Mercedes-Benz S-Class 1972-2013
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Ever since their introduction in 1972, the S-Class saloons from Mercedes-Benz have been considered the pinnacle of automotive excellence. For most of that time, ownership of an S-Class - at least, of a reasonably recent one - has been symbolic of material success and of restrained yet impeccable good taste. Several other car makers have nibbled at the edges of the S-Class market, but none has produced a viable and lasting alternative to the big Benz. Mercedes-Benz S-Class 1972-2013 charts the evolution and success of the series, from the W116 model, the first to be designed from the ground up as a large luxury saloon, through to the C126 coupe, one of the all-time Mercedes-Benz classic designs.
Topics covered include:
- Development and production of the W126 saloons and classic W126 coupes
- The W140 saloons in the 1990s
- The 140 coupes, the W220 models and the elegant 215 coupes
- The W221 models, introduced at the Frankfurt International Motor Show in 2005
- The C216 coupes and the future of Mercedes-Benz S-Class
Mercedes-Benz S-Class 1972-2013 is an ideal resource for anybody with an interest in these fine cars from the world's oldest manufacturer.