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, Nov 18, 2013
Latest market report: HAGI Mercedes-Benz Classic Index (MBCI) in October 2013
Numerous exclusive Mercedes-Benz classics are among the world’s most valuable vehicles. The Mercedes-Benz Classic Index (MBCI) by Historic Automobile Group International (HAGI) maps market developments. Here are the latest comments on the price performance of the MBCI in October 2013.
, Nov 11, 2013
“Stuttgart Days” 2013 at the Mercedes-Benz Museum: Expert discussions on automotive sustainability and resource efficiency
Scientists from European universities will meet with experts from Daimler AG in Stuttgart on 19 and 20 November 2013 for the “Stuttgart Days” symposium on automotive and corporate history. As in previous years, the two-day event will be hosted at the Mercedes-Benz Museum.
, Oct 24, 2013
“Golden Classic Steering Wheel”: three best-in-class awards for Mercedes-Benz
Readers of German motoring magazine “Auto Bild Klassik” have decided: not one, but three, Mercedes-Benz cars take a top prize in the “Golden Classic Steering Wheel” awards. “With the Type 600 and type 230 SL, we have two true icons of Mercedes-Benz on the top step of the podium,” enthuses Michael Bock, head of Mercedes-Benz Classic. “This recognition from readers delights us all the more because it is exactly 50 years since both these model series were launched.”
, Oct 18, 2013
Current market report: HAGI Mercedes-Benz Classic Index (MBCI), September 2013
The most valuable cars in the world include many exclusive Mercedes-Benz classics.The Mercedes-Benz Classic Index (MBCI) maintained by Historic Automobile Group International (HAGI) tracks activity in the market. This document discusses the performance of the MBCI in September 2013.
, Oct 16, 2013
Mercedes-Benz Classic Calendar 2014: Shooting Stars! Photography from Fans, for Fans
"Shooting Stars! – Photography from Fans, for Fans" – the title of this year's Mercedes-Benz Classic Calendar 2014 says it all. Friends of the brand with the star were invited to enter a photography competition by uploading their images to the Mercedes-Benz Museum page on Facebook and voting on other submissions. An expert panel of judges made the final selection. The calendar is available in the Mercedes-Benz Museum shop and online.
, Oct 16, 2013
Mercedes-Benz Classic with two historic touring cars at the Westfalen Trophy
At the 9th ADAC Westfalen Trophy held at the Nürburgring from 18 to 20 October 2013, the second works racing car from Mercedes-Benz Classic will celebrate its debut in historic motor sports. For the first time the Stuttgart-based brand is putting its Mercedes-Benz 190 E 2.5-16 Evolution II (W 201) onto the circuit for the “Youngtimer Trophy”, with Roland Asch at the wheel.
, Sep 30, 2013
50 years ago: the Mercedes-Benz truck plant in Wörth started operation
On 1 October 1963, the newly established commercial vehicle plant in Wörth, forming part of what at the time was Daimler-Benz AG, began production of truck cabs. Today Wörth is the largest truck assembly plant in the world, with a workforce of more than 11,500. In addition to models such as the Actros, Arocs, Axor, Antos and Atego, Wörth is where Daimler builds vehicles for the Mercedes-Benz Special Trucks division, Unimog, Econic and Zetros.
, Sep 26, 2013
125 years ago: Daimler and Steinway founded the Daimler Motor Company in New York
On 29 September 1888, piano manufacturer William Steinway established the Daimler Motor Company on Long Island, New York. Thus began the history of Daimler in North America, 125 years ago – just two years after the birth of the automobile. The aim was to produce stationary and marine engines in the United States according to a patent owned by Gottlieb Daimler.
, Sep 19, 2013
11th International Klausen Race 2013: Mercedes-Benz celebrates comeback
At the new edition of the Klausen Race (27 to 29 September 2013) Mercedes-Benz returns to this legendary Swiss hill climb with the pre-war W 25 Silver Arrow in a joint endeavour with IWC Schaffhausen. At the wheel of a vehicle like this Rudolf Caracciola set an all-time record in the 1934 Klausen Race.
, Sep 18, 2013
Mercedes-Benz SSK and AMG 300 SEL 6.8 at the premiere of the “International Mountain Award Rossfeld Berchtesgaden”
To mark the premiere of the International Edelweiss Mountain Award Rossfeld Berchtesgaden (27 to 29 September 2013), Jochen Mass will be driving a Mercedes-Benz SSK (W 06300 6.8) and Karl Wendlinger will take to the wheel of the AMG 300 SEL 6.8, the “Red Giant”. Both models are equipped with some brilliant motorsport features.
, Dec 04, 2013
Mercedes-Benz Classic: “Magical moments. The hour of the Silver Arrows”
The film project “Magical moments. The hour of the Silver Arrows” brings the unique motor sport history of Mercedes-Benz to life in a new format. In a year-long project together with his team, Cassian von Salomon, internationally renowned television producer and until 2011 editor-in-chief and managing director of “Spiegel TV”, has created a brilliant portrait of the Mercedes-Benz Silver Arrows and their pilots.
, May 23, 2013
A retrospective look at aerodynamics in the Mercedes-Benz S-Class
Mercedes-Benz engineers have known since the 1930s what a pivotal role aerodynamically optimised car bodies play in modern car manufacturing: their streamlined, panelled racing and record-setting cars dominated the Grand Prix races and the international speed record runs in the years leading up to the Second World War.
, May 06, 2013
Mercedes-Benz S-Class: pioneer in vehicle safety
This history of the Mercedes-Benz S-Class is a history of vehicle safety at the highest level. A tradition of outstanding innovations which have debuted in the S-Class have made these premium cars from Stuttgart pioneers for new solutions and a worldwide benchmark in vehicle safety. Thus beyond their own vehicles, Daimler continually establish standards in active, passive and integrated safety for the entire automotive industry.
, Nov 12, 2012
Mercedes-Benz S-Class: the epitome of automotive engineering
The S-Class from Mercedes-Benz has a long and rich tradition that stretches back to the early days of the Mercedes brand at the beginning of the 20th century. Since then, every model has shaped the automotive developments of its time. However, the reputation of the Mercedes-Benz brand for offering high-end vehicles with an emphasis on luxury, comfort and safety had been firmly established long before the S-Class was given its official designation.
, Aug 20, 2012
The Mercedes-Benz Silver Arrows from 1934 to 1939
On 3 June 1934, the new Mercedes-Benz W 25 Grand Prix racing car won in its debut race – the international “Eifelrennen”, or Eifel race, at the Nürburgring. This thrilling first victory marked the beginning of a glorious era for European motor sport.
, Jul 10, 2012
Press Kit: The Mercedes-Benz Museum
The Mercedes-Benz Museum is the only museum in the world that can document in a single continuous timeline over 125 years of automobile history from its very beginnings to the present day. On nine levels and covering a floor space of 16,500 square metres, the museum presents 160 vehicles and over 1,500 exhibits. As a place of innovation, it also demonstrates that history can point the way ahead.
, Jan 10, 2012
The history of the Mercedes-Benz SL-Class
In the 1950s, a very special star rose in Stuttgart: the Mercedes-Benz SL-Class was born. It all began with motor racing sports. With its successes in international competitions, in 1952 the 300 SL competition sports car (W 194 series, “SL” stands for “Super-Light”), became the initial spark for the start of two fascinating production sports cars – the “Gullwing” coupé and the roadster: the Mercedes-Benz 300 SL and 190 SL laid the foundation for the tradition of this legendary sports car family in the year 1954.
, Oct 17, 2011
The Research Cars of Mercedes-Benz
Research is the motor of progress. It has a long-standing tradition at Daimler where it occupies a key position. Findings from our own research have always set the pace in the development of new vehicles – and this is why we officially established a dedicated Research unit in the early 1970s.
, Oct 14, 2011
Premiere of new ‘Fintail’ from Mercedes-Benz Classic at the Nürburgring
A ‘Fintail’ based on the Mercedes-Benz 220 SE model (W 111 series) will compete in the season final of the long-distance cup organised by Fahrergemeinschaft Historischer Rennsport e.V. (FHR) on 22 and 23 October 2011 at the Nürburgring. Its participation in this race reflects the commitment of Mercedes-Benz Classic to upholding the traditions of the brand, which itself has a remarkable history in motor racing, and encouraging private drivers to take part in historical motorsport events. Mercedes-Benz Classic is a partner of the FHR race series.
, Aug 29, 2011
Corporate history of Daimler AG
The history of Daimler AG goes back to 1886 – the year Carl Benz and Gottlieb Daimler invented the automobile independently of one another, one in Mannheim, the other in Stuttgart. The companies founded by the two men merged in 1926 to form Daimler-Benz AG, which has since given rise to the present company, Daimler AG. The passenger car as a business division has guided the fortunes of the Group since its beginnings, and it will continue to do so through many innovations to come.
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