The Mercedes Benz S550
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The Mercedes Benz s550

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The Mercedes Benz s550

The 2010 Mercedes-Benz S550 belongs to the S-Class lineup that features gas, electric, as well as hybrid models. This is a posh car that suits the executive/ high-class people. The base version of 2010 S550 has a 3.5-liter V6 engine clubbed with an electric battery that can kick out a decent power level of up to 295 hp. This hybrid mechanism is paired with a 7-speed automatic transmission. Read: The Classic BMW 1600

Its hybrid system has the capacity of stopping the engine gently, slowing down the car sluggishly. However, in absence of mechanical power offered by an engine, the car can’t start only with an electric motor. While running, the battery can charge by itself and there’s no need of additional plug-in charging.

Coming to specifics of S550 model, it is designed to support rear-wheel drive as well as all-wheel-drive mechanisms. It is equipped with a 5.5-liter V8 engine that provides a high output of 382-hp. This model is paired with a 7-speed automatic transmission, whereas V12 S-Class models are using a 5-speed automatic. Read also: Ferrari F430

The safety features for additional convenient are antiskid system, rear and front side airbags, ABS, and traction control system. Its also has a standard Pre-Safe system of Mercedes to predict the upcoming collision also provides the extra braking force.

An attention ASSIST driver-fatigue alert has also installed that sounds and shows a warning on the screen while the driver is drowsy. A combination of Tele Aid assistance and COMAND system provides a display and controls for audio. This system also controls the sound system, phone, and navigation system through the driver’s voice commands.

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