Bernd S. Koehling

Biography

Hi there, my name is Bernd. I grew up in the 1950s and 1960s in Northern Germany. My interest in anything automotive started already at a very young age with visits to the Nürburgring with my dad. I also grew up with Mercedes cars in my family and an uncle of mine, who had a small collection of pre-war cars, introduced me at the end of the 1960s to vintage cars.

That virus never left me again, so from the mid 1970s I started collecting vintage cars myself. Naturally my first such car was a Mercedes, a rather neglected prewar 170V Cabriolet B. Later additions were from a 200D fintail, 250SE, 350SL, 300d Adenauer and a 280SE 3.5 Coupe. Mercedes cars became a passion I have kept and further developed throughout the years with an interest now also in more modern Mercedes cars, here especially the S-class derived coupes and everything SL and SLK.

My other weakness revolves around British cars, here especially Alvis and Jaguar. If you would like to know more about me, my books or want to read my blog with selected Mercedes stories, why don't you visit my website: benz-books.com

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Books

Mercedes W111 Coupes And Cabrios
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Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 14,820. Language: English. Published: March 27, 2015. Category: Nonfiction » Antiques & Collectibles » Transportation
The W111 and W112 coupes/cabrios are considered some of the most beautiful cars, ever produced by Daimler-Benz. This meticulous and fascinating reference book covers all variations in great detail. It gives a complete overview of their history and comes superbly illustrated with many recent non-Daimler AG color photos. It covers the cars’ features, the VIN and data card plus all technical specs
Mercedes-Benz, SLK R172
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Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 30,110. Language: English. Published: January 5, 2015. Category: Nonfiction » Transportation » Motorcycles / History
The SLK R172 is the latest version of the successful Mercedes small sports car series. This fascinating and informative reference book gives a complete overview of its history from the SLK200 to the SLK55 AMG.it comes with superb photography, a comprehensive buyer's guide and continues with detailed explanations of the car's many features and a full list of its technical specifications.
Mercedes-Benz, SLK R171
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Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 34,780. Language: English. Published: January 5, 2015. Category: Nonfiction » Transportation » Automobiles
This highly detailed book covers the complete history of the SLK R171 from the SLK200 Kompressor to the SLK55 AMG Black Series. Two other such books cover the R170 and R172. Unique photography, a comprehensive buyer’s guide and detailed explanations of the car’s features and upgrades make this reference book an ideal source of information, especially if you own a R171 or plan to buy one
Mercedes-Benz, SLK R170
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Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 29,110. Language: English. Published: January 5, 2015. Category: Nonfiction » Transportation » Automobiles
This meticulous and fascinating book covers the complete history of the SLK R170 from the 1994 concept car to the Brabus SLK6.5-32. Two other such books cover the R171 and R172. Remarkable photography, a comprehensive buyer’s guide and detailed explanations of the car’s features and upgrades make this reference book an ideal source of information, especially if you own a R170 or plan to buy one
The Mercedes R129 SL
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Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 24,850. Language: English. Published: May 16, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Transportation » Automobiles
The SL R129 was the first really modern Mercedes roadster and its timeless design, combined with old-school Mercedes quality makes it still today a perfect all-weather fun car. This fascinating and highly informative reference book covers the complete history of the SL R129. It comes with superb mostly non-Daimler AG photography, detailed technical specifications and a comprehensive buyer’s guide
The Mercedes R107 SL
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Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 25,730. Language: English. Published: May 12, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Transportation » Automobiles
The SL R107 is the last Mercedes roadster of the chrome-era and appreciated for its reliability and superior craftsmanship. This meticulous and highly informative e-book offers a fascinating overview of its complete history from the 1971 350SL to the 1989 560SL. It comes with remarkable, mostly recent non-Daimler AG photography, detailed technical specifications and a comprehensive buyer's guide
The Mercedes R230 SL
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Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 16,620. Language: English. Published: May 9, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Transportation » Automobiles
This e-book covers the complete history of the SL R230 with all its engine variatons. Backed by detailed information directly sourced from Daimler AG, it describes all changes/upgrades plus the AMG and Special Edition versions. Also major tuners such as Brabus, Carlsson and RENNtech are discussed. Detailed technical information and annual production figures of each model are included
The Mercedes R231 SL
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Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 7,640. Language: English. Published: May 9, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Transportation » Automobiles
This e-book deals with the Mercedes SL R231, launched in early 2012. It covers all engines, the Special Edition and AMG versions and compares the SL with a BMW 650i Cabrio. Some 70 photos of all versions of this SL are included. It is part of a series of e-books by Bernd S. Koehling that cover all Mercedes SL cars from the 1950s till today. The author has over DB 20 e-books/books to his credit
The Mercedes 300S
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Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 14,260. Language: English. Published: November 4, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Transportation » Automobiles
This e-book covers the complete history of the most luxurious car, Daimler-Benz had launched in the 1950s: the W188 Mercedes 300S and Sc. It comes with over 40 unique photos, most of them recent and in color. Backed by detailed information sourced directly from Daimler-AG, it also deals with an ultra-rare car: the 300S Pinin Farina, A view at some of the most influential men behind DB is incl.
The Mercedes W108, W109
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Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 13,560. Language: English. Published: November 4, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Transportation » Automobiles
The W108 and W109 sedans carry a design that chief Daimler-Benz stylist Karl Wilfert wanted to have already for the fintail. This meticulous reference book covers the six-cylinder variations in great detail. It gives a complete overview of their history and comes superbly illustrated with many recent color photos. It explains the cars’ VIN and data card and covers their features and tech. specs
The Mercedes W110 Fintail
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Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 9,390. Language: English. Published: November 4, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Transportation » Automobiles
This e-book deals with the complete history of the 190,200,230 W110 fintail sedans and comes with over 60 unique photos, most of them recent and in color. Backed by detailed information sourced directly from Daimler AG, it covers all upgrades, discusses the Universal and other coach-built station wagons and lets the reader ride in a 190D. Detailed tech. specs and production figures are included
The Mercedes W111 Fintail
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Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 11,000. Language: English. Published: November 4, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Transportation » Automobiles
This revised edition deals with the complete history of the Mercedes-Benz 220, 220S, SE and 230S and comes with over 60 unique photos, many of them recent and in color. Backed by detailed information sourced directly from Daimler AG, it covers all upgrades and the racing history and coach-built versions. Complete technical specifications and annual production figures for each model are included
The Mercedes 300SL
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Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 17,230. Language: English. Published: November 3, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Transportation » Automobiles
This updated book deals with the complete history of the iconic 300SL and comes with over 70 unique pictures, most of them recent and in color. The book describes the development of coupe and roadster and offers insights into the very first roadster that has survived in private hands till today. Complete tech. specs., annual production figures an a ride in the Gullwing are included.
The Mercedes 190SL
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Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 12,290. Language: English. Published: November 3, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Transportation » Automobiles
This revised edition covers the complete history of the 190SL and comes with over 60 unique photos, many of them recent and in color. It discusses updates and offers insights into the development of a more powerful engine. It talks in detail about the exciting Macao race and the flamboyant US importer Max Hoffman. Complete tech. specs,, prod. figures and a drive in a turbo-charged SL are included
The Mercedes 220
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Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 6,760. Language: English. Published: November 3, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Transportation » Automobiles
This updated edition covers the complete history of the Mercedes 220 W187 and comes with over 50 unique photos, most of them recent and in color. Backed by detailed information from Daimler AG, it deals with the sedan, coupe, cabriolet and coach-built variations with their respective upgrades. Complete technical specifications, annual production figures and a ride in a 220 are included.
The Mercedes 219, 220 Ponton
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Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 12,180. Language: English. Published: November 3, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Transportation » Automobiles
This revised edition covers the complete history of the 219 and 220 executive ponton series incl. the cabrios and coupes. It comes with over 60 unique photos, most of them recent and in color, and deals with all engine variations. It discusses the updates, gives insights into the rally history and lets the reader enjoy the ownership of a 220S today. Techn. specs and prod. history are included.
The Mercedes 180, 190 Ponton
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Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 10,010. Language: English. Published: November 3, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Transportation » Automotive / Antique & Classic
This revised book covers the complete history of the 180, 190 W120, W121 ponton sedan and comes with over 60 unique photos, many of them recent and in color, It descibes all engine variations, the cars' upgrades and deals with the interesting South African "Bakkie" and a 190D in the 1959 cross-Africa rally. Complete technical specifications and production figures and a drive in a 180D are included
The Mercedes 300 Adenauer
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Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 11,280. Language: English. Published: November 3, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Antiques & Collectibles » Transportation
This e-book covers the complete history of the W186 and W189 300 Adenauer. It comes with over 60 unique photos, most of them recent and in color. Backed by detailed information sourced directly from Daimler-Benz, it deals with all engine variations, the updates, changes and coach-built versions. Complete techn. specs, prod. figures and a theoretical drive with K. Adenauer in his 300 is included
The Mercedes Pagoda SL
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Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 12,100. Language: English. Published: November 3, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Transportation » Automobiles
This revised edition covers the complete history of the Mercedes W 113 Pagoda SL and comes with over 60 unique photos, most of them recent and in color. It discusses all upgrades and shows a 1960s 230SL owner survey. It deals with the short racing history and covers coachbuilders such as Frua, Pininfarina and Schaller of Switzerland. Complete tech. specs and annual prod. figures are included
The Mercedes 170S
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Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 8,100. Language: English. Published: November 3, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Transportation » Automobiles
This revised edition deals with the complete history of the 170S W136 and comes with over 60 unique photos, most of them recent and in color. Backed by detailed information sourced directly from Daimler AG, the book covers the sedan, the cabriolets and the station wagon variations with all their upgrades. Detailed tech. specs, prod. figures and a drive in a 170S Cabrio are included
The Mercedes W108, W109 V8
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Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 16,100. Language: English. Published: October 19, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Transportation » Automobiles
After the success of the 300SEL 6.3, it was only natural that Daimler-Benz introduced a smaller V8 in the W108 and W109 sedans. This meticulous and highly interesting reference book covers all V8 models in great detail. It gives a complete overview of their history and comes superbly illustrated with many recent color photos. It explains the cars’ VIN and data card and covers their techn. specs

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