Mercedes SL Series

Author: Andrew Noakes
Publisher: Crowood Press UK
ISBN: 1861266731
Release Date: 2004-10-30
Genre: Transportation

Mercedes Benz has now been manufacturing SL sports cars for fifty years, and for all that time the cars adorned with those two special letters have been admired and coveted by car lovers the world over. It all started in 1954, with the fabulous and iconic 300SL Gullwing, a road car developed directly from the stunning 300SLR racing car. Other models followed, including the more affordable 190SL, the μPagoda' car of the sixties and the stylish ranges of the seventies and eighties. Mercedes now use the SL tag before rather than after the numbers in the cars' designations, but the line is as strong as ever, with a magnificent new range and an SLR supercar developed with McLaren that takes the family right back to its roots.

Mercedes Benz SL and SLC 107 Series 1971 1989

Author: Andrew Noakes
Publisher: The Crowood Press
ISBN: 9781785003660
Release Date: 2017-11-20
Genre: Transportation

As one of the most remarkable models that Mercedes-Benz has ever created, the 107-series was a sales success for nearly two decades and has been an automotive icon for far longer. Elegant styling, effortless performance and superior build quality are central to the appeal of the Mercedes-Benz R107 SL and C107 SL models. This book details the complete history of the model from its design in the late 1960s, its launch in 1971, its development through the 1970s and 1980s to the end of production in 1989. Accompanied by over 250 archive pictures and original images, Mercedes-Benz SL and SLC 107-Series 1971-1989 - The Complete Story reveals the story behind the racing SLs and the works rally SLCs, and provides a valuable guide to buying and running these cars. Superbly illustrated with 260 archive and original colour and black & white photographs.

Mercedes Benz Pagoda 230 250 280SL

Author: Chris Bass
Publisher: Veloce Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 9781845841133
Release Date: 2007-08-15
Genre: Transportation

Stop! Don't buy a Mercedes Benz "Pagoda" 230SL, 250SL or 280SL roadster or coupe without buying this book first! Having this book in your pocket is just like having a real marque expert by your side. Benefit from Chris Bass's years of Mercedes ownership: learn how to spot a bad car quickly and how to assess a promising one like a professional. Get the right car at the right price! Packed with good advice from running costs, through paperwork, vital statistics, valuation and the Mercedes community, to will it fit in your garage and with your lifestyle? This is the complete guide to choosing, assessing and buying your dream car.

Mercedes W113

Author: Myles Kornblatt
Publisher: Crowood
ISBN: 9781847976963
Release Date: 2014-04-30
Genre: Transportation

In 1963 the Mercedes W113 replaced two cars: the 300 SL racing legend and the successful 190 SL. In the process, the 230/250/280 SL two-seat coupe/roadster became an icon not only by carving out the perfect niche between its two predecessors, but also by being like no other car on the road. Mercedes W113 - The Complete Story explores both the technical and social side of how this legend was born. The book covers: the W113's predecessors - the 300 SL and the 190 SL; design and development of the 230, 250 and 280 SL models, including the distinctive concave 'Pagoda' roof and the 'Californian Coupe' rear seat option; Bela Barenyi's innovations that made the 230 SL the first 'safety sports car'; rallying successes for the W113; the R107 successor, with specialist advice on 'Pagoda' restorations, and the W113 in popular culture. Superbly illustrated with 249 colour photographs.

Mercedes Benz SL

Author: Brian Long
Publisher: Veloce Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 9781845847470
Release Date: 2015-02-01
Genre: Transportation

Beginning with a look at the SL model's heritage, this book describes the full development and production history of a modern classic. Covering available models in all the major markets, year-by-year, and including limited editions, the data is supported by contemporary illustrations, sourced from the factory, plus in-depth appendices.

Mercedes Benz SLK

Author: Brian Long
Publisher: Veloce Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 9781845846510
Release Date: 2014-11-28
Genre: Transportation

This book reveals the full history of the first generation Mercedes-Benz SLK, covering in detail the German, US, UK, Australian and Japanese markets. The perfect book to grace a Mercedes-Benz enthusiasts’ library shelf, it’s the definitive record of the model illustrated with stunning photographs.

SAAB 99 900

Author: Lance Cole
Publisher: Crowood
ISBN: 9781847973528
Release Date: 2011-10-18
Genre: Transportation

Saab 99 and 900 is a detailed account of the cars that came from Saab, the aeroplane maker, whose first car - the 92 model - set the standard for advanced design epitomized by the 99 and 900 cars. The author delves deep into the cars' design and history, and into the core Saab values that they carried into production. Topics include: detailed design history of the 99 and 900; year-by-year developments; technically detailed engineering overviews; detailed specifications; advice on owning and buying and, finally, coverage of rallying and special models.

Mercedes Benz G Wagen

Author: Brian Long
Publisher: Veloce Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 9781845847777
Release Date: 2016-06-01
Genre: Transportation

Revealing the definitive history of the entire Mercedes-Benz G-Wagen series. Including SWB and LWB cars, station wagons, vans and convertibles, and with an overview of all the models sold in each of the world's major markets, this book is packed full of information and contemporary illustrations sourced directly from the Stuttgart factory.

Books in Print

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105022609999
Release Date: 1997
Genre: American literature


BMW 3 Series

Author: James Taylor
Publisher: Crowood Press
ISBN: 1861263171
Release Date: 2000-06-30
Genre: Transportation

The current generation, which features family saloons, practical Touring versions, delicious convertibles, and 'supercar' saloons, seems far removed from the earlier cars. However, upon closer inspection the lineage is clear, and the one theme that runs throughout is that these are true drivers' cars. James Taylor tells the story of the design, development and production of each generation, and includes coverage of the M3, Touring and convertible variants. Filled with full specs and production figures.

Road Track

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ISBN: UOM:39015047416618
Release Date: 1997-05
Genre: Automobile racing


Mercedes Benz SL

Author: Laurence Meredith
Publisher: Motorbooks International
ISBN: STANFORD:36105021142372
Release Date: 1997
Genre: Sports & Recreation

Essential Mercedes SL Laurence Meredith Subtitled: 19SL & Pagoda Models, the Cars and Their Story 1955-71. History, descriptions and analysis of the full range of Mercedes sports cars from 1955 to 1971, represented by the delightful 19SL ofthe 195s and the timeless Pagoda-roof models of the 196s. Contains informative specs, performance d ata and production figures. Sftbd., 8 1/4x 1 1/4, 8 pgs., 6 b&w ill., 6 color.

The Design of Everyday Things

Author: Norman Don
Publisher: Vahlen
ISBN: 9783800648108
Release Date: 2016-01-11
Genre: Business & Economics

Apple, Audi, Braun oder Samsung machen es vor: Gutes Design ist heute eine kritische Voraussetzung für erfolgreiche Produkte. Dieser Klassiker beschreibt die fundamentalen Prinzipien, um Dinge des täglichen Gebrauchs umzuwandeln in unterhaltsame und zufriedenstellende Produkte. Don Norman fordert ein Zusammenspiel von Mensch und Technologie mit dem Ziel, dass Designer und Produktentwickler die Bedürfnisse, Fähigkeiten und Handlungsweisen der Nutzer in den Vordergrund stellen und Designs an diesen angepasst werden. The Design of Everyday Things ist eine informative und spannende Einführung für Designer, Marketer, Produktentwickler und für alle an gutem Design interessierten Menschen. Zum Autor Don Norman ist emeritierter Professor für Kognitionswissenschaften. Er lehrte an der University of California in San Diego und der Northwest University in Illinois. Mitte der Neunzigerjahre leitete Don Norman die Advanced Technology Group bei Apple. Dort prägte er den Begriff der User Experience, um über die reine Benutzbarkeit hinaus eine ganzheitliche Erfahrung der Anwender im Umgang mit Technik in den Vordergrund zu stellen. Norman ist Mitbegründer der Beratungsfirma Nielsen Norman Group und hat unter anderem Autohersteller von BMW bis Toyota beraten. „Keiner kommt an Don Norman vorbei, wenn es um Fragen zu einem Design geht, das sich am Menschen orientiert.“ Brand Eins 7/2013 „Design ist einer der wichtigsten Wettbewerbsvorteile. Dieses Buch macht Spaß zu lesen und ist von größter Bedeutung.” Tom Peters, Co-Autor von „Auf der Suche nach Spitzenleistungen“

BMW 5 Series

Author: James Taylor
Publisher: Crowood Press
ISBN: 1861261780
Release Date: 1999
Genre: Transportation

In this manual, motoring historian James Taylor tells the story of the design, development and production of the BMW 5 Series, through each generation. Topics covered include: the history of BMW before the 5 Series; detailed model-by-model specifications; production details and running costs; M-Series and touring models; and advice on buying a BMW 5 Series today.