Since purchase it has been a blast to drive. Hopeful the balanced engine translates into long life as that is the only way I am every going to get my money out it! '03+ S55 probably faster due to supercharger, but I could not stand to even think what a supercharger would cost down the line. Really enjoy the machine, great ride/fast ride. I confide I still don't feel like I "fit in" an S55 but hopeful my ego will catch up with the wheels.
There is no car in the world that can beat Mercedes-Benz. That car is build for generation. These car goes over 500,000 miles with recommended maintenances. People who don't like Mercedes should look forward to themselves, instead of vehicle. If you are not satisfied with Mercedes-Benz of Stuttgart, Germany then you are not satisfied with your LIFE.