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Mercedes Benz Motor Cars Through the Years

Historical Mercedes Benz Lineup

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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.

Mercedes-Benz (1920s)
Mercedes-Benz Typ 630, Modell K, 24/100/160 PS Stadt-Coupe, Karosserie Castagna (Milan)
Mercedes-Benz Typ 630, Modell K, 24/100/160 PS Stadt-Coupe, Karosserie Castagna (Milan)

Mercedes Benz 24/100/140 PS Typ 630 (1926-1929)

The Mercedes 24/100/140 PS was a large luxury car introduced by Daimler of Untertürkheim in 1924. Production continued until 1929 by which time Daimler had merged with Benz & Cie (effective 1926) as a result of which the car’s name had changed to Mercedes-Benz Typ 630. The car was conceptually and structurally similar to the contemporary Mercedes 15/70/100 PS, but the Mercedes 24/100/140 PS was longer, heavier, more powerful, faster and even more expensive. A still more powerful Mercedes-Benz Model K sports car version, sometimes known as the Mercedes-Benz 24/110/160 PS, was offered between 1926 and 1929.

Mercedes Benz S-Series W06 (1927–1932)

1927 Mercedes-Benz 680 S Erdmann & Rossi Tourer
1927 Mercedes-Benz 680 S Erdmann & Rossi Tourer
1926 Mercedes Benz 630
1926 Mercedes Benz 630
The Mercedes-Benz S-Series (W06) was a successful line of sports cars produced from 1927 until 1933 nicknamed the "white elephants." In the run up to the merger between Daimler and Benz & Cie, a race oriented version of Daimler's Type 630 luxury car was produced with a modified chassis that was called the Model K (K for 'Kurzer Radstand' or short wheelbase in English). The new Daimler-Benz corporation decided that it would create an even more advanced race car which built upon the best features of the Model K, which would be called the Model S (S for Sport).

Mercedes-Benz Stuttgart 260 W11 (1929-1934)

1929 Mercedes-Benz Stuttgart 260 W11
1929 Mercedes-Benz Stuttgart 260 W11
The Mercedes-Benz W11 was a midsize six-cylinder automobile introduced by Daimler-Benz in 1929. It was developed from the Mercedes-Benz W02 first seen in 1926, and the W11 shared its chassis and bodywork with the W02, but the W11 came with a larger more powerful engine, a new name and a wider list of “standard bodies” from which customers could choose. The new car was also sold as the Mercedes-Benz 10/50 PS and as the Mercedes-Benz Typ Stuttgart 260. It continue in production till early 1934, although by then its replacements, the slightly smaller Mercedes-Benz W21 and the slightly larger Mercedes-Benz W18 had both already been in full-scale production for nearly a year.

Mercedes Benz 680S (1927-1928)

1929 Mercedes-Benz
1927 Mercedes Benz 680S
Alongside the earlier Mercedes cars like the 400 and 630, the new 680 S featured a lower chassis, which meant its heavy engine could be pushed back and down in the engine bay. This was the existing SOHC 6.3-liter six-cylinder engine enlarged to 6.8 liters and fitted with a supercharger that only spooled up at high throttle. When engaged, the 120 bhp suddenly became 180 bhp (hence the old 26/120/180 nomenclature). In race tune the engine was up to 26/170/225.

Mercedes-Benz 1930s

Mercedes Benz W10 (1929–1934)

1933 Mercedes Benz 370 Mannheim W10
1933 Mercedes Benz 370 Mannheim W10
The Mercedes-Benz Mannheim 350 replaced the W03/Typ 350 models in 1929. The structure originated by Ferdinand Porsche was modified by Hans Nibel.
Also called Mercedes-Benz names: 1929-30: Mercedes Benz Typ Mannheim 350 (W10), 1929-34: Mercedes Benz Typ Mannheim 370 (W10), 1930-33: Mercedes Benz Typ Mannheim 370K (WK10), 1930-33: Mercedes Benz Typ Mannheim 370S (WS10), 1932-33: Mercedes Benz Typ Mannheim 380S (W10), 1932-33: Mercedes Benz Typ Mannheim 380S (W19),
generic names also often used: 1929-30: Mercedes Benz 14/60PS (W10), 1929-34: Mercedes Benz 15/75PS (W10), 1930-33: Mercedes Benz 15/75PS (WK10), 1930-33: Mercedes Benz 15/78PS (WS10), 1932-33: Mercedes Benz 15/80PS (W10), 1932-33: Mercedes Benz 15/85PS (W19)

Mercedes Benz 170H W28 (1931–1939)

1936 Mercedes Benz 170H W28
1936 Mercedes Benz 170H W28
From 1931 to 1939, Daimler-Benz AG produced three cars (Mercedes-Benz 130, 150 and 170 H) with rear engine as well as a few prototypes. The production numbers remained quite low for each of these models, especially compared to the production of classical front-engine Mercedes cars. In 1930, Daimler-Benz entrusted Hans Nibel with the development of a small rear-engined car, starting from the same principles. In 1931, working with Max Wagner, the type W17 or 120(H) was created, a two-door, equipped with four seats, vertical front and rear wheel arches, and a four-cylinder boxer engine in the rear with a displacement of 1200 cc and a power of 25 hp

Mercedes Benz 130H W23 (1934–1936)

1934 Mercedes Benz 130H W23 Cabriolet Saloon
1934 Mercedes Benz 130H W23 Cabriolet Saloon
The Mercedes-Benz 130H was a low-production automobile built in Germany in the 1930s. It was presented in February 1934 at the Berlin Car Show. Conceived by Hans Nibel, chief engineer of Mercedes Benz, the 130H was inspired by Edmund Rumpler's Tropfenwagen. It followed on the Rumpler-chassis Tropfenwagen racers, which ran between 1923 and 1926.

Mercedes Benz 150H W30, (1935–1936)

1935 Mercedes Benz 150H W30 Sport Roadster
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 G4 W31 (1934–1939)

1934 Mercedes Benz G4 W31
1934 Mercedes Benz G4 W31
The Mercedes-Benz W31 type G4 was a German three-axle off-road vehicle first produced by Mercedes-Benz as a staff/command car for the Wehrmacht in 1934. The cars were designed as a seven-seat touring car or closed saloon, and were mainly used by upper echelons of the Nazi regime in parades and inspections, as they were deemed too expensive for general Army use.

Mercedes Benz 170V W136 (1935–1953)

1935 Mercedes Benz !70V W136 Roadster
1935 Mercedes Benz !70V W136 Roadster
The Mercedes-Benz W136 mid size car was Mercedes-Benz's line of inline-four cylinder automobiles from the mid-1930s into the 1950s. The model 170 V made its public debut as successor to the W15 Typ 170 in February 1936. Between 1936 and 1939 it was Mercedes' top selling model. Between 1936 and 1942 over 75,000 were built making it by far the most popular Mercedes-Benz model up till that point.

Mercedes Benz 770 W07 (1930–1938)

1938 Mercedes Benz 770 K W07 Cabrolet
1938 Mercedes Benz 770 K W07 Cabrolet
The Mercedes-Benz 770, also known as the Großer Mercedes (German for "large Mercedes"), was a large luxury car built by Mercedes-Benz from 1930 to 1943. It is probably best known from archival footage of high-ranking Nazi officials before and during World War II, including Adolf Hitler, Hermann Göring, Heinrich Himmler and Reinhard Heydrich.

Mercedes Benz Series II W150 (1938–1943)

1938 Mercedes Benz 770 W150
1938 Mercedes Benz 770 W150
The 770 a full size luxury car was substantially revised in 1938, resulting in the new internal designation of W150. The all-new chassis was made with oval section tubes and was suspended from coil springs all around, with independent suspension at front and a de Dion axle at the rear. Hydraulic brakes were fitted, compared to the servo-assisted mechanical brakes of the prior series.

Mercedes Benz 500K W29 (1934–1936)

1936 Mercedes Benz 500K W29
1936 Mercedes Benz 500K W29
The Mercedes-Benz 500K (W29) is a grand touring car built by Mercedes-Benz between 1934 and 1936. First exhibited at the 1934 Berlin Motor Show, it carried the factory designation W29. Distinguished from the 500 sedan by the "K" for Kompressor (German for supercharger), only fitted to these performance cars, it succeeded the Mercedes-Benz 380 introduced just the previous year. It offered both a larger, more powerful engine and more opulent coachwork to meet customers' demands for greater luxury and performance.

Mercedes Benz 540K W29 (1936–1943)

1936 Mercedes Benz 540K W29
1936 Mercedes Benz 540K W29
Introduced at the 1936 Paris Motor Show, the Friedrich Geiger designed car was a development of the 500K, itself a development of the SSK. Available as a two-seater cabriolet, four seater coupé or seven-seater limousine (with armoured sides and armoured glass), it was one of the largest cars of its time. The straight-8 cylinder engine of the 500K was enlarged in displacement 329.6 cu in. It was fed by twin pressurized updraft carburetors, developing a 115 hp (86 kW). In addition, there was an attached Roots supercharger, which could either be engaged manually for short periods, or automatically when the accelerator was pushed fully to the floor. This increased power to 180 hp, enabling a top speed of 110 mph.

Mercedes Benz 260D W138 (1936–1940)

1936 Mercedes Benz 260d W138
1936 Mercedes Benz 260d W138
1939 Mercedes Benz 230
1939 Mercedes Benz 230
The Mercedes-Benz 260 D full size luxury car, coded Mercedes-Benz W 138 according to internal works designation, was one of the first two diesel engined series produced passenger cars, together with the diesel version of the Hanomag Rekord. Both were introduced at the Berlin Motor Show in February 1936. The 260 D was named in reference to its engine's cubic capacity. Nearly 2,000 vehicles were assembled until 1940, after which the Daimler-Benz group had to devote itself almost entirely to military manufacture.

Mercedes-Benz 1940s
Production during 1939-1945 was disrupted from World War II, and was restarted in 1946.

Mercedes Benz 170V W136 (1946–1955)

1946 Mercedes-Benz 170V W136
1946 Mercedes-Benz 170V W136
1950 Mercedes Benz 170
1950 Mercedes Benz 170
The Mercedes-Benz W136 was Mercedes-Benz's line of mid size inline-four cylinder automobiles from the mid-1930s into the 1950s. The model 170 V made its public debut as successor to the W15 Typ 170 in February 1936. Between 1936 and 1939 it was Mercedes' top selling model. Between 1936 and 1942 over 75,000 were built making it by far the most popular Mercedes-Benz model up till that point.

Mercedes Benz 170S W191 (1949–1955)

1949 Mercedes-Benz 170S W191
1949 Mercedes-Benz 170S W191
The Mercedes-Benz 170 S is a mid-size executive luxury car which was produced by Mercedes-Benz from 1949 until 1955 in various gasoline and diesel powered forms. It was initially offered with a 1.8 liter version of the 1.7 liter inline-four cylinder M136 engine used in the slightly smaller production type 170 V. It was the first Mercedes-Benz to carry in its name the suffix “S” (for Sonder modell (Special model) denoting a superior level of comfort and quality. As such, its intended market was successful business owners and company directors.

Mercedes-Benz 1950s

Mercedes Benz 220 W187 (1951–1955)

1951 Mercedes Benz 220
1951 Mercedes Benz 220
The Mercedes-Benz W187 is a full-size luxury car produced by Mercedes-Benz from 1951 to 1955. Introduced at the Frankfurt Motor Show in April 1951, the W187 was powered by a single overhead camshaft inline six-cylinder M180 engine and available as a saloon, coupé, and cabriolet, all designated with the 220 model name. Despite its pre-World War II reputation as a manufacturer of luxury cars, in the immediate post-war years Mercedes-Benz produced only four-cylinder-engined passenger cars.

Mercedes Benz 300 W186 (1951–1957)

1951 Mercedes Benz 300
1951 Mercedes Benz 300
The Mercedes-Benz W186 model 300 was a four-door luxury tourer produced by Mercedes-Benz between 1951 and 1957. The company's largest and most prestigious automobile, it was the Maybach of its day, elegant, powerful, exclusive, and expensive. Three versions were produced in succession, known informally as the 300a (or simply 300), 300b, and 300c. An enlarged "300d" variant built on the W189 chassis succeeded it in late 1957. Also referred to as a "Type 300", the W186 was equal in features and price but superior in performance to the rival Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud. Favored by statesmen and business leaders, it offered options such as a glass partition, VHF mobile telephone, and dictation machine.

Mercedes Benz 300S W188 (1951–1958)

1956 Mercedes Benz 300 SC
1956 Mercedes Benz 300 SC
1957 Mercedes Benz 300 SC Roadster
1957 Mercedes Benz 300 SC Roadster
The Mercedes-Benz W188 was a two-door luxury sports tourer produced by Mercedes-Benz between 1951 and 1958. The company's most expensive and exclusive automobiles, the elegant, hand-built 300 S (1951-1954) and its successor 300 Sc (1955-1958) were the pinnacle of the Mercedes line of their era. The pair's conservative styling belied their technological advances, sharing numerous design innovations and mechanical components with the iconic Mercedes-Benz 300 SL "Gullwing", including engine, suspension, and chassis.

Mercedes Benz 180/190 W120 (1953–1962)

1953 Mercedes Benz 180
1953 Mercedes Benz 180
The Mercedes-Benz W120 was an inline-four cylinder sedan introduced by Mercedes-Benz in 1953. Powered initially by the company's existing 1.8 liter M136 engine, it was sold as the Mercedes-Benz 180 through 1962. The Mercedes-Benz W121 was introduced in 1956, powered by a 1.9 liter M121 engine. It sold as the Mercedes-Benz 190 through 1961. The 180 continued to use the 55 hp M136 engine from the Mercedes-Benz 170 Sb until 1957, when it received a downtuned version of the 190's M121.

Mercedes Benz 300SL W198 (1954–1963)

1954 Mercedes Benz 300 SL
1954 Mercedes Benz 300 SL
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)

1960 Mercedes Benz 190 SL
1960 Mercedes Benz 190 SL
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 L319 (1955–1968)

1962 Mercedes Benz L319
1962 Mercedes Benz L319
The Mercedes-Benz L 319 is a light commercial vehicle built by Mercedes-Benz between 1955 and 1967. Larger than a standard delivery van, but smaller than a conventional light truck of the period, it was the manufacturer's first model in this class. The vehicle was offered with a range of van and truck bodies. Special application and minibus (O 319) variants were also available.

Mercedes Benz 219 W105 (1956–1959)

1956 Mercedes Benz 219
1956 Mercedes Benz 219
The Mercedes-Benz W105 is a luxury automobile produced by Mercedes-Benz from 1956 to 1959 and marketed as the Mercedes-Benz Typ 219. Part of the "Ponton" family, it featured a 2.2 L inline 6-cylinder engine. The ponton body shape had been introduced in 1953 by the W120 chassis 180. In the following year, Mercedes-Benz introduced the 6-cylinder 220a which was visually similar to the 180, but with 3 inches added to the front wings to accommodate two extra cylinders and 4 inches added to the rear doors to provide some extra legroom for the rear passengers. This model ran until 1956 when the 219 and the 220S were introduced.

Mercedes Benz 220a/220S W180 (1956–1959)

1956 Mercedes Benz 220S
1956 Mercedes Benz 220S
The Mercedes-Benz W180 is an inline 6-cylinder luxury sedan, coupé, and convertible made from 1954 to 1959. The models associated with the W180 chassis code were the 220a and 220S. The W180 was one in a series of Mercedes-Benz models to informally receive the "Ponton" nickname. This was in reference to the unibody-type, pontoon-shaped exterior styling which was also featured on the later W128 line.

Mercedes Benz 300d W189 (1957–1960)

1957 Mercedes Benz 300D
1957 Mercedes Benz 300D
The Mercedes-Benz W189 model 300 was a full size four-door luxury tourer produced by Mercedes-Benz between 1957 and 1962. The company's largest and most prestigious automobile, it was the Maybach of its day, elegant, powerful, exclusive, and expensive. Marketed as the Type 300d, it was equal in features and price but superior in performance to the rival 4.9L Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud. Favored by statesmen and business leaders, it offered options such as a glass partition, VHF mobile telephone, and dictation machine. However it uses a gasoline engine and not a diesel engine in stock form even through it ends with d.

Mercedes Benz 220SE W128 (1958–1960)

1960 Mercedes Benz 220 SE Cabrolet
1960 Mercedes Benz 220 SE Cabrolet
The Mercedes-Benz W128 is a 6-cylinder luxury executive car produced by Mercedes-Benz from 1958 to 1960. It was available in sedan, coupé, or cabriolet body styles. Marketed as the Mercedes-Benz 220SE, it was the last of the "Ponton" series which had design roots and styling cues beginning in 1953 with the Mercedes-Benz 180 sedan (W120 chassis).

Mercedes Benz W111 (1959–1971)

1970 Mercedes Benz 280 SE
1970 Mercedes Benz 280 SE
The Mercedes-Benz W111 was a chassis code given to a range of Mercedes-Benz vehicles produced between 1959 and 1971, including four-door sedans (1959-1968) and two-door coupés and cabriolets (1961 to 1971). Introduced as inline 6-cylinder cars with 2.2-litre engines, the W111 spawned two lines of variants: entry-level vehicles sharing its chassis and bodies but with four-cylinder engines were designated the W110. A luxury version built on the W111 chassis with its body and the fuel-injected 3-litre M186 six-cylinder engine was designated the W112.-

Series production of the 4-door sedan began in August 1959, which made its debut at the Frankfurt Auto Show in autumn. Initially the series consisted of the 220b, 220Sb, and 220SEb. These replaced the (W105) 219, the (W180) 220S and the (W128) 220SE Ponton sedans respectively. The 220b was an entry-level version with little chrome trim, simple hubcaps, and basic interior trim that lacked pockets on doors. Prices were DM16,750, 18,500 and 20,500, with a rough sales ratio of 1:2:1.

Mercedes-Benz 1960s

Mercedes Benz 190/200/220/230 W110 (1961–1968)

1961 Mercedes Benz 190 DB
1961 Mercedes Benz 190 DB
The W110 was Mercedes-Benz's entry level line of midsize automobiles in the mid-1960s. One of Mercedes' "Fintail" (German: Heckflosse) series, the W110 initially was available with either a 1.9 L M121 gasoline or 2.0 L OM621 diesel inline-four . It was introduced with the 190c and 190Dc sedans in April 1961, replacing the W120 180c/180Dc and W121 190b/190Db. The W110 line was refreshed in July 1965 to become the 200 and Diesel 200D (model year 1966 for North America); at the same time, a six-cylinder 230 (successor to the Mercedes 220) became part of the W110 line. Production lasted just three more years, with the W115 220 and 220D introduced in 1968. The W110 and the 6-cylinder W111 were the first series of Mercedes cars to be extensively crash tested for occupant safety.

Mercedes Benz 300SE W112 (1961–1967)

1961 Mercedes Benz 300 SE
1961 Mercedes Benz 300 SE
The Mercedes-Benz W112, marketed as the Mercedes-Benz 300SE, is a full size luxury car produced by Mercedes-Benz from 1962 to 1967. It was available as a coupé, convertible and sedan. The cars were based on the Mercedes-Benz W111 Fintail chassis and coachwork, but fitted with the 3.0 litre fuel-injected M189 big-block six-cylinder engine, standard luxury features such as air suspension, power steering, and automatic transmission, and a higher level of wood and leather trim. The stretched wheelbase 300SEL appeared in 1963.

Mercedes Benz 230SL/250SL/280SL W113 (1963–1970)

1963 Mercedes Benz 230 SL
1963 Mercedes Benz 230 SL
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 600 W100 (1963–1981)

1967 Mercedes Benz 600 Grosser Saloon
1967 Mercedes Benz 600 Grosser Saloon
The Mercedes-Benz 600 (W100) is a large ultra-luxury sedan and limousine produced by Mercedes-Benz from 1963 to 1981. Generally, the short-wheelbase (SWB) models were designed to be owner-driven, whereas the long-wheelbase (LWB) models, often incorporating a central divider with power window, were designed for a chauffeur.

Mercedes Benz 250S/250SE/300SE W108 (1965–1973)

1966 Mercedes Benz 260S
1966 Mercedes Benz 260S
The Mercedes-Benz W108 and W109 are full size luxury cars produced by Mercedes-Benz from 1965 through to 1972 and 1973 in North America only. The line was an update of the predecessor W111 and W112 fintail sedans. The cars were successful in West Germany and in export markets including North America and Southeast Asia. During the seven-year run, a total of 383,361 units were manufactured. The car was premièred at the Frankfurt Auto Show in 1965. The initial model lineup consisted of three W108s: 250S, 250SE, and 300SE, as well as a sole W109, the 300SEL. Engines for the new car were carried over from the previous generation, but enlarged and refined.

Mercedes Benz W114/W115 (1968-1976)

1980 Mercedes Benz 240d
1980 Mercedes Benz 240d
The Mercedes-Benz W114 and W115 models are a series of executive sedans and coupés introduced in 1968 by Mercedes-Benz, manufactured through model year 1976, and distinguished in the marketplace by names relating to their engine size. W114 models featured six-cylinder engines and were marketed as the 230, 250, and 280, while W115 models featured four-cylinder engines and were marketed as the 200, 220, 230, and 240. All were styled by Paul Bracq, featuring a three-box design. At the time Mercedes marketed sedans in two size classes, with the W114/W115 positioned below the Mercedes-Benz S-Class.

Mercedes-Benz 1970s

Mercedes Benz SL/SLC R107/C107 (1971–1989)

1971 Mercedes Benz SL
1971 Mercedes Benz SL
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.

Mercedes Benz S-Class W116 (1972–1980)

1972 Mercedes Benz S W116
1972 Mercedes Benz S W116
The Mercedes-Benz W116 is a series of flagship full size luxury sedans produced from September 1972 until 1980. The W116 automobiles were the first Mercedes-Benz models to be officially called S-Class, although earlier sedan models had already unofficially been designated with the letter 'S' – for Sonderklasse or "special class."

Mercedes Benz W123/C123 (1976–1985)

1976 Mercedes Benz 280E W123
1976 Mercedes Benz 280E W123
The Mercedes W123 is a range of mid size executive cars produced by Mercedes-Benz between January 1976 and January 1986. The W123 models surpassed their predecessor, the Mercedes-Benz W114 models, as the most successful Mercedes, selling 2.7 million cars before replacement by the Mercedes-Benz W124 after 1985. The additional range of smaller Mercedes-Benz W201 models were introduced in 1982.

Mercedes-Benz introduced the W123 four-door versions on 29 January 1976. While there were some technical similarities to their predecessors, the new models were larger in wheelbase and exterior dimensions. The styling was also updated, although stylistic links with the W114 / W115 were maintained. Initially, all models except 280/280E featured quad unequal-size round headlights and the latter large rectangular units. When facelifted, these units became standard across the range

In the spring of 1976, a coupé version was introduced on a shorter wheelbase than the saloon (106.7 inches versus 110 inches for the saloon). This W123C/CE was available as a 230C (later 230CE) and as a 280C/CE in most markets; in North America there were additional 300CD versions with naturally aspirated, later turbocharged 3-litre diesel engines

Mercedes Benz S-Class W126 (1979–1992)

1979 Mercedes Benz S Class W126
1979 Mercedes Benz S Class W126
The Mercedes-Benz W126 is a series of full size luxury S-Class automobiles manufactured by Mercedes-Benz between 1979 and 1992. Premiering in September 1979 as the successor to the W116 line, the W126 was the second generation to officially bear that prestigious designation, an abbreviation for the German Sonderklasse or "special class." It introduced many Mercedes-Benz safety innovations, including the first seatbelt pretensioners. The W126 was initially offered with straight-six, V8, and a turbocharged diesel engine for the sedan. A C126 2-door coupé versions was introduced in September 1981. The W126's twelve-year production run between 1979 and 1991 was the longest of any S-Class generation since the first "S" designated top-class models were built in the mid-1950s, the 300 S and 300 Sc.

Mercedes Benz G-Class W460 (1979–1990)

1990 Mercedes Benz G Class W460
1990 Mercedes Benz G Class W460
The Mercedes-Benz G-Class, sometimes called G-Wagen (short for Geländewagen, "cross country vehicle"), is a mid-size four-wheel drive luxury SUV manufactured by Magna Steyr (formerly Steyr-Daimler-Puch) in Austria and sold by Mercedes-Benz. In certain markets, it has been sold under the Puch name as Puch G. The G-Wagen is characterised by its boxy styling and body-on-frame construction. It uses three fully locking differentials, one of the few vehicles to have such a feature. Despite the introduction of an intended replacement, the unibody SUV Mercedes-Benz GL-Class in 2006, the G-Class is still in production and is one of the longest produced vehicles in Daimler's history, with a span of 35 years

The G-class was developed as a military vehicle from a suggestion by the Shah of Iran (at the time a significant Mercedes shareholder) to Mercedes and offered as a civilian version in 1979. In this role it is sometimes referred to as the "Wolf". The Peugeot P4 was a variant made under licence in France with a Peugeot engine. The first military in the world to use it was the Argentine Army (Ejército Argentino) beginning in 1981 with the military model 461.

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.
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Mercedes-Benz A Class W168 (1997-2003)

1997 Mercedes Benz A Class W168
1997 Mercedes Benz A Class W168
The A-Class was first revealed to the motoring press late in 1996, and finally launched at the Frankfurt Motor Show in the autumn of 1997, the W168 A-Class was quite unusual for Mercedes-Benz featuring a front wheel drive layout and unusual tall but yet short body. One innovation of the W168 was a frontal-impact absorption system called the "Sandwich bar" (see patents DE4326 9 and DE4400132 in the name of Mercedes-Benz). In the event of a violent frontal impact, the engine and transmission would slide underneath the floor below the pedals rather than entering the passenger compartment.

Mercedes-Benz A Class W169 (2004-2011)

2011 Mercedes Benz A Class W169
2011 Mercedes Benz A Class W169
The W169 is constructed with high-strength steel alloys with bonded joints. It has a large number of airbags including optional rear side airbags (for side-impacts in the backseats), optional side-curtain airbags, and standard head and thorax-protection side airbags. The front airbags are adaptive with two-stage gas generators operating according to the severity of accident.

Mercedes-Benz A Class W176 (2012-2017)

2017 Mercedes Benz A Class W176
2017 Mercedes Benz A Class W176
The production version of the third generation of A-Class vehicles was based on the 2011 Concept A-Class, and was unveiled at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show, It has an entirely different design, and larger than the previous two generations of the A-Class, with a total length of 169.0 inches, making it a fully-fledged small family car for the first time. The vehicles were available in some markets from September 2012. Japan models went on sale in January 2013. The third generation A-Class is designed to be a direct competitor to the BMW 1 Series and Audi A3. It is intended to be more dynamic than its predecessor and is focused on younger owners.

Mercedes-Benz A Class W177 (2018-present)

2019 Mercedes Benz A Class W177
2019 Mercedes Benz A Class W177
The W177 Mercedes-Benz A-Class is the fourth and current generation of the A-Class range of subcompact executive hatchbacks and sedans. It was launched in 2018 as the successor to the W176 A-Class, with sales commencing in March 2018. The available body styles include: 5-door hatchback (W177 model code) 4-door sedan (V177 model code) 4-door long wheelbase sedan (Z177, only sold in China)

Mercedes-Benz B Class W245 (2006-2011)

2006 Mercedes Benz B Class W245
2006 Mercedes Benz B Class W245
In 2005 it was introduced in spring in Europe and in autumn in Canada. The B-Class is a front-wheel drive car with a sandwich floor construction and a parabolic rear suspension. The B-Class has a two-box design: one box for the drivetrain and another the passenger and luggage compartments. The B-Class gains much of its comparatively large interior volume through its height, a configuration that makes the most of the vehicle’s footprint. Having evolved from the even smaller A-Class it retained that car's sandwich floor concept. The A-Class was originally intended to have a battery-powered version that would meet California’s (since-rescinded) zero-emissions mandate, and the batteries were supposed to go between the floors

Mercedes-Benz B Class W246 (2012-2018)

2018 Mercedes Benz B200C Class W248
2018 Mercedes Benz B200C Class W248
The second generation B-Class was introduced at the 2011 International Motor Show Germany. European models went on sale in November 2011. Japan models went on sale in April 2012. They are assembled at Rastatt, Germany, and from 2011 at Kecskemet, Hungary. By summer 2013, over 230,000 second generation B-Class cars had been delivered.

Mercedes-Benz B Class W247 (2019-present)

2019 Mercedes Benz B Class W247
2019 Mercedes Benz B Class W247
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 W202 (1993-1999)

1993 Mercedes Benz C Class W202
1993 Mercedes Benz C Class W202
Mercedes-Benz W202 is a compact executive car which was produced by the German automaker Mercedes-Benz in 1993–2000, under the C-Class model names. In May 1993, the first generation Mercedes-Benz C-Class was introduced as a replacement for the 190. The C-Class sedan was the company's entry-level model up until 1997, when Mercedes-Benz launched the smaller A-Class. Styling themes were carried over from the previous W201 series, but the new series had a smoother and rounder design than the previous generation of the compact Mercedes-Benz.

Mercedes-Benz C Class W203 (2000-2006)

2007 Mercedes Benz C Class W203
2007 Mercedes Benz C Class W203
The Mercedes-Benz C-Class (W203) is an automobile which was produced by German manufacturer Mercedes-Benz from July 2000 to December 2006. It was the second C-Class model from Mercedes-Benz. The second generation C-Class was unveiled on March 21, 2000, going on sale starting in September 2000. The sedan debuted with a range of inline-four and V6 petrol engines and inline-four and -five diesels. Most of the engines were carried over from the W202, but the C 320 was exclusive

Mercedes-Benz C Class W204 (2007-2013)

2007 Mercedes Benz C Class W204
2007 Mercedes Benz C Class W204
The Mercedes-Benz C-Class (W204) is a range of compact executive cars which were produced by the German automobile manufacturer Mercedes-Benz from 2007 to 2014. It was the successor to the Mercedes-Benz C-Class (W203) and was eventually replaced by the Mercedes-Benz C-Class (W205) in 2014, though W204 coupé models were still produced for the 2015 model year. The W204 was produced in sedan (saloon), station wagon (estate), and coupé bodystyles. The coupé was introduced in 2011 alongside the facelifted W204 saloon and station wagon. The majority of C-Class versions are rear wheel drive (RWD) but some models (namely the 4MATIC) are available with all-wheel drive (AWD). The Mercedes-Benz E-Class (C207) also shares the W204 platform.

Mercedes-Benz C Class W205 (2014-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 C117 (2013-2018)

2013 Mercedes-Benz CLA Saloon
2013 Mercedes-Benz CLA Saloon
The C117 CLA was at the time the most affordable Mercedes-Benz vehicle offered for sale in the United States, with a base price of $29,900 (2014). This undercut the C-Class, the vehicle it replaced as the entry-level sedan in Mercedes-Benz line-up of cars, which started at $38,200 (2014). The C117 CLA was also the first front-wheel drive vehicle ever offered by Mercedes-Benz in the U.S. market.

Mercedes-Benz CLA Class C118 (2019-present)

2019 Mercedes Benz CLA 250
2019 Mercedes Benz CLA 250
The second generation CLA-Class was unveiled at the 2019 Consumer Electronics Show in January 2019. Based on the same Modular Front Architecture (MFA2) platform as the W177 A-Class, the C118 CLA-Class retains the fastback styling to set it apart from the V177 A-Class Sedan. The design is inspired by the new design language Mercedes-Benz adopted for the C257 CLS-Class. The C118 has an almost completely flat underbody, resulting in a drag coefficient as low as 0.23. It uses front MacPherson struts in combination with either a twist beam or multi-link at the rear, and the option of adaptive dampers. Compared to its predecessor, the C118 is 1.9 inches longer, 2.1 inches wider and loses 0.1 inch in height, while its wheelbase has been extended by 1.2 inches.
Mercedes-Benz Mid Size

Mercedes-Benz C208 CLK-Class (1997–2003)

1999 Mercedes-Benz CLK 55 AMG C208
1999 Mercedes-Benz CLK 55 AMG C208
The C209/A209 Mercedes-Benz CLK-Class is the second generation of the Mercedes-Benz CLK-Class range of mid-size / compact executive coupes produced between 2002 and 2010. The body styles of the range are a 2-door coupé (C209) and a 2-door convertible (A209)
In 2003, the CLK55 AMG was used as a F1 safety car. The CLK63 AMG was also used as a F1 safety car for the 2006 and 2007 seasons. It was replaced by the Mercedes-Benz C207/A207 E-Class in 2010. In some cases, the Mercedes-Benz C205/A205 C-Class also replaced it; with the 43 and 63 AMG versions being the sole example (as replacements for the CLK550 and CLK63).

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 E-Class W124 (1985-1994)

1990 Mercedes Benz e500
1990 Mercedes Benz e500
W124 is the Mercedes-Benz internal chassis-designation for the 1984/85 to 1995/96 version of the Mercedes-Benz E-Class, as well as the first generation to be officially referred to as E-Class. The W124 models replaced the W123 models after 1985 and were succeeded by the W210 E-Class after 1995. In North America, the W124 was launched in early November 1985 as a 1986 model and sold through the 1995 model year, through November 7, 1995. Series production began at the beginning of November 1984, with press reveal taking place on Monday, November 26, 1984 in Sevilla, Spain, with customer deliveries and European market launch starting in January 1985.

Mercedes-Benz E-Class W210 (1995-2002)

1995 Mercedes Benz E320 Convertible
1995 Mercedes Benz E320 Convertible
The Mercedes-Benz W210 is an executive car which was produced by the German automaker Mercedes-Benz from 1995 through 2002 (production of the wagon variant (codenamed S210) carried over to the 2003 model year). They were sold under the E-Class model names in both sedan (saloon) and station wagon (estate) body types. W210 development started in 1988, three years after the W124's introduction. The W210 E-class's appearance, which was designed by Steve Mattin under design chief Bruno Sacco between 1989 and 1991, heralded a new design idiom for Mercedes, which would continue until the W209 CLK. W210 design work was frozen in May 1992 and developed for a show vehicle by late 1992. This design was previewed on the 1993 Coupé Concept shown at the Geneva Auto Show in March 1993. Design patents for both the Coupé Concept and the W210 E-Class were filed on 25 February 1993 in Germany and 25 August 1993 in the US.

Mercedes-Benz E-Class W211 (2002-2009)

2002 Mercedes Benz E Class
2002 Mercedes Benz E Class
The Mercedes-Benz W211 is a chassis designation for the Mercedes-Benz E-Class, produced from 2002 through 2009. The W211 models replaced the W210 E-Class models and were superseded by the Mercedes-Benz W212 in 2009. The car was available in two body types: Sedan and Estate (Estate models were sold in the US/Canada as Wagon).

Mercedes-Benz E-Class W212 (2009-2016)

2009 Mercedes Benz E350
2009 Mercedes Benz E350
The W212 and S212 Mercedes-Benz E-Class series is the fourth-generation of the E-Class range of executive cars which was produced by Mercedes-Benz between 2009 and 2016 as the successor to the W211 E-Class. The body styles of the range are: 4-door sedan/saloon (W212) 5-door estate/wagon (S212) Coupé and convertible models of the E-Class of the same vintage are W204 C-Class derived and known as the C207 and A207, replacing the CLK-Class coupe and cabriolet. A high-performance E63 AMG version of the W212 and S212 were available as well since 2009. In 2013, a facelift was introduced for the E-Class range, featuring significant styling changes, fuel economy improvements and updated safety features.

Mercedes-Benz E-Class W213 (2016-present)

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 W140 (1991-1998)

1991 Mercedes Benz SEC
1991 Mercedes Benz SEC
The Mercedes-Benz W140 is a series of flagship vehicles that were manufactured by Mercedes-Benz from 1991 to 1998. On November 16, 1990, Mercedes-Benz unveiled the W140 S-Class via press release, later appearing in several February and March editions of magazines. The W140 made its public debut at the Geneva Motor Show in March 1991, with the first examples rolling off the production line in April 1991 and North American cars on August 6, 1991. Short (SE) and long (SEL) wheelbase sedans were offered initially, as well as the coupé (SEC=S-Klasse-Einspritzmotor(Fuel injection engine)-Coupé) body style C140 from October 1992. Like all Mercedes-Benz lines, the W140 S-Class was rationalized in late 1993 using the new "letter-first" nomenclature. The SE, SEL, and SEC cars were renamed the S-Class, with alphanumerical designations inverted.

Mercedes-Benz S-Class W220 (1998-2005)

1998 Mercedes Benz S-Class
1998 Mercedes Benz S-Class
The Mercedes-Benz W220 was a series of flagship sedans which constituted the Mercedes-Benz S-Class during the early to mid-2000s. The W220 started production in August 13, 1998, and the C215 CL-Class coupés started production in 1999. The W220 was a replacement for the earlier W140 S-Class after the 1998 model year. Compared to its predecessor, the W220 had somewhat smaller exterior dimensions but offered more interior space, particularly in the long-wheelbase versions (although the trunk is smaller than on its W140 predecessor). Production of the W220 totalled 485,000 units, slightly more than the production totals from the W140. Production ended in 2006, when the W220 was replaced by the W221 S-Class and the C215 was replaced in 2006 by the C216 CL-Class.

Mercedes-Benz S-Class W221 (2005-2013)

2005 Mercedes Benz S-Class
2005 Mercedes Benz S-Class
The Mercedes-Benz W221 is a chassis code of S-Class, the successor of the Mercedes-Benz S-Class (W220) and the predecessor of the Mercedes-Benz S-Class (W222). The S-Class are the flagship vehicles of Mercedes-Benz and each generation typically introduces a range of technical innovations and developments that over time will find their way into smaller cars. The vehicle was unveiled at the 2005 Frankfurt Motor Show. The W221 S-Class' exterior styling is distinctly different from the W220. The W220 somewhat broke with tradition in being smaller than its W140 predecessor, whereas the W221 is once more larger in all dimensions than its predecessor, offers more interior space and has improved performance. The W221 looks are often said to be more imposing than those of the W220. The rear styling is similar to the Mercedes-Benz Maybach – the larger saloon from Daimler AG's other flagship brand, which was presented to the public in 1997.

Mercedes-Benz S-Class W222 (2013-present)

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 CL-Class C215 (1992–2014)

2012 Mercedes Benz CL-Class
2012 Mercedes Benz CL-Class
The Mercedes-Benz CL-Class is a line of full-size luxury grand tourers which was produced by Mercedes-Benz, from 1992 to 2014 in the US. The name CL stands for the German Coupé Leicht (Coupé-Light) or Coupé Luxusklasse (Coupé-Luxury) The CL-Class is the coupé derivative of the S-Class full-size luxury saloon, upon which it shares the same platform. Formerly known as the SEC (Sonderklasse-Einspritzmotor-Coupé) and later S-Coupé, it was spun off into its own, separate name in 1996 and in 1997 for North American markets. The CL continued to follow the same development cycle as the S, though riding on a shorter wheelbase, and sharing the same engines albeit with less choice as only the higher-output powertrains are offered. The last generation of the CL was actually heavier than the S (considering equivalent trims, due to the roof engineering required to compensate for the lack of a central B-pillar). The last generation of the CL-Class, C216, was available in five models: CL 500 (CL 550 in some markets, with standard 4MATIC in Canada and the USA), CL 600, CL 63 AMG, CL 63 AMG(S) and CL 65 AMG. The CL 65 AMG was the most powerful model of the CL and the most expensive Mercedes-branded vehicle, slightly edging out its S-Class equivalent S65 AMG and the SLS.

Maybach (1909-2018)

2016 Mercedes Benz Maybach Pullman Guard Limo
2016 Mercedes Benz Maybach Pullman Guard Limo
Maybach Motorenbau a defunct German car manufacturer that today exists as a sub-brand of Mercedes-Benz. The company was founded in 1909 by Wilhelm Maybach and his son, originally as a subsidiary of Luftschiffbau Zeppelin GmbH, and it was known as Luftfahrzeug-Motorenbau GmbH until 1999. In 1960, Maybach was acquired by Daimler-Benz. The name returned as a standalone ultra-luxury car brand in the late 20th century and early 21st century, sharing significant components with Mercedes-Benz cars. After slow sales, Maybach ceased to be a standalone brand by 2013, and it became (in 2015) a sub-brand of Mercedes-Benz, which is owned by Daimler AG. As of 2018, Daimler produces an ultra-luxury edition of the Mercedes-Benz S-Class under the Mercedes-Maybach name.

The Maybach 57 (chassis no. W240) and 62 (chassis no. V240) were the first automobile models of the Maybach brand since the brand's revival by DaimlerChrysler AG (now Daimler AG). They are derived from the Benz Maybach concept car presented at the 1997 Tokyo Motor Show. The concept car was based on the Mercedes-Benz S-Class sedan, as were the production models. The Luxury Brand Status Index 2008 placed the Maybach in first place, ahead of Rolls-Royce and Bentley. The models ceased production in December 2012 due to continued financial losses for the marque, and sales at one-fifth the level of the profitable Rolls-Royce models.

Mercedes Benz Electric (EQ)

Mercedes Benz EQC N293 (2019-)

2017 Mercedes Benz B Class Electric

2017 Mercedes Benz B Class Electric
The Mercedes-Benz EQC (N293) is a fully-electric compact luxury SUV, produced by Mercedes-Benz. It is the first member of the fully electric Mercedes EQ family, a range that will expand to include 10 new models by 2022.

  • Mercedes-Benz GLC 350 e (PHEV)
  • Mercedes-Benz GLE 550e (PHEV)
  • Mercedes-Benz S 500 e (PHEV)
  • Mercedes-Benz Sports Cars

    Mercedes-Benz SL-Class R129 (1989-2001)

    1955 Mercedes Benz 300 SL
    1955 Mercedes Benz 300 SL
    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
    2002 Mercedes Benz SL-Class
    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 (225 kW) 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 (3724 cc) 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 bonnet, 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 (13-present)

    2019 Mercedes Benz SL 450
    2019 Mercedes Benz SL 450
    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 aluminium. The new aluminium 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 aluminium body shell, the scales show some better figures: the SL 500 (1,785 kg) weighs around 125 kilograms less and the SL 350 (1,685 kg) is 140 kilograms lighter than its predecessor.

    Mercedes-Benz SLK Class W208/C208 (1996-present)

    1996 Mercedes Benz SLK Class
    1996 Mercedes Benz SLK Class
    The first-generation W208/C208 CLK was introduced in 1997, and was based on the W202 Mercedes-Benz C-Class launched three years earlier. The W208 coupé was replaced by the W209 CLK-Class in 2002 (for the 2003 model year), although the convertible remained in production until 2003 when replaced by the C209 CLK. The CLK introduced a new market niche for Mercedes-Benz. Although the W208 used components from the E-Class (W210), aesthetic based on the E-Class and had a specification level higher than the E-Class, it was in fact based on the less expensive C-Class (W202) platform. Two versions were initially available: the four-cylinder CLK 200 (136 PS (100 kW; 134 bhp)) and four-cylinder supercharged CLK 230 Kompressor 193–197 PS (142–145 kW; 190–194 bhp).

    Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class R170 (1996–2003)

    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 R172 (2011-2019)

    2019 Mercedes Benz SLK
    2019 Mercedes Benz SLK
    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 AMG GT C190/R190 (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.
    Mercedes-Benz SUVs

    Mercedes-Benz G-Class W460 (1979–1990)

    1979 Mercedes Benz G Class
    1979 Mercedes Benz G Class
    The original 460-series Geländewagen went on sale in 1979, after having debuted in February of that year. It was offered with two wheelbases, a short wheelbase (SWB) of 2,400 mm and a long one (LWB) of 2,850 mm. One could choose between three body styles: A two-door short wheelbase convertible, a two-door SWB wagon and a long wheelbase four-door wagon. The two wagon versions were also available as windowless two-door Vans (or Kastenwagen in German). While always assembled in Graz, the car was sold as the Puch G only in the Austrian, Swiss, and Eastern European markets.

    Mercedes-Benz G-Class W463 (1990–2018)

    2013 Mercedes Benz W463 G350
    2013 Mercedes Benz W163 G350
    2018 Mercedes Benz G Class
    2018 Mercedes Benz G Class
    2019 Mercedes Benz G Class
    2019 Mercedes Benz G Class
    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 X156 (2014-present)

    2016 Mercedes Benz GLA Class
    2016 Mercedes Benz GLA Class
    2017 Mercedes Benz GLA Class
    2017 Mercedes Benz GLA Clas s
    2018 Mercedes Benz GLA Class
    2018 Mercedes Benz GLA Class
    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 X253 (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 M-Class W163/GLE Class (1997-2014)

    1997 Mercedes Benz M-Class W163
    1997 Mercedes Benz M-Class 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)

    2018 Mercedes Benz GLE 43
    2018 Mercedes Benz GLE 43
    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 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 X166 (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

    Mercedes Benz X Class (218-present)

    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

    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 /MPVs

    Mercedes Benz T2, light commercial van (1968–1996)

    1968 Mercedes Benz T2
    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)

    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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