Ever since their introduction in 1972, the S-Class saloons from Mercedes-Benz have been considered the pinnacle of automotive excellence. For most of that time, ownership of an S-Class - at least, of a reasonably recent one - has been symbolic of material success and of restrained yet impeccable good taste. Several other car makers have nibbled at the edges of the S-Class market, but none has produced a viable and lasting alternative to the big Benz. Mercedes-Benz S-Class 1972-2013 charts the evolution and success of the series, from the W116 model, the first to be designed from the ground up as a large luxury saloon, through to the C126 coupe, one of the all-time Mercedes-Benz classic designs.
Mercedes-Benz S-Class 1972-2013 by James Taylor
About the author
James Taylor is one of Britain's leading writers on motoring history, with more than one hundred books to his credit, including several definitive one-make or one-model titles for Crowood. He has also written for classic vehicle magazines in several countries, has translated books from foreign languages, and delivers effective writing training in both the public and private sectors. He counts Mercedes-Benz among his favourite car marques.
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