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

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Doug DeMuro

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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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Brian Kozlowski
Brian Kozlowski Пре 3 сата
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Louie King
Louie King Пре 12 сати
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 Пре 14 сати
S600L more superior
Damyan Nikolov
Damyan Nikolov Пре 12 сати
Real Shit
Real Shit Пре 23 сата
this this wis
Damyan Nikolov
Damyan Nikolov Пре 12 сати
Isiac Artison
Isiac Artison Пре 23 сата
I don’t care about a “Doug score” I actually forgot they exist until I saw a comment bout one
Robert Kochmanski
Robert Kochmanski Пре дан
I cant focus because of f***d up paint and dirty knee xD
Damyan Nikolov
Damyan Nikolov Пре 12 сати
___ Пре дан
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 Пре дан
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 Пре дан
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 Пре дан
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 Пре дан
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 Пре дан
помню 90-ые)
Indranil Chakrabarty
Indranil Chakrabarty Пре дан
Great review !!! I had a good look at this in at Chatswood Mercedes in Sydney 1995. Top car !!!
Амар Пре дан
This paintjob is awful
Damyan Nikolov
Damyan Nikolov Пре 12 сати
MAKREL_ DK Пре 2 дана
What car is he standing behind in the cars&bids ad
From1995 Пре 2 дана
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 Пре 2 дана
Cathedral on wheels
Damyan Nikolov
Damyan Nikolov Пре 12 сати
Prian Purche
Prian Purche Пре 2 дана
the cupholders in the back were meant to hold tumblers with scotch... no ice
Rob Frank
Rob Frank Пре дан
Old scotch. No crap. If the scotch wasn’t over 21 years old, you shouldn’t be in the back seat!
shaesham Пре 2 дана
>there are no cupholders >shows three cupholders
shaesham Пре 2 дана
shaesham Пре 2 дана
My first memory of headlight wipers was on Volvos in the 90s. And yes it was quite exciting.
TheHK2127 Пре 3 дана
Was that thing painted with a roller ?
Damyan Nikolov
Damyan Nikolov Пре 12 сати
Jan Reeves
Jan Reeves Пре 3 дана
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 Пре 3 дана
Great video
Damyan Nikolov
Damyan Nikolov Пре 12 сати
Kyle Smith
Kyle Smith Пре 3 дана
That paint needs correcting badly... the swirl marks hurt my eyes!
Rob Reina
Rob Reina Пре 3 дана
Surprised that you missed the rear vanity mirrors, that was a first!!!
Daniel Fekter
Daniel Fekter Пре 3 дана
Tihuana style paintjob too... in a S class! The dude in the paintshop didn´t get the punani ...obviously...
Xantteboy Пре 3 дана
No the best one is the s600 v12
ProtecThor Пре 4 дана
Known as slon in Serbia (elephant).
Boyan Stoyanov
Boyan Stoyanov Пре 4 дана
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 Пре 7 сати
@Damyan Nikolov whats that
Damyan Nikolov
Damyan Nikolov Пре 12 сати
Rod Munch
Rod Munch Пре 4 дана
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 Пре 5 дана
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 Пре 5 дана
Tank! About 5000 lbs
Debra Maas Makeup
Debra Maas Makeup Пре 5 дана
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 Пре 5 дана
Perfect review 👍👍
Fire Hazard
Fire Hazard Пре 6 дана
This car was bought from copart for 700 bucks!
Razvan Turc
Razvan Turc Пре 6 дана
And next up
kashio modashio
kashio modashio Пре 6 дана
The minute one ☝️ these roll up on you, everyone starts sweating 😓 lol
Godchi1d Von Steuben
Godchi1d Von Steuben Пре 6 дана
Yup, best S ever, one of the best sedans ever, no argument from me, this time, Doug!
Besni69 Пре 6 дана
9:14 whats up with his knees... they are always busted up....
Mike Litorus
Mike Litorus Пре 5 дана
He spends alot of time on them, leave him alone
Dalton Murat
Dalton Murat Пре 6 дана
Doug stop being cheap and ditch the ads, super annoying
Dalton Murat
Dalton Murat Пре 6 дана
@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 Пре 6 дана
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 Пре 7 дана
Who painted the trunk with a brush😂
Jacques Ferreira
Jacques Ferreira Пре 7 дана
Greatest car in the world...and you managed to find the 1 with the worst paint.
First Last
First Last Пре 7 дана
Car dealer: *slaps roof of car* "You know, Princess Diana died in one of these"
benny dewit
benny dewit Пре 7 дана
I don't know who repainted this car later in its life but it's a total ugly mess.
Omer Bakiu
Omer Bakiu Пре 7 дана
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 Пре 7 дана
looks like a w201 lotus carlton
fast duker
fast duker Пре 7 дана
And to me .. the gold standard off a gold standard.🤣🤣, love u doug
a Singh
a Singh Пре 7 дана
I wonder if one was to adjust the rear view mirror manually, would it be damaged.(edit, poor grammar. Insert “?” after damaged.
ukranaut Пре 8 дана
Looks like someone took his time to repaint it with a nail polish.
stuey36 Пре 8 дана
0:42 Just don't say that to Prince William and Harry
MercedesBenz OLD
MercedesBenz OLD Пре 8 дана
This car Is A LEGEND.
truth hurts
truth hurts Пре 8 дана
Garbage condition...look at the paint and...everything...😂😂
OndraMike Пре 8 дана
in Czechia we calling only this generation of S-Class W140 "Mammoth" - the biggest, the haviest, the best....
Michalis Chiras
Michalis Chiras Пре 8 дана
I love your old car reviews!! Great work!!
Dilan Fernando
Dilan Fernando Пре 8 дана
That’s cars paint job is horrible though
Steve Marroquin
Steve Marroquin Пре 8 дана
Freightliner front turn signal lights
Muse Elk
Muse Elk Пре 8 дана
The overrated whorl totally permit because unshielded reassembly tick by a stale bathroom. polite, ready bracket
azwris Пре 8 дана
Doug you should review a Rover 820 Ti..
BOBBY DAZZO Пре 8 дана
U should do the Mercedes 300d
marnus hattingh
marnus hattingh Пре 8 дана
9:50 dude gets so exited about a piece of foam
Diogo Passanha
Diogo Passanha Пре 8 дана
The trunk of this car... looks not good at least the paint.
Jesús Arribas
Jesús Arribas Пре 9 дана
The uglyest S Class, no doubt
M squared
M squared Пре 9 дана
🎵 picture me rollin in my 500 Benz 🎶
Nathan King
Nathan King Пре 9 дана
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 Пре дан
.. until you actually ride in one.
Brian Kozlowski
Brian Kozlowski Пре 9 дана
The plant toast observationally fry because carbon probably provide amid a absent cord. dirty, unbiased fisherman
Darryl Vidds
Darryl Vidds Пре 9 дана
Royalty of England hate this car Why, because Princess Diana died in this car
Tristan Ahnenberg
Tristan Ahnenberg Пре 10 дана
9:22 min feature, im dreaming of u!!!
Robert Kukulis
Robert Kukulis Пре 10 дана
If it’s not 600 it does not count
JanneAirDotCom Пре 10 дана
YES! I've owned something Doug has reviewed!
Vaggelis G
Vaggelis G Пре 10 дана
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 Пре 10 дана
Varry bad peinting
Todor Teklevchiev
Todor Teklevchiev Пре 10 дана
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 Пре 11 дана
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 Пре 11 дана
In reality the w220 wasnt a bad s class i love the design and tech
John Johnson
John Johnson Пре 11 дана
This review is about w140?
Jonathan McCully
Jonathan McCully Пре 11 дана
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 Пре 11 дана
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. Пре 11 дана
What the hell is that painting on this car, ugly as FCK... It's a shame this legendary car got such amateur paint.
Lianne459 Пре 11 дана
the 560 SEC was the best S class Mercedes ever made. W126 platform designed by Bruno Sacco
Adam Turner
Adam Turner Пре 12 дана
That wheel cover at 3:37. Just no. That should be a crime.
Der KurwaKanal
Der KurwaKanal Пре 12 дана
I hate my w210 e420
Svica J
Svica J Пре 12 дана
Austin Drumm
Austin Drumm Пре 12 дана
Needs a 12,000 dollar exhaust
Ahmad Daaboul
Ahmad Daaboul Пре 13 дана
This a car that deserve 100/100 😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡
Freeman Hsu
Freeman Hsu Пре 13 дана
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 !!! Пре 13 дана
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.
Derek Mitchell
Derek Mitchell Пре 13 дана
That paint buffed to a high polish with a Brillo pad.
Luputsi Пре 14 дана
WTF. Is that Merc painted with shoe polishing kit?
B Floyd
B Floyd Пре 14 дана
Cadillac had a digital climate display in the 80's Cadillac's FYI.
Ali Machmouchi
Ali Machmouchi Пре 12 дана
shan21 Пре 14 дана
no it's not. stop lying.
Georg Forster
Georg Forster Пре 15 дана
once driven never forgotten ! the W140 the autobahn and me...
Macguyva Channel
Macguyva Channel Пре 15 дана
They lower the roof in 1995 model
Prodigieux Messi
Prodigieux Messi Пре 16 дана
Man I wish I had one Already !
Kevin Blankenburg
Kevin Blankenburg Пре 16 дана
Germans don't care about standards of the world. We have our standards, the world's standards are pretty poor. Who did the respray on that car? A gardener? As far as I can remember, I was 18 when my Father got one, the headrests didn't came up automatically. You had to lift them back up by hand. The folding mirrors were introduced because the car outgrew the train cars for transporting cars.
Joshua Tshihamba
Joshua Tshihamba Пре 16 дана
If you have this car today the mirror is NOT power operated because every one broke them
William Knight
William Knight Пре 17 дана
Hi Doug just saw your 94 140 I have the same exact one it's in near mint condition and I keep that mechanically sound and I love that car mine has a dark gray with a lighter gray bottom section with the tan interior the lighter tan not sure what they call that color wonderful car of course they do need certain maintenances and if you're not a mechanic they can get a little pricey anyway just got your show so I'm subscribing it thanks
Rozay hills
Rozay hills Пре 17 дана
That car was the pinnacle of success. I remember it was the car princess Diana died in..
DaveDangerous74 Пре 7 дана
@DetoNateR 😁
DetoNateR Пре 7 дана
@DaveDangerous74 🤣 i fell for it
DaveDangerous74 Пре 7 дана
@DetoNateR You’re kidding me. I was wondering why I hadn’t seen Princess Diana on TV lately.
DetoNateR Пре 8 дана
@DaveDangerous74 August 31 1997
DaveDangerous74 Пре 8 дана
@DetoNateR My God!!! When did this happen?
Mission Dan
Mission Dan Пре 17 дана
The paint on the trunk is a crime
Stefan Djalminha
Stefan Djalminha Пре 18 дана
still a boss car if you own one in good shape
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