Press Kit: Mercedes-Benz super-sports cars: an exclusive tradition

Press Kit: Mercedes-Benz super-sports cars: an exclusive tradition
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May 2010
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    Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG (model series C 197). Photo from 2009
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    Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG (model series C 197). Photo from 2009
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    Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG (model series C 197) in the wind tunnel. Photo from 2009.
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    Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG (model series C 197) in the wind tunnel. Photo from 2009.
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    The Mercedes-Benz 300 SL “Gullwing” (model series W 198 I, 1954 to 1957). Some key facts and figures: in-line six-cylinder engine developing 158 kW, petrol direct injection, lattice frame, top speed up to 260 km/h, units produced: 1400.
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    A car racing legend at the wheel of a legendary automobile: Rudolf Caracciola in his Mercedes-Benz SSK during the Schwabenberg rce for the “European hill-climb championship”, 21 September 1930.
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    Daimler-Motoren-Gesellschaft’s Mercedes 35 hp of 1901, designed by Wilhelm Maybach.
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    In 2010, the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG (model series C 197) is selected as the official F1™ Safety Car.
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    International Klausenpass Race in Switzerland, 9 to 10 August 1930. Rudolf Caracciola (starting number 64) with a Mercedes-Benz model SSK. Caracciola won in the sports car class up to 8-litre displacement and achieved the race´s sports car record.
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    The Mercedes-Benz SSK (1928 to 1932, model series W 06 II, W 06 III and WS 06). Key facts and figures: in-line six-cylinder engine with Kompressor supercharger, power up to 184 kW, top speed up to 192 km/h, 33 units produced (including SSKL).
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    The Mercedes-Benz 300 SL “Gullwing” (model series W 198 I, 1954 to 1957). Some key facts and figures: in-line six-cylinder engine developing 158 kW, petrol direct injection, lattice frame, top speed up to 260 km/h, units produced: 1400.
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    The Mercedes-Benz SSK (1928 to 1932, model series W 06 II, W 06 III and WS 06). Key facts and figures: in-line six-cylinder engine with Kompressor supercharger, power up to 184 kW, top speed up to 192 km/h, 33 units produced (including SSKL).
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    The Mercedes-Benz 300 SL “Gullwing” (model series W 198 I, 1954 to 1957). Some key facts and figures: in-line six-cylinder engine developing 158 kW, petrol direct injection, lattice frame, top speed up to 260 km/h, units produced: 1400.
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    The Mercedes-Benz 300 SL “Gullwing” (model series W 198 I, 1954 to 1957). Some key facts and figures: in-line six-cylinder engine developing 158 kW, petrol direct injection, lattice frame, top speed up to 260 km/h, units produced: 1400.
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    The 2004 Mercedes-Benz CLK DTM AMG of 2004. Key facts and figures: V8 Kompressor supercharged engine with power rating of 428 kW, 0 to 100 km/h in 3.9 seconds, top speed 320 km/h, small-series production run of 100 units.
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    The 2004 Mercedes-Benz CLK DTM AMG of 2004. Key facts and figures: V8 Kompressor supercharged engine with power rating of 428 kW, 0 to 100 km/h in 3.9 seconds, top speed 320 km/h, small-series production run of 100 units.
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    The 2004 Mercedes-Benz CLK DTM AMG of 2004. Key facts and figures: V8 Kompressor supercharged engine with power rating of 428 kW, 0 to 100 km/h in 3.9 seconds, top speed 320 km/h, small-series production run of 100 units.
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    The 2004 Mercedes-Benz CLK DTM AMG on the racetrack in Hockenheim. Key facts and figures: V8 Kompressor supercharged engine delivering 428 kW, 0 to 100 km/h in 3.9 seconds, top speed 320 km/h, small series-production run of 100 units.
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    The 1997 Mercedes-Benz CLK-GTR. This car had a V12 mid-engine developing 456 kW, and was made in a small series-production run of 25 units.
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    The 1997 Mercedes-Benz CLK-GTR. This car had a V12 mid-engine developing 456 kW, and was made in a small series-production run of 25 units.
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    The 1997 Mercedes-Benz CLK-GTR. This car had a V12 mid-engine developing 456 kW, and was made in a small series-production run of 25 units.
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    The 1997 Mercedes-Benz CLK-GTR. This car had a V12 mid-engine developing 456 kW, and was made in a small series-production run of 25 units.
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    The 2004 Mercedes-Benz CLK DTM AMG of 2004. Key facts and figures: V8 Kompressor supercharged engine with power rating of 428 kW, 0 to 100 km/h in 3.9 seconds, top speed 320 km/h, small-series production run of 100 units.
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    The 2004 Mercedes-Benz CLK DTM AMG of 2004. Key facts and figures: V8 Kompressor supercharged engine with power rating of 428 kW, 0 to 100 km/h in 3.9 seconds, top speed 320 km/h, small-series production run of 100 units.
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    The 2004 Mercedes-Benz CLK DTM AMG of 2004. Key facts and figures: V8 Kompressor supercharged engine with power rating of 428 kW, 0 to 100 km/h in 3.9 seconds, top speed 320 km/h, small-series production run of 100 units.
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    The Mercedes-Benz 300 SL “Gullwing” (model series W 198 I, 1954 to 1957). Some key facts and figures: in-line six-cylinder engine developing 158 kW, petrol direct injection, lattice frame, top speed up to 260 km/h, units produced: 1400.
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    Tradition revisited: The super sports cars Mercedes-Benz 300 SL (W 198), C 111, C 112 and the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG.
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    Tradition revisited: The super sports cars Mercedes-Benz 300 SL (W 198), C 111, C 112 and the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG.
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    Tradition revisited: The super sports cars Mercedes-Benz 300 SL (W 198), C 111, C 112 and the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG.
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    Tradition revisited: The super sports cars Mercedes-Benz 300 SL (W 198), C 111, C 112 and the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG.
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    Research car Mercedes-Benz C 112, 1991.
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    Research car Mercedes-Benz C 112, 1991.
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    Research car Mercedes-Benz C 112, 1991.
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    Mercedes-Benz research car C 111-II with four-rotor Wankel engine, 1970.
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    Mercedes-Benz research car C 111-II with four-rotor Wankel enigne, 1970.
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    Mercedes-Benz research car C 111-II with four-rotor Wankel enigne, 1970.
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    Prague hill climb Königssaal-Jilowitsch “The European hillclimb championship”, 11 May 1930. Rudolf Caracciola (starting number 144) at the start in a Mercedes-Benz model SSK. Caracciola wins in the sports car class up to 8 litres. He achieves the day’s best time and sets the sports car track record.
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    Liège–Rome–Liège Rally, 17 to 21 August 1955: Olivier Gendebien and Pierre Stasse, the subsequent winners of this, the toughest rally in Europe, in a Mercedes 300 SL production sports car (W 198).
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    International Motor Sports Show in New York, 1954: Mercedes-Benz unveils the 190 SL and 300 SL
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    The “honeycomb radiator” invented by Wilhelm Maybach for Daimler-Motoren-Gesellschaft’s Mercedes 35 hp of 1901 was a milestone in the history of automotive engineering.
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