They say the "S" in the Mercedes-Benz S600 badge refers to S-Class. What does that mean?
The term "S-Class" refers to "Sonderklasse" or "Special Class" of Mercedes-Benz automobiles introduced in 1972 to serve as the company's high-end flagship line. The S-Class was the top model for Mercedes for over half a century in its manyversions. The S-Class was chosen to sport many of the company's latest innovations thatinclude drivetrain technologies, interior features, and safety systems (such as the first seatbelt pre-tensioners). To date, the S-Class is ranked the world's best-selling luxury sedan.
I've heard the Mercedes-Benz S-Class is well-known for its safety features.
Mercedes-Benz traditionally introduced its safety innovations via the S-Class. For starters, the S-Class was the first European vehicle to incorporate airbags. S-Class safety features included innovations in accident avoidance (active safety), collision protection (passive safety), and the integration of both active and passive safety features (holistic safety).
Active safety features includeABS braking, traction control and Electronic Stability Program, and Brake Assist. A new infrared night vision feature was also introduced recently. For the record, the S-Class was not the first car equipped with ABS braking technology, although it could take some credit can for making this now largely standard feature (ABS was introduced as anoptionfor most models of the W126 S-Class) popular.
On the other hand, passive safety features include crumple zones, collapsible steering column, strengthened occupant cell enhanced occupant protection during severe impacts, pre-accident seatbelt tensioning, and sandwich platforms which enables the engine to slide under the passengers in a head-on collision.
Why does the engine of the Mercedes-Benz S600 sometimes misfire?
Engine misfires (rough running or coughing) and lack of power are likely caused by ignition coil pack or ignition module failure. A good mechanic can correctly diagnose the problem toisolate the cause and prevent the costlyreplacement of good parts.
What is causing the vibration that's felt while driving in the center of the vehicle interior and what are my brakes trying to tell me when they squeak?
Cracked and/or shredded driveshaft flex discs, resulting in excessive driveshaft movement, can cause vibration that occurs through the center floor of the vehicle. If not addressed, damage to the driveshaft center support bearing, transmission, or differential can occur.
Brakes couldstart to squeak at about the fifty-percent of their wear point. This is becauseofthe size and material used for the brake pads and rotors. Due to these factors, thebrake rotor surfaces become uneven, causing the formation of a lip at the outer edge. This means replacement of the rotors when the pads are worn (the pad's life spandepends largely on your driving style and the terrain).
Why is the A/C in my car not working as well as it should be?
The evaporator temperature sensor can fail, causing the A/C compressor not to cycle. The A/Ccompressor pumps in refrigerant gas from the receiver/drier, compresses it, then sends it to the condenser.If the AC compressor does not turn on, the A/C system will not blow cold air. If the compressor is stuck on, the air will be very cold at first, before warming up