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No we’re not talking about a Mitsubishi-style rally-special S-Class Evo here, rather simply the evolution of Mercedes-Benz’s flagship model over the years. This cool pictorial Mercedes posted on its Facebook page chronicles the entire S-Class lineage, starting from the 1903 Mercedes-Simplex HP 60 to the just-unveiled W222 S-Class.

Each model features something truly ground-breaking, and much of the car technologies we know today owe their existence to an S-Class. In fact, most new cars are still catching up on the previous many models’ innovations. Go figure.

You can also check out our special gallery on the S-Class family from a while back, plus of course Paul’s in-depth report on the all-new W222 S-Class and all its glorious tech.