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Mercedes-Benz S-class (W116, 1972-1980): books - history

A book on the Mercedes-Benz S-class (W116, 1972-1980)? Here are books on the history and technology of Mercedes-Benz cars.

Mercedes-Benz W100: From the SWB 600 to the Pullman Landaulet

The mighty Mercedes-Benz 600 Grosser was developed with costs being no object. It was a majestic, technically advanced limousine that was an automotive benchmark for many years to come.
This 200-page guide tells its story. It walks you through the car's development and history, explains chassis number and data card and comes with many recent non-Daimler AG color photos, never published in a book before; this includes pictures of the suspension.

These are some of the topics covered:
- Short overview of the 770 predecessor history
- Development of the W100
- Technical aspects
- Comfort features
- The SWB 600
- The 600 Pullman and Landaulet
- Some of the owners
- Two unique 600
- In-house and third party conversions
- A possible facelift
- W100 chassis number explained
- W100 data card explained
- Paint and interior options
- Technical specifications.

Author:Bernd S. Koehling
Specs:209 pages, 28 x 21 x 1.7 cm / 11 x 8.25 x 0.67 in, hardback
Illustrations:numerous b&w and colour photographs
Publisher:Bernd S. Koehling (D, 2021)
Book: Mercedes-Benz W100: From the SWB 600 to the Pullman Landaulet

Mercedes-Benz W100: From the SWB 600 to the Pullman Landaulet

Language: English

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Das grosse Mercedes-S-Klasse-Buch (Reprint)

Es wäre eine unfaire Untertreibung, wollte man den Erfolg der vier bisherigen Generationen der S-Klasse überwiegend dem alles überstrahlenden Image des guten Stern auf allen Strassen zuschreiben. Untrennbar mit der Faszination des Spitzenproduktes der Marke Mercedes-Benz sind nämlich epochale Neuerungen verbunden, die diese Autos mit sich brachten. Immer wieder ist es dem Werk damit gelungen, die S-Klasse nicht nur an die Spitze des eigenen Programms zu stellen, sondern in vielerlei Hinsicht auch an die Spitze des Automobilbaus überhaupt.

Pages of the book Das grosse Mercedes-S-Klasse-Buch (Reprint) (1)

Dieses Buch beschreibt die Limousinen der S-Klasse ab 1965 bis zur Baureihe W 140 des Jahres 1991 mit allen Details und zahlreichen Abbildungen - eine komplette Dokumentation über Deutschlands Prestige-Limousine Nr. 1.

Author:Matthias Röcke
Specs:160 pages, 34 x 24.5 cm / 13.4 x 9.7 in, hardback
Illustrations:numerous b&w and colour photographs
Publisher:Heel-Verlag GmbH (D, 2017)
Book: Das grosse Mercedes-S-Klasse-Buch (Reprint)

Das grosse Mercedes-S-Klasse-Buch (Reprint)

Language: German

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Mercedes-Benz S-Class 1972-2013

Ever since their introduction in 1972, the S-Class saloons from Mercedes-Benz have been considered the pinnacle of automotive excellence. For most of that time, ownership of an S-Class - at least, of a reasonably recent one - has been symbolic of material success and of restrained yet impeccable good taste.
Several other car makers have nibbled at the edges of the S-Class market, but none has produced a viable and lasting alternative to the big Benz.

"Mercedes-Benz S-Class 1972-2013" charts the evolution and success of the series, from the W116 model, the first to be designed from the ground up as a large luxury saloon, through to the C126 coupe, one of the all-time Mercedes-Benz classic designs.

Topics covered include:
- Development and production of the W126 saloons and classic W126 coupes
- The W140 saloons in the 1990s
- The 140 coupes, the W220 models and the elegant 215 coupes
- The W221 models, introduced at the Frankfurt International Motor Show in 2005
- The C216 coupes and the future of Mercedes-Benz S-Class.

Author:James Taylor
Specs:208 pages, 26 x 21.5 x 2 cm / 10.25 x 8.5 x 0.79 in, hardback
Illustrations:288 colour photographs
Publisher:The Crowood Press Ltd (GB, 2013)
Book: Mercedes-Benz S-Class 1972-2013

Mercedes-Benz S-Class 1972-2013

Language: English

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Mercedes S Class & 600 (1965-1972) - Brooklands Portfolio

Brooklands Portfolio book about the Mercedes-Benz S Class (W108 and W109) and 600 models from the period 1965-1972. Describes the Mercedes-Benz 250, 250S, 250SE, Automatic, 300SEL, 280S, 280SE, 300SE, 280S car, 280SEL and 600.

  • The articles, taken from contemporary British and American car magazines, provide much information about history, model changes and technology.
  • Also driving impressions, tests, comparison tests, technical specifications, etc.

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Specs:136 pages, 27 x 20.5 x 0.9 cm / 10.6 x 8.1 x 0.35 in, paperback
Illustrations:200 photographs
Publisher:Brooklands Books (GB, 2005)
Book: Mercedes S Class & 600 (1965-1972) - Brooklands Portfolio

Mercedes S Class & 600 (1965-1972)

Language: English

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Mercedes-Benz W116 - From the 280S to the 450SEL 6.9 and Tuners

Boost your knowledge on the Mercedes W116 Sedan. This 210-page book tells you its story. It walks you through the car's history, explains chassis number and data card, lists the option codes and comes with a comprehensive buyer's guide.
All this is accompanied by superb recent non-Daimler AG color photography. This guide is one of over twenty-five books and e-books about Mercedes cars, written by the author.

Some of the topics covered:
- the complete development and history of the five-, six-, and eight-cylinder sedans, all upgrades included
- A buyer's guide to check the trouble spots
- Chassis number and data card are explained in detail. Most option codes are listed.
- Comparison of the 450SE with the Cadillac Seville I
- Paint and upholstery options
- Technical specifications, including power & torque curves of all models from the 280S to the 450SEL 6.9
- Over 140 mostly recent non-Daimler AG color photos highlight many features of the various W116 models, including pictures of the suspension.

Author:Bernd S. Koehling
Specs:212 pages, 28 x 21.5 cm / 11 x 8.5 in, paperback
Illustrations:140+ colour photographs
Publisher:Bernd S. Koehling (D, 2019)
Book: Mercedes-Benz W116 - From the 280S to the 450SEL 6.9 and Tuners

Mercedes-Benz W116 - From the 280S to the 450SEL 6.9 and Tuners

Language: English

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Mercedes-Benz S-Class (W116 series, 1972-1980)

The W116 was the first Mercedes-Benz model to be officially called the S-Class, the start of a long line which continues to the present day. It offered a choice of smooth six and eight-cylinder engines, culminating in the hugely powerful 450 SEL 6.9, as well as a more economical turbodiesel for the North American market.
Only available from the factory as a saloon - in standard and long-wheelbase versions - nearly half a million cars were built during its eight-year career.

This guide will help you learn about the differences between models, and what to look for when buying. What are the true running costs, and what issues - with the mechanicals, body or interior - should you be wary of? Is a restoration worth considering?

This handy guide will take you step-by-step through the process of finding and evaluating a good W116 and making a successful purchase. Essential data and information about clubs and specialists will help you look after and enjoy your W116.

Author:Julian Parish
Specs:96 pages, 19.5 x 14 cm / 7.7 x 5.5 in, paperback
Illustrations:99 colour photographs
Publisher:Veloce Publishing Ltd (GB, 2017)
Book: Mercedes-Benz S-Class (W116 series, 1972-1980)

Mercedes-Benz S-Class (W116 series, 1972-1980)

Language: English

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Mercedes-Benz W126 - Das beste Auto der Welt

Mercedes-Benz W 126: Die S-Klasse - Das beste Auto der Welt

Heribert Hofner, Hans-Peter Lange, Stefan Commertz

German | hardback | 296 p. | 2018

Mercedes-Benz W126 S-Class 1979-1991

Mercedes-Benz W126 S-Class 1979-1991

Nik Greene

English | hardback | 256 p. | 2019

Mercedes S-Class 80-91

Mercedes S-Class (1980-1991)

English | paperback | 136 p. | 2001

[EBG] Mercedes-Benz S-Class (W126 Series, 79-91)

Mercedes-Benz S-Class (W126 Series, 1979-1991)

Tobias Zoporowski

English | paperback | 64 p. | 2019

Mercedes-Benz S-Klasse (W 126) (1979-1991)

Mercedes-Benz S-Klasse (W 126): Alle Modelle (1979-1991)

Tobias Zoporowski

German | paperback | 64 p. | 2016

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Last update:05-04-2024