Now here’s a challenge, trying to create a snapshot of the long and storied history of Mercedes-Benz without resorting to a multiple part series or a Wagnerian length saga. It is very nearly 120 years since the first car to be called a Mercedes first turned a wheel. It’s fair to say that since then the company has not only had some stalwart nameplates which lasted decades but also a pretty diverse and fascinating portfolio. We did decide to exclude AMG models to at least begin to narrow our choices down but we know that there are still a few glaring exceptions and missing favourites. We wouldn’t mind any of these three-pointed stars for Christmas though.
The eight best Mercedes road cars
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