Mercedes S-Class: all you need to know!

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Here it is, the ultimate Mercedes S-Class history lesson!
Mat’s gained access to the Mercedes Classic centre and he’s had the chance to look around every previous generation of the Mercedes S-Class! From the very first 450 SEL from 1978 through to the latest seventh generation, Mat’s going to show you just how Mercedes’s luxury limo has evolved. From the introduction of the first turbo engine through to the inclusion of parking sensors and sat-nav, this is your one-stop-shop for all things S-Class!
But which of these classics do you love the most? Let us know in the comments below!
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  • Hi Mat here. What is your favourite S-Class ever? Let me know in the comment... And if you haven't already click on my face to check out my personal AR-too channel Matwatsoncars. And pls subscribe to it. Thanks.

    Mat Watson CarsMat Watson Carsأشهر قبل
    • W222 facelift

      Adilovic SaninAdilovic Sanin6 أيام قبل
    • My fav is the 1971 s class and 2021 s class

      HackerHacker23 أيام قبل
    • Wow mercdes s

      dale portierdale portier24 أيام قبل
    • w126 for me. beasts

      Jumbo WhiffyJumbo Whiffy24 أيام قبل
    • Matt, I like your bit of German (similar to Afrikaans) - lang LOL!!

      francois mostertfrancois mostert28 أيام قبل
  • This W221 looks like a dream...

    PapoPapo6 أيام قبل
  • Wait!!! I pay membership so I don’t see commercials.

    hernan lazohernan lazo9 أيام قبل
  • Do a video on history of 911. It won’t take long...

    Mark SMark S14 أيام قبل
  • For years Genesis was trying to look like Mercedes. Now it seems like Mercedes is trying to look like Genesis.

    NotsoJoe RoganNotsoJoe Rogan16 أيام قبل
  • The all NEW 2021 Rolls Royce Ghost is out now and it's a real game changer !

    Rick PRick P20 أيام قبل
  • I like it bro

    Sagar DasSagar Das20 أيام قبل
  • W-140 all the way.

    f581474xf581474x21 أيام قبل
  • I think the 50s cars were mainly designed for teenagers, if u get what I mean

    Rowan Ted VithanageRowan Ted Vithanage21 أيام قبل
  • "German chancellor of that time" trying to avoid saying Hitler at all costs lol

    Lui GardnerLui Gardner21 أيام قبل

    inspire Stylinginspire Styling21 أيام قبل
  • my old man recently sold his 2016 s500 coupe, proper gutted when it went both of us were. by a mile the most comfiest cruiser i've ever driven, really want an s63 saloon one day though

    Jumbo WhiffyJumbo Whiffy24 أيام قبل
  • Looks like a Korean knock off of a European luxury sedan. Only worse. This is going to be the new depreciation Queen of the road. Just another fake luxury car, crammed full of tech gimmicks that will break more quickly than you can drive this thing to the dealership. By the way, your dealership visit will come complete with a complimentary cup of espresso and a tub of vaseline.

    cuttightcuttight25 أيام قبل
  • I think all these automotive 'journalists' should declare conflicts of interest before they can expect their 'reviews' to be taken seriously by anyone.

    cuttightcuttight25 أيام قبل
  • that is donuts job

    Potato06Potato0625 أيام قبل
  • From ugly(old) to ugly(2020)

    Wan AmerhanWan Amerhan27 أيام قبل
  • I love the old ones that beautiful classic rocky Mercedes Benz ♥️👌🔥

    Tabish KhanTabish Khan28 أيام قبل
  • Has to the Second generation 500 SEL, beautiful. Also, Mats shorts need to be shorter. 😉

    Ste BucksSte Bucks28 أيام قبل
  • Make this comment the most liked comment

    leo hishamleo hisham29 أيام قبل
  • W140 - The Last True S class

    Totally EshrektTotally Eshrekt29 أيام قبل
  • I'm no car expert, but it feels like you skipped a couple of generations/versions of the S-Class, in particular the 2018-ish model - I was really looking forward to seeing it, especially the way it looks in comparison to the previous and the latest model(s). Slightly disappointed, but will not leave a dislike. All in all, a decent review.

    Silent NinjaSilent Ninjaأشهر قبل
  • I’d like more videos in this style. Loved how you went from car to car and have a history lesson on each. Would love to see something like this for the BMW 3 series; one of my favorite cars of all-time.

    Jacob ThigpenJacob Thigpenأشهر قبل
  • I wonder why they did not produce any s classes between 1929-1951 tho.

    Nuri OzkayaNuri Ozkayaأشهر قبل
  • They also made a few models between 1940 and 1945, but those are in the SS-Class.

    RDJ2RDJ2أشهر قبل
  • Now we need an BMW all you need to know

    RoCKetMaNRoCKetMaNأشهر قبل
  • I just like 560sel 1990 it's the best

    adel saadel saأشهر قبل
  • After 1990 nothing from Mercedes works until now, alot of computer less quality after warranty done just throw it out just like smart phone 2-3 year's then you have to replace it with New one but [hone cost 1k while Mercedes cost 100k

    adel saadel saأشهر قبل
  • 🖤

    HermesHermesأشهر قبل
  • "It's called AMG"

    ray bobray bobأشهر قبل
  • Can you review new Brabus rocket 900?

    Laziz RLaziz Rأشهر قبل
  • Fith Forth

    K DK Dأشهر قبل
  • Fith Forth

    K DK Dأشهر قبل
  • Der Mercedes Nürburgring 400 hat seinen Namen bekommen, weil er über 20.000 Km auf dem Nürburgring ohne Pause gefahren ist. Und die Rote Sau hat ihren Namen bekommen, weil sie damals eins der schnellsten Autos der Welt war und die erste Lackierung eine rote Rennlackierung war.

    Leonard WolframLeonard Wolframأشهر قبل
  • This was such an awesome video 😱🙌🙌🙌🙌 please do more of these

    Allen MaraisAllen Maraisأشهر قبل
  • Do history for alfa romeo

    Seth TanSeth Tanأشهر قبل
  • my dream car is Mercedes s 600 v12 w140

    azzan alsinaniazzan alsinaniأشهر قبل
  • I can’t help but notice the older you’re getting Mat, the more cross eyed you’re getting..... are you ok?

    Mr 2Mr 2أشهر قبل
  • wearing short lol stop coping from another reviewer

    jamel rljamel rlأشهر قبل
  • 5.55 that w221 😍, best looking modern S class

  • I thought Volvo were the ones with the first airbag in a passenger car.

    Cedric DlaminiCedric Dlaminiأشهر قبل
  • FiTH generation :D

    Petar EvtimovPetar Evtimovأشهر قبل
  • What is going on with the spelling at 06:14??

    themarmite95themarmite95أشهر قبل
  • A few errors here I dare to say. They were using the letter S decades before the model you indicated. Like the S, S, SSK and SSKL models of the 1920's and in numerous model designations in the '30's.

    Ashley GordonAshley Gordonأشهر قبل
  • The W221 in my opinion is the mos beautiful one ever made.

    jacinto pintojacinto pintoأشهر قبل
  • Hey you misspelled fourth AND fifth in the video (around 6:15)!!

    jim wilkinsjim wilkinsأشهر قبل

    Sami SeifeddineSami Seifeddineأشهر قبل
  • W126 and W140 for the win!

    D.D.أشهر قبل
  • Get back to engineering solid vehicles and leave the plastic to the Spielzeug makers! Mercedes quality isn’t what it should be anymore...

    Chibu OChibu Oأشهر قبل
  • The newer the it gets even more ugly

    ItsssAnasItsssAnasأشهر قبل
    • The W220 was a pretty car... but fuck me it felt like it was made out of tracing paper!

      CockshieldCockshieldأشهر قبل
  • Tell me ! From what country you reading This comment 😉

    AWI - ماليـــة عراقيــةAWI - ماليـــة عراقيــةأشهر قبل
  • The old.mercedes can be kept on the road indefinitely ! The new one will be an uneconomic repair once the engine light stays on at 10 years and will go through auctions and sold and then traded in again and re sold indefinitely!

    Max SMax Sأشهر قبل
  • Fith and forth?! Come on guys check your spelling!

    juggsyjuggsyأشهر قبل
  • They have some amazing designs .. such a shame reliability left the chat

    Gray FilteredGray Filteredأشهر قبل
  • German Cars Are The Best!!

    Tim EprxTim Eprxأشهر قبل
  • Hmm, fav S-Class. Well, my 2012 S63 was a freight train and a beast, but without 4Matic getting power to the ground was tough and tires did not last long. My current S550, 2017, was a special order and is to me the perfect S, even compared to new version. But my family has had many versions of S-Class since 1969, and my dad’s 1990 560SEL was a bank vault (remember how those old doors made a thunk/click in the same way no matter how hard the door was closed?), classic, not too many goofy electronic features and incredibly easy and fun to drive.

    Fred E. Gantzler IIIFred E. Gantzler IIIأشهر قبل
  • Mercedes-Benz W07/W150?

    r nr nأشهر قبل
  • the new one

    Tabitha NyamburaTabitha Nyamburaأشهر قبل
  • I have the same w140 just with silver leather and I love it 🍻

    nokiangagenokiangageأشهر قبل
  • The new S class is boring as fuck. What a miserable design.

    Scott GibsonScott Gibsonأشهر قبل
  • The new s class looks like a bigger version of the e class 😂

    THE WeekndTHE Weekndأشهر قبل
  • Brilliant!

    MattJelonekMattJelonekأشهر قبل
  • very useful, i really like it.

    Thiệu Vĩ VươngThiệu Vĩ Vươngأشهر قبل
  • The new s class is not even worth reviewing. Pathetic combination of tesla and A class. The elegance & royalty of a s class are gone forever.

    Adarsh SinghAdarsh Singhأشهر قبل
  • Great to see carwow grow

    Itiel Dos SantosItiel Dos Santosأشهر قبل
  • Loved this video, I've had 2 mercs, driving a clk320:2000 at the moment I love it....

    Brian AllenBrian Allenأشهر قبل
  • By the way you spelled fifth Fith, wierd.

    BIG CUBABIG CUBAأشهر قبل
  • I bet you don't have what I have? 1983 AMG 1000sl 5 speed turbo owed by All Copland founder of Popeye Chicken.

    BIG CUBABIG CUBAأشهر قبل
  • I vant one, ja

    Mbiu GeorgeMbiu Georgeأشهر قبل
  • I feel like Mercedes either prioritise’s technology or design

    Ben HarrisBen Harrisأشهر قبل
  • Saddam kept using his fleet of W126 from 80's until the last time he showed up on TV a day or two before US entered Baghdad in April of 2003...

    huss1205huss1205أشهر قبل
  • 3:53 1989 and not 1979

    DaviCupraDaviCupraأشهر قبل
  • I though he was going to review the W223 S Class

    Arthur ChitsikeArthur Chitsikeأشهر قبل
  • Matttt you forgot the new one!!!!

    blower2006blower2006أشهر قبل
  • What a ugly car the new s class is compared to the beautiful classics

    robnexus7robnexus7أشهر قبل
  • I wish i read the comments first... I thought u were gona review the new sclass😫😫😫

    Brian WillisBrian Willisأشهر قبل
  • 😂 the red Sau musste lachen als er das gesagt hat

    xX Storm Xx • vor 27 JahrenxX Storm Xx • vor 27 Jahrenأشهر قبل
  • The best car in the world is the s class.

    xX Storm Xx • vor 27 JahrenxX Storm Xx • vor 27 Jahrenأشهر قبل
  • I think all of the S classes were Benchmarks

    xX Storm Xx • vor 27 JahrenxX Storm Xx • vor 27 Jahrenأشهر قبل
  • 300SEL please or the 6.9 or the 560 u can keep the rest 👌🏽😁

    W126-500W126-500أشهر قبل
  • Mercedes-Benz W140 or W220 please!!!

  • nice

  • Hallo Freunde! ist das normal? Die neue Mega Karte? PLUS -> vc

    FR-HVAC-TechnicanFR-HVAC-Technicanأشهر قبل
  • Interesting video, cheers Matt

    rapid170rapid170أشهر قبل
  • Pls do the c class version of this video pls pls pls

    Elsabe CronjeElsabe Cronjeأشهر قبل
  • Only the last 2 generation of s class looks good. Mat, can you please do such a video for BMW?

    Surendran SelvarajSurendran Selvarajأشهر قبل
  • General motors had air bags in the 1970s

    ed worded wordأشهر قبل
  • Matt forth and fith is incorrect as shown during the video, it should be fourth and fifth 👍 great video apart from that minor error.

    Mark SpencerMark Spencerأشهر قبل
  • The 4th gen s-class had radar back then? Unbelievable.

    uzzie88uzzie88أشهر قبل
  • S-class choise by dictators

    mampemampeأشهر قبل
  • May is the best in the game

    Aamer HabibAamer Habibأشهر قبل
  • Matt what do you say

    Aamer HabibAamer Habibأشهر قبل
  • My fav w116 450sel 6.9 Best looking is the w126 especially the 2 door coupe SEC. And best overall the w140 600sel quad cam v12 ( Pagani adopted) In my view the Bruno Sacco designed cars are best.

    500SLR129500SLR129أشهر قبل
  • deceptive look

    M MuhsinM Muhsinأشهر قبل
  • 6.nice liter V8

    GorfalfGorfalfأشهر قبل
  • The best car in the world!

    hassehasseأشهر قبل
  • click bait!

    rob cojuangcorob cojuangcoأشهر قبل
  • After W140 its been nothing but gimmicks! Bring back that body style with all the new features start it around 70k and watch the number go up! Just a redesign of tech and safety!! It'll outsell every car they sell collectively

    Omar 007Omar 007أشهر قبل
    • Finish up rear end better same front end same headlights and everything! And updated interior!! I swear people who don't need a car will buy that thing

      Omar 007Omar 007أشهر قبل
  • Not bad! I have samsung S20 plus.

    Julias MirzaJulias Mirzaأشهر قبل
  • When a S320 actually had a 3,2 l engine.

    Blark DextureBlark Dextureأشهر قبل
  • Did you intentionally skip over 1939-1945?

    Max WeinbachMax Weinbachأشهر قبل