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
Mercedes-Benz S-Class (W140)
This was a good S-Class, because this S-Class was the first production car at Mercedes to feature a V12. It was, in fact, the company's most powerful passenger car (at that time) with the 600 SE and 600 SEL.
But of course, there was much electronic wizardy and witchcraft at play underneath, including (deep breath): electronic stability programme (ESP) as standard from 1995, brake assist, park sensors, an auto-pilot navigation system, adaptive damping, ‘closing assist' for the doors and boot, double glazing on the side windows, voice control and a "total avoidance of chlorofluorocarbons".
That's CFCs. It was the 90s, after all.