So, let’s take a look at the most popular 10 cars that carried the Mercedes-Benz name over the years.
10. Gelandewagen (Mercedes-Benz Clasa G) – 1979
This vehicle was built for the German army and is considered the most advanced version of the Jeep. However, the car started a phenomenon that is still alive today being a true emblem both in the luxury world and in the off-road community.
9. Mercedes-Benz CLS – 2004
CLS it was, and still is, one of the most revolutionary vehicles. It includes a ceiling like those found in coupes or sports cars, but has four doors and rear seats. However, the back seat can carry only two people. CLS set the standards for the Maserati, Porsche and Aston Martin.
8. Mercedes-Benz 600 Pullman – 1963
This is a model which was owned by Coco Chanel, Hugh Hefner, Elizabeth Taylor, John Lennon, Aristotle Onassis, Jack Nicholson and Fidel Castro. The 600 Pullman served all their needs. This car was a luxury car for two decades, and was built in less than 3000 copies. It was the Maybach sedan’s predecessor, and is an emblem of the brand.
7. Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG – 2011
SLS AMG Gullwing 2011 is a retro tourer made of aluminum structure and is the first car built entirely by AMG. The most notable aspect of this car is the doors, the famous gullwing doors of the 50s.
6. Mercedes-Benz 190E Cosworth – 1983
Originally the car was designed to participate in off-road rallies, and was pulled over by the innovative all-wheel drive Quattro from Audi. But that does not mean over 300 horsepower of the E series special edition could not fly on the roads. In fact, the Cosworth 190E set three speed records and was an inspiration for the BMW M3.
5. Mercedes-Benz 540 K Special – 1937
In the ’30s, to have a car with 180 horsepower and a supercharged engine was something special. This model has set standards for races in that time and after. At that time the most powerful and fastest cars on the road had 100 horsepower.
4. Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG – 2010
A wolf in sheep’s clothing, the E63 AMG is the best multi-purpose sedan in the world. However, what makes it a special car is not the fact that it reaches 100 km / h in 4 seconds, but that it has almost perfect sizes.
3. Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Gullwing – 1954
This is the car that changed everything for Mercedes-Benz in the United States, because before the introduction of this model the Americans believed that Mercedes is just a classic car manufacturer of high quality, but boring too. The perception was changed and the Americans said afterwards that Mercedes is a brand for the rich and beautiful. The Gullwing 300 SL was recently ranked the 5th among the most popular sports cars of all time.
2. Mercedes-Benz C111 – 1970
This series was an experimental one, to test technologies such as diesel engines mounted in the middle or luxury features like air conditioning. The C111 has set several speed records and achieved many times the speed of 321 km / hour.
1. Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR – 1955
The SLR 300 was the car chosen by legendary Stirling Moss when he competed in 1955 at the Mille Miglia. The car was celebrated with the launch of a special edition TAG Heuer and represents the pinnacle of classic cars from Mercedes-Benz.