25 years of Mercedes-Benz E-Class in the 210 model series

    • In 1995, Mercedes-Benz introduced the 210 model series and therefore the new generation of E-Class
    • First E-Class with the twin-headlamp face, introduced in a coupé study in 1993
    • Average sales of more than 200,000 vehicles per year established the saloon as the best-selling vehicle of the luxury class in the world
    • The estate of the 210 model series had an unrivalled spaciousness

    A new generation of E-Class began its successful journey a quarter of a century ago: in 1995, Mercedes-Benz introduced the 210 model series. It was the first time the E-Class with twin headlamps looked out at the world and promptly received the “red dot” design award. Another premiere in the luxury class was the choice between three design and equipment lines: CLASSIC, ELEGANCE and AVANTGARDE. The standard equipment included countless technical highlights from the electronic traction system (ETS) to the seat belt force limiter. Further innovations such as side airbags – a world premiere in this market segment – rain sensors and xenon headlamps were also available as special equipment.

25 years of Mercedes-Benz E-Class in the 210 model series

Mercedes-Benz E-Klasse Cabriolet Coupe

  • A traditional line since the “Stroke/8” Coupé (model series 114) from 1968
  • The first cabriolet in this market segment made its debut in 1991 in the 124 model series
  • Enduring fascination as a classic car of the past, a recent classic and a future classic

Elegant, sporty and luxurious: in the history of the Mercedes-Benz E-Class, this is reflected in particular in the two-door coupé and cabriolet variants. These vehicles combine the classic virtues of the E-Class – exemplary safety and comprehensive long-distance comfort – with particular aesthetic finesse. To this day, it is these strengths that continue to make the E-Class Coupés and Cabriolets so successful. That model series’ direct tradition began more than 50 years ago with the Stroke/8 Coupés of the 114 model series and almost 30 years ago with the cabriolets of the 124 model series.

Mercedes-Benz E-Klasse Cabriolet Coupe

Mercedes-Benz 450 SEL 6.9 made its debut 45 years ago

  • The 8-cylinder engine with a displacement of 6.9 litres and 210 kW (286 hp) reaches a top speed of 225 km/h
  • Brave introduction in the wake of the oil shock
  • Press review: the “world’s best vehicle” and showing “courage” and “optimism about the future”

A clear commitment to power 45 years ago: in spring 1975 Mercedes-Benz introduced model series 116’s new, top-of-the-line model, the 450 SEL 6.9. The high-performance saloon was one of the fastest vehicles at the time, as only very few sports cars were able to reach even higher speeds. Nowadays, it’s a sought-after classic. “The 450 SEL 6.9 is a brand icon,” Patrik Gottwick says as the Head of ALL TIME STARS, Mercedes-Benz Classic’s own vehicle retailer. “Model series 116 vehicles have become very sought-after on the market, especially the ones with 6.9-litre M 100 engine. We have noticed a significant increase in demand over the past years and recent auction results show that the value of the 450 SEL 6.9 is on the up. The reasons for this being its levels of refined motoring, everyday qualities as a classic car and the very low production numbers of a mere 7380 vehicles.”

Mercedes-Benz 450 SEL 6.9 made its debut 45 years ago

Mercedes-Benz racing driver Sir Stirling Moss has passed away at the age of 90

    •  In the 1955 season, Stirling Moss, born in 1929 in England, wrote motorsport history with the Silver Arrows from Mercedes-Benz
    •  Enduring best time in the Mille Miglia: 10 hours, 7 minutes and 48 seconds for 1,000 miles
    •  An exceptional motorsport talent and a great career
    •  Committed as an ambassador of motorsport and as a Brand Ambassador of Mercedes-Benz

“Mercedes-Benz will keep the memory of a great character and racing driver alive and honoured,” says Christian Boucke, Head of Mercedes-Benz Classic. “Sir Stirling Moss died on 12 April 2020. He was a star of the Mercedes-Benz racing team in the 1955 season. Triumphs such as the overall victory of the Mille Miglia in absolute record time and victory in the British Grand Prix will ensure that his name will forever be closely linked with the motorsport successes of this brand. Thank you, Stirling!”

Mercedes-Benz racing driver Sir Stirling Moss has passed away at the age of 90

Thirty years ago, the Mercedes-Benz 190 E 2.5-16 Evolution II débuted

  • A high-performance sports saloon as the flagship model in the Mercedes-Benz compact model family
  • The homologation vehicle with 173 kW (235 hp) formed the basis for DTM touring race cars
  • Its première was the Geneva Motor Show in March 1990
  • 502 of the cars were built with a metallic blue-black finish

In 1990, Mercedes-Benz launched the 190 E 2.5-16 Evolution II from the 201 model series. The high-performance sports saloon was the road-legal version of the DTM touring race car of the same name. The saloon, built in a small run of only 502 cars and always finished in blue-black metallic, can easily be recognised by its mighty rear wing for motorsport use.

Thirty years ago, the Mercedes-Benz 190 E 2.5-16 Evolution II débuted

Mercedes-Benz 124 model series, introduced 35 years ago

 


From a popular modern classic to an attractive, young vintage car: the Mercedes-Benz 124 model series inspires just as much today as it did at its premiere 35 years ago. The saloons were presented for the first time on 26 November 1984 in Spain. The estate, coupé, saloon with a long wheelbase and cabriolet were to follow. In 1993 the model series became the first generation of the upper executive segment of Mercedes-Benz to carry the E-Class name and thereby wrote itself into the long tradition of vehicles in this segment. Particularly sought-after classics include the 500 E and 400 E V8 versions, the performance versions by Mercedes-AMG as well as the elegant two-door versions. But vehicles of all other types in good, original condition and with low mileage are also in demand. ALL TIME STARS, the vehicle dealer of Mercedes-Benz Classic, has such very special cars of the 124 model series available again and again – for example, currently an E 200 from 1995 in the “Collectors Edition”.

Mercedes-Benz 124 model series, introduced 35 years ago

The Mercedes-Benz treasure chambers

 

The “Holy Halls”: This is the home of the spectacular Mercedes-Benz vehicle collection. The book entitled “Holy Halls. The Secret Car Collection of Mercedes-Benz” offers breathtaking views and insights: with well-researched texts and brilliant photos, it is not only an exciting ramble through the brand’s treasure troves, in addition, 50 selected vehicles tell their own very special stories.

Holy Halls

Experience the Mercedes-Benz Museum – on the smartphone

 

Experience the Mercedes-Benz Museum – on the smartphone. First interactive guided tour is starting via Instagram story on 21 October 2019

·        On 21 and October 28, 2019 followers from anywhere in the world can take part in an interactive tour through the Mercedes-Benz Museum via Instagram story.On 21 and 28 October 2019 followers from anywhere in the world can take part in an interactive tour through the Mercedes-Benz Museum via Instagram story On 21 and October 28, 2019 followers from anywhere in the world can take part in an interactive tour through the Mercedes-Benz Museum via Instagram story.

·        More than a million people follow the official channel of the Mercedes-Benz Museum on Instagram

Mercedes-Benz classic cars are also popular in social media. Over a million people follow the official channel of the Mercedes-Benz Museum on Instagram: @mercedesbenzmuseum. This is why the Mercedes-Benz Museum is now offering, in addition to the regular guided tours through the permanent exhibition, a virtual guided tour on Instagram.

Experience the Mercedes-Benz Museum – on the smartphone

Du luxe statutaire au classique populaire

 

A pioneer of modern design and a technology trendsetter with airbags, optimised aerodynamics and deliberate weight reduction: this is what the 126 series Mercedes-Benz S-Class stood for, presented 40 years ago in September 1979 at the International Motor Show (IAA) in Frankfurt am Main. Today, the luxury saloons and coupés of this series, built from 1981 onwards, are popular young classics of the brand. One selected vehicle is currently available at ALL TIME STARS, the Mercedes-Benz Classic car dealership.

From status-conscious luxury saloon to popular young classic

Premiere of the legendary Mercedes-Benz V8 models at the 1969 IAA

 

International Motor Show in September 1969 in Frankfurt am Main: Mercedes-Benz presented not one, but three luxury vehicles with the new M 116 V8 engine with 3.5 liters of displacement rated to 147 kW (200 hp): the 300 SEL 3.5 (W 109), 280 SE 3.5 Cabriolet and 280 SE 3.5 Coupé (W 111). In addition to the legendary C 111 experimental vehicle with a Wankel rotary engine, the “3.5” models were a real highlight of the show. Today, they are amongst the most sought-after variants of these predecessor models to the Mercedes-Benz S-Class.

Legendary Mercedes-Benz V8 models

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