Tuesday, July 03, 2012

Spotlight: Mercedes Benz S320 CDI & S350

"Spotlight" is the section at Guitigefilmpjes aimed at making a short "pro-con" review combined with pictures and videos of cars that have been on the market for several years. Because the pictures and videos have been made several years ago, the quality may not be up to the modern standards. Still, Guitigefilmpjes would like to look back on these cars and share this with you.

In 2005 Mercedes Benz introduced a new S-class, called the W221. It was the successor to the S-class W220 and the S-class W221 is the 9th generation S-class. In May 2009, the S-class received a facelift (Mopf or Modellpflege in German), but that will be discussed in a future "Spotlight" blog.

Mercedes Benz S320 CDI LWB (Long Wheel Base / MY 2006) with 7G-tronic automatic gearbox

Engine specifications:

Engine: OM 642 DE 30 LA / 2987 cm³ / V6 / diesel
Power: 235hp at 540 Nm
Top speed: 250km/h
Acceleration 0 - 100km/h: 7,8s 

For pro's and con's on this 2006 Mercedes Benz S320 CDI LWB, look at the pro's and con's on the 2009 Mercedes Benz S350 LWB.

Mercedes Benz S350 LWB (Long Wheel Base / MY 2009) with 7G-tronic automatic gearbox

Engine specifications:

Engine: M 272 KE 35 / 3498 cm³ / V6 / petrol
Power: 272hp at 350 Nm
Top speed: 250km/h
Acceleration 0 - 100km/h: 7,3s 

Extra equipment:

Paint finish: Obsidian Black Metallic
Upholstery: Leather Black
Interior trim: Calyptus Wood Trim
  • COMAND multimedia system
  • Heated front seats – electrically adjustable
  • Front seats – comfort-ventilated
  • Front seat memory
  • Ambient interior lighting
  • Bluetooth & comfort telephone
  • Night View Assist Plus
  • Parktronic
  • Keyless-Go
  • Distronic Plus
  • Blind Spot Assist
  • Linguatronic - Voice control
  • 6-disc CD/DVD changer and SD card slot
  • Rear seats – electrically adjustable outer heated rear seats and head restraints
  • Rear seats – comfort-ventilated
  • Rear seat memory
  • Electric rear roller blinds
  • Exterior mirrors – folding, auto dimming and heated
  • Rear-view mirror, auto dimming 
  • Closing aid for doors
  • Closing aid for boot lid
  • Removal of badging on the bood lid
  • Bi-xenon headlamps
  • Electric glass sunroof with Pre-Safe closing function
Some pro's and con's on this 2006 Mercedes Benz S350 LWB:

  • Excellent engine that runs very smooth
  • The same can be said for the excellent shifting of the 7G-tronic automatic transmission
  • Excellent ride comfort 
  • Comfortable seats both front and rear
  • The Long Wheel Base version has very spacious leg room
  • The COMAND navigation system performs its role very well
  • The huge storage space in the center forward armrest 
  • Upon closing the door, the driver is completely detached from the outside world, excellent noise reduction
  • The car is trimmed towards comfort, in fast corners it lacks feedback to the driver
  • That is basically it, there is not much more that speaks against the car.

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