AT A GLANCE: MERCEDES-BENZ S500L
What drives it? A 5,461cc V8 engine with
a 7-G-Tronic automatic gearbox, airmatic suspension on 17-inch wheels.
How fast is it? The 288 brake-horsepowered V8 sprints to 100km/h in 5.4 seconds and tops at 250km/h.
How safe is it? The Pre-safe anticipatory safety system; brake assist; electronic stability programme including anti-lock braking and acceleration skid control. Five three-point seat belts, front belts with automatic comfort-fit features. Anti-theft warning system; automatic locking and emergency door release in a crash. Crash sensors are in the doors for optimum deployment of the airbags.
How thirsty is it? 11.7 litres/100km on
a 90-litre tank.
Fug factor: Spews 281g/km of CO2, the fug equivalent of 2.2 Smart ForTwos. That's 21g/km more than the Lexus LS 460L, but
less than the Maserati Quattroporte's 370g/km
In Hong Kong: S350 From HK$1.25 million; S350L HK$1.28 million; S500 HK$1.468 million; S500L HK$1.58 million (2007 price); S600 HK$2.338 million; S65 AMG HK$3.338 million at Zung Fu (tel:  2764 6919).
In Macau: S350L HK$1.088 million; S500L HK$1.271 million, and S600L HK$1.899 million at Zung Fu (tel:  2883 1283)