Welcome to Generation Gap where we ask you about your favorite generation of a certain multi-generational car nameplate. Then, explain why your choice is right to the rest of us uneducated folks.


The Mercedes S Class has always been known as the peak of automotive technology. As said by Top Gear, if you ever feel like seeing the features your car might have in 20 years, take a look at the current S Class. Over the years this has seemingly held true, but which variant of the S Class itself has aged the best?

The options:

First Generation (W116) [1972 -1980]

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Second Generation (W126) [1979 -1991]

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Third Generation (W140) [1991 -1998]

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Fourth Generation (W220) [1998 -2005] and facelift

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Fifth Generation (W221) [2005 -2013] and facelift

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Sixth Generation (W222) [2013 -Present]

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