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

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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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  • Kevin Ford

    Kevin Ford

    8 hours ago

    Please do detail video on 2002-2004 Lexus LS 430

  • TED Schmitt

    TED Schmitt

    8 hours ago

    Someone has painted on this car, and done it poorly. The orange peel and overall finish on the trunk lid and left rear quarter panel is HORRIBLE! It looks like a rattle can job. And it still has file marks.

  • TED Schmitt

    TED Schmitt

    9 hours ago

    Nope, the 450SEL 6.9 W116 is the greatest S-Class EVER.

  • mowerplus

    mowerplus

    Day ago

    Please, someone do a voice over for all these videos !!!

    • TED Schmitt

      TED Schmitt

      8 hours ago

      Why?

  • Holger David Kelm

    Holger David Kelm

    3 days ago

    the 140 ist realy the best mb ever build, but this car is in a poor condition :-(

  • Cem Yildirim

    Cem Yildirim

    4 days ago

    What a car …

  • S. M.

    S. M.

    4 days ago

    They never got back to this standard of material/built quality and robustness. As much as I appreciated the sveltness of the following W220, it was pure junk. The W221 restored lots of its grandness with a material/built quality and solidity almost matching the W140s. W222 introduced absolute glamour with its flowing lines but didn't feel very solid inside (lots of flexing door panels or even dashboard sections). W223 suffers from too much visible cost cutting measures. Really, W140 ruled, closely followed by W221 but today, their "The Best or Nothing" ad is just a blatant lie.

  • TURBO 500

    TURBO 500

    4 days ago

    I would definitely agree that W140 is a gold standard/legendary for an s-klasse

  • TURBO 500

    TURBO 500

    4 days ago

    What if doug demuro was a psychiatrist🤔


    *Quirks and features*

  • Kaloyan Roussev

    Kaloyan Roussev

    5 days ago

    Spent some of the best years in my life driving one of these

  • abzinho10 karim

    abzinho10 karim

    5 days ago

    If you've ever owned one of these classics then you know everything about class.

  • coralimages

    coralimages

    5 days ago

    The car he is reviewing has clearly gotten a paint job, it looks horrible especially on the trunk area

  • DIY with LEON

    DIY with LEON

    9 days ago

    that trunk is poorly repainted

  • Andre Coleman

    Andre Coleman

    11 days ago

    Someone needs to find the "painter" who "painted" this car and have him or her properly lashed.

  • Máté Orbán

    Máté Orbán

    12 days ago

    that paintjob!!!...brah :-O

  • Muhammad Ahmad

    Muhammad Ahmad

    12 days ago

    I wish world could just take a break from Technology and gets back to 90's. Cars, Music, Movies, Environment, everything was just at the peak of their respective industry. Too much tech has ruined us as human beings. I mean this S500 and E38 in the late 90's, GNR, Heat & Goodfellas. What else would have wished for?

  • Wresker

    Wresker

    12 days ago

    Favorite S Class of all time. Elegant , classy, powerful, beautiful, if I could get a marriage license...

  • 1985 Honda CR-X Si

    1985 Honda CR-X Si

    13 days ago

    They can think of that awesome phone but not cupholders lol

  • Lubomir Ivanov

    Lubomir Ivanov

    14 days ago

    On the air conditioning controls there is a "REST" button, you press that and the air conditioning will use the engine heat to keep you warm even when the engine is not working. Also some W140s have fridge behind the rear armrest.

  • Daily Life

    Daily Life

    15 days ago

    I would give it a 100/100 simply for that memory rear view interior window. HOLYYYY SHIIIIIIT, I always used to wonder why automakers today don't do it. Especially the fucking LUXURY; jesus what a legend of a car.

  • Abdelkader Elbachir

    Abdelkader Elbachir

    15 days ago

    What do you guys think of the w220 is it really that bad !?

  • Tuxcz

    Tuxcz

    17 days ago

    You don't have cupholders in this because who the fuck would bring drink INSIDE this car. I guess the most is to hold the drinks while you eat and drink in the car so you don't have to be outside but you never drive while you eat or drink. If you had money for this car you have no need for rush.

  • Tuxcz

    Tuxcz

    17 days ago

    10 minutes in and I already need it.

  • Christian

    Christian

    18 days ago

    Shame on the painter!

  • Taco Destroyer

    Taco Destroyer

    18 days ago

    BMW on top tho👀

  • Shaun L

    Shaun L

    19 days ago

    Nothing says '90s like that steering wheel cover from auto zone.. my buddy had like 15 on his Delta 88 steering wheel..only this one was missing was crown air freshener in the back

    • Sifunjawako

      Sifunjawako

      18 days ago

      Wit the airplane inside the rectangle with the Oldsmobile stamped badge in the back

    • Sifunjawako

      Sifunjawako

      18 days ago

      I got one

  • wazza banzook

    wazza banzook

    20 days ago

    in Lebanon back then this was nicknamed The Ghost. it was the only car I ever wanted but too bad I was only 12 and couldn't afford one.
    Note : I still cant afford one

  • Ngauruhoe zodiac

    Ngauruhoe zodiac

    20 days ago

    The best Mercedes Benz ever was the W123 coupe with the 2.8 litre twin cam 6 cylinder. 500 000 miles with no serious issues.

  • Madara Uchiha

    Madara Uchiha

    20 days ago

    14:35 it’s not an ‘after thaught’ cup holder, Mercedes had these glovebox cupholders since the W123 (or even before!)

  • Ilija Tomasovic

    Ilija Tomasovic

    20 days ago

    E60

  • Влашанте

    Влашанте

    21 day ago

    In our region this car has nick name ,,slon" elephant on english

  • Muhammad Ali

    Muhammad Ali

    21 day ago

    If you drive it today people will give way any moment. Not the same with a new S-class though. This is when Mercedes Benz meant something else

  • VOLT GAMING

    VOLT GAMING

    21 day ago

    This is one of the best over engineered German car I have seen

  • Thomas Moye

    Thomas Moye

    21 day ago

    Who knew Stevie Wonder paints cars..🤮

  • Decepticon416

    Decepticon416

    22 days ago

    S klasse is das beste klasse uff

  • Matthew S

    Matthew S

    22 days ago

    I always thought fold in mirrors was for street parallel parking.

  • Air

    Air

    23 days ago

    The Mac Doug show
    I like ur videos douggy

  • Schwaben Württemberg

    Schwaben Württemberg

    23 days ago

    Germany are the best, you see.

  • Farah Masarweh

    Farah Masarweh

    25 days ago

    How much is this worth now?

  • Munzer Baik

    Munzer Baik

    26 days ago

    The car is a beuaty but the buttons over time start to get pushed in

  • Steph Honesty

    Steph Honesty

    26 days ago

    Mercedez was really ahead of his time ✌🏽

  • Mukesh Khanth

    Mukesh Khanth

    26 days ago

    Who painted the trunk... 😂

  • Killer Kalle Ausmkiez

    Killer Kalle Ausmkiez

    27 days ago

    This is the most overengineered Mercedes. And please stopp claiming that this is the best S Claas. We all know that the most iconic S Claas is the W126

    • DetoNateR

      DetoNateR

      5 days ago

      No its not

  • grzegorz ragan

    grzegorz ragan

    27 days ago

    The tailgate is in terrible condition - who painted it so badly?

  • Pagani Zonda S Roadster

    Pagani Zonda S Roadster

    27 days ago

    Saw this car In person last week here in Nigeria. The door weighed close to a ton. The glass is so thick you would think it was bullet proof. The bumpers had chrome and they looked so tough and tightly fixed in place. I wonder what the latest W223 would be like. The Engineers really did this.

  • Piccalilli Pit

    Piccalilli Pit

    29 days ago

    *I HAVE OWNED* 4 different models of S-Class Mercedes - the W14 is not just the best - the others dont even come CLOSE...

  • Kevin Lu

    Kevin Lu

    Month ago

    I have a s500 w140 where the power mirrors still works. Imported from Germany. The seats and centre console are actually different designs than North American ones.

  • HolyRetro

    HolyRetro

    Month ago

    It wasnt the first with folding mirrors. My 1990 sl500 has that feature.

  • N Joy

    N Joy

    Month ago

    Absolutely evergreen iconic W140

  • joshua wilson

    joshua wilson

    Month ago

    My 88 Pontiac Bonnie had a digital screen climate control 🤷🏼‍♂️

    • DetoNateR

      DetoNateR

      5 days ago

      This is classic, your Bonneville is not

  • G

    G

    Month ago

    "consumers".. dumb word.. when will Doug get it?

  • Nicholas Chrysanthou

    Nicholas Chrysanthou

    Month ago

    Classic yakuza car

  • Mohammad Ojami

    Mohammad Ojami

    Month ago

    Poor paint job 😞

  • Rajesh R Patel .

    Rajesh R Patel .

    Month ago

    Same Type Of Car Lady Diana Was Killed In Back In 1999.

  • Neji Jedda

    Neji Jedda

    Month ago

    The paint job is a disaster! 😕

  • ridgemanron

    ridgemanron

    Month ago

    My mechanic friend has a 1997 S-600 in Black. His is a 12 cylinder version.

  • Halli Day

    Halli Day

    Month ago

    Note the incorrect badge placement and spacing on boot lid, meaning badges were removed and put on. Could be previous owners removed and next added, or it could point to an accident.

    • DetoNateR

      DetoNateR

      5 days ago

      Repainted

  • Dan Albers

    Dan Albers

    Month ago

    Tell me you live in california without telling me you live in California
    "The sugar donut is actually a tire with snow chains on it xD"

  • P4ndora

    P4ndora

    Month ago

    1992 Mercedes S-Class: I'm the best S Class ever, overbuilt and engineered to perfection
    2020 Mercedes S-Class: *creaks*

    • DetoNateR

      DetoNateR

      5 days ago

      @M@verick the w140 is very reliable, i daily one

    • M@verick

      M@verick

      Month ago

      They still are overengineered. If you discard the nostalgia and look at it objectively, it still is unreliable like any other modern s class

  • Doug Cockstein

    Doug Cockstein

    Month ago

    Hi Doug, my name is Doug.

  • Jacob Alward

    Jacob Alward

    Month ago

    Standard of the World was Cadillacs thing I thought lol

  • Shelley Harris

    Shelley Harris

    Month ago

    Love the look, best.😍🤩😎🙏🤍🤲👏✌

  • Yadiy Jailani

    Yadiy Jailani

    Month ago

    بروني دارالسلام ⁦🇧🇳⁩

  • Liam Bassitt

    Liam Bassitt

    Month ago

    Holy crap I can see the swirls 10 feet away on a camera what

  • computerjantje

    computerjantje

    Month ago

    This is the worst condition car of this type I have ever seen. The paintjob on the trunk seems painted with a brush. How on earth could someone do that to such a car?

  • SoulArtSound

    SoulArtSound

    Month ago

    Terrible paint job, far from original, u should find other S 600....

  • quedawgg

    quedawgg

    Month ago

    This was my “first love” car, I had a hot wheel of it, and I just dreamed of driving it

  • Mohammed Aldaqqaq

    Mohammed Aldaqqaq

    Month ago

    I find the power adjustable rear view mirror is useless because I wouldn't let anyone drive my car lol especially if I had a car like that

    • DetoNateR

      DetoNateR

      5 days ago

      It got memory setting

  • triode1

    triode1

    Month ago

    I bought a 1984 190E, nice car—my entry to MB, but the radiator was a weak point, and the transmission had to be replaced early on. Also interior door panel coverings were poorly glued. All-in-all, not a bed car.

  • triode1

    triode1

    Month ago

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bruno_Sacco

  • Adam .S

    Adam .S

    Month ago

    very nice car

  • jim cherkas

    jim cherkas

    Month ago

    It also came out in a 6 cylinder diesel only for the years 92 to 95

  • Taulant Bytyqi

    Taulant Bytyqi

    Month ago

    I was really hoping you are going to open the sunroof

  • Herbert Hoppe

    Herbert Hoppe

    Month ago

    :-) that paintjob....

  • Vytenis Ščiukas

    Vytenis Ščiukas

    Month ago

    Whoever painted this car needs to be fired...

  • mbugua gaku

    mbugua gaku

    Month ago

    Love this S Class. But the paint job 7:13 paint job is wanting.

  • Freddy2TakeOff

    Freddy2TakeOff

    Month ago

    23:38 ... aaaand this car has been raped at least once, if you get a look onto the very large scrape on its rear right rim.
    *Dude! What was that? A tall sidewalk or Iron Man?*

  • RSPGlitchesFR - GTA 5 & Call of Duty Advanced Warfare

    RSPGlitchesFR - GTA 5 & Call of Duty Advanced Warfare

    Month ago

    I can literally smell the interior of this Mercedes

  • Ian Alderton

    Ian Alderton

    Month ago

    more likely it would have bierkrug holders ! ? ; )

  • Death Head

    Death Head

    Month ago

    My 95 s500 power rearview mirror still works actually I have the same exact set up as this 94

  • AJ J

    AJ J

    Month ago

    Looks like its had a bad respray

  • muhab mohammed

    muhab mohammed

    Month ago

    This car is the was the most luxurious in the world ,and you give it 46/100 !!!!!!! Come ooon

  • Peter Matthews

    Peter Matthews

    Month ago

    Get it to body shop quickly
    Before it's to late.

  • Peter Matthews

    Peter Matthews

    Month ago

    It's a beater to say the least.

  • MrTruth111

    MrTruth111

    Month ago

    could do with some bigger rims, the whees look very ugly

  • Pantheroful

    Pantheroful

    Month ago

    That trunk lid looks like it was spray painted...

  • Deno S.

    Deno S.

    Month ago

    Princess Diana might not of died if she had been wearing a seat beat in the back seat but then again she was very thin and had no meat on her body.

  • Cuban Des

    Cuban Des

    Month ago

    Wow amazing

  • John C

    John C

    Month ago

    Im like 99 percent sure that decal about the battery being in the back was done by the owner on a brother label maker….

  • Marco Gutmann

    Marco Gutmann

    Month ago

    Welcome to Germany... Inovation back then, gettin' fucked by politics right now! Unvaccinated and proud of it ✊ good old days...

  • Jon Daniels

    Jon Daniels

    Month ago

    What car is that around 35 seconds in while hes doing the cars and bids ad?

  • daniel gustavsson

    daniel gustavsson

    Month ago

    Pleeease polish the car, swirlmarks eeeverywhere

  • jiggyretrokidd

    jiggyretrokidd

    Month ago

    Wow even in this example the wood grain in the centre console is cracked, somehow I’m not surprised 😒

  • Cloee Martin

    Cloee Martin

    Month ago

    Anyone notice is left knee? I i hope he didn’t hurt it too bad 🤞🏻

  • Steven M

    Steven M

    Month ago

    I use to love that car as a kid in Abidjan, Ivory Coast. In my school at the time, one of the kid's dad had 2 of them. It used to cost around $200k.

  • Matthew Adams

    Matthew Adams

    Month ago

    That poor W140 was poorly repainted. The pop-out trunk handle is chrome, not body color.

  • Ameen Khalid

    Ameen Khalid

    Month ago

    PLZ REVIEW AN SLK55

  • brendan UK Veteran

    brendan UK Veteran

    Month ago

    Whoever painted the trunk needs to be locked inside it on a hot day - even I can do a better job with an empty ratlle can

  • Hasan S.M.

    Hasan S.M.

    Month ago

    00:51 what is this car?

  • Eric Britton

    Eric Britton

    Month ago

    "Give the people what we think we want." Sounds like the Government and EPA in today's time.