Breed­ing like Mercs

Wheels (Australia) - - The Insider -

Go back to 1980 and the Mercedes fam­ily tree looks pos­i­tively sparse. The com­pany sold just five model lines – the ‘W123’ sedan, S-class, SL, G-wa­gen, and – in mi­cro­scopic vol­umes – the 600 Pull­man. Be­tween all body styles there were just eight vari­ants. By 2000, that had risen to 10 lines (A-class, C-class, E-class, S-class and CL, CLK, SLK, SL, Ml-class and G-wa­gen) and 13 body ver­sions. In 2017, across all mar­kets we have 15 model lines (ex­clud­ing trucks) and 29 de­riv­a­tives. Prizes if you can name them all.

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