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Mercedes-Benz W126

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kg (3439 lb) (280 SE)

1655 kg lb) (500 SEL)

1650 kg lb) (500 SEC)

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The Mercedes-Benz W126 was a series of Automobile manufactured by Germany marque Mercedes-Benz. Premiering in 1979 as the successor to the earlier line, the W126 was the second of the Mercedes-Benz flagship to officially the S-Class name referring to or special class. The W126 was offered in Straight-6 . V8 . and turbo sedan models. In September 2-door Coupé versions of the were introduced. Compared to its the W126 was more aerodynamic, efficient, capacious, and powerfully The W126 S-Class debuted a new design style which was used on other vehicles in the lineup. The W126 line introduced many Mercedes-Benz innovations, including the first supplemental restraint systems, Seat belt . and Traction . [1]



Following the of the 1970s generation W116 also included the flagship 450SEL 6.9 ), Mercedes-Benz began for the next-generation S-Class model. project W126, [1] the project had goals: an improved ride, handling, and improved Fuel . [2] These improvements were at helping retain the S-Class’ leadership as the world’s best-selling luxury sedan. [1] Following the Oil crisis . Mercedes-Benz had made efficiency an especially pertinent (named Energy Program), [3] in the large V8 engine versions of the

In terms of the body design, the of the W126 design team, led by Bruno Sacco . was to produce a car was sleeker and more Aerodynamic thus lighter and faster) the previous model. The application of materials and alloys combined thorough wind tunnel to reduce overall drag the car consumed about 10% less than its predecessor. [2] The maximum was also increased (250 in the most powerful model). [1]

After six years of development, the was formally introduced at the Internationale (International Motor Show, or in Frankfurt on September 1979. The lineup featured seven in standard (SE, SD) and long SDL) wheelbase Sedan Body style . the 280 SE/SEL, 380 500 SE/SEL and 300 SD. Technically, the long (SEL) variants were V126, but this was not popularly [1] In 1981, the coupé version of the W126 S-Class premiered at the IAA the 500 SEC model. In 1981, Wheels selected the W126 model 380 SE as its Car of the Year . [4]

Mercedes-Benz W126

Four years after the of the fuel-efficiency Energy Program, the range had been reworked In September 1985, again at the IAA in . the reworked model range was Apart from visual to the bumpers, side covers and the changes made to the available of engine variants was most Two newly-constructed 6 cylinder engines and new 4.2 and 5.6 V8’s were added, and engines were further

The W126 generation was replaced by the in 1992, although a satellite in South Africa is known to continued production until


The W126 S-Class the next generation of Mercedes-Benz car . which came to dominate the in the 1980s. Because the appearance from the rest of the Mercedes-Benz at that time, some did not appreciate the design at its debut. [3] to its predecessor, the W116. the new model had a lower profile look, more aerodynamic qualities before ( Drag coefficient of Cd for the sedans, 0.34 for the coupés). [1] For the time, a Mercedes-Benz sedan was not with traditional chrome ; polyurethane deformable bumpers used, and visually aligned body panels. [2]

The interior featured pleated on the doors, woodgrain trim on the console and across the dash, and a layout with symmetrically buttons.

The W126 S-Class the following general dimensions:

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