1999 Mercedes-Benz S-Class

  • 1999 Mercedes-Benz S-Class S320 Sedan

    S320 Sedan

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      3.2L I6
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  • 1999 Mercedes-Benz S-Class S420 Sedan

    S420 Sedan

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      4.2L V8
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  • 1999 Mercedes-Benz S-Class S500 Sedan

    S500 Sedan

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      5.0L V8
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  • 1999 Mercedes-Benz S-Class S600 Sedan

    S600 Sedan

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      6.0L V12
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1999 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Review

A competitive flagship with all the luxurious fixings.

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The 1999 Mercedes-Benz S-Class marks one of the most prestigious luxury vehicles on the market. It represents the top-of-the-line offering from Mercedes-Benz with good reason. The S-Class offers refinement, quality, and performance that dwarf almost anything else on the market. Powerful acceleration, excellent handling, and high performance come standard, no matter which S-Class model is chosen.

Beyond the expected high price commanded by luxury vehicles, the Mercedes-Benz S-Class does not encounter any significant flaws. The luxury market remains highly competitive, especially within the S-Class’s price range, but it still provides an excellent vehicle that offers more than enough to justify the price tag. No driver regrets purchasing an S-Class, thanks to its excellent performance, refined design, luxury appointments, and smooth ride.

The Range

Body Styles: sedan
Engines: 3.2-liter six-cylinder, 4.2-liter eight-cylinder, 5.0-liter eight-cylinder, 6.0-liter twelve-cylinder
Transmissions: five-speed automatic
Models: Mercedes-Benz S320 SWB, Mercedes-Benz S320 LWB, Mercedes-Benz S420, Mercedes-Benz S500, Mercedes-Benz S600

What's New

The 1999 Mercedes-Benz S500 has a small run of a limited distribution ?Grand Edition.?


The 1999 Mercedes-Benz S-Class is an elegant, European-styled sedan. Alloy wheels and power heated and auto-dimming mirrors come standard. Headlight cleaners, xenon HID headlights, a power rear sunshade, and metallic paint remain available as options.


The 1999 Mercedes-Benz S-Class represents a well-equipped luxury vehicle. Power leather seats, cruise control, automatic climate control, leather trim, Bose audio, and a cassette player mark standard equipment. Heated seats, four-zone climate control, and front and rear parking sensors are also available as optional equipment.

Performance & Handling

The S-Class provides excellent performance and handling compared to almost anything else on the road. Its smallest engine option, a 3.2-liter six-cylinder, provides 228 horsepower, while the largest, a six-liter twelve-cylinder, reaches 389 hp. Regardless of the engine choice, the 1999 Mercedes-Benz S-Class offers more power than a number sport utility vehicles and pickup trucks. Each S-Class vehicle provides fast acceleration and a high top speed. The powerful acceleration gets backed up with agile handling that lets the driver maneuver with ease.


All 1999 Mercedes-Benz S-Class models come equipped with dual front airbags, side curtain airbags, four-wheel anti-lock brakes, and traction control as standard safety equipment. Stability control remains available as an optional feature. The S-Class also avoids some accidents due to its fast acceleration and excellent maneuverability.

EPA Fuel Economy

Mercedes-Benz S320: 15/22 mpg city/highway
Mercedes-Benz S420: 14/20 mpg city/highway
Mercedes-Benz S500: 13/20 mpg city/highway
Mercedes-Benz S600: 11/17 mpg city/highway

You'll Like

  • Great performance
  • Excellent construction
  • Elegant interior
  • Engine options

You Won't Like

  • High price tag

Sum Up

A competitive flagship with all the luxurious fixings.

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