The sights of Toronto from the executive chair of a Mercedes 420 SEL

Black, sleek, with cognac-coloured leather and the incomparable charm of the 80s; Classic Driver took a tour of Canada’s metropolis in the rear seat of a 420 SEL…

Toronto is Canada’s most populous city, and currently has more ‘work in progress’ skyscrapers than New York, its opposite number in America. From deluxe hotels to half-complete towers and ramshackle backstreets, the city's landscape is almost as diverse as the people who inhabit it – and what better place to settle into, ready for a private tour, than the back seat of a classic S-Class? Browse the gallery above and join us in First Class.

Photos: Jan Richter