[SOLD] 2003 S600 Limousine LWB V12 Biturbo

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For sale is my S600 Limousine LWB.


This is a hugely comfortable car that, having the V12 BiTurbo, producing 520bhp it has the capability of extremely high performance. It can be devastatingly fast yet can trickle along at 30mph (1100/1200rpm) silently and with no drama. It's ride and roadholding are exemplary.There were not many of these cars ever produced, and not that many are left, particularly of low mileage and excellent condition like this one.


It is the best car that I have owned but it is for sale as I have enjoyed it for a couple of year (Covid travel restrictions notwithstanding!) and I am no longer young and there are a good few other cars I would like to experience owning yet.


Whoever buys this will get an excellent car that is a pleasure to drive, is the finest limousine south of a Rolls Royce, yet is also one of the very quickest cars on the road, all for the price of a Fiesta.

This is a hugely impressive car. Comfortable, quiet, relaxed, yet with a twin turbo 5.5 litre V12 producing 520bhp it is effortless, cruises silently and is also very, very fast when need be. It’s an absolute peach of an engine. It is Mercedes' super saloon. At over £100K when new very few were built. It is a rare car now and examples with such low mileage are virtually non-existent.

It has had two previous owners before myself but I understand from Tim Hayward Car Sales, from whom I bought it, that is was bought new as a car for the CEO of a company and was then later bought from the company by the CEO himself. That would be the two previous owners.


There is a full, stamped service history.

I have owned it since January 2019. I have covered 9000 miles since then. I have returned 19mpg in local running and regularly 25/28mpg on motorway journeys. It cruises silently between 1000 and 2000rpm.


During my ownership I had a quality detachable towbar fitted, which I have used once to tow a caravan. The old girl didn’t even notice it and returned 15mpg.I have the original OEM chassis cross member that the towbar assembly replaced if the next owner wanted to remove the towbar although, being detatchable, it isn’t visible when not in use.

I have bought and fitted an MB3000 Viseeo bluetooth streaming unit for handsfree phone calling, which will come with the car.


Under warranty I have had the secondary air blower replaced, the boot lock replaced and the power steering pump replaced (although it turned out to be a split pipe).

I have also had SRS control unit replaced, an ignition unit replaced, suspension front valve block replaced, all with genuine MB parts.

In December I had the suspension geometry adjusted and the camber all round adjusted.

Other maintenance includes a transmission oil service.


There is a folder of receipts for all work done during my ownership, totalling £7113.25. Plus consumables. Two new front tyres 100 miles ago. It’s been looked after.


As the top of the range model it has everything on it. Heated and cooled seats front and back. Quad zone climate control. Electrically adjusted memory seats front and back. Green tinted thermally insulated glass all round. Keyless entry and start/stop. Comand infotainment. CD + 6 CD changer. Navigation. Radar cruise control. Auto lights. Auto wipers. Auto climate. Rear electric blind. Sunroof. Raise suspension button (useful, although it’s not a particularly low car).Electronically controlled adjustable pneumatic suspension. Electronically controlled gearbox settings. See below for build sheet.


There is no rust. Faults I know of are the interior boot release button isn’t working, although it lights up. Rear offside door lock is lazy (slow to unlock). The cruise control occasionally knock itself off but a reset via the control lever resumes auto progress. A few stone chips to the front. Tiny mark of driver’s seat squab. Head lining above the driver is a bit ‘bobbly’ - chauffeur’s hat? Other than that all good.




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ParameterValue
Ident. number (FIN)WDB2201762A315056
VINWDB2201762A315056
Baumuster220176
Sales nameS 600
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Order number0 2 537 00707 (Destination: Great Britain)
Delivery date02 09 2002
PAINT1359U TANZANITE BLUE METALLIC FINISH
Interior color578A LEATHER EXCLUSIVE ALPACA GRAY
Engine275950 40 000329
Gearbox722649 03 818076

General data for model code 220176


BaumusterМодельПлатформаМодельДвигательКПКол-во дверейDate FromDate To
220176S-classW220S600 BiTurbo LБензин
275.950
АКП
722.649
4

SA codes


ParameterValue
3CONSTRUCTION SEQUENCE
24QM RELEASE VEHICLES
102CONTROL PRODUCTION TEST 2
205BOWNERS MANUAL AND SERVICE RECORD - ENGLISH
219PROXIMITY-CONTROLLED CRUISE CONTROL
220PARKTRONIC SYSTEM (PTS)
221BSIGN COOLANT/REFUELING - ENGLISH
223REAR BACK REST ADJUSTMENT AND HEAD RESTRAINTS, ELE
236BWITHOUT CUSTOMER SERVICE - STATION INDEX
247SEAT ADJUSTMENT ELEC. ALSO OPERABLE FROM REAR
249INSIDE AND OUTSIDE MIRROR AUTOMATIC DIMMING
275MEMORY PACKAGE (DRIVER SEAT, STRG. COL., MIRROR)
284SELECTOR LEVER, WOOD
289WOOD/LEATHER STEERING-WHEEL
354ANTENNA FOR TELEPHONE D/E-NET
359UTANZANITE BLUE METALLIC FINISH
390LINGUATRONIC-ENGLICH(BRITISH)
401DELUXE FRONT SEATS WITH VENTILATION AND HEATING CO
402COMFORT REAR SEATS WITH VENTILATION AND SEAT HEATE
404MULTI-CONTOUR SEAT, FRONT LEFT
405MULTI-CONTOUR SEAT, FRONT RIGHT
414ELECTRIC TILT/SLIDE SUNROOF IN GLASS VERSION
461INSTRUMENT WITH MILES IND. AND ENGLISH LEGEND
487ABC SUSPENSION (ACTIVE BODY CONTROL)
527COMAND DVD APS WITH NAVIGATION
537LGREAT BRITAIN
540ROLLER BLIND, ELECTRIC, FOR REAR WINDOW
551ANTI-THEFT/ANTI-BREAK-IN WARNING SYSTEM
570AEXCLUSIVE LEATHER TRIM
578ALEATHER EXCLUSIVE ALPACA GRAY
596HEAT INSULATING+IR REFLECTG.SAFETY GLASS ALL-ROUND
5XXLEUROPE
600HEADLAMPS - CLEANING EQUIPMENT
618BI-XENON HEADLAMPS FOR LEFT-HAND TRAFFIC
668PACKAGING FOR SHIPPING VEHICLES W/ TIE-DOWN HOOKS
673HIGH-CAPACITY BATTERY
731WOOD TRIM BURRED WALNUT ROOT
803AEJ 02/1/2/X
803 *1220____ 19961211 AEJ 02/1/2/X
803 *2722.6__ 20010316 YOM 22/1
810SOUND SYSTEM
819CD CHANGER
854TELEPHONE "CELL PHONE", NOKIA 6210/6310I
860TV-TUNER ANALOG
875HEATED SCREEN WASH SYSTEM
882INTERIOR SAFEGUARD
883POWER CLOSING SYSTEM
889KEYLESS - GO
984COC DOC., DELETION OF VEHICLE REGISTRATION DOC.
989IDENTIFICATION LABEL UNDER WINDSHIELD
F220SERIES PRODUCTION 220
FVSEDAN ELONGATED
GAAUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION
HAREAR AXLE
M275V12-GASOLINE ENGINE M275 BI-TURBO
M55CAPACITY 5,5 LITRE
N38CONTROL CODE SINDELFINGEN PLANT
N40CONTROL CODE SINDELFINGEN PLANT
RRIGHT-HAND STEERING
VLFRONT AXLE HALF, LEFT
VRFRONT AXLE HALF, RIGHT




Current MOT until January 2022.


This is a highly specced car:

Quad zone climate control

Air Con

Gearbox Comfort/Sport

Air Suspension with raising button

Two stage adjustable suspension settings

Front and rear parking sensors

Electric windows front and rear

Electric tilt and slide sunroof

Electric and heated wing mirrors

Auto anti glare/dipping wing and interior mirrors

Heated and cooled front and rear seats

Electric front seats inc lumbar and bolsters

Electric rear seats

Auto Headlights

Auto Wipers

Electric rear blind

Headlight washers

Ambient lighting

Comand Harman Kardon

CD
6 CD Multichanger
DVD
TV
Map
Sat Nav
Phone

Wired for mobile phone (Viseeo MB3000 included)

Heated/Cooled storage box

Central locking

Cruise control and speed limiter function

Sat Nav DVD


This is a hugely comfortable car that, having the V12 BiTurbo, has the capability of extremely high performance. It can be devastatingly fast yet can trickle along at 30mph (1100/1200rpm) silently and with no drama. It's ride and roadholding are exemplary.There were not many of these cars ever produced, and not that many are left, particularly of low mileage and excellent condition like this one.


Whoever buys this will get an excellent car that is a pleasure to drive, is the finest limousine south of a Rolls Royce, yet is also one of the very quickest cars on the road, all for the price of a Fiesta.

Difficult car to value, with their scarcity. Looking at what's out there, taking the FSH, very low mileage and excellent condition I suggest that £11,000 is probably/possibly right. I shall put it on eBay, Gumtree and Auto Trader at that later, but I want to offer it to fellow Forum members first at £9999. Would be nice to keep it in the 'forum family' and know it will continue to be cared for.


Any inspection welcome. Only I drive on any road test unless you produce fully comp insurance dedicated to this vehicle.
Car released on sale only after I receive full cleared payment into my bank account.

Payment by BACS, cheque, bankers transfer or cash.

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Just passed it's MOT - no advisories.
I've fitted a new main battery, as the old one was looking a little tired.
Suspension raise button not working! Suspect related to fitting of new front suspension valve unit a few weeks ago. Going back in to Nick Webster's Merc Independent Specialists to sort it out next week.
 
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Well, took a while but it's good news.
The suspension problem was related to the new valve unit that was recently replaced, so the S600 was shipped off to Mercedes Macclesfield who dealt with it under new part warranty.
So, s'all good and this time didn't cost me anything!
Time to put her back onto the market. Anyone feeling the urge for V12 power and refinement?
Any questions feel free to PM me.
 
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travel restrictions should be easing soon. It may be possible for someone to come and see the S600 (and experience to power and silky smoothness of the V12!), or I could meet any interested party halfway if that helps.
 
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Nobody on the Forum fancy owning this car with it's mighty V12 engine, and smooth, quiet progress? I confess I'm surprised. It's a unique experience. Particularly the engine!
 
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Any and all offers considered......
 
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In at Nick Webster's for it's periodic health chec kmorrow.
 
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Nick Websters said there was an intermittent fault with the air change over valve (whatever that is!). They fitted a new one so all good.
Added 1/2 litre gearbox oil to top up.
That was all. Didn't break the bank and she's in good health again: that's how I like my cars.
 
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