Mercedes S600 Review | The Truth About Cars

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Mercedes S600 Review

It may not logical to start a review of new, new-shape S600 by the glove box. After this machine is Mercedes#39; salvo in the ongoing German wars, featuring a battle-ready 6.0-litre V12. But trust me, you see this glove box.

specifically, open the lid and take a at the tiny light bulb the cubby. You can see the … bulb above the glove box#39; top What#39;s more, the lid itself is so you have to shut it with fingers directly over the lock.

Otherwise, it just back down. Plop.

How the have fallen. Once a Benz #8211; any Mercedes boasted unassailable build Now, the quality of the plastics and in their top model makes an #8211; any Audi #8211; like a Rolls Royce of course is a BMW).

For people who notice and appreciate the way a switch feels when you it, or how a visor adjusts, it will as no surprise that the S-Class is outclassed by a flotilla of less saloons: Jaguar, Audi gulp, VW. OK, rant finished. talk about power#8230;

It is said (especially by Italian makers) that power is without control. No, I#39;m not to prattle on about the S600#39;s which can slow this leviathan from any speed to before an examiner can whack the with a clipboard. Nor am I about to into the arcane (if mission subject of how Mercedes#39; engineers a gigantic luxury sedan can negotiate corners at tremendous without ploughing into the (Note: they didn#39;t.) I to focus on the relationship between and self-control.

Bottom line: if you don#39;t any self-control, don#39;t buy, rent or borrow an S600. One toe point, and BLAM! You#39;re in territory; locked and loaded. Yes fans, when it comes to speed, this big bad Benz is a Porsche …. The S600 just 4.6 seconds to blast zero to 60mph.

This pace may only match a standard Carrera#39;s, but the in-gear shove from on up will give a Turbo something to think about. #39;Where the Hell#39;s my 590 lb. ft. of torque?#39;

Mercedes S 600

is, it has to be said, a lot of torque. It#39;s so damn torque it doesn#39;t matter what torque is. The point is that this 493 bhp transplanted from the country-straddling delivers straight-line speed than any drug dealer in the world.

Tread gently on the and the S600#39;s supernaturally smooth V12 miles per hour to the speedo in totally mindless manner cops never believe. Go for it, and you can, er, hang on. It#39;s like the punch-in-the-kidneys experience of a Turbo with afterburners It#39;s more like fall.

From a very great

Mercedes will not release the times for the S600. Sources to the telephone say the company doesn#39;t to make a big deal about the that the similarly powered, more agile S55 AMG is slower it#39;s higher priced, dancing hippo sibling. tests tell the tale.

The needs five seconds to from 80 to 100mph. Another seconds gives you 120mph. five seconds, another ten and, damn, are we really that fast? Why?

Enthusiasts and manufacturers usually this kind of horsepower by claiming that the car is not about top or driving like a nutcase. about passing safety, or achievement or some damn thing. Wrong. It#39;s unjustifiable grunt addiction. If you the slightest weakness in the velocity the S600 will provide magistrate-confronting temptation.

In fact, only one place on Earth a red blood petrolhead can drive car as its makers intended: on an unrestricted autobahn. On that particular the new, new S600 reins

Which is, of course, the whole of the exercise. Why else would bother? And why should you? If a car nut willing to risk sacrificing licence on the altar of acceleration, you as well do it in something small, and fast. Oh right.

I forgot: rights. The S600 will appeal to well-heeled boot worshippers. And hey! It#39;s £24,820 more than an commodious, long-wheelbase S500.

makes the S600 a logical for badge snobs, autobahnstormers and who want to scalp Porsches as long as they leave gloves at home.

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