1989 Mercedes-Benz S-Class 560 SEL 5.6 litre gasoline
The finest motor car I have ever had
Leveling pump leaked. Mercede's seal kit is worse than useless since it does not contain the two seals you most need. Got them from a local gasket manufacturer and was able to repair the system for under $300 rather than replacing it for $1200.
The big engine gives plenty of power and goes 75 mph with cruise control under 2,500 rpm.
Highway mileage ranges between 20-22 mpg at 70 mph avg.
Carries four people in absolute luxury and can carry five comfortably on a road trip.
Requires very little maintenance, and with the new high output spark plugs burns regular unleaded without knocking.
I own a 77 450SEL, 83 280SL, 88 300SE and this one - which is my favorite.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 13th March, 2009