The W126 was a series of S-Class automobiles manufactured by Mercedes-Benz between 1979 and 1992. The W126 was the second generation of the Mercedes-Benz S-Class and featured a new level of safety technology. Innovations included ABS brakes, integrated bumpers, and seatbelt pretensioners. In addition to safety improvements, the W126 featured more powerful engines and a smoother, more comfortable ride. With its mix of luxury and cutting-edge technology, the W126 helped to establish Mercedes-Benz as a world leader in automotive engineering.