1993 Mercedes-Benz S-Class 400SEL 4.2L V8 from North America
When my 1993 finally goes, I will get another W140, only a 1999
Had to deal with lots of running gear issues when I bought the car; shocks, arms, broken springs, motor mounts, tires, etc. After that $2500, it has been great.
One side of the radio amp went out, so had to replace the head unit and amp, now it sounds like new.
Adequate power for the weight, and a bit better fuel economy than the 500 or 600 models. The 6 cylinder is too small for this car.
Ride is the best on the road, bar none. Tons of space, but in front and in back, seats are firm and comfortable and fully adjustable. No wind noise, no engine noise, no road noise. You have have a normal conversation, listen to quiet passages on the radio, or just revel in the quiet.
This was the best of the best in it's day, and up to the 2000 model year, build, quality and performance were without equal.
If you want a long distance, high speed touring car with space for 4 fully grown adults to travel in peace, style, comfort and safety, the W140 model Benz is the car you should look for.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 21st May, 2008