So the new S500...

Discussion in 'European Cars' started by 962 Dauer LM, Jun 5, 2006.

  1. #1 962 Dauer LM, Jun 5, 2006
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  2. The badge says S500
     
  3. i saw an s600 yesterday
     
  4. After the segment i heart it now
     
  5. S 550? Does not excist. S350, 500, 600, 65 AMG

    It´s a highly sophisticated and impressive car from a technological point of view, but in my opinion it´s a boring drive yet very comfortable.
     
  6. but the S500 now comes with a 5.5-litres engine
     
  7. #8 dbworld4k, Jun 6, 2006
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  8. S500 is the name kept in Europe, they call it the S550 in NA, since here the badge conincides with engine size.
     
  9. and you drove it when?
     
  10. wow you uploaded a top gear episode? nice!
     
  11. wrong there is an s550
     
  12. im sure its the same as all the current S models but i have seen MB baded S550 in the last month
     
  13. bingo...
     
  14. In the US it is the S55
     
  15. Well you do live in the South Bay.
     
  16. It doesn't always. Benz just badges it whatever they want. When the C230 Komp was made into a 1.8 Komp with the same power figures, they kept the same C230 Komp badge for the US.
     
  17. OK there is a "550" for the bigger-is-better US market. It is the same car though. 5,4 litre V8.

    If someone over there found out that the 600 is "only" 5.5 it would end up in a lawsuit.
     
  18. true. but i saw it at sears point
     
  19. hehehe *chuckles*
     
  20. Yep, this car is great for its category. I've seen a few S-classes as well as the S-600, pretty cool.
     
  21. I might be lucky enough to drive the the s500 amg next month <A BORDER="0" HREF="http://www.supercars.net/PitLane?displayFAQ=y"><IMG BORDER="0" SRC="pitlane/emoticons/smile.gif"></A>
     
  22. have you actually driven it?

    you say you work in the 'industry' but im still wary of stuff you post after that SL65/SLR thread
     
  23. i can't wait to see it as a taxi.
     
  24. This car is simply amazing. What more could you want from a Benz?
     

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