Owning a Mercedes-Benz S-class (S580) in North America

I picked a North American version of S580 this August (No stock for S500). I’m impressed and happy to see that Indian market gets nice features like Digital Lights.

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So nice to stumble on this thread. Given how chip shortage is panning out, no two S-class’ are alike. I picked up a North American version of S580 this August (No stock for S500). I’m impressed and happy to see that Indian market gets nice features like Digital Lights (They are not same as multi-beam lights, the labelling on lights explicitly mentions this). Multi-beam is standard on all S-class and digital lights is an upgrade. USA has not approved this light technology and is not even an option in US market. MBUX will display options for digital lights config if equipped on the car.

Features like energizing coach that monitors your health parameters via watch do not work on Mercedes (I imported genuine Mercedes-Benz Garmin Venu watch from Germany – There is no auth linking available between Mercedes Me and Garmin – I will keep you all posted if I’m lucky to have a resolution). The software team is really slow with updates.

Also, new on this car is advanced tolling system that removes the need for toll transponders, and backend service is provided by Payviam

Some features/quirks I learned in these last 2 months:

I do agree with 20″ tyre configs, the thumps and tyre noises over them. I’m personally looking for a downsize to 19″.

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