In July 1998, the new W220 was introduced. It was a completely restyled S-Class; the very pinnacle of luxury from Mercedes-Benz and sported a body that was slightly smaller and lighter than its predecessor. It bought a renewed focus on elegance and style in a more rounded shape compared to the preceding W140. Despite being smaller, the W220 S-Class offered more interior space than the W140. As expected, innovations included Airmatic air suspension and Active Ventilated Seats (which used miniature fans in the seats to move air through perforations). A navigation system with centre console-mounted screen display was introduced along with the COMAND input control system. Other options included keyless entry and ignition, a radar-controlled Distronic cruise control system and a cylinder shut-off system called Active Cylinder Control. The S55 AMG Kompressor was outfitted with a supercharged 5.4 litre, 493bhp, V8 engine and provides ‘ample’ power.
This extremely well equipped 2004 AMG S55 has had just two owners from new and has covered a mere 38,000 since first registration. The full specification is available upon request, but needless to say this AMG has not only every option you could want, but also the sheer power and comfort to cross the continent with ease.