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A dream car for individualists.
Powerful attributes.

These are the powerful attributes of the S-Class. The first luxury saloon to bear this name made its debut 50 years ago: a new star was born! The abbreviation stands for “special class”, but could just as well symbolise “style” or “star”. Today, the Mercedes-Benz 116 series inspires people just as much as it did in 1972. 

A stylish companion for travelling in a stylish classic car is the classic Mercedes-Benz leather bag, exclusively handcrafted for Mercedes-Benz Classic. The travel bag is available in cognac or black in the Mercedes-Benz Museum Shop.

Video about the Mercedes-Benz W 116.
Visionary from the 1970s.

The S-Class set standards in its time. This is shown by the many innovations. And the 116 series also became a pioneer – for example as the basis for the ESF 22 (1973) and ESF 24 (1974) experimental safety vehicles.

The luxury vehicles were extremely successful: exactly 473,035 saloons were built at the Mercedes-Benz Sindelfingen plant between 1972 and 1979.

Unique tradition.

The latest 223 model series of the S-Class continues this unique tradition today – now even with fascinating vintage paint finishes from the new Mercedes-Benz MANUFAKTUR label.

The programme here comprises selected and predominantly handcrafted materials and high-quality finishes: the current S-Class thus offers even more stylish individuality than before.

The exclusive exterior options for the luxury saloons with the three-pointed star include – with availability depending on the market – MANUFAKTUR graphite metallic, MANUFAKTUR olive metallic, MANUFAKTUR vintage blue, MANUFAKTUR Kalahari gold magno and MANUFAKTUR night black magno.

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Die jüngste Baureihe 223 der S-Klasse schreibt diese einzigartige Tradition heute fort – jetzt sogar mit faszinierenden Vintage-Lackierungen des neuen Labels Mercedes-Benz MANUFAKTUR. Dieses Programm umfasst ausgewählte und vorwiegend in Handarbeit verarbeitete Materialien und hochwertige Veredelungen: So bietet die aktuelle S-Klasse noch mehr stilvolle Individualität als bisher.