The 5 Most Beautiful Mercedes-Benz Cars Ever Made

February 9th, 2017 by

Iconic and beloved, vehicles from Mercedes-Benz are among the most beautiful in the world. The attractive interior and exterior of cars from Mercedes-Benz make them popular among collectors and automobile enthusiasts. Some of the most eye-catching cars come from the 2017 lineup while others are classics. Here’s a list of the five best-looking Mercedes-Benz cars of all time.

1. The Mercedes-Benz 540K Two-Seat Cabriolet

Originally released in 1936, the Mercedes-Benz 540K two-seater cabriolet has all the marks of a classic. From the stand-up front headlights to the running board, the 540K is an icon that embodies the luxury of the Mercedes-Benz brand. The elongated hood, white-wall tires, and rounded rear are some of the car’s most notable features. Red and black were two popular colors for the 540K; many came with silver accents on the exterior. With very few original 540Ks still in existence, the ones that are in great shape bring huge sums of money when they’re put on the auction block.

2. The 2017 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Coupe

Sleek, contemporary, and refined, the 2017 S-Class Coupe looks ready to drive off into the sunset. Long, sculpted lines, a curved silhouette, wraparound headlights, and a sloping back window give the coupe an ultra-modern aesthetic. Like every other S-Class Coupe that the automaker has released since 1961, the newest model has the iconic pillarless profile, meaning you don’t see any structural elements between the side windows. The latest addition to the S-Class is sure to please those who want a luxury vehicle that has a muscular edge.

3. The Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Gullwing

First introduced in 1954 as a two-seater, the Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Gullwing epitomizes 1950s automotive style. Low to the ground and shapely, the Gullwing is an attractive car. What makes it so distinct and memorable are its doors. They raise up rather than opening out, creating a look that’s consistent with the car’s name. With the release of the Gullwing, American car buyers began to see Mercedes-Benz as being capable of making cars that are both luxurious and high performing.

4. The Mercedes-Benz SSK

As a roadster, the Mercedes-Benz SSK has the most distinctive appearance of any other vehicle on the list. Manufactured between 1928 and 1932, the SSK reflected the design work of Ferdinand Porsche. Shortly after creating the SSK, Porsche would break away from Mercedes-Benz to create his own car company. The SSK has a segmented look with individual design components over each wheel. The wheel wells stand apart from the hood and rear. There’s no traditional back bumper and silver pipes sprout from the sides of the hood. With its unusual look, the SSK is unlike any other Mercedes-Benz vehicle.

5. The Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren

From the moment Mercedes-Benz released the SLR McLaren in 2003, it was a classic. With its aggressive, forward-jutting front fascia, the supercar is remarkable inside and out. Capable of zipping from zero to 60 miles per hour in slightly more than three seconds, the SLR McLaren made good use of its 617-horsepower engine.

If you want to own a Mercedes-Benz, head to your local dealership and take one of the beauties for a test drive.

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