|Engine||In Line 6 cylinder (Fuel Injected)|
The Mercedes-Benz W116 was a series of flagship vehicles produced from September 1972 through 1980. The W116 were the first Mercedes-Benz models to be officially called S-Class, although earlier sedan models had already unofficially been designated with the letter 'S' - for Sonderklasse or "special class."The 'new' S-class generation development began in 1966, It was subjected to numerous studies before it was to make its debut.1975 saw an upgrade to fuel injection. This was the first Mercedes saloon to feature the brand new design idiom which was to be continued until 1993 , its new design was a dramatic leap forward with more masculine charismatic lines which combined to create a well rounded elegant yet sporty character. The overall basic design concept was actually inspired from the R107 SL-Class roadster, especially the front and rear lights.