With the exception of W124, this S-class is possibly the best car MB has ever produced.
This is the cover story of R&T’s 1980 February issue. The then-new W126 was introduced and the magazine published an in-depth article:
I had a ride in one some time ago- it’s still unbelievably modern for a car dating back almost thirty-five years. And comfortable. And (with the right power-plant) fast.