Here's Why the Mercedes S500 W140 Is the Best S-Class Ever

18 Αύγ 2020
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The "W140" Mercedes-Benz S-Class is the best S-Class ever. Today I'm going to show you why the 1990s S-Class is the best one by reviewing this S500, and I'm going to show you the quirks and features of the W140 S-Class -- an impressive car that pioneered a lot of technology. I'm also going to get the W140 S-Class out on the road and see how it drives.
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  • Get rich die trying

    Rene Joseph thierrryRene Joseph thierrryΠριν 10 ώρες
  • I think I would still buy the Ls400 😂

    Lukasz BatLukasz BatΠριν 11 ώρες
  • 05:29 OMFG, who painted that car? Geez! This car was crashed well in the back I think. Anyway, this was a good car, crapped by it`s owner. Please, next time, don`t do this. And that steering whell, covered in that shit! Never mind, next video.

    Alex O.Alex O.Πριν 16 ώρες
  • Apparently the owner painted the car himself

    j draytonj draytonΠριν 17 ώρες
  • If Doug taught me Math I could have probably been an engineer!

    Boss FlexBoss FlexΠριν ημέρα
  • When people try to do vip builds they are using the wrong car. This is what a yakuza boss would drive in.

    Joel Likes CarsJoel Likes CarsΠριν ημέρα
  • That car has had some horrendous paint work done on it.

    Gavin S.Gavin S.Πριν ημέρα
  • Wating for the day he'll finally review a Dacia

    SpitfireJJSpitfireJJΠριν ημέρα
  • Who painted the boot? It looks like it was done with a regular paint brush.

    MrPitatomMrPitatomΠριν 2 ημέρες
  • The ratty moustache enzymatically form because engine conspicuously queue lest a berserk afterthought. kaput, deadpan talk

    tito hotrodtito hotrodΠριν 2 ημέρες
  • @18:00 coke residue still visible also that compartment under the armrest is a Stash box, just call it what it is.

    maxforcemaxforceΠριν 3 ημέρες
  • The snowchain button locks the lsd

    Totally PCTotally PCΠριν 3 ημέρες
  • my parents had two of them. Moonstone grey and black opal.

    Fixed CultureFixed CultureΠριν 4 ημέρες
  • Dang, that thing needs good polish, look at all those swirls in the paint.

    Random Acts of VideoRandom Acts of VideoΠριν 4 ημέρες
  • The paint job is so terrible....the guy, who did, should be punished.

    SRAMEKSRAMEKΠριν 5 ημέρες
  • The first thing that happened to my 400 SEL , the valet driver decided to manually adjust the rear view mirror.... the dude broke it!!!

    Cesar ToledoCesar ToledoΠριν 5 ημέρες
    • What did you end up doing? Did you make him pay for it

      illstplayaillstplayaΠριν ημέρα
  • Who would paint the trunk so sloppy and ugly? The owner should be ashamed doing this to a real beauty.

    djchristian82djchristian82Πριν 5 ημέρες
  • looks like it was painted with a rattle can

    dogotter bakewelldogotter bakewellΠριν 5 ημέρες
  • Is the trunk made of wood? The texture in that paint is absolutely ridiculous LMAO

    schlafanzykschlafanzykΠριν 6 ημέρες
  • The materialistic cod conversantly fasten because carbon histologically preserve into a crowded supply. heavenly heavy hellish, endurable history

    Brian KozlowskiBrian KozlowskiΠριν 6 ημέρες
    • Knelt befittingly atop behemoth conquests reflects grudging fireflies of whistling french nights

      Bio ConjugationBio ConjugationΠριν 3 ημέρες
  • Always loved this model. I remember back n mid 90's my friend picked me up n a black 400se. Dropped me off everybody looking man love this car

    Louie KingLouie KingΠριν 7 ημέρες
  • S600L more superior

    stom1cstom1cΠριν 7 ημέρες
    • a

      Damyan NikolovDamyan NikolovΠριν 7 ημέρες
  • this this wis

    Real ShitReal ShitΠριν 7 ημέρες
    • assaa

      Damyan NikolovDamyan NikolovΠριν 7 ημέρες
  • I don’t care about a “Doug score” I actually forgot they exist until I saw a comment bout one

    Isiac ArtisonIsiac ArtisonΠριν 7 ημέρες
  • I cant focus because of f***d up paint and dirty knee xD

    Robert KochmanskiRobert KochmanskiΠριν 7 ημέρες
    • ok?

      Damyan NikolovDamyan NikolovΠριν 7 ημέρες
  • I wonder how many people broke the rear view mirror by grabbing it out of habit and moving it

    ______Πριν 7 ημέρες
  • Hi Doug, you may have gotten a car that wasn’t well maintained. I happen to own fully refurbished S500 W140. All the mechanical hardware from springs , suspension to engine mounts , brake discs,completely rebuilt steering, overhauled engine with original parts is amazing and the acceleration is amazing. My original paintwork was upgraded with ceramic coating and fully detailed. For tyres, I used the Bridgestone Turana which had excellent comfort and road holdings. My shocks are original Bilsteins including my springs. I was able to replace my headlights and taillights in a set replacement from the same company that made these lights and fitted with modern light bulbs making it a delight to drive at night. My vehicle is a right hand drive in Thailand. With a good Benz mechanic maintaining my car it has a better performance and yes fuel management for highway driving. It’s 95% replaced with original parts and fittings.

    King of the RoadKing of the RoadΠριν 7 ημέρες
  • oh god my dad purchased this car when i was a kid. Ohhhh the amount of times I messed with all these features to annoy my parents (like the headrest flipper thing.. blum blum blum blum.. blum blum blum blummmmm; and auto door shut thing as a party trick to show my school friends; messing with my dad's seat memory settings; making faces at cars behind us with the rear-passenger mirrors - ya this thing had rear passenger mirrors!). This video just zipped me down through nostalgia lane big time.

    dan725dan725Πριν 8 ημέρες
  • The blue cool air button on the center vent console is still the best invention even... why don’t all cars have this? Such an awesome car...

    Rob FrankRob FrankΠριν 8 ημέρες
  • You missed so many WONDERFUL features that are still missing from modern cars: Rear sear vanity mirrors Automatically adjusting seat belts in front and rear Safe stop windows (stops the window uP if your hand if In the way) Rest mode keeps heat/cool running 20 minutes AFTER the car is turned off! Hidden CD changer in the trunk Then the true “whisper quiet” ride I can whisper at 70 mph on freeways and be heard fine. Heat,Ed outside mirrors AND windshield washer hoses! Windshield wipers have a safety “off” mode if wipers get frozen to the windshield ..this car is STILL ahead of most cars besides electronic toys. But for ride and comfort... it’s still “da bomb”! And my 1996 still runs like new at230,000 miles... let’s see a Cadillac or entley do that! W140 - still “the best, car in the world”

    Rob FrankRob FrankΠριν 8 ημέρες
  • помню 90-ые)

    DMBDMBΠριν 8 ημέρες
  • Great review !!! I had a good look at this in at Chatswood Mercedes in Sydney 1995. Top car !!!

    Indranil ChakrabartyIndranil ChakrabartyΠριν 8 ημέρες
  • This paintjob is awful

    АмарАмарΠριν 8 ημέρες
    • ass

      Damyan NikolovDamyan NikolovΠριν 7 ημέρες
  • What car is he standing behind in the cars&bids ad

    MAKREL_ DKMAKREL_ DKΠριν 8 ημέρες
    • Aston martin lagonda tarif

      illstplayaillstplayaΠριν ημέρα
  • It’s second name in Russia is “Kaban” which means boar. It was mainly driven by Russian Mafia bosses or by Oligarchs in ‘90s . This car is a legend .

    From1995From1995Πριν 8 ημέρες
  • Cathedral on wheels

    musa phakulamusa phakulaΠριν 9 ημέρες
    • mmmm

      Damyan NikolovDamyan NikolovΠριν 7 ημέρες
  • the cupholders in the back were meant to hold tumblers with scotch... no ice

    Prian PurchePrian PurcheΠριν 9 ημέρες
    • Old scotch. No crap. If the scotch wasn’t over 21 years old, you shouldn’t be in the back seat!

      Rob FrankRob FrankΠριν 8 ημέρες
  • >there are no cupholders >shows three cupholders

    shaeshamshaeshamΠριν 9 ημέρες

    shaeshamshaeshamΠριν 9 ημέρες
  • My first memory of headlight wipers was on Volvos in the 90s. And yes it was quite exciting.

    shaeshamshaeshamΠριν 9 ημέρες
  • Was that thing painted with a roller ?

    TheHK2127TheHK2127Πριν 9 ημέρες
    • no

      Damyan NikolovDamyan NikolovΠριν 7 ημέρες
  • The power review mirror turned out to be a mistake since the guy that drives your car when you valet park it automatically reached up and moves the mirror as soon as he gets in the car. It’s a reflex action. This promptly breaks the mirror. Owner has no idea how it got broken and takes his new car to his dealer and demands they fix it. Mercedes only offered this option for a year or so. This idea was almost as bad as the “biodegradable wiring harness”.

    Jan ReevesJan ReevesΠριν 9 ημέρες
  • Great video

    john ashtonjohn ashtonΠριν 9 ημέρες
    • ya

      Damyan NikolovDamyan NikolovΠριν 7 ημέρες
  • That paint needs correcting badly... the swirl marks hurt my eyes!

    Kyle SmithKyle SmithΠριν 10 ημέρες
  • Surprised that you missed the rear vanity mirrors, that was a first!!!

    Rob ReinaRob ReinaΠριν 10 ημέρες
  • Tihuana style paintjob too... in a S class! The dude in the paintshop didn´t get the punani ...obviously...

    Daniel FekterDaniel FekterΠριν 10 ημέρες
  • No the best one is the s600 v12

    XantteboyXantteboyΠριν 10 ημέρες
  • Known as slon in Serbia (elephant).

    SlickShift6SlickShift6Πριν 10 ημέρες
  • The car is still a great pearl in the MB crown, but this peace have a very ugly paint. The clip is perfect. We love your channel.

    Boyan StoyanovBoyan StoyanovΠριν 10 ημέρες
    • @Damyan Nikolov whats that

      Boyan StoyanovBoyan StoyanovΠριν 6 ημέρες
    • bbb

      Damyan NikolovDamyan NikolovΠριν 7 ημέρες
  • You didn't have cup holders in cars back then because the air conditioning didn't work 90% of the time. So when you were hot, you'd grab a Big Gulp and put it between your legs as you drove, and tah dah, you're cooled down. Brilliant stuff.

    Rod MunchRod MunchΠριν 11 ημέρες
  • This car wasn't supposed to have a fast acceleration. Is a fast acceleration comfortable? No, of course not. It is a luxury sedan after all. But what this car can do is log miles all day long on the Autobahn at 160mph. And that it does much better and safer than any competitor at the time and even today. Go and drive 160mph with that car for an hour, and then get into a Lexus and do the same. IF the Lexus will even reach that speed comfortably enough, it won't have you as relaxed when you get out of the vehicle. The point of these cars isn't to win a drag race but to make high top speeds comfortable, safe, and manageable.

    Michael SchmittMichael SchmittΠριν 11 ημέρες
  • Lady Diana car disaster

  • Tank! About 5000 lbs

    J KuefnerJ KuefnerΠριν 12 ημέρες
  • amazing car! i have a 2012 s class 450 and its a beast cant ever picture driving any other sedan

    Debra Maas MakeupDebra Maas MakeupΠριν 12 ημέρες
  • Perfect review 👍👍

    bassam Al Nahdibassam Al NahdiΠριν 12 ημέρες
  • This car was bought from copart for 700 bucks!

    Fire HazardFire HazardΠριν 12 ημέρες
  • And next up

    Razvan TurcRazvan TurcΠριν 12 ημέρες
  • The minute one ☝️ these roll up on you, everyone starts sweating 😓 lol

    kashio modashiokashio modashioΠριν 12 ημέρες
  • Yup, best S ever, one of the best sedans ever, no argument from me, this time, Doug!

    Godchi1d Von SteubenGodchi1d Von SteubenΠριν 12 ημέρες
  • 9:14 whats up with his knees... they are always busted up....

    Besni69Besni69Πριν 13 ημέρες
    • He spends alot of time on them, leave him alone

      Mike LitorusMike LitorusΠριν 12 ημέρες
  • Doug stop being cheap and ditch the ads, super annoying

    Dalton MuratDalton MuratΠριν 13 ημέρες
    • @Kaden Wijayatilleke He can make money off of views alone he gets enough i dont think the ads would make or break him

      Dalton MuratDalton MuratΠριν 12 ημέρες
    • How exactly do you think he makes money? He has a G550 Cabriolet, Audi RS2 Avant, Ford GT, Old Land Rover Defender, and a New Land Rover Defender, so how do you think he can afford them?

      Kaden WijayatillekeKaden WijayatillekeΠριν 13 ημέρες
  • Who painted the trunk with a brush😂

    Aidan PelletierAidan PelletierΠριν 13 ημέρες
  • Greatest car in the world...and you managed to find the 1 with the worst paint.

    Jacques FerreiraJacques FerreiraΠριν 13 ημέρες
  • Car dealer: *slaps roof of car* "You know, Princess Diana died in one of these"

    First LastFirst LastΠριν 13 ημέρες
  • I don't know who repainted this car later in its life but it's a total ugly mess.

    benny dewitbenny dewitΠριν 13 ημέρες
  • i wonder why the next gen s class is considered cheap? My uncle has one and it's still absolutely amazing after 450k km

    Omer BakiuOmer BakiuΠριν 13 ημέρες
  • looks like a w201 lotus carlton

    1994 Honda Civic GLi1994 Honda Civic GLiΠριν 13 ημέρες
  • And to me .. the gold standard off a gold standard.🤣🤣, love u doug

    fast dukerfast dukerΠριν 14 ημέρες
  • I wonder if one was to adjust the rear view mirror manually, would it be damaged.(edit, poor grammar. Insert “?” after damaged.

    a Singha SinghΠριν 14 ημέρες
  • Looks like someone took his time to repaint it with a nail polish.

    ukranautukranautΠριν 14 ημέρες
    • It's truly terrible. He should've picked one in better condition for this review. The swirl marks make it look even worse.

      Simonas SemaškaSimonas SemaškaΠριν 4 ημέρες
  • 0:42 Just don't say that to Prince William and Harry

    stuey36stuey36Πριν 14 ημέρες
  • This car Is A LEGEND.

    MercedesBenz OLDMercedesBenz OLDΠριν 14 ημέρες
  • Garbage condition...look at the paint and...everything...😂😂

    truth hurtstruth hurtsΠριν 14 ημέρες
  • in Czechia we calling only this generation of S-Class W140 "Mammoth" - the biggest, the haviest, the best....

    OndraMikeOndraMikeΠριν 14 ημέρες
  • I love your old car reviews!! Great work!!

    Michalis ChirasMichalis ChirasΠριν 15 ημέρες
  • That’s cars paint job is horrible though

    Dilan FernandoDilan FernandoΠριν 15 ημέρες
  • Freightliner front turn signal lights

    Steve MarroquinSteve MarroquinΠριν 15 ημέρες
  • The overrated whorl totally permit because unshielded reassembly tick by a stale bathroom. polite, ready bracket

    Muse ElkMuse ElkΠριν 15 ημέρες
  • Doug you should review a Rover 820 Ti..

    azwrisazwrisΠριν 15 ημέρες
  • U should do the Mercedes 300d

  • 9:50 dude gets so exited about a piece of foam

    marnus hattinghmarnus hattinghΠριν 15 ημέρες
  • The trunk of this car... looks not good at least the paint.

    Diogo PassanhaDiogo PassanhaΠριν 15 ημέρες
  • The uglyest S Class, no doubt

    Jesús ArribasJesús ArribasΠριν 15 ημέρες
  • 🎵 picture me rollin in my 500 Benz 🎶

    M squaredM squaredΠριν 16 ημέρες
  • Gold standard of the gold standard? I’ve always found it to be the for sure sign that someone was Japanese mafia.

    Nathan KingNathan KingΠριν 16 ημέρες
    • .. until you actually ride in one.

      Rob FrankRob FrankΠριν 8 ημέρες
  • The plant toast observationally fry because carbon probably provide amid a absent cord. dirty, unbiased fisherman

    Brian KozlowskiBrian KozlowskiΠριν 16 ημέρες
  • Royalty of England hate this car Why, because Princess Diana died in this car

    Darryl ViddsDarryl ViddsΠριν 16 ημέρες
  • 9:22 min feature, im dreaming of u!!!

    Tristan AhnenbergTristan AhnenbergΠριν 16 ημέρες
  • If it’s not 600 it does not count

    Robert KukulisRobert KukulisΠριν 16 ημέρες
  • YES! I've owned something Doug has reviewed!

    JanneAirDotComJanneAirDotComΠριν 16 ημέρες
  • Not the first car with power folding mirrors.. Maybe it's better to say "the first Mercedes with power folding mirrors".

    Vaggelis GVaggelis GΠριν 16 ημέρες
    • @Vaggelis G interesting. never knew that

      illstplayaillstplayaΠριν ημέρα
    • @illstplaya Nissan used power folding mirrors between 1990 and 1995 for sure at Primera P10, Sunny N14 and if I'm not wrong also at Silvia S13.

      Vaggelis GVaggelis GΠριν ημέρα
    • What car had it before

      illstplayaillstplayaΠριν ημέρα
  • Varry bad peinting

    Kiril GladnevKiril GladnevΠριν 16 ημέρες
  • You have to put your shit together, jumpin from place to place in this car, start from somewhere and move forward, it is so distracting.

    Todor TeklevchievTodor TeklevchievΠριν 16 ημέρες
  • In Balkan Region it is called Genscher, after a German Prime Minister who rolled in one like a doctah, according to Joey Diaz. 🥳

    wurkinjo wurkawurkinjo wurkaΠριν 17 ημέρες
  • In reality the w220 wasnt a bad s class i love the design and tech

    Nikola GnjaticNikola GnjaticΠριν 18 ημέρες
    • This review is about w140?

      John JohnsonJohn JohnsonΠριν 17 ημέρες
  • I would rather have a Lexus due to the overall reliability but this thing blows the LS out of the water.

    Jonathan McCullyJonathan McCullyΠριν 18 ημέρες
  • Somewhat good review, since there is not much out there. 1. Doug, s500 doesn't have 1 air filter ,it has 3 air filters , one is regular that filters air all the time(under hood to the left side under cover) and another is charcoal that you turn on if you have smell/smoke/ fumes etc, coming from outside and bothers you as driver.(Charcoal filter is NOT meant to run all the time, only as needed basis) I own 1995 s500 and know pretty much everything that's known about those cars. Last summer we had on west coast big fires and that filter really helps. Also there is one micro filter under glove box area , filters cabin air only. 2. Center console have cup holders too, that car is missing cup holders(located side by side phone/cup holders x2) Also center console have adjustable height for your right arm. If you slowly lift it will click and stay in multiple height positions. And , if you lift all the way you will be able to drop down again. 3. Self leveling rear hydraulic shocks(every single model have that, option was height control, button on center console) 4. You didn't cover sound system? 9 speakers etc 5.Phone antenna extends only if phone is turned on , off/on button on side of the actual phone handle. Lot more if someone is interested. Good job! but somewhat limited info.

    John JohnsonJohn JohnsonΠριν 18 ημέρες
  • What the hell is that painting on this car, ugly as FCK... It's a shame this legendary car got such amateur paint.

    A. F.A. F.Πριν 18 ημέρες
  • the 560 SEC was the best S class Mercedes ever made. W126 platform designed by Bruno Sacco

    Lianne459Lianne459Πριν 18 ημέρες
  • That wheel cover at 3:37. Just no. That should be a crime.

    Adam TurnerAdam TurnerΠριν 18 ημέρες