2008 A.R.T. Program221 (Mercedes-Benz Bi-Color S-Class) review and pictures

Posted on Friday, 2 May 2008 , 17:05:53 byVeronica

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A.R.T. Program221 (Mercedes-Benz Bi-Color S-Class)

The Mercedes-Benz S-Class was modified after applying a full A.R.T. enhancement with Programm221. The S500 is powered by a 5.461 cm3 engine capable of developing 388 horsepower and 550 Nm of torque. With this amount of power the model is enables to reach a top speed of 270 km/h. The new suspension lowers the basic height of the model by 35 mm. The program also includes modifications referring to a sport steering wheel with paddle shifter, combination of fine wood/leather, ergonomically shaped with perforated grip zone. The program also features A.R.T. curtain set, electrically operable, for rear window and rear doors, A.R.T. entrance sills in highly polished stainless steel with yellow illuminated A.R.T. logo, adjusting to the ambient lighting.

The Mercedes-Benz S-Class has an aura of distinguished elegance after a full A.R.T. enhancement with Programm221, to bi-color special paintwork in BRONZE and SANDSTONE with decorative lines and extravagant and extensive application of leather to almost every surface inside the vehicle. Through perfect contours and a customized interior, A.R.T. has produced yet another unique and exquisite vehicle, fulfilling every possible desire for luxury and individuality.

A.R.T. performance upgrade for S500:
Individual fine tuning for engine electronics including sports air filter
Capacity of basic engine: 5,461 cm3
Performance: (285kW) 296 kW*/ (388hp) 403 hp*
Torque: (530) 550 Nm*
Top speed: ca.270 km/h
Fuel type: Super Plus (ROC 98)
*series value in brackets


A.R.T. sport exhaust:
A.R.T. sport rear silencer system downstream of catalytic converter with four hard-chromed highly polished end pipes, 80 mm in diameter with A.R.T. logo


A.R.T. aerodynamics set:
A.R.T. AVANTGARDE front spoiler with additional XENON headlamp set Xenon upper-beam headlamps and halogen fog lamps with turning light function
A.R.T. side skirts
A.R.T. rear skirt with integrated rear diffuser
A.R.T. trunk lid spoiler for optimizing the aerodynamic properties


A.R.T. vehicle lettering:
A.R.T. vehicle lettering set for hood, emblem on trunk lid, lettering on trunk lid, lettering on center post, license plate holders

A.R.T. Headlamp set and radiator grille: Main headlamp set in vehicle color specially manufactured with special coating
A.R.T. sports radiator grill in vehicle color with chrome fin edges
A.R.T. Emblem disk in vehicle color for radiator grille


A.R.T. suspension:
Lowering of the factory-delivered adaptive suspension system by electronic lowering of the vehicle basic height by 35mm


A.R.T. design wheels:
monoART1 A.R.T. 20-inch light metal alloy wheels, TITANIUM POLISHED version, tire option: front 255/35ZR20, rear 285/30ZR20


A.R.T. Special paintwork:
Bi-color multiple-layer full paintwork in BRONZE and SANDSTONE, which brings out the full brilliance of the composed design, with decorative lines left and right for elegant optical delineation of the two color zones.


A.R.T. Interior:
A.R.T. full leather interior in bi-color MOCCA and SANDY BEIGE:
roof liner, floor, ventilation blowers, door locking mechanism, rear-window shelf, grab handles, all concealment components, entire instrument, center console complete with all trays, clothes hook, seatbelt pay-out surrounds, bordering of door arm rests front and rear, center post cover, arm rest cover, and much more ...
A.R.T. Sports steering wheel with paddle shifter, combination of fine wood/leather, ergonomically shaped with perforated grip zone
A.R.T. velours carpet set for footwell and trunk in color MOCCA, with border in leather MOCCA
A.R.T. curtain set, electrically operable, for rear window and rear doors, bi-color: inside SANDY BEIGE and outside MOCCA
A.R.T. entrance sills in highly polished stainless steel, with yellow illuminated A.R.T. logo, adjusting to the ambient lighting
A.R.T. STEPLIGHTS for optimum lighting of the entrance of the front and rear doors, in highly polished stainless steel, illuminated yellow, adjusting to the ambient lighting
A.R.T. pedal surfaces, in brushed aluminum, with rubber studs and A.R.T. emblem

A.R.T. special accessories:
Refrigerator in rear center console