Mercedes C111

One of the few really forward-looking concept cars, the C111 dates back to 1969, the year the Ford Capri and Austin Maxi were launched. If you ever wondered why the British car industry imploded so spectacularly, the contrast between the C111 and the Maxi might give you a clue as to the reason

The gullwing doors featured on the 1954 300SL, and that car presaged the C111, but the C111 acted as a technology testbed for the company. Mercedes used it to develop & test the Wankel engine, the 5-cylinder turbodiesel and other technologies 

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