Mercedes-Benz S-Class (220 model series) .

  • Mercedes-Benz S-Class (220 model series)

  • The new 220-series S-Class.

    The new 220-series S-Class of 1998 impressed not only with its coupé-like styling but also with weight savings combined with further enhancements in safety and comfort. 2002 saw the introduction of the PRE-SAFE anticipatory occupant protection system, which prepares passengers for a possibly imminent collision by automatically initiating measures designed to ensure their optimum protection.

     

    Concurrently with the introduction of the new safety system, the S-Class was optionally available with intelligent 4MATIC allwheel drive, which helps to guarantee optimum traction at all times, including in adverse driving conditions.

    Highlights.

    • Lightweight body with weight-reducing material mix (high-tensile steel, light alloy, plastic)
    • Aluminium crash boxes in the front-end and rear-end structure
    • Drag coefficient of Cd = 0.27
    • Automatic cylinder shut-off system available as standard (S 600) or as an optional extra (S 500)
    • Seven-speed 7G-TRONIC automatic transmission with electronic management (S 430, S 500, from 2004)
    • AIRMATIC air suspension with electronically controlled Adaptive Damping System (ADS)
    • Active suspension system Active Body Control ABC available as an optional extra (standard on the S 600)
    • Additional turn signal lamps integrated into the exterior mirrors
    • Automatic headlamp mode
    • COMAND control and display system with dynamic navigation system available as an optional extra
    • Window bags
    • Sidebags in the rear
    • Front-passenger airbag with two-stage gas generator
    • Belt tensioner and belt force limiter in the rear
    • Side windows with laminated glass
    • Multi-zone automatic climate control with sun angle-dependent settings for individual seats
    • Luxury seats with ventilation and dynamic multi-contour backrest available as an optional extra
    • DISTRONIC proximity control available as an optional extra
    • KEYLESS GO keyless access and drive authorisation system available as an optional extra
    • Bi-xenon headlamps with dynamic headlamp range control available as an optional extra (from 2002, standard on S 600)
    • PRE-SAFE® anticipatory occupant protection system (from 2002)
    • V8 diesel engine with light-alloy block (S 400 CDI)
    • 4MATIC all-wheel drive available as an optional extra (S 430, S 500, from 2002)

    Highlights.

    • Lightweight body with weight-reducing material mix (high-tensile steel, light alloy, plastic)
    • Aluminium crash boxes in the front-end and rear-end structure
    • Drag coefficient of Cd = 0.27
    • Automatic cylinder shut-off system available as standard (S 600) or as an optional extra (S 500)
    • Seven-speed 7G-TRONIC automatic transmission with electronic management (S 430, S 500, from 2004)
    • AIRMATIC air suspension with electronically controlled Adaptive Damping System (ADS)
    • Active suspension system Active Body Control ABC available as an optional extra (standard on the S 600)
    • Additional turn signal lamps integrated into the exterior mirrors
    • Automatic headlamp mode
    • COMAND control and display system with dynamic navigation system available as an optional extra
    • Window bags
    • Sidebags in the rear
    • Front-passenger airbag with two-stage gas generator
    • Belt tensioner and belt force limiter in the rear
    • Side windows with laminated glass
    • Multi-zone automatic climate control with sun angle-dependent settings for individual seats
    • Luxury seats with ventilation and dynamic multi-contour backrest available as an optional extra
    • DISTRONIC proximity control available as an optional extra
    • KEYLESS GO keyless access and drive authorisation system available as an optional extra
    • Bi-xenon headlamps with dynamic headlamp range control available as an optional extra (from 2002, standard on S 600)
    • PRE-SAFE® anticipatory occupant protection system (from 2002)
    • V8 diesel engine with light-alloy block (S 400 CDI)
    • 4MATIC all-wheel drive available as an optional extra (S 430, S 500, from 2002)