Mercedes S-Class: I Am Your Father
The biggest Benz of all started out less like a saloon, more like a big red bus…
Posted: 21 Mar 2013
Upon the Mercedes 300's launch, it was the fastest German production car, boasting a heady top speed of 160km/h - a shade under 100mph. Underneath sat a 3.0-litre straight-six engine, with the Swiss press at the time declaring it "a milestone in the history of automotive engineering".
Some of this engineering included a safety tang lock to prevent the doors from bursting open, an electrically-operated torsion bar suspension to compensate the height of the rear wheels under heavy loads, and even heating with a blower as standard!