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Latest model: Mercedes-Benz S550 2007
Mercedes-Benz S550 2007The 2007 Mercedes-Benz S-class made its North American debut at the Greater L. Auto Show. The company's new main sedan is set to arrive at U. Mercedes-Benz dealers in early 2006. The successor to a long line of luxury luxury cars, the 2007 S-class sedan will debut with a significantly evolved layout and a stronger presence. Sharper angles and cleaner lines frame a sedan that gains about 1. 7 inches of length, almost an inch in width, and more than three inches in wheelbase over its predecessor.

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The S designation had long been used to identify top-of-the-line Mercedes-Benz sedans and coupes, and the S-class has embodied the brand's main role for more than five decades. The S-class is a technological showcase that has pioneered significant security and convenience features for the entire auto market, including the first ABS anti-lock brakes, the first ESP stability control and the first PRE-SAFE system.

In the U. sphere, the new S-class line will be launched with an all-new 5. 5-liter V8 motor delivering 382 horsepower and 391 lb. -ft. of torque, the first of a new-generation V8 motor family featuring four-valve-per-cylinder technology and variable valve timing. Later in 2006, an S600 model will be powered by a 5. 5-liter twin-turbo V12 with 510 hp and 612 lb. -ft. of torque.

The new S-class comes with the world's first seven-speed automatic, a smooth-shifting driver-adaptive transmission that maximizes both performance and fuel efficiency. A small lever on the right side of the steering column serves as an electronic shift lever that's more comfortable than ever - lift the stalk up for Reverse, push down for Drive, and push a control on the end for Park. Once underway, shift buttons on the rear of the helm offer Touch Shift manual shifting. An electronic parking brake is engaged at the push of a control on the dashboard .