Mercedes-Benz is known for producing luxury vehicles, commercial vehicles and also mind blowing cars. Mercedes-Benz was founded in the year 1926 since then car lover's have known them for their great works, today we'll be talking about it C-111 series of the 1960s to the 2025 versions and we'll see how far Mercedes- Benz has gone.
The Mercedes- Benz C-111 (1960s)
The Mercedes-Benz C111 was a series of experimental automobiles produced by Mercedes-Benz in the 1960s and 1970s. The company was experimenting with new engine technologies, including Wankel engines, diesel engines, and turbochargers, and used the basic C111 platform as a testbed. Other experimental features included multi-link rear suspension, gull-wing doors and a luxurious interior with leather trim and air conditioning .
Suspension layout of the Mercedes-Benz C111 with independent multi-link on the rear axle
The first version of the C111 was completed in 1969. The car used a fiberglass body shell and with a mid-mounted three-rotor direct fuel injected Wankel engine (code named M950F ). The next C111 appeared in 1970. It used a four-rotor engine producing 257 kW (350 hp ). The car reportedly could reach a speed of 300 km/h (186 mph).
The company decided not to adopt the Wankel engine and turned to diesel experiments for the second and third C111s. The C111-IID produced 140 kW (188 hp) and was based on the 240D W115 model OM616 engine. The C111-III was powered by a 170 kW (228 hp) at 4,500 rpm straight-five OM617 turbocharged diesel that broke nine diesel and gasoline speed records. With more aerodynamic bodywork that gave it an air drag coefficient of 0.191, the C111 eventually reached 322 km/h (200 mph) at the Nardò Ring in 1978, and averaged 16.0 liters/100 km at 316 km/h (14.7 mpg at 195.4 mph) over a 12-hour cruise. A later 373 kW (500 hp; 507 CV) 4.8 L twin KKK-turbocharged V8 version set another record, with an average lap-speed of 403.78 km/h (250.958 mph). This was achieved by Hans Liebold in 1 minute, 56.67 seconds on May 5, 1979.
Total production was 16 cars: 13 first and second generation Wankel engined cars, 2 diesel engined third generation cars used in the Nardo record attempt, and a single V8 engined fourth generation car.
Mercedes-Benz introduced the C112 at the Frankfurt Motor Show in 1991 as a proposed production sports car. The car used a mid-mounted 6.0 L V12 engine. After accepting 700 deposits, the company decided not to proceed with production.
Mercedes- Benz C-111 2025
Mercedes- Benz C-111, the idea of this project is to create a race car, like the Mercedes-Benz C-111 concept. When first released in 1970, it was a pioneer in it's technologies and materials, all in a high-performance automobile. The goal is to create a 100% autonomous car in createing its own energy, optimizing flows and that has a cooling system for the brake system and a recovery of energy through the electric piezo slabs.
The Mercedes- Benz C-111 2025 versions is still under construction so they have not fully listed out all the features but at least you now know what it looks like and the most important thing is you know how far the Mercedes- Benz company has gone in the car industries.
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