- Launched 30 years ago on May 15, 1975
- Second to none: The car’s formidable engine
- Hydropneumatic suspension: For top-notch comfort
Stuttgart. The oil crisis in the early 1970s had deeply shocked the western world, causing, among other things, the launch of a unique model from Mercedes-Benz – the 450 SEL 6.9 (W 116 series) – to be postponed.
- Stature and style, combined with technical progress and outstanding comfort
- The history dates back to the origins of the car
Stuttgart – The representative vehicle boasts a distinguished appearance befitting its status. For an imposing car that makes a big impression does not merely serve as an end in itself as it transports passengers.
Stuttgart – The introduction of the new SLK 250 CDI by Mercedes-Benz not only marks the continuation of the company’s unique diesel engine heritage, but also serves to counter in impressive style the common misconception that diesel engines and sports cars are incompatible.
75 years ago – from 20 February to 7 March 1937: the Mercedes-Benz 320 (model series W 142) was presented at the Berlin Motor Show. Its outstanding features included high levels of spaciousness, comfort and convenience.
Singer Sheryl Crow will put her personal 1959 Mercedes 190SL Roadster up for auction Aug. 21 in Pebble Beach to raise money for rebuilding efforts in Joplin, Mo.
Photo courtesy of Scott Nidermaier, Gooding & Company.