Mercedes has released a new promotional video that celebrates the S-Class and its predecessors.

Mercedes has released a new promotional video that celebrates the S-Class and its predecessors.

Dubbed the Evolution of Elegance, the clip was filmed at the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance and features a variety of classic models including the 1907 24/40 which was notable for having a steering wheel and not looking like a carriage.

While the clip skips over some interesting interwar models, it shows the 1950's 300 had an advanced engine and a luxurious interior with premium leather upholstery and wood trim.

In the 1960s, Mercedes turned their attention to safety with the introduction of the 220 which had crumple zones and soft interior materials to reduce injuries in the event of an accident.

The 1970's 300 SEL 6.3 ushered in the era of the "banker's hot rod" as it featured a 6.3-liter V8 engine with 250 HP (183 kW). It is now widely created as being instrumental to the birth of AMG.

Besides being powerful and safe, the S-Class introduced a host of new technologies which would make it world renowned as one of the most luxurious models on the planet.

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