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A Brief History

The origins of Mercedes Benz echo the very origins of the motor car itself. It was during the late 1880's that Gotleib Daimler, Willhelm Maybach and Karl Benz independently created the internal combustion engined automobile.

Daimler and Maybach began trading as DMG soon after, while Benz formed the Benz Cie company. The companies merged in 1926 to form Daimler Benz, producing cars under the Mercedes brand (Mercedes was the daughter of one of their first racing drivers).

Racing was in the blood of Mercedes from the very beginning (they created the very first race car in 1902), their success spanning the decades from the dominant Silver Arrows of the 30's to Formula One championships today. Indeed, the world's most valuable car is a 300SLR raced by Moss in the 1955 Mille Miglia, conservatively estimated at £15 Million!

Innovation has always been key at Mercedes. They were the first to create a diesel engine and first to introduce crumple zones, airbags and traction control on road cars. The flagship S Class always being at the forefront of new technology and regarded by many to be the world's best saloon car.

Mercedes' performance arm AMG, have pushed the boundaries of power outputs from executive road cars. Some now offer outputs of 600bhp or more, unheard of even in supercars just a decade ago. The 210 mph SLR, produced in collaboration with McLaren, tops the pile at almost 630 bhp!



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300SL Gullwing

C111

190 E 2.5-16 Evolution II

C112
 

CLK GTR

SL55 AMG

F400 Carving

CLK55 AMG
 

CL55K AMG

E55 AMG

CL65 AMG

SLR McLaren
 

SLK55 AMG (R171)

CLK DTM

SL65 AMG

CLS55 AMG
 

SLR McLaren 722

SLK55 AMG Black

S65 AMG

ML63 AMG
 

CLS63 AMG (W219)

CL63 AMG

E63 AMG (W211)

CLK63 AMG Black
 

SL65 AMG Black

SL63 AMG

G63 AMG

C63 AMG (W204)
 

SLR McLaren Stirling Moss

SLS AMG

CLS63 AMG (W218)

C63 AMG Black
 

SLS AMG Black

AMG SL63 (R231)

A45 AMG (W176)

CLA45 AMG
 

AMG S63 (W222)

AMG GLA45 (X156)

AMG GTS

AMG GLE63 (W166)
 

AMG C63 (W205)

Maybach Vision 6

AMG SLC43

AMG GTR
 

AMG GT Concept

AMG E63 (W213)

Vision EQ Silver Arrow

AMG GTC
 

AMG GT 4-Door

AMG G63 (W463)

AMG GTR Pro

AMG A45S (W177)
 

Maybach S680

AMG GT Black Series

AMG One

 


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Models 
300SL Gullwing (54-57) 
190 E 2.5-16 Evolution II (90-91) 
CLK GTR (99-00) 
SL55 AMG (02-07) 
CLK55 AMG (02-06) 
CL55K AMG (02-05) 
E55 AMG (03-06) 
CL65 AMG (03-14) 
SLR McLaren (04-10) 
SLK55 AMG (R171) (04-10) 
CLK DTM (04-06) 
SL65 AMG (05-12) 
CLS55 AMG (05-08) 
SLR McLaren 722 (06-10) 
SLK55 AMG Black (06-08) 
S65 AMG (06-13) 
ML63 AMG (06-11) 
CLS63 AMG (W219) (06-10) 
CL63 AMG (06-14) 
E63 AMG (W211) (07-09) 
CLK63 AMG Black (07-09) 
SL65 AMG Black (08-11) 
SL63 AMG (08-11) 
G63 AMG (08-17) 
C63 AMG (W204) (08-15) 
SLR McLaren Stirling Moss (09-10) 
SLS AMG (10-14) 
CLS63 AMG (W218) (11-17) 
C63 AMG Black (12-15) 
SLS AMG Black (13-14) 
AMG SL63 (R231) (13-20) 
A45 AMG (W176) (13-18) 
CLA45 AMG (14-18) 
AMG S63 (W222) (14-20) 
AMG GLA45 (X156) (14-18) 
AMG GTS (15-     ) 
AMG GLE63 (W166) (15-19) 
AMG C63 (W205) (15-     ) 
AMG SLC43 (16-20) 
AMG GTR (17-20) 
AMG E63 (W213) (17-22) 
AMG GTC (18-     ) 
AMG GT 4-Door (18-     ) 
AMG G63 (W463) (18-     ) 
AMG GTR Pro (19-     ) 
AMG A45S (W177) (19-     ) 
Maybach S680 (21-     ) 
AMG GT Black Series (21-     ) 
AMG One (22-     ) 
Concepts 
C111 (1969) 
C112 (1991) 
F400 Carving (2002) 
Maybach Vision 6 (2016) 
AMG GT Concept (2017) 
Vision EQ Silver Arrow (2018) 
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Stats 
Largest Engine 
CLK GTR (6898 cc) 
Most Powerful 
AMG One (1049 bhp) 
Best Power to Weight 
AMG One (820 bhp/ton) 
Fastest Speed 
C111 (251 mph) 
Best 0-60mph 
AMG GT Concept (2.8 sec) 
Most Expensive 
CLK GTR (£3500000) 
Cheapest 
CL55K AMG (£7000) 
Highest Rating 
AMG A45S (W177) (#4 with 80%) 
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