These vehicles were a part of the gallery of ancestors.
The representative models 300 (W 186, W 189) and 600 (W 100)
are just as much a part of the S-Class history as the line of ancestors beginning with
the 220 model (W 187) from 1951. The importance of the model series' history
through to the present day can be summarised using this family of vehicles It is the
epitome of innovative technology, of comfort at its best and future-oriented
safety systems. "Thus the S-Class plays the leading role with regard to a number of aspects”,
explains Bock. Among the stars in the elaborate photo shoot in
Sindelfingen were the 1904 Mercedes-Simplex 60 hp touring car, the
Mercedes-Benz Nürburg 460 (W 08), a "Grand Mercedes" from 1931 and the
"Adenauer Mercedes" from 1952 in addition to ten other luxury saloons from the
past – through to the newest S-Class. Every generation of the S-Class and the preceding model series was a pioneer of its time with regard to innovation, style, comfort, safety and quality.