Mercedes S-Class: I Am Your Father

Mercedes-Benz Nürburg 460

Carl Benz and Gottlieb Daimler merged their two companies in 1926, and thus formed Daimler-Benz AG. And as a little high-five to itself, built the first Mercedes production car with an eight-cylinder engine in 1928: the Nürburg (W 08), above. It remained on sale through to 1939, when, erm, something else quite seismic began in mainland Europe that sort of took up people's attention...