With more than 18 years of production up to 1989, the R 107 model series set an internal brand record that is unlikely to be surpassed: apart from the G-Class SUVs, no passenger car model series in the entire history of the company has been produced over such a long period.

In building the R 231 model series SL sports car from 2012 onwards, Mercedes-Benz produced the first all-aluminium body manufactured in large-scale production, which saved around 140 kilograms in weight. A real efficiency booster.