The Stroke 8 shaped a whole generation.
“The ‘Stroke 8’ made its public debut at the beginning of 1968. Over the course of its career, its outstanding qualities meant that it shaped a whole generation of automobiles. Today it is an established classic.” These are the introductory words of specialist author Thomas Wirth’s “Buyer’s guide” to the Stroke 8 Sedans in Issue 3/2015 of Mercedes-Benz Classic Magazine. The name “Stroke 8” dates back to the year of its official premiere, 1968.