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Post Info TOPIC: W140 S500 V.S. W126 560SEL


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W140 S500 V.S. W126 560SEL


Anyone have the specs for 0-60 times, top speed and braking for the W140 S500 (Non-AMG)?


I would like to compare it to the w126 560 SEL.


I personally think its going to be somewhat close in terms of 0-60 and Top Speed however I think fuel economy using the newer style OBDII systems found on the S500 will be much better than that of the 560.


Who in here has both a 560SEL and an S500? What do you think? 



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I think 560sel is stronger

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560 has better torque than S500...and more fun to drive

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I lean twards the 560 myself but I am bias.

I myself have never really beat on an S500 to be able to tell you one way or the other. I have driven many on test drives but I dont beat on customers cars given the W140's near $100,000 price tag when new.

I dont think the body of the W140 has as much class as the W126 yet the W140 is more modern looking. I like the fact that all the V8 S class W140's come with DOHC engines.

Still I wouldnt mind a W140 or even the newer W220 however I doubt I could enjoy a vehicle unless I purchased it right and had no payments. The prices on the W140 are coming down. Even with the cost of the vehicle coming down there are many more electronics to fail on the W140 and a lot of them with astronomical price tags. The W140's are much easier to diagnose electrical and sensor problems than  the W126 since many of them are OBD II compliant. To put things in perspective the ignition module for a V8 W140 S500 runs upwards of $3000 from the dealer and nothing compared to the cost of an ignition module for the V12 W140 S600.

If I were to seek out a W140 it would be the S600 DOHC V12. Of course maintance on something like that would HURT! 12 injectors, 12 coil packs, 2 Throttle bodies and TPS sensors, SLEWS of o2 Sensors, and 48 valves! OMG talk about some big bucks to overhaul! One day..... 

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