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Mercedes Introduces C-Class Precursor 30 Years Ago

30 years ago, Mercedes-Benz introduced a new class of car that broke the image that the company only made midsize and large luxury cars. Known as the W201, the Baby Benz was the first of the compact cars that are now an important niche for the German automaker. The 190  Baby Benz model scored well in terms of its high degree of passive safety and modern suspension technology, good aerodynamics and intelligent lightweight design, traits that customers expected from any car that bore the Mercedes brand.. Among other features, Mercedes-Benz specifically developed and patented an independent multilink rear suspension for the 190, in which each rear wheel was supported by… Continue Reading »

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Singer Sheryl Crow Auctions Her ’65 SL For Charity

Another personality with a classic Mercedes is once again in the news, but not because it was stolen. Singer Sheryl Crow recently put her 1965 Mercedes SL up for auction, with the intention of donating the proceeds to charity. In this case, it was for the tornado-hit schools in Joplin, Missouri, where an estimated $150 million in damages were incurred. At the auction where the ‘65 Mercedes SL changed owners, an anonymous couple brought the price of the classic car up to $130,000.  This couple also donated another $130,000 for the charitable cause. Together with her Mercedes SL, Crow also donated one of her guitars, a Gibson, which also went… Continue Reading »

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Rare 1955 300 SLR Graces Portland Art Museum Exhibit

Starting now until September 2011, US-based enthusiasts will get to see 16 of the rarest cars produced from the 1930s to the mid 60s. Holding court at the Portland Art Museum will be Mercedes’ 1937 Mercedes-Benz 540K Special Roadster and the very rare 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR, as only three were ever built. The 1955 300 SLR is one of the most iconic sports racing cars ever built and is widely accepted as being one of the most beautiful. Winner of the 1955 Mille Miglia race, the SLR featured a body fabricated from magnesium sheets and was powered by an 8-cylinder powerplant from a Grand Prix race car. This particular… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes-Benz at the 2011 Concours D’Elegance at Amelia Island

The Concours D’Elegance was held at Amelia Island over the weekend, with a collection of the finest classic and new cars in the US. Here is a gallery of the Mercedes-Benz vehicles that were featured, as the brand has celebrated the 125th anniversary of the invention of the automobile. Some of the more notable vehicles where of course the 1886 Benz Patent Motorwagen that marked the invention of the automobile in addition to Carl Benz’s patent issued 125 years ago. Also showcased was the 1908 Grand Prix Car, featuring an innovative four-cylinder engine that could generate 120 horsepower, and which has won the French Grand Prix on July 7, 1908…. Continue Reading »

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Pristine 1955 Gullwing Mercedes Up For Auction Soon

To the cognoscenti, the 300 SL Gullwing Mercedes is a classic car that is as desirable today as it was when introduced in the 1950s. Capable of speeds in excess of 130 miles per hour, the SL represented a significant technological advance in both design and engineering. With its long hood, swing up doors and fuel injected inline six, it had few equals from that era. Of the 867 SL coupes built in 1955, few remain in existence today. RM Auctions has been tasked to auction a 1955 Gullwing that was featured in the film Father of Invention. The expected price when the car changes hands is expected to be… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes-Benz Classic Cars app now available

Mercedes-Benz has been building world-class premium vehicles for over a century now. To educate people about the development of the automobile, the company has its own museum—the Stuttgart Mercedes-Benz Musuem—where 160 vehicles were built for the past 120 years of production. Thanks to mobile technology, you don’t have to leave the comfort of your own home to appreciate the company’s rich history. All you have to do is download one special app—the Mercedes-Benz Classis Center app—for both the iPhone and iPad The app offers a virtual walk into the Mercedes-Benz Museum, complete with photos and sound effects. And, the app will be updated with real time information pertaining to the… Continue Reading »

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