September 2017 : Page 1


Mercedes Enthusiast August 18, 2017 00:00





In this issue of Mercedes Enthusiast : Market Watch: Our mystery watcher considers the R107 SL.

Merc Man: How the C-Class became top dog in its class.

Inside Line: The pros and cons of Linguatronic.

First Drive: Base GLC220d 4Matic Coupe hits the spot.

Star Car: New engines and new driving assistance technology for the facelifted S-Class – on sale now.

Interview: Rodolfo Schöneburg is the brain behind Mercedes-Benz’s groundbreaking Pre-Safe systems.

Event: The exclusive 300SL Club gathered together almost 100 of its member cars at the Untertürkheim testing facility.

Used Road Test: With an exemplary service record and low mileage, this W203 C280 sold for strong money.

Classic Choice: This well-kept W115 230.4 from 1975 makes a superb daily driver for its enthusiastic keeper.

Spotlight: Looking back on Mercedes’ first generation W168 A-Class some 20 years after it was launched.

Youngtimer: Originally intended to serve the Indian Prime Minister, fate steered this W123 300D along a different path.

Profile: The Auto & Technik Museum Sinsheim in Germany is a paradise for fans of all things Mercedes-Benz.

Ownership: Witnessing Mercedes testing its new Ponton in an Ethiopian desert, Milan Jelusic later bought his own.

Road Trip: After buying a C200 K, this owner travelled to Germany and drove the Bertha Benz Memorial Route.

My Merc: R171 SLK280 finished in stealthy matte black.

Buyer’s Guide: Early 204-series C220 CDI.

Running Reports: C55 AMG Estate, E320 Estate/E350 4Matic Estate/E350 Bluetec, CLK280 Cabriolet/SL320.



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