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  • Date Of Publication: 11/01/2022
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Mercedes-Benz Saloon Coupe

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First produced in 1928, Mercedes-Benz Coupés became the embodiment of elegance and exclusivity on four wheels. Their design became an experience for all the senses, appealing to every emotion.

Hans-Dieter Futschik, the designer responsible for many of the later Mercedes-Benz models, said of the Saloon Coupé: 'A shorter wheelbase compared with the saloons gives it different proportions that are almost sports car-like in character. The passenger compartment is set further back. This gives it a sportier look than a saloon. In addition, the greenhouse is smaller and more streamlined than the basic body. It looks like a small head set on a muscular body, exuding a powerful and more dynamic attitude... Everything radiates power, elegance and agility.'

This complete guide includes an overview of early automotive history; pre-merger design from both Benz and Daimler; the historical protagonists and how they influenced the design; how design and fashion change vehicle shape; the continued development of Saloon Coupe design to suit every class and finally, the modern idea of the Coupe.

With over 200 photographs and illustrations, this book includes:
  • An overview of early automotive history
  • Pre-merger design from both Benz and Daimler
  • The historical protagonists and how they influenced the design
  • How design and fashion change vehicle shape
  • The continued development of Saloon Coupé design to suit every class
  • The modern idea of the Coupé.

Author: Nicholas Greene

Author Bio: NA

ISBN: 9781785009334

Publisher: The Crowood Press UK

Binding Type: Hardback

Language: English

Pages: 192

Printing Status: No longer supplied by us

Edition: NA

Country Made: NA