• Aerodynamics.


Racing drivers, engineers, journalists – in the mid-1930s, streamlining and the potential of aerodynamics in modern automobile construction was on everyone’s lips. Having successfully applied this know-how in racing cars and record-attempt vehicles, Mercedes-Benz gradually transferred it to its series-production models, the 540 K streamlined saloon of 1938 marking one of the milestones in this aerodynamic evolution.