2000 Mercedes Benz S Class

Mercedes-Benz S-Class

In previous 1998, an all-new modelling was launched. Not lone did the car asseverate the blood of old S-Class sedans, but the W220 likewise had to revolutionise approximately of the minus elements of the old S-Class. The W220 faced clay rivalry from rivals comparable the Audi A8 Mk II, BMW 7 Serial Mk IV, Panther XJ Mk III, and Lexus LS/Toyota Celsior Mk III.

2000 Mercedes Benz S Class

Output totalled 485,000 units, somewhat more the yield totals from the W140.

Style

Dissimilar its harbinger, the W220 was no yearner the offset simulation to boast the troupe’s new figure radical for the succeeding contemporaries of Mercedes-Benz. This purity was tending to the A-Class launched in 1997. The new S-Class unified the new styling cues and addressed the criticisms of the former modeling’s styling. Instead than beingness known as informally as ‘the tankful’, the new S-Class was known for its rounded, refined lines.

Contempt organism littler, and hence addressing another critique of its precursor, the new car was roomier within spell the splasher carried o’er the new styling details beginning seen in the Mk I A-Class the yr ahead.

2000 Mercedes Benz S Class

Engineering

As with apiece new S-Class, the W220 brought in new innovations such as Airmatic air respite, Combat-ready Ventilated seating (which use illumination fans in the seating to actuate air done perforations), keyless ingress and firing, radar-controlled Distronic sail restraint organization and a cylinder inactivation organization (in V12 motors solitary) called Alive Cylinder Restraint, which improves fire phthisis and reduces emissions.

4MATIC all pedal thrust was introduced to the Northerly American S-Class for 2002.

Engines

2000 Mercedes Benz S Class

The W220 had many locomotive options different W126 and W140. The grasp started with littler 3.2-litre 224hp V6 drive which was superceded by hypertrophied 3.7-litre 245hp V6 in S350.

Succeeding is 4.3-litre 279hp V8 in S430 (that one sold alright in the USA) and 5.0-litre 306hp V8 in S500. AMG fain the S55 with 5.4-litre 367hp V8 drive which was replaced by charged interpretation, producing 500PS or 493hp (469hp in American version).

The 5.5-litre V12 centrifugal started out as 367hp but was fitted with twin-turbochargers (from Maybach technology workplace), increasing its yield to 500PS (or 493hp in Europe and 469hp in USA).

For one month in 2001, AMG produced S63 AMG with 6.3-litre 444hp V12 in rattling modified issue. An unrevealed turn of exceedingly uncommon S63 AMG were sold alone done AMG in European and Asian markets. That drive was likewise fitted to fair two G63 AMG for the Eye Easterly customers.

AMG so pushed its technical and technology gasbag to grow the successful 6.0-litre 612hp V12 drive, qualification S65 AMG the humankind’s virtually muscular five-seat saloon.

As for the diesel motors, W220 had 3.2-litre 197hp I6 diesel and 4.0-litre 250hp V8 diesel.

2000 Mercedes Benz S Class

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