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      03-09-2006, 04:06 AM   #1
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The New S-Class

Spotted 2 07 S-Classes recently in the past two weeks. I have to admitt they're veeeerrrrry niice. One was a deep green w/ the AMG SP the other was silver, which was especially with the panoramic roof. Idk, also those bulging wheel wells look pretty dam good they hugged those large amgz. The 7 definately has serious comp in my opinion, (02 Li within the family) however the S-Class is a new gen.
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      03-09-2006, 07:03 AM   #2
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I love the new S, I went with my dad to MB last weeknd to test drive the SlK 55 AMG and the CLK 55 AMG and saw the S, it was sooo pretty. I also saw 2 S's on the road, there nice looking cars. O we decided we didnt like either of the 2 MB's we tested and instead are going for the 650ci (yay, that was my choice the whole time)
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They stole a lot of stuff from the 7. I think it looks like absolute crap.
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They stole a lot of stuff from the 7. I think it looks like absolute crap.
i seriously doubt that. if there is a king of luxury, it's definitely MB.
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i seriously doubt that. if there is a king of luxury, it's definitely MB.
Look at the inside. http://www.mbusa.com/models/gallery/...odelCode=S550V They have the shifter like the 7, took the idrive thing with the knob and screen and moving other controls to the console. But I'm not a fan of benzes, the one my family has is an absolute piece of crap. It's a 2000 with 22k miles and is always in the shop because the computers are crappy. And I'm a valet, it seems when I get benzes most of the time there is at least one malfunction. Their products may look nice and have fun stuff, but I would never own one.
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i seriously doubt that. if there is a king of luxury, it's definitely MB.
Very true. BMW is the King of blending performance with luxury while MB rules in luxury. The new S-class does borrow many things from the 7-series, including the dash slanting away from the driver instead of coming toward them. But this new S-class has incredible features such as the car being able to stop and go independently, even in heavy traffic, and it turns the sides of the seat squeeze your waist to keep you secure in your seat! The S-class is, once again, the big body sedan king!
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i seriously doubt that. if there is a king of luxury, it's definitely MB.

Agreed. Even though they're not that reliable, when you think of Luxury cars, you pretty much immediately think of MBZ.
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Wow, the interior shots are crazy! It looks like it has some awesome tech features, and everything just looks so soft and plush.

I think I'm going to sell my place and live in one of those.
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I've seen a good number over that past few weeks and I think they're very posh so far as Mercedes-Benz goes. I wasn't too keen on the design from the press shots but in person it's got definite presence, although I dunno how I feel about the almost-but-not-quite Maybach styling. I appreciate the generally baroque design theme Benz has adopted, though...guess I'm just an old skool fan, heh. This iteration of the S-class definitely took some cues from the E65, though, like the iDrive-esque computer interface and the general feel of the dashboard. Regardless they definitely set the benchmark when it comes to luxury liners, you know?


wow I wrote a lot about a car that I'm not even really that big on. Caffeinated much?
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