Padua

20st-23th October 2022

Padua

20st-23th October 2022

22 Oct

Station Wagons designed by Mercedes

in: CARS AND MOTORS TODAY
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From its early origins in the 50s to the new Class C, the heir of the Stuttgart-based company's original station wagon.

The first Station Wagons bearing the star were the product of specialised car assemblers who, already in the 1950s, used Mercedes frames to build professional modes of transport for a wide range of uses.

In the late 70s, the Stuttgart-based car manufacturers had its finger on the pulse and understood there was a never-met-before demand for luxury and functional sports cars with five doors. The station wagon wasn't just a work car or a 'labour' car: it was the reflection of a dynamic and refined lifestyle.

So, in 1977 - under construction name S123 - the T Model made its debut. It was the first modern wagon designed and officially produced by the car manufacturing house.

The ambassadors of this versatile bodytype at AME 2021 are a 1984 E 230 TE (S 123) and a 1993 E 320 SW (S 124); both models bear witness to the continuous technological advancement of Mercedes station wagons, which finds its continuity and coherence in the new Class C car, the latest gem in a long line of station wagons hailing fro