Slotting into the mid-level luxury sedan market is the S 500L and co. In the 90’s standard features include leather upholstery on all five seats, basic powered accessories, tuner radio and air conditioning.
2005 saw the S 55 AMG badge dropped from the lineup leaving only the 500 and 550 depending on what part of the world you lived in. Following in line with the top level S Class cars, the new body was attached complete with the lavish interior to boot. Featuring all the standard features of both the S 350 and S 600, it was certainly a mid-entry sedan to beat. Additional features are similar too.
2014 brought the S 500 and S 550 into the new age with the brand new bodywork attached to a robust chassis. All components transitioned their way to unbeatable mid-level cars with features such as navigation, Bluetooth options, sunroof and 12-inch monitors, very few rivals could match even the standard options let alone additional extras such as soft-closing doors, panoramic sunroof, cooled front seats, massaging seats and executive rear package.
Current S 500 and S 550 models are powered by a 4.7 litre turbocharged V8 motor rated at 449 horsepower enabling a 0-100 km/h time of around 4.8 seconds. Previous models have been equipped with 4.0, 4.3, 4.8, 5.5-litre V8 motors.
Over the years, these models mainly supported sedan body styles. However, in recent times, a coupe and cabriolet form has been added for a wider variety.
S 500 and S 550 are available as 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016 models. S 55 AMG models are available as 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004 and 2005 models.
S 500 prices start from AED 12,000 and S 550 models start at AED 60,000