The Mercedes-Benz W 108 is a timeless car. Hard to believe that this luxury-class model series was launched a full 50 years ago. Its design was created by the then Mercedes-Benz stylist Paul Bracq. In terms of comfort and spaciousness, a W 108 still sets standards. Alongside the models with normal wheelbase, which were only available with a steel suspension, Mercedes-Benz also offered the long-wheelbase SEL models with the option of air suspension. Even more lavishly appointed, they formed a model series in their own right, with the designation W 109.