PeterH on December 7th, 2009

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116 series (1971 to 1980)

The first official “Mercedes-Benz S-Class” – internal designation W 116 – replaced the W 108/109 series and initially included three models, the 280 S, 280 SE and 350 SE. One noteworthy technical innovation introduced for the first time as standard in the sedans of the W 116 series was the double-wishbone front suspension with zero-offset steering and anti-dive control, which originally underwent testing in the C 111 experimental vehicle. This feature further improved handling characteristics. A new top-of-the-range model was presented in May 1975 – the 450 SEL 6.9. And from fall 1978, the S-Class sedans of the W 116 series became the first vehicles in the world equipped with a technical innovation of ground-breaking significance: The anti-lock brake system (ABS), which guaranteed the vehicle’s unrestricted steer-ing response even under emergency braking. (more…)

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PeterH on December 6th, 2009

S-Klasse Coupe


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PeterH on November 23rd, 2009

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Stuttgart — The latest generation of the LINGUATRONIC voice-operated control system is entering series production with the 2009 S-Class. Instead of saying the town and street separately as before, drivers can speak the desired destination as a single command — for example “Stuttgart, Epplestraße”. The system immediately begins to work out the route, only pausing to enquire whether a house number is to be entered as well. In Germany, LINGUATRONIC understands around


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  • S-Class Number One in the luxury segment every year since 1965
  • Clear worldwide market leader
  • Highest level of brand loyalty in the entire automobile industry
  • Trendsetter for the auto industry: S-Class with pioneering innovations in automobile safety

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The luxury class on the road to
the three-litre car

Shortly after the successful market launch of the S 400 HYBRID, currently the most fuel-efficient luxury-segment saloon with a petrol engine, Mercedes-Benz will be presenting the first “three-litre car” in the premium class – the Vision S 500 Plug-in HYBRID – at the 63rd IAA in Frankfurt. The technology vehicle will display the future of Mercedes-Benz’ modular set of (more…)

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