The much celebrated German extravagance car manufacturer Mercedes-Benz has always offered great motoring alongside expertly engineered technical automotive design. Mercedes-Benz has always been competitive and had an active racing presence over the years, which has helped with the company’s car development and design.
This can still be seen today, with Mercedes having a significant role in numerous areas of motorsport around the globe, including the prominent Formula 1 World Championship and the DTM (or Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters – German Touring Car Masters) race championships, as well as widely acclaimed races like Le Mans.
Ultimately, Xe Mercedes Maybach is always in pursuit of driving and motoring excellence and that is the thing that can be found across their range of cars. Some of these classic Mercedes-Benz cars past and present are never a long way from the news and it is easy to see why this occurs.
Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Gullwing
Recently, a über rare 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Gullwing sold at an auction in Arizona for a stunning £2.95 million (or $4,620,000). This was a particularly rare Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Gullwing, as it was just one of 29 worked with aluminum bodies.
This special, amalgam bodied 300 SL Gullwing represented cutting edge technical design at the time of its launch in the early 1950’s, as this was a car you could purchase in a showroom however was powerful and lightweight compared to its counterparts that were seen on the race track at that time. This was the car that won the Le Mans 24-hour race in 1952.
In the event that you fancy purchasing a 300 SL Gullwing, you could always get one of the less rare steel bodied models, as there were 1400 made during the time of its production from 1954 – 1957. In recent years, however, these famous Gullwing Mercedes cars have seen auction prices rising substantially and even a steel bodied 300 SL Gullwing will set you back well into a six figure sum.
SL-class Roadster 2012
Mercedes have just unveiled the all-new SL-class Roadster at the prestigious 2012 Detroit Motor Show. The new SL Roadster is a completely new design which features a chassis and body that is almost completely made from aluminum. This means the new SL-class model is up to 140kg lighter than its forerunner, with an added 20% increase of torsional strength. This is sure to improve the car’s taking care of, plus making it quicker misguided and ultimately faster to the electronically limited maximum velocity of 155mph.
Once more, the S-Class Mercedes-Benz has won the prestigious ‘Best Luxury Car’ for an astounding seventh consecutive year at the recent 2012 What Car? The S-Class managed to beat the entirety of its rivals to the top honor, as the Mercedes-Benz S-Class was chosen again for building a quality extravagance car whilst retaining great value.