19721980 MercedesBenz SClass 116 Series

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(from Daimler Press Modern Classics: the Mercedes-Benz of the 116 series (1972 to 1980)

• The first luxury class series to bear the S-Class

• Numerous technical innovations helped to make it the forerunner

• The 450 SEL 6.9 became the top-of-the-range model in

The luxury class saloons of the brand have borne the name for what seems an eternity. Yet in fact this has been the case since this was the year in which the new class model series internally as the 116 made its official under the S-Class name, in the form of the 280 S, 280 SE and 350 SE. In 1975 the brand out a new top-of-the-range model which set in many respects: the Mercedes-Benz 450 SEL 6.9 the largest engine capacity for a at that time, providing car-like levels of performance.

In 1977, the 300 SD model also set it became the first Mercedes-Benz class saloon to feature a engine, and at the time was destined for export to North America. It was a pioneering model, however – the diesel engine is a natural to the petrol engine in all vehicle

The S-Class has always been an driver and has introduced a variety of new automotive products and features have set standards across the The same is true of the 116 model In the brochure dating from the brand declared in a confident and manner: “Mercedes-Benz vehicles [. ] reached such a high standard that it did not seem to be able to achieve any further of discernible significance.

Nevertheless, this is precisely we have succeeded in achieving the new S-Class — by pushing the and technical boundaries of modern engineering. Currently it is not possible to a better overall solution. In areas it has been possible to such substantial advances we are able to talk about new of driving characteristics, safety and

This is true: the 116 series highly in many areas, such innovations as the double-wishbone suspension, for example, which had used for the first time in in the C 111 prototype vehicle. The S-Class was consistently on the basis of results from safety research, through to the interior which in areas was built with a to keeping the risk of injury to an minimum. The fuel tank was over the rear axle to protection in the event of a collision. And witnessed the debut of an epoch-making in the area of safety: Mercedes-Benz the world’s first anti-lock system (ABS) in the 116-series – and what had been a long-standing of the engineers became a reality.

The sheer number of innovative means that such an is still up-to-date even and as such it is a true modern

This aspect is also in the design of the model series: it places the vehicle in the 1970’s, yet it is by no means archaic. The designers of the skilfully crafted the 116 series lines which have it fresh during its time – and keep it fresh today.

a 116-series S-Class today just as high a standard of as ever. Even long can be covered comfortably in the Saloon, as the and comfort of the normal S-Class set standards. The long-version offers regal levels of comfort its longer legroom in the rear.

you might even wish you had a to drive you – although taking to the yourself affords immense enabling the quality and precision of the vehicle to be experienced.

Mercedes-Benz makes it easy to after a modern classic the moment of taking ownership to the brand’s excellent provision of parts and the available know-how: every part can be obtained via partners and the company’s own ordering with delivery for the most taking place overnight. authorised workshops have even been appointed as Partners – they are able to outstanding expertise with vehicles.

Furthermore, anyone for a modern classic is also to strike it lucky with the Mercedes-Benz Young Classics is the specialising in such vehicles, and several examples in its vehicle – all in excellent condition and with a history, such that could almost pass for new So convinced is it of their quality Mercedes-Benz Young Classics offers a warranty for the vehicles – which is unique in the automotive


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