2006 Mercedes-Benz S Class Review

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July 20, 2007



The flagship S-Class continues atop Mercedes' sedan line for 2006 while an all-new model is readied for introduction during 2006 as a 2007 model. The S430 comes powered by a 275-horsepower, 4.3-liter V-8 engine, while the S500 offers a 302-horsepower, 5.0-liter V-8; both are mated to a seven-speed automatic gearbox in rear-drive versions, or a five-speed automatic with 4MATIC all-wheel drive. Meanwhile, a 5.5-liter, supercharged V-8 in the S55 AMG variant and the 5.7-liter V-12 in the S500 both generate 493 horsepower (though the latter offers added low-end torque). Not quick enough? A new S65 AMG model provides even more muscle with its 604-horsepower V-12 that promises a 0-60 mph time of just 4.2 seconds. A laundry list of standard features includes four-wheel disc anti-lock brakes with Electronic Brakeforce Distribution and Brake Assist, front- and rear-side and side-curtain airbags, Automatic Slip Control, Electronic Stability Program, and an adaptive suspension. For 2006, the otherwise optional Keyless Go entry/starter system, heated steering wheel, electronic trunk closer, and rear side blinds are newly standard on the S600. Also new for '06, the 4MATIC all-wheel-drive system becomes a no-cost option on S430 and S500 models, while the AMG sport package becomes a no-cost option on the rear-drive versions of those models. Also to be added during 2006 is an available interface that allows an Apple iPod MP3 player to be operated via the car's audio system.

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