Bernd S. Koehling

Biography

With over 25 books and e-books written about Mercedes-Benz cars, Bernd S. Koehling has proven to be an authority on the brand. Those books cover cars from the 1947 170V to the 2012 SL R231.

Bernd has been involved in the Mercedes scene since the early 1970s, when he restored his first 170 Cabrio B. Since then he has not only owned many classic Mercedes including a 220S, 300d Adenauer, 200D, 250SE, 280SE coupe 3.5, 300SEL, 350SL, 280E, 450SE, SLK230, he has also gained a wealth of knowledge and experience, which he shares with his readers in his books. Bernd has always considered Mercedes one of his favorite car manufacturers and has driven almost all Mercedes models built since the 1950s. His other weakness revolves around British cars, here especially Jaguar and Alvis.

If you would like to know more about Bernd's books or want to read his blog with selected Mercedes stories, why don't you visit his website: benz-books.com

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Books

Mercedes-Benz, SLK R172
Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 32,070. Language: English. Published: January 5, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Transportation » Automotive / Buyer’s Guides, Nonfiction » Transportation » Automotive / History
The SLK R172 is the first small Mercedes roadster that somehow resembles its larger brother, the SL. This has the advantage that one gets for substantially less money a car that looks almost like the "big brother". It continues with the markedly improved interior. This e-book comes with a comprehensive buyer's guide, explains in detail the VIN/FIN and data card and covers the cars' technical specs
Mercedes-Benz, SLK R171
Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 36,070. Language: English. Published: January 5, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Transportation » Automotive / Buyer’s Guides, Nonfiction » Transportation » Automotive / History
If you don't like the SLK R170 because of its four-cylinder engines, the R171 with its beefier power plants will appeal to you. It is not only slightly longer and wider, also its interior is more up market and with the SLK55 AMG it offered the first V8 in its class. This revised e-book comes with a comprehensive buyer's guide plus detailed VIN/FIN and data card explanations.
Mercedes-Benz, SLK R170
Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 31,640. Language: English. Published: January 5, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Transportation » Automotive / Buyer’s Guides, Nonfiction » Transportation » Automotive / History
If you plan to buy a small roadster and have considered the SLK R170, you will find that prices for these nice cars can vary greatly. Which one to buy, the four-cylinder or the more powerful V6. This e-book, updated in Oct. 2015, does not only explain in great detail the VIN and data card codes, it also comes with a comprehensive buyer's guide and discusses the cars' engine varieties
The Mercedes R129 SL
Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 29,350. Language: English. Published: May 16, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Transportation » Automotive / Buyer’s Guides, Nonfiction » Transportation » Automotive / History
The SL R129 has started to become a collectable and good examples sell already for some time at a premium. Naturally the V8 is the most popular version, but why not also consider the more reasonably priced six-cylinder. A special case is the V12. To buy one that is less than perfect is a guarantee to ruin you. This updated book with buyer's guide can help you to find the right one
The Mercedes R107/C107
Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 35,410. Language: English. Published: May 12, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Transportation » Automotive / Buyer’s Guides, Nonfiction » Transportation » Automotive / History
Extensively revised in summer 2015 and written by an accomplished Mercedes expert, this e-book is the definite guide to everything SL R/C107. A comprehensive buyer's guide can help the would-be R/C107 owner to search for the right model and the detailed explanation of VIN/FIN and data card will assist to look at the car's original equipment. A bonus chapter covers the ultra-rare 500SL Rally
The Mercedes R230 SL
Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 38,760. Language: English. Published: May 9, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Transportation » Automotive / Buyer’s Guides, Nonfiction » Transportation » Automotive / History
If you search for a car that can hold its own, when parked next to a Porsche 911 Cabrio, don't look any further. Because the SL R230 is regarded by many as the best looking SL that has left Stuttgart after the famous SL Gullwing. This e-book can help you finding the right one. Fully revised in October 2015, it comes with a COMPREHENSIVE BUYER'S GUIDE and explains the VIN and DATA CARD in detail
The Mercedes R231 SL
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 9,200. Language: English. Published: May 9, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Transportation » Automobiles, Nonfiction » Transportation » Automotive / History
The SL R231, launched in early 2012, is the newest edition to a sports car tradition that started in the mid-1950s. Occasionally called the luxury, not anymore the light sports car, this newest entry makes one forget about some sporting deficiencies that haunted a few predecessors. This e-book covers all engine variations, the AMG versions, the Special Editions and compares it with a BMW 650i
The Mercedes 170V
Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 14,360. Language: English. Published: November 4, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Transportation » Automotive / History
The 170V W136, launched in 1947, was the desperate attempt by Daimler-Benz to step out of the ruins of WWII. Based on a 1936 design, it earned the company sufficient funds to build cars such as the 300 Adenauer or 300SL. Fully revised in March 2016, this book covers the car’s history, explains chassis number and data card and looks at a downsized version of it in connection with Auto-Union
The Mercedes 300S, Sc
Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 18,820. Language: English. Published: November 4, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Transportation » Automotive / History, Nonfiction » Transportation » Automotive / Antique & Classic
The 300S W188 was considered the true successor of the monumental pre-war 500 and 540K cars. It was the third major new introduction by Daimler-Benz within 1951. This e-book was revised in March 2016 and covers also the very interesting coach-built versions in detail. It comes with great recent color photography and explains the cars' chassis number and data card in detail
The Mercedes 220
Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 12,220. Language: English. Published: November 3, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Transportation » Automobiles, Nonfiction » Transportation » Automotive / Antique & Classic
The 220 W187, launched in 1951, was the first six-cylinder executive Mercedes, introduced after WWII and offered with its cabriolet and coupe versions stunningly beautiful cars. This guide was revised in March 2016 and comes with superb recent color photography. The car’s chassis number and data card are explained in great detail and also the exterior and interior color options covered.
The Mercedes 219, 220 Ponton
Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 19,270. Language: English. Published: November 3, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Transportation » Automobiles, Nonfiction » Transportation » Automotive / Antique & Classic
The six-cylinder ponton series, launched in 1954, continued the success story of the 180. Fully revised in early 2016, this e-book covers with superb recent color photography the complete history of the 219 and 220 ponton series with its two-door derivations. It explains the chassis number and data card in great detail and a comprehensive buyer’s guide can help to select the right ponton model.
The Mercedes 180, 190 Ponton
Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 18,370. Language: English. Published: November 3, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Transportation » Automotive / Antique & Classic, Nonfiction » Antiques & Collectibles » General
The 180 W120 ponton was launched in 1953 and became the first mass-produced Mercedes. Revised in early 2016, this e-book covers the complete history of the 180 and 190 models. Chassis number and data card are explained in detail and a buyer’s guide can serve as reference for any would-be ponton owner. A ride in an old 180D and the story of the South-African "bakkie" are further highlights
The Mercedes Adenauer
Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 15,400. Language: English. Published: November 3, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Antiques & Collectibles » Transportation, Nonfiction » Transportation » Automotive / History
The 300 Adenauer W186 surprised everyone, when launched in 1951. Nobody had expected Daimler-Benz to launch a brand new luxury car just six years after WWII. This guide was revised in March 2016 and covers all 300 variations including the coach-built versions in definite detail. It explains the chassis numbers and data card and comes with superb recent color photography
The Mercedes 170S
Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 13,760. Language: English. Published: November 3, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Transportation » Automobiles, Nonfiction » Antiques & Collectibles » General
The 170S W136, launched in 1949, was the first real Mercedes executive car after WWII. This guide, which was fully revised in March 2016, covers the car’s complete history with all its versions. It explains in detail the chassis number and data card and looks at a rather unique coach-built Hebmüller coupe. Like all books by the author it comes superbly illustrated with many recent color photos.

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