Elegant and Modern

The S-Class commands respect. The sedan's strong visual presence is highlighted by a sleek front end that incorporates triangular headlights and a classic Mercedes grille. The edges of the headlights flow into bulging front fenders that are mimicked over the rear wheels as well (see a side-by-side comparison with the 2007 model).

Contributing to the car's serious look is the optional AMG Sport Package that gives the S-Class some of the look, if not the performance, of a high-performance AMG version of the S-Class. The package includes 19-inch AMG-style alloy wheels, more-aggressive bumpers and rocker panels, and chrome exhaust tips. It costs $5,630.

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    Working on the vehicle
    WARNING When working on the vehicle, engage the parking brake and shift the automatic transmission into park position P. Otherwise the vehicle could roll away which could result in an accide ...

    Multiple users
    Simultaneous use of the rearcompartment disc drive The two rear-compartment screens can be operated almost entirely independently from one another. However, there can be a conflict in some me ...

    Lumbar supports
    The lumbar support in the backrest of the driver's and front-passenger seats can be adjusted to provide optimum support for your back. To select the seat: press the function button. The m ...