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 “It must be love: A younger generation is discovering the radiant power of the three-pointed star.” Mercedes-Benz Classic Magazine 2/2021, cover page of the English-language edition.
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BAS PLUS Brake Assist and DISTRONIC PLUS proximity control had their world premiere in the 221 model series Mercedes-Benz S-Class in 2005. The systems supported the driver during emergency braking. If the driver was distracted and therefore failed to spot the immediate risk of a rear-end collision, PRE-SAFE® Brake could intervene and autonomously apply the brakes. It had the effect of an “electronic crumple zone”. Graphic from 2009, English version. (Photo index number in the Mercedes-Benz Classic archives: 09C344_07)
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Mercedes-Benz Museum, special exhibition “The Fascination of the SL – a dream car for 70 years”, 22 October 2021 to 15 May 2022. Wall design with postcards from all over the world. Right: Mercedes-Benz SL from the R 231 model series, 2012 to 2020. (Photo index number in the Mercedes-Benz Classic archive: D765377)
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The Mercedes star in a laurel wreath, a combination of the Daimler-Motoren-Gesellschaft and Benz & Cie. trademarks, was registered as a trademark with the Patent Office on 18 February 1925. (Photo index number in the Mercedes-Benz Classic archives: 3524)
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One of the first design sketches of the new C 101 Wankel engine sports car, created by Joseph Gallitzendörfer and signed off by Karl Willfert and Friedrich Geiger in early December 1968 (top photo). The drawing from January 1969 (bottom photo) shows the dimensional concept with interior and powertrain arrangement. (Photo index number in the Mercedes-Benz Classic archives: 00168870 [top] and C111_1968_Gallitzendörfer)
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Crash test with an ESF 05 Experimental Safety Vehicle based on the 114 model series. Mercedes-Benz built 35 experimental safety vehicles in the 1970s. Many of their innovations were incorporated into later production vehicles. (Photo index number in the Mercedes-Benz Classic archives: 71209-13)
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 Mercedes-Benz Museum, “Fascination of Technology” area, photograph taken in 2018. In the foreground, the Mercedes-Benz F 400 Carving research vehicle from 2001. In the background, clockwise: Mercedes-Benz F 700 research vehicle from 2007, F 200 Imagination research vehicle from 1996 and C 111 experimental vehicle with four-disc Wankel rotary engine from 1970. (Photo signature in the Mercedes-Benz Classic archives: D584416)
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Systematic protection for vehicle occupants: The Mercedes-Benz diagram from 1980 explains the function of the airbag and seat belt tensioner based on a shared sensor signal. The systems celebrated their world premiere in the Mercedes-Benz S-Class of the 126 model series. The first vehicles were delivered to customers in December 1980. In February 1981, the brand showcased the systems at the Amsterdam International Motor Show. (Photo signature in the Mercedes-Benz archives: 05c2784_c35399)
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Mercedes-Benz Museum, Legend Room 1: Pioneers – The invention of the automobile. High-speed single-cylinder four-stroke engine by Gottlieb Daimler, called the “grandfather clock” because of its characteristic appearance. The engine was first realised in this version in 1884. 1885 saw its first use in the “riding car”, then in 1886 in the “motor carriage”, the world’s first four-wheeled automobile. (Photo index number in the Mercedes-Benz Classic archives: D738779)
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Final race of the Formula One season in Abu Dhabi, 27 October 2016. Nico Rosberg, in the Mercedes F1 W07 Hybrid, would go on to finish second. With this success, he secured the World Championship title. (Photo signature in the Mercedes-Benz Classic archive: M51351)
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Mercedes-Benz rally vehicles in the permanent exhibition at the Mercedes-Benz Museum, Legend 7 exhibition area: Silver Arrows – Races and Records. In the foreground, the victorious Mercedes-Benz 500 SLC (C 107) of the 1980 Bandama Rally driven by Björn Waldegård and Hans Thorszelius. A second 500 SLC completed the one-two win. (Photo signature in the Mercedes-Benz Classic archives: D433231)
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Mercedes-Benz F 200 Imagination concept car. It was unveiled at the Paris Motor Show in October 1996 and featured numerous innovations, including sidestick steering and “drive by wire”. Today it can be seen at the Mercedes-Benz Museum, in the “Fascination of Technology” section (left). (Photo signature in the Mercedes-Benz Classic archive: D160977)
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“Urban Culture at the Mercedes-Benz Museum” 2021. Performance by Dane Drewis on 27 August 2021. As part of the event series, the Museum makes the open-air stage and its infrastructure available to artists. (Photo signature in the Mercedes-Benz Classic archive: D763539)
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Mercedes-Benz 300 S (W 188). Production at the Sindelfingen plant in the special car department.
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Mercedes-Benz 170 (W 15), production period 1931 to 1936. Advertisement dating from 1933, “Thousands delivered...”. The advertisement referred to the sales success of the compact car, of which 4,438 were built in the first full year of production in 1932. (Photo signature in the Mercedes-Benz Classic archive: 1988M588)
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Mercedes-Benz SL 500 (R 230). Production period for the model series was 2001 to 2012. Genre photo from 2001. (Photo signature in the Mercedes-Benz Classic archive: A2001F2628)
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Access: The vehicles enter the Museum’s exhibition rooms from the atrium through large doors. Even buses and trucks fit through: the opening is 4 metres high and 3.50 metres wide. On the atrium side, the concrete-look doors are deceptively matched to the surrounding exposed concrete. (Photo signature in the Mercedes-Benz Classic archive: D738755)
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Mercedes 10/40 hp with a 2-litre supercharged engine. Photo of the chassis from 1923. (Photo signature in the Mercedes-Benz Classic archives: Z2107)
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Targa Florio, 16 October 1955. Stirling Moss in the Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR (W 196 S) with starting number 104: Moss claimed the victory at the endurance race together with Peter Collins. (Photo signature in the Mercedes-Benz Classic archive: U38618)
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Route map of the “Vuelta a la América del Sud” from 17 August to 24 September 1978. Albert Pfuhl and Alfred Kling finished in ninth place at this rally with a Mercedes-Benz 280 E (W 123) that had been prepared at the plant. Mercedes-Benz claimed the first five places of this competition. (Photo signature in the Mercedes-Benz archives: R8225)
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124 model series Mercedes-Benz 300 CE-24 Cabriolet. Exterior photo with open soft-top taken from the left. (Photo signature in the Mercedes-Benz Classic archive: A91F1331)
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Daimler motorboat “Marie” from 1888. The boat was built for Otto von Bismarck. It is part of the permanent exhibition of the Mercedes-Benz Museum in the room Legend 1: Pioneers – The Invention of the Automobile. (Photo signature in the Mercedes-Benz Classic archives: D102332)
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Mercedes-Benz 300 SL prototype racing sports car (W 194) for the 1953 season. Exterior photo from front right. Monterey Car Week in Pebble Beach, 2012. (Photo signature in the Mercedes-Benz Classic archive: D123917)
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Hans Heyer, one of the drivers of the successful AMG 300 SEL 6.8 racing touring car of 1971 in Spa-Francorchamps, with the detailed reconstruction of the vehicle from 2006 (right) and his son Kenneth Heyer with a Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT3 racing car (C 197) with a decal based on the racing touring car from 1971. (Photo signature in the Mercedes-Benz Classic archive: 11C790_15)
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Mercedes-Benz Museum, special presentation in the Great Hall on the entrance level with all Formula One racing cars of the Mercedes-AMG Petronas Formula One Team from 2014 to 2020. In the foreground is the Mercedes-AMG F1 W11 EQ Performance from 2020. The special presentation can be seen until 22 July 2021. (Photo signature of the Mercedes-Benz Archives: D698778)
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Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR racing sports car 722. Driven by former racing driver and Mercedes-Benz Brand Ambassador Sir Stirling Moss at the Goodwood Festival of Speed 2015. (Photo signature in the Mercedes-Benz Classic archives: D153159)
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Mercedes-Benz EQV (EQV 300: electrical consumption in kWh/100 km (combined): 26.4-26.3; CO2 emissions in g/km (combined): 0), eSprinter (electrical consumption in kWh/100 km (combined): 37.1; CO2 emissions in g/km (combined): 0) and eVito Panel Van (electrical consumption in kWh/100 km (combined): 24.9-20.5; CO2 emissions in g/km (combined): 0). Vehicles from left to right. Photograph from 2021. (Photo signature in the Mercedes-Benz archive: 21C0112_001)
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A new shape for the car radio concept: MBUX has been offering Apple Music in the “Online Music” menu item of the Mercedes-EQ EQS, Mercedes-Benz C-Class and the Mercedes-Benz S-Class since 2021. (Photo signature in the Mercedes-Benz Classic archives: 21C0347_003)
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Mille Miglia (Brescia/Italy), 1 May 1955. Stirling Moss and Denis Jenkinson following their victory in the Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR racing car (W 196 S) with start number 722. (Photo signature in the Mercedes-Benz Classic archives: R7233)
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Mercedes-Benz 230 SL “Pagoda” (W 113) in sand beige metallic. A 1:24 scale model car made of die-cast zinc with plastic parts from the Mercedes-Benz Classic Shop range. Price 29.90 euros. Staged photo in the permanent exhibition of the Mercedes-Benz Museum.
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Mercedes-Benz 600 (W 100, 1963 to 1981), ignition lock and ignition key. A special key pouch was included in the scope of delivery. (Photo signature in the Mercedes-Benz Classic archive: 00158853)
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Dr h. c. Bruno Sacco, until 1999 head of Mercedes-Benz Design of at that time DaimlerChrysler AG.
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Assembly of the Mercedes star at the temporary site in front of the Mercedes-Benz Museum. The star will be on show at the Museum until it can resume its place on the refurbished tower at Stuttgart’s new main station in 2025. Photograph dated 26 March 2021. (Photo signature in the Mercedes-Benz archives: 21C0138_95)
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Mercedes-Benz Museum, special presentation in the Museum’s Great Hall on the ground floor with all Formula One racing cars of the Mercedes-AMG Petronas Formula One Team from 2014 to 2020. In the foreground: Mercedes-AMG F1 W08 EQ Power+ from 2017. The special exhibition is on show from 1 June  until 25 July 2021. (Photo signature of the Mercedes-Benz archives: D698757)
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Mercedes-Benz Museum, special “Future mobility” exhibition from 1 June 2021 to the end of March 2022. Fully electric VoloCity air taxi with 18 rotors from Volocopter. Within the next few years, the company plans to offer commercial passenger services which do not generate any local emissions or noise. In September 2019, a Volocopter took off from the Mercedes-Benz Museum for the first flight in a European city. (Photo signature in the Mercedes-Benz archive: D701229)
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Mercedes-Benz Classic Magazine Issue 1/2021, title page of the English edition.
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Mercedes 28/95 hp Sport with a racing two-seater body. Contemporary exterior photo from the right. (Photo signature in the Mercedes-Benz Classic archives: Z2080)
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Authentic reconstruction of the Mercedes-Benz 300 SEL 6.8 AMG racing saloon (W 109), dating from 2006. Photo of the Mercedes-Benz Classic Center Communication Hub (CCCH) for the Mercedes-Benz S-Class from 2020. (Photo signature in the Mercedes-Benz archive: D688986)
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Bernd Mayländer, established driver of the official safety car for the FIA Formula One World Championship™ and Brand Ambassador of Mercedes-Benz. Photo taken in 2019 at the Mercedes-Benz Museum in front of the original Mercedes-Benz CLK-GTR, the winning car in the 1997 FIA GT Championship racing season.
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Spark plug holder from the tool kit of the Mercedes-Benz 300 SL (198 model series, coupé and roadster), also suitable for other model series. It is available again as a genuine replacement part and can be obtained from any authorised Mercedes-Benz dealer via the Classic Center. The spark plug holder is manufactured from high-quality plastic with the help of 3D printing. (Photo signature in the Mercedes-Benz Classic archive: 18C1011_01)
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