Mercedes-Benz S-Class by MEC Design

Article by Christian A., on May 21, 2009

MEC Design, the European tuning specialist, are launching their latest body kit for the Mercedes-Benz S-Class. The MEC body kit for the S-Class comes in a two phase system with enables buyers the option of having a front bumper with integrated driving and fog lights or with just a mesh. A the back, the buyer can also opt between having a diffuser with sporty look or with a more stylish diffusers.

The elegant lines are continued to the side skirts and are offered with or without LED lighting, 5 on each side, which are connected with the internal lighting. The spoiler located on the trunk cover completes the rear design perfectly. The exhaust system by MEC Design is made from mandrel-bent stainless steel tubing, stainless steel resonator and silencer.

Exhaust sound is so powerful that the featured variant is even dubbed Earthquake although there is also a milder variant available. The finishing touch for the exhaust system is the embossed MEC Design emblem on the quad oval chrome tips.

On the inside of the vehicle is featured the MEC Design sports multi-functional airbag steering wheel. Gripping pleasure is provided by the characteristic ergonomic handles and its prized wood inlay and leather cover.

Precious velours and featured Nubuck leather embroidered with MEC Design emblem compose the foot mats. Three-piece wheels from MEC Design are present in every corner.

The center piece is forged high gloss compress and the outer rims are finished in stainless steel. The front wheels come with 11x20 with 4.5 outer rims and the rear has 13x20 with 5 inch outer rims with both wrapped in 285/25 ZR 20 and 325/25 ZR 20 Hankook tires, respectively.

The Mercedes S-Class was known in the past as Sonderklasse (which means "special class" in German). It is Mercedes’ series of full-sized luxury flagship vehicles. This designation for Mercedes’ flagship model was officially launched in 1972 with the W116. The S-Class has been considered as one of the best-selling luxury sedans in the world.

The current generation of the S-Class (W221 generation) was unveiled at the 2005 Frankfurt International Motor Show (IAA). Mercedes commenced sales of the current S-Class in autumn of 2005 and started selling the flagship to other markets beginning in 2006. In January 2006, Mercedes unveiled the W221 S-Class to the North American audience at the 2006 North American International Auto Show (Detroit Motor Show).

Compared to its predecessor, the W221 generation of the Mercedes S-Class is slightly larger in all dimensions and is also more powerful.

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