2000 Mercedes-Benz S-Class

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$69,700 - $77,850
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Engine Engine 5.0LV-8
MPG MPG 16 City / 23 Hwy
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2000 S-Class Overview

Mercedes-Benz has completely redesigned its top-of-the-line S-Class sedans for 2000.The S430 is powered by a 4.3-liter V8, while the S500 uses a 5.0-liter V8.The two S-Class models sport a striking coupe-like profile and a unique face reminiscent of the company's oval-headlight models.

They aren't as long overall as the previous generation of S-Class cars, but they are roomier, faster, lighter, more efficient and far more sophisticated.

The S-Class earned the 'Best of Show' award at the most recent Paris Motor Show.Mercedes cars are vastly improved from where they were nearly a decade ago: When the last-generation S-Class debuted, it became an object of derision.It was a masterpiece of engineering, but it became a symbol of an era that had come and gone.It was too heavy, ostentatious and expensive and it guzzled gas.

The shortcomings of the S-Class made it clear the automaker needed to break with its smug tradition.It was time to listen to the customer and watch the competition--particularly a newcomer called Lexus.

This newly redesigned 2000 Mercedes-Benz S500 is proof that Mercedes has seen the light, a symbol of a turnaround.It debuted in Europe last fall and is now making its appearance at U.S.dealerships -- 18 months ahead of the company's original schedule.
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2000 S-Class Overview

Mercedes-Benz has completely redesigned its top-of-the-line S-Class sedans for 2000.The S430 is powered by a 4.3-liter V8, while the S500 uses a 5.0-liter V8.The two S-Class models sport a striking coupe-like profile and a unique face reminiscent of the company's oval-headlight models.

They aren't as long overall as the previous generation of S-Class cars, but they are roomier, faster, lighter, more efficient and far more sophisticated.

The S-Class earned the 'Best of Show' award at the most recent Paris Motor Show.Mercedes cars are vastly improved from where they were nearly a decade ago: When the last-generation S-Class debuted, it became an object of derision.It was a masterpiece of engineering, but it became a symbol of an era that had come and gone.It was too heavy, ostentatious and expensive and it guzzled gas.

The shortcomings of the S-Class made it clear the automaker needed to break with its smug tradition.It was time to listen to the customer and watch the competition--particularly a newcomer called Lexus.

This newly redesigned 2000 Mercedes-Benz S500 is proof that Mercedes has seen the light, a symbol of a turnaround.It debuted in Europe last fall and is now making its appearance at U.S.dealerships -- 18 months ahead of the company's original schedule.Hide Full Review