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2008 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Base

S550 4dr All-wheel Drive 4MATIC Sedan

2009 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Base

S550 4dr All-wheel Drive 4MATIC Sedan

2008 Mercedes-Benz S-Class
(2008 Mercedes-Benz S550 4dr AWD 4MATIC Sedan shown)
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2009 Mercedes-Benz S-Class
(2009 Mercedes-Benz S550 4dr AWD 4MATIC Sedan shown)
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MSRP $89,700 $92,350
Destination Charge $875 $875
Invoice Price $83,421 $85,886
Gas Tax  $1,300 $1,300
Total List Price $90,575 $93,225
Available Engines 382-hp, 5.5-liter V-8 (premium) 382-hp, 5.5-liter V-8 (premium)
Available Transmissions 7-speed automatic w/OD and auto-manual 7-speed automatic w/OD and auto-manual
Fuel Economy City 14 mpg 14 mpg
Fuel Economy Highway 20 mpg 21 mpg
Overview 2008 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Base 2009 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Base
In-Vehicle Assistance Service Standard Standard
Drive-Type Overview all wheel drive all wheel drive
Audio Overview Standard:
AM/FM/Satellite, seek-scan, in-dash mounted 6-disc CD changer, MP3 decoder, 14 brand, premium amplifier, automatic equalizer, theft deterrent, window grid diversity antenna, radio steering wheel controls
Standard:
AM/FM/Satellite, seek-scan, in-dash mounted 6-disc CD changer, MP3 decoder, 14 brand, premium amplifier, automatic equalizer, theft deterrent, window grid diversity antenna, radio steering wheel controls
Available:
AM/FM/Satellite, seek-scan, in-dash mounted 6-disc CD changer, MP3 decoder
Available:
AM/FM/Satellite, seek-scan, in-dash mounted 6-disc CD changer, MP3 decoder
Interior 2008 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Base 2009 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Base
Air conditioning, front dual zone front automatic dual zone front automatic
Air filter Standard Standard
Air conditioning, rear Available:
with separate controls
Available:
with separate controls
Underseat ducts Standard Standard
Cargo concealed storage Standard Standard
Cargo net Standard Standard
Cargo tie downs Standard Standard
Clock analog analog
Compass Standard Standard
Cruise control Standard Standard
Adaptive cruise control Available Available
Cup holders front and rear front and rear
Gear shift knob trim leather leather
12V DC power outlet 3 3
Lighter elements front and rear front and rear
Ashtray Standard Standard
Overhead console mini with storage mini with storage
Floor console full full
Floor mats carpeted front & rear carpeted front & rear
Front windows power power
Rear windows power power
1-Touch Window Up front and rear front and rear
1-Touch Window Down front and rear front and rear
Programmable garage door opener Standard Standard
Instrumentation analog analog
Driver information center Standard Standard
Tachometer Standard Standard
Trip computer Standard Standard
Water temp gauge Standard Standard
Low fuel warning Standard Standard
Service interval warning Standard Standard
Exterior temperature display Standard Standard
Lighting - glovebox Standard Standard
Lighting - map lights front & rear front & rear
Lighting - dome light fade fade
Lighting - cargo light Standard Standard
Illuminated vanity mirrors driver and passenger driver and passenger
Rear window defogger Standard Standard
Rearview mirror auto-dimming day-night auto-dimming day-night
Mirrors - visor vanity mirrors driver and passenger driver and passenger
Remote trunk release power power
Retained accessory power Standard Standard
Seatback storage pockets 2 2
Tilt-Wheel adjustable steering column Standard Standard
Seats 2008 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Base 2009 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Base
Front seat type Standard:
bucket
Standard:
bucket
Available:
adaptive bucket
Available:
adaptive bucket
Seating capacity 5 passengers 5 passengers
Front seat driver direction controls 12-way power 12-way power
Front passenger seat direction controls 12-way power 12-way power
Lumbar support driver and passenger driver and passenger
Front armrests center center
Front head restraints adjustable w/tilt adjustable w/tilt
Heated front seats driver and front passenger heated-cushion, heated-seatback driver and front passenger heated-cushion, heated-seatback
Cooled front seats Available:
driver and passenger
driver and passenger
Memory Standard:
driver and passenger
Standard:
driver and passenger
Available:
front and rear
Available:
front and rear
Rear seats bench bench
Rear armrest Standard Standard
Rear head restraints 3 - w/tilt 3 - w/tilt
Heated rear seats Available Available
Cooled rear seats Available Available
Seat trim leather leather
Entertainment 2008 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Base 2009 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Base
Radio AM/FM/Satellite, seek-scan AM/FM/Satellite, seek-scan
CD player in-dash mounted 6-disc in-dash mounted 6-disc
MP3 capability Standard Standard
DVD-Audio Standard Standard
Steering wheel audio controls Standard Standard
Voice recognition Standard Standard
Speakers 14 brand 14 brand
Amplifier premium premium
Equalizer automatic automatic
Speed-Sensitive Volume Standard Standard
Entertainment system with DVD with DVD
Navigation system with voice activation with voice activation
1st row LCD screen 2 2
Safety and Security 2008 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Base 2009 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Base
Airbags, frontal driver and front passenger driver and front passenger
Airbags, side impact seat mounted, driver and passenger seat mounted, driver and passenger
Airbags, side curtain curtain 1st and 2nd row curtain 1st and 2nd row
Occupant sensor Standard Standard
Traction control ABS and driveline ABS and driveline
In-Vehicle Assistance Service Standard Standard
Stolen-vehicle tracking Standard Standard
Height adjustable safety belts power front/manual rear power front/manual rear
Seatbelt pretensioners front and rear front and rear
Headlights high intensity low/high beam high intensity low/high beam
Exterior light control programmable programmable
Delay off headlamps Standard Standard
Headlight washer Standard Standard
Cornering lights Standard Standard
Daytime running lights Standard Standard
Directionally adaptive headlights Standard Standard
LED brakelights Standard Standard
Door curb lights 4 4
Illuminated entry Standard Standard
Parking assist Available Available
Remote keyless entry keyfob (all doors) keyfob (all doors)
Keyless access system Available Available
Panic alarm Standard Standard
Door locks power with 2 stage unlock power with 2 stage unlock
Rear child safety door locks Standard Standard
Content theft-deterrent alarm system Standard Standard
Ignition disable Standard Standard
First aid kit Standard Standard
Theft deterrent radio Standard Standard
Blind spot sensor Available Available
Low tire pressure warning Standard Standard
Warranty 2008 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Base 2009 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Base
Warranty - Basic (mths/miles) 48/50,000 48/50,000
Warranty - Power Train (mths/miles) 48/50,000 48/50,000
Warranty - Corrosion/Perforation (mths/miles) 48/50,000 48/50,000
Warranty - Roadside Assistance (mths/miles) unlimited/unlimited unlimited/unlimited
Exterior 2008 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Base 2009 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Base
Antenna window grid window grid
Paint clearcoat monotone clearcoat monotone
Bodyside insert chrome chrome
Grille trim chrome chrome
Fog/driving lights front and rear front and rear
Door count 4 doors 4 doors
Tinted windows light light
Rear window type fixed fixed
Mirrors power remote driver, power remote w/tilt down passenger power remote driver, power remote w/tilt down passenger
Heated side mirrors Standard Standard
Mirrors, auto dimming driver driver
Sunroof Standard:
1st row regular express open/close sliding and tilting glass
Standard:
1st row regular express open/close sliding and tilting glass
Available:
1st row exterior express open/close sliding and tilting glass
Available:
1st row exterior express open/close sliding and tilting glass
2nd row sunroof Available:
fixed glass with power sunshade
Available:
fixed glass with power sunshade
Tires P255/45HR18.0 BSW AS P255/45HR18.0 BSW AS
Tires - rear Available:
275/40ZR19.0
Available:
275/40ZR19.0
Spare tire and wheel compact steel compact steel
Windshield wipers - front variable intermittent variable intermittent
Windshield wipers - rain sensing Standard Standard
Mechanical 2008 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Base 2009 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Base
Engine 5.5L V-8 5.5L V-8
Engine - valvetrain DOHC DOHC
Brakes 4-wheel disc 4-wheel disc
Antilock braking system (ABS) 4-wheel 4-wheel
Brake assist Standard Standard
Drive type all wheel all wheel
Exhaust stainless steel stainless steel
Steering rack & pinion rack & pinion
Speed sensitive steering Standard Standard
Suspension tuning regular regular
Ride control Standard Standard
Adaptive suspension Standard Standard
Height adjustable suspension automatic w/driver control automatic w/driver control
Automatic level control 4-corner 4-corner
Front suspension type multi-link multi-link
Front anti-roll bar Standard Standard
Front shocks gas-pressurized gas-pressurized
Front springs air air
Rear suspension type multi-link multi-link
Rear anti-roll bar Standard Standard
Rear shocks gas-pressurized gas-pressurized
Rear springs air air
Electronic stability system Standard Standard
Tiptronic automatic Standard Standard
Transmission 7-spd auto w/OD 7-spd auto w/OD
Axle ratio 2.65 2.65
Specifications 2008 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Base 2009 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Base
Exterior length 205.0 " 205.0 "
Exterior body width 73.7 " 73.7 "
Exterior height 58.0 " 58.0 "
Engine 5.5L V-8 5.5L V-8
Horsepower 382 @ 6,000 rpm 382 @ 6,000 rpm
Fuel economy - city 14 mpg 14 mpg
Bore-and-Stroke 3.86 / 3.56 " 3.86 / 3.56 "
Curb weight 4,630 lbs. 4,630 lbs.
Wheelbase 124.6 " 124.6 "
Front track 63.0 " 63.0 "
Rear track 63.2 " 63.2 "
Turning radius 20.0 ' 20.0 '
Drag coefficient .27 .27
Front legroom 41.9 " 41.9 "
Rear legroom 42.3 " 42.3 "
Front headroom 37.8 " 37.8 "
Rear headroom 38.5 " 38.5 "
Front hiproom 59.9 " 59.9 "
Rear hiproom 59.4 " 59.4 "
Front shoulder room 59.1 " 59.1 "
Rear shoulder room 58.7 " 58.7 "
Luggage volume 16.3 cu.ft. 16.3 cu.ft.
Luggage volume (max) 16.3 cu.ft. 16.3 cu.ft.
Passenger volume 109 cu.ft. 109 cu.ft.
Fuel tank 23.8 gal. 23.8 gal.