Top 10 Mercedes Benz Models….Ever
Top Ten Lists
1. The Mercedes
Benz 300 SL Gullwing (1955)
Benz 300SL, also affectionately known as the Gullwingwas
the first Sport Leichtmodel which is a trend within
Mercedes that is still alive today. Max Hoffman, an american importer,
claimed to sense an market for stylish cars emerging amongst the
rich and famous after the second world war. Under the hood it was
based on the early racing models of the fifties being the first
production car that used direct fuel injection. Its tubular frame
made the Mercedes Benz Gullwing extra rigid which was crucial for
control when driving at high speeds. It was these same tubes that
meant the design of the doors had to open upwards instead of outwards.
This then became the main signature feature of this classic motor.
2. The Blitzen-Benz
also known as Lightning-Benz by Mercedes was a 200hp
thunderbolt of a vehicle that signified the the start of the 20th
century in style. The Blitzen-Benz was designed to break records.
In 1909 it became the first car ever to break the 200km/h mark and
then went on to hold the land speed record of 141.7mph for eight
years from 1911 to 1919.
3. The Mercedes
Benz C111 (1969)
In 1969 Mercedes
introduced a rather unusual vehicle to the public. An experimental
model by Mercedes the C111 was created to test the most innovative
technologies of the time such as diesel engines and air conditioning.
Its extreme slivershape gave it a futuristic feel while
brightly painted colours (usually yellow) covered a fibreglass body
that was reinforced with plastic. The Mercedes C111s reported
top speed was 180mph.
4. The Mercedes
Benz SLS AMG (2010)
in 2010 the Mercedes Benz SLS AMG was described by Mercedes as the
Spiritual Successorof the 300 SL Gullwing. The Mercedes
SLS AMG is a perfect mixture of sophisticated open top driving combined
with absolutely outstanding driving dynamics and a blistering top
speed of 197mph. Developed by Mercedes AMG as a luxury grand tourer
vehicle the SLS AMG is manufactured with Dodge Viper body panels
fitted over an aluminium chassis that was developed by Dodge SRT
(Street Racing Technology).
5. The Mercedes
Benz 600 Pullman (1963)
In 1963, after
seven years in development, we were given the Mercedes Benz 600
Pullman. Also known as the Grand Mercedes The engineers
and design team at Mercedes were told not to worry about time or
cost for the project but to create the most luxurious and best car
in the world. Filled with innovation, a one-of-kind hydraulic suspension
system that operates almost everything within the car. It was also
the first Mercedes to ever be built in an armouredversion
as it was sold to governments worldwide. It also boasts the loudest
horn ever manufactured on a production vehicle.
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