For a century, Mercedes-Benz has been the leader of innovation. Innovations that have created a huge demand for its products, and innovations that we have come to love over the years.
From the day that Karl Benz patented the first internal combustion engine up to being the first to produce the first commercially available vehicle, the Benz marque has quite a history of coming up with something new all the time. Up to the present, the company bearing the three-pointed star logo is always leading when its comes to breakthroughs in style, safety, comfort, car technology, and plenty of other factors associated with vehicles. That’s the reason why it is no longer surprising if it is raking up awards all the time.
Truly, Mercedes-Benz has lived through its slogan, “The best or nothing.”
The Evolution of Mercedes-Benz Vehicles
In this post, let us take a look at how its key vehicles in its core series have evolved in terms of design over the years in the series of GIF images below:
The Mercedes-Benz SL
The SL is every car collector’s dream. The 300 SL gullwing model continues to be one of the most in-demand in classic car auctions worldwide. It is considered as the fastest production car of its time, and the spiritual successor of the now-retired SLS AMG GT.
The Mercedes-Benz S-Class
The S-Class is the flagship range of Mercedes. From here came most of the company’s innovations from the stylish exterior and high-class interior, down to the drivetrain technology, plus safety, entertainment, and navigational systems.
The Mercedes-Benz G-Class
Nothing much has changed in the design of the G-Class, but it remains as one of the popular autos of the brand. It stands out among its peers by being able to handle even the toughest terrains and weather conditions.
The Mercedes-Benz E-Class
The E-Class is the mid-range car of the company. Due to its design, durability and size, it frequently serves as taxis in wealthy European nations. Its manufacturer also offers specially configured versions of this model for some law enforcement or health institutions.
The Mercedes-Benz C-Class
The C-Class is one of the most popular offerings of the brand. It was introduced as the most compact car of its maker until the A-Class stepped in. Despite its stature, it is very nimble and lighter.
Mercedes-Benz as a Nonconformist
As evidenced in the images above, one of the distinguishing traits of Mercedes-Benz is that it did not always conform with normal standards. It somehow tried to raise the bar every time in order to surpass expectations and create a whole new demand in the market.
For example, during those periods when cars were all boxy, the automaker has shifted to more slender and sleeker designs. When street racing technology in commercial cars wasn’t popular yet, they produced the 300 SL.
Well, the mentioned were just the tip of the iceberg of what makes Mercedes one of the leading innovators of our time.
The author’s special thanks goes to Mboemparts.com for providing the excellent GIF images above.