From the 3 major-wheeled Benz motor vehicle revealed around the world in 1886 towards the 1931 Mercedes-Benz 170, touted the very first vehicle of excellence, Mercedes-Benz has was for that epitome of luxury. The 1950’s 300 SL Gullwing, known as the earth’s first “supercar” and also the 220 sedan having a crumple-zone safety are generally coveted classics today by collectors of used Mercedes-Benz or pre-owned vehicles, and Mercedes-Benz has maintained its brand because the epitome of automotive opulence.
The 1963 600 Limousine, with V8 engine and 300HP, and also the 300 SEL-Class that boasted speeds of zero to 60 in seven seconds were considered safe, quick luxury cars. The 1970 S-Class opulent sedan introduced the very first anti-lock brakes. 1980 introduced the very first airbags and traction control using the E-class 190. Many of these models from 1950 through 1970 are coveted used Mercedes-Benz if classic vehicle buyers will find them.
Janis Joplin’s song in the 1970’s, “Mercedes-Benz,” was another jab in the vehicle maker’s status, after 40 years the language have was the ages. “Oh Lord, will not you purchase us a Mercedes-Benz?” Completely new, or perhaps a used Mercedes-Benz, gives proud proprietors a vehicle of quality, safety and sophistication.
Symbolic of class includes a double meaning with Mercedes-Benz. Not just fitting because the definition: of top quality, integrity, status, or style but it features a rather lengthy, and confusing to a lot of, listing of “classes” their automobile styles squeeze into. From The to T, their list of sophistication functions appears to carry on growing:
A = Hatchbacks
B = Multi Activity
C = Saloon, Estate or Coupe
D = Diesel
E = from “Einspritzmoto” or Fuel-injection
G = from “Geländewagen” or Off-road or Fancy car
K = from “Kurtz” or short or “Kompressor”
L = Lengthy wheelbase
M = Vehicle (Sports utility vehicle)
R = from “Rennen” in order to race, luxury Tourer vehicle (LTV)
S = from “Sonderklasse” or specifically outfitted Sedan, super luxury sedan
T = Touring
There are more sub-groups of classes that many Mercedes’ fans understand also: CL, CLS, GL, GLK, SL, and SLK, denoting luxury coupe, 4-door, roadster and special or light amongst other things.
Good used Mercedes buys today range from the 1985 Turbo Diesel, a vehicle that some condition “lasts forever” and could be transformed into run bio-diesel or on vegetable oil. No air-bags in individuals years, consider Mercedes-Benz was in front of it is time within the safety department, the vehicle is solidly built and among the safest from the occasions. The 2002 E320 or E430 4-matic (all-wheel drive) is yet another coveted used Mercedes-Benz called the this past year for that W210 chassis. In 2003 the W211 chassis was introduced which in fact had some early issues.
Other Used Mercedes for purchase and the best value buys are:
A 2011 E-Class, 8 cylinders convertible under 20,000 miles costs about $59,995. A 2009 S-Class such as the S63 can be bought for approximately $66,995 along with a 2007 M-Class, ML500, for $43.995. Great choices for college kids and youthful people attempting to impress: a 2004 E-Class, E320 4-matic with almost 100K miles, $16,995 2000 E-Class, E430 or 2000 M-Class, ML320, both with more than 100K miles, but can be bought under $8,000.
After monopolizing the car industry in excellence and quality, this automobile had a downturn within the late 1900’s and early 2000’s, and lost some ground within the Consumer Report and JD Power lists, however in 2007 there is an impressive improvement again plus they acquired high ranks again, surpassing rival Toyota but nonetheless behind Lexus.
The Mercedes-Benz trademark three-pointed star encircled by laurel leaves, is really a combination brand merge going long ago towards the 1880’s when both Gottlieb Daimler engineered the very first Mercedes (named for his daughter) from the company known as Daimler-Motoren-Gesellschaft (DMG) and Carl Benz founded Benz & Cie. Carl Benz used laurel leaves as his signature mark. When Mercedes grew to become the legal trade name in 1903, Daimler’s two sons needed a trademark and developed the three-point star, symbolizing the ambition of universal motorization: “on land, on water and in mid-air.”
After World war one and inflation occur, just the very financially strong companies survived. DMG and Benz & Cie created a syndicate in 1924 to standardize design and production. In 1926 the organization name grew to become Daimler-Benz AG plus they combined both emblems leading to what’s still used today with a few slight variations. The emblem of three-pointed star, encircled by laurel leaves and words, represents quality and safety on roads all across the globe. The name is symbolic of class, tradition, innovation and the way forward for automobiles.