2007 Mercedes Benz S-Class | new car review

Posted on Jun 19, 2009 by

Brand new for the model year, this flagship sedan has a mean and muscular look – no mean achievement in a car that measures more than 5 metres from tip to tailpipe. V-engine power is the order of the day with most examples of the S-Class, although the entry level car is offered with a classic M-B straight six 3.5-litre.

This was the car that pioneered the new safety features announced in the autumn of 2005. The new generation S-Class was launched in September of that year and has confirmed its success as the top-selling luxury automobile in the Middle East thanks to its mix of innovation and design.

The new vehicle features new steps in road safety with the second generation of the PRE-SAFE occupant protection system that predicts accidents and prepares the car’s occupants to best survive a crash by initiating safety measures such as pre-tensioning seatbelts, raising seat backs to the optimum position and even closing the sunroof.  In addition, Night View Assist is the most advanced after dark vision system available on any vehicle worldwide.

A feeling of sheer quality, of design, of manufacture and of finish, is what makes the S-Class special. Ambient cabin lighting, wood trim and interior metalwork have all received great attention to detail. And you cannot help but notice it.

 And then there is the choice of power packs. If you count the AMG version, there are four engines available for the S-Class in the Middle East, from the 3.5 litre V6 to the 5.5 litre V8 that powers the S500, up to the 5.5 litre V12 in the S600 and finally the AMG version, that uses a 6.0 litre V12 for even further enhanced power and smoothness. All are mated with the latest 7GTRONIC automatic transmissions with electronic manual operation.

Body TypeSedan
Price (in AED)317,000-921,000
Engine Size (litre)3.55.55.56.0
Power (bhp)272204388612
Torque (Nm)3502455301000
Transmission7A7A7A7A

Also look at: BMW 7-Series, Audi A8, Lexus LS460, Bentley Arnage

 

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