2009 Mercedes-Benz S-Class  -  $91,225


Vehicle Details

MSRP: $91,225
Base Invoice: $84,971
Destination Charge: $875
Options: $1,000
Trim: 4dr Sdn 5.5L V8 RWD
Doors: 4
Drive train: Rear Wheel Drive
MPG: Avg: 17 | City: 14 | Hwy: 22
Body Style: S550 Sedan
Transmission: 7-speed automatic transmission
Engine: 5.5L DOHC 32-valve V8 engine

Pros

Very comfortable ride; rear seat space; maneuverability; leading-edge technology


Value Writeup

The S-Class remains not only the flagship for the Mercedes-Benz line but also the model that premieres some of the world's latest automotive technology. No matter the trim, buyers can expect to be pampered in an interior that's limousine-like and technology-packed. The AMG S63 and S65 models offer luxurious comfort yet capable performance for spirited driving.


Model Highlights

The S-Class comes in two primary trims, the V-8-powered S550 and the V-12-powered S600. The S550 produces a 382-horsepower via a 5.5L V8, while the S600 features a 510-horsepower 5.5L V-12. There are also two high-performance AMG versions, the S63 and S65, which are also powered by 518-horsepower, 6.3L V8 and 604-horsepower, 6.0L V12 engines, respectively. The AMG S65's V12 has twin turbos and makes an astonishing 738 pound-feet of torque.

All S-Class models have more than enough power for nearly all types of driving, but the personality of the V8 models is quite different than that of the V12 models. V8 models come with a seven-speed automatic, while V-12 models get a five-speed. Overall, the lighter weight of the V8 models and two extra gears makes them feel friskier on a curvy road, while the S600 and S65 have so much torque that they seem to effortlessly glide up to speed.

The two high-performance versions of the S-Class, the S63 and S65, come with a host of improvements for those who like to drive enthusiastically--or at least look the part. In both cases, suspensions are retuned to be a bit stiffer, and brakes are upgraded both in size and with composite brake discs. Both cars have appearance cues as well; the S63, for instance, includes flashy 20-inch alloy wheels exclusive to AMG, contoured side skirts and a more aggressive treatment at the back.

All four S-Class models offer good handling while maintaining a smooth ride. That's thanks to the standard Airmatic suspension on S550 models, and to the Active Body Control that comes with the S600 and both of the AMG cars. ABC adjusts the suspension at each corner to keep the body flat during tight corners and lowers the car at higher speeds. Inside, passengers are kept comfortable, with seats that boast better adjustability than those in most vehicles, vast amounts of rear legroom and supple leather and wood trims.

The S-Class is not only the flagship of the Mercedes-Benz line but one of the best-equipped of any vehicle in terms of luxury and technology features. The standard features list includes heated headlamp and windshield washers, a SmartKey system, a power trunk closer and fiber-optic ambient lighting. The S600 adds items such as Dynamic Multicontour seats with massage, heated/ventilated back seats, a night vision system, Distronic adaptive cruise control, four-zone climate control and sunshades.

Now packaged with the Distronic Plus cruise control are a Parking Guidance feature and Blind Spot Assistant. Both features work together to warn the driver of a vehicle in the blind spot area alongside the vehicle.


Model News

Steering-wheel shift paddles are now standard across the S-Class line, as are redesigned push-pull power-window controls. All models also get a new Brake Hold feature that makes uphill starts a little easier. V8 S550 models get increased standard equipment, including active ventilated-heated front seats, a wood-and-leather-trimmed steering wheel and a power trunk lid.

Distronic Plus, the optional radar-based cruise-control system that maintains a set distance to vehicles ahead, now includes Blind Spot Assist, a feature that warns if a vehicle is in the blind spot if the turn signal is activated.


Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy
22 MPG

Cruising Range - City
333.20 mi

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City
14 MPG

Fuel Economy Est-Combined
17 MPG

Cruising Range - Hwy
523.60 mi

Engine Type
Gas V8

Displacement
5.5L/333

Fuel System
SFI

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
382 @ 6000

SAE Net Torque @ RPM
391 @ 2800 - 4800

Trans Type
7

Trans Description Cont.
Automatic

First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.38

Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.86

Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.92

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.37

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.82

Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.42

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
2.65

Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.73

EPA Classification
Large

EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
3

Passenger Capacity
5

Passenger Volume
109.0 ft³

Front Head Room
37.8 in

Front Leg Room
41.9 in

Front Shoulder Room
59.1 in

Front Hip Room
60.8 in

Second Head Room
38.5 in

Second Leg Room
42.3 in

Second Shoulder Room
58.7 in

Second Hip Room
60.9 in

Wheelbase
124.6 in

Length, Overall
205.0 in

Width, Max w/o mirrors
73.7 in

Height, Overall
58.0 in

Track Width, Front
63.1 in

Track Width, Rear
63.2 in

Min Ground Clearance
5.75 in

Trunk Volume
16.3 ft³

Base Curb Weight
4465 lbs

Suspension Type - Front
Independent

Suspension Type - Rear
Independent

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/4-Link

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/5-Arm

Front Tire Size
P255/45R18

Rear Tire Size
P255/45R18

Front Wheel Size
18 x 8.5 in

Rear Wheel Size
18 x 8.5 in

Front Wheel Material
Aluminum

Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum

Steering Type
Rack & Pinion

Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
17.83

Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.8

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb
40.0 ft

Brake Type
Pwr

Brake ABS System
4-Wheel

Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes

Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
13.2 x 1.25 in

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
11.8 x 0.9 in

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
23.8 gal

Basic Years
4

Basic Miles/km
50,000

Drivetrain Years
4

Drivetrain Miles/km
50,000

Corrosion Years
4

Corrosion Miles/km
50,000

Roadside Assistance Years
Unlimited

Roadside Assistance Miles/km
Unlimited

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
09V081000

Mfg's Report Date
MAR 06, 2009

Component
LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES

Potential Number of Units Affected
54

Summary
MERCEDES BENZ IS RECALLING 54 MY 2009 S-CLASS, W221 VEHICLES. DUE TO PART NUMBER LABEL OF THE DOOR LOCKS IT COULD BE THAT THE FRONT AND REAR PASSENGER SIDE DOOR LOCKS WERE INTERCHANGED DURING PRODUCTION. THE EXCHANGE OF A FRONT AND A REAR PASSENGER SIDE DOOR LOCK WOULD RESULT IN A PASSENGER SIDE DOOR THAT CANNOT BE OPENED BY MERELY PULLING ON THE INTERIOR HANDLE AND A REAR DOOR LOCK THAT CAN BE OPENED WITH A SIMPLE PULL OF THE INTERIOR DOOR HANDLE EVEN IF LOCKED.

Consequence
THIS SITUATION COULD AFFECT THE SAFE EXITING OF A VEHICLE IN THE EVENT OF A CRASH OR PROTECTION OF CHILDREN FROM INADVERTENT OPENING OF THE REAR DOOR.

DEALERS WILL CHECK THE PART NUMBER ON ALL DOOR LOCKS AND REPLACE ANY INCORRECTLY INSTALLED DOOR LOCK FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN MARCH 2009. OWNERS MAY CONTACT MERCEDES BENZ AT 1-800-367-6372.

OWNERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV .

5.5L DOHC 32-valve V8 engine

7-speed automatic transmission -inc: Touch Shift

Electronic parking brake w/automatic disengagement

Rear wheel drive

Airmatic semi-active suspension w/adaptive damping system (ADS II)

Independent 4-link front suspension -inc: anti-lift control, gas shocks, stabilizer bar

Independent 5-arm multi-link rear suspension -inc: anti-squat & anti-dive systems

Pwr vehicle-speed-sensitive rack & pinion steering

Pwr perforated/vented front & vented rear disc brakes

18" x 8.5" 7-spoke aluminum wheels

P255/45R18 all-season tires

Pwr tilt/slide tinted glass sunroof -inc: 1-touch open, sunroof memory

Bi-xenon automatic headlamps -inc: automatic level control, heated headlamp washers

Front halogen foglamps

Single rear foglamp

Pwr auto-folding heated mirrors -inc: memory, auto-dimming driver mirror, integrated LED turn signals

Infrared-reflecting & noise insulating glass

Rain-sensing aero-blade windshield wipers w/heated washer system

Variable doorstop

COMAND cockpit management & data system -inc: AM/FM/WeatherBand stereo, in-dash 6-disc CD/DVD changer, MP3 capability, audio input jack, Sirius satellite radio, 14-speaker harman/kardon sound system, PCMCIA memory card slot, hands-free communication w/voice control, 20-GB hard-drive-based GPS navigation system

Leather seat trim

14-way pwr heated & ventilated front bucket seats -inc: pwr lumbar, 3-position driver seat memory

Active adjustable front head restraints

(3) rear adjustable head restraints

Front/rear floor mats

Pwr 4-way tilt/telescopic steering column -inc: memory, programmable easy-exit feature

Wood & leather-wrapped steering wheel w/shift paddles

Steering wheel mounted controls -inc: audio, voice, telephone, multi-function display

Multi-function displays in instrument cluster faces -inc: trip computer, exterior temp gauge, maintenance system, oil level check, digital speedometer, reminder & malfunction messages, driver-programmable settings, audio status, navigation route guidance

Mercedes-Benz Maintenance System Plus display -inc: distance remaining to next maintenance, type of service due, reminders

Digital instrumentation -inc: speedometer, odometer, Touch Shift gear & shift modes selection, tachometer, fuel gauge

Pwr windows w/1-touch express up/down

SmartKey infrared remote -inc: remote central locking, trunk open, panic alarm, fuel filler door, selective unlock, windows & sunroof open/close, active ventilated front seats on, automatic locking

Integrated HomeLink compatible (3) button garage door opener

Cruise control

Pwr trunk closer

Anti-theft client alarm notification w/remote panic feature

Automatic dual-zone climate control -inc: electrostatic dust & pollen filters, sun, humidity & dew point sensors, seat belt usage sensors (allows climate control to focus first on occupied seats)

Rear window defroster w/auto-shutoff

Dark burl walnut wood trim

Auto-dimming rearview mirror

Auxiliary pwr outlet

Pwr rear window sunshade w/1-touch up/down

Quad illuminated vanity mirrors

Dual front/rear reading lamps

Adjustable fiber-optic ambient lighting feature

Night security illumination

Locator lighting

Anti-lock braking system (ABS) w/brake assist

Electronic stability program (ESP)

Front dual-stage airbags w/adaptive front passenger airbag

Front/rear side airbags

Front/rear side curtain airbags w/rollover sensor

Front passenger occupant classification system

PRE-SAFE collision preparedness system

Tele Aid global positioning system (GPS) satellite system -inc: stolen vehicle recovery, remote door unlock service, automatic alarm & collision notification

3-point front seat belts -inc: emergency tensioning device, adaptive force limiter, automatic shoulder belt height-adjusters

Rear 3-point seat belts -inc: automatic shoulder belt height-adjuster, outboard emergency tensioning device, outboard belt force limiter

Emergency interior trunk release w/illumination

Universal LATCH (lower anchors & tethers for children) system

Child safety rear door locks

Tire pressure monitoring system

 
GAS GUZZLER TAX
$1,000

 
BLACK
$0

 
ARCTIC WHITE
$0

 
MAJESTIC BLACK METALLIC
$0

 
JADE GREEN METALLIC
$0

 
CAPRI BLUE METALLIC
$0

 
FLINT GREY METALLIC
$0

 
ANDORITE GREY METALLIC
$0

 
BAROLO RED METALLIC
$0

 
PEWTER METALLIC
$0

 
IRIDIUM SILVER METALLIC
$0

 
DESIGNO MOCHA BLACK
$0

 
DESIGNO GRAPHITE
$0

 
STANDARD PAINT
$0

 
BLACK, LEATHER SEAT TRIM
$0

 
SAVANNA/CASHMERE, LEATHER SEAT TRIM
$0

 
GREY/DARK GREY, LEATHER SEAT TRIM
$0

 
BLACK, PREMIUM LEATHER SEAT TRIM
$1,330

 
SAVANNA/CASHMERE, PREMIUM LEATHER SEAT TRIM
$1,330

 
GREY/DARK GREY, PREMIUM LEATHER SEAT TRIM
$1,330

 
DESIGNO SAND, LEATHER SEAT TRIM
$0

 
DESIGNO CORTECCIA, LEATHER SEAT TRIM
$0

 
DESIGNO PORCELAIN, LEATHER SEAT TRIM
$0

 
PREMIUM 2 PKG
$2,030

 
PREMIUM 3 PKG
$4,990

 
DISTRONIC PLUS PKG
$2,880

 
SPORT PKG
$5,690

 
REAR SEAT PKG
$2,950

 
DESIGNO ESPRESSO EDITION
$14,650

 
DESIGNO GRAPHITE EDITION
$14,650

 
DESIGNO PORCELAIN LEATHER PKG
$12,370

 
ACTIVE BODY CONTROL (ABC)
$3,960

 
19" 9-TWIN-SPOKE ALUMINUM WHEELS
$1,230

 
PWR TILT/SLIDE TINTED GLASS PANORAMA ROOF
$1,050

 
IPOD INTEGRATION KIT IN GLOVEBOX
$425

 
(2) ILLUMINATED DOOR SILLS
$950

 
HEATED STEERING WHEEL
$470

 
VPC INSTALLED BLUETOOTH PHONE CRADLE
$300

 
PWR REAR SIDE WINDOW SUNSHADES
$720

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