Mercedes-Benz S-Class 2000 W220 - AZH-CARS

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Mercedes-Benz S-Class 2000 W220

In past due 1998, an all-new version become released. Not handiest did the automobile preserve the lineage of preceding S-Class sedans, however the W220 additionally needed to overturn a number of the bad factors of the preceding S-Class. The W220 confronted stiff opposition from competitors just like the Audi A8 Mk II, BMW 7 Series Mk IV, Jaguar XJ Mk III, and Lexus LS/Toyota Celsior Mk III.

Production totalled 485,000 units, barely extra than the manufacturing totals from the W140.

Unlike its predecessor, the W220 become not the primary version to characteristic the company's new layout subject for the following era of Mercedes-Benz. This honour become given to the A-Class released in 1997. The new S-Class included the brand new styling cues and addressed the criticisms of the preceding version's styling. Rather than being called colloquially as 'the tank', the brand new S-Class become regarded for its rounded, swish lines.

Despite being smaller, and consequently addressing some other grievance of its predecessor, the brand new vehicle become roomier interior whilst the dashboard carried over the brand new styling info first visible withinside the Mk I A-Class the yr before.

As with every new S-Class, the W220 introduced in new improvements inclusive of Airmatic air suspension, Active Ventilated seats (which use miniature lovers withinside the seats to transport air via perforations), keyless access and ignition, radar-managed Distronic cruise manage machine and a cylinder deactivation machine (in V12 vehicles handiest) known as Active Cylinder Control, which improves gasoline intake and decreases emissions.

4MATIC all wheel pressure become added to the North American S-Class for 2002.


The W220 had many engine alternatives not like W126 and W140. The variety commenced with smaller 3.2-litre 224hp V6 motor which become superceded through enlarged 3.7-litre 245hp V6 in S350.

Next is 4.3-litre 279hp V8 in S430 (that one bought thoroughly withinside the USA) and 5.0-litre 306hp V8 in S500. AMG organized the S55 with 5.4-litre 367hp V8 motor which become changed through supercharged version, generating 500PS or 493hp (469hp in American edition).

The 5.5-litre V12 motor commenced out as 367hp however become geared up with twin-turbochargers (from Maybach engineering work), growing its output to 500PS (or 493hp in Europe and 469hp in USA).

For one month in 2001, AMG produced S63 AMG with 6.3-litre 444hp V12 in very restricted range. An undisclosed range of extraordinarily uncommon S63 AMG have been bought completely via AMG in European and Asian markets. That motor become additionally suited to simply G63 AMG for the Middle Eastern customers.

AMG then driven its technological and engineering envelope to supply the a success 6.0-litre 612hp V12 motor, making S65 AMG the world's maximum effective five-seat sedan.As for the diesel vehicles, W220 had 3.2-litre 197hp I6 diesel and 4.0-litre 250hp V8 diesel.