The Shrunken S-Class

Mercedes W126 and Veloster

Yes, cars are getting beefier all the way around, to the point where a compact sporty coupe like the Veloster makes an old S-Class look downright diminutive. Well, the W126 wasn’t ever all that big, designed shortly after the first energy crisis. Since looks can be deceiving, the S-Class is actually wider than the Veloster, by exactly one-half inch.

image by David Sullivan