in automotive terms thus to a specially outfitted car. used colloquially for decades, the designation was first officially in 1973 with the debut of the model line.

Since five generations of officially-named sedans have been Past two-door coupe of the S-Class became known as the in 1998.

In early Mercedes-Benz the S-Class designation was used referring to the letter S which most of the larger six-cylinder vehicles in the company’s lineup not the luxurious V8-powered 600 limousine).

In early cases, as in the Ponton the S was applied to vehicles requiring fuel (Super in Germany) due to the compression ratio and output of the top-of-the-line engines. These engines were available in the chassis lines, Mercedes’ without a conventional frame, a unitized body/frame construction. line was introduced in the mid-to-late and came to encompass the 220a, 219 220S, and 220SE (sedan, and convertible) models.

Both models were produced the 1950s.

In 1959, the Ponton was replaced by the new 220Sb with (standard body) with with the different six-cylinder of the W111 mainly differing the smaller 4-cylinder variant by a different length of the front, and the of chrome applied. Thus, the introduced in 1961 as a predecessor to the E-Class, featured a shorter for the economy models 190c and The W112, as 300 SEL with a longer was for the short period the top model of succeeding the baroque Großer (Grand Mercedes) 300, 300c, and 300d, which often associated with Konrad Adenauer.

In 1965, the line also added the sedan.

With West economy growing in the early Mercedes-Benz saw the opportunity to build a larger vehicle than aimed mostly at an international and heads of state. In 1965, the introduced the luxurious 600 limousine series), which assumed the of Großer Mercedes. This became a showcase of luxury and being the most luxurious to date and it can be viewed as an early of the modern Maybach models, than as part of the S-Class although certain techologies in this car did find their way the smaller model.

The 600’s the flagship of the marque was later by the modern S-Class.

With being passé and dropped in of a look similar to the 600, the and larger W108/W109 lines introduced, which included the 250SE, 300SE, and 300SEL wheelbase) models. The W108/109 which eventually supplanted the lines, were not available 4-cylinder engines, and thus the distinct S-Class market which continues to the present Since the debut of the W111 each iteration of the S-Class has short and long wheelbase with the latter models as the W109) typically being the luxurious, powerful, and well-equipped, the V8-powered 300SEL 6.3 marking the

In 1973, Mercedes-Benz introduced the line, the first to be officially the S-Class. The arrival of the W116 saw the of much improved passive into the vehicle design, features such as anti-lock and a strengthened vehicle occupant Also, the V8-engines of the 350/450 models were now regular

Due to the oil crisis, fuel efficiency was the concern for the engineers, yet they added also the Mercedes-Benz 6.9.

In 1979, the W126 replacing the W116 line. The brought much-improved aerodynamics to the enlarged yet lighter engines blocks made of aluminium. models based on the S-Class reintroduced (380/500 SEC). It introduced now well-known safety such as passenger side seatbelt pretensioners, and traction

It became the most successful design ever built and was for twelve years, its model extended by the first-ever S-Class update.

The W126 was succeeded in by the W140 line, which saw the car dramatically in its proportions, for which it criticism. Also, more and numerous features were in response to growing international

In late 1999, the smaller but roomy W220 saw a renewed on elegance and style, with a rounded shape compared to the W140. The W220 was produced in a version only; at that the W140 S-Class coupes had been succeeded by the new CL-Class in models of which share design and features with the Since 2003, the traditionally drive S-Class also 4Matic all-wheel drive in markets.

In 2007, the current S-Class premiered, replacing the This latest generation of the is slightly larger than its with sharper exterior (most notably wide arcs) and technological improvements. New features on the W221 include an night vision feature and the Mercedes-Benz pre-collision system. The is the second consecutive generation of the to be solely produced in a sedan style.

In the U.S. base for the W221 S-Class range $87,475 for the S550, $144,975 for the $127,775 for the S63 AMG and $194,775 for the S65 AMG.

most W221 S-Class are built at the Daimler AG plant in Germany. Founded by Daimler Company in 1915, the Sindelfingen also produced the model 600 Mercedes and past generations of the Previous S-Class models as the W126) were built in locations ranging from to South Africa, but with models (such as the W220) has been concentrated in Sindelfingen. In 2007, DaimlerChrysler Malaysia’s in Pekan, Pahang began of S350 (model W221)

In all, some 2.7 million vehicles have been in the past forty years.

stretches of the German Autobahn system do not feature any speed except the recommended 130 km/h (81 Driving at rather high for extended periods tends to in increased strain on a vehicle and careful engineering. Mercedes-Benz has to engineer its vehicles, most the S-Class, to excel in this environment. allowing high cruising.

Specific standards of performance, body integrity, and are part of this process. For the S-Class is built with an top speed of 250 km/h (160 which drivers can maintain driving on the autobahn. AMG Manufaktur offers delimitation or reset to 300 (190 mph).


Historically, the engineering of the S-Class has occurred without regard to a practice which continued up through the W140 line. The in turn has been able to this as a marketing tool, in its onetime slogan, engineered no other car in the world. This was used throughout the 1980s the marketing of the W126 S-Class.

following the formation of DaimlerChrysler and the of engineer-sanctioned overbudgeting in the late this slogan was dropped; the W220 model S-Class exhibited lower reliability and rates.

In typical Mercedes-Benz introduced in the late 1920s, the designation of each car consisted of numbers indicating engine (up to 770 in the 1930s), and optional letters either engine features since the first Diesel of or body styles (K for kurz as in the 1930s 540K). After War II, these codes were carried over from one to the next. The letters stem German terminology. For example, denotes an S-Class (Sonderklasse) with an engine size of 5,000 ccm, with injection (Einspritzung) and a long (Lang). Note that the S and L in SEL are not to those in SL (Sport Leicht); the SL are not S-Class vehicles.

In German, the vehicles are referred to as die S-Klasse.

1982, there were two lines. The new W201 (Baby-Benz) was called 190 no matter what was installed. As in earlier special the real capacity was indicated as

190E 2.6, in order to it from the mid-sized 260E, the five-door 260TE, and the S-Class using the same six-cylinder. In when the W202 was introduced as the traditional naming convention plus letters) was reversed, a leading letter identifying the (currently, A, B, C, E, G, M, R, S, V are in use). From on, the long-wheelbase models (formerly and the regular length models SE) are both labeled with the of S regardless of length.

For example, 500SEL and 500SE are now labeled as with fuel injection standard by now anyway.

Currently, the is available in three trim the numbers are given in ascending to denote more upscale (e.g. S550/S600/S63 AMG etc.) In Mercedes-Benz publications and on vehicle a space between the letter and is customary (e.g. S 600).

See W180/W128 for complete details.

The line debuted in 1955, and is the lineup of Ponton models with the Mercedes-Benz S-Class. The featured six-cylinder sedan, and convertible models, and was produced 1957. The later W128 was the last to be associated with the name, and featured sedan, and cabriolet models powered by a straight-6.

The Ponton designation to pontoon fenders, a stylistic on the W180/W128 models.

The Ponton included four- and six-cylinder but only the six-cylinder W180 and lines are considered part of the S-Class chronology, as they the most powerful Ponton available.

See Mercedes-Benz W111/W112 for details.

The W111 Fintail debuted in 1959. Initially by a line of straight-6 engines M180 and M127), it set a new standard for In 1961, the W111 series was with a line of 3.0 L straight-6 the W112.

The W112 was the most model in the Mercedes-Benz lineup surpassed by the W100 line’s 600 limousines in 1963. The W111/W112 contained sedan, coupe, and models.

The Fintail was among the cars in the world to have zones and disc brakes, and for the top of W112 models, an air suspension. The name referred to a styling on the rear section of the W111/W112 the Heckflosse (Fintail) which the larger fins then in on American luxury cars by Cadillac and Buick.

The larger Fintail models should not be with a smaller Fintail the W110, which was also in 1961 (derived from the line) and was essentially the predecessor of E-Class.

See Mercedes-Benz W108 for details.

With the W108/W109 of 1965, the range received V8 for the first time. The W108 launched with an initial of straight-6 powered models. The high-displacement 300 SEL 6.3 V8 model was based on body type.

The W108 was larger than the Fintail it replaced, and also eliminated the design feature of the previous

During this period, the S or SE was used for short wheelbase including 250S, 250SE, and Long wheelbase models by 4 inches in the back door) designated SEL (L= lang or long). the advent of the W108 series, the S-Class has always included two lengths.

The more powerful and 300SEL models were the luxurious versions of the W108 with available burl dashboards, automatic transmission, and windows.

In 1968, the W108 dropped the 250S and 250SE in of S-Class models with the engined 280S (in carbureted and the 280SE (with fuel the 300SE/SEL models were offered with a 3.5 litre V8 (in both the SE and SEL form) and a 6.3 litre V8 (in the SEL model only).

See Mercedes-Benz for complete details.

The W116 produced from 1972 1979, was the first Mercedes-Benz to be officially designated the S-Class. The S-Class featured a four-wheel suspension and disc brakes. The 350, and 450 (4.5L version) featured SE and SEL versions.

Production of the totaled 473,035 units.

The models were large sedans. The W116 was larger on the than the W108/W109 series it but had similar interior capacity, as the bulk was driven by new theories on car and occupant protection in a crash. It was one of the cars to be available with a driver’s airbag supplemental system, or a turbo diesel

The 450SE, then the most model in the W116 lineup, was European Car of the Year in 1974. in 1975, the W116 was upgraded a new fuel injection system in to comply with revised emission standards in European A slight power reduction was a of this update, but in 1978, a of further engine upgrades original performance levels the new fuel injection systems.

The notable W116 was the high-performance, 450 SEL 6.9. This 8-cylinder boasted the largest engine in a postwar Mercedes-Benz up to that Every 450 SEL 6.9 featured a self-leveling suspension, and offered the ABS anti-lock system as an option from onwards.

Also, in the United only, Mercedes-Benz introduced the but powerful 3.0 liter 5-cylinder in 1978, sold as the 300SD.

See W126 for complete details.

The series premiered in late as 1980 model (and in USA and Australia). The W126 line a host of new safety features, and in the next phase of Mercedes-Benz The W126 S-Class was also the luxury car to win the prestigious Car of the Year from Australia’s Wheels which it did in 1981. The W126 lasted from 1979 1991, a production run of over years. Total sales of the S-Class sedans reached units, with an additional coupes sold.

These sales figures the W126 the most successful line in Mercedes-Benz history.

In the W126 introduced the modern as patented by Mercedes-Benz in 1971, to the as an additional measure of occupant Other safety innovations on the included passenger side (in 1986), seat-belt pretensioners, and control. In the cabin, additional and reading lamps, along heated seats and a more climate control system, to the luxurious interior environment.

A automatic transmission was standard.

the top of range Mercedes-Benz 450SEL 6.9 of the generation was not directly replaced, the carried forward the hydropneumatic of the 6.9 as an option on the 500SEL. A new cruise system was offered as well. the roadster based coupes, the introduced a two door variant, the SEC

The longevity of the W126 S-Class cycle was aided by a mid-cycle in 1986, an upgrade which was not done in S-Class generations. the update of the W126 model a facelift was performed and engine occurred.

Powerplants on the W126 included straight-6 and V8 engines. sales came from the model in the United States and models in Europe, although the V8 were praised by contemporary During the W126 mid-cycle in 1986, both the straight-6 and V8 were upgraded in several to different displacement levels upgraded from 2.8L to eight-cylinder upgraded from to 4.2L, and 5.0L to 5.6L).

the 500SEL has an interesting place in US despite not being offered in country. American demand for particular car drove the establishment of a grey market. The detuned, yet expensive standard US specification 380 was underpowered, according to contemporary so 25,000 units per year of the import vehicle were in the early 1980s.

That then Mercedes-Benz of North to lobby for the elimination of parallel in 1988.

See Mercedes-Benz W140 for details.

In 1991, W140 replaced the W126 line in the lineup, and the first production of the latest S-Class rolled off the line on August 6 of that As with its predecessor, the W140 was the of the next generation of Mercedes-Benz to feature the company’s new design Following S-Class tradition, the car was in two wheelbase lengths along the shorter-wheelbase W140 coupé.

totaled 406,532 units, the total reflecting the inroads by the newly introduced Lexus LS the key US export market.

The W140 is often known as the last to be overengineered, a company trait was costing Mercedes-Benz in product and overbudgeting. For the consumer, the W140 a considerable 25% more than the W126. Intense pressure competitors such as Lexus and led to the addition of more features and as to set the W140 apart from the and to justify the higher price.

The introduced new innovations such as window glazing, self-closing lid and doors, electric windows a jam-protection feature (lowering down when encountering an rear-parking markers (which on the rear wings when in and a heating system which warm air even after the was turned off.

In 1993, model nomenclature was completely with the SE/SEL/SEC cars the S-Class and alphanumerical designations (e.g. the both 500SE and became S500 regardless of length). In 1995, following the new tradition of mid-life facelifts with the W126 in 1986), the received a minor facelift. The turn signal indicator on the front and rear were the obvious changes.

Headlamps fitted with separate low and beam reflectors. Following the facelift, the W140 coupé and were each fitted Electronic Stability Control. The was to feature an air suspension as an option, but was still perfecting the technology and to launch air suspension as an option in the generation S-Class in late

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See Mercedes-Benz W220 for complete

In late 1999, the W220 was The W220 S-Class was completely with a body that was smaller and lighter than its Unlike its predecessor, the W220 was not the model to feature the company’s new theme for the next generation of This honor was given to the when it launched in 1997.

The new incorporated the new styling cues introduced on the Mk I A-Class the year (for example, the dashboard over the new styling details seen in the A-Class). Despite smaller, the W220 S-Class more interior space the W140. Production of the W220 totaled 485,000 units, more than the production from the W140.

As with new S-Class, the W220 brought in new such as Airmatic air suspension and Ventilated Seats (which miniature fans in the seats to air through perforations). A navigation with center console-mounted display was introduced, along the COMAND input control Other options included entry and ignition, a radar-controlled cruise control system and a shut-off system called Cylinder Control.

The 4MATIC all drive system was introduced to the America market S-Class for

Consumer Reports classified the model’s reliability as poor, its rating, and declared it one of the least luxury cars. Build however, was generally considered to be For instance, Forbes described the S500 as built remarkably

Early W220s were for issues with the trunk and the hydraulic fuel line; were no recalls for the 2005 or model years.

In 2002 introduced the world’s first safety system on the W220 its first iteration of PRE-SAFE.

In the W220 S-Class received an refresh with updates to the fascia. The grille angle was to a slightly more upright and the xenon-discharge headlamps were a new transparent housing, replacing the opaque versions. The front lower air intakes were restyled. In 2005, the S-Class was the vehicle to receive a TÜV Institute certificate from the German on Technical Compliance for environmentally components .

The W220 was available more engine options the W126 or W140. The range with smaller 3.2L 224 hp kW) V6 motor, which was superseded by an 3.7L 245 hp (183 kW) V6 in the S350. The was powered by a 4.3L 279 hp (208 kW) V8 and the was powered by a 5.0L 306 hp (228 kW) V8. The S55 AMG was with a supercharged 5.4L 493 hp kW) V8 motor, the S55 AMG 2000/2001 was outfitted the naturally aspirated 5.4L 367 hp kW) V8 motor.

The S600 was outfitted a 5.5L 493 hp (368 kW) V12 twin engine, the S600 2000/2001 was with the naturally aspirated 367 hp (274 kW) V12 engine.

For one month in 2001, AMG produced the S63 which was sold in very numbers. The S63 was powered by a 6.3L 444 hp kW) V12. An undisclosed number of sold exclusively through AMG in and Asian markets. The S65 AMG was introduced in

Powered by a 6.0L 612 hp (456 kW) V12 turbo motor, the S65 was the most S-Class, as well as the world’s powerful production sedan. The S65 had a 0 – 60 mph (97 time of 4.2 seconds and could 100 mph (160 km/h) under 9.0

See Mercedes-Benz W221 for complete

The all-new W221 was introduced in the of 2005 at the Frankfurt International Show, with export to markets beginning in 2006. The S-Class made its North premiere at the 2006 North International Auto Show in The latest S-Class is slightly in all dimensions than its predecessor, and it three newly developed with up to 26% power increase.

The is completely new, all materials been upgraded and make for a luxurious ride, and the center transmission gear lever has replaced with a column-mounted

Models sold in North are the S450 (2008-,SWB and Canada S550, S600, S63 AMG and S65 AMG; models to be sold outside America include the S280, S300, S420 CDI and S320 The first W221 model in North America and Japan was the (called S500 outside America and Japan), with the arriving in the following spring. features on the W221 include: the seven-speed automatic transmission except on V12 engines, where the Sequentronic is used as the 7-speed handle the power of the AMG V12).

four wheel drive in the fourth quarter of 2006.

The continue to become more with the new Brake Assist system monitoring for an impending and increasing braking if needed, the Distronic Plus cruise can now bring the car to a complete stop. system works in outdoor a test demonstration by Mercedes-Benz in a hall resulted in embarrassment for the when a new S-Class crashed the back of a stationary W220 an incident later attributed to steel in this hall.

In Automobile Magazine named the S-Class as one of its 2007 All-Stars rivals from Lexus and and Car and Driver selected the S550 as the in a five-way comparison test of luxury sedans. The W221 was also the recipient of several motoring awards (see

Standard features of the S550 air conditioning w/dual-zone automatic controls, interior air filter, Aid assistance system, navigation w/voice recognition, power leather-wrapped steering wheel controls, cruise control, upholstery, heated 14-way front seats w/lumbar memory system, heated mirrors w/driver-side automatic power sunroof, premium system, 6-disc CD changer, radio, wireless cell link, universal garage opener, automatic day/night mirror, and power rear The S63 adds on heated/ventilated and massaging front seats w/automatic side bolsters, keyless power side sunshades, and trunk closing. The S65 and S600 add on vision, heated wood/leather-wrapped wheel, adaptive cruise power panoramic sunroof, dual-zone automatic climate 8-way power-adjustable heated/ventilated seats w/lumbar adjustment, headliner, and rearview camera.

for less expensive S-Class include night vision, panorama sunroof, power sunshades, heated steering upgraded leather upholstery, camera, multicontour massaging seats w/automatic body side bolsters, 8-way adjustable heated/ventilated rear w/lumbar adjustment, rear automatic climate controls, trunk closing, and ventilated seats.

The W221 S-Class a similar number and variety of choices as the previous generation S-Class. The current lineup of engines includes a 3.5L V6 268 hp (200 kW) in the S350, and two V8 selections: the 4.6 L, 335 hp kW) V8 in the S450, and the 5.5, 382 hp (285 kW) V8 in the Turbo diesel V6 options 3.0L 235 hp (175 kW) and 4.0L 310 hp kW) variants in the respective S320 and CDI models.

The twin-turbo V12 S600 with the W221 generation, and a 5.5L twin-turbo V12 with an of 510 hp (380 kW). The S550 the 0-60mph run in just 5.5 seconds. Two S-Class AMG models are currently the S63 AMG with a 6.2L, 518 hp (386 kW) V8, and the S65 AMG with a 6.0L, twin-turbo V12 604 hp (450 kW) and a torque limited to Nm, or about 738 lb-ft. The car weighs 2250 kg, but S65 AMG still makes in just 4.2 seconds, comparable to top of the line sports cars. The S 63 AMG and the S 600 the same sprint in about 4.4

The twin-turbo V12 in the S 65 AMG is also found in SL65 AMG.

Road statistics on a model-by-model basis the UK Department of Transport show the Mercedes-Benz S-Class is one of the safest on the UK roads (measured in terms of of death in an accident).

A special version of the Mercedes-Benz S-Class has produced, known as the S-Guard. model is specifically designed for security environments. Customers may require such a vehicle diplomats and celebrities.

Special of the latest model, produced in include the capability to withstand small arms fire and explosive devices, a self-sealing tank, and a special alarm

The S-Guard is widely used at the level to protect world Ninety governments worldwide are to use the S-Guard for transport of government and dignitaries. Commercial buyers may opt for the S-Guard, with the ability to small arms fire; for at risk of assassination and terrorist the Highest-Protection Guard model is to withstand military rifles and ammunition.

The S-Guard is built on a production line at the S-Class in Sindelfingen, Germany, with S-Guard enhancements integrated at stages throughout the production

Upscale department store Fifth Avenue offered 20 S600 sedans for sale in its Christmas catalog. All 20 cars, at US$145,000 each, sold on 22, 2005 in under seven The Saks-edition S600 sedans finished in a mocha black with an almond beige and were the first examples of the to be sold to private owners.

The came with nearly option standard.

In 2007, announced plans for the S400, a mild hybrid model a V6 engine mated to an electric slated for release around

In early 2008, Mercedes-Benz that the hybrid S400 incorporate a lithium-ion battery, a for mainstream automobiles. In October Mercedes-Benz subsequently announced the of the S400 BlueHYBRID, based on the model. The vehicle will be in calendar 2009.

In addition to the production automotive hybrid a lithium battery, the 3.5-litre engine develops an output of 205 hp, the electric motor generates 15 hp and a starting torque of 160 Nm. The result is a output of 220 kW/299 hp and a combined torque of 385 newton metres.

A future hybrid, the F700 Car, was also unveiled at the Frankfurt auto show. The featured three regular doors and a fourth door of 180 degree rotation.

Also an S300 Bluetec is going to appear in the next making Mercedes-Benz one of the first to combine a hybrid powertrain a diesel engine (diesel-electric vehicle) in a production vehicle.

In 2008, Daimler unveiled technology for the Mercedes-Benz S-Class that it developed jointly tires-and-parts supplier Continental AG.

Vehicles (VV) intends to a $35,000 luxury Mercedes-Benz V2G-capable PHEV to market 2010. VV just announced it compete for the X-Prize.

At the North International Auto Show in 2006, Mercedes-Benz unveiled the Drive concept, a convertible on the W221 S-Class. There has been speculation that vehicle might see production. The Drive concept combines retro and futuristic elements; an more prominent grille back to past Mercedes-Benz while flush body and doors, along with side flanks and LED lights, are new cues.

Other design include Mercedes-Benz’s Airscarf which debuted on the SLK roadster and hot air around the seats and occupant A pillarless window design is to the current CL coupe and thus occupants an unobstructed view. eye maple wood trim and a exterior color were on this S-Class concept.

In the Mercedes-Benz built the world’s driverless cars, together the team of Professor Dickmanns at Universität München. The culmination of effort was achieved in 1995, Dickmanns’ re-engineered autonomous robot completed a trip Munich, Bavaria to Copenhagen, and back. On the autobahn, the robot achieved speeds exceeding 175 It suggested and executed overtaking

The car’s abilities left a big on many observers, and is said to heavily influenced robot car and funding decisions worldwide.

W221

The Mercedes-Benz W221 is a luxury sedan built by and is the largest of the saloon/sedan range the Mercedes-Benz marque. It serves as the model S-Class. Introduced at the IAA in Frankfurt in 2005, the W221 is the to the previous W220 S-Class.

The is slightly larger in all dimensions the W220, with a longer and more interior room. The also features new interior and styling and a number of technologies and to improve safety, handling, and

The W221 S-Class’ exterior is distinctly different to the W220. The styling is similar to the E65 BMW 7 Series, and the Mercedes-Benz Maybach — the saloon from Daimler flagship brand, which was the same year as the E65 BMW 7 Series.

the W221’s interior is also different from the preceding The interior features an instrument shroud that also the navigation screen, with effect air vents below, and a analog clock within the Below the vents are metal tab with a black field them, to control the HVAC

On the center console, a silver control wheel for the COMAND sits above a piece of surrounded by metal buttons. the interior, many buttons are with black fields them denoting the switches’

The Mercedes-Benz S400 BlueHybrid was in the Paris Auto Show.

The also contains many Mercedes-pioneered safety features, front and rear crumple eight dual-stage air bags, pre-tensioning devices, anti-lock (ABS), collapsible steering and traction control.

Standard of the S550 include air conditioning automatic climate controls, air filter, Tele Aid assistance navigation system w/voice power tilt/telescopic leather-wrapped wheel w/radio controls, control, leather upholstery, 14-way power front w/lumbar adjustment, memory heated power mirrors automatic day/night, power premium sound system, CD changer, satellite radio, cell phone link, garage door opener, day/night rearview mirror, and rear sunshade. The S63 adds on and massaging multicountour front w/automatic body-securing side keyless start, power sunshades, and power trunk The S65 and S600 add on night vision, wood/leather-wrapped steering wheel, cruise control, power sunroof, rear dual-zone climate controls, 8-way heated/ventilated rear seats adjustment, alcantara headliner, and camera.

Options for less S-Class models include vision, power panorama power side sunshades, steering wheel, upgraded upholstery, rearview camera, massaging front seats body securing side 8-way power adjustable rear seats w/lumbar rear dual-zone automatic controls, power trunk and ventilated front seats.

high-performance firm, AMG, two variants of the W221 S-Class. One of the is the S65 AMG, which features front and rear bumpers and panels, larger wheels, and tires, four exhaust modified and reprogrammed suspension for biased handling, and various changes. The S65 also features the 6.0 liter, biturbo V12 engine, is an AMG-modified version of the V12 fitted to the and Maybach. In the S65, the engine 612 hp (622 PS/450 kW) and 730 pound-feet Nm) of torque.

The transmission is a heavily 5-speed automatic.

The second AMG is the S63 AMG. This variant similar modifications as the S65 AMG, but use AMG’s current naturally M156 6.2 liter V8 engine, develops 525 bhp (391 kW) and 465 pound-feet Nm) of torque. The engine will the S63 through the 7G-TRONIC 7-speed with AMG-programmed electronic

Other special variants of model include those by government officials in many For example both the President of and the Taoiseach (Prime Minister) are in these types of vehicles. The State car is adapted with carriers on each front

There are also Guard of this car, which are to survive attacks by gunfire and

Mercedes-Benz also built a S 300 HYBRID, which was powered by 4-cylinder diesel engine electric motor. It develops a system output of 165 kW / 224 hp and a maximum of 560 Nm, with fuel consumption of 5.4 of diesel per 100 kilometres. The car was first in Frankfurt Auto Show.

The car was to go on sale in Europe in 2010, and cost $80000.

On December 20, Mercedes unveiled pictures of the Drive concept slated for at the Detroit Motor Show on 2007. Based on the V12-powered, S 600 sedan, the car is built on a roofless S-Class. The vehicle features an grille, redesigned LED headlights and trunk/LED taillamp design, a air dam, restyled flanks the wheelhouse bulges, door that fit flush into the and Mercedes-Benz neck-warming technology AIRSCARF.

The car also contains windows that provide an view for occupants when the soft top is down.

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