Mercedes S 580 A Tribute To Traditional Automotive Greatness
Weaned on the 140 year tradition of the internal combustion engine, the technocratic EV new world order seems cold and bloodless.
On the other hand, getting behind the wheel of the all new Mercedes-Benz S 580 4Matic 496-hp twin-turbo V-8 luxury sedan is both a profligate and devout experience. With enough jump to power this just shy of 5,000 pounder to 0 – 60 in under 4 seconds, it is also sublimely quiet, secure and amazingly agile.
Sporting AMG body styling, wheels, floor mats and arriving with the gravitas of a revered elder statesman, the Mercedes S 580 serves as both a testament to past automotive greatness and a standard of top quality engineering and technology integration.
Priced at $117,000 with associated taxes, charges and premiums, and lots of trim upgrades driving it well over $140,000, everything from sumptuous temperature controlled leather seating to charming little puffy pillows over the headrests seem like indispensable necessities.
On-board infotainment and nav control via the imposing 11.6 inch touchscreen is next-gen tech with natural language Voice Control and Keyword Activation. There’s even Fingerprint Sensor for biometric authentication of the driver’s profile.