The Mercedes 170 S (1949 – 1955).
Today in 2012 truly couple of individuals have a principle what a Mercedes 170 S is whatever concerning. A lot of them have in fact never ever before also seen one. If asked they might consider it as component of the contemporary A-Class collection in addition to when faced with the fact that a 1.7 l powered car with a full throttle of 105 km/h (65 miles per hr) was as soon as taken into consideration the supreme in German premium layout, they have understandable difficulties to think that.
Allow us dive a little bit right into the background of Mercedes after the fight and also have an appearance at what made this odd car so unique. In the late 1940s, when this vehicles as well as vehicle was presented in Germany, times were truly different. Many auto manufacturers in Europe attempted to launch vehicles that were either currently used prior to World War II or were carefully upgraded to make them inspect out the very least from the outdoors rather additional modern.
The preliminary Mercedes after the fight was no various. Introduced in 1947 the first “new” Mercedes was called the 170 V.
The engine was upgraded from 38 hp to 52 hp as well as the car was presented as the Mercedes 170 S, “S” indicating “very”. As a preliminary in the history of Mercedes: a four-cylinder automobile for the popular and also abundant. If Daimler-Benz would certainly have made an initiative to market the Mercedes 170 S to possible American customers, there would definitely have actually been no supplier yet to take on such a job.
That was conclusion of it, no various other manufacturer at the very least in Germany had a vehicle that may determine up to the four-cylinder Mercedes 170 S. In typical Mercedes customized its built high top quality, its road holding good manners as well as likewise its photo were 2nd to none as well as those 3 aspects were the truly structure on which Daimler-Benz gradually started to re-build its roadway to healing.
The covering on the (picture-) cake was the introductory of 2 stylish convertibles, the two-seater Cabriolet An and also the four-seater Cabriolet B. Both cabriolet insides were cut a lot more elaborately than the car’s. Alike Mercedes design, they likewise had a cost that made them among one of the most pricey German vehicles cash could obtain. Very couple of can handle them, as well as also if Daimler-Benz was most likely not able to gain cash with these hand built allures, image sensible they were alluring.
When manufacturing of the Mercedes 170 S was ultimately stopped in 1955, the lorry looked with its 1930s design fenders like an old pelican compared to the much more modern ponton limos, as well as truly number of still meant to obtain the autos and also vehicle. With each other with its precursor the 170 V this vehicles as well as vehicle was in the background of Mercedes a crucial initial action in the firm’s later superiority of the luxurious cars and trucks as well as vehicle market.
Today in 2012 truly couple of individuals have a principle what a Mercedes 170 S is every little thing regarding. Released in 1947 the first “new” Mercedes was called the 170 V. The engine was upgraded from 38 hp to 52 hp as well as the car was presented as the Mercedes 170 S, “S” implying “very”. If Daimler-Benz would certainly have made an initiative to market the Mercedes 170 S to potential American customers, there would definitely have actually been no dealership yet to take on such a job. That was conclusion of it, no various other manufacturer at the very least in Germany had an auto that may gauge up to the four-cylinder Mercedes 170 S.