Tracing its family origins back to the 1886 Benz Patent-Motorwagen, Mercedes has been the world’s go-to brand for everything luxury, quality, and innovation. Throughout the 20th century and into the 21st, the iconic Stuttgart manufacturer has produced some of the most famous and universally admired machinery on the planet. The 1954 300 SL, known for its achingly good looks and standout gullwing doors, set the standard for speed and style, with a top speed of 263km/h.
In the late 1970s, Mercedes introduced the W123 model, which quickly gained a reputation for being one of the most reliable and well-built cars on the planet. It was often seen reaching over a million kilometres on the odometer with nothing more than basic maintenance, and to this day remains a hugely popular vehicle in less economically developed countries.
Today, Mercedes proudly carries the slogan “The best or nothing”. The market seemingly agrees as the German icon was the biggest-selling premium car brand in 2018. Mercedes haven’t lost their special ability to produce ground-breaking vehicles, either, with the AMG division pumping out highly admired and highly tuned cars such as the stylish AMG GT, or the brutally capable G63 AMG. If you’re after a luxury sports car today, chances are your shortlist will feature the three-pointed star.
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