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

18. 08. 2020
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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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  • Double pane is also harder to break

    paul jr cartypaul jr cartyPřed 9 hodinami
  • LoL first gen 89 to 93 Toyota Celsior / Lexus LS400 already has powered mirrors, Mercedes not the first.

    TommyBoyZTommyBoyZPřed 17 hodinami
  • The rear is def. sprayed by DIY.

    Rick2010100Rick2010100Před 18 hodinami
  • People didnt liked the Design back then and it didnt sell well? How can it be the back s class?

    Pink PantherPink PantherPřed dnem
  • Hello Doug you should do the 1988 BMW 750il it has the same things these cars were competition way back then, I had both

    William ClarkWilliam ClarkPřed dnem
  • 9:42 my 2016 Buick Encore AWD leather with two tone saddle interior - has the same little cloth bits to stop crap from falling between the console and the seat...just sayin'...

    Rodney J WelthamRodney J WelthamPřed dnem
  • > you found a wishbone in your turkey. 🦃 > you wished for ____ luck. - if you chose the option with the most votes, you’ll get the opposite. if you chose the option with the least votes, you’ll get the opposite.

    matt kimmatt kimPřed dnem
  • I had a 01 s430 and the rear view mirror moved with the seat memory.

    Will HuntWill HuntPřed 2 dny
  • Naaaahh! It's the W220 bro; miles ahead in looks, comfort, performance and even reliability.

    Autobahn Vault, LLCAutobahn Vault, LLCPřed 3 dny
  • Ah, the rare optional BRUSHED TAR FINISH.

    PandamasquePandamasquePřed 4 dny
  • Who did this bad paintjob on this w140

    mercedes450SELmercedes450SELPřed 5 dny
  • I have two of these babies - LOVED every minute of driving them and working on them - These are tanks - I am willing to sell both of them to a person that will guarantee to keep them running and give it care as I did. Let me know if you want to buy them - both are 1992 500SEL the more v8s.

    EzaarkashEzaarkashPřed 6 dny
  • I mean it even has an ( *airbag* )!!?

    Elias AlghamdiElias AlghamdiPřed 6 dny
  • s-class not for driver it for boss

    lê hùnglê hùngPřed 6 dny
  • Thisss! Is the worst paint job on the best Mercedes ever!

    caroll baskencaroll baskenPřed 6 dny
  • Its the best because Zámbó Jimmy owned one of these.

    Levente VassLevente VassPřed 6 dny
  • isn't this a re run???

    Random DinosaurRandom DinosaurPřed 7 dny
  • Dedicated to princess of Wales

    Matthew BykowskiMatthew BykowskiPřed 7 dny
  • My grandpa bought one. It was so expensive! But the build quality was extremely impressive. But it depreciated FAST!

    George PPSGeorge PPSPřed 8 dny
  • See ,there were S-class in the 90´s and you´ve paid a fortune to buy a 70´s developed mercedes in the 90´s for a litle fortune ,hope you learn something with it, regards

    Rui CameiraRui CameiraPřed 8 dny
  • This particular one has all the typical mercedes features. 1-year out of date tags, massive curb rash on all 4 wheels, peeling trim pieces, orange peel textured paint on most body panels, crappy steering wheel cover, and a disintegrating interior.

    Henry AtkinsonHenry AtkinsonPřed 8 dny
  • i had a mercedes that you seat and when you insert the key, the steering wheel and the seat goes to the position i previous adjusted for my driving position but when i enter the car i almost can walk in. Everything is at the far position it can. The noise it makes when the keys of the car phone are pressed is to help blind people to hear the number they pressed, each sound is associated with a number on the dialer, but i never understood how can a blind man drive a large and long mercedes S-class, german engeniering .Oh, well! regards and stay safe

    Rui CameiraRui CameiraPřed 9 dny
  • it´s a good car but not the best S-class , i thing the best S-class is the released in 1973 the 500 SE, this one i found it very good ,that´s why i don´t believe in the story they tell about the crash where the so-called princess Dyana of england died in a place inside a car like this that even a normal car wouldn´t had problems, excluding the daewoo(or chevrolet) matiz and in this car "they say" it entered in a tunnel at 140 km´s /h and that´s why the professional driver crashed and dyana was filmed still with life in the car after the crash asking for help, having died before the emergency vehicules arrive ,also the only survivor that all the press around the world wanted to interview him to know what really happened, when he left the hospital the only permanent injurie was that somehow is tongue was cut off, so he couldn´t speak ,then nowhere to be found .The only thing that i found amazing is everybody was satisfied with the oficial version of the facts and blamed the paparazis, wich is stupid and at the same time sad, this car didn´t any problem of entering this tunel inside the city of Paris. If you can, go there and see for yourselves. They say that were under the influence of cocaine and alcohol , i never had problems with it and in this car that it was at the time one of the safest cars in the world. I drove both diesel version and gasoline and at 160km´s an hour it seems or gives the feeling that is stopped .No one question´s this? very strange or not? Regards and stay safe

    Rui CameiraRui CameiraPřed 9 dny
  • I need one!

    DIRTYGOOSEDIRTYGOOSEPřed 10 dny
  • Why couldn't they just put the battery in the battery-sized slot where they put the "battery in trunk" sign?

    Yeg0r7Yeg0r7Před 10 dny
  • This is actually called Mercedes Genscher.

    Mad AntMad AntPřed 11 dny
  • Another great Mercedes built with no regards to cost was the Mercedes 600 it was sold from 1964 all the way to 1980, as a result It was one of the most expensive cars to roll out of the 60s in 1964 Mercedes Benz was charging $25,000 a piece for them jay lenno has a 72 model year you should check it out.

    Rylee NewlandRylee NewlandPřed 11 dny
  • Tthhissss - is generally, the worst car review ever. Now, the attached one is very much befitting a W-140, well informed and using a fine example of the S500 W-140. I am not going to cheerlead for Demuro just because he has done some good work in the past. Tthissss - was lazy, my 'Doug' score: .3/100 for not being in a Speedo. csworld.info/mem/video/hJV5a6Cpy2eVh6k.html&ab_channel=CuriousCars

    Aaron DeanAaron DeanPřed 12 dny
  • Hey Doug. It looks like the owner has two different sized tires on so be aware of that affecting the ride

    Romeo Griggs-TaylorRomeo Griggs-TaylorPřed 12 dny
  • The W140 was somehow better to drive than the W116, and maybe even the W126, which were already good enough. I am kinda confused.

    Ana Claudia RochaAna Claudia RochaPřed 13 dny
    • no confusion at all , istill prefer to drive the 1973 500SE , and the next in the 80´s was kind of more better in handling but in a certain point it´s impossible to improve so they make it work diferent and some prefer the modern way ,others as I prefer the old way of driving ,it was safest and not fake, regards and stay safe(os meus cumprimentos e que tenhas saúde)

      Rui CameiraRui CameiraPřed 9 dny
  • Regardin climate control... I sow an Audi 500 made for US market with digital display automatic air conditioning system. The car was made in 1988.

    Relaxing in natureRelaxing in naturePřed 13 dny
    • Yes, it was a bit old style at the time, but audi it´s just a VW with some improvements but in the 70´s they were the same,only the badge changed, they wanted to copy the lancia´s wich had in early 80´s already automatic air conditioned, normally they follow the mercedes but around 10 years after mercedes release one feature ,other brands in 10 or 20 years will copy those features from old mercedes, regards and stay safe

      Rui CameiraRui CameiraPřed 9 dny
  • MB W140 - the King of S-Class

    MeraboyMeraboyPřed 13 dny
  • thank you so much for showing the torque in Nm

    STROMBA420STROMBA420Před 14 dny
  • The last Benz which was built more like a tank than a car

    Castle GamingCastle GamingPřed 14 dny
  • He kept saying almost 30 years ago and I’m a 90s baby. Stop reminding me I’m gonna be 30 soon

    MrMarko302MrMarko302Před 15 dny
  • When are you going to review the 2021S 550?

    David CarreraDavid CarreraPřed 15 dny
  • wtf who did that paintjob

    iso 9001iso 9001Před 16 dny
  • Jesus Doug, you couldn't find a better example of such a legendary car?

    Alex ZAlex ZPřed 16 dny
  • Also that memory button remembers the steering wheel position (besides the seat and mirrors)

    Valeria ToloconnicovValeria ToloconnicovPřed 17 dny
  • Review the W140 Coupe with the V12.

    K DK DPřed 17 dny
  • What a terrible paintjob on the trunklid!

    G GrundmannG GrundmannPřed 18 dny
  • Neat... How 'bout a Vanderhall?

    Nathan PurifoyNathan PurifoyPřed 18 dny
  • ffffdiss

    Damjan StojanovskiDamjan StojanovskiPřed 18 dny
  • Even a COVID 19 era new babies born will love to have this car later on ..

    Hussain. THussain. TPřed 19 dny
  • The Nissan 300ZX had a digital temp display for the climate control

    Bucky FidenBucky FidenPřed 20 dny
  • Finally a car with worse paint than a Tesla

    Bucky FidenBucky FidenPřed 20 dny
  • Windshield on headlights is for snow

    Chris LambChris LambPřed 21 dnem
  • The double windows was to prevent fogging up the window

    Chris LambChris LambPřed 21 dnem
  • that car need a detailer urgently

    climatixseucheclimatixseuchePřed 22 dny
  • BMW E38 styling 9/10. Mercedes-Benz W140 Styling 5/10. Wow

    ValchaValchaPřed 22 dny
  • Looks like they used rattle cans to paint the car

    Ruslan ZRuslan ZPřed 22 dny
  • Whats wrong with the paint wtf

    vdgggamevdgggamePřed 23 dny
  • This is called *luxury car"

    Clayton LesterClayton LesterPřed 23 dny
  • if this car is long wheelbase then it is a v140 not a w140

    Wind ShieldWind ShieldPřed 23 dny
  • Love this

    ColdBoltzColdBoltzPřed 23 dny
  • Yes, it really is the best

    German BeerGerman BeerPřed 24 dny
  • It looks awful, easily the worst looking sedan Mercedes have ever made.

    Henry DisciplineHenry DisciplinePřed 24 dny
  • Thiiiissss 🤣🤣

    Mario XpMario XpPřed 24 dny
  • Sorry, but the las great Mercedes, was the W126. The W140 it’s full of electronics that brings headaches. Also the W201 and the W123 were the last great Mercedes on their class. I’ve owned some of them and know them.

    OttoKolbenOttoKolbenPřed 24 dny
  • 25:47 drops of coronavirus

    adrianp346915adrianp346915Před 24 dny
  • Piece of sad history, this is the car that killed princess Diana and Dodi Fayed

    Gorilla Chilla ProductionGorilla Chilla ProductionPřed 25 dny
  • I've been hesitant to watch this video. 30 secs into it and have to stop. Too painful to watch because I used to own a W140 but had to let it go. As Scotty Kilmer says, endless money pit! So many problems and I kept paying them cause the car is so beautiful, spent $3K one year thinking that would be it, no more problems. But nope, car started shaking and fuel consumption went through the roof! I had to let it go. Such a beautiful car, very regretful to let go. There is nothing like a Mercedes S Class.

    AgentMrX7AgentMrX7Před 26 dny
  • Paintjob looks like orange skin, no way this is first paint.

    ales888ales888Před 27 dny
  • You don’t know what you’re talking about! Your scores are not anywhere near accurate!

    TriPyramid PicturesTriPyramid PicturesPřed 28 dny
  • Princess Diana did not die in a car like that, she died in a Mercedes S280.

    TriPyramid PicturesTriPyramid PicturesPřed 28 dny
  • You didn’t mention the vanity mirrors in the back either

    TriPyramid PicturesTriPyramid PicturesPřed 28 dny
  • The front seat head rest go up and down power.

    TriPyramid PicturesTriPyramid PicturesPřed 28 dny
  • 911 will still work on the phone though. Also, Acura Legend had the soft close doors.

    TriPyramid PicturesTriPyramid PicturesPřed 28 dny
  • This is best beacuse it is "deutschland über alles" car !

    veli dagliveli dagliPřed 28 dny
  • I Love Mercedes-Benz

    David Mall's GarageDavid Mall's GaragePřed 28 dny
  • horrible paint job

    Jose TorresJose TorresPřed 28 dny
  • This car is repainted very badly from back side

    Harleen singh BabraHarleen singh BabraPřed 29 dny
  • People keep repeating these foolish legends,like "Mercedes wanted to make the best car of the world,no matter what it costs".Nonsense,they have never done that.Some call this model most overrated,can´t tell,but I can tell you that w220 ,too,is well made car.I think Doug hates how it looks?

    matsujarvinenmatsujarvinenPřed 29 dny
    • @Elvis Bosak So,they considered the cost after all?Seriously,it was built with great effort and money,but there were all kind of hassle and the development of V12 engine must have cost extramoney.It´s reliability and built quality(or design)of some parts is not that legendary,according to some owners and dealers.Some even say w220 is more reliable.Nevertheless,great car,and I´m a fan too,believe it or not.

      matsujarvinenmatsujarvinenPřed 28 dny
    • I think you don't know what you're talking about.This model cost his main engineer his job as it was too expensive.

      Elvis BosakElvis BosakPřed 28 dny
  • Did they paint this car with a brush?

    Maxim LeeMaxim LeePřed 29 dny
  • It’s so good car

    mohamad aqrawemohamad aqrawePřed měsícem
  • This car's paint finish is about to give me a heart attack

    Charles MorrisonCharles MorrisonPřed měsícem
  • those storage areas look like a good place to put a gun

    DoolyDoolyPřed měsícem
  • The reason why the rear passenger seat bottom has a seat switch Germany had a limousine with captains chairs that would use the switch. Ps I’m also a Mercedes shop Forman

    Marc GomezMarc GomezPřed měsícem
    • 140 s 600

      Marc GomezMarc GomezPřed měsícem
  • I don't get the acceleration rating. What does it take to score a 2?

    King WhombatKing WhombatPřed měsícem
  • Poor benz's been spray painted.

    Dave turboDave turboPřed měsícem
  • W140 is the king of Mercedes

    NEWS NOW IRELANDNEWS NOW IRELANDPřed měsícem
  • I swear if I have to hear about 'cars and bids' one more flipping time...

    Par LjungstromPar LjungstromPřed měsícem
  • When you speak too much saliva is spraying out

    Mohamed MarzukMohamed MarzukPřed měsícem
  • Hialeah bodywork and paint job.

    Moneymyke357Moneymyke357Před měsícem
  • most hated mercedes design at least by me.in the early-mid 90's in eastearn europe this car was the embodier of a fucking mobster. might be a good car though...

    Lord BostitchLord BostitchPřed měsícem
  • W140 stands for 140 cylinders

    defaultuser0defaultuser0Před měsícem
  • this car is famous around drug dealers in my country

    youssef ballochyoussef ballochPřed měsícem
  • seems like germans are very creative or something, sort of knew about thr future or what

    A AbA AbPřed měsícem
  • Other things that I loved about the W140. 1. Steering was light and the turning diameter was excellent for a big car. 2. When fixing, changing items under the hood, it could be raised straight up. 3. All of the outside lights did not need any tools to remove and replace. 4. The dash lights were a breeze to change 5. The radio was a breeze to change. 6. The 96 and on AC unite were a breeze to change. 7. The spare tire cover had a rope attached that connected to the boot to keep the cover open while you grabs the tires and tools. 8. The AC and front window defroster was the stongest I have ever seen. 9. If soneone pits there fingers on the window while its going up it will tap the top and then roll down. 10. On newer W140s besides having rear sensors for reversing, it had front sensors as well. 11. If your riding in the MB by your self and you want all the air or heat to you only or away from you - the to open and close vent lever was right there. Very convenient. I used It all the time. 12. The door handles were just solid. Every thing was solid. 13. The hood had two release locks instead usual one. 13. My mechanic said the brake pads were the size you put on f450 trucks -huge. 14. The roof railing kept the rain from running into the car. I miss my W140. I had a Black on Black. My only issue was alleged mechanics (and there were many) who claim to know how to fix it lied. From a perfect car to one that things were no longer working. But I loved that car. 11.

    Ben ShaferBen ShaferPřed měsícem
  • Good review, sad car condition...

    VitiuxaVitiuxaPřed měsícem
  • Why would you compare the features of a 25 year old car to today and give it a 4? This car was well ahead of its time and set precedent.

    Damn DashDamn DashPřed měsícem
  • holy wax residue batman

    A Tech PodcastA Tech PodcastPřed měsícem
  • DougdeDoug

    cupidstunt22cupidstunt22Před měsícem
  • if u wanna see it act watck on the rocks w bill murray

    Elan GoldsteinElan GoldsteinPřed měsícem
  • Any arabs in here remember this as the shabah(ghost)???? Plsss tell me someone does there was always something about this S class tht put it above the rest

    TheArabianCamelTheArabianCamelPřed měsícem
  • That S Class is so much nicer than the 2020 one. No unnecessary tech, touchscreens etc - Just a solid build.

    Mark O’ReillyMark O’ReillyPřed měsícem
  • The car looks like it was painted by Helen Keller

    Cole BebloCole BebloPřed měsícem
  • God damn it.. I knew i should had never sold my S500..

    Nickword OneNickword OnePřed měsícem
  • gta:;,)

    MKD 609MKD 609Před měsícem
  • That steering wheel looks like the base of a badminton racket that isn’t wrapped...

    AvarosaAvarosaPřed měsícem
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