2007 Mercedes-Benz S-Class S550 4dr Sedan (5.5L 8cyl 7A)
I was lucky enough to get one of the 1,000 launch edition cars. This was the only way to get the rear view camera assist + night vision. Came with 19" wheels, panoramic roof (front and back), designo (Graphite) color, napa leather, sat radio and multicontour seats. The front seats deserve special mention since not only do they have massage settings, but the driver's seat provides excellent wrap-around support by inflating/ deflating based on how fast you are cornering. The overall experience is fabulous since the design, build quality and performance have all been taken to the max. The famous Mercedes Benz S Class 'presence' is back with this car. It definitely makes hearts beat faster!
382HP power is way more fun to drive than the 302 on the outgoing S500. Keyless go is a feature I always considered as not essential but once you start enjoying the benefits of it, you will never go back to using a regular key again. Voice input on GPS Nav is absolutely fantastic and really works.
Rear tailight design not distinctive (too much in common with other cars including new Toyota Camry). 7 speed gear gets confused occasionally and 'skips' a couple of gears when slowing down. Satellite radio definitely needs a buffer since it loses signal even when passing underneath freeway ramp.