Classic MercedesBenz Luxury Coupes

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Mercedes-Benz CL 420 C140

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A tradition of the style

For many decades, the coupés by Mercedes-Benz have synonymous with elegance and in automotive engineering. An exceptional high-quality appointments and trailblazing come together as a style-defining At the same time the luxury never make their merely as variants of the saloon but rather as a visibly distinctive within the respective model They have also groundbreaking innovations in vehicle for example in 1995 with the Electronic stability Program. have amazed fellow-designers and countless customers all over the This consistent principle of extends from the 300 S Coupé, entered series production in and perfectly symbolises the transition the post-war era to the boom period of the miracle, and on to the CL 500 of 1999 in which the Body Control suspension celebrated its world debut. But for all technical refinements, the coupés give rise to emotions. appearance is a delight to the senses.

Building exceptional cars was a carefully and intensively maintained at Mercedes-Benz before the Second War. These include, for the very rare Coupé of the supercharged models bearing the star on their bonnets, were produced between and 1930s. They have none of their eye-catching today, and are sought-after cultural of their time which fear no comparison with paintings in terms of their and importance.

Mercedes-Benz built on this only a few years after the end of the when it presented the 300 S Coupé at the Motor Show in 1951 the S-Class Coupé in the W 188 model The general enthusiasm peaked in the of the motoring press, which to a car for the world’s elite. The motoring were also surprised, as had expected a German manufacturer to a smooth transition from the of the war years to the production of exclusive cars from practically a start.

Mercedes-Benz CL 420 C140

The 300 S Coupé, which entered production in summer 1952, was the glory of several promising that the German economy was in business. Not only was Mercedes-Benz that it was worthwhile to invest potential in the future, the 300 S Coupé demonstrated that there was a for exclusive products even in times.

This was by no means commonplace at the While luxury was not unknown, it was far out of for most people. In 1952 the surfaces and network were but perfect, and communications technology was in its infancy. In 1952, for example, operators faced redundancy West Germany began to from manual switchboards to for long-distance calls. The television age was its first faltering steps, only in black-and-white. From perspective these were pioneering achievements, however.

In this environment the Mercedes-Benz 300 S represented a cultural phenomenon, a successful design, exclusive and the best vehicle technology of its day a style-defining whole. In a sense it was a on the future of the automobile, and it also the birth of a new Mercedes-Benz tradition has remained alive to this the tradition of large coupés their visionary symbiosis of and emotion.

Model chronology: The great Coupés

Mercedes-Benz CL 420 C140
Mercedes-Benz CL 420 C140

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