- 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
Stuttgart – In September 1979 Mercedes-Benz presented the new S-Class from the W 126 series at the International Motor Show (IAA) in Frankfurt/Main. It proved an instant success, and over its entire production period became one of the most commonly registered of premium-class vehicles worldwide.
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.
– 29 year old worldnews
Bukowski’s auction on Ingmar Bergman’s chattels became world news. But in the midst of bins for 11 000 SEK and a stopwatch for 80 000 SEK there were also two classic cars. Bergmans daily drive and his special occations … Both Mercedes-Benz of 1980.
Because Styling-Garage had so many customers at a certain point of time they just couldnt cope with the demand for exotic cars that came from the middle-east. They could have done two things. Just say no or find some other company to help them out. The first wasnt really an option because SGS was in some ways the only company that could make what the sheiks were asking for. So Styling-Garage had to find a partner in crime.
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