Following the success of the Mercedes-Benz W15, a new cabriolet model of the same car was introduced in 1932. Two years later, the company introduced the famous W23, a small family car, and was available in 2-door cabrio-limousine and sedan options. In 1936, the name Mercedes-Benz gained a lot of recognition outside Germany and the new W136 model made its debut.
Additionally, the company released the famous 260 D Model, which was the world’s first diesel-run passenger vehicle. Towards the end of the 30s, Mercedes-Benz introduced several successful vehicles, including the W136 Spohn Roadster and the W138 limousine. By the 40s, the company stopped the production of vehicles due to the Second World War and then resumed activities in 1946 by introducing the 170 V.
During the 50s, Mercedes-Benz topped the sales charts in Germany and introduced some of their best looking cars, including the 190 and 300 SL. The 190 model was a compact roadster with a diesel engine which set new records in 1959 and the 300 SL, which was the first production-vehicle to utilize the new fuel-injection technology.