2001 Mercedes Benz S500 Designo Edition



2001 Mercedes Benz S500

Odometer: 62,000 miles

Designo Espresso Edition - Mocha paint, Napa leather, and Elm Wood trim

2 owner history

Luxury is timeless. One glance at the Mercedes Benz S500, and you know it’s all about luxury. When the S500 Designo Edition was introduced it was quickly and easily named, "The Best Car in the World."
The S-Class is Mercedes-Benz's most impressive luxury sedan. A beautiful piece of artwork. With the "Designo Edition" the car was offer with unique paint and upholstery colors. One new paint color has been named Espresso, a very sophisticated black/brown metallic paint. The interior is gorgeous with the brown, Nappa leather upholstery, smooth as caramel, two-toned with charcoal Nappa. The seat cushion were perforated for the ventilated seat circulates air through the cushion to draw off perspiration in hot summer weather.

Designo accents feature rich, natural, Elm wood trim. The interior is a wonderful place to enjoy the open road, with family or friends. The utmost in comfort for long road trips and short daily commutes. Under the hood, the powerful baritone V8 sings with smooth strong power. With the Airmatic suspension, the ride height can be adjusted by adding or releasing compressed air for a comfort smooth ride, or when needed a more sports car performing ride.

There are other creature comforts. A multi-function steering wheel has push buttons to allow control of navigation, telephone, and audio. Intelligent voice control for the telephone and sound system even understands accents and dialects. Power sunroof. Heated, massaging, power front seats - which adjust 14 different ways - heated, power rear seats, a Bose Beta II Sound System with perfect clarity, a navigation system, the TeleAid system which uses cellular phone technology and the GPS nav system to call for help. Clearly a luxury car.

Back in 2001, for a mere $94,345 MSRP, plus title and taxes, or a little over a $100,000.00 plus out the door, the Mercedes-Benz S500 "Designo" was top of the mark for the brand.


Beautiful Mocha paint with only normal light paint chip on the leading edges. The trim and glass is in great condition with no cracks in the glass. Wheels are in very good condition. Tires (09/2017) are in like new condition. Overall a beautiful car.


A beautiful place. The Carmel Napa leather and Elm Wood trim are in excellent condition for the age of the car. With very little wear or signs of age. The interior is very clean with a clean smell. A very quiet cabin with the help of double glazed side windows.


This car was purchased new in Northwest Arkansas and has stayed in the area. The CarFax does show an accident in 2001 at the right rear corner. The car has been serviced by either the Mercedes dealership or a Mercedes specialist. The car comes with two sets of keys, owners manuals/book, and tool kit.

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