Inden Design has released a modification package for the Mercedes-Benz S500 that is meant to bring the model closer to the S65 AMG. Inden Design takes on the challenge of preparing a tuning kit for the Mercedes-Benz S-Class. Tweaks made to the exterior include a front apron, side skirts and a rear diffuser.
For the interior, Inden Design gave the S500 a leather-Alcantara finish and carbon fiber trimming. It even has a speedometer that reaches up to 360 km/h (224 mph).
A stainless steel exhaust system has been fitted to the vehicle’s V8 engine, enabling it to deliver 420hp. To handle this much power, the S-Class has been given a barking system that was borrowed from the S600. The vehicle is now 50 mm lower courtesy of a lowering suspension.
The vehicle has also been fitted with 20-inch rims that use 265/30 tires for the front axle and 275/30 tires for the rear axle. The electronic speed limiter has been removed.
Inden Design is known for specializing in luxury vehicles. According further to this press release, Joachim Inden is rebuilding the S500 of W221 series from Stuttgart to the facelift version of the S65 AMG.
The modified design of the Mercedes-Benz S-Class Saloon reveals its natural power and authority. This is illustrated by the radiator grille’s more prominent arrow-shape and its front bumper that has a discreet light-catching contour plus a chrome strip underneath the cooling air intakes. In the future, the exhaust tailpipes of each S-Class variant will be included in the rear bumper. The headlamps come standard with bi-xenon technology.
The LED Light Package includes eye-catching LED arrays for morning driving lights, marking lights (that come standard for S400 Hybrid, S600 models), and indicators that make it look more dynamic. They also give a clearly recognizable design to the front end while the rear end is distinguished by tail lights with ground-breaking LED design. Here, there are 52 LEDs that form a unique light signature in a double-C form.
Mercedes-Benz uses light as an advantage in styling the interior. In the future, customers that opt for the optional ambient lighting (which comes as a standard for S400 Hybrid, S600) will be able to choose from three lighting moods: solar-amber, polar (ice-blue) and neutral (white).
The 2011 Mercedes-Benz S-Class will be available from the showrooms of top manufacturers, sales outlets and authorized dealers starting June 2009. The order books are now open.