2001 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Trims and Specs

Original MSRP: $71,445
50 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 Cassette · 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: passenger seat, driver seat · Multi-function remote: trunk release, keyless entry · Power steering · Steering wheel: power tilt and telescopic · Steering wheel mounted controls: audio · Sunshade: power rear window · Universal garage door opener
Driver Seat Power adjustments
Instrumentation Clock · Tachometer · Trip computer
Lights Daytime running lights · Exterior entry lights · Front fog lights · Headlights: Auto on/off
Mirrors Exterior mirrors: power, power folding, auto-dimming, heated
Passenger Seat Power adjustments
Rear Seats Type: bench
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 · Telematics system
Tires and Rims 16 Inch Wheels · Tire type · Wheels: alloy
Windows Front wipers: rain sensing, intermittent · Power windows · Rear defogger
Price $71,445 MSRP
Body Style Sedan
Engine 4.3L 275 hp V8
Seating 5
Fuel Economy
16MPG city
23MPG highway
Drivetrain RWD

Price

MSRP$71,445
Invoice$65,844

Transmission

Drivetrain RWD
5-Speed Automatic
Fuel Economy
16MPG city
23MPG 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
Maximum Payload1,115 lbs
When compared with its more expensive S-class brother, the S500, the 2001 Mercedes Benz S430 was rated as a "best buy," an option that saved the proud owner thousands of dollars without... Read More
When compared with its more expensive S-class brother, the S500, the 2001 Mercedes Benz S430 was rated as a "best buy," an option that saved the proud owner thousands of dollars without sacrificing much in the way of performance or luxury.
The S430 only loses 27 points in horsepower to the S500, pumping out 275 horses from a 4.3 liter, V8 engine. The wide, 295 lb-ft torque band delivers "seat of your pants" acceleration, making the difference negligible.
In road tests the S430 made 60 from zero in 7.2 seconds - hardly numbers worth scoffing at for the budget-minded, entry-level S-class buyer.
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 Cassette · 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: passenger seat, driver seat · Multi-function remote: trunk release, keyless entry · Power steering · Steering wheel: power tilt and telescopic · Steering wheel mounted controls: audio · Sunshade: power rear window · Universal garage door opener
Driver Seat Heated · Power adjustments
Instrumentation Clock · Tachometer · Trip computer
Lights Daytime running lights · Exterior entry lights · Front fog lights · Headlight cleaners · Headlights: HID, Auto on/off
Mirrors Exterior mirrors: power, power folding, auto-dimming, heated
Passenger Seat Heated · Power adjustments
Rear Seats Type: bench
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 · Telematics system
Tires and Rims 16 Inch Wheels · Tire type · Wheels: alloy
Windows Front wipers: rain sensing, intermittent · Power windows · Rear defogger
Price $79,595 MSRP
Body Style Sedan
Engine 5.0L 302 hp V8
Seating 5
Fuel Economy
14MPG city
21MPG highway
Drivetrain RWD

Price

MSRP$79,595
Invoice$73,424

Transmission

Drivetrain RWD
5-Speed Automatic
Fuel Economy
14MPG 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 @ 5,500 RPM
Torque 339 lb-ft @ 2,700 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
Maximum Payload1,115 lbs
Following a major overhaul of the S-class in 2000, Mercedes-Benz seemed to have worked out some first-year kinks when it rolled out the 2001 S500. It was also the first year the S500 wa... Read More
Following a major overhaul of the S-class in 2000, Mercedes-Benz seemed to have worked out some first-year kinks when it rolled out the 2001 S500. It was also the first year the S500 was available with an AMG-designed sport package, crossing the classic S500 with its souped-up, AMG cousin.
The sport package upped the wheels to 18-inchers and improved handling, but even on its own the S500 held its own. The vehicle has a 5.0 liter, 302 horsepower V8 engine and is big and long, letting drivers feel the car hug the road.
Inside, controls weren't intuitive enough to keep some drivers happy, particularly for the climate control and navigation systems. But the Distronic adaptive control system - able to sense cars and adjust speed automatically - earned high marks from owners.
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 6-disk CD changer · Cassette · Premium Brand: Bose · AM/FM radio · Remote CD changer location: in cargo area
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: passenger seat, driver seat · Multi-function remote: trunk release, keyless entry · Power steering · Steering wheel: power tilt and telescopic · Steering wheel mounted controls: audio · Sunshade: power rear window · Universal garage door opener
Driver Seat Heated · Power adjustments · Ventilated
Instrumentation Clock · Tachometer · Trip computer
Lights Daytime running lights · Exterior entry lights · Front fog lights · Headlight cleaners · Headlights: HID, Auto on/off
Mirrors Exterior mirrors: power, auto-dimming, heated
Passenger Seat Heated · Power adjustments · Ventilated
Rear Seats Heated · Type: bench
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 · Telematics system
Tires and Rims 18 Inch Wheels · Tire type · Wheels: alloy
Windows Front wipers: rain sensing, intermittent · Power windows · Rear defogger
Price $98,645 MSRP
Body Style Sedan
Engine 5.4L 354 hp V8
Seating 5
Fuel Economy
14MPG city
20MPG highway
Drivetrain RWD

Price

MSRP$98,645
Invoice$91,140

Transmission

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

5.4L 354 hp V8
Power 354 hp @ 5,500 RPM
Torque 391 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
Maximum Payload1,238 lbs
Built as a high performance version of Mercedes-Benz's S-class, the 2001 S55 AMG's highlight was its engine. The car featured a 349 horsepower 5.5 liter AMG engine, dual exhaust, AMG sc... Read More
Built as a high performance version of Mercedes-Benz's S-class, the 2001 S55 AMG's highlight was its engine. The car featured a 349 horsepower 5.5 liter AMG engine, dual exhaust, AMG sculpted bodywork, and the S5 Sport Package.
New standard features for the 2001 S55 AMG included Active Body Control, a power rear window sunshade and InfoServices customized Information System. The company also introduced new optional features including voice control for the integrated Motorola Digital Timeport telephone, a tire pressure monitoring system, and an electronic trunk closer.
Built by Mercedes-Benz's high-performance AMG unit, the S55 AMG is modeled on the S550 platform but offers more speed and performance. Essentially, it's a street ready race car built in limited numbers for the Mercedes enthusiast.
Original MSRP: $114,645
14 national listings
Adds to S 430:
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 · Side airbags: rear, front · Side curtain airbags: front, rear
Audio System 6-disk CD changer · Cassette · Premium Brand: Bose · 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, wood
Convenience Features Center Console · Cruise control · Dimming rearview mirror: auto-dimming · Memorized settings: passenger seat, driver seat · Multi-function remote: trunk release, keyless entry · Power steering · Steering wheel: power tilt and telescopic · Steering wheel mounted controls: audio · Sunshade: power rear window · Universal garage door opener
Driver Seat Heated · Power adjustments · Ventilated
Instrumentation Clock · Tachometer · Trip computer
Lights Daytime running lights · Exterior entry lights · Front fog lights · Headlight cleaners · Headlights: HID, Auto on/off
Mirrors Exterior mirrors: power, power folding, auto-dimming, heated
Passenger Seat Heated · Power adjustments · Ventilated
Rear Seats Heated · Power adjustments · Type: bench
Roof Moonroof: power
Safety Parking sensors: rear, front
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 · Phone: cellular phone · Telematics system
Tires and Rims 17 Inch Wheels · Tire type · Wheels: alloy
Windows Front wipers: rain sensing, intermittent · Power windows · Rear defogger
Price $114,645 MSRP
Body Style Sedan
Engine 5.8L 362 hp V12
Seating 5
Fuel Economy
14MPG city
21MPG highway
Drivetrain RWD

Price

MSRP$114,645
Invoice$106,020

Transmission

Drivetrain RWD
5-Speed Automatic
Fuel Economy
14MPG 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

5.8L 362 hp V12
Power 362 hp @ 5,500 RPM
Torque 391 lb-ft @ 4,100 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
Maximum Payload760 lbs
Within days of its release, more than one automotive journalist had billed the 2001 Mercedes-Benz S600 as "the best sedan in the world." The car featured a new Mercedes engine, a 362 ho... Read More
Within days of its release, more than one automotive journalist had billed the 2001 Mercedes-Benz S600 as "the best sedan in the world." The car featured a new Mercedes engine, a 362 horsepower V12 that offered "effortless thrust with an uncanny ability for overall refinement."
The engine not only offered better performance but improved the gas guzzling S600's fuel economy by 20 percent. The engine also improved torque.
Other standard features included ABD active suspension, high polish 17-inch alloy wheels, dual exhaust, and a trunk mounted CD changer. An optional sport package gave the car a slightly more aggressive look.