Here's Why the Mercedes S500 W140 Is the Best S-Class Ever

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Doug DeMuro

Πριν 5 μήνες

The "W140" Mercedes-Benz S-Class is the best S-Class ever. Today I'm going to show you why the 1990s S-Class is the best one by reviewing this S500, and I'm going to show you the quirks and features of the W140 S-Class -- an impressive car that pioneered a lot of technology. I'm also going to get the W140 S-Class out on the road and see how it drives.
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tito hotrod
tito hotrod Πριν 8 ώρες
The ratty moustache enzymatically form because engine conspicuously queue lest a berserk afterthought. kaput, deadpan talk
maxforce Πριν 18 ώρες
@18:00 coke residue still visible also that compartment under the armrest is a Stash box, just call it what it is.
Totally PC
Totally PC Πριν ημέρα
The snowchain button locks the lsd
Fixed Culture
Fixed Culture Πριν ημέρα
my parents had two of them. Moonstone grey and black opal.
Random Acts of Video
Random Acts of Video Πριν 2 ημέρες
Dang, that thing needs good polish, look at all those swirls in the paint.
SRAMEK Πριν 2 ημέρες
The paint job is so terrible....the guy, who did, should be punished.
Cesar Toledo
Cesar Toledo Πριν 2 ημέρες
The first thing that happened to my 400 SEL , the valet driver decided to manually adjust the rear view mirror.... the dude broke it!!!
djchristian82 Πριν 2 ημέρες
Who would paint the trunk so sloppy and ugly? The owner should be ashamed doing this to a real beauty.
dogotter bakewell
dogotter bakewell Πριν 3 ημέρες
looks like it was painted with a rattle can
schlafanzyk Πριν 3 ημέρες
Is the trunk made of wood? The texture in that paint is absolutely ridiculous LMAO
Brian Kozlowski
Brian Kozlowski Πριν 4 ημέρες
The materialistic cod conversantly fasten because carbon histologically preserve into a crowded supply. heavenly heavy hellish, endurable history
Bio Conjugation
Bio Conjugation Πριν 17 ώρες
Knelt befittingly atop behemoth conquests reflects grudging fireflies of whistling french nights
Louie King
Louie King Πριν 4 ημέρες
Always loved this model. I remember back n mid 90's my friend picked me up n a black 400se. Dropped me off everybody looking man love this car
stom1c Πριν 4 ημέρες
S600L more superior
Damyan Nikolov
Damyan Nikolov Πριν 4 ημέρες
Real Shit
Real Shit Πριν 5 ημέρες
this this wis
Damyan Nikolov
Damyan Nikolov Πριν 4 ημέρες
Isiac Artison
Isiac Artison Πριν 5 ημέρες
I don’t care about a “Doug score” I actually forgot they exist until I saw a comment bout one
Robert Kochmanski
Robert Kochmanski Πριν 5 ημέρες
I cant focus because of f***d up paint and dirty knee xD
Damyan Nikolov
Damyan Nikolov Πριν 4 ημέρες
___ Πριν 5 ημέρες
I wonder how many people broke the rear view mirror by grabbing it out of habit and moving it
King of the Road
King of the Road Πριν 5 ημέρες
Hi Doug, you may have gotten a car that wasn’t well maintained. I happen to own fully refurbished S500 W140. All the mechanical hardware from springs , suspension to engine mounts , brake discs,completely rebuilt steering, overhauled engine with original parts is amazing and the acceleration is amazing. My original paintwork was upgraded with ceramic coating and fully detailed. For tyres, I used the Bridgestone Turana which had excellent comfort and road holdings. My shocks are original Bilsteins including my springs. I was able to replace my headlights and taillights in a set replacement from the same company that made these lights and fitted with modern light bulbs making it a delight to drive at night. My vehicle is a right hand drive in Thailand. With a good Benz mechanic maintaining my car it has a better performance and yes fuel management for highway driving. It’s 95% replaced with original parts and fittings.
dan725 Πριν 5 ημέρες
oh god my dad purchased this car when i was a kid. Ohhhh the amount of times I messed with all these features to annoy my parents (like the headrest flipper thing.. blum blum blum blum.. blum blum blum blummmmm; and auto door shut thing as a party trick to show my school friends; messing with my dad's seat memory settings; making faces at cars behind us with the rear-passenger mirrors - ya this thing had rear passenger mirrors!). This video just zipped me down through nostalgia lane big time.
Rob Frank
Rob Frank Πριν 5 ημέρες
The blue cool air button on the center vent console is still the best invention even... why don’t all cars have this? Such an awesome car...
Rob Frank
Rob Frank Πριν 5 ημέρες
You missed so many WONDERFUL features that are still missing from modern cars: Rear sear vanity mirrors Automatically adjusting seat belts in front and rear Safe stop windows (stops the window uP if your hand if In the way) Rest mode keeps heat/cool running 20 minutes AFTER the car is turned off! Hidden CD changer in the trunk Then the true “whisper quiet” ride I can whisper at 70 mph on freeways and be heard fine. Heat,Ed outside mirrors AND windshield washer hoses! Windshield wipers have a safety “off” mode if wipers get frozen to the windshield ..this car is STILL ahead of most cars besides electronic toys. But for ride and comfort... it’s still “da bomb”! And my 1996 still runs like new at230,000 miles... let’s see a Cadillac or entley do that! W140 - still “the best, car in the world”
DMB Πριν 5 ημέρες
помню 90-ые)
Indranil Chakrabarty
Indranil Chakrabarty Πριν 6 ημέρες
Great review !!! I had a good look at this in at Chatswood Mercedes in Sydney 1995. Top car !!!
Амар Πριν 6 ημέρες
This paintjob is awful
Damyan Nikolov
Damyan Nikolov Πριν 4 ημέρες
MAKREL_ DK Πριν 6 ημέρες
What car is he standing behind in the cars&bids ad
From1995 Πριν 6 ημέρες
It’s second name in Russia is “Kaban” which means boar. It was mainly driven by Russian Mafia bosses or by Oligarchs in ‘90s . This car is a legend .
musa phakula
musa phakula Πριν 6 ημέρες
Cathedral on wheels
Damyan Nikolov
Damyan Nikolov Πριν 4 ημέρες
Prian Purche
Prian Purche Πριν 6 ημέρες
the cupholders in the back were meant to hold tumblers with scotch... no ice
Rob Frank
Rob Frank Πριν 5 ημέρες
Old scotch. No crap. If the scotch wasn’t over 21 years old, you shouldn’t be in the back seat!
shaesham Πριν 6 ημέρες
>there are no cupholders >shows three cupholders
shaesham Πριν 6 ημέρες
shaesham Πριν 6 ημέρες
My first memory of headlight wipers was on Volvos in the 90s. And yes it was quite exciting.
TheHK2127 Πριν 7 ημέρες
Was that thing painted with a roller ?
Damyan Nikolov
Damyan Nikolov Πριν 4 ημέρες
Jan Reeves
Jan Reeves Πριν 7 ημέρες
The power review mirror turned out to be a mistake since the guy that drives your car when you valet park it automatically reached up and moves the mirror as soon as he gets in the car. It’s a reflex action. This promptly breaks the mirror. Owner has no idea how it got broken and takes his new car to his dealer and demands they fix it. Mercedes only offered this option for a year or so. This idea was almost as bad as the “biodegradable wiring harness”.
john ashton
john ashton Πριν 7 ημέρες
Great video
Damyan Nikolov
Damyan Nikolov Πριν 4 ημέρες
Kyle Smith
Kyle Smith Πριν 7 ημέρες
That paint needs correcting badly... the swirl marks hurt my eyes!
Rob Reina
Rob Reina Πριν 7 ημέρες
Surprised that you missed the rear vanity mirrors, that was a first!!!
Daniel Fekter
Daniel Fekter Πριν 7 ημέρες
Tihuana style paintjob too... in a S class! The dude in the paintshop didn´t get the punani ...obviously...
Xantteboy Πριν 7 ημέρες
No the best one is the s600 v12
2.0T Πριν 8 ημέρες
Known as slon in Serbia (elephant).
Boyan Stoyanov
Boyan Stoyanov Πριν 8 ημέρες
The car is still a great pearl in the MB crown, but this peace have a very ugly paint. The clip is perfect. We love your channel.
Boyan Stoyanov
Boyan Stoyanov Πριν 4 ημέρες
@Damyan Nikolov whats that
Damyan Nikolov
Damyan Nikolov Πριν 4 ημέρες
Rod Munch
Rod Munch Πριν 8 ημέρες
You didn't have cup holders in cars back then because the air conditioning didn't work 90% of the time. So when you were hot, you'd grab a Big Gulp and put it between your legs as you drove, and tah dah, you're cooled down. Brilliant stuff.
Michael Schmitt
Michael Schmitt Πριν 9 ημέρες
This car wasn't supposed to have a fast acceleration. Is a fast acceleration comfortable? No, of course not. It is a luxury sedan after all. But what this car can do is log miles all day long on the Autobahn at 160mph. And that it does much better and safer than any competitor at the time and even today. Go and drive 160mph with that car for an hour, and then get into a Lexus and do the same. IF the Lexus will even reach that speed comfortably enough, it won't have you as relaxed when you get out of the vehicle. The point of these cars isn't to win a drag race but to make high top speeds comfortable, safe, and manageable.
Lady Diana car disaster
J Kuefner
J Kuefner Πριν 9 ημέρες
Tank! About 5000 lbs
Debra Maas Makeup
Debra Maas Makeup Πριν 9 ημέρες
amazing car! i have a 2012 s class 450 and its a beast cant ever picture driving any other sedan
bassam Al Nahdi
bassam Al Nahdi Πριν 10 ημέρες
Perfect review 👍👍
Fire Hazard
Fire Hazard Πριν 10 ημέρες
This car was bought from copart for 700 bucks!
Razvan Turc
Razvan Turc Πριν 10 ημέρες
And next up
kashio modashio
kashio modashio Πριν 10 ημέρες
The minute one ☝️ these roll up on you, everyone starts sweating 😓 lol
Godchi1d Von Steuben
Godchi1d Von Steuben Πριν 10 ημέρες
Yup, best S ever, one of the best sedans ever, no argument from me, this time, Doug!
Besni69 Πριν 10 ημέρες
9:14 whats up with his knees... they are always busted up....
Mike Litorus
Mike Litorus Πριν 9 ημέρες
He spends alot of time on them, leave him alone
Dalton Murat
Dalton Murat Πριν 10 ημέρες
Doug stop being cheap and ditch the ads, super annoying
Dalton Murat
Dalton Murat Πριν 10 ημέρες
@Kaden Wijayatilleke He can make money off of views alone he gets enough i dont think the ads would make or break him
Kaden Wijayatilleke
Kaden Wijayatilleke Πριν 10 ημέρες
How exactly do you think he makes money? He has a G550 Cabriolet, Audi RS2 Avant, Ford GT, Old Land Rover Defender, and a New Land Rover Defender, so how do you think he can afford them?
Aidan Pelletier
Aidan Pelletier Πριν 11 ημέρες
Who painted the trunk with a brush😂
Jacques Ferreira
Jacques Ferreira Πριν 11 ημέρες
Greatest car in the world...and you managed to find the 1 with the worst paint.
First Last
First Last Πριν 11 ημέρες
Car dealer: *slaps roof of car* "You know, Princess Diana died in one of these"
benny dewit
benny dewit Πριν 11 ημέρες
I don't know who repainted this car later in its life but it's a total ugly mess.
Omer Bakiu
Omer Bakiu Πριν 11 ημέρες
i wonder why the next gen s class is considered cheap? My uncle has one and it's still absolutely amazing after 450k km
1994 Honda Civic GLi
1994 Honda Civic GLi Πριν 11 ημέρες
looks like a w201 lotus carlton
fast duker
fast duker Πριν 11 ημέρες
And to me .. the gold standard off a gold standard.🤣🤣, love u doug
a Singh
a Singh Πριν 11 ημέρες
I wonder if one was to adjust the rear view mirror manually, would it be damaged.(edit, poor grammar. Insert “?” after damaged.
ukranaut Πριν 12 ημέρες
Looks like someone took his time to repaint it with a nail polish.
Simonas Semaška
Simonas Semaška Πριν 2 ημέρες
It's truly terrible. He should've picked one in better condition for this review. The swirl marks make it look even worse.
stuey36 Πριν 12 ημέρες
0:42 Just don't say that to Prince William and Harry
MercedesBenz OLD
MercedesBenz OLD Πριν 12 ημέρες
This car Is A LEGEND.
truth hurts
truth hurts Πριν 12 ημέρες
Garbage condition...look at the paint and...everything...😂😂
OndraMike Πριν 12 ημέρες
in Czechia we calling only this generation of S-Class W140 "Mammoth" - the biggest, the haviest, the best....
Michalis Chiras
Michalis Chiras Πριν 12 ημέρες
I love your old car reviews!! Great work!!
Dilan Fernando
Dilan Fernando Πριν 12 ημέρες
That’s cars paint job is horrible though
Steve Marroquin
Steve Marroquin Πριν 12 ημέρες
Freightliner front turn signal lights
Muse Elk
Muse Elk Πριν 12 ημέρες
The overrated whorl totally permit because unshielded reassembly tick by a stale bathroom. polite, ready bracket
azwris Πριν 12 ημέρες
Doug you should review a Rover 820 Ti..
BOBBY DAZZO Πριν 12 ημέρες
U should do the Mercedes 300d
marnus hattingh
marnus hattingh Πριν 13 ημέρες
9:50 dude gets so exited about a piece of foam
Diogo Passanha
Diogo Passanha Πριν 13 ημέρες
The trunk of this car... looks not good at least the paint.
Jesús Arribas
Jesús Arribas Πριν 13 ημέρες
The uglyest S Class, no doubt
M squared
M squared Πριν 13 ημέρες
🎵 picture me rollin in my 500 Benz 🎶
Nathan King
Nathan King Πριν 13 ημέρες
Gold standard of the gold standard? I’ve always found it to be the for sure sign that someone was Japanese mafia.
Rob Frank
Rob Frank Πριν 5 ημέρες
.. until you actually ride in one.
Brian Kozlowski
Brian Kozlowski Πριν 14 ημέρες
The plant toast observationally fry because carbon probably provide amid a absent cord. dirty, unbiased fisherman
Darryl Vidds
Darryl Vidds Πριν 14 ημέρες
Royalty of England hate this car Why, because Princess Diana died in this car
Tristan Ahnenberg
Tristan Ahnenberg Πριν 14 ημέρες
9:22 min feature, im dreaming of u!!!
Robert Kukulis
Robert Kukulis Πριν 14 ημέρες
If it’s not 600 it does not count
JanneAirDotCom Πριν 14 ημέρες
YES! I've owned something Doug has reviewed!
Vaggelis G
Vaggelis G Πριν 14 ημέρες
Not the first car with power folding mirrors.. Maybe it's better to say "the first Mercedes with power folding mirrors".
Kiril Gladnev
Kiril Gladnev Πριν 14 ημέρες
Varry bad peinting
Todor Teklevchiev
Todor Teklevchiev Πριν 14 ημέρες
You have to put your shit together, jumpin from place to place in this car, start from somewhere and move forward, it is so distracting.
wurkinjo wurka
wurkinjo wurka Πριν 15 ημέρες
In Balkan Region it is called Genscher, after a German Prime Minister who rolled in one like a doctah, according to Joey Diaz. 🥳
Nikola Gnjatic
Nikola Gnjatic Πριν 15 ημέρες
In reality the w220 wasnt a bad s class i love the design and tech
John Johnson
John Johnson Πριν 15 ημέρες
This review is about w140?
Jonathan McCully
Jonathan McCully Πριν 15 ημέρες
I would rather have a Lexus due to the overall reliability but this thing blows the LS out of the water.
John Johnson
John Johnson Πριν 15 ημέρες
Somewhat good review, since there is not much out there. 1. Doug, s500 doesn't have 1 air filter ,it has 3 air filters , one is regular that filters air all the time(under hood to the left side under cover) and another is charcoal that you turn on if you have smell/smoke/ fumes etc, coming from outside and bothers you as driver.(Charcoal filter is NOT meant to run all the time, only as needed basis) I own 1995 s500 and know pretty much everything that's known about those cars. Last summer we had on west coast big fires and that filter really helps. Also there is one micro filter under glove box area , filters cabin air only. 2. Center console have cup holders too, that car is missing cup holders(located side by side phone/cup holders x2) Also center console have adjustable height for your right arm. If you slowly lift it will click and stay in multiple height positions. And , if you lift all the way you will be able to drop down again. 3. Self leveling rear hydraulic shocks(every single model have that, option was height control, button on center console) 4. You didn't cover sound system? 9 speakers etc 5.Phone antenna extends only if phone is turned on , off/on button on side of the actual phone handle. Lot more if someone is interested. Good job! but somewhat limited info.
A. F.
A. F. Πριν 15 ημέρες
What the hell is that painting on this car, ugly as FCK... It's a shame this legendary car got such amateur paint.
Lianne459 Πριν 15 ημέρες
the 560 SEC was the best S class Mercedes ever made. W126 platform designed by Bruno Sacco
Adam Turner
Adam Turner Πριν 16 ημέρες
That wheel cover at 3:37. Just no. That should be a crime.
Der KurwaKanal
Der KurwaKanal Πριν 16 ημέρες
I hate my w210 e420
Svica J
Svica J Πριν 16 ημέρες
Austin Drumm
Austin Drumm Πριν 16 ημέρες
Needs a 12,000 dollar exhaust
Ahmad Daaboul
Ahmad Daaboul Πριν 17 ημέρες
This a car that deserve 100/100 😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡
Freeman Hsu
Freeman Hsu Πριν 17 ημέρες
After few years of driving W140, S500 is wonderful, but not perfect, with the following negative points, just for informations. 1. The side mirror wires are biodegradable, therefore, they would be disintegrated when aging. 2. The check engine light had the code P410, indicated that the secondary air pump malfunctioning, which was really a pain in the neck to repair. 3. The soft closed doors were over-engineered, when its vacuum pump failed, the doors and trunk lid would not be operational. 4. The transmission was designed as “life-time”, no service would be needed, in reality, however, the transmission fluid leaked, and caused very expensive repair. 5. The air filter housing supports were poorly designed, and broken off easily. 6. The cup holders had some complicated moving parts physically, and were broken easily.
ChelseaFC !!!
ChelseaFC !!! Πριν 17 ημέρες
In Arabic we call this car ghost, next generation is called viagra, the one after is called panorama, and the one after is called yacht. Looking forward to what the 2021- model will be called... P.S. The ghost is the most loved, then yacht, then panorama and the viagra was hated.
ChelseaFC !!!
ChelseaFC !!! Πριν 2 ημέρες
@djchristian82 It mostly had to do with their appearance. And it doesn't stop there: Some old S-Class was called "the (female) pig". Another one after, but older than the "ghost" was called "the (female) alligator", probably because it was relatively long for its time? One particular classic car, can't remember which, probably a Mercedes, was called "the eyes", probably because of its headlights?? I know for a fact that pop-up headlights are called "eyes lamp" or more literally "eyes' mother car/lights". Coming to think of it, sunny side-up eggs are called "egg eyes". The Mercedes Ghost, which was by far the most iconic and loved by Arabs, was called so because it had very high demand that its (used) prices went up instead of down, so it was rare to find one for sale, making it "a ghost" and also that it looked like a ghost piercing through the roads at that time. The next one is most commonly referred to as "viagra" where I'm from, but on the east coast they call it more commonly "a whale" (I'd personally reserve that name for the 2011 Infiniti QX80) , and up north they call it "submarine". No idea why... Although viagra is probably because that's around the same time when the viagra pill came out for use by the public, and old people own Mercedeses and also use Viagra as well? Just a rough guess. Panorama I heard because it was the first car with a glass roof? Yacht because of the dashboard design. I heard by one person that the new one is starting to be called "the jewel", I doubt it but you never know. Some BMW 7-Serieses are known as "the whale" and "the coin". But those are not heard of by everyone like the Mercedes is. That's how a lot of Arabic words are "made", especially with new things that weren't there before technology. And if you think about it, it's really not that uncommon at all in English or any language for that matter. A few more interesting ones: cornflex is what we call "cereal", probably from "Corn flakes"... "waanet" is the word for pick-ups, I think it's because the original one (like a Hilux) had was referred to as 1.8 because of its engine capacity (1.8 liters), one point eight --> one eight --> wãnet. Wrote a lot more than I thought I did 😅, hope that answers your question lol.
djchristian82 Πριν 2 ημέρες
You arabians are very weird! What's the meaning behind the names?
Derek Mitchell
Derek Mitchell Πριν 17 ημέρες
That paint buffed to a high polish with a Brillo pad.
Luputsi Πριν 18 ημέρες
WTF. Is that Merc painted with shoe polishing kit?
B Floyd
B Floyd Πριν 18 ημέρες
Cadillac had a digital climate display in the 80's Cadillac's FYI.
Ali Machmouchi
Ali Machmouchi Πριν 16 ημέρες
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