We’ve all heard a lot about the Mercedes-benz … However the following information were hardly made known to anyone:
The 260D Mercedes Benz was the first ever diesel-engine passenger car. It was manufactured in 1936.
The Popemobile is constructed around a Merc ML. The pope sits in a chair that gets elevated via a hydraulic lift into the glass room.
All 6.3V8 and 3 M-100 6.9 Mercedes engines were hand-built. All of them were tested for four hours at a stretch on an engine dyno.
C’était Un Rendez-vous, the legendary film used a Mercedes 450SEL 6.9.
The steering of the 300SL ‘Gullwing’ pivoted to provide an easier access to the car seat and the car bumpers were an extra that could be ordered if required.
Porsche hand-built every single 500E Mercedes and it took 18 days to assemble a single car.
The businessman Emil Jellinek affectionately called his daughter Adrienne by the pet name Mercedes.