Mercedes Benz made what is often cited as the first car. While there is some debate over this there is little debate that Mercedes makes some of the finest cars in the world. Mercedes has made many models of cars but here are the 10 best Mercedes cars.
1. Karl Benz Patent Motorwagen.
Why do I put this car first? Is it the fastest, does it have the best handling? No I put it here because it is the first, and as the first it is historically important. This is the first car, the Adam of all cars. being the first car was not its only claim to fame it also brought about many other first along with it including a toothed rack, steel tubing, epileptic springs, and many more inventions. Being the first pretty much anything on it became a first. It also was a fun looking car. To see a picture and learn more about the first Mercedes Benz you can go to:
2. The Popemobile.
This one is on here because its just funny and cool all at once. Even if you are not Catholic the Popemobile still is cool. While I myself am not Catholic I still think the Pope is a good guy and can respect him so the car that protect him cant be bad.
3. Mercedes Benz SLR McLaren
Now its time to get serious with this list of 10 best Mercedes vehicles. The only thing wrong with the Mercedes Benz SLR McLaren is that because of European laws Mercedes had to stop production of it. The other problem is it needs a motor with more then 8 cylinders. The SLR McLaren though is the height Mercedes engineering. The SLR is the fastest Mercedes, one of the most stylish, coolest, and one of the best all around performing Mercedes and even one of the best cars in the world. The SLR McLaren is not a car it is literally categorized as a super car.
4. Mercedes Benz w125 and w125 Rekordwagen
I am giving this spot to the Mercedes Benz w125 and w125 Rekordwagen even though they have the same name they are two very different cars. The original w125 was a classic 1920’s style racing car but the front looked slightly different from all the other almost identical 1920’s grand prix race cars setting it apart from all the rest and saying I am differnt I am a Mercedes. The w125 Rekordwagen is not something you will ever be able to buy and can only see if you go to Germany to the Mercedes museum. The Rekordwagen time was so good that to this day it holds the record for fastest speed recorded on a public road! It was based off the w125 but physically it is a one of a kind car which at the time was the fastest and as mentioned still is the fastest to be clocked on public streets after 80 years that’s impressive. If I could have one of these cars I would want the w125 Rekordwagen which wont be happening anytime soon but I wouldn’t mind a kit because this car looks so nice. The Rekordwagen is in contention to be one of the most beautiful Mercedes but it hands down wins for the most unique design.
5. The Mercedes Benz SSK
The Mercedes Benz SSK continued the early tradition of Mercedes having the fastest car of the time. It was the last car Mercedes had that was designed by Porsche. It was fast, cool looking, elegant, it was what a Mercedes should be. The one downfall is it is dated as it clearly comes from the era. What is impressive though is still to this day it has a top speed much higher then most production cars topping out at 130mph.
6. Mercedes Benz 500K
The Mercedes Benz 500K is on here for one reason, how it looks. The only reasons is does not beat the Mercedes Benz SSK is because it was not designed by Porsche, and it was not as fast even though it came later. The body though is almost futuristic in its smoothness and its roundness. This car certainly is in contention for most beautiful Mercedes car bodies. Even though this was not as fast as the earlier SSK it still was fast for its time and gave you both power and elegance which is what sets Mercedes apart from others.
7. Mercedes Benz 300SL
The Mercedes Benz 300SL was the fastest production car of its day. It had some of the earliest gull wings. This car didn’t even start out as a production car but a racing car and a few years later Mercedes developed it as a street legal race car for production. While I am not a fan of the styling many are. This car is what many thing of when they think of a Mercedes for its time frame.
8. Mercedes Benz SL73 AMG
In 1995 Mercedes put the largest engine it would ever put into a car in the Mercedes Benz SL73 AMG upto that time. While the SL series and the AMG’s are some of the best Mercedes the thing that makes this one special over the others is that it looks different then all the others. The SL73 AMG is not only one of the SL series but an AMG. The looks of this car are more like a corvette then a Mercedes. This is the second SL series car on here and their is a reason, the SL series are some of the finest Mercedes and even the finest automobile line in the world, to be fair they did have some hiccups along the way but considering how long they have been around that is to be expected.
9. Mercedes 722GT
The Mercedes 722GT would be higher on the list of 10 best Mercedes models but the motor is not much more then the stock motor which is why the McLaren gets higher on this list. This is another Mercedes that could be up for the title of most beautiful body, not unique but beautiful. All you have to do is see this car and you understand why it is on this list. It would also be higher on the list but it has the same problems the McLaren has a car like this should have a V12 not a V8. Another reason this is not higher on the list is that while it is stunning to look at the rest of its history and stats are nothing amazing.
The E-Class is one of the 10 best Mercedes vehicles. The E-class has been around since 1984 and been a Mercedes favorite ever since. The styling is a bit bland for my taste but its performance is what you would expect from a Mercedes. It does have one of the lowest coefficients of drag which is cool and helps give improved gas mileage which you will also see improvement in the gas mileage with its diesel engine. The E-Class is a good choice for a family Mercedes offering a car that is fuel efficient for its size, and a large size for a car giving room for kids in the back.
There you have it the 10 best Mercedes cars starting with the first and going all the way to the present day. Sadly being the best of the best means it is not likely that you will be able to afford most of the cars on this list.