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Just for fun,who do you think would be the victor? I'm putting my money on the W116 for obvious re
W108/109 3 7.14%
W116 14 33.33%
W126 21 50.00%
W140 2 4.76%
W220 2 4.76%
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post #31 of 37 (permalink) Old 04-11-2006, 12:58 AM
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RE: S Class Demolition Derby

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To be honest, I just want to know which one would be best to have sex in out in the country based on:

1) Comfort
2) Soundproofing
Would have to be the 140. x2 glass, power seats, massive amount of room with LWB, and you can have heated or those seats with the extra support.
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RE: S Class Demolition Derby

Benz Devil and 1996_s500,

The W140 is significantly heavier than both the W126 and W220. By external measurement it also remains the largest S Class built to date however from the data that I have seen it looks like the honours are divided in respect of kerb weight between the W140 and W221.

The W140 S320L weighs 1900kg whilst the W221 S350L weighs in at 1925kg.

The W140 S500L weighs 2010kg and the W221 S550 weighs 1985kgs.

Finally the W140 S600 weighs 2190kg and the W221 S600L weighs 2210kg therefore taking the crown as the heaviest stock S Class built to date.

Whether any of this would have any bearing on the likely outcome of a demolition derby is moot.

What we do know is that for their times each of our beloved S Classes were probably the strongest and safest cars to travel in and remain extremely safe cars even by today`s standards.

Let`s hope none of us has to put that assertion to the test!
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Benz Devil and 1996_s500,

The W140 is significantly heavier than both the W126 and W220. By external measurement it also remains the largest S Class built to date however from the data that I have seen it looks like the honours are divided in respect of kerb weight between the W140 and W221.

The W140 S320L weighs 1900kg whilst the W221 S350L weighs in at 1925kg.

The W140 S500L weighs 2010kg and the W221 S550 weighs 1985kgs.

Finally the W140 S600 weighs 2190kg and the W221 S600L weighs 2210kg therefore taking the crown as the heaviest stock S Class built to date.

Whether any of this would have any bearing on the likely outcome of a demolition derby is moot.

What we do know is that for their times each of our beloved S Classes were probably the strongest and safest cars to travel in and remain extremely safe cars even by today`s standards.

Let`s hope none of us has to put that assertion to the test!
Thanks SSL,

The more I thought about it, it seemed that the W140 would be significantly heavier than the W126, but I just based my answer purely on how well the car stuck to the road. The W126 feels way heavier than the W140, because it sticks to the road very well. The W140 seems lighter only because it is very manueverable, even for such a big car. But maybe I also thought this, because my W140 has more power than my W126.

Whatever the case, they are both great cars, and I would never want to see them in a destruction derby.

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BLACK 1996 S500 (W140)

BURGUNDY 1989 560 SEL (W126)
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It has always held true in physics, the more a vehicle weighs, the better off you are.

While the newer vehicles are beefy, it is not because contemporary design forces massive amounts of high strength steel/aluminum/titanium etc into the safety cage. It is because of all the electronic boxes and such.

After the W140, Benzes stopped being as "tanklike". The W140 always felt like a rock to me, and pretty close to the W126 in solidity.

That being said, my base model 3.0 liter S-Class diesel weighs ~4200 lbs with no spare tire, or luggage, a full tank of fuel, and a 150 lb driver (me).

No options, no ASR, No COMAND, no microprocessors, no heavy duty differential, no six piston calipers, only one battery, not two or three, not enough wiring to span the globe (big penalty), no electronic engine computers, no nothing.

Just a lithe, rigid body with less crumple capacity than the newer versions. W140's seem to have crumple zones in the doors. W126's have 1" steel beams, DOT certified, running through the doors.

Sorry, the W126 is the last super solid Benz.

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Prinsess Diana &co hit the wall in 160 kmh with a S-class. The bodyguard in front passenger seat survived.
Remember to buckle up - will save your lives!
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Ahh,the W116 never gets any respect.

450SEL 6.9 weighs in at 1935kg with almost 400lbs of torque [:D]

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1935kg and double bumpers! It`s got my respect.

ps no need to dodge exploding airbags either.
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