Mercedes Benz S Class W222 S500 - Facts and Figures

General Value
Chassis W222
Model S500
Engine 4663cc
Engine Code M278DE46AL
Fuel Type Petrol
Production 2014
Predecessor W221
Successor -
Performance Value
Power 455 PS - 335 kW - 449 BHP
Torque 700 Nm - 516 lb/ft
Acceleration N/A
Top Speed N/A
MPG City 27.0 MPG
MPG Motorway 35.0 MPG
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S Class W222 S500 Problems, Faults and Recalls

  • R/2015/211 - Combustion Engine May Fail To Start - Incorrect software may cause the combustion engine to non start during use. Restarting the vehicle by using the key will reset the system
  • R/2015/248 - Transmission May Lock At Low Speed - The high-voltage battery charger may not have been produced to specification which could lead to an incorrect detection of an external charging cable. This in turn can lead the request for ?P? to be activated. If the speed is less than 5 km/h the transmission would activate the park pawl function which will prevent the vehicle from driving further and could increase the risk of an incident.
  • R/2015/232 - Auto Stop/start May Shutdown Without Warning - Incorrect software may have been installed during manufacture. This may cause erratic idling when coming to a halt and the engine may shut down. Consequently the auto start/stop may not operate as intended.
  • R/2015/247 - Stop Start Engine May Not Restart - The excess length of the wiring harness to the engine control unit could result in a faulty camshaft signal. This faulty camshaft signal may lead to an unintentional cancellation of the automatic starting procedure after automatic engine stop of the automatic start/stop system. In the event of a faulty camshaft signal the engine would not restart as expected following the stop procedure but can be manually restarted immediately by engaging the transmission selector lever position ?N? or ?D? and by operating the ignition key or the start button (with keyless go). Depending on the traffic situation however an increased accident hazard could result.