Mercedes-Benz W126 S-Class 1979-1991
|INSIDE:||314 colour photographs|
The Mercedes 126 S-Class of 1979-1991 remains the most successful premium saloon in the company's history and is considered by many to be one of the best cars in the world. "You don't simply decide to buy an S-Class: it comes to you when fate has ordained that your life should take that course. The door closes with a reassuring clunk - and you have arrived." said the sales brochure of the first real Sonderklasse, the W116. With over 300 colour photos and production histories and specifications for both Generation One and Two models, this is an essential resource for anyone with an interest in this timeless car. The book covers:
- An overview of the key personalities who drove the development of this model
- The initial 116 Sonderklasse and its subsequent evolution
- The history and personality of each model
- Detailed analysis of the different engines - both petrol and diesel.
- Technical specifications for each of the Generation One and Two models, plus their sales history
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" Mercedes Benz S-Class, W126 1979-1991, an excellent book for anyone who wants to learn more about the most successful S-Class ever build than just the naked facts. Greene already proved his technical aptitude is his first more maintenance oriented S-class book. Here he becomes the story teller. And not just any story! He sheds a new and profound light on the so unique character and prestige of that most celebrated w126. For the first time we learn about how destiny brought together some extraordinary key characters that would shape Mercedes Benz to take on the future. His book shows us how a bunch of idiosyncratic personality's, each with their unique set of engineering skills and experience, brought there talent and inventions together, and boosted the company's technical developments in all the facets of car manufacturing, Its apotheoses being the w126. The first modern car, and as Mercedes claimed: the best car in the world! This brilliant team of designers and engineers gets full attention from Greene. The background and context laid out in this book makes it profoundly clear that this particular car was the pivotal Mercedes achievement that propelled the company from the classic to the modern area. All its incorporated mile stone inventions would become standard issue in later and today's cars. Greene convincingly makes the reader aware that the W126 is also 'center stage' in Mercedes Benz history because it embody's the best of both era's: the classic design and sheer build quality together with all technological novelties we find today standard in every car: a well equipped w126 is still up to today's standards, but can show a variety of design features (colors for example) that modern cars do not offer anymore. I really enjoyed reading this book, and it seems to me the most compelling story for the W126 S-class told so far. A must for a ny car enthusiast or mercedes and/or S-Class owner! "
Review Type: Customer
Posted By: J. Leonard W. Heus