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.