• Mar 17, 2011
2011 Inden Design Mercedes-Benz S-Class – Click above for high-res image gallery

Inden Design has gotten its greasy tuner mitts all over the 2011 Mercedes-Benz S-Class and come up with a luxury sedan for your dark side. The S-Class is no slouch when it comes to being big and impressive, but Inden takes the intimidation to Don Corleone levels with its treatment of the big Merc.

On the outside, Inden added side sills, new front and rear spoilers and 20x10.5-inch wheels front and rear. The tuner sealed the look with a matte-grey film covering in lieu of new paint. Inden also added a new sport exhaust, bringing horsepower up to 420, and killed the Vmax limiter. Keeping everything planted is a sport suspension, lowering the car by 50 mm, and a set of S600 six-piston caliper brakes up front and four-piston clamps out back.

The interior got treated to two-tone leather on the seats, dash and door panels, and the headliner and A, B and C pillars got the Alcantara treatment. To keep everything as modern as possible, Inden threw out the old wood trim and replaced it with carbon fiber. Read all about it in the press release after the break.

[Source: Inden Design]
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FLY EXPRESS - unequal rival by INDEN Design

An icon of good style in the luxury class is the Mercedes-Benz S-Class without any doubts. Unending comfort, last future-oriented technologies, as well as all conceivable safety precautions are inevitable in the car of this category.

The widely known beyond the borders of the Hessian Haiger-Flammersbach noble tuner INDEN
Design specializes in the just discussed vehicles, located very near the top category. In this case, Joachim Inden, which is known for so many masterpieces, has undertaken to rebuild the S500 of W221 series from Stuttgart to the facelift version of the S65 AMG. The modifications at the front, the side sills and rear diffuser are associated with the highly visible and distinctive quality of INDEN- Design. Of course, daytime running lights were also installed, and tail lights and mirrors were retouched. The vehicle is completed with the chrome parts, coated with charcoal-gray matte film.

The performance increase up to 420 hp, in particular thanks to a stainless steel exhaust system with two AMG tailpipes left and right, almost inevitably involves lifting of the Vmax limiter. Due to the increased power, the braking system was "converted" to the S600 V12 BiTurbo model with 6-piston front calipers and 4-piston brake calipers. The right set of rims for the perfect vehicle in dimension of 10.5 x 20" with tires in 265/30-20 at the front and 275/30-20 – at the rear axle was fully installed. The standards of agility are set by lowering by 50 millimeters.

As might be expected, the interior was also not spared. The A, B and C pillars, the headliner at the
dashboard and door panel are trimmed with two-color leather in combination with black Alcantara. In addition, all former wood pieces were replaced with black carbon parts. The speedometer change to a 360 km/h-scale closes the series of changes inside the vehicle.

As seen in the photos, thanks to INDEN-Design, the Mercedes stomp their hooves impatiently in
anticipation of a power struggle with the unequal rival...

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      • 3 Years Ago
      Whats with all the matte finishes in recent years?
      • 3 Years Ago
      NOBODY gets their hands on an S-Class and gets away with it.
      • 3 Years Ago
      Not impressed really. Cheesy interior, gettoish rims. Matte finish is pretty cool but nothing that you can't order from M-B anyway. I'm sure I could "designo" something better looking from factory...
      • 3 Years Ago
      it looks just like every other flat black M-Benz....
      • 3 Years Ago
      For a tuner, I don't think it looks that bad.
      • 3 Years Ago
      I like the look of this car minus the grill. If my Mercedes needed to use notecards to study the I would just buy a pack myself and stick them on the grill when necessary.
      • 3 Years Ago
      The exterior's fine, but I'm not digging the boy-racer interior. And maybe it looks better in person, but I do not like naked carbon fibre in interiors. It looks unfinished (which it sorta is) and not in a good way. It looks "dirty" (best word I can find).
      • 3 Years Ago
      ...and is promptly asked to take hands off.
      • 3 Years Ago
      I don't like it. People buy S-Class for luxury. Seeing how the suspension has been lowered 5mm and ultra thin rubber has been installer, sitting inside of this car should be as comfortable as inside of a go-cart. Why not just buy a real sports car then instead of a modified luxury sedan? Certainly, there exists a Richie Rich out there who will buy this of course.
        • 3 Years Ago
        Because some people can afford more than one vehicle but want performance on a daily basis.

        A friend of the family has a debadged S65 with Renntech's package 3 which has been lowered on stock wheels, it is a true sleeper. I'd say it would embarass a LOT of true sports cars in a straight line. When it can't, he can take his pick from a few other vehicles.

        Different strokes for different folks, I like it that way.
      • 3 Years Ago
      "The modifications at the front, the side sills and rear diffuser are associated with the highly visible and distinctive quality of INDEN- Design."

      No, they're associated with the highly visible and distinctive quality of AMG Design. Smh. All they did was add an AMG spoiler package. How exactly does this qualify as Inden's "design"? I don't understand why a press release is necessary to tell everyone you added an AMG appearance package and some new wheels.

      The interior's nice. Minus the two-tone seats and the stitched armrest. Diamond-pattern stitching has been played out for quite some time. How about Inden "design" some creativity.

      The wheels are hella-nice though. They remind me of Breyton GTS'.

      • 3 Years Ago
      ummmm.. what's up with the grille? did their cnc machine break down mid way?
      • 3 Years Ago
      note to Inden,

      in this economy, even pimps, drug dealers and tax evading CEO's are delaying new vehicle purchases.
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