Bernd S. Koehling

Biography

Bernd S. Koehling grew up in the 1950s and 1960s in Northern Germany. His interest in anything automotive started early on visits to the Nürburgring with his father. He grew up with Mercedes cars in his family and his uncle, who had a small collection of pre-war cars, introduced him at the end of the sixties to vintage cars. From the mid seventies he started collecting vintage cars himself. Naturally his first such car was a Mercedes, a rather neglected prewar 170V Cabriolet B. Later additions were from a 200D fintail, 250SE, 300d, 280SE 3.5 Coupe and a 350SL.

Mercedes cars became a passion he has kept and further developed throughout the years.

His other interest is in British cars, here especially Alvis and Jaguar. He had collected an Alvis TC 21/100 Grey Lady Tickford DHC and various Jaguar models. Among them a 420G and a more modern XJ 40 Vanden Plas.

Up to now Bernd has published more than 20 books and ebooks about Mercedes-Benz cars.

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Books

The Mercedes R129 SL
By Bernd S. Koehling
Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 12,240. Language: English. Published: May 16, 2012. Category: Nonfiction
This new ebook deals with the SL R129, produced from 1989 to 2001. The book has some 130 unique pictures. The author has over 20 Mercedes ebooks and books to his credit. This guide covers all engines, AMG, all Special Edition models and most of the important tuners such as Brabus, Renntech, Carlsson etc. It also includes a testdrive with a SL600 7.4 Renntech
The Mercedes R107 SL
By Bernd S. Koehling
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 13,730. Language: English. Published: May 12, 2012. Category: Nonfiction
This is the second, revised edition that covers the SL R107, produced from 1971 to 1989. Published in Feb. 2014 the book offers updated technical info and comes with over 90 unique photos, most of them in color. The author has over 20 Mercedes e-books and books to his credit. One can read about the car's development, all engines, the 1980 and 1985 upgrades and the forgotten 500SL Rally.
The Mercedes R230 SL
By Bernd S. Koehling
Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 16,530. Language: English. Published: May 9, 2012. Category: Nonfiction
This e-book deals with the SL R230, produced from 2001 to 2011. It offers some 170 unique pictures. The author has over 20 Mercedes ebooks and books to his credit. This guide covers - the R230 with all engine choices, - all AMG models incl. the Black Series, - the upgrades during the 2006 and 2008 facelifts, - the Special Edition models and - tuners such as Brabus, Carlsson, Renntech etc.
The Mercedes R231 SL
By Bernd S. Koehling
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 7,640. Language: English. Published: May 9, 2012. Category: Nonfiction
This new e-book covers the brand new SL R231, launched in 2012. Some 70 pictures of all versions are included in this e-book. The author has over 20 Mercedes ebooks and books to his credit. The guide deals with the development, the aluminum-body, the new interior and Comand system, the revised engines, both AMG versions and the Edition 1. It also compares the SL with the BMW 650i Cabrio
The Mercedes 300SE and 600
By Bernd S. Koehling
Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 17,200. Language: English. Published: May 4, 2012. Category: Nonfiction
This 2nd, revised edition was published in Dec. 2013. It covers the history of the 300SE W112 and the 600 W100 with over 110 unique photos, most of them in color. It offers also the 300SE racing history, a comparison between a 300SE and a Jaguar Mk10, the 600 coachbuilt versions and how it was to drive a 600 Pullman as chauffeur. The author has over 20 Mercedes-Benz e-books and books to his credit
The Mercedes 170V
By Bernd S. Koehling
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 8,770. Language: English. Published: November 4, 2011. Category: Nonfiction
This 2nd, revised edition of this e-book was published in Dec. 2013, it has over 60 unique, non Daimler-Benz photos, many of them in color. It covers the history of the 170V after WWII, plus the diesel, the OTP and coach-built versions. It also deals with the compact 170 and the Auto Union/Audi connection. The author has over 20 Mercedes e-books and books to his credit.
The Mercedes 300S
By Bernd S. Koehling
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 14,230. Language: English. Published: November 4, 2011. Category: Nonfiction
This 2nd, revised edition covers the history of the luxurious 300S/Sc, its coach-built version and how it is to drive it today. It also deals with four of the most influential men of the 1950s and 1960s within Daimler-Benz. The book has some 90 unique photos, most of them are of non Daimler-Benz origin. The author has over 20 Mercedes e-books and books to his credit.
The Mercedes W108, W109
By Bernd S. Koehling
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 11,630. Language: English. Published: November 4, 2011. Category: Nonfiction
This is the second, revised edition of the e-book about the history of the Mercedes W108, 109 six-cylinder sedans. It was published in Dec. 2013. The book has over 60 unique photoss, most of them in color. The author has over 20 Mercedes-Benz e-books and books to his credit. This guide covers the design, development and engines of the 250,280 and 300 series. It also deals with the coachbuilders.
The Mercedes W111/W112 coupes and cabriolets
By Bernd S. Koehling
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 11,490. Language: English. Published: November 4, 2011. Category: Nonfiction
This is the 2nd, thoroughly revised edition, published in Dec. 2013. It covers the W111/112 coupe and cabriolet series, built from 1961 to 1971. The e-book deals with their design, engines and history. Over 70 unique, non Daimler-Benz color photos, most of them never published in a book before, highlight the cars. The author has over 20 Mercedes e-books and books to his credit.
The Mercedes W110 Fintail
By Bernd S. Koehling
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 9,290. Language: English. Published: November 4, 2011. Category: Nonfiction
This 2nd, revised edition was published in January 2014. It covers the history of the four-cylinder fintail W110 sedan. It offers over 60 unique photos, most of them in color. This guide covers the development, technical aspects, safety features, its diesel derivations and the 230 model. It also deals with coachbuilders like IMA or Binz and how it was to experience a 190D.
The Mercedes W111 Fintail
By Bernd S. Koehling
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 10,890. Language: English. Published: November 4, 2011. Category: Nonfiction
This 2nd, completely revised edition covers the history of the fintail W111 sedan. It offers over 60 unique photos, most of them in color. They have never been published in a book before. It deals with the development, technical aspects, safety features, racing history, coachbuilders and how it was to experience a 220S. The authour has over 20 Mercedes e-books and books to his credit
The Mercedes 300SL
By Bernd S. Koehling
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 16,850. Language: English. Published: November 3, 2011. Category: Nonfiction
This is the 2nd and revised edition. It covers the history of 300SL coupe and roadster. Published in Dec. 2013, it has over 70 unique photos, many of them in color. The author has over 20 Mercedes ebooks and books to his credit. It deals with the development of both cars, their interesting racing history, the first roadster, which has survived in private hands and of two 1950s owners
The Mercedes 190SL
By Bernd S. Koehling
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 12,240. Language: English. Published: November 3, 2011. Category: Nonfiction
This 2nd and revised edition, published in Jan. 2014, covers the 190SL and Max Hoffman. It has over 60 unique photos, many of them in color. One can read about the development and launch of the 190SL, the need for and testing of a bigger engine, the racing history and a comparison with a turbo-charged 190SL at the end of the 1950s. The author has over 20 Mercedes ebooks and books to his credit.
The Mercedes 220
By Bernd S. Koehling
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 6,520. Language: English. Published: November 3, 2011. Category: Nonfiction
This 2nd, revised edition, published in January 2014, is all about the 220 W187. It has over 50 unique photos, many of them in color. One can read about the history of the 220 sedan, the cabriolets A and B, the coupe, OTP and coachbuilt cars. It also talks about the experience of driving a 220 today. The author has over 20 Mercedes ebooks and books to his credit
The Mercedes 219, 220 Ponton
By Bernd S. Koehling
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 12,080. Language: English. Published: November 3, 2011. Category: Nonfiction
This is the 2nd, revised edition about the six-cylinder ponton sedan. It has over 60 unique photos, many of them in color. One can read about the history of the 220a, the 219 and 220S/SE, the "Hydrak" transmission and the cabriolet and coupe. It talks about the individual sales performance and about driving a 220S today. The author has over 20 Mercedes e-books and books to his credit
The Mercedes 180, 190 Ponton
By Bernd S. Koehling
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 9,860. Language: English. Published: November 3, 2011. Category: Nonfiction
This 2nd, revised edition, published in Jan. 2014, is all about the four-cylinder 180, 190 ponton sedan. It has some 70 unique photos, many of them in color. It offers more techn. info and covers next to the 180, 190 the coachbuilders, pick-ups like the South African "Bakkie", the racing history and how it is to drive a 180D today. The author has over 20 Mercedes ebooks and books to his credit.
The Mercedes 300 Adenauer
By Bernd S. Koehling
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 10,960. Language: English. Published: November 3, 2011. Category: Nonfiction
This third, revised edition of this e-book covers the 300 Adenauer, built from 1951 till 1962. Published in Dec. 2013 it has some 60 unique photos, most of them in color. The author has over 20 Mercedes ebooks and books to his credit. This guide covers the history of all four 300 versions, the coach-built cars from Pininfarina, Binz, Ghia and how Adenauer used his Mercedes 300
The Mercedes Pagoda SL
By Bernd S. Koehling
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 12,030. Language: English. Published: November 3, 2011. Category: Nonfiction
This is the 2nd and revised edition of the e-book that deals with the Mercedes W113 Pagoda SL. The book was published in Dec. 2013 with more technical info added. It has over 60 unique photos, most of them in color. The author has over 20 Mercedes e-books and books to his credit. The book deals with all 3 versions, the racing history, coachbuilders and how the car was viewed by its owner
The Mercedes 170S
By Bernd S. Koehling
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 8,010. Language: English. Published: November 3, 2011. Category: Nonfiction
This 2nd, revised edition was published in January 2014. It covers the 170S W136 with its sedan and cabriolet variations. It has over 60 unique photos, most of them in color. In this book one can read about the history of the 170S and the cabriolet and diesel versions. The book also talks about the coachbuilders, the sales performance and how it is to experience a 170S today
The Mercedes W108, W109 V8
By Bernd S. Koehling
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 12,250. Language: English. Published: October 19, 2011. Category: Nonfiction
This is the 2nd, revised edition about the Mercedes W108,W109 with V8 engine. Published in Dec. 2013 it has some 70 unique photos, most of them in color. The author has over 20 Mercedes e-books and books to his credit. One can read about the birth of the 6.3, the developments of all 3 V8 engines and the detailed racing history. The coach-built part deals with the Crayford and Pininfarina cars

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