PeterH on March 28th, 2006

S-Class is “Fleet Car of the Year 2006”
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The readers of the Austrian motoring magazine “Firmenwagen” have voted the Mercedes-Benz S-Class “Fleet Car of the Year 2006” in the luxury car category.
With this award this specialist magazine recognises the outstanding technology that has made the Mercedes flagship model an example for the entire field of car development. In autumn 2005 around one dozen technical innovations available in no other automobile entered series production with the new S-Class. (more…)

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PeterH on January 21st, 2006

British motoring magazine What Car? Awards honour luxury saloon: New S-Class voted 2006s Best Luxury Car
The new Mercedes-Benz S-Class has been heralded as 2006s Best Luxury Car by respected motoring magazine What Car? The new S-Class combines state-of-the-art technology with effortless performance and peerless refinement. Its a view that helped the experts at What Car? reach their verdict: When Mercedes-Benz launches a new S-Class the rest of the world gasps in amazement; explained David Motton, Editor of What Car? magazine.
The new model won a rare five-star What Car? rating, obliterating strong opposition and rewriting one or two rules along the way. (more…)

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PeterH on January 11th, 2006


STUTTGART, Germany — Mercedes-Benz probably didn’t have the geek set in mind when it designed its new flagship 2007 S-Class sedan. But when the luxury car hits U.S. streets in February, it’ll be packing a bundle of electronics that would make David Hasselhoff green with envy. (more…)

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PeterH on December 28th, 2005

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The worlds most powerful series-production car: The new S 65 AMG: in a class of its own. Exclusivity and dynamism in a wholly new dimension: the new Mercedes-Benz S 65 AMG in a nutshell. The compelling top-of-the-line model of the brand new S-Class delivers 450 kW/612 hp and reaches peak torque of 1000 Nm more than any other vehicle in this segment. The use of the new, innovative AMG high-performance composite brakes with twin sliding callipers at the front further illustrates the unique technological prowess of the powerful AMG Saloon. The standard specification of the new S 65 AMG includes a new AMG sports suspension based on Active Body Control, the unmistakable AMG bodystyling, multi-piece 19-inch AMG light-alloy wheels, DIRECT SELECT gearshift with AMG steering-wheel gearshift paddles as well as the new AMG main menu with RACETIMER. The powerful AMG Saloon stands self-confidently ahead of the competition, testimony to the outstanding role of Mercedes-AMG GmbH in developing extraordinary vehicles and powerful drive systems. (more…)

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PeterH on November 12th, 2005

Christian gets to drive the new W221 S-Class S500
Well as promised, here is the review of the 2006 Mercedes S500 W221 S-Class. I came away completely blown away from driving this car. Its that good. I was hoping for some time with the car but a change of plans meant that the car had to be in Landshut earlier than expected so I would only be allowed to drive the car for 30 minutes max. Also, Mr. Schultz said that no automotive journalists in the world have yet driven this car: except for me! I feel so damn lucky!

Testdriving conditions werent ideal sadly. The weather was rainy and wet and lighting conditions were poor (for a photo shoot). Great. Everytime I drive a fun car, the weather turns sour (and when I drive not so interesting cars, the weather is nice and sunny!). (more…)

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PeterH on November 9th, 2005

New Mercedes S-Class fitted as S-Guard special protection vehicle before leaving the plant

Mercedes-Benz is rounding out the new S-Class series with an armoured special protection version.

Because the new S-Guard’s protective features are integrated into the vehicle before it leaves the production plant, it offers an unsurpassed level of protection against terrorist attacks and the threat of violent crime.

Such top-quality protection is impossible to provide by retrofitting a vehicle with armour.

Customers will be able to purchase the new model the Mercedes-Benz S 600 Guard with a 12-cylinder engine beginning in 2006. (more…)

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