PUBLISHED : Saturday, 23 December, 2006, 12:00am
UPDATED : Saturday, 23 December, 2006, 12:00am

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: [852] 2764 6919).

In Macau: S350L HK$1.088 million; S500L HK$1.271 million, and S600L HK$1.899 million at Zung Fu (tel: [853] 2883 1283)