<< but are they worth the USD 200 000 plus over the top S-Class? >><BR><BR>
Over the current S-class, yes. Over the early 90's S-class, may be not that
much better, except in dynamics and interior opulence.
It is hard to quantify/justify $200,000. I must say, the engineering of the car
is what you are paying for, not the content of it. Its how well, part from
other Mercedes came together for a greater whole.
I would say if it had a $200,000 price tag, it would be in my driveway now. Its
far superior to any Mercedes (as a whole car) ever made.
Considering there is about 500 or so cars to be sold in US, I guess you need to
charge a premium to keep a float. Besides, many corporations are willing to pay
$350,000 for a car to take their CEOs around. You can write it off.
I am not trying to defend the high price tag. Its overpriced, no need to beat
around the bush. I just want more, at least more real content like a ground
braking classic grill, classic headlights, not so droopy body, just about no
trendy design (if so I would get a Toyota), turbo charged twin-DOHC V24 (yes
24... why not), and some nicer looking wheels...
Jayanthan (Jay) Bala.
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