Two days ago we took delivery of the new Vossen Project 2014 S 550 at a launch event at Mercedes Benz of Coral Gables. We had a great time at the event and of course seeing all the new Mercedes models, in particular the new S-class. This was a special order with the hard to find rear seat package plus. It is also equipped with the Sport package.
One of the remotes. It can control the front as well as the rear.
Welcome to the family
As for my personal impressions I was utterly stunned by the craftsmanship of this vehicle. It seemed bespoke and at a level on par with a Rolls or Bentley in regards to the interior. Most of my post will be about the interior as it is really amazing. The materials are first rate and everything flowed pretty well including the huge dual screens up front. They seemed to frame them to look like an iPad including the rear screens so they seemed familiar. The graphics were also first rate and the Command system was pretty easy to use, the biggest issue was there seemed to be 800,000,000 ways to adjust everything The two spoke steering wheel didn't look great in pictures but in person it works.
The rear seat package plus is really awesome and perfect for someone who rather be driven or wants their passengers in arguably the best rear seats around. I'm 6"5 and space is ample let alone when you use the "bed" feature where the front seat goes up and a foot rest (leather) pulls out for your feet as you stretch out. This vehicle also has the fridge and cooled rear cup holders (I see room for three wine bottles). The one negative is it does eat up trunk space. The seats are beyond comfortable with some fine leather to the touch.
The vehicle of course has internet/wi-fi so it will be a perfect mobile office at car events The seats have seemingly unlimited adjustments front and rear. This vehicle has the heated package (which will never be used in Miami ) and I believe including a heated armrest. Going to have to try that out one day!
The sport package includes a different front, rear, sides. We noticed a rear spoiler is a $500 option on another vehicle so we might add that later, it looked pretty good. Another odd thing is while this has the panoramic roof (and the front sunroof itself is just huge) the entire roof is not black, there is a pretty wide strip in the rear the color of the car. That will get wrapped.
We rode in it briefly (full driving review to come) and it felt like riding on a cloud, quiet and beyond comfy. Everyone who has seen the interior is utterly blown away by it. There haven't been much comments on the exterior, its a safe redesign.
More to come soon!
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