One of the most popular luxury model in the Mercedes-Benz series, the development cost to build this car was almost a billion dollars which was an astronomical sum twenty years back. The timing of the car was also wrong as BMW had just launched their new 7-series and the two Japanese brands Infinity (Nissan) and Lexus (Toyota) also introduced more powerful and luxurious vehicles all of which jolted Mercedes.
Developing from scratch, this new series of Mercedes Benz S500 – W140 took almost two years to develop and lead to increase in production costs.
|- Licensed product|
|- Premium collectible|
|- Material: ZAMAC (zinc alloy), Rubber and Plastic|
|- Non-opening bonnet, boot and doors|
|Box Dimension (in inches)||13.5 x 6.5 x 5.5|