2000 Mercedes-Benz S430 Selling for the family that has owned it since new!!! Never driven an MN winter's always shipped it to use in his Florida home!!!! They want $9,000 but they are open to fair offers!!! Please call our text any time!!! Thanks, Rick Mudge Cell 612-325-5885 Http://AutoACU.com Mercedes-Benz introduced the W220 S-Class in 1999 as a complete departure from more Teutonic designs of decades past. This new flagship would be both efficient and luxurious, and was hailed as a technological marvel upon its release. Throughout the early 1990s, Daimler-Benz had focused on technology; dabbling in various markets such as aerospace, electronics, and software. By 1996, the firm was also working toward cutting costs and increasing efficiency, efforts which increased profitability. At this time, the W220’s design was being finalized. In 1998, the Daimler-Chrysler merger was completed. The new S-Class was conceived in response to criticism of its predecessor. The result was modern and sumptuous, and the S-Class was forever reimagined. Designed by Steve Mattin and Bruno Sacco, the W220 was smaller than the W140, yet with more interior volume. A sleeker shape yielded a low drag coefficient of 0.27 and weighed roughly 650 pounds less than the W140. Company board member Dr. Dieter Zetsche said, “In total, the new S-Class derives its desirability from the classic virtues of a Mercedes-Benz – by associating reason and emotion. Thanks to its familiar strengths of comfort and safety it guarantees a sense of calm, and with its elegant design and well-balanced driving characteristics it embodies sheer enjoyment”. Technologyforward multi-contour backrests and a PULSE massage function. The dynamic multi-contour seat features several air chambers that inflate and deflate depending on driving conditions. A computer integrated into the seat was able to compute steering angle, lateral acceleration, and road speed and calculate the optimum inflation for the best possible occupant comfort. Technology aside, the interior was available in several leather and Nappa upholsteries, as well as hand-polished burl walnut or eucalyptus wood trim. Powerful drivelines Per Mercedes tradition, the W220 was offered with several engines. Upon release, the new S-Class was available in two V-8 M113 variants; the 4.3-liter S430 and 5.0-liter S500 making 279 and 306 horsepower, respectively. The S430 and S500 were available with 4MATIC all-wheel drive; a first for any S-Class. To join the pair was the 369-horsepower S600, powered by the 5.8-liter naturally aspirated M137. This powerplant was short lived – it was replaced by a new 5.4-liter twin- turbocharged M275 V-12 capable of producing a healthy 500 horsepower. This S600 could sprint to 60 mph in just 4.3 seconds. The S350 powered by a 3.7-liter V-6 was available only for the 2006 model year. All V-8 and V-12 models came with an optional automatic cylinder shut off system. This system essentially turned the S500 into a four-cylinder when traveling at highway speeds. Fuel consumption was reduced between 13-15 percent with the system activated. All W220 engines were paired to a five-speed automatic transmission with two driving modes; S (standard) and W (wet or winter). In W mode, the transmission begins in 2nd gear to minimize wheel spin in slippery conditions. Advanced chassis systems The W220 offered two suspension options. AIRmatic, as well as Active Body Control (ABC for short). AIRmatic is an electronic air suspension system based on ADS-II (Adaptive Damping System) that automatically adjusts the shock absorbers depending on road conditions and surface. Active Body Control was the hallmark suspension system for the S-Class. ABC is a hydropneumatic suspension system with small dampers and hydraulic servo-motors on the top of the strut that can compensate for virtually all body roll. This system makes the W220 incredibly nimble and comfortable. The hydraulic system could quickl
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