Home LifeStyle  Luxury Cars 2007 Mercedes-Benz S550: Definitely More

2007 Mercedes-Benz S550: Definitely More

Posted: May. 12th, 2006  |  By JustLuxe TeamThe Affluent Lifestyle Guide
RSS Syndicated News Email a Friend Suggest an Article Share Visit Website
Luxury Cars: The 2007 Mercedes-Benz S550 is definitely more luxurious, definitely sportier, and definitely more expensive. However, it may be the most luxurious sedan of its class, which makes that last "more" more palatable. This front-engine, rear-wheel drive, five-passenger sedan is loaded with plushy perks. It has an easy-to-shift seven-speed automatic transmission backed by a powerful 5.5-liter V-8 engine with 382 horsepower and dual-overhead cams. The S550 accelerates from zero to 60 in 5.4 seconds. Its air-suspension system prompts various reviewers to rate it "best-in-class" for comfort and stability.

The new Mercedes Distronic Adaptive Cruise Control®, with its two radar frequencies that sweep out 160 yards ahead, sounds a warning beep if it "thinks" the car is closing in too fast on an upcoming vehicle, and it is can break the vehicle up to 20 percent. The COMMAND® controller, which provides easy and convenient operation of the vehicle's systems, such as audio, climate control, navigation, multi-contour seat adjustments, telephone, and most of vehicle settings, replaces the iDrive® system.

The interior is very plush with hand-fitted leather upholstery, head restraints, and center armrests. The steering wheel is trimmed with leather, while the dashboard, control console and doors are highlighted by hand-polished burl walnut. For sound control, the windows are made of double-insulated glass. The multi-adjustable and, yes, massaging seats have a wide variety of settings. The front seats have lumbar control and can be pre-programmed with three options. And the 600-watt Harman/Kardon surround-sound audio system defies description.

The S550 is two inches longer this year, measuring 205 inches. It is 58 inches high and tips the scale at 4,270 pounds. The base MSRP is $86,175, but with options added it can easily exceed $105,000. The S550 has a ton of features, which is indicative from its Tolstoy-like lengthy 700-page owner's manual. It's a good thing that it is not required reading before driving this beauty, right? But it is recommended reading.

For LxM James Rothaar
Related Topics : Lifestyle News
Share on Facebook Share
See Next Article
Related Articles
Featured Contributor
Djani SchaferDjani Schafer
Leaving your office during rush hour in Los Angeles to make dinner at French Laundry in Napa Valley...
Read More | View Profile
The Best of Luxury
Event Calendar

the holiday gift guide 2013

DISCOVER THE LIST >
1

Sony DSC-QX100 Smartphone Attachable Lens

Sony basically packed all the usual camera inner workings within the lens... more >

2

Flask Bangle by Cynthia Rowley

For the life of the party this Cynthia Rowley flask bangle holds three ounces... more >

3

Carbon Fiber Ciclotte

Designed and crafted in Italy, Ciclotte's luxury exercise bike models... more >

Day

Keeping Up with JustLuxe
Like Us on FacebookFollow Us on TwitterRSS Feeds
Sign Up for Our Newsletter!
Current News & Features
A Photo Tour of Jackson Family Wines
Audi Holds First Women’s Track Day With 2017 R8 Coupe
Has LVMH Unleashed China's First Great Red Wine?
The Hawaiian Community Attracting Billionaires
Chilean Wines: Long on Unique and Flavorful Notes
The Planar Magnetic Audeze SINE Headphones Make Every Genre Sound Great
Chef Craig Strong Dishes on His Award-Winning Laguna Beach Restaurant
Fast Times: Test-Driving the New Porsche 718 on California's PCH
Chef Jeanie Roland Dishes on her R.I. Eatery, Taylor Swift & Bobby Flay
A Culinary Marriage of Savory Proportions
See the complete list

Best of Luxury

Finding the best in luxury can be a daunting task, which is why we've taken it on for you.
View All Best of Luxury
LivingLuxe. Exclusive Deals and Luxury Brands. Learn More
JustLuxe Galleries presents Popular Photo Galleries
Meet Our Writers Become a Contributor
Interview: What Drives Pirelli's CEO?
Vicki Arkoff »
The Mercedes-Benz Pick Up Truck is the Real Deal and it's Coming Soon
Kat Ward »
Audi Holds First Women’s Track Day With 2017 R8 Coupe
Mila Pantovich »
See More Contributors
THINGS WE LIKE