Inden Design reveals modification kit for 2011 Mercedes-Benz S500

Article by Christian Andrei, on March 16, 2011

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.

Press Release

FLY EXPRESS - unequal rival by INDEN Design

An icon of good style in the luxury class is the Mercedes-Benz S-Class without any doubts. Unending comfort, last future-oriented technologies, as well as all conceivable safety precautions are inevitable in the car of this category.

The widely known beyond the borders of the Hessian Haiger-Flammersbach noble tuner INDEN
Design specializes in the just discussed vehicles, located very near the top category. In this case, Joachim Inden, which is known for so many masterpieces, has undertaken to rebuild the S500 of W221 series from Stuttgart to the facelift version of the S65 AMG. The modifications at the front, the side sills and rear diffuser are associated with the highly visible and distinctive quality of INDEN- Design. Of course, daytime running lights were also installed, and tail lights and mirrors were retouched. The vehicle is completed with the chrome parts, coated with charcoal-gray matte film.

The performance increase up to 420 hp, in particular thanks to a stainless steel exhaust system with two AMG tailpipes left and right, almost inevitably involves lifting of the Vmax limiter. Due to the increased power, the braking system was "converted" to the S600 V12 BiTurbo model with 6-piston front calipers and 4-piston brake calipers. The right set of rims for the perfect vehicle in dimension of 10.5 x 20" with tires in 265/30-20 at the front and 275/30-20 – at the rear axle was fully installed. The standards of agility are set by lowering by 50 millimeters.

As might be expected, the interior was also not spared. The A, B and C pillars, the headliner at the
dashboard and door panel are trimmed with two-color leather in combination with black Alcantara. In addition, all former wood pieces were replaced with black carbon parts. The speedometer change to a 360 km/h-scale closes the series of changes inside the vehicle.

As seen in the photos, thanks to INDEN-Design, the Mercedes stomp their hooves impatiently in
anticipation of a power struggle with the unequal rival...

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