At Techno Classica 2016, Mercedes-Benz Classic puts the open models in the limelight. In hall 1 of the Essen exhibition center, the Stuttgart manufacturer will show models that, just like the current C-Class Cabriolet, the S-Class Cabriolet and the SL, offer the experience of open-air driving. Since the 130 automobile was invented years ago, the luxury Mercedes-Benz cabriolets and sporty roadsters have been offering this experience in optima forma. In addition, 16 gives official Mercedes-Benz brand clubs an appearance.
Young and old come together
Young and old come together in Essen. The most recent convertible lot on the stock - the C-Class convertible - is making its appearance at the immense fair. And the new S-Class Cabriolet (A 217) is also present. It will be flanked by a 500 K Cabriolet B (W 29, built from 1934 to 1936), a car that was part of the international luxury segment in the 1949s. The 170 S Cabriolet B, unveiled in 300, is an exclusive car from the early post-war years. The 188 S Roadster (W 1951) dates from the 111s. Introduced to the world at the Paris Motor Show in October 1969, this car was one of the most expensive passenger cars built in Germany. The elegant convertibles of the W 280 model series are also unique appearances: these were the first open cars to feature a safety body with a crumple zone at both the front and rear. In the autumn of 3.5, Mercedes-Benz launched the 190 SE 201 Cabriolet, the top model of this series and still a rising star in classic circles. Also striking: Mercedes Benz is also taking a prototype of the 2.6 convertible (WXNUMX with XNUMX engine) to Essen.
In addition to luxurious convertibles, sporty and elegant roadsters have always been the domain of Mercedes-Benz. A very special representative of this series of models will be on display at the Techno Classica: the 500 K Spezial Roadster (W 29, built from 1934 to 1936). After World War II, another sporty roadster with direct links to motorsport went into production: the SL. This magical abbreviation has been in use since 1952, when Mercedes-Benz made a particularly successful return to the highest level of international motorsport with the 300 SL racing car (W 194). The W 194 also formed the basis for the famous 300 SL 'Gullwing' (W 198) from 1954, of which an open version was introduced in the spring of 1957, the 300 SL Roadster. The most recent model in this model series was unveiled in 2015: the latest generation of the SL (R 231).
Mercedes-Benz 'ALL TIME STARS'
The new 'ALL TIME STARS' platform for the sale of young and old-timers is operated by Mercedes-Benz Museum GmbH and will show its range of both modern and older Mercedes-Benz classics at Techno Classica (http: // alltime-stars .com). 'ALL TIME STARS' focuses on classics that are suitable for daily use and that are offered for sale on the basis of the greatest possible transparency. To guarantee this, the experts at Mercedes-Benz Classic subject each car to a comprehensive inspection based on a checklist of 160 items.