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Old 8th September 2007, 19:50   #196
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they also have a viano a ml320 cdi and a ml350 on display...
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Old 8th September 2007, 20:03   #197
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this what my uncle has..some many people have it...plus my uncles s500..this jsuts350
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nice pictures hanmust. i did not know there was a thread dedicated to the new S class. will take pictures the next time i see one.
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Hanmust - That's actually T&T's main service centre with a small showroom area. Their main showroom is in CP.
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5.00 am yesterday in Chengdu Shangri- La

My body clock was saying 2.30am, you should be sleeping.

Phone rings - " This is your wa'e u' carr, good mor'ing sir!"

Wearily wake up, get ready, roll my bag down.

Bell boy takes my bag and I settle bill, was on auto pilot so I could have signed anything.

Pretty young thing says - "thank you, velly much, sir!, your char is waiting outside"

Bellboy comes running- " rimosee, rimosee has come"

me: "eh?"

I glance at a big black blob in the window.

Walk out - with a flourish, the bell boy presents me with

"S 350 rimosee to take you to airport".

"Oh, limousine"

Frankly, mercs look the same in a hazy glance. When I see my little strolley dwarfed in the trunk, it dawns on me. My body clock advances to 8.00 am.

I sit in the back. stretch my legs and my emotional back account inflates to a few crores. Driver fiddles around with the COMAND which is in chinese. Classical music plays and the car wafts off. The six cylinder humms.

The 5 years old in me yearns to play with the switches, and ' oops, I move the front seat forward! I then get comfortable, this is a challenge as there are so many variations that one could make the karmasutra in the back seat of the S-class last as long as the mahabharata.

The driver has fun watching me at play. I look up and enjoy the panoramic room\f. He changes music to some chessy easy music. (the chinese love this kind of stuff!). He notes my expression and switches around and oh boy

GANGSTA RAP

not that i like it, but it went so well with the car. The bass thumping although not kidney piercing hard. By that time, he had hit the expressway and hit around 140. I was being stoic but internally, I was bouncing!!! All it needed was a v8 thrumm to complement the beat

Reached the ariport. Few passengers were wondering who I was getting dropped off like that. Imagine their surprise when they see me in economy.

Amazingly, the car feels much smaller inside as opposed to outside although it certainly is not. I felt that it is not have the on road solidilty compared to the w124 but that may be the air suspension's softer ride.

Got back to Bangalore, will Avis send me their Mercedes, naaaa, got the usual Baleno - what a climb down!





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right now there is s550 and s65amg and s350...whats the diffrence between s350 and s350l other the size and length
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Old 21st September 2007, 10:51   #202
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Lucky you, Ajmat. Well-written!

There are a ton of S-Class' around in Mumbai....I see like 5 on the work itself.
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thats an excellent recount ajmat. cant agree with you more, i know the feeling of comming back to reality of your own car.

GTO there are plenty of the S classes around mostly the 350's, surprisingly i have only seen a handfull of the 320 cdi and one or two 500's here in delhi.
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I hear that a good number of people are opting for the S500 import...simply because the S350 wait list runs into a couple of months!!
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The new S Class sales are quite high for a car of its price. Its clearly selling more than the earlier gen car. S500s aside, I have confirmed news of one S65 AMG landing on Mumbai shores soon. Apart from this there is also someone bringing down an S63 though that was just in the pipeline when I got the news.


Great account of your S Class drive Ajit. Dont these things just wanna spoil you?

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very nice car. its an alrounder limo. better than the bmw 7 atleast.
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this my uncles s550..his gone soon going to buy BRABUS S B7...
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this my uncles s550..his gone soon going to buy BRABUS S B7...
shanthan please do make up your mind. first you said the car was a S600, then on my probing you admitted it is a S500. now you say it is a S550 .
when your uncle does get the BRABUS S B7 like you claim please do the following.
1) make sure the pictures are taken in india and not pulled off some trip you went too.
2) the car is a right hand drive.
3)front rear side pictures of the car are posted.
thank you.
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ya its s550..mostly end of the year...but am trying to tell him to buy Maybach52s...i will post the pictures soon as it comes and s550 i will get more pictures when i go back to India this month
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Excuse me the S550 does not come in right hand drive. Actually the S500 and the S550 are the same only the bade is changed for the US.

As speedy mentioned - the fact that this is an S600 or and "S550" is questionable given your credibility. I would advise you to stop wasting our time on stating misfacts
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