The words “a Mercedes-Benz should always look like a Mercedes-Benz” still fuel our creative fire. But what we achieve goes far beyond appearances. Together with some of the world’s best automotive engineers, our team of industrial, textile, graphic and interface designers devote themselves to the craft of automobile making. And what we produce are vehicles that not only look, but feel and sound like nothing else on the road.
While every Mercedes-Benz is designed to stand the test of time, certain vehicles have managed to perfectly capture not only the spirit of their day, but the promise of what lies ahead. Explore a handful of iconic designs that live on both in the imagination and in the annals of automotive history.
Although Mercedes-Benz designs have consistently proved ahead of their time, our vehicles are often described as timeless. And that’s not surprising. Because for us, design is an outward expression of the same values we’ve held dear for more than 125 years. So no matter the aerodynamics, the specifications and the technical requirements, every new Mercedes-Benz design is simply a new interpretation of the things we’ve always believed in.
While the considerations that go into a Mercedes-Benz interior are countless, the goal is quite singular when you first step inside and close the door you should feel at home. To that end, we painstakingly craft even the smallest detail to create an atmosphere that gives you a sense of confidence and well-being.
Some might argue that a great automobile eliminates noise altogether. But at the same time we’re inventing new ways to shield you from unwelcome sounds, we’re also fine-tuning every auditory aspect of our vehicles so that you can hear what makes them extraordinary — from their distinctive exhaust notes to the solid and reassuring thump of a closed Mercedes-Benz door.
Before Carl Benz could invent the automobile, he first had to imagine the future. 125 years later, things haven’t changed at Mercedes-Benz. Whether it’s developing ideas for upcoming vehicles or presenting a vision for a possible tomorrow, we’re always imagining how the future will look.