Crash Time China: Mercedes-Benz W140 S-class hits Toyota Highlander; Benz wins

Published on July 16, 2012 by Tycho de Feijter

Mercedes-Benz W140 S-class hits Toyota Highlander

A terrible crash last week in the extremely polluted city of Jilin in Jilin Province. Terrible because the crash involved one of our favorite cars; the Mercedes-Benz W140 S-class, and yes it was an S600 V12! The other car involved was the rather boring Toyota highlander SUV, made in China by the Guangzhou-Toyota joint venture. The mighty Benz was hit hard but damage seems repairable. Now the Highlander:

Mercedes-Benz W140 S-class hits Toyota Highlander

Yup, that is a totaled Toyota. Don’t fool with those old Benzes! The drivers of both cars were taken to a local hospital but were not seriously injured. Police in Jilin, invisible even if the world ends, say they will ‘investigate’ the cause of the accident, meaning we will never hear from it again and that the wounded owners of the vehicles have to fend for themselves while fighting their insurance companies.

Mercedes-Benz W140 S-class hits Toyota Highlander

Grown-up men with small dogs always a bit strange, let’s hope it belongs to his girlfriend.

Mercedes-Benz W140 S-class hits Toyota Highlander

Somebody lost apples.

Mercedes-Benz W140 S-class hits Toyota Highlander

Poor old Benz. Survived the attack but parts will be hard to find.

Mercedes-Benz W140 S-class hits Toyota Highlander

Highlander loox kinda cool with lowered roof.

Via: Autohome.


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  1. schaminski- July 16, 2012 Reply

    that’ll buff out for sure… 😉

  2. dragin- July 16, 2012 Reply

    The flatbed should be loading the Benz. The Highlander is driveable, albeit with minor discomfort.

  3. Dennis- July 16, 2012 Reply

    meh, any neighbour hood bodyshop is gonna make that look “almost” as good as new

  4. Hoch- July 17, 2012 Reply

    Interested that licence plates are missing/removed just after an accident – police remove plates or plates stolen ?

  5. mano- July 17, 2012 Reply

    Very obvious what happened. High riding SUV, low “sporty” wedge, Chinese driving. Case solved.

  6. mbz- July 25, 2012 Reply

    doesnt seem like a S600 to me, it didnt have the headlight wiper, missing the V12 at C-pillar, doesnt look like having sunroof and two tone seat

  7. MBFahrer- July 25, 2012 Reply

    @ MBZ, no it’s not a 600. Looks like a gen II S420/320 with a 600 grille. Hard to tell, but it doesn’t look like a LWB either.

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