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

Where to find Bernd S. Koehling online


Where to buy in print


Books

The Mercedes W112 Fintail
Price: $9.95 USD. Words: 23,510. Language: English. Published: December 2, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Transportation » Automotive / Buyer’s Guides, Nonfiction » Transportation » Automotive / History
The innovative 300SE W112 was the most technically advanced sedan at its launch in 1961. Yet it disappointed its makers in terms of sales. The two-door models, introduced in 1962, did not sell much better. This e-book tells the W112's full story. It comes with a comprehensive buyer’s guide, many new photos, a look at its recent price development and explains chassis number and data card in detail.
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
The Mercedes-Benz, SLK R171
Price: $9.95 USD. Words: 38,390. Language: English. Published: January 5, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Transportation » Automotive / Buyer’s Guides, Nonfiction » Transportation » Automotive / History
The SLK R171 was a step up from the successful R170 with its newer and beefier power plants. 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. Updated in March 2017, this 220-page guide comes with a comprehensive buyer's guide, great non-MB photography plus detailed VIN/FIN and data card explanations.
Mercedes-Benz, SLK R170
Price: $9.95 USD. Words: 33,860. Language: English. Published: January 5, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Transportation » Automotive / Buyer’s Guides, Nonfiction » Transportation » Automotive / History
The SLK R170 was Mercedes' entry ticket into the compact, more affordable roadster market. Updated in Feb. 2017, this 200-page guide tells its complete story. It comes with some 160 recent non-Daimler AG photos, offers a comprehensive buyer's guide and explains in great detail the VIN and data card, It looks at possible problems with the top, discusses all engines and much much more
The Mercedes R129 SL
Price: $9.95 USD. Words: 31,690. 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. Naturally the V8 is the most popular version, but why not also consider the cheaper six-cylinder. A special case is the V12. To buy one that is less than perfect is a guarantee to ruin you. Updated in February 2018, this book with comprehensive buyer's guide tells the R129's complete story. It also explains its VIN and data card in great detail
The Mercedes R107/C107
Price: $9.95 USD. Words: 38,320. Language: English. Published: May 12, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Transportation » Automotive / Buyer’s Guides, Nonfiction » Transportation » Automotive / History
The 560SL is the R107 everybody seems to want. But the R107 is more than that. An early 450SL or manual 350SL can be as much fun. The same is true for the SLC. If you have an interest in the SL/SLC, this book tells their story. With over 220 pages and more than 150 mostly recent color photos, it comes with a comprehensive buyer’s guide, looks at price developments up to Feb. 2018 and much more
The Mercedes R230 SL
Price: $9.95 USD. Words: 40,780. 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. Updated in March 2017, this book comes with a COMPREHENSIVE BUYER'S GUIDE, explains VIN and DATA CARD in detail and looks at potential problems with the vario-roof
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 600
Price: $9.95 USD. Words: 19,900. Language: English. Published: May 4, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Transportation » Automotive / Antique & Classic, Nonfiction » Transportation » Automobiles
Developed with costs being no object, the 600 was a majestic, technically highly advanced limousine. It was above anything that had been introduced so far and for many years, it would set the automotive standards. If you are interested to read more about this fascinating car, this e-book tells its story. Fully updated in Dec. 2016, it explains chassis number/data card and looks at recent prices
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 W108, W109 Six-Cylinder
Price: $9.95 USD. Words: 25,470. Language: English. Published: November 4, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Transportation » Automotive / Buyer’s Guides, Nonfiction » Transportation » Automotive / Antique & Classic
The 6-cyl. Mercedes-Benz W108 series was a welcome change from the fintails. It was a move away from the previous philosophy that one design caters in variations to the needs of people from the taxi driver to the CEO. Updated in April 2018, this 180-page book offers a comprehensive buyer's guide, explains chassis number and data card in detail and comes with over 150 recent non-MB color photos
The Mercedes W111/W112 Coupes and Cabriolets
Price: $9.95 USD. Words: 28,180. Language: English. Published: November 4, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Transportation » Automotive / Buyer’s Guides, Nonfiction » Transportation » Automotive / Antique & Classic
The two-door W111/112 models belong for many Mercedes fans to the most beautiful cars created by Daimler-Benz after WWII and this 200-page book tells their full story. Updated March 2018, it comes with a comprehensive buyer’s guide and over 160 mostly recent non-Daimler AG color photos. Chassis number and data card are explained in detail plus price developments until Feb. 2018 discussed.
The Mercedes W110 Fintail
Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 19,100. Language: English. Published: November 4, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Transportation » Automotive / Buyer’s Guides, Nonfiction » Transportation » Automotive / Antique & Classic
The 190 W110 was in 1961 the smallest model, Mercedes had on offer. Its diesel version continued the ponton story of legendary reliability. Updated in December 2016, this 150-page reference book with COMPREHENSIVE BUYER'S GUIDE and over 130 mostly recent non-Daimler AG color photos will help you to get to know these nice cars better. It also explains chassis-number and data card in great detail
The Mercedes W111 Fintail
Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 22,010. Language: English. Published: November 4, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Transportation » Automotive / Buyer’s Guides, Nonfiction » Transportation » Automotive / History
The six-cylinder W111 sedan followed in 1959 the successful ponton Mercedes and was the first development with a keen eye on safety. It was also the first Mercedes that was specifically designed with the export business in mind. This revised book comes with a comprehensive buyer's guide and superb recent color photography. It explains in detail chassis number, data card and looks at recent prices
The Mercedes 300SL
Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 26,480. Language: English. Published: November 3, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Transportation » Automotive / History, Nonfiction » Transportation » Automotive / Antique & Classic
The 300SL is a true automotive icon, for some the coupe more than the roadster. This e-book covers the car's history, lets the reader experience a special pre-production roadster and comes like all other books by the author superbly illustrated with many recent color photos. It explains in detail the chassis number and data card and ends with two men, who used the Gullwing as daily driver
The Mercedes 190SL
Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 19,170. Language: English. Published: November 3, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Transportation » Automotive / Buyer’s Guides, Nonfiction » Transportation » Automotive / Antique & Classic
As the 300SL has reached price levels that are out of reach for the large majority of SL aficionados, many opt for the next best thing, which is in case of the SL the 190SL. This has the consequence that also prices for the small sibling have risen beyond one's belief. This revised ebook will help you with its buyer's guide to find the right one. It also explains the data card and chassis number
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 300 and 300S Series
Price: $9.95 USD. Words: 25,650. Language: English. Published: November 3, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Antiques & Collectibles » Transportation, Nonfiction » Transportation » Automotive / History
Both the 300 Adenauer and 300S surprised everyone, when launched in 1951. Nobody had expected Daimler-Benz to launch two brand new luxury cars just six years after WWII. This 220-page book, updated in April 2018, tells these cars’ story and comes with superb recent non-Daimler AG color photography; this includes pictures of the suspension.
The Mercedes Pagoda SL
Price: $9.95 USD. Words: 27,150. Language: English. Published: November 3, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Transportation » Automotive / Buyer’s Guides, Nonfiction » Transportation » Automotive / Antique & Classic
The W113 is for many the ultimate SL. Its looks, comfort and reliability make it today an unbeatable proposition. Updated in April 2018, this 220-page guide walks you through the car’s development and history, explains chassis number and data card and comes with a comprehensive buyer’s guide. Superb recent non-Daimler AG color photos highlight many features of the SL W113, suspension included
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.
The Mercedes W108, W109 V8 With Buyer's Guide, Chassis Number And Data Card Explanation
Price: $9.95 USD. Words: 31,070. Language: English. Published: October 19, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Transportation » Automotive / History, Nonfiction » Transportation » Automotive / Buyer’s Guides
The Mercedes-Benz W109 300SEL 6.3 was for Daimler-Benz an important milestone. It was a mixture of two cars that did not sell too well: the 600 and 300SEL. Updated in April 2018, this 220-page book tells the complete story of the 6.3, 3.5 and 4.5 L versions. It comes with a buyer's guide and superb recent non-Daimler AG color photography; this includes pictures of the suspension.

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