Mercedes-Benz S-Class

The Essential Buyer's Guide

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Mercedes-Benz S-Class (W116-series)  – The Essential Buyer's Guide

Looking for a big Mercedes saloon (sedan) which combines classic 1970s styling, but still feels modern to drive? The W116 delivers smooth performance, thanks to its advanced engineering. But with the cars now more than 40 years old, buying one demands care: this helpful guide shows you how to assess a promising car like a professional, and find the right car at the right price!

Mercedes-Benz S-Class W116
  • THE essential guide to finding, buying and owning the Mercedes-Benz W116
  • Covers all second generation models from 1972 to 1980
  • An easy-to-use evaluation guide will help you find the right car for you
  • Key facts and figures
  • A guide to running costs, spare parts and value
  • Notes on restoration
  • Advice on buying at auctions, and getting the correct paperwork
  • Details of clubs, specialists and suppliers

The W116 – the first Mercedes-Benz model to be officially called the S-Class – saw the start of a long line which continues to this day. Offering a choice of smooth six- and eight-cylinder engines, culminating in the hugely powerful 450 SEL 6.9, it also offered 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.

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V5563 • Paperback • 19.5x13.9cm • £13.99 • 96 pages • 99 colour pictures • ISBN: 978-1-787115-63-7 • UPC: 6-36847-01563-3