The upper and luxury class models of Mercedes-Benz have always been something very special, but the breakthrough in the upper medium class only came with the “Stroke 8” in 1968. This is now a true classic in Europe and the USA, and on the African continent it is an automotive legend.
The model series from the E-Class ancestral line impressed with its clear design idiom and a design distinctive from that in the luxury segment. The success of the “Stroke 8”, as fans later nicknamed this vehicle generation thanks to the suffix “/8” in the model designation, was overwhelming: for the first time, more than one million units of a Mercedes-Benz vehicle family were sold. Alongside the saloons, they also include coupés, saloons with a long wheelbase and chassis for special bodies.