Best is subjective.
I’ve been driving Mercs since the early 80’s so had personal experience of the
W123, W126, W202, W210 and W211 both when they were new and run most to well over 100k.
Yes they were all fabulous. Best, well certainly back in the 80’s and 90’s compared to pretty much everything else this side of Rolls Royce, yes they were the best. We also had Jaguars in the family and whilst fabulous, better trimmed and with much bigger engines (V12s), to me, they just didn’t match up.
My W211 was a great long distance cruiser. I had it from nearly new to 9 years old. I put 180,000 miles on i…