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  • Stuttgart, Jul 30, 2009 - Safety is a leitmotif in the history of Mercedes-Benz. The numerous technical innovations with which the brand repeatedly has set standards in active and passive safety since the invention of the automobile in 1886 testify to this. With that, Daimler AG simultaneously assumes a higher responsibility because it views safety as a comprehensive system that helps everyone.
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  • Stuttgart, Jul 15, 2009 - In 1986 the automobile celebrated its centenary – to mark the occasion American journalist Beverly Rae Kimes and art director Harris Lewine brought out their book The Star and the Laurel. It has been regarded as the standard work on the history of Daimler-Benz AG, charting the course of events right up to the centenary in 1986.
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  • Stuttgart, Jul 15, 2009 - The diesel engine draws much of its appeal from the history of the Mercedes-Benz brand. It “learned to walk” in the motor vehicle at Benz & Cie. – at the beginning of the twentieth century, design engineer Prosper L’Orange developed a vehicle propulsion unit from Rudolf Diesel’s engine, and in 1923 the world’s first diesel truck originated in Mannheim.
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  • Stuttgart, Jul 15, 2009 - Mercedes-Benz, one of the world’s most valuable brands, set out on a dramatic new journey in the early nineteen nineties: within the space of just a decade, the model range was to be considerably extended. A painful process, to be sure, but one that proved successful today.
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  • Stuttgart, Jul 15, 2009 - Mercedes-Benz Silver Arrows covers these legendary racing cars in extraordinary detail. Each page is a work of art in itself, combining an illuminating text by Clauspeter Becker and rare photography by Markus Bolsinger to tell the astounding stories of the famous silver arrows and of the heroes who piloted them.
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  • Stuttgart, Jul 15, 2009 - Mercedes-Benz's experience in automotive manufacturing is unrivalled by any other brand. Quality, reliability, safety, durability and environmental compatibility – these are the values embodied by the Mercedes star. Values which stand apart from fashionable trends are one side of the brand's traditions.
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  • Stuttgart, Jul 15, 2009 - From the "simple life" in East Prussia to the Board of Management of Daimler-Benz AG: Heinz C. Hoppe played a crucial role in the Swabian automotive company's development into a global player with an annual turnover of around DM 80 billion (figure for 1991). During his tenure, he advanced the standing of the Mercedes star throughout the world as a symbol of quality German craftsmanship.
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