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Mercedes-Benz S-Class – The epitome of automotive engineering

Being a role model means leading the way. Since the earliest days of the automobile, the top-of-line models from Mercedes-Benz have been the most well-known and famous ambassadors of German automotive engineering.  With groundbreaking innovations, they have set the standards for passenger car development in general. This tradition is still alive today and will, from the summer of 2013, find its continuation in a model series that carries forward the prestigious name of the S-Class into the future.

 

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S-Class model series

  • Mercedes Simplex 60 PS <br/>(1903-1905)
    Mercedes Simplex 60 PS
    (1903-1905)

    The 60 hp Mercedes-Simplex dating from 1904 is an early example of the unique luxury class tradition of Mercedes-Benz.

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  • Mercedes-Benz Nürburg W 08 </br>(1928 – 1939)
    Mercedes-Benz Nürburg W 08
    (1928 – 1939)

    The Nürburg 460 made its debut in the autumn of 1928 at the Paris Motor Show as the first series production Mercedes-Benz to ...

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  • Mercedes-Benz 770 „Grand Mercedes“ W 07 (1930 – 1938)
    Mercedes-Benz 770 „Grand Mercedes“ W 07 (1930 – 1938)

    In 1930 Mercedes-Benz presented the “Grand Mercedes” model 770 at the Paris Motor Show as the ultimate in automotive engineering.

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  • Mercedes-Benz 320 W 142 </br>(1937 – 1942)
    Mercedes-Benz 320 W 142
    (1937 – 1942)

    Mit dem Mercedes-Benz 320 (W 142) debütiert 1937 ein moderner Reisewagen der Oberklasse. Sein Schwingachs- Fahrwerk mit ...

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  • Mercedes-Benz 300 W 186 and </br>W 189 (1951 – 1962)
    Mercedes-Benz 300 W 186 and
    W 189 (1951 – 1962)

    Today the Mercedes-Benz 300 is primarily known by its nickname, the ‘Adenauer Mercedes’. Konrad Adenauer, ...

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  • Mercedes-Benz 220 W 187 </br>(1951 – 1954)
    Mercedes-Benz 220 W 187
    (1951 – 1954)

    At the first Frankfurt International Motor Show (IAA) held in April 1951, ...

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  • Mercedes-Benz 220/220 S/220 SE W 180/W 128 (1954 – 1959)
    Mercedes-Benz 220/220 S/220 SE W 180/W 128 (1954 – 1959)

    Introduced in the spring of 1954, the type 220, also known internally as the 220 a (W 180), was the first Mercedes-Benz six-cylinder model ...

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  • Mercedes-Benz 220 b to 300 SE long (1959 – 1965)
    Mercedes-Benz 220 b to 300 SE long (1959 – 1965)

    The 220, 220 S and 220 SE (W 111) ‘fintail models’ launched in 1959 earned their nickname from ...

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  • Mercedes-Benz 600 W 100 </br>(1963 – 1981)
    Mercedes-Benz 600 W 100
    (1963 – 1981)

    In 1963, the 600 model (W 100) presented at the IAA International Motor Show in Frankfurt became the new flagship model ...

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  • Mercedes-Benz 250 S – 300 SEL 6.3 W 108/W 109 (1965 – 1972)
    Mercedes-Benz 250 S – 300 SEL 6.3 W 108/W 109 (1965 – 1972)

    The W 108 and W 109-series saloons, which replaced the six-cylinder ‘fintail models’ ...

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  • Mercedes-Benz S-Class </br>series 116 (1972 – 1980)
    Mercedes-Benz S-Class
    series 116 (1972 – 1980)

    In 1972 the luxury class Saloons with which Mercedes-Benz had been setting standards ...

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  • Mercedes-Benz S-Class </br>series 126 (1979 – 1991)
    Mercedes-Benz S-Class
    series 126 (1979 – 1991)

    In 1979 the 126-series S-Class impressed with its aerodynamically-enhanced shape ...

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  • Mercedes-Benz S-Class </br>series 140 (1991 – 1998)
    Mercedes-Benz S-Class
    series 140 (1991 – 1998)

    The S-Class of the model series 140 represented the new superlative at Mercedes-Benz in 1991. Its developers ...

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  • Mercedes-Benz S-Class </br>series 220 (1998 – 2005)
    Mercedes-Benz S-Class
    series 220 (1998 – 2005)

    The appearance of the new S-Class (model series 220) in 1998 was all about understatement. ...

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  • Mercedes-Benz S-Class </br>series 221 (2005 – 2013)
    Mercedes-Benz S-Class
    series 221 (2005 – 2013)

    The S-Class model generation 221 presented in 2005 combined an expressive exterior with a high-grade, ...

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  • Mercedes-Benz S-Class <br>series 222 (from 2013)
    Mercedes-Benz S-Class
    series 222 (from 2013)

    The best car in the world – each generation of the S-Class has earned itself this epithet anew.

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More information

  • Video
    Video

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  • Flipbook
    Flipbook

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  • Style history
    Style history

    Every generation of the S-Class with its unique design harmoniously brings ...

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  • Aerodynamics
    Aerodynamics

    Mercedes-Benz engineers have known since the 1930s what a pivotal role aerodynamically ...

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  • Individualisation
    Individualisation

    The desire for individual equipment detail is a fundamental feature of premium class ...

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  • The S-Class and its predecessors </br>in the international press
    The S-Class and its predecessors
    in the international press

    The Mercedes-Benz S-Class enjoyed great acclaim in the global media.

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