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, Feb 02, 2016
World premiere 80 years ago: In the genes of the E-Class: The Mercedes-Benz 170 V of 1936
The Mercedes-Benz E-Class is a success story with a great tradition. One of its forebears is the Mercedes-Benz 170 V, which was presented to the world public in February 1936. Driving comfort, downsizing and lightweight construction: these were just some of the features of this car, which also impressed with its new four-cylinder engine and spacious interior despite compact dimensions.
, Jan 27, 2016
World premiere of successful E-Class predecessor in January 1976: Triple triumph: 40 years of the Mercedes-Benz 123 model series
At its launch in January 1976, the Mercedes-Benz 123 model series offered a persuasive combination of elegance and multiple technical innovations. The saloon was the first model to become available. The range was expanded a year later by the Coupé and, for the first time, an Estate model. Over the course of the next ten years almost 2.7 million vehicles were built, among them also long-wheelbase saloons and chassis for special bodies.
, Jan 26, 2016
Spotlight on 2016 anniversary: 10 years of the Mercedes-Benz Museum
The countdown to a milestone anniversary for the Mercedes-Benz Museum begins on 29 January 2016, the 130th birthday of the automobile: The Mercedes-Benz Museum will be launching its programme on that day with a series of themed guided tours and a special presentation to mark ten years of the Mercedes-Benz Museum. To coincide with the actual "birthday" itself, on 19 May 2016, a special exhibition about the E-Class, "Meisterstück-E" (MasterpiEces), will open.
, Jan 26, 2016
Mercedes-Benz Classic at the Salon Rétromobile 2016: Open for sporty and exclusive refinement
Elegant cabriolets and sporty roadsters are among the highlights of Mercedes-Benz's model history. At the Salon Rétromobile in Paris, Mercedes-Benz Classic is shining the spotlight on this tradition combining design, sportiness and comfort. The vehicle exhibits range from the luxurious 300 S from 1956 and the 280 SE 3.5 Cabriolet from 1969 to two SL sports-car classics in the shape of the 300 SL Roadster from 1959 and the 280 SL from 1968 to the new S-Class Cabriolet (A 217).
, Jan 25, 2016
Second series of a successful online format: "Museum Monday" with ten new episodes
Uke Bosse, the friendly night watchman at the Mercedes-Benz Museum, has returned: At noon today the second series of the award-winning online format "Museum Monday" starts with ten new episodes. These three to five-minute episodes appear every two weeks, and always on Mondays when the Mercedes-Benz Museum is closed.
, Jan 20, 2016
25 years of the Mercedes-Benz F 100 research vehicle - Forerunner of the connected car: Mercedes-Benz F 100
The F 100 research vehicle celebrated its world premiere 25 years ago. Never before had the designers and engineers realised so many new ideas and innovative solutions in a single vehicle. At the same time, with all its technology, the vehicle was a forerunner of today's connected car, of which the latest Mercedes-Benz standard-production vehicle is the new E-Class.
, Jan 19, 2016
Carl Benz's patent application on 29 January 1886: Birth of the automobile 130 years ago
It was the document that set the world in motion: on 29 January 1886, Carl Benz applied for a patent on his "gas-powered vehicle". This was the day the automobile was born. Later the same year, independently of Benz, Gottlieb Daimler built his motorised carriage. Thus it was that 1886 marked the beginning of the so far 130-year-long success story of Mercedes-Benz.
, Jan 12, 2016
2015 - the year in review: Very strong increase in visitors to the Mercedes-Benz Museum
The second-best year in the history that now spans ten years: A total of 772,750 guests visited the Mercedes-Benz Museum in the past year –compared with 2014, this represents an increase in the number of visitors by 8.6 percent. 2015 was a very successful year that saw the seven millionth visitor, more than 200,000 guests at the "C 111 – timeless and visionary" special exhibition and many more highlights.
, Jan 08, 2016
1886 to 2016: from the Benz Patent Motor Car to the semi-autonomous new E-Class: 130 years of the automobile: Mercedes-Benz launches a further revolution in mobility in Detroit
The inventor of the automobile is presenting the most advanced production vehicle in the world, the new E-Class, at the Detroit motor show. It sets new standards for safety, efficiency and automobile intelligence.
, Dec 14, 2015
Star-studded line-up at Mercedes-Benz Museum for Stars & Cars - New arrivals now in Mercedes-Benz Museum: Championship-winning cars of Hamilton and Wehrlein
They are the latest additions to the banked curve at the Mercedes-Benz Museum – the 2014 MERCEDES AMG PETRONAS F1 W05 Hybrid and the gooix Mercedes-AMG C 63 DTM. Formula 1 World Champion Lewis Hamilton and DTM champion Pascal Wehrlein unveiled their cars today on the Races and Records banked turn in the presence of many famous racing drivers and the media.
, Jun 06, 2014
A magic moment 100 years ago: triple Mercedes victory in the 1914 French Grand Prix
The triple victory by Mercedes in the 1914 French Grand Prix on 4 July 1914 is a glorious milestone in the 120-year history of Mercedes-Benz motor sport. With this triumph just before the outbreak of the First World War, the Stuttgart-based brand was able to demonstrate its innovative strength and sporting expertise in the most famous race of that era.
, May 26, 2014
Back to the future. Mercedes-Benz 540 K Streamliner: Ahead of its time
Mercedes-Benz Classic presents the Mercedes-Benz 540 K Streamliner to the general public – an exceptional vehicle that never ceases to amaze even the experts. Some 75 years after it was built, in 1938, the vehicle is back on the road.
, Mar 10, 2014
120 years of Mercedes-Benz motor sport history
From history’s first automobile race in 1894 to the various current involvements in motor sports, the motor sport activities of Mercedes-Benz and the predecessor brands tell a story of success whose roots date back to the very early days of the automobile. Since the 19th century the racing and rally cars from Stuttgart have consistently been at the head of the pack in sporting competitions. Their victories are a testimony to innovative technology, the drivers’ will to win and efficient teamwork.
, 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.
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