Classic

  • The most successful premium-class saloon in company history
  • The Mercedes-Benz S-Class widely considered the best car in the world
  • Maximum comfort and outstanding safety

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  • Rigorous realisation of innovative vehicle concepts
  • Body design polarised in appearance
  • Automotive industry of the day injected with important new ideas (more…)

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  • A light car with a powerful engine
  • Already then one of the rarest Mercedes-Benz automobiles (more…)

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  • Locking mechanism prevents car doors bursting open
  • New locks ensure stability of passenger compartment and thus survival space for driver and passengers
  • The first production vehicle to feature the wedge-pin safety lock was the Mercedes-Benz 220 (W 111 series) in 1959 (more…)

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 w123-12 
  • First year’s output sold out shortly after launch
  • Mix of innovations and tried-and-tested engineering
  • Most successful model: the Mercedes-Benz 240D

The series was first introduced to the public in January 1976. Its internal designation was 123. The saloon body variant was used (more…)

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First foreign driver to win the famous long-distance race on April 12/13,1931

The 300-hp Mercedes-Benz SSKL generates a top speed of 235 km/h

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Rudolf Caracciola was the first foreign driver to win the famous Italian Mille Miglia road race. He and co-driver Wilhelm Sebas-tian completed the 1,635 kilometers at an average speed of 101.1 km/h driving a Mercedes-Benz SSKL (W 06 RS series) on April 12/13, 1931.

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