The Mercedes S600 can be described as a top-notch luxury car, Maybach replacement, a chariot for the rich and powerful and many other things. It cannot, however, be described as an offroad vehicle. This rich Russian owner must have missed that last bit, because he tried to demonstrate his S600’s all-round capabilities, with possibly disastrous consequences.
Apart from the acute embarrassment of having a mere Lexus and an Infiniti assist this chariot of kings, the owner is possibly looking at some major dealer service. Some electronics may have shorted as a result of this excursion, and that interior will definitely have to be cleaned. It doesn’t look like the V12 ingested water (which would have wrecked the engine), but a thorough diagnostic checkup is certainly in order. But if you can afford an S600, some dealer service should not bother you. What’s curious is why take a trek through the woods in an S600 when you obviously can afford a first-class offroader like a G55?