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1928 Mercedes-Benz 26/120/180 S-Type Sports Tourer driving the supercharged supercar of its day

This most Germanic of motor cars has a particularly British back story, as Mark Dixon finds out.

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RICHARD PEARCE

‘Doing our best to dodge the springtime showers, we rolled out the almost centuryold Mercedes-Benz 36/220 and positioned it in the crisp sunlight. At this point, the beauty of the car did all the hard work – it was almost impossible to take a bad photo.’ Richard’s superb photography accompanies Mark Dixon’s feature.​
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1930 Mercedes-Benz SSK Count Trossi W06

The streamlined Count Trossi W06 SSK is one of the most fabled of 1930s Mercedes-Benzes. Massimo Delbo delves into its fascinating history.

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2024 Mercedes-AMG EQE 53 SUV X294

It’s not a seven-seater. It doesn’t have a massive boot. It’s certainly not a serious off-roader. And yet the AMG version of the SUV version of the EQE is actually a highly competent and often very enjoyable car. It overcomes the considerable odds of excess weight and eye-watering price to offer power and torque aplenty, giving almost eerily accessible near-supercar performance, yet also a spine-friendly ride and a feature- laden cabin. And it feels built to last. Sure, the weight does ultimately limit the car’s dynamic agility on winding and hilly roads, and its efficiency is nothing to crow about. But if you’re thinking about a BMW iX M60 or Tesla Model X Plaid, make sure you think about this too.

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1972 Mercedes-Benz 600 W100

60 years ago Mercedes-Benz defined a new era of luxury cars with its behemoth 600. Glen Waddington drives the choice of celebs and despots.

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1969 Mercedes-Benz 280SL Automatic W113

Classic Cars reader David Driscoll has always dreamt of driving a W113 Mercedes-Benz SL. Today we put him beneath the Pagoda hardtop of a reference.

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1972 Mercedes-Benz 220D Automatic La Pick-Up W115

Mercedes-Benz’s W115 saloon was renowned around the world as a taxi. But in Argentina it became more useful as La Pick-up. Melanie May investigates.

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1963 Mercedes-Benz 600 W100

Sixty years ago, Mercedes-Benz launched the ultimate luxury saloon. Today, we drive one and meet the men who sold, serviced and restored the 600s of the Sixties’ glitterati.

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2024 Mercedes-Benz EQB350 4Matic AMG Line X243

Nice but niche – 2024 Mercedes-Benz EQB 350 4Matic AMG Line. Of course, it’s not a real seven-seater, but that was never why you were considering it in the first place. So, where does it fit in?

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1984 Mercedes-Benz 500SEL AMG V126

From Minis to McLaren F1s, George Harrison proved himself a petrolhead – but the car that held his interest longest was this AMG-styled Mercedes-Benz 500SEL V126. We take it for a drive to find out why.

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