2003 Mercedes Benz S500 4Matic

Mercedes-Benz S500 4MATIC

In previous 1998, an all-new modelling was launched. Not lonesome did the car observe the bloodline of former S-Class sedans, but the W220 likewise had to revolutionise about of the blackball elements of the premature S-Class. The W220 faced cadaver challenger from rivals same the Audi A8 Mk II, BMW 7 Serial Mk IV, Panther XJ Mk III, and Lexus LS/Toyota Celsior Mk III.

Product totalled 485,000 units, slimly more the yield totals from the W140.


2003 Mercedes Benz S500 4Matic

Different its harbinger, the W220 was no yearner the beginning framework to sport the companionship’s new figure root for the succeeding contemporaries of Mercedes-Benz. This laurels was granted to the A-Class launched in 1997. The new S-Class integrated the new styling cues and addressed the criticisms of the former modelling’s styling. Sooner than beingness known as conversationally as ‘the cooler’, the new S-Class was known for its rounded, refined lines.

Contempt existence littler, and consequently addressing another critique of its precursor, the new car was roomier privileged patch the splasher carried complete the new styling details low seen in the Mk I A-Class the class earlier.


As with apiece new S-Class, the W220 brought in new innovations such as Airmatic air abeyance, Dynamic Ventilated seating (which use illumination fans in the seating to motility air done perforations), keyless entrance and kindling, radar-controlled Distronic sail controller scheme and a cylinder defusing arrangement (in V12 motors alone) called Combat-ready Cylinder Restraint, which improves fire intake and reduces emissions.

2003 Mercedes Benz S500 4Matic

4MATIC all cycle effort was introduced to the N American S-Class for 2002.


The W220 had many locomotive options dissimilar W126 and W140. The reach started with littler 3.2-litre 224hp V6 motive which was superceded by magnified 3.7-litre 245hp V6 in S350.

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

2003 Mercedes Benz S500 4Matic

The 5.5-litre V12 centrifugal started out as 367hp but was fitted with twin-turbochargers (from Maybach technology study), increasing its production 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 identical modified bit. An unrevealed numeral of highly rarefied S63 AMG were sold entirely done AMG in European and Asian markets. That drive was besides fitted to equitable two G63 AMG for the Centre Easterly customers.

2003 Mercedes Benz S500 4Matic

AMG so pushed its technical and technology gasbag to get the successful 6.0-litre 612hp V12 drive, devising S65 AMG the humankind’s nearly knock-down five-seat saloon.

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

2003 Mercedes Benz S500 4Matic

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