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Mercedes-Benz is a force to be reckoned with in the automobile manufacturing industry.
As the longest established automaker, the brand commands unparalleled respect and patronage. The cars manufactured by the global giant are a complete package and include an array of safety and high-performance feature; not to forget the stylish designs that have been winning the hearts of car lovers for over a century now. All these features, however, come at a price. If you are working on a shoestring budget and do not want to splurge on a first hand vehicle, look for online car auctions that offer salvage Mercedes Benz for sale. To help you make an informed decision, in this post, we take a look at some of the top Mercedes-Benz models (based on sales figures, performance and styling) ever made. Read on.
1. CLA 45 AMG
One of the best performers in the entry-level luxury segment, CLA 45 AMG comes with a 2 litre four cylinder twin-scroll turbocharged engine that is capable of making 355 horsepower. The car was launched in 2014 and has since then won several accolades for its aggressive designing from critics and car enthusiasts alike. The 45 AMG comes with 4MATIC-all wheel drive seven speed transmission.
2. E 63 AMG
Unveiled at the 2009 New York International Auto Show, E63 AMG is a high-performance vehicle and one of the top models in the E-Class. The car is powered by a twin-turbo 5.5-liter V8 engine that can make 550 horsepower. The AMG comes with a 4MATIC all wheel drive system. As always, Mercedes is spot on with designing. One look at the 2017 model that features a twin blade radiator grille and a sporty front splitter will make you go wow and appreciate the manufacturer for having an eye for detail.
3. 500 E
The 500 E epitomizes Mercedes has everything you can expect from a high performance car. Do not let the relaxed demeanor of the car fool you. Dubbed by the press as a “wolf in sheep’s clothing”, the 500 E with a top speed of 162 mph is deceptively fast, thanks to the powerful 5.0-liter V8 engine. The 500 E was designed by Mercedes in collaboration with Porsche and is one of the most prized vehicles among classic car collectors.
4. SLS AMG
Manufactured between 2010 and 2015, SLS AMG was a limited edition supercar. The car features signature gullwing doors. SLS AMG has a lightweight aluminum chassis, therefore the name SLS (Sport Light Super). The car’s body shell was specially designed and hand built in Germany. Under the hood, a 6.2-liter V8 engine produces 571 horsepower.
The name Mercedes-Benz inspires confidence. One of the pioneers in the automobile manufacturing industry, the German manufacturer, over the years has established new benchmarks for safety, designing and performance. These are some of the most complete cars by the manufacturer. Some other top cars by Mercedes-Benz that have stood the test of time are: SLR McLaren and Mercedes Benz G-Class (the G-wagen).