About Mercedes-Benz S600
Being a part of the Mercedes-Benz S-Class, formerly known as Sonderklasse (German for "special class", abbreviated as "S-Klasse"), which is Mercedes-Benz's flagship and successor to Mercedes-Benz Type 300, Mercedes-Benz S600 has been built by a German multinational automotive corporation Daimler AG since 1994 as a full-size luxury car. Originally introduced as the third-generation S-Class (W140), S600 is also seen as the renamed version of 600SEL. Competing against the BMW 7 Series, Audi A8 and Jaguar XJ, S600 has won many awards and recognition such as Fleet News' Luxury Car of the Year, Top Gear Magazine's Limousine of the Year and so on. Now, S600 is in its fourth generation.
The third-generation Mercedes-Benz S600 (W221) was produced from 2007 to 2014 and debuted at the 2006 North American International Auto Show in January for the North American market. It was offered in only one body style, 4-door sedan. During this generation, Mercedes-Benz S600 was powered by a 5.5 L BiTurbo V12 rated at 510 horsepower and 612 pound-feet of torque and this engine sent power through 5-speed 5G-Tronic or 7-speed 7G-Tronic automatic transmissions to rear wheels or four wheels. Current S600 (W222) went on sale in March 2014 as a 2015 model. Still available as a 4-door sedan but coming in base and Maybach trim levels, S600 now gets power from a 6.0 L BiTurbo V12 producing 523 hp and 612 lb-ft of torque and power is sent through 7-speed automatic 7G-Tronic Plus to rear wheels or four wheels.
Mercedes-Benz S600 Common Problems & Maintenance Tips
Offering unparalleled luxury, performance, and technology that will please most full-size premium sedan shoppers, Mercedes-Benz S600 is always a good choice for buyers who need an excellent luxury car. But as time passes by, parts on it will wear, and these common problems will appear on your S600:
First, for Mercedes-Benz S600 drivers, engine failure is already enough; worse situation is the cooling system also fails. Under most circumstances, the cooling system will deteriorate the engine failure so that it could speed up the breakdown process of the vehicle. Therefore, you have every need to know about these recognizable symptoms of cooling system and engine failures provided by experienced S600 drivers. Normally, you could see leaking coolant on the ground when the cooling system starts to fail, the engine will also keep at a high operation temperature so that its performance reduces quickly, it may give out strange sounds such as whining, squealing or rattling, misfire, stall and even suffer from starting issues; gradually, the vehicle will lose power when acceleration and have poor gas mileage. Both Check Engine Light and Low Coolant Light come on to warn you to inspect the S600 spark plug, intake manifold gasket, coolant reservoir, cooling hose, oil filter, air filter, engine control module and valve cover gasket.
Second, another terrible issue that is hard for Mercedes-Benz S600 drivers to deal with would be the transmission failure. Most S600 drivers have no idea about this issue since most of them have no knowledge about how the vehicle works. In fact, this issue could be bad enough to result in drivability problem. Thus, once hearing clunking or grinding noises from underneath the vehicle; the indicator does not match the gear; vehicle starts in another gear or not goes into any gear; transmission fluids leak on the ground; difficulty in shifting gear and transmission slips and surges, you are advised to check if the S600 transmission assembly, automatic transmission filter, automatic transmission shifter, shift cable and clutch fork are working properly or not.
To be responsible for the safety of occupants and pedestrians, you need to perform routine maintenance on some vulnerable auto parts on your Mercedes-Benz S600. Parts including S600 seat belt, windshield wiper, wiper blade, fog light, headlight, antenna and cabin air filter have great function in creating safe and comfortable driving environment but they also work under harsh working condition all the time. You had better add them to your routine maintenance list.
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