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gennaio 09, 2018 - Mercedes-Benz

50 years of the Mercedes-Benz "Stroke/8" saloons: The 68 revolution in the upper medium-size category

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Precisely 50 years ago, on 9 and 10 January 1968, #mercedesbenz unveiled the completely redeveloped saloons in the upper medium-size category in Sindelfingen. They are divided up into the model series W 115 (four- and five-cylinder engines) and W 114 (six-cylinder engines). The model series from the E-Class ancestral line impressed with its clear design idiom and a design autonomous from that in the luxury segment. The success of the "Stroke/8", as fans later nicknamed this vehicle generation, due to the suffix "/8" in the model designation, was overwhelming: for the first time more than 1 million units of a #mercedesbenz vehicle family were sold. Alongside the saloons, they also include coupés, saloons with a long wheelbase and chassis for special bodies. Today the "Stroke/8" is a coveted classic model series family from the Stuttgart brand. Particularly attractive specimens are regularly to be found in the offering from #alltimestars, the #mercedesbenz Classic vehicle trading place.

Stuttgart. 50 years ago "The new #mercedesbenz generation" celebrated its premiere. At the centre of the vehicle presentation with this motto on 9 and 10 January 1968 were the completely redeveloped saloons in the upper medium-size category. They superseded the "fintail" saloons launched in 1961 with four-cylinder engines (W 110).

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