April 2018 : Page 1


Mercedes Enthusiast March 16, 2018 00:00





In this issue of Mercedes Enthusiast : News Extra: New A-Class under the microscope.

Market Watch: Fancy a 123 Estate? Then step this way...

Merc Man: The auto industry’s problem with plastic.

Star Car: Fresh from its international launch, read our full verdict on the new CLS driven in diesel and AMG forms.

Tuner Car: Six-cylinder 190E 2.6 with performance modifications by AMG takes the fight to the Cosworths.

Classic Choice: Reportedly the most expensive car in the world in 1967, this W100 600 sports a full length glass roof.

Youngtimer: Inspired by AMG’s rare 123-series 500CE, this ‘560E’ saloon features the V8 and gearbox from a 560SEC.

Road Test: Our views on the facelifted S350d with an efficient and silky smooth, straight-six turbodiesel engine.

Ownership: Reed Hitchcock bought this 126-series 560SEL for a song and then proceeded to take the car on a road trip.

Profile: Larger than life team manager Alfred Neubauer ran Mercedes’ racing exploits in the 1930s and 1950s.

Motorsport: The 2018 Daytona 24-hour attracted many big names, some of which were driving Mercedes-AMG GT3s.

Pre-War: Fitted with a 7.3-litre aircraft engine, the 1923 Targa Florio Roadster is not your average Mercedes cruiser.

My Merc: 220S Cabriolet steals the hearts of father and son.

Buyer’s Guide: SLR McLaren under the microscope.

Running Reports: The progress of our 190E 2.0 Sportline, GLC220d/CLK63 AMG Coupe, 280SE reviewed.



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