Have you ever found yourself in a fight about which Mercedes-Benz car is the most luxurious? For those out there who do find themselves in such a peculiar argument, Mercedes has released a video just for you. Called “Best of Benz – Top 5 Luxury Cars,” this new video shows off what Mercedes says is their five most luxurious cars, ever.
At number 5 is the Mercedes-Benz 540 K, a car built from 1935-1940 that was available as a two-seater cabriolet, four-seater coupe or a seven-seater limo. Throughout its reign on the road, it was considered one of the largest cars being driven.
Next up is the massive and luxurious Mercedes-Maybach G 650 Landaulet. Unveiled almost exactly a year ago, the G650 Landaulet is essentially a convertible G Wagon that’s based on the 4×4². But, it’s more than just a conversion. In the rear are two massive passenger seats that can be separated from the front by a glass partition. Those rear passengers are also given an open-air experience, as well as 10-inch screen and massaging seats.
Number 3 is reserved for the Mercedes-Benz 600, a luxury sedan/limo that was produced from 1963 to 1981. During its heyday, the 600 was big in size and luxurious assets. In the video, the narrator describes that car as “over-engineered to the max” and that it was good enough for royalty. That royalty bit comes from the fact that both the Pope, the German government and Queen Elizabeth II.
The Mercedes-Maybach S 650 Cabriolet comes in at number 2. This cabriolet is very limited (only 300 examples), powerful (612 hp and 738 lb-ft of torque) and luxurious (more leather and wood trim than you can shake a stick at). If that’s not enough, the headlights have Swarovski crystals embedded in the headlights.
Finally, we’re here at number 1 with the Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR “Uhlenhaut-Coupe.” Preserved in Mercedes’ corporate museum in Sindelfingen is one of the two examples of the Uhlenhaut-Coupe that were ever created. Rudolf Uhlenhaut was the Uhlenhaut-Coupe’s namesake, its designer, and the motorsport chief during the time of its production, and he used the SLR race car as a personal car. At the time of its production (mid-1950’s), the Uhlenhaut-Coupe was considered the fastest car with a top speed of around 180 mph. The video notes that if the car was for sale not, which it will probably never be, it would more than likely be the most expensive car on the road today.