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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!



Gallery Selection


300 SL Gullwing

C111

CLK GTR

SL 55 AMG
 

F400 Carving

CL 55K AMG

E 55 AMG

CL 65 AMG
 

SLR McLaren

SLK 55 AMG

CLK DTM

CLS 55 AMG
 

SLR McLaren 722

SLK 55 AMG Black

S 65 AMG

ML63 AMG
 

CL 63 AMG

E 63 AMG

CLK 63 AMG Black

SL 65 AMG Black
 

SL 63 AMG

G 63 AMG

CLS 63 AMG

C 63 AMG (W204)
 

SLR McLaren Stirling Moss

SLS AMG

SLS AMG Black

S 63 AMG
 

CLA 45 AMG

AMG GTS

A 45 AMG

AMG C 63
 

SLC 43 AMG

AMG GTR

 


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Models 
300 SL Gullwing (54-57) 
CLK GTR (99-00) 
SL 55 AMG (02-07) 
CL 55K AMG (02-05) 
E 55 AMG (03-06) 
CL 65 AMG (03-14) 
SLR McLaren (04-10) 
SLK 55 AMG (04-10) 
CLK DTM (04-06) 
SL 65 AMG (05-12) 
CLS 55 AMG (05-08) 
SLR McLaren 722 (06-10) 
SLK 55 AMG Black (06-08) 
S 65 AMG (06-13) 
ML 63 AMG (06-11) 
CL 63 AMG (06-14) 
E 63 AMG (07-09) 
CLK 63 AMG Black (07-09) 
SL 65 AMG Black (08-11) 
SL 63 AMG (08-13) 
G 63 AMG (08-     ) 
CLS 63 AMG (08-10) 
C 63 AMG (W204) (08-15) 
SLR McLaren Stirling Moss (09-10) 
SLS AMG (10-14) 
SLS AMG Black (13-14) 
S 63 AMG (14-     ) 
CLA 45 AMG (14-     ) 
AMG GTS (14-     ) 
A 45 AMG (14-     ) 
AMG C 63 (W205) (15-     ) 
SLC 43 AMG (16-     ) 
AMG GTR (17-     ) 
Concepts 
C111 (1969) 
F400 Carving (2002) 
Track Only 
Stats 
Largest Engine 
CLK GTR (6898 cc) 
Most Powerful 
SL 65 AMG Black (670 bhp) 
Best Power to Weight 
CLK GTR (518 bhp/ton) 
Fastest Speed 
C111 (251 mph) 
Best 0-60mph 
SLS AMG Black (3.4 sec) 
Most Expensive 
CLK GTR (£1500000) 
Cheapest 
CL 55K AMG (£7000) 
Highest Rating 
AMG GTR (#3 with 81%) 
Links 
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