The Mercedes star, however, did not protrude into the airflow everywhere as a radiator mascot: on the racing cars of the 1930s, the trademark was applied flat to the panel of the aerodynamic front end. The SL sports cars of the 1950s also established a large, central star on the radiator as the new face for sporty passenger vehicles. The Mercedes-Benz 300 SL (W 194) racing sports car introduced in 1952 was the first to exhibit the new appearance.
For example, the powerful vehicles of Mercedes-AMG interpret this design in its latest form. Products such as the EQC 400 4MATIC from 2019 carry it into the future with refined modernity. And, of course, the commercial vehicles also bear the Mercedes star – centrally in the radiator grille since the 1950s.