Style, fashion, glamour and automobiles – a combination that has existed since the dawn of cars. Transportation – taking you from point A to point B – was the most mundane benefit automobiles provided. What people cared about were driving pleasure, status, power and aesthetic appeal. Glamour was used to make the automobiles seem even more desirable from the very beginning. The brands did it, private photographers did it – and even today, desirable cars are usually hang around the vicinity of attractive women. For the true car enthusiast, though, the car is what his eye travels to.
The Mercedes Benz A-Class luxury hatchback is the least priced Merc you can buy. A distinctive design element on this car is the front grille, which gets a ‘diamond design’. In fact, Mercedes Benz uses 302 metallic elements shaped like diamonds to give the A-Class a very unique appearance.
Mercedes Benz dashboards are characterized by soft touch plastics and stitched leather. Both elements come together to give Mercedes Benz cabins a premium look and feel.
The Mercedes Benz 230 SL is a classic car from the brand, and dates back to the 1960s. Said to be one of the most beautiful cars that Mercedes Benz has ever produced, the 230 SL is now a total collectible. Like old wine, this is one car that’s getting pricier with age.
The Mercedes Benz G-Class is a butch off roader that the German luxury car giant originally built for the Shah of Iran, as a troop carrier. In fact, the G-Class was built by Puch-Steyr, a contract manufacturer for Mercedes Benz. It became so popular that Mercedes eventually took over, selling it both in utility and luxury trims.
The Mercedes Benz SLS AMG is a sportscar that’s known for its gullwing doors, and of course, thrilling performance. Powered by a 6.3 liter V8 petrol engine, this car was in production for 5 years, between 2019 and 2014,
Here’s another angle of what is one of the most beautiful cars Mercedes Benz has built in modern times. A two seat sportscar, the SLS AMG’s design was inspired by the legendary 300 SL, another gullwinged model from the yesteryears.
The Mercedes Benz E-Class coupe combines sporty looks with everyday, usable performance. A rare car, it’s more of a E-Class sedan in its teens. This one’s a previous generation model, which even got the AMG trim.
The C-Class coupe on the other hand, is much smaller than the E-Class coupe, but styled and positioned similarly. The car also got the AMG treatment, like the one above, which gets a 6.2 liter V8 motor, once a staple on all high-performance Mercedes cars.
The E-Class is an executive barge, a luxurious cars that brings Mercedes big volumes. A no-nonsense luxury car that exudes style and sophistication, the E-Class continues to be one of Mercedes’ best seller globally, and in India as well.
Brabus is a German tuning firm that specializes in high performance makeovers for Mercedes Benz cars. Seen here is Mercedes Benz SLR with Brabus treatment.
The CLS is one of the ‘big easies’ that Mercedes Benz still sells. A grand tourer that blends comfort with performance, it’s a unique car for those who like something comfortable but different from the rest of the Mercs.
One of the most affordable Mercedes Benzs – the A-Class – took the three pointed star to the masses, while still retaining the brand’s traditional attributes of luxury, safety and performance. It’s got a mad, mad A45 AMG version.
The G63 AMG is now the chosen ride for the rich and famous across the globe. Kim Kardashian has one, and so do most of the Saudi princes. This car is a drinker, and you need an oil field to run one.
Here’s a parting shot of the Mercedes Benz SLS AMG, a car that so evocatively designed that it still continues to grab eyeballs, years after production halted.
Want to see your photo feature about that exciting road trip published on Cartoq? Share your details here