1998 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Trims and Specs

S 320 SWB
Original MSRP: $64,595
5 national listings
Air Conditioning Front air conditioning: automatic climate control · Dual front air conditioning zones
Airbags Dual front airbags · Front side airbags
Audio System Antenna Type: power · Cassette · Bose premium brand · AM/FM radio
Brakes ABS: 4-wheel · Power
Comfort Features Shift knob trim: leather · Steering wheel trim: leather
Convenience Features Cruise control · Dimming rearview mirror: auto-dimming · Memorized settings: driver seat · Multi-function remote: trunk release, keyless entry · Power steering · Steering wheel: power tilt and telescopic · Universal garage door opener
Driver Seat Power adjustments
Drivetrain Limited slip differential: rear
Instrumentation Tachometer
Lights Exterior entry lights · Front fog lights
Mirrors Exterior mirrors: power, heated
Passenger Seat Power adjustments
Roof Moonroof: power
Seats Front seat type: bucket · Upholstery: leather
Security Anti-theft alarm system · Power door locks
Stability and Traction Traction control
Tires and Rims 16 Inch Wheels · Tire type · Wheels: alloy
Windows Front wipers: rain sensing, intermittent · Power windows · Rear defogger · Tinted
Price $64,595 MSRP
Body Style Sedan
Engine 3.2L 228 hp I6
Seating 5
Fuel Economy
15MPG city
22MPG highway
Drivetrain RWD

Price

MSRP$64,595
Invoice$55,680

Transmission

Drivetrain RWD
5-Speed Automatic
Fuel Economy
15MPG city
22MPG highway

Safety

Driver AirbagStandard
Passenger AirbagStandard
Front Side AirbagsStandard
Rear Side Airbags--
Curtain Airbags--
ABS BrakesStandard

Amenities

Sunroof/MoonroofStandard
Air ConditioningStandard
Leather SeatsStandard
Power SeatsDriver: Standard
Passenger: Standard
Power WindowsStandard
Power Door LocksStandard
Navigation System--
StereoRadio, Cassette Player

Engine

3.2L 228 hp I6
Power 228 hp @ 5,600 RPM
Torque 232 lb-ft @ 3,750 RPM

Dimensions

Maximum Seating5 seats
Fuel Tank Volume26 gal
Front Legroom41.3 in
Back Legroom36.1 in
Wheelbase119.7 in
Length201.3 in
Width74.3 in
Height58.5 in

Cargo and Towing

Cargo Volume15.6 cu ft
S 320 LWB
Original MSRP: $67,895
3 national listings
Adds to S 320 SWB:
No additional major features.
Air Conditioning Front air conditioning: automatic climate control · Dual front air conditioning zones
Airbags Dual front airbags · Front side airbags
Audio System Antenna Type: power · Cassette · Bose premium brand · AM/FM radio
Brakes ABS: 4-wheel · Power
Comfort Features Shift knob trim: leather · Steering wheel trim: leather
Convenience Features Cruise control · Dimming rearview mirror: auto-dimming · Memorized settings: driver seat · Multi-function remote: trunk release, keyless entry · Power steering · Steering wheel: power tilt and telescopic · Universal garage door opener
Driver Seat Power adjustments
Drivetrain Limited slip differential: rear
Instrumentation Tachometer
Lights Exterior entry lights · Front fog lights · Headlight cleaners
Mirrors Exterior mirrors: power, heated
Passenger Seat Power adjustments
Roof Moonroof: power
Seats Front seat type: bucket · Upholstery: leather
Security Anti-theft alarm system · Power door locks
Stability and Traction Traction control
Tires and Rims 16 Inch Wheels · Tire type · Wheels: alloy
Windows Front wipers: rain sensing, intermittent · Power windows · Rear defogger · Tinted
Price $67,895 MSRP
Body Style Sedan
Engine 3.2L 228 hp I6
Seating 5
Fuel Economy
15MPG city
22MPG highway
Drivetrain RWD

Price

MSRP$67,895
Invoice$58,550

Transmission

Drivetrain RWD
5-Speed Automatic
Fuel Economy
15MPG city
22MPG highway

Safety

Driver AirbagStandard
Passenger AirbagStandard
Front Side AirbagsStandard
Rear Side Airbags--
Curtain Airbags--
ABS BrakesStandard

Amenities

Sunroof/MoonroofStandard
Air ConditioningStandard
Leather SeatsStandard
Power SeatsDriver: Standard
Passenger: Standard
Power WindowsStandard
Power Door LocksStandard
Navigation System--
StereoRadio, Cassette Player

Engine

3.2L 228 hp I6
Power 228 hp @ 5,600 RPM
Torque 232 lb-ft @ 3,750 RPM

Dimensions

Maximum Seating5 seats
Fuel Tank Volume26 gal
Front Legroom41.3 in
Back Legroom39.6 in
Wheelbase123.6 in
Length205.2 in
Width74.3 in
Height58.5 in

Cargo and Towing

Cargo Volume15.6 cu ft
Original MSRP: $74,495
7 national listings
Adds to S 320 SWB:
No additional major features.
Air Conditioning Front air conditioning: automatic climate control · Dual front air conditioning zones
Airbags Dual front airbags · Front side airbags
Audio System Antenna Type: power · Cassette · Bose premium brand · AM/FM radio
Brakes ABS: 4-wheel · Power
Comfort Features Shift knob trim: leather · Steering wheel trim: leather
Convenience Features Cruise control · Dimming rearview mirror: auto-dimming · Memorized settings: driver seat · Multi-function remote: trunk release, keyless entry · Power steering · Steering wheel: power tilt and telescopic · Universal garage door opener
Driver Seat Power adjustments
Drivetrain Limited slip differential: rear
Instrumentation Tachometer
Lights Exterior entry lights · Front fog lights · Headlight cleaners
Mirrors Exterior mirrors: power, heated
Passenger Seat Power adjustments
Roof Moonroof: power
Seats Front seat type: bucket · Upholstery: leather
Security Anti-theft alarm system · Power door locks
Stability and Traction Traction control
Tires and Rims 16 Inch Wheels · Tire type · Wheels: alloy
Windows Front wipers: rain sensing, intermittent · Power windows · Rear defogger · Tinted
Price $74,495 MSRP
Body Style Sedan
Engine 4.2L 275 hp V8
Seating 5
Fuel Economy
14MPG city
20MPG highway
Drivetrain RWD

Price

MSRP$74,495
Invoice$64,290

Transmission

Drivetrain RWD
5-Speed Automatic
Fuel Economy
14MPG city
20MPG highway

Safety

Driver AirbagStandard
Passenger AirbagStandard
Front Side AirbagsStandard
Rear Side Airbags--
Curtain Airbags--
ABS BrakesStandard

Amenities

Sunroof/MoonroofStandard
Air ConditioningStandard
Leather SeatsStandard
Power SeatsDriver: Standard
Passenger: Standard
Power WindowsStandard
Power Door LocksStandard
Navigation System--
StereoRadio, Cassette Player

Engine

4.2L 275 hp V8
Power 275 hp @ 5,700 RPM
Torque 295 lb-ft @ 3,900 RPM

Dimensions

Maximum Seating5 seats
Fuel Tank Volume26 gal
Front Legroom41.3 in
Back Legroom39.6 in
Wheelbase123.6 in
Length205.2 in
Width74.3 in
Height58.5 in

Cargo and Towing

Cargo Volume15.6 cu ft
By the 1998 model year Mercedes-Benz had plans for a major update to is S-Class in 2000, so there were relatively few changes to the 1998 S420. The car continued to be powered by a 4.2 ... Read More
By the 1998 model year Mercedes-Benz had plans for a major update to is S-Class in 2000, so there were relatively few changes to the 1998 S420. The car continued to be powered by a 4.2 liter V8 engine that produced 275 horsepower and continued to ride on a 123.6 inch wheelbase.
Standard in 1998 was the "Brake Assist" system, which automatically applied full braking force in panic stops, responding to rapid brake-pedal movement, as was the "BabySmart."
User reviews seemed to focus in on maintenance problems, with one cautioning it should only be purchased with an extended warranty and another saying she and her husband had dumped $6,000 in repairs into the vehicle.
Original MSRP: $88,095
4 national listings
Adds to S 320 SWB:
No additional major features.
Air Conditioning Front air conditioning: automatic climate control · Dual front air conditioning zones
Airbags Dual front airbags · Front side airbags
Audio System Antenna Type: power · Cassette · Bose premium brand · AM/FM radio
Brakes ABS: 4-wheel · Power
Comfort Features Shift knob trim: leather · Steering wheel trim: leather
Convenience Features Cruise control · Dimming rearview mirror: auto-dimming · Memorized settings: driver seat · Multi-function remote: trunk release, keyless entry · Power steering · Steering wheel: power tilt and telescopic · Universal garage door opener
Driver Seat Heated · Power adjustments
Drivetrain Limited slip differential: rear
Instrumentation Tachometer
Lights Exterior entry lights · Front fog lights · Headlight cleaners · Headlights: HID
Mirrors Exterior mirrors: power, heated
Passenger Seat Heated · Power adjustments
Rear Seats Heated
Roof Moonroof: power
Seats Front seat type: bucket · Upholstery: leather
Security Anti-theft alarm system · Power door locks
Stability and Traction Traction control
Suspension Leveling: self leveling suspension
Tires and Rims 16 Inch Wheels · Tire type · Wheels: alloy
Windows Front wipers: rain sensing, intermittent · Power windows · Rear defogger · Tinted
Price $88,095 MSRP
Body Style Sedan
Engine 5.0L 315 hp V8
Seating 5
Fuel Economy
13MPG city
20MPG highway
Drivetrain RWD

Price

MSRP$88,095
Invoice$76,120

Transmission

Drivetrain RWD
5-Speed Automatic
Fuel Economy
13MPG city
20MPG highway

Safety

Driver AirbagStandard
Passenger AirbagStandard
Front Side AirbagsStandard
Rear Side Airbags--
Curtain Airbags--
ABS BrakesStandard

Amenities

Sunroof/MoonroofStandard
Air ConditioningStandard
Leather SeatsStandard
Power SeatsDriver: Standard
Passenger: Standard
Power WindowsStandard
Power Door LocksStandard
Navigation System--
StereoRadio, Cassette Player

Engine

5.0L 315 hp V8
Power 315 hp @ 5,600 RPM
Torque 347 lb-ft @ 3,900 RPM

Dimensions

Maximum Seating5 seats
Fuel Tank Volume26 gal
Front Legroom41.3 in
Back Legroom39.6 in
Wheelbase123.6 in
Length205.2 in
Width74.3 in
Height58.5 in

Cargo and Towing

Cargo Volume15.6 cu ft
In 1998 Mercedes-Benz re-badged the S500 coupes as CL500 to eliminate confusion with the benchmark sedan of the company's premier vehicle line-up. Otherwise, there were few changes from... Read More
In 1998 Mercedes-Benz re-badged the S500 coupes as CL500 to eliminate confusion with the benchmark sedan of the company's premier vehicle line-up. Otherwise, there were few changes from the previous model year for the ever-popular S500.
A 5.0 liter V8 engine powered the S500 to an astonishing 315 horsepower. Safety features included ABS, front and side airbags, Brake Assist, BabySmart child seat detection and ASR traction control.
"It feels like your driving a ship because its so smooth on the road," wrote one owner. Others loved the cars handling and acceleration, and praise for its comfort and passenger space was near unanimous.
Original MSRP: $132,845
2 national listings
Adds to S 320 SWB:
No additional major features.
Air Conditioning Front air conditioning: automatic climate control · Dual front air conditioning zones · Rear air conditioning automatic climate control, · Dual rear air conditioning zones
Airbags Dual front airbags · Front side airbags
Audio System Antenna Type: power · 6-disk CD changer · Cassette · Bose premium brand · AM/FM radio · Remote CD changer location: in cargo area
Brakes ABS: 4-wheel · Power
Comfort Features Shift knob trim: wood, leather · Steering wheel trim: leather
Convenience Features Cruise control · Dimming rearview mirror: auto-dimming · Memorized settings: driver seat · Multi-function remote: trunk release, keyless entry · Power steering · Steering wheel: power tilt and telescopic · Sunshade: power rear window · Universal garage door opener
Driver Seat Heated · Power adjustments
Drivetrain Limited slip differential: rear
Instrumentation Tachometer
Lights Exterior entry lights · Front fog lights · Headlight cleaners · Headlights: HID
Mirrors Exterior mirrors: power, heated
Passenger Seat Heated · Power adjustments
Rear Seats Heated · Power adjustments
Roof Moonroof: power
Seats Front seat type: bucket · Upholstery: leather
Security Anti-theft alarm system · Power door locks
Stability and Traction Stability control · Traction control
Suspension Leveling: self leveling suspension · Suspension control: electronic
Telematics Phone: cellular phone
Tires and Rims 16 Inch Wheels · Tire type · Wheels: alloy
Windows Front wipers: rain sensing, intermittent · Power windows · Rear defogger · Tinted
Price $132,845 MSRP
Body Style Sedan
Engine 6.0L 389 hp V12
Seating 5
Fuel Economy
11MPG city
17MPG highway
Drivetrain RWD

Price

MSRP$132,845
Invoice$115,060

Transmission

Drivetrain RWD
5-Speed Automatic
Fuel Economy
11MPG city
17MPG highway

Safety

Driver AirbagStandard
Passenger AirbagStandard
Front Side AirbagsStandard
Rear Side Airbags--
Curtain Airbags--
ABS BrakesStandard

Amenities

Sunroof/MoonroofStandard
Air ConditioningStandard
Leather SeatsStandard
Power SeatsDriver: Standard
Passenger: Standard
Power WindowsStandard
Power Door LocksStandard
Navigation System--
StereoRadio, Cassette Player, CD Player, CD Changer

Engine

6.0L 389 hp V12
Power 389 hp @ 5,200 RPM
Torque 420 lb-ft @ 3,800 RPM

Dimensions

Maximum Seating5 seats
Fuel Tank Volume26 gal
Front Legroom41.3 in
Back Legroom39.6 in
Wheelbase123.6 in
Length205.2 in
Width74.3 in
Height58.3 in

Cargo and Towing

Cargo Volume15.6 cu ft
In 1998 Mercedes re-branded coupe versions of its famous S600 as CL600, eliminating confusion among buyers and enthusiasts. Outside of that, there were few changes to the S600 in the 19... Read More
In 1998 Mercedes re-branded coupe versions of its famous S600 as CL600, eliminating confusion among buyers and enthusiasts. Outside of that, there were few changes to the S600 in the 1998 with a major overhaul of the vehicle planned for the 2000 model year.
The S600 remained the premier car in Mercedes' premier lineup. BrakeAssist and BabySmart were added as standard safety features, and the vehicle retained its 6.0-liter V12 engine, 389 horsepower, 420 foot-pounds of torque engine.
There were minor complaints about the cars gas mileage, but on the whole drivers had positive feedback for the 1998 S600. "This is the finest car I have ever driven," claimed one owner.