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.
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.
The company has renamed its models so all their cars fit into four major car lines: A-class, C-class, E-class, and S-class. The company calls this program its “new conflict-free nomenclature.
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Mercedes Benz with the new naming system
For the 1994 model year, Mercedes-Benz revised the naming system. Models were divided into "classes" denoted by an arrangement of up to three letters (see "Current model range" above), followed by a three-digit (or two-digit for AMG models, with the number approximately equal to the displacement in litres multiplied by 10) number related to the engine displacement as before. Variants of the same model such as an estate version or a vehicle with a diesel engine are no longer given a separate letter. The SLR and SLS supercars do not carry a numerical designation.
Mercedes-Benz Sports Cars
Mercedes Benz 150H W30, (1935–1936)
1935 Mercedes Benz 150H W30 Sport Roadster
The Mercedes-Benz 150H was a prototype sports racing automobile built in Germany in the 1930s. It was derived in 1935 from the 130 with only two seats and a more powerful engine, with 1498 cc and a power of 55 PS (40 kW). The top speed of the car was 125 km/h.
Conceived by Hans Nibel, chief engineer of Mercedes-Benz, the 150H was inspired by Edmund Rumpler's Tropfen-Auto. It followed on the Rumpler-chassis Tropfenwagen racers, which ran between 1923 and 1926, and was based on the backbone chassis of earlier 130H.
Mercedes Benz 300SL W198 (1954–1963)
1954 Mercedes Benz 300 SL
1955 Mercedes Benz 300 SL
1958 Mercedes Benz 300 SL Roadster W198
1962 Mercedes Benz 300 SL Roadster W198
1963 Mercedes Benz 300 SL Roadster W198
The Mercedes-Benz 300 SL (chassis code W 198) was produced from 1954 to 1963. It was first produced as a coupe from 1954 to 1957 with gullwing doors and then from 1957 to 1963 as a roadster. The direct fuel injected production version was based on the company's less powerful carbureted overhead camshaft straight-6 engine 1952 racer, the W194. Mercedes-Benz introduced the 300 SL in February 1954 at the International Motor Sports Show in New York instead of in Europe and was largely the marketing creation of Max Hoffman. It was voted the "sports car of the century" in 1999. The 300 refers to its engine displacement of 182.8 cu in. SL is the short form for "super-light" in German and refers to the light tubular frame construction.
Mercedes Benz 190SL W121 (1955–1963)
1959 Mercedes Benz 190 SL Roadster W121
1960 Mercedes Benz 190 SL Roadster W121
1961 Mercedes Benz 190 SL Roadster W121
1962 Mercedes Benz 190 SL Roadster W121
1963 Mercedes Benz 190 SL Roadster W121
The Mercedes-Benz 190 SL (W121) is a two-door luxury roadster produced by Mercedes-Benz between May 1955 and February 1963. Internally referred to as W121 (BII or B2), it was first shown in prototype at the 1954 New York Auto Show, and was available with an optional removable hardtop.
The 190 SL presented an attractive, more affordable alternative to the exclusive Mercedes-Benz 300 SL, sharing its basic styling, engineering, detailing, and fully independent suspension. Both cars had double wishbones in front and swing axles at the rear. Instead of the 300 SL's expensive purpose-built W198 tubular spaceframe the 190 SL rode on a shortened monocoque R121 platform modified from the W121 small saloon.
Mercedes Benz 230SL/250SL/280SL W113 (1963–1970)
1963 Mercedes Benz 230 SL
1967 Mercedes Benz SL 250 W113
1968 Mercedes Benz SL 280 W113
1969 Mercedes Benz SL 280 W113
1970 Mercedes Benz SL 280 W113
The Mercedes-Benz W 113 is a two-seat roadster/coupé, introduced at the 1963 Geneva Motor Show, and produced from 1963 through 1971. It replaced both the 300 SL (W 198) and the 190 SL (W 121 BII). Of the 48,912 W 113 SLs produced, 19,440 were sold in the US.
The W 113 SL was developed under the auspices of Mercedes-Benz Technical Director Fritz Nallinger, Chief Engineer Rudolf Uhlenhaut
and Head of Styling Friedrich Geiger.
Mercedes Benz SL/SLC R107/C107 (1971–1989)
1971 Mercedes Benz SL
1972 Mercedes Benz SL 350 R107
1973 Mercedes Benz SL 350 R107
1977 Mercedes Benz SL 450 R107
1989 Mercedes Benz SL 450 R107
The Mercedes-Benz R107 and C107 are automobiles which were produced by Mercedes-Benz from 1971 through 1989, being the second longest single series ever produced by the automaker, after the G-Class. They were sold under the SL (R107) and SLC (C107) model names as the 280 SL, 280 SLC, 300 SL, 350SL, 350SLC, 380SL, 420SL, 450SL, 450SLC, 500SL and 560 SL.
The R107/SL was a two-seat car with a detachable roof. It replaced the W113 SL-Class in 1971 and was replaced by the R129 SL-Class in 1989. It was the only cabriolet Mercedes during its entire production.
The C107/SLC was a four-seat car with a fixed roof and an optional sliding steel sunroof. It replaced the W111 Coupé in 1971 and was replaced by the C126 S-class coupe in 1981.
More Mercedes SL-Class with the R129
Mercedes Benz C111 (1960s–1970s)
1970 Mercedes Benz C111-ii
The Mercedes-Benz C111 was a series of experimental automobiles produced by Mercedes-Benz in the 1960s and 1970s.
Only 16 cars were produced. The company was experimenting with new engine technologies, including Wankel engines, diesel engines, and turbochargers, and used the basic C111 platform as a testbed. Other experimental features included multi-link rear suspension, gull-wing doors and a luxurious interior with leather trim and air conditioning.
The first version of the C111 was completed in 1969. The car used a fiberglass body shell and with a mid-mounted three-rotor direct fuel injected Wankel engine. The next C111 appeared in 1970. It used a four-rotor engine producing 350 hp. The car reportedly could reach a speed of 186 mph.
Mercedes-Benz SL-Class R129 (1989-2001)
1989 Mercedes Benz SL Class SL 500 R129
1998 Mercedes Benz SL 70 AMG R129
1999 Mercedes Benz SL Class SL 500 R129
2000 Mercedes Benz SL Class SL 500 R129
2001 Mercedes Benz SL Class SL 500 R129
The Mercedes-Benz SL-Class is a grand touring car manufactured by Mercedes since 1954. The designation SL derives from the German Sportlich-Leicht, (English: Sport Lightweight). The original idea was suggested by American importer Max Hoffman, who perceived a market for a toned-down Gran Prix car tailored to affluent performance enthusiasts in the booming post-war American market, which remains the primary market for the vehicles.
The SL designation was first applied to the 300 SL, often referred to as the "Gullwing" due to its gullwing or upward-opening doors.
Mercedes-Benz SL-Class R230 (2002-2011)
2002 Mercedes Benz SL-Class R230
2008 Mercedes Benz SL-Class R230
2009 Mercedes Benz SL-Class R230
2010 Mercedes Benz SL-Class R230
2011 Mercedes Benz SL-Class R230
The fifth generation SL was in production between 2001 and 2008. The all-new SL (initially just a 5.0-litre SL 500 version) featured a retractable hardtop (marketed as the Vario Roof) available on the SLK since 1997. This featured a 5.0-litre 302 hp V8, with a 5.4-litre AMG Supercharged V8 appearing in 2002's SL 55 AMG. V12 engines were available in the SL 600 and the limited-production SL 65 AMG. The SL 350 3.7-litre 18-valve V6 245 hp was only available in some markets.
The R230 SL underwent a significant facelift in 2008 featuring new and revised engines and a new front end that evokes the classic 300 SL with a large grille featuring a prominent 3-pointed star and twin "power domes" on the
hood, the car also features new headlights with an optional "Intelligent Light System" and a new speed sensitive steering system. The SL 63 AMG replaced the SL 55 AMG.
Mercedes-Benz SL-Class R231 R233 (2012-present)
2014 Mercedes Benz SL Class R231
2016 Mercedes Benz SL Class R231
2017 Mercedes Benz SL Class R231
2018 Mercedes Benz SL Class R231
2019 Mercedes Benz SL 450 R231
In December 2011, Mercedes-Benz announced the all new SL-Class and was formally launched at the North American International Auto Show in January 2012. The new SL (R231) has been produced for the first time almost entirely from
aluminum. The new aluminum body shell weighs around 110 kilograms less than it would using the steel technology from the predecessor. Although the Mercedes-Benz SL-Class has more assistance systems on-board than its predecessor and therefore does actually sacrifice some of the weight saved through the
aluminum body shell, the scales show some better figures: the SL 500 weighs around 125 kilograms less and the SL 350 is 140 kilograms lighter than its predecessor.
A mid-cycle facelift was introduced in 2016 for the 2017 model year. Launched early 2016 in California, the revised SL400 (renamed SL450 in the US) featured a 3-litre 362 hp (367 PS) biturbo V6 mated, for the first time in the SL, to Mercedes' own 9G-Tronic PLUS 9-speed automatic transmission.
Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class R170 (1996–2004)
1996 Mercedes Benz SLK Class R170
1999 Mercedes Benz SLK R170
2002 Mercedes Benz SLK R170
2003 Mercedes Benz SLK R170
2004 Mercedes Benz SLK R170
The R170 Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class is the first generation of the Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class range of compact luxury roadsters produced by Mercedes-Benz between 1996 and 2004. SLK stands for the company’s design mission to create a sportlich (sporty), leicht (light) and kurz (compact) roadster, and is based on a shortened platform of the W202 Mercedes C-Class.
It was replaced by the Mercedes R171 SLK in 2005.
Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class R171 (2005-2010)
2005 Mercedes Benz SLK R171
2007 Mercedes Benz SLK R171
2008 Mercedes Benz SLK R171
2009 Mercedes Benz SLK R171
2010 Mercedes Benz SLK R171
The R171 SLK was unveiled at the 2004 Geneva Motor Show. It features increased use of high-strength steel, and improvements to the car's torsional strength and aerodynamic efficiency. Models feature a more compact, revised roof mechanism that is operated in 22 seconds (previously 25 seconds), resulting in an increase in
trunk capacity by 63 liters (2.2 cu ft). The R171 also introduced the Airscarf
system that integrates neck-level heating system into the headrests of the car.
Mercedes-Benz SLK Class R172 (2011-2019)
2015 Mercedes Benz SLK R172
2016 Mercedes Benz SLK R172
2017 Mercedes Benz SLK R172
2018 Mercedes Benz SLK R172
2019 Mercedes Benz SLK R172
The third generation of Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class (SLC-Class) (series R172) was launched in Stuttgart in January 2011, with a subsequent public launch at the 2011 Geneva Motor Show, with international sales starting spring 2011. It is the successor of R171 series of roadsters which was originally launched in 2004. As of February 2019, the SLK/SLC has been discontinued.
The Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class is a compact luxury roadster, produced by Mercedes-Benz. It was released in 1996 and has since been built at the Mercedes plant in Bremen, Germany.
The former name "SLK" was derived from sportlich (sporty), leicht (light), and kurz (short). With the release of the facelift R172 in 2016, the SLK-Class was renamed to SLC-Class in accordance with the revised nomenclature adopted by Mercedes. Under this scheme, roadsters use the base name "SL", followed by the model's placement in Mercedes-Benz hierarchy, the letter "C", being the roadster equivalent to the C-Class.
Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG C197/R197 (2011-2015)
2011 Mercedes Benz SLS AMG C197
2012 Mercedes Benz SLS AMG R197
2013 Mercedes Benz SLS AMG C197
2014 Mercedes Benz SLS AMG C197
2015 Mercedes Benz SLS AMG C197
The Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG (C197 / R197) is a front mid-engine, 2-seater, limited production sports car developed by the Mercedes-AMG division of Mercedes-Benz, with the assistance of David Coulthard. The car, which is the successor to the Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren and was described by Mercedes-Benz as a spiritual successor to the Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing, mainly because it was inspired by the latter. SLS stands for "Super Leicht Sport" (Super Light Sport).
The SLS was the first Mercedes-Benz automobile designed and built from scratch entirely by AMG. Upon its introduction at the 2009 Frankfurt Motor Show, the SLS AMG's
563hp M159 engine was according to AMG "the world's most powerful naturally aspirated production series engine" ever produced.
Mercedes-Benz AMG GT C190/R190 (2014-present)
2016 Mercedes Benz AMG GT S
2017 Mercedes Benz AMG GT S
2018 Renntech Mercedes Benz AMG R GT
2019 Mercedes Benz AMG GT C
2020 Mercedes Benz AMG R GT Pro
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.
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.
The second generation G-Class (W463) was launched on January 14, 2018 at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit.
In contrast to its predecessor, the new G-Class has grown in width by 121 millimeters, and 53 millimeters in length, and now has 6 millimeters more ground clearance. Compared to its predecessor with the same engine, the weight savings are around 170 kilograms. Despite all this, the vehicle visually differs very little from the W463 and the previous model code (W463) was retained
Mercedes-Benz GLA Class X156 (2014-present)
2015 Mercedes Benz GLA Class X156
2016 Mercedes Benz GLA Class
2017 Mercedes Benz GLA Clas
2018 Mercedes Benz GLA Class
2019 Mercedes Benz GLA 250
The Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class is a front-engine, front or four wheel drive five-door subcompact luxury crossover SUV automobile unveiled by the German manufacturer Mercedes-Benz at the 2013 Frankfurt Auto Show. It was previously unveiled to the public at the Shanghai Auto Show in April 2013 as a concept car. Since 2016, it has also been imported and sold by Nissan through its Infiniti Brand in North America as the Infiniti QX30 with only minor detail/appearance differences; mechanically, the two cars are almost identical.
Mercedes-Benz GLB Class (2020-present)
2020 Mercedes Benz GLB Concept
It’s merely a design study for the time being, but it will spawn a production model in the not-too-distant future.
The GLB looks like a more rugged offshoot of the popular GLC. It’s an inch shorter than the GLC, almost exactly the same width, but nearly 11 inches taller. It wears a boxier design characterized by a more upright front end with rectangular headlights and an angular grille. Its roof line has less of a slope than the GLC’s, a styling cue which clears up a generous amount of interior space while creating a visual link to the second-generation G-Class.
Mercedes-Benz GLC Class X253 (2015-present)
2016 Mercedes Benz GLC
2017 Mercedes Benz GLC
2018 Mercedes Benz GLC
2019 Mercedes Benz GLC
2020 Mercedes Benz GLC 400
Under the vehicle naming scheme maintained by Mercedes-Benz, SUVs use the base name "GL", followed by the model's placement in Mercedes-Benz hierarchy. The "G" is for Geländewagen (German for off-road vehicle) and alludes the long-running G-Wagen. This is followed by the letter "L" that acts as a linkage with the letter "C"—the GLC being the SUV equivalent to the C-Class
Mercedes-Benz GLE Class W163 (1997-2014)
1997 Mercedes Benz M-Class W163
1998 Mercedes Benz ML 320 W163
2012 Mercedes Benz ML 350 W163
2013 Mercedes Benz ML 350 W163
2014 Mercedes Benz ML 350 W163
Mercedes-Benz launched the first generation W163 series M-Class on 19 February 1997, in the United States for the 1998 model year, with sales beginning that September. It is a mid-sized body-on-frame SUV with seating for five, or seven with an optional third-row seat. The M-Class was the first luxury SUV to feature electronic stability control, a system designed to detect loss of control and instantaneously intervene with selective braking to bring the vehicle back on its intended course. Furthermore, the M-Class boasted front- and side-impact airbags with advanced occupant detection for the front passenger seat, which helped earn the W163 the highest marks in insurance industry crash tests.
Mercedes-Benz GLE Class W167 (2015-present)
2016 Mercedes Benz GLE W167
2017 Mercedes Benz GLE W167
2018 Mercedes Benz GLE W167
2019 Mercedes Benz GLE W167
2020 Mercedes Benz GLE W167
The Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class is a sport utility vehicle (SUV) built by Mercedes-Benz. The GLE-Class name was used in 2015 for the facelifted Mercedes-Benz M-Class (W166) and the new five-door coupé derivative GLE-Class Coupe (C292) which was unveiled to the public in January 2015 at the North American International Auto Show. As part of Mercedes-Benz's new naming strategy, the GLE-Class defines the SUV's positioning in the middle of its segment and between the future GLC and GLS-Classes (the former GLK and GL, respectively), the same way the E-Class is positioned in relation to the C and S-Classes.
Mercedes-Benz GLS Class X166 (2006-2019)
2013 Mercedes Benz GL 350
2016 Mercedes Benz GLS 550 X166
2017 Mercedes Benz GLS 450 X166
2018 Mercedes Benz GLS 350 X166
2019 Mercedes Benz GLS X166
From 2016 with the release of the face lifted second generation model, the GL-Class was renamed to GLS-Class as per the revised nomenclature adopted by Mercedes. Under this scheme, SUVs use the base name "GL", followed by the model's placement in Mercedes-Benz hierarchy. The "G" is for geländewagen (German for off-road vehicle) and alludes the long-running G-Class. This is followed by the letter "L" that acts as a linkage with the letter "S", the SUV equivalent to the S-Class.
Mercedes-Benz GLS Class X167 (2020-Present)
2020 Mercedes Benz GLS 580 X167
The third generation model debuted at the 2019 New York Auto Show. Models available at launch will be the GLS 450 (3.0L turbo I6) and the GLS 580 (4.0L twin-turbo V8). The wheelbase
is 2.3 inches longer and the car is nearly an inch wider. It will use the same architecture as the latest GLE with MBUX and dual 12.3-inch screens as well as E-Active Body Control and car-to-X communication. The exterior has also been redesigned with sleeker headlamps and taillamps.
Mercedes Benz X Class (2018-present)
2002 Mercedes Benz G500 XXL Pickup
2017 Mercedes Benz Pickup
2017 Mercedes Benz X-Class Concept
2018 Mercedes Benz X Class Pickup
2019 Mercedes Benz Pickup
The Mercedes-Benz X-Class is a luxury pickup truck produced by Mercedes-Benz, a division of German company Daimler AG. Unveiled at a world premiere in Cape Town in July 2017, the new Mercedes-Benz pickup takes its chassis from the Nissan Navara and employs many Mercedes-specific features and technologies (including some engines not shared with the Navara). It went on sale in early 2017
Mercedes-Benz Vans /MPVs
Mercedes Benz T2, light commercial van (1968–1996)
1968 Mercedes Benz T2
The Mercedes-Benz T2 was a transporter manufactured by Daimler-Benz. The T2 is also known as the "Düsseldorf transporter", since it was built in Düsseldorf from 1967 on. The third series, built from 1996 at Ludwigsfelde, was branded the Mercedes-Benz Vario. Some T2s were assembled by Mercedes-Benz España in their Alcobendas assembly plant.
W901 Sprinter, light commercial van (1995–2006)
W638 Vito, light commercial van (1996–2003)
W670 Vario, full-size commercial van (1996–2013)
Mercedes-Benz V-Class (1996-present)
First generation (W638; 1996–2003)
Second generation (W639; 2003–2014)
Third generation (W447; 2014–present)
2015 Mercedes Benz V Class W447
2016 Mercedes Benz V Class W447
2017 Mercedes Benz V Class W447
2018 Mercedes Benz V Class W447
2019 Mercedes Benz V Class W447
The Mercedes-Benz Vito is a light commercial van (M) produced by Mercedes-Benz. It is available as a standard panel van for cargo (called Vito), or with passenger accommodations substituted for part or all of the load area (called V-Class or Viano).
The V-Class/Viano is a large MPV. The first generation went on sale in 1996. The second generation was introduced in 2004, and the vehicle received the new Viano name. In 2010, the vehicle was face lifted with revised front and rear bumpers and lights. The interior was also improved with upgraded materials and new technology. The third generation was launched in 2014 and returned to being called V-Class
2000 Mercedes Benz Vision SLA Concept
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