In March 1991 a new model series of the S-Class (140 series) debuted at the Geneva Motor Show. The body design took up the traditional, Mercedes-Benz-typical style elements and thus fit smoothly into the passenger car model family with its homogeneous design. As with the predecessor models of the 126 series and generations of Mercedes-Benz premium-class series before them, the normal version was also accompanied by a long-wheelbase variant, in which the additional 100 millimetres served exclusively to increase legroom in the rear.

Models
Internal designation
Production period: preproduction to end
Number of units
300 SD/S 350 Turbodiesel
W 140 D 35 A
1990 – 1996
20,518
S 300 Turbodiesel
W 140 D 30 LA
1995 – 1998
7583
300 SE 2.8/S 280
W 140 E 28
1992 – 1998
22,784
300 SE/S 320
W 140 E 32
1990 – 1998
98,095
300 SEL/S 320 long-wheelbase
V 140 E 32
1990 – 1998
85,346
400 SE/S 420
W 140 E 42
1990 – 1998
14,277
400 SEL/S 420 long-wheelbase
V 140 E 42
1990 – 1998
35,191
500 SE/S 500
W 140 E 50
1990 – 1998
21,942
500 SEL/S 500 long-wheelbase
V 140 E 50
1990 – 2000
65,065
600 SE/S 600
W 140 E 60
1990 – 1998
3399
600 SEL/S 600 long-wheelbase
V 140 E 60
1990 – 2000
32,517
Total
406,717

 

Source: Daimler AG