Once upon a time there was a S-Class.
Behind the hill rises Hohenzollern Castle. In the valley below are the villages of Hechingen and Bisingen, which, in the dramatic morning light, look a little like hamlets from the Middle ages. It is truly fairytale scenery. The idea is a tour through the country of poets and thinkers – through Germany. In an automobile that, at the time it was created, represented radical progress. In a car which inspires that longing for a time gone by that was, if not better, surely less complex; a longing that emerges when one occasionally feels bulldozed by the speed of the present day. In a Mercedes-Benz 450 SEL 6.9.