Allow me to present my new acquisition; it’s an S-Klasse W221-056 of 2006. She came to my life by chance; as often happens with car aficionados, we do browse auction and “4-Sale” sites just to check the market trends, or to pass a pleasant evening. It was a similar situation when I stumbled upon an ad in http://www.car.gr I made a call to the sellers www.collection-cars.gr on a Wednesday afternoon and then I went to visit, checking out the car and taking it for a short test drive.
In negotiations I offered to partially exchange my other MERCEDES-BENZ C200CA | W123.060. The the next morning the car was sent to my new specialist Mercedes-Benz mechanic Mr. Nikos Karlos of TEOKAR LTD. She passed the inspection with flying colors. By next week the car was in my whilst the W123.060 was transferred to theirs plus some cash.
The specs & more…
Vehicle data. Make: Mercedes-Benz, Model: S-Class, Model name: S 350 |Year of manufacture: 2005-10-20, Chassis W221.056, Vin number: WDD2210561A014703 G-box number: 717413 06 854344
Report: In a very good condition overal.| Condition category: Recreation | Mileage (read) 93,500 km | Previous owners: 1 |First registration: 08/2006 in Greece|Engine number: 272965 30 218014 Transmission: 722906 00 414087|Automatic|Gears: 7|Drive: Rear
Technical details: Body style: Saloon|Power E35 engine: Output is 272 PS (200 kW; 268 bhp) at 6000 rpm with 350 N⋅m (258 lb⋅ft) of torque at 3500 rpm.|Cubic capacity (ccm) 3,498 |Cylinders: V-6 |Doors: 4 |Steering: Left (LHD) | Front Brakes: Vented Discs|Rear Brakes: Discs|
The Last Vin document reveals quite a lot of the vehicle’s provenance, options & more …
It’s the best Mercedes-Benz example I have owned 👍👌👏🔝
2005 MERCEDES-BENZ S 350 (221.056)
Model : S350
Engine : 272965 30 218014
Transmission : 722906 00 414087
Order Number : 0 5 535 33288
Order Location : GREECE
Production Number : 5014860
Interior : LEATHER – BLACK/ANTHRACITE (201A)
Paint 1 : 775U IRIDIUM SILVER – METALLIC FINISH
Release Date : 2005-10-20
Delivery Date : 2005-10-20
05N STEUERCODE WERK SINDELFINGEN/GRAZ
201A LEATHER – BLACK/ANTHRACITE
205B OWNERS MANUAL AND SERVICE RECORD – ENGLISH 220 PARKTRONIC SYSTEM (PTS)
221B SIGN COOLANT/REFUELING – ENGLISH
249 INTERIOR AND EXTERIOR MIRROR, AUTOMATICALLY DIMMING 250B MOBILO LIFE/EUROPE SERVICE PACKAGE
269B AIRBAG LABEL – GREEK/ENGLISH
275 MEMORY PACKAGE (DRIVER SEAT, STEERING COLUMN, MIRROR)
289 LEATHER STEERING WHEEL WITH TRIM INSERT
297 ELECTRIC ROLLER SUN BLINDS IN REAR DOOR LH AND RH
301 ASHTRAY PACKAGE
386 UNIVERSAL TELEPHONY PACKAGE
401 FRONT SEAT CLIMATE CONTROL
414 ELECTRIC TILT/SLIDE SUNROOF IN GLASS VERSION
427 AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION 7-SPEED
477 TIRE PRESSURE LOSS WARNER
527 COMAND DVD APS WITH NAVIGATION
540 ROLLER BLIND, ELECTRIC, FOR REAR WINDOW
581 AUTOMATIC CLIMATE CONTROL
600 HEADLAMPS – CLEANING EQUIPMENT
610 NIGHT VIEW ASSIST
615 BI-XENON HEAD LIGHT W.ACTVIE CURVE LIGHT RIGHT-DRIVE
619 CORNERING ILLUMINATION
690 EMERGENCY SPARE TIRE (MINI SPARE)
731 TRIM PIECES – WOOD BURRED WALNUT VENEER
775U IRIDIUM SILVER – METALLIC FINISH
806 YEAR OF MODIFICATION
810 PREMIUM SOUND SYSTEM HARMAN-CADRON
863 TV-TUNER DIGITAL TO ANALOG
883 POWER CLOSING SYSTEM
910 DYNAMO WITH HIGHER CAPACITY (FFO)
983 COC PAPER EURO 4 TECHNOLOGY W/O REG. CERT. PART II
A21 SHIFT BY WIRE
A22 NEW CONVERTER GENERATION
A28 J – VALVE BODY ASSEMBLY VGS 2 (550 NM) F221 SERIES 221
G906 TRANSMISSION CODE VERSION 06
GA AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION
K10 SOFTWARE CONTROL FOR STATIC CURVE ILLUMINATION
K11 ADAPTIVE STOP LIGHT FLASHING
L LEFT-HAND STEERING
M272 V6-GASOLINE ENGINE M272
M35 DISPLACEMENT 3.5 LITER
R44 LIGHT ALLOY WHEEL 7-SPOKE DESIGN 17″ ALL-ROUND
U60 PEDESTRIAN PROTECTION – ACTIVE ENGINE HOOD
U72 DVD PLAYER WITH REGIONAL CODE 2, EUROPE, JAPAN
VL FRONT AXLE HALF, LEFT
VR FRONT AXLE HALF, RIGHT
HA REAR AXLE
Reference : https://www.lastvin.com/vin/g5xV0d1OMJX2ya4LD
Here is a link on Wikipedia for this model… Mercedes-Benz S Class 350/W221 and also a video presentation of the model:
You can also view my shared album on the iCloud web: 2006 Mercedes-Benz S350 |W221.056
This 2006 MERCEDES-BENZ S350 W221.056 is a unique luxury car in excellent condition with all certificates and documents. Featuring external Color Iridium Silver Metallic (775U) and Leather Seats Black/Anthracite (201A) as new.
With low mileage at 93.500 kilometers, with just one past owner, full service history, always guarded in a closed garage. – Recently extended control – maintenance of the car in all systems such as: brakes, transmission, hydraulic suspension, fuel supply and cooling circuit. Impeccable operation of all car systems – wooden lining without cracks and scratches – leather interior remains in excellent condition – electric seats and head restraints – lazy and dual glove compartment under – driver and front passenger seats cooled in the summer and heated in the winter.
On the Outside:
The ‘Color 775U IRIDIUM SILVER – METALLIC FINISH’ enhances the exterior of this car a is well presented and straight, the car sits very handsomely on its 18 inch wheels which are in good condition. especially with the four new Michelin Crossclimate 2 255/45R18 All-weather tires just fitted by me.
Starting from the front, the grille and ‘Tri-Star’ emblem sits proudly in place on the face of this Mercedes, with no corrosion or fading or even a slat missing in the grille. The front headlights both work well, and they have been polished by Antonis Kouros of the www.soulgarage.gr Otherwise, the front bumper has some very minor stone chips, which is to be expected with all second-hand vehicles, however it is not severe and could be solved with a small touch up pen. The bonnet and front wings, trunk lid look to be in good condition with the latter having being repainted in the past. The windscreen is also good with no stone chips.
Moving round the sides of the car, the doors sit snug, which is something we’ve come to expect of Mercedes build quality over the years, the bottoms and edges of the doors look to be free of corrosion and the paperwork shows that the doors have been repaired, painted and protected in the past, so they should be good for years to come. The rear quarters are in good condition as are the rear arches, which show no sign of bubbling corrosion coming through the paint work. The sill jacking point covers are still present which is a plus point as they can let a car down when they go missing. The wheels have no lacquer peeling, curbing or damage of note.
Finally getting to the rear of the car and those iconic rear lights of Mercedes capture your attention as they contrast against the silver metallic. The boot lid is in good condition with only one small scuff which does not look to have gone further than the lacquer. There is a small mark on the passenger side of the rear bumper, a small scuff which could be drastically remedied with some cutting and polishing. The rest of the bumper is good however and finishes off the rear of the car nicely.
Lastly the sliding roof of the Mercedes, is in great condition for an original 16- year-old item and has been serviced and waterproofed during the owner’s time. Important point to note as well is the car comes with two key sets.
On the Inside
The interior of the Mercedes is a luxurious black leather, which, considering how hard it must be to keep clean, has lasted very well indeed, and compliments the gray metallic exterior very well. The dash is in fine condition with no cracks, colour fading or dents of scratches. The dials light up as intended showing the correct mileage. There is no fault with the fuel gauge, which indicates fuel levels quite accurately. All vents, buttons and switches in the control panel work as intended too. The interior lights are working, and the electric/folding mirrors work as intended. The special wood rimmed steering wheel looks to be in good condition with no damage, discolouration or fraying of the stitching. On the centre console, the original Harman-Kardon hi-fi unit works, as do the heater buttons and the wood veneer is in remarkably good condition. The tilting colored display, which is another major touch point in the car has fared just as well as the rest of the front section of the interior, with no major damage or wear to speak of.
The plush black carpets in the car show no signs of staining. The leather in the upholstery has fared very well indeed during the car’s life, another mark for the quality of Mercedes and the dedication of the previous owner. There is one section on the driver’s side bolster that has worn slightly. This could be taken to a local trimmer for repair and cleaning, or the cover could be replaced, depending on what I choose. We suspect though, with a thorough deep clean and a bit of leather feed, the upholstery could be brought back to near new standards as the foam in all the seats has retained its shape and firmness.
The rear of the cabin looks fantastic also with both rear seats looking as though they have not seen many passengers. The door upholstery all round is in great condition, with the plush ruffled padding adding to the luxury you come to expect from Mercedes products. The rear parcel shelf behind the rear seats is free of damage, discolouration and fraying. The underside of the roof is in remarkable condition and is not sagging. The boot is also in good condition, with the carpet not having any stains or discolouration, and revealing underneath the spare wheel well, with no water pooling or corrosion. There is also the original from selection of jack and tools.
To summarise then, the interior of this Mercedes is very much in keeping with the ethos of Mercedes today, retaining that level of quality and luxury. Apart from the one small section on the driver’s seat bolster, the interior is very good.
Looking underneath the Mercedes, the underside of the car is in good condition for 16 years on the road. It is all protected by a special material, without much scratches or dents. There are some small patches of corrosion starting to show, however, this is mainly on the parts of the underside that has the most contact with the wet roads and in areas most vulnerable to stone chips. The exhaust system has a bit more corrosion throughout length of the pipes, but again it has not caused a hole in the system and considering this exhaust could be the original 16-year-old item, it has done extremely well sitting underneath the car. The suspension on the face of it looks to be in great condition with the springs and dampers doing their intended purpose well as the car drives without issues. All these minor issues I intend to alleviate by using the new method of “Ice-cleaning” as applied at the Soul Garage.
In the engine bay, the condition of the components and structures look to be great. The chassis legs are straight and free from corrosion in the bay. The hoses and wiring looms in the bay are in good condition with no splitting or cracking or exposed wires. The rocker cover still retains the original factory waxing of its covering and remains in good working order. The bulkhead still has its heat protection and sound deadening and shows no signs of corrosion in the metalwork. Overall, in the engine bay, it is a very clean example of the M272 V6-GASOLINE engine. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mercedes-Benz_M272_engine As honest and genuine as you would hope to find ✅
History Highlights. This Mercedes comes with a fantastically comprehensive history file, clearly showing it’s been cared for and maintained responsibly throughout the owner’s time with the car. Looking at the service book and the MoT history, the mileage would appear to be genuine and there are no significant gaps, showing that this car appears to have led a continuous, but gentle life.
Below is a brief overview of some of the main works:
Regularly maintained and stamped service book
New water pump, drive belt and coolant flush
This relatively unexciting and unexceptional list, alongside regular servicing, shows how these W124 Mercs just run and run when not abused
What We Think
The S-Klasse W221-056 of 2006 is placed very well to become an appreciating future classic. The saloon is one be the most stunning Mercedes-Benz visually. Undoubtedly, the level of craftsmanship and design excellence that Mercedes poured into this classes is something that will put it in good stead for years to come with regards to price and a loyal fanbase.
This S-Klasse W221-056 is a great example for someone to take on and add to, to give it more value and to tuck away as a second car or summer cruiser. Or seeing as the car has only done ✅ 96,500 Kilometres, by Mercedes standards, it’s barely touched even half the mileage that these cars would achieve trouble-free so should be well placed to give thousands of miles more of reliable motoring. Hence I’m using it as my daily drive. Incuding a big smIle 😃 my face each time I drive her. This summer we are spending it together from early July to end of August in our Kea island retreat.