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1974 Mercedes-Benz 450 SE (W116)

The Mercedes-Benz W116 is a series of flagship vehicles produced from September 1972 until 1979. The W116 automobiles 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."

Production: 1972—1980
Assembly: Sindelfingen, West Germany
Barcelona, Venezuela (CKD)
Designer : Friedrich Geiger (1969, 1970)[1]
Body and chassis
Class: Full-size luxury car
Body style: 4-door sedan
Layout : FR layout
Related Mercedes-Benz W114
Mercedes-Benz R107
Mercedes-Benz W123
Engine - 6.9L V8
Transmission - 4-speed automatic
Wheelbase: 2,865 mm (112.8 in)
SEL: 2,965 mm (116.7 in)
Length : 4,960 mm (195 in)
5,060 mm (199 in)
Width: 1,870 mm (74 in)
Height : 1,410 mm (56 in) & 1,430 mm (56 in)
Predecessor : Mercedes-Benz W108
Successor : Mercedes-Benz W126


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