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 1997 Mercedes-Benz S Class 4dr Sdn 6.0L

MSRP: $130,300
Invoice: $113,360

Gas Mileage:
CTY: N/A    HWY: N/A    CMB: N/A
Engine/Fuel: Gas V12 /6.0L/365
Transmission: Automatic w/OD
Door/Body Style: /4 Door Sedan
Drive Type:


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  • General
  • MSRP: $130,300
  • Invoice Price: $113,360
  • Destination Charge: $
  • Warranty
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Engine & Emissions

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  • Engines & Emissions
  • 6.0L twin-DOHC SMPI 48-valve aluminum-alloy V12 engine
  • Adaptive damping system
  • Fully electronic ignition system w/knock sensor timing control
  • Engine
  • Type of Engine: Gas V12
  • Displacement (CC): 6.0L/365
  • Fuel System: SMPI
  • Horsepower @ RPM: 389 @ 5200
  • Torque @ RPM: 420 @ 3800


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  • Exterior Dimensions
  • Track Front: 63.2
  • Track Rear: 62.2
  • Ground Clearance (in): 6.0
  • Overall Length (in): 205.2
  • Overall Width (in): 58.3
  • Wheelbase (in): 123.6
  • Interior Dimensions
  • Seating capacity - Standard: 5
  • Headroom front (in): 38.0
  • Hip room front (in): 57.1
  • Leg room front (in): 41.3
  • Shoulder room front (in): 61.7


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  • Exterior
    • Front courtesy light w/delayed shutoff
    • Rear courtesy light
    • Rear foglamp
    • Xenon gas-discharge headlamps w/wipers & heated washers
  • Heating, Ventilation & Air Conditioning
    • Active charcoal climate control filter
    • Automatic climate control-inc: separate temp controls, air/dust filters, sun/smog sensors, engine heat recirculation feature
    • Rear compartment air conditioning w/dual temp controls
  • Entertainment, Communication & Navigation
    • AM/FM/weather band stereo radio w/auto-reverse cassette-inc: seek/scan, CD changer controls, anti-theft coding, speed compensated volume
    • Automatic stereo/cellular antenna
    • Bose "Beta" sound system w/11-speakers
    • Integrated portable cellular telephone (dealer installed)
    • Trunk mounted compact disc changer
  • Instrumentation
    • Cruise control
    • Instrumentation-inc: speedometer, tachometer, fuel/coolant temp/oil pressure gauges, fuel economy indicator, electronic odometer, resettable tripmeter, analog quartz clock, digital outside temp indicator
    • Warning lights-inc: seat belt, exterior light failure, brake, parking brake on, air bag, traction control, check engine, fuel/oil/coolant/washer fluid levels
  • Sunroof/Moonroof & Removeable/Convertible Top
    • Electrically operated sliding glass sunroof w/rear pop-up feature
  • Wheels & Tires
    • 16" X 7" aluminum-alloy wheels
    • 235/60HR16 all-season SBR tires
    • Rear wheel drive
  • Windows, Mirrors & Wipers
    • Auto dimming driver mirror
    • Auto dimming rearview mirror
    • Dual-pane side windows
    • Dual pwr-folding heated electric remote outside rearview mirrors
    • Electrically operated rear window sunshades
    • Front/rear illuminated visor vanity mirrors
    • Pwr dual-pane side windows w/express up & down
    • Tinted glass (all windows)
    • Windshield wipers w/heated washer system, rain-sensing activation

Safety Features

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  • Safety Features
  • 12-way pwr front adjustable seats w/pneumatically adjustable lumbar support, multi-contour front seats
  • Adjustable 3-point front shoulder belts w/auto height adjustment & emergency tensioning retractors (ETR)
  • Driver & front passenger front/side airbag supplemental restraint system
  • Electronic stability program (ESP)
  • Front/rear brake proportioning
  • "Parking brake on" audible alert
  • Remote retractable rear head restraints
  • Anti-Theft
  • Anti-theft alarm system-inc: starter interrupt
  • Braking & Traction
  • Anti-lock brake system (ABS)
  • Anti-lock braking system (ABS)
  • Hydraulic 4-wheel pwr-assisted disc brakes (front/rear ventilated)
  • Hydraulic 4-wheel pwr-assisted disc brakes (front/rear ventilated)

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