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.
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.
A triple victory was secured for Mercedes-Benz and the then new W 154 twelve-cylinder racing car on 15 May 1938. Hermann Lang won the Tripoli Grand Prix, ahead of fellow drivers Manfred von Brauchitsch and Rudolf Caracciola.
This history of the Mercedes-Benz S-Class is a history of vehicle safety at the highest level. A tradition of outstanding innovations which have debuted in the S-Class have made these premium cars from Stuttgart pioneers for new solutions and a worldwide benchmark in vehicle safety. Thus beyond their own vehicles, Daimler continually establish standards in active, passive and integrated safety for the entire automotive industry.
Mercedes-Benz is the main automotive sponsor of Mille Miglia. The corresponding agreement was reached between Mercedes-Benz Classic and 1000 Miglia S.R.L. in Brescia (Italy), with the aim of establishing a long-term collaboration.
Mille Miglia (16 to 19 May 2013) is one of the highlights in the calendar of classic car enthusiasts the world over. Alongside many other vintage models, Mercedes-Benz Classic will once again be at the starting line this year with the legendary 300 SLR and will also be publishing current videos of the event online.
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.
The readers of “Motor Klassik” classic car magazine have decided: in the “Motor Klassik Award 2013” a Mercedes-Benz vehicle has won in all of five categories. “In this vote, three historic cars as well as two current Mercedes-Benz models won,” Michael Bock, Head of Mercedes-Benz Classic, was pleased to say.
From 10 to 14 April 2013, Mercedes-Benz Classic is making the exclusive history of the S-Class and its pioneering innovations the main focus of its brand presentation at the 25th Techno Classica in Essen. The world’s oldest car manufacturer will be presenting its exhibits at the largest international trade fair for classic vehicles on a stand covering 4500 square metres in hall 1 of the Essen Exhibition Grounds.
At the Goodwood Festival of Speed (11 to 14 July 2013), Mercedes-Benz Classic will draw a good deal of attention to itself by presenting legendary racing cars. There will be a taste of this at the Goodwood Press Day: racing driver Jochen Mass will be piloting the “Uhlenhaut Coupé”, the closed version of the 300 SLR (W 196 S) racing car.
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.
Two models from the Mercedes-Benz stable secured impressive victories in their vehicle classes in the inaugural Auto Trophy Classic. Readers of specialist magazine Auto Zeitung Classic Cars voted the Mercedes-Benz 600 and the 123-series T-Model estate the winners in their respective categories by a clear margin.