Top 10 Mercedes Models
01. 1936 Mercedes-Benz 540K
The 1936 540K was one of the supercars of its day. It was powered by a 5.4L supercharged inline eight capable of producing180 HP and rode on a four-wheel independent suspension.
The car in the photo is a 1936 Mercedes-Benz 540K von Krieger. Originally built for a Royal Prussian family in 1936, it was recently sold at auction for $11.7 million.
02. 1970 Mercedes-Benz C111-II
You can’t have a Mercedes top ten list without including the experimental C111. The car broke new ground in terms of both engineering and design, and set numerous standards for the design of modern sports cars.
03. Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Gullwing
The Mercedes-Benz 300 SL “Gullwing” (model series W 198 I, 1954 to 1957) was powered by an in-line six-cylinder engine that was capable of developing 158 kW with petrol direct injection. The 1400 300 SL Gullwing’s that were produced were capable of reaching speeds of up to 161 mph.
One of the most recognized 300 SL Gullwings was a 1955 model owned by Clark Gable.
04. 2014 Mercedes-Benz S-Class
The newest Mercedes-Benz S-Class is everything you could imagine in a car and then so much more. An example of the incredible feature set includes: two reverse gear ratios, stereo-speaker mood lights in seven driver-selectable colors, seat coolers that suck first then blow, hot stone massaging seats, and Magic Vision Wipers that perfectly distribute cleaning solution.
05. 1963 Mercedes-Benz 600
The Mercedes-Benz 600 model line was the best of the best for Mercedes during its tenure, and would go on to inspire the S-Class range.
The Mercedes-Benz 600 (W 100) featured a 6.3-litre V8 engine with petrol injection system and two three-phase alternators, a dual-circuit booster brake system with four disk brakes, automatic transmission, power steering with tilt steering wheel, air suspension, adjustable shock absorbers, and a convenience hydraulic system for adjusting the seats, windows and morel.
06. 2006 Mercedes CLS63 AMG
The original Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class redefined what a coupe and a sedan could be, inspiring an entirely new segment of vehicles with many imitators to soon follow.
With an interior large enough for four adults but with an exterior that was sexy and sporty like a coupe, the CLS-Class was an instant success. When Mercedes introduced the 63 AMG version with the new Mercedes-AMG built 6.3 litre V8 AMG engine, the four-door coupe was taken to another level.
Rated at 514 hp, the CLS63 AMG offered the highest power and torque of any naturally aspirated eight-cylinder production engine in the world, capable of sprinting 0 – 60 mph in a mere 4.5 seconds on its way to a governed top speed of 155 mph.
07. 1886 Benz Patent Motorwagen
The 1886 Benz Patent-Motorwagen is widely regarded as the first automobile in history, making it an easy choice for our top 10.
The Benz Patent-Motorwagen was a three-wheeled automobile with a rear-mounted 954 cc single-cylinder four-stroke engine capable of producing .9 hp (0.67 kW) at 400 rpm. The body was constructed of steel tubing with woodwork panels and steel-spoked wheels with solid rubber tires that were Benz’s own design. Steering was accomplished with a toothed rack that pivoted the unsprung front wheel. A simple belt system was used as a single-speed transmission, varying torque between an open disc and drive disc.
08. 2012 SLS AMG
The modern embodyment of the iconic 1950′s 300 SL Gullwing, the 2012 SLS AMG was at it’s very core a pure performance car.
The all-aluminum chassis, body, suspension and engine were designed to keep weight down while its hand-built V-8 AMG engine, mounted entirely behind the front axle, provided massive amounts of power. Most importantly, it revived the legendary and iconic Mercedes Gullwing doors.
09. Mercedes-Benz W124 E-Class
While it may not stand out as the most luxurious or sportiest Mercedes of all time, over 2.5 million W124 models were sold across the globe in an 11-year period between 1985-1996.
10. 2009 Mercedes G-Class G30 EDITION PUR
The G-Class was originally designed to fulfill a military contract with the Shah of Iran, who at the time was a major shareholder in Daimler-Benz. Since then the iconic Geländewagen has seen several variations, but it’s always stayed true to its original heritage.