Mercedes – kings of the road

Every car claims to offer the ultimate driving experience, but unlike some of the others, Mercedes have to credentials to back this up. For many years looked upon as a symbol of status and success, Mercedes cars have become more accessible to all over the years, but have never lost that quintessential quality and class that sets them apart from their competitors. Whether you have a new model or a classic, Mercedes are still kings of the road.

Mercedes-Benz, to give them their full title, are a German manufacturer who are a subsidiary of the Daimler group. The cars were first manufactured in 1926 under the name Daimler-Benz, but the company’s origins actually go back as far as 1901 to Daimler’s Mercedes, and even further back to 1886 and the Benz patent motorwagon, which is widely regarded as being the first ever automobile.

You think Mercedes you think big; big cars and big owners, in terms of status. They became the vehicle of choice for many businessmen in the latter part of the 20th century, and anyone who was anyone has a Merc or two. This success has continued over the years and the main reason for this ongoing popularity is that you know what you are getting with a Mercedes; a unique charm and charisma and engine that just keeps going.

Although they have gone with the times and there are smaller models now on the road, such as the C-class coupe, the e-class coupe and the M-class SUV, Mercedes aficionados still yearn for the models of yesteryear such as the 190 SL or the 280 CE. These are hard to track down now and if you are looking for one the best place to start is with accredited classic car dealers.

Mercedes cars are now popular with all ages and genders, yet few realise just how many models they currently have. Estates, coupes, luxury, SUV, you name it Mercedes make it. A quick trip to a Mercedes dealer will show exactly what they offer, and many have found themselves going in to inquire about one specific model and coming away with the details of several others that they didn’t know existed.

Mercedes is one of the car makes that means something; like Porsche and BMW, you don’t have to go into details about the model, just the fact that you own and drive a Merc is impressive and give your street cred a major boost.