2000 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Trims and Specs

Original MSRP: $70,345
51 national listings
Air Conditioning Front air conditioning: automatic climate control · Dual front air conditioning zones
Airbags Dual front airbags · Side airbags: rear, front · Side curtain airbags: front, rear
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 Center Console · 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 · Trip computer
Lights Exterior entry lights · Front fog lights
Mirrors Exterior mirrors: power, auto-dimming, heated
Passenger Seat 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
Telematics Navigation system
Tires and Rims 16 Inch Wheels · Tire type · Wheels: alloy
Windows Front wipers: rain sensing, intermittent · Power windows · Rear defogger · Tinted
Price $70,345 MSRP
Body Style Sedan
Engine 4.3L 275 hp V8
Seating 5
Fuel Economy
15MPG city
22MPG highway
Drivetrain RWD

Price

MSRP$70,345
Invoice$64,821

Transmission

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

Safety

Driver AirbagOptional
Passenger AirbagOptional
Front Side AirbagsOptional
Rear Side AirbagsOptional
Curtain AirbagsOptional
ABS BrakesOptional

Amenities

Sunroof/MoonroofOptional
Air ConditioningOptional
Leather SeatsOptional
Power SeatsDriver: Optional
Passenger: Optional
Power WindowsOptional
Power Door LocksOptional
Navigation System--

Engine

4.3L 275 hp V8
Power 275 hp @ 5,750 RPM
Torque 295 lb-ft @ 3,000 RPM

Dimensions

Maximum Seating5 seats
Fuel Tank Volume23 gal
Front Legroom41.3 in
Back Legroom40.3 in
Wheelbase121.5 in
Length203.1 in
Width73.1 in
Height56.9 in

Cargo and Towing

Cargo Volume15.4 cu ft
The 2000 Mercedes-Benz S430 was part of a completely overhauled S-class lineup that was launched in the spring of 1999 as an early 2000 model. Gone was the boxy styling of previous vers... Read More
The 2000 Mercedes-Benz S430 was part of a completely overhauled S-class lineup that was launched in the spring of 1999 as an early 2000 model. Gone was the boxy styling of previous versions of Mercedes-Benz's flagship vehicle and in its place came a car with sleek curves.
As the entry level car to the S-class, the S430 had a respectable, 4.3 liter, 275 horsepower engine (the car took its name from that 4.3 liter engine). The S430 had a traditional, coupe-like appearance and oval-headlight face.
The car was 500 pounds lighter than its predecessor making it "leaner and sleeker." It was also three inches shorter than previous models.
Original MSRP: $78,495
61 national listings
Adds to S 430:
No additional major features.
Air Conditioning Front air conditioning: automatic climate control · Dual front air conditioning zones
Airbags Dual front airbags · Side airbags: rear, front · Side curtain airbags: front, rear
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 Center Console · 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 · Trip computer
Lights Exterior entry lights · Front fog lights · Headlight cleaners · Headlights: HID
Mirrors Exterior mirrors: power, auto-dimming, heated
Passenger Seat 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 Air Suspension · Leveling: self leveling suspension
Telematics Navigation system
Tires and Rims 16 Inch Wheels · Tire type · Wheels: alloy
Windows Front wipers: rain sensing, intermittent · Power windows · Rear defogger · Tinted
Price $78,495 MSRP
Body Style Sedan
Engine 5.0L 302 hp V8
Seating 5
Fuel Economy
15MPG city
21MPG highway
Drivetrain RWD

Price

MSRP$78,495
Invoice$72,401

Transmission

Drivetrain RWD
5-Speed Automatic
Fuel Economy
15MPG city
21MPG highway

Safety

Driver AirbagOptional
Passenger AirbagOptional
Front Side AirbagsOptional
Rear Side AirbagsOptional
Curtain AirbagsOptional
ABS BrakesOptional

Amenities

Sunroof/MoonroofOptional
Air ConditioningOptional
Leather SeatsOptional
Power SeatsDriver: Optional
Passenger: Optional
Power WindowsOptional
Power Door LocksOptional
Navigation System--

Engine

5.0L 302 hp V8
Power 302 hp @ 5,600 RPM
Torque 339 lb-ft @ 2,750 RPM

Dimensions

Maximum Seating5 seats
Fuel Tank Volume23 gal
Front Legroom41.3 in
Back Legroom40.3 in
Wheelbase121.5 in
Length203.1 in
Width73.1 in
Height56.9 in

Cargo and Towing

Cargo Volume15.4 cu ft
While the S-class had always been the target of other luxury automobile manufacturers, the car was feeling old by 1999. It was "too slab sided," not at all sporty and a "little over the... Read More
While the S-class had always been the target of other luxury automobile manufacturers, the car was feeling old by 1999. It was "too slab sided," not at all sporty and a "little over the top."
Mercedes changed all that in the spring of 1999 when it launched a revamped S-class as an early 2000 model. The company's flagship lineup - featuring the completely overhauled S500 - had been redesigned with sleek curves and a car that was a striking and well-received departure from its predecessor.
The S500 remained the mid-level car for the S-series with its 5 liter, 302 horsepower V8 engine. It offered more luxury and more performance than the S430 but didn't seem to overkill the way its more expensive brother, the S600, did.