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1998 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Sedan

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Mercedes-Benz S-Class Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 5.0 L V 8-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 5-speed Automatic
  • Horse Power 315 hp @ 5600 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 13/20 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats No

Review of the 1998 Mercedes-Benz S-Class

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  • Safety
  • Pros

    Swift, powerful, and luxurious, the S-Class sedans are some of the most imposing vehicles on the road.

  • Cons

    Imposing image comes with an equally imposing price tag. All new model is going to appear next year.

  • What's New for 1998

    The uber-Mercedes are not changed much in anticipation of the cars' imminent replacement. BrakeAssist and BabySmart appear in the lineup, but the S320s don't receive the V6 engine that now powers the E320, instead, continuing with the inline six.

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Customer Reviews

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11 of 11 people found this review helpful

S class quality

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Vehicle: 1998 Mercedes-Benz S-Class S500 4dr Sedan

The 98 and 99 S420 and S500 in my opinion where the best years for the S Class. The new shape in 2000 is very nice but not the same presidence of luxury. Every vehicle has issues no matter what, however this one gave me a few since 2002 I paid exactly $6500 to do repairs. Other than that these are and where the best on Gas, Performance, Style, Luxury, Strength, and just about everything else. This is a driver not a day to day traffic car for bumper grid lock so don't use it for that, get the C Class or a Honda. You need to drive this 70% of the time on the Freeway or Hwy and you can appreciate the S Class for what it is. Mercedes Benz S Class 420 and 500 are the best hands down all the way...



5 of 5 people found this review helpful

Best car in the world.

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Vehicle: 1998 Mercedes-Benz S-Class S500 4dr Sedan

The S-Class is the most beautiful car I've seen & drove. It feels like your driving a ship because its so smooth on the road, it is the creamiest & most comfortable ride & when you need to get somewhere quick it feels like driving a private jet. When I turn on the music it feels like Im at a consert. & when the ESP(traction control) system is on, it is almost impossible to lose control of the car, even if you try (I've tried, I took it out on the snow & tried all kinds of maneuvers to see if it looses traction) it almost feel like a train in its tracks.



Full 1998 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Review

What's New for 1998

The uber-Mercedes are not changed much in anticipation of the cars' imminent replacement. BrakeAssist and BabySmart appear in the lineup, but the S320s don't receive the V6 engine that now powers the E320, instead, continuing with the inline six.

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Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 13
  • cty
/
  • 20
  • highway
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