It was during the winter of 1990 that Mercedes-Benz announced the W140 (production model number) would be launched. A year later at the Geneva Motor Show the car was displayed for the first time.
The W140 was a 3rd generation model of the S-Class (Sonderklasse in German mean special class) came in several variants and features that classified in to the S-Class, SE-Class, SEL-Class (extended wheelbase version) and the SEC-Class ( coupé version). Nearly 500,000 cars were made under this series.
This model was not only larger in length than her predecessor, but also expensive by 27%. This increase in cost was justified as the new model came with jam protection system for the electric powered windows, automatic closure of doors and boot, electronic stability control, etc.
This S 500 L model with a 5.0 litre engine was produced during the years 1991-1998.
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|- Licensed product|
|- Material: ZAMAC (zinc alloy), Rubber and Plastic|
|- Opening bonnet, boot and doors|
|Box Dimension (in inches)||13.5 x 7 x 5|