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  • Stuttgart, Jul 13, 2006 - Develop a powerful tractor for as many applications as possible, one easy to operate by a single person and based on the proven concept of the Unimog: that was the idea pursued since 1967 by Gustav Krettenauer, agricultural engineer at the Daimler-Benz Gaggenau plant, and his team. High tractive power at low speed: that was now the most important thing in large-scale farming.
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  • Fellbach, Jun 26, 2006 - Good news for all owners of Mercedes-Benz classics from the 1950s and early 1960s: as of now, the Mercedes-Benz Classic is offering new brake boosters – type ATE T50 and T50/12 – for historical Mercedes-Benz cars.
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  • Stuttgart, Jun 21, 2006 - <b>July 20, 1981</b> In July 1981, the Mercedes-Benz S-Class from the W 126 series was launched with new optional equipment when the airbag and the belt tensioner – as many as two passive safety innovations at one time – became world firsts in the top-of-the-range models of the Stuttgart-based manufacturer.
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  • Stuttgart, Feb 4, 2006 - <b>March 5 - 15, 1981</b> In 1981 the W 126 series Mercedes-Benz S-Class attracted a great deal of attention at the Geneva Motor Show: the airbag and belt tensioner – two passive safety innovations – were celebrating their world premiere in the flagship Mercedes model.
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  • Stuttgart, Jan 9, 2006 - <b>Febraury 15 - March 1, 1936</b> Two compact Mercedes-Benz models – the 170 V and 170 H – were introduced at the International Automobile and Motorcycle Show in February 1936.
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  • Stuttgart, Jan 9, 2006 - <b> February 15 - March 1, 1936</b> The diesel revolution began in February 1936 when the Mercedes-Benz 260 D (W 138 series) – the world’s first production car with diesel engine – was displayed at the International Automobile and Motorcycle Shown in Berlin.
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  • Stuttgart, Dec 30, 2005 - <b> January 29, 1886</b> The automobile celebrates its 120th birthday on January 29. On this date in 1886 Karl Benz applied for a patent for his motorized vehicle.
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  • Stuttgart, Dec 26, 2005 - <b>January, 26, 1981</b> What is matter-of-course standard equipment on commercial vehicles from Mercedes-Benz today was a big step towards greater traffic safety in 1981: the first anti-lock braking system (ABS) for commercial vehicles.
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  • Stuttgart, Dec 21, 2005 - Although he took enormous pride and pleasure in all his many victories and championship wins, what meant more to him was the sporting contest against the clock or the physical challenges posed by individual race circuits.
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  • Stuttgart, Dec 12, 2005 - <b> January 23, 1951</b> The safety cell for passenger cars was an epoch-making invention – for which Daimler-Benz filed a patent application on January 23, 1951.
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  • Stuttgart, Dec 5, 2005 - <b> January 1, 1976<b> Wearing safety belts became compulsory in Germany on January 1, 1976 – on the front seats of passenger cars, to be precise, that is for driver and front passenger.
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  • Stuttgart, Nov 11, 2005 - <b>December 12, 1970</b> In December 1970, Daimler-Benz introduced a technical innovation of groundbreaking significance to the international public: the first-generation anti-lock braking system.
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  • Stuttgart/Copenhagen, Oct 1, 2005 - <b>November 1935</b> In November 1935, Daimler-Benz AG began producing Mercedes-Benz passenger cars abroad – at Messrs. Bohnstedt-Petersen in Copenhagen, Denmark.
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  • Stuttgart, Aug 15, 2005 - <b>August 16, 1965</b> The W 108 established itself as successor to the six-cylinder tailfin models, and as Mercedes-Benz’s first true premium segment model series it was seen from the outset as a model family ripe for development.
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  • Stuttgart, May 22, 2005 - <b>June 24, 1995</b> In the W 210 E-Class models the future-oriented new face, incorporating four elliptical headlamps, entered series production in June 1995.
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  • Stuttgart, Apr 18, 2005 - <b>May 18, 1965</b> One for all – probably the aptest description of the Mercedes-Benz O 302. Urban regular-service bus, country bus, touring coach – this bus with the three-pointed star was a jack of all trades.
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  • Stuttgart, Apr 15, 2005 - <b>May 15, 1975</b> Daimler-Benz presented the Mercedes-Benz 450 SEL 6.9 in May 1975, one-and-a-half years later than planned. The public was instantly intrigued by the car.
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  • Stuttgart, Apr 4, 2005 - In time for the summer of 1955, production of the four-cylinder-engined 190 SL sports car was begun at the Sindelfingen plant. Designed as a sporty, elegant two-seater for touring, the car, internally designated W 121, rapidly acquired great popularity, also and especially among the ladies.
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  • Stuttgart, Feb 7, 2005 - <b>March 9-19, 1995</b> Four cars rolled into one – variability was very much to the fore when Mercedes-Benz developed the concept of the Vario Research Car (VRC) which celebrated its much-acclaimed premiere at the Geneva Motor Show (March 9 – 19, 1995).
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  • Stuttgart/Madrid, Feb 1, 2005 - The G4 owned by the Spanish royal family is one of just a few surviving units of this three-axle offroader – just three of the total of 57 units built in the 1930s are still being considered absolutely authentic.
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  • Stuttgart, Sep 11, 2004 - The compact wedge in bright orange, a shade internally called “weissherbst”, expressed power, elegance and speed. C 111 was the designation of the futuristic study displayed by Mercedes-Benz in September 1969 at the Frankfurt International Motor Show (IAA). The car broke new ground in terms of both engineering and design.
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