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Mercedes Benz Motor Cars Through the Years

A Pictorial Glimpse at Mercedes Benz Motor Cars

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

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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. 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 A Class (1997-present)

2019 Mercedes Benz A Class
2019 Mercedes Benz A Class
The Mercedes-Benz A-Class is a subcompact hatchback executive car (subcompact in its first two generations) produced by the German automobile manufacturer Mercedes-Benz. The first generation (W168) was introduced in 1997, the second generation model (W169) appeared in late 2004 and the third generation model (W176) was launched in 2012. The fourth generation model (W177) which was launched in 2018 will mark the first time the A-Class is offered in the United States and Canada. This fourth generation A-Class will also be the first to be offered both as a hatchback (W177) and sedan (V177).

Mercedes-Benz B Class (2005-present)

2019 Mercedes Benz B Class
2019 Mercedes Benz B Class
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)

Mercedes-Benz C Class Mid-Size (1993-present)

2019 Mercedes Benz C 300
2019 Mercedes Benz C 300
The Mercedes-Benz C-Class is a line of compact executive cars produced by Daimler AG. which includes: Saloon, Estate, Coupé and Cabriolet. Introduced in 1993 as a replacement for the 190 (W201) range, the C-Class was the smallest model in the marque's line-up until the W168 A-Class arrived in 1997. The C-Class is built at Mercedes-Benz factories in Sindelfingen and Bremen, Germany as well as numerous satellite factories in other countries. The first C-Class (W202) sedan was produced on 1 June 1993, and the first of the second generation (W203) rolled off the assembly line on 18 July 2000. The C-Class has been available with a 4Matic (i.e. four-wheel drive) option since 2002. The third generation (W204) was launched in 2007. The latest generation C-Class (W205) came out in 2014.

Mercedes-Benz CLA Class (2013-present)

2019 Mercedes Benz CLA 250
2019 Mercedes Benz CLA 250
The Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class is a series of subcompact executive cars manufactured by Mercedes-Benz since 2013. There is a 4 Door Coupé and Estate. The first generation (C117) was a four-door fastback coupé based on the platform of the Mercedes-Benz W176 A-Class and W246 B-Class compact cars. In 2015, Mercedes-Benz expanded the CLA family to include the Shooting Brake, a station wagon configuration. The CLA is Mercedes' first ever front-wheel drive three-box saloon car.
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Mercedes-Benz CLS Class (2004-present)

2012 Mercedes Benz CLS550
2012 Mercedes Benz CLS550
2019 Mercedes Benz AMG CLS
2019 Mercedes Benz AMG CLS
The Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class is a series of mid-size luxury cars produced by Mercedes-Benz since 2004. including 4 Door Coupé and Estate. The original model was a four-door fastback based on the Mercedes E-Class platform, marketed as a four door coupé. An estate (Shooting Brake) model was later added to the model range with the second generation CLS. All models are available as a high performance AMG variant, although it wasn't until the second generation CLS that 4MATIC all-wheel drive was offered.

Mercedes-Benz 170 / E-Class (1993-present)

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
The E Class includes: Saloon, Estate, Coupé and Cabriolet. 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

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Mercedes-Benz S-Class – (1972-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
2019 Mercedes Benz S 450
2019 Mercedes Benz S 450
The Mercedes Benz S-Class on includes: Luxury Saloon, Coupé & Cabriolet. 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

Mercedes Benz Electric (EQ)

Mercedes Benz B Class Electric Drive

2017 Mercedes Benz B Class Electric

2017 Mercedes Benz B Class Electric
Mercedes-Benz intends to design and manufacture ten EQ models by 2022, all of which will be based on a single platform developed specifically for electric drivetrains, and which can be configured for any type of vehicle owing to modularization. Three models will have the Smart brand.

  • Mercedes-Benz GLC 350 e (PHEV)
  • Mercedes-Benz GLE 550e (PHEV)
  • Mercedes-Benz S 500 e (PHEV)
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    Mercedes-Benz SL-Class – Grand Tourer (1954-Present)

    1955 Mercedes Benz 300 SL
    1955 Mercedes Benz 300 SL
    2019 Mercedes Benz SL 450
    2019 Mercedes Benz SL 450
    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 SLK / SLC-Class – Roadster (1996-Present)

    2019 Mercedes Benz SLK
    2019 Mercedes Benz SLK
    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 AMG GT – Sports car/ Supercar (2104-present)

    2016 Mercedes Benz AMg GT S
    2016 Mercedes Benz AMg GT S
    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.
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    Mercedes-Benz M-Class - Renamed G-Class in 2015 – (SUV)

    2013 Mercedes Benz W463 G350
    2013 Mercedes Benz W463 G350
    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.

    Mercedes-Benz GLA Class – Compact SUV) / Crossover (2014-present)

    2019 Mercedes Benz GLA 250
    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 GLC Class – SUV (2015-present)

    2020 Mercedes Benz GLC 400
    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 – SUV (2015-present)

    2018 Mercedes Benz GLE 43
    2018 Mercedes Benz GLE 43
    The Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class is a sport utility vehicle (SUV) built by the German car manufacturer 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 will define 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 – Large SUV (2006-Present)

    2013 Mercedes Benz GL 350
    2013 Mercedes Benz GL 350
    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 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
    2019 Mercedes Benz Pickup
    2019 Mercedes Benz Pickup

    Mercedes-Benz Vans

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

    2019 Mercedes Benz V Class
    2019 Mercedes Benz V Class
    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

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

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