S 550

I saw the new S 550 today and I have to say it is the nicest Mercedes in years. Beautiful lines and a very elegant interior. The cheap plastic look of the recent S class is gone - thank goodness.
I am afraid the new Lexus LS470 that is supposed to be the Mercedes killer is going to be just the BMW killer. Glad to see Mercedes is back in gear. Hope the reliability is back also as it is a complicated car. Personally for simplicity I would prefer steel springs to air springs. Otherwise great new car Al
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AL wrote:

I was not much impressed when I drove a S350 (W221) last October. Yes, better than the predecessor, but especially on the outside the design is boring and uninspiring, e.g. headlights and the ugly wheel wells - and the trunk lid always looks like not being closed correctly, the gap to the bumper looks weird.

But still not up-par to the price of the vehicle.

LS470? Don't you mean the LS460??

Yes, there is hope the next S-Class (W222 or whatever) will continue the line of fintail, W108/109 and W126.

I beg to differ - better then the predecessor, but still much room for improvement.
Juergen
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Juergen . wrote:

gave the engine and extra 100cc Al
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AL wrote:

Thanks for clarifying, I was asking because I thought I might have missed a LS470.
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