Of the two cars with the name S600, one was a '60 Japanese 2-seater with a glorified motorcycle engine and the other was a 2000s Teutonic two-ton monster powered by a twin turbo V12. Strangely enough, if you find either with close to 200k miles on the odometer, they end up costing about the same...in initial purchase price...true cost of ownership will vary. Find this 2003 Mercedes-Benz S600 W220 offered for $11,000 in Altoona, PA via craigslist. Tip from Jon.
The W220 generation Mercedes-Benz S-Class further solidified Daimler's reputation as a builder of fantastically fast luxury sedans. The most expensive example wasn't the S55 AMG version, but the long wheelbase S600 version that was powered by a 5.5 liter V12 that is turbocharged and intercooled to produce 493 horsepower and 590 ft-lbs of torque. Mash the loud pedal and the almost 5000 lb hunk of metal will scramble to 60 mph in about 4.3 seconds. It is blisteringly fast by any yardstick and for about $10k you won't find a car that is better at pulverizing its rear tires and massaging your backside at the same time.
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