I dont know why everybody has to say so much about the bad quality of the W220...i drive it for more years now, not one problem! Everything functions like it has the first day... For combine: i also had a W140 -wich is known for the best quality in the world...but i had more problems with it, as i have with the W220... The cockpit: i prefer the pre-faceliftet. Why? because the facelifted had this grose COMAND wich looks like some aftermarket system...in the prefaceliftet you got it integrated with wood between the buttons and TV - it looked more sofisticated to me. I also dont like the buttons in the tool bar above - in the facelift verison they are narrow and elongated, but the buttons of comand and clima control are still big (wide and high) and this is not getting together for me... The prefacelifted model was more coherent for me as the faceliftet, but that is my opinion. Thw W221 is not bad in the interieur, but as i sad for me too much minimalistic and it has one think with which i just CANT LIVE! : Terrible compartment (+bad quality of it: plastic in every option also if you take ''leather exclusive''paket its still not in leather but in plastic) for CD and DVD which is placed instead of outside, inside of the cockpit!! ugly as hell! i mean such compatment uses the Vans (Toyota Previa and others) - you cant give it in a business-limo! And thats why i cant buy the W221 and i will jump over it and get me the W222 in december (which will have the console back again placed outside of the cockpit).