Classic

  • Stuttgart, Jan 23, 2008 - On February 23, 2008, Hans Herrmann will celebrate his 80th birthday. His name is closely linked with the return of Mercedes-Benz to Formula One racing after the Second World War.
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  • Stuttgart, Nov 23, 2007 - Countless pioneering inventions were made by design engineer Wilhelm Maybach in the early days of the automobile. Gottlieb Daimler’s congenial partner solved a large number of technical problems, and many of his patents have retained their basic validity to this day.
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  • Stuttgart, Oct 29, 2007 - On November 30, 2007, Dipl.-Ing. Dr.-Ing. E.h. Kurt Obländer will celebrate his 80th anniversary. The graduate engineer worked in engine design at Daimler-Benz AG from 1955 until 1991 – in the last years as Director and head of Mercedes-Benz Passenger Car Engine Development.
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  • Stuttgart, Oct 24, 2007 - Friedrich Geiger shaped the style of an era in German automotive design. He was, for instance, responsible for the breathtaking styling of the production version of the Mercedes-Benz 300 SL.
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  • Stuttgart, Oct 9, 2007 - Each new Mercedes-Benz model is also an answer to contemporary questions. Safety, environmental protection, comfort: these and other factors determine the properties and equipment of state-of-the-art vehicles.
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  • Stuttgart, Sep 11, 2007 - Prof. Dr.-Ing. Werner Breitschwerdt will celebrate his eightieth birthday on September 23, 2007. From 1983 to 1987 the graduate engineer was Chairman of the Board of Management of what was then Daimler-Benz AG. Previously, having joined the company in 1953, he had held a variety of positions.
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  • Stuttgart, Jun 14, 2007 - The CLS, SL and G-Class from Mercedes-Benz are classics-to-be. According to the votes of the readers of the Motor Klassik trade journal, these cars are the number one in their respective categories, upper medium class, convertibles and offroaders.
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  • Stuttgart/Ladenburg, May 24, 2007 - The Benz Patent Motor Car is considered to be the world’s first automobile. One specimen of 1888 which is retained in its original condition now comes to Germany: The Automuseum Dr. Carl Benz in Ladenburg will host the oldest original automobile in the world. It is a loan of the Science Museum, London.
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  • Stuttgart, Feb 14, 2007 - <b>March 14 - 24, 1957</b> The Mercedes-Benz 300 SL, famed for its distinctive gullwing doors, appeared in a new guise in 1957: At the Geneva Motor Show, held that year from March 14 – 24, Daimler-Benz unveiled a fleet-footed roadster (W 198 II series).
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  • Stuttgart, Oct 11, 2006 - <b>November 1956</b> The L 326 - a conventional truck which at least externally was difficult to distinguish from the familiar L 315. In terms of its inner values, however, the L 326 represented a quantum leap ahead, catching up with the competitors’ most powerful vehicles.
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  • Stuttgart, Sep 23, 2006 - <b>October 23, 1971</b> On October 23, 1971 Mercedes-Benz was granted a patent for a new system affording car occupants protection in an accident: the airbag.
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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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