Shining stars dazzle in our Mercedes Greatest Hits

| 8 Mar 2019

Mercedes-Benz takes centre stage in our brand-new special – well, we couldn’t overlook arguably the most important marque in the history of the motor car, could we?

Over almost 200 pages we’re bringing you a delicious selection of the very best of the three-pointed star, from the dawn of motoring to the might and glory of the Silver Arrows racers, from world-beating luxury saloons to stylish SLs and everyday heroes.

Read on for our preview showcasing some of what’s in store – and to find out how to get your copy!

Alpine adventure in an SSK

A dawn assault on the Grossglockner from behind the wheel of a Mercedes-Benz SSK sounds pretty special, right? And the view’s not bad, either.

Join us aboard this 7-litre, supercharged 'six' for an awesome drive up this famous mountain pass.

It’s 92 corners and and 15km of motoring you don’t want to miss – turn to page 26 of our Mercedes Greatest Hits and enjoy the ride! 

In El Maestro’s wheeltracks

We’ve another dose of incredible for you in the form of a Mercedes-Benz 300SLR.

Oh, and did we mention it’s Juan Manuel Fangio’s 1955 Mille Miglia contender, no less, and we’re driving it at the Nordschleife? The lucky chap getting behind the wheel for this most evocative drive is C&SC’s Mick Walsh.

Relive some great motorsport moments from the best seat in the house.

California dreamin’

It’s time for a change of pace from p110. Not that a 280SE 3.5 Cabriolet can’t do fast, but its effortless elegance lends itself to a more relaxed driving style.

Los Angeles is the perfect place, then, to luxuriate in the easy cool, lazy V8 power and timeless class of this four-seat stunner.

Taking in the sights and turning heads, make sure you come along for the ride.

Simply the best?

We promised you everyday heroes and when you’re in the realm of the three-pointed star, that surely has to mean the W123.

Lifelong fan Martin Buckley makes the case for these being among the best Benzes ever.

And he’s doing it in style with three saloons, a coupé, an estate and a seven-seat, long-wheelbase version. 

Stealth star

Covert power is the order of the day with the W124 E500, the supersaloon that can take sports cars by surprise.

Quintessentially Mercedes-Benz but also deceptively rapid, this is a 316bhp waft-tastic four-door, engineered by Porsche.

Find out what Richard Heseltine makes of this under-the-radar E-Class that can hit 100mph in less than 15 secs.

Buy your own Benz

Also in our Mercedes Greatest Hits, we’ve expert buying advice for a range of models, helping you make the right decision before you hand over your hard-earned cash.

Take the R107 SL, for example. Turn to p186 where we tell you what to look for when considering this sophisticated grand tourer. 

From must-check rust spots and radiator warnings, to a full model overview and specialists contacts, we’ve all you need to get you on the road.

How to buy our Mercedes Greatest Hits

Classic & Sports Car – Shining stars dazzle in our Mercedes Greatest Hits

You can get your copy of C&SC’s Mercedes Greatest Hits in selected newsagents and supermarkets for £8, or click here to get it online for £9.99 (the latter price includes postage and packaging).

Are you in the USA or Canada? Then you can buy your copy at one of 640 Barnes & Noble stores in North America for $14.95 (US dollars).

And that’s not all: US residents can get one sent direct to their door, still for $14.95 plus shipping, by calling 954-579-5280. But, please note, North American supply is limited – buy yours now to avoid disappointment!

And don’t forget, this is the fifth volume in our Greatest Hits series, following our Jaguar, Porsche, Aston Martin and American Classics specials, all of which are also still available.