Mercedes Benz S550
The Mercedes Benz S550 is a confluence of elegance, performance, intelligent automotive safety systems, and innovation. Each seat is hand fitted with leather upholstery and the interior is trimmed with hand polished Burl Walnut wood. The electronic stability program ensures a smooth ride and laminated, infrared-reflective glass reduces noise and heat. The S550 is a full size luxury vehicle that articulates sophistication and class.
These cars handle remarkably well for big luxury sedans. They are responsive but not darty. The Airmatic air suspension system is tuned toward the sportier end of the spectrum. The Automatic Body Control active suspension option cuts body roll significantly, and you can really feel it working when you throw the car into a fast, sweeping downhill curve. And we found the Brake Assist Plus brakes spectacular in their stopping power and stopping distance performance.
The Mercedes Benz S550 model get heated and active-ventilated front seats, a wood-and-leather steering wheel, a power trunk lid, shift paddles (replacing smaller buttons) on the steering wheel, and push-pull power window switches. The optional Distronic Plus cruise control now includes Blind Spot Assist and radar-type Park Assist. And new 18-inch alloy wheels with seven double spokes enhance the look of the base S550. The current generation dates from 2007, when the S-Class was completely redesigned with larger dimensions all around and dramatic fender flares that make the big Benz look aggressive.