hey, brad! it's true! below is the blurb from the mbusa.com website - from the 'what's new' section ,,, also below is the link. for 2006, you can choose either the sport package or the 4matic option at no cost (not both). and if you read carefully and review the picture(s) in the website, the 2006 s-class sport package has the same twin spoke amg wheel that the s-55 amg has.
i also noticed that the 2006 models are already out (several of my dealers here in the chicagoland area have them already). must be a final push on this body style prior to the introduction of the new 2007 style due out in the fall of 06. anyway -- here's the jackins directly from the benzo webiste. enjoy:
the 2006 s-500 sedan: 'Inspiring. Driver-adaptive 7-speed automatic transmission, exclusive Nappa leather heated front seats, hand-polished Burl Walnut wood interior trim, in-dash GPS navigation system, Airmatic air suspension and AMG Sport Appearance Package available as a no-charge option.
(The AMG Sport Appearance Package Available as a no-charge option on non-4MATIC S430 and S500 models, the Sport Appearance Package includes aggressive AMG-designed lower bodystyling and new staggered-width 18" AMG double-spoke wheels with 245/45 ZR18 front and 265/40 ZR18 rear high-performance tires.)'
and the link: http://www.mbusa.com/brand/models/S500V.jsp