Mercedes-Benz's all-new S-Class, which went on sale this month, is being offered with just two V-8 engines initially. Those wanting the company's all-new V-12 that debuts in the company's flagship CL coupe will have to wait until 2000, Mercedes says. Pricing for the V-12 model has not been announced. The base price for the S430 is $69,700; the 5.0L V-8 S500 will start at $77,850. The company had forecast a 50/50 sales split with the two V-8s, but the current order rate shows 70% of buyers ...

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