Mercedes Specialists

Mercedes Specialists Information

Mercedes specialists will generally specialise in the repair, servicing, maintenance, buying or selling of all or certain makes of Mercedes vehicles.

Mercedes or Mercedes-Benz as it is otherwise known is a multinational division of the German manufacturer Daimler AG. The brand is mainly known for its production of coaches, buses, trucks and probably most of all for its luxury cars.

The company first appeared in 1926 under the Daimler-Benz brand. But its origins date back to Karl Benz's 'Motorwagen', which was regarded as the first car. Since 1994, Mercedes have used an alphanumeric system to identify their vehicles by their category; they consist of a letter and number sequence to indicate the body style and engine size.

  • C indicates a coupe or cabriolet style
  • D shows the vehicle has diesel engine.
  • E indicates the vehicle's engine is equipped with a fuel injection system.
  • G indicates off-road vehicle.
  • K was first used in the 1930s; it indicated that the car has a supercharger or Kompressor.
  • L indicates Lightweight. It is used for sporting models, and long-wheelbase for Saloon models.
  • R is used to indicate a racing model.
  • S is used to indicate it is a Special class for flagship models.
  • T indicates Touring models or estate cars.

Through the Mercedes time line, many famous cars have been produced; some of the most recent include the SLR.

The SLR is a 2 seat luxury grand touring car that was jointly developed be Mercedes and McLaren Automotive. It was produced from 2003-2009 and was built in Portsmouth and Woking. The original design featured a hand-built 5.4L V8 supercharged engine that produced 617hp and could propel the car to over 200mph. Towards the end of the manufacturing period a few variation were produced including the '722' edition that had a top speed of 209mph, reduced weight, slightly different suspension set-up and modifications to the exterior.

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