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Mercedes-Benz S-Class

Mercedes-Benz S-Class (Germany, 1972-1980)

Mercedes-Benz > S-Class > Gen.1 [W 116]
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Technical Features

The versions of this generations, S-Class 280 S to 450 SE, 280 SEL to 450 SEL 6.9, had the following new features:

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  • Fuel tank installed above the rear axle for collision protection
  • Safety interior (with four-spoke safety steering wheel)
  • Safety door handles
  • Side windows with anti-soiling measures
  • Tail lights with anti-soiling design
  • Anti-lock braking system ABS (available from 1978)
  • Double-wishbone front suspension from the C 111 experimental vehicle
  • First luxury class saloon with a diesel engine (300 SD)
     


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