The Italian automotive designer Bruno Sacco is one of the most prolific individuals to have ever sat on Mercedes Benz\'s drawing table. His contributions as a top authority to the German automotive marque spanned for more than 25 years, making Mercedes Benz parts and Mercedes Benz accessories from his era distinctly recognizable and loved by enthusiasts and owners alike. He maintained a design philosophy that made sure the cars and other Mercedes Benz parts would always be distinguished no matter what era they were built. Bruno Sacco has done a great favor to preserve Gottlieb Daimler and Karl Benz\'s contribution to the rich automotive history. This comes from significantly long years of involvement in the marque that spanned from 1958 all the way to 1999. As a tribute to Bruno Sacco\'s legacy with Mercedes Benz, we present to you some timeless designs that proved Mercedes parts are up for the task.
Mercedes Benz W 113 230 SL
Prior to his rise as the Mercedes Benz chief designer, Bruno Sacco was involved with the designing of the Mercedes Benz W 113 230 SL roadster. It was the marque\'s latest project that time, and it was inspired by the older Mercedes Benz 190 SL and 300 SL models. During this time, Bruno worked with his mentor and predecessor Friedrich Geiger. The model debuted in March 1963 featuring a 2306 cc inline six engine capable of 150 horsepower and 159 ft/lb of torque, independent front and rear suspension, and a choice of four-speed manual or four-speed automatic transmission. It was able to sprint from 0 to 60 mph in approximately 11 seconds and could gain the top speed of 123 mph. The Pagoda, as people would refer it to, had one of the sturdiest body during its time. Throughout its eight-year production run, it would benefit from a few upgrades using Mercedes accessories. To this day, the Pagoda remains to be a very collectible car and its value continues to rise up in the market.
Mercedes Benz R107 SL
Being the Pagoda\'s successor, the Mercedes Benz R107 SL continued carrying the banner for the marque in the roadster category. Its production span lasted for 18 years outlasting the W 113 and making it the second longest running model in Mercedes Benz history so far. During its run, the model received a variety of power plants. This included the 3.5-liter M 116 with 200 horses, the M 117 that had 190 horses, and the 2.8-liter M 110 engine with 185 horses. As the years progressed, the car continued undergoing facelifts, engine modifications, and other technological developments. By the time Mercedes Benz pulled the plug on its production, a total of 237,287 open-top two-seaters came out of the marque\'s production plant.
Mercedes Benz W201
By 1982, Bruno Sacco started a whole new trend in the German marque by designing the Mercedes Benz W201. The marque engineered the car to be a compact sedan capable of performance and efficiency. Also known as the Baby Benz, recognizable trims include the 190 E 2.5-15 Evolution and 190 E 2.5-16 Cosworth. These performers fired up the BMW rivalry and continue to boost the demand for Mercedes pars online.