One of a kind.

The function of the fascinating 540 K Streamliner, built between 1937 and 1938, was expressed through its form: speed.

A moving story.

The special vehicle production unit at the Mercedes-Benz Sindelfingen plant was working as far back as the 1930s on pioneering ideas for aerodynamic vehicle bodies. The team under the leadership of design engineer Hermann Ahrens created a high-speed vehicle on the basis of the powerful Mercedes-Benz 540 K for use as a competition vehicle. In 1938 it was used by tyre manufacturer Dunlop as a test vehicle. The car was lost completely for several decades until work by Mercedes-Benz Classic to reconstruct it began in 2011.



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