Stuttgart, Apr 27, 2021 -
In the autumn of 1961, Mercedes-Benz was, once again, ahead of its time. Only by a few months this time, but the promise it contained was clear: the next spring season was sure to come. The herald of the motoring future for the coming spring was the W 111 luxury class Cabriolet, a direct predecessor of the S-Class, and was unveiled at the International Motor Show (IAA, 21 September to 1 October 1961) in Frankfurt am Main.
Stuttgart, Sep 19, 2019 -
A pioneer of modern design and a technology trendsetter with airbags, optimised aerodynamics and deliberate weight reduction: this is what the 126 series Mercedes-Benz S-Class stood for, presented 40 years ago in September 1979 at the International Motor Show (IAA) in Frankfurt am Main.
Stuttgart, Dec 5, 2017 -
Three decades ago, two exclusive Mercedes-Benz models celebrated their premiere: The 190 E 2.5-16 (201 series) prepared the way for the then compact class to become a star performer, while the 560 SE (126 series) combined the top performance of the flagship S-Class model with the more dynamic handling of the shorter wheelbase
Stuttgart, Feb 22, 2016 -
The S-Class model series 140 is a superlative Mercedes-Benz. 25 years ago it was premiered at the 1991 Geneva Motor Show. Its developers concentrated on maximum comfort, for example through generous dimensions and double glazing for optimised acoustic insulation. Plus there were numerous systems supporting the driver. In addition it was the brand's first series-production passenger car to be available with a twelve-cylinder engine.
Stuttgart, Oct 24, 2013 -
Readers of German motoring magazine “Auto Bild Klassik” have decided: not one, but three, Mercedes-Benz cars take a top prize in the “Golden Classic Steering Wheel” awards. “With the Type 600 and type 230 SL, we have two true icons of Mercedes-Benz on the top step of the podium,” enthuses Michael Bock, head of Mercedes-Benz Classic. “This recognition from readers delights us all the more because it is exactly 50 years since both these model series were launched.”
Stuttgart, Sep 6, 2013 -
The première of the Model 180 (W 120) in 1953, today lovingly referred to as the “Pontoon Mercedes” (or the “Roundie”), was a technical and aesthetic milestone in the history of the passenger cars from Mercedes-Benz. The intermediate saloon was the first car from the Stuttgart-based brand to feature a unibody and at the same time the first whose bodywork was designed in the form of a pontoon.
Stuttgart, Aug 28, 2013 -
The IAA International Motor Show in Frankfurt on the Main is one of the most important venues for outstanding world premières from Mercedes-Benz. In September 1963, the Mercedes-Benz 600 (W 100) opened the door to a new dimension in motoring: the representational vehicle set benchmarks with regard to technical features, safety, comfort, size, and power.
Stuttgart, Jul 24, 2013 -
Justly proud of their fine, classic cars are the 1,300 members of the Mercedes-Benz S-Klasse Club e. V., or S-Class Club, the only one in the world focusing specifically on the luxury-class vehicles with the three-pointed star to be officially recognised by Mercedes-Benz Classic. The club is based in Germany, but its members come from all over the world. What is it about the S-Class that they love so much? Timeless elegance, power, safety, and comfort – which have always been the virtues of the luxury-class cars built by the Stuttgart brand.
Stuttgart, Jun 12, 2013 -
The premium and luxury class Mercedes-Benz vehicles of the S-Class represent the values of the Stuttgart-based brand like no other model series family. The economic success of Mercedes-Benz throughout the world is also reflected in the exclusive chronology of the S-Class, whose traditions date back to the early days of the automobile. The economic history of the S-Class is made up of a variety of individual elements – the following examples represent a selection of these elements.
Stuttgart, Jun 4, 2013 -
The desire for individual equipment detail is a fundamental feature of premium class and flagship Mercedes-Benz vehicles and has been part of S-Class history from the outset. The current range of Mercedes-Benz designo individualisation options enables customers to shape cars in accordance with their personal ideas and wishes. The degree of refinement is determined by innovative ideas and traditional craftsmanship.
Stuttgart, May 21, 2013 -
Every generation of the S-Class with its unique design harmoniously brings the strengths and values of the Mercedes-Benz brand to the forefront. The design idiom, the aesthetics and the solid manufacture of these exclusive range-topping luxury saloons are thus the standard bearers of the Stuttgart-based vehicle manufacturer and even set the standards for the entire automotive segment.
Stuttgart, May 13, 2013 -
The history of the Mercedes Benz S Class shows that automobile comfort is far more than just a luxurious ambiance, size and performance. In fact it is far more the intelligent support of the driver and passengers through innovative technical solutions providing answers to current questions and requirements which contribute to the holistic comfort of a vehicle.
Stuttgart, Apr 16, 2013 -
Mercedes-Benz and France have enjoyed a very special relationship right up to the present day: the Stuttgart-based manufacturer i.e. has remained true to the Salon Mondial de l’Automobile (International Motor Show) in Paris since it was introduced in 1898 and has time and again celebrated great premieres, especially with models of the luxury class.
Stuttgart, Mar 19, 2013 -
The Mercedes-Benz S-Class is a byword for luxury, comfort, and driving safety. Because of that, this family of model series has had an enduring impact on the reputation of the brand. Its long and distinguished history stretches back to the beginning of the 20th century.
Stuttgart, Feb 26, 2013 -
Mercedes-Benz Classic and the brand clubs officially recognised in Germany are putting the fascinating history of the S-Class on centre stage during their joint appearance at Retro Classics 2013 in Stuttgart.
Stuttgart, Oct 18, 2012 -
Mercedes-Benz in the final spurt at the Dunlop FHR long-distance cup: the type 220 SE (series W 111) reconstructed by Mercedes-Benz Classic will be on the starting grid for the ADAC Westphalia Trophy 2012 at the Nürburgring (19–21 October 2012), the setting for the season finale of the race series, held as a two-hour race. The “Fintail” saloon has been optimised for racing and will be piloted by former racing driver, Roland Asch, and by Bernd Ostmann, editor-in-chief of the professional journal auto motor und sport.
Stuttgart, Sep 24, 2012 -
On 4 November 1962, after completing 4626 kilometres, Ewy Rosqvist and her co-driver Ursula Wirth emerged victorious in the VI Touring Car Grand Prix of Argentina (“VI Gran Premio Internacional Standard Supermovil YPF”) in their Mercedes-Benz 220 SE (W 111). The entire country excitedly celebrated the outstanding victory of the Mercedes-Benz women’s team in South America’s tough long-distance rally.
Stuttgart, Sep 6, 2012 -
In September 1972, Mercedes-Benz premiered not only a new generation of its flagship luxury-class vehicle but also a new name – the sedans were now officially known as the Mercedes-Benz S-Class. The ‘S’ abbreviation for top-of-the-line Mercedes-Benz models had been in use since 1949. But now, the ‘S’ (not to be confused with the supercharged cars of the 1920s) had become the badge for an entire family of cars.
Stuttgart, Sep 3, 2012 -
At the Frankfurt International Motor Show in September 1972, Mercedes-Benz premiered not only a new generation of its flagship luxury-class vehicle but also a new name – the sedans were now officially known as the Mercedes-Benz S-Class. The ‘S’ abbreviation for top-of-the-line Mercedes-Benz models had been in use since 1949. But now, the ‘S’ (not to be confused with the supercharged cars of the 1920s) had become the badge for an entire family of cars.
Stuttgart, Feb 13, 2012 -
The premiere that was celebrated for two luxurious premium-class cars from 15 to 25 March 1962 at the 32nd Geneva Motor Show was a brilliant one: Mercedes-Benz presented the 300 SE Coupé and the 300 SE Cabriolet of the W 112 series. Because both these two-door four-seater cars were the result of the consistent combination of technical brilliance, impressive performance and very high standards of style and elegance.
Stuttgart, Jul 11, 2009 -
Daimler-Benz AG first presented the new six-cylinder Mercedes-Benz 220, 220 S and 220 SE models in the fashionable fintail design at a press event on 11 August 1959. These were the first production passenger cars to feature safety bodies – having both a passenger cell with maximum stability (“rigid passenger compartment”) and front and rear crumple zones.
Stuttgart, Feb 25, 2008 -
In March 1968 Daimler-Benz presented a car at the Geneva Motor Show which on closer inspection revealed itself to be a combination of the 109 series Type 300 SEL introduced in 1965 and the Type 600 ‘representation sedan’.
Stuttgart, Feb 4, 2006 -
<b>March 5 - 15, 1981</b> In 1981 the W 126 series Mercedes-Benz S-Class attracted a great deal of attention at the Geneva Motor Show: the airbag and belt tensioner – two passive safety innovations – were celebrating their world premiere in the flagship Mercedes model.
Stuttgart, Aug 15, 2005 -
<b>August 16, 1965</b> The W 108 established itself as successor to the six-cylinder tailfin models, and as Mercedes-Benz’s first true premium segment model series it was seen from the outset as a model family ripe for development.
Stuttgart, Apr 8, 2005 -
<b>May 1995</b> Ten years ago, a milestone in active handling safety was incorporated in the large-scale production of the Mercedes-Benz S 600 coupe: the Electronic Stability Program, ESP.