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Review of the new Mercedes-Benz S-Class:All new Mercedes-Benz S-Class

Cars having world class features in them have an ever-lasting demand in the market. Numerous automobile giants are either coming up with better versions of their previous cars or new models are getting launched with the latest available technology in them. 2008 Mercedes-Benz S-Class S65 AMG is the modified and technically advanced form of the previous S-class cars.

Armed with a 36 valve 6 liter V12 engine, 2008 Mercedes-Benz S-Class S65 AMG delivers a power of 604 hp. Its engine allows it to run at 11 mpg within the city and at 17 mpg on the highway. The car has an electronically controlled 5-speed automatic transmission. Its transmission is an adaptive manually interactive one.

2008 Mercedes-Benz S-Class S65 AMG has an automatic load leveling suspension system present in it. It is a variable suspension with adaptive ability. The suspension at the front of the car is aided by an anti lift control, while the one at the rear has an anti-squat and anti-dive geometry. The front and rear suspensions have hydraulic and coil springs and also shock absorbers that are gas charged.

Again, this car has excellent braking control with features like parking brake and hill-start control. The parking brake has features like auto-engage and automatic release. It has an electronic brake-assistance with the four wheels having anti-lock brakes with ventilated power disc brakes present both at the front and rear.

The seating at the rear of the 2008 Mercedes-Benz S-Class S65 AMG is styled like the ones in a theater. Seats for the driver and the passenger seating at the front are power seats, which are adjustable in 14 ways. Front bucket seats have other features like an adjustable seat height, whereas the rear bench seat has power-adjustable headrests.

Overall look of 2008 Mercedes-Benz S-Class S65 AMG is good, which can be further improved if the body is given a metallic paint. There are color coordinated bumpers at the front and rear. The exhaust pipes in the car are of stainless steel. The paint on the body is resistant to scratch and it has an illuminated entry.

2008 Mercedes-Benz S-Class S65 AMG has also been made quite comfortable for its users. Apart from the carpet present in the cargo area and the passenger cabin, there are carpeted-floor mats at the front and the rear. The doors, instrument panel and the center console all have genuine walnut wood trim. Again, it is provided with separate climate controls for both the driver area and the passenger area.

Safety features in 2008 Mercedes-Benz S-Class S65 AMG is exemplary, as is evident from the dual-stage deploying driver and passenger airbags. The car also has crumple zones in it. Automatic-locking retractors are present at the front and the rear. It is armed with an anti-theft vehicle tracking system for avoiding any unforeseen event.

With such astounding features 2008 Mercedes-Benz S-Class S65 AMG, it is set to make a niche for its own customers within a short time.

Tech Specs

Body: 4-door sedan

Engine: 6.0 liter V12, 604 hp

Transmission: 5-speed automatic

Torque: 738 units

Power: 604 hp

Tires: SBRP255/35ZR20 (front) and SBRP275/35ZR20 (rear)

Verdict:

For: Great comfort features and a high performance

Against: Its mileage could have been better

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