Mercedes Benz Motor Cars Through the Years


A Pictorial Glimpse at Mercedes Benz Motor Cars Through the Years

Mercedes-Benz is a worldwide auto maker and a division of the German organization Daimler AG. The brand is known for luxury automobiles, trucks, buses and coaches. Mercedes-Benz is headquartered in Stuttgart, Baden-Württemberg, Germany. The brand initially appeared up in 1926 as Daimler-Benz, although it's origins can be traced to the 1901 Daimler-Motoren-Gesellschaft's Mercedes and to the 1886 Karl Benz's Benz Patent-Motorwagen, which is generally recognized as the first gasoline car. The Mercedes-Benz's slogan has become "The Best or Nothing". One of the most recognized car brands worldwide is Mercedes Benz

Mercedes-Benz origins trace to Karl Benz creating of the first gas-fueled auto, the Benz Patent Motorwagen, and patented, January 1886, and Gottlieb Daimler and designer Wilhelm Maybach converting a stagecoach by adding a gas motor. The Mercedes car was initially marketed in 1901 by Daimler Motors Corporation. In 1902, Emil Jellinek, an Austrian vehicle business entrepenuer who worked with DMG founded the trademark, naming the 1901 Mercedes 35hp after his little girl Mercedes Jellinek. The first Mercedes-Benz named vehicles were manufactured in 1926, after the merger of Karl Benz's and Gottlieb Daimler's organizations into the Daimler-Benz company. On June 28, 1926, Mercedes Benz was founded with the combining of Karl Benz and Gottlieb Daimler's two organizations. All through the 1930s, Mercedes-Benz manufactured the 770 model, an auto that was well known amid the German Nazi period. Adolf Hitler drove these autos amid his time in power, with bulletproof windshields. Most of the surviving models have been auctioned to private purchasers. One of them is on display at the Ottawa, Ontario War Museum. The pontiff's Popemobile has frequently been sourced from Mercedes-Benz. Mercedes-Benz has presented numerous technological and safety developments that later got to be normal in other vehicles. Mercedes-Benz is one of the most-known and established up car brands on the planet.

Vehicle Lineup

Mercedes-Benz manufactures a complete range of passenger cars, light business and heavy commercial vehicles. Vehicles are built in many nations around the world. The Smart marque of city cars are additionally created by Daimler AG.

A-Class – Hatchback - Compact - 1997-present

B-Class – Multi Purpose Vehicle (MPV) - 2005-present

The Luxury Compact Mercedes-Benz B-Class was first produced in 2005. Mercedes-Benz calls it a sports compact tourer. It is like the A-Class, although larger and with larger engines. The European New Car Assessment Program (Euro NCAP) has it classified as a small MPV (multi-purpose vehicle)

C-Class – Saloon, Estate, Coupé and Cabriolet - Mid-Size - 1993-present

CLA-Class – 4 Door Coupé and Estate

CLS-Class – 4 Door Coupé and Estate

2012 Mercedes Benz CLS550
2012 Mercedes Benz CLS550

170 / E-Class – Saloon, Estate, Coupé and Cabriolet - 1993-present

Before 1993, Mercedes-Benz manufactured a similar class of auto under a non-unified naming structure. The E at first was an acronym for Einspritzmotor (German for fuel injection); a new component in vehicles at the time the initial E-Class badge, with the E as an addition to engine naming. It was not until the announcement of the W124 with a facelift in 1993 that the E was utilized as a prefix and the model oficially became the E-Class. All Mercedes models now utilized fuel injection and it is no longer important to include this as a feature

Previous models in this class: W15 170-1931–1936, W136 170-1935-1955, W120 180b 1953–1962, W110 -190d 1961–1968, W114 220d 1968–1976, W123 300d 1968–1976, W124 300e 1984-1997

1939 Mercedes Benz 230
1939 Mercedes Benz 230
1950 Mercedes Benz 170
1950 Mercedes Benz 170
1980 Mercedes Benz 240d
1980 Mercedes Benz 240d
1990 Mercedes Benz e500
1990 Mercedes Benz e500
2017 Mercedes Benz E Class - E300 Sedan
2017 Mercedes Benz E Class - E300 Sedan

S-Class – Luxury Saloon, Coupé & Cabriolet - 1972-present - Full Size

Previous models in this class: Mercedes 24/100/140 PS 1924-1929, W150 770 1930-1943, W186 300 1951-1957, W189 300d 1957-1962, W108 and W109, 1965-1972, W112 300SE 1961–1965 (4-door)1962–1967 (2-door) W126 - 1979-1992, W140 - 1991-1998, W220 1998-2005, W221 2005-2013, W222 2013-present

1926 Mercedes Benz 630
1926 Mercedes Benz 630
1956 Mercedes Benz 300 SC
1956 Mercedes Benz 300 SC
1960 Mercedes Benz 220 SE Cabrolet
1960 Mercedes Benz 220 SE Cabrolet
1970 Mercedes Benz 280 SE
1970 Mercedes Benz 280 SE
2016 Mercedes Benz Maybach Pullman Guard Limo
2016 Mercedes Benz Maybach Pullman Guard Limo

SL-Class – Grand Tourer - 1954-Present

1955 Mercedes Benz 300 SL
1955 Mercedes Benz 300 SL

SLK / SLC-Class – Roadster - 1996-Present

V-Class – Multi Purpose Vehicle (MPV)/ Van

AMG GT – Sports car/ Supercar - 2104-present

The AMG GT (C190) 2-door, 2-seat coupe was announced in 2014 at the Paris Motor Show. After the SLS AMG, it is the second Mercedes sports car designed in-house. The auto is manufactured in two variations, with the GT S (C120) having a marginally higher performance. Both models became available in March 2015.

2016 Mercedes Benz AMg GT S
2016 Mercedes Benz AMg GT S

SUV

M-Class - Renamed G-Class in 2015 – Sports Utility Vehicle (SUV)

The G-Class, often called G-Wagen (short for Geländewagen, "crosscountry vehicle"), is a mid size four-wheel drive luxury SUV fabricated by Magna Steyr in Austria and marketed by Mercedes-Benz. In specific markets, it has been marketed using the Puch G name. The G-wagen features square boxy styling with body-on-frame build. It utilizes three differentials that completely lock, one of only a handful couple of vehicles to have such a component. Although there was a proposed replacement in 2006 with the unibody SUV Mercedes-Benz GL-Class, the G-Class is still being produced and is one of the longest manufactured Mercedes-Benz in Daimler's history, with a 35 year span. Just the Unimog surpasses it.

The G-class was designed as a military vehicle from a recommendation by the Shah of Iran (when they were a huge Mercedes shareholder) to Mercedes and offered as a civilian model in 1979. In some cases it is alluded to as the "Wolf" and LAPV Enok. Peugeo builds a variant, the Peugeot P4 under license, with a Peugeot engine and diverse parts.

2013 Mercedes Benz W463 G350
2013 Mercedes Benz W463 G350

GLA-Class – Compact Sports Utility Vehicle (SUV) / Crossover

GLC-Class – Sports Utility Vehicle (SUV)

GLE-Class – Sports Utility Vehicle (SUV)

GLS-Class – Large Sports Utility Vehicle (SUV)

2013 Mercedes Benz GL 350
2013 Mercedes Benz GL 350

Pickups

1952 Mercedes Benz 170 Pickup
1952 Mercedes Benz 170 Pickup
2002 Mercedes Benz G500 XXL Pickup
2002 Mercedes Benz G500 XXL Pickup
2017 Mercedes Benz Pickup
2017 Mercedes Benz Pickup
2017 Mercedes Benz X-Class Concept
2017 Mercedes Benz X-Class Concept

Concept

2000 Mercedes Benz Vision SLA Concept
2000 Mercedes Benz Vision SLA Concept

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