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Mercedes-Benz Classic at Retromobile 2015

The best or nothing: ever since the automobile was invented, the Mercedes-Benz brand’s history has been shaped by strong values and ideas. Mercedes-Benz Classic is demonstrating this with its appearance at this year’s Rétromobile exhibition in Paris between 4 and 8 February 2015. For the 40th edition of this specialist show devoted to classic cars, […]

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Highlights of the the Mercedes-Benz 540 K Streamliner

Its history, at a glance Built in the first half of 1938. Delivered in June 1938 to tyre manufacturer Dunlop. Employed for the testing of high-performance tyres for particularly fast and heavy vehicles. Adopted into the collection of the Mercedes-Benz Museum during the 1950s. 2011: Starting signal given for full restoration to original condition at […]

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Mercedes-Benz 540 K Streamliner: Ahead of its time

The ultimate in aerodynamics Mercedes-Benz 540 Streamliner: awakened to new life Highly complex project from Mercedes-Benz Classic Heralding the days of aerodynamics and high driving speeds Cd = 0.36 – exquisite for a vehicle from the 1930s Mercedes-Benz Classic presents the Mercedes-Benz 540 K Streamliner to the general public – an exceptional vehicle that never […]

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Mille Miglia 2014 – Mercedes Benz

Mille Miglia 2014: strong showing by Mercedes-Benz Classic pays homage to historic successes in thousand-mile race The Mille Miglia victories of 1931 and 1955 are highlights of 120 years of Mercedes-Benz motorsport history Exclusive compressor-sports car models SS and SSLK and 300 SL racing and production sports cars dominate strong showing of Mercedes-Benz The “Mercedes-Benz […]

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Mercedes-Benz Classic Life

More than 200 pages of reading matter and photos for fans of the brand A look back at the Classic events of 2013 Music to match: vinyl record with eight jazz tracks is enclosed Stuttgart. – “Mercedes-Benz Classic Life #1” is a new publication which has been created in cooperation with Mercedes-Benz Classic. premiummedia GmbH […]

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Mercedes-Benz SL R129 Celebrates 25 Years

A technological trailblazer celebrates its 25th anniversary: Mercedes-Benz SL, R 129 model series (1989 to 2001 ) Numerous innovations, from the automatic roll-over bar to the integral seat Twelve-cylinder engine made its debut in the SL of the R 129 model series Official AMG versions of the SL became available for the first time The Geneva […]

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Mercedes Benz Heritage: The highlights of the S-Class and its predecessors

The Mercedes-Benz S-Class and its predecessors have always stood for innovative automotive engineering. Over the years, they have continually brought new features to the market which have then found widespread acceptance. Here is a brief overview of the special features in each model series.

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Jürgen Paul – Mercedes-Benz S-Class pioneer in vehicle safety

A key player in the development of the anti-lock braking system (ABS): Jürgen Paul – Born in Berlin-Köpenick on 2 August 1941 Jürgen Paul was one of the engineers behind the anti-lock braking system (ABS), which marked its series deployment and world premiere in the Mercedes-Benz S-Class in 1978. He was also involved in various […]

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Frank Knothe Pioneer in Mercedes-Benz S-Class Vehicle Safety

Technical-physical solutions for a perfect vehicle concept: Frank Knothe – Born in Dresden on 24 February 1942 Mercedes-Benz S-Class: pioneer in vehicle safety In his professional career as an engineer, Frank Knothe had a hand in developing numerous Mercedes-Benz passenger car model series. On 1 July 1991, he succeeded the well-known head of testing, Hans […]

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Mercedes-Benz S-Class: The shaping force of modern safety engineering: Professor Guntram Huber

The shaping force of modern safety engineering: Professor Guntram Huber – Born in Landshut on 20 March 1935 In his work as a design engineer, Guntram Huber devoted his entire professional life to Mercedes-Benz brand vehicles, influencing and fashioning countless safety features up to production launch. Alongside bodies developed according to the latest findings in […]

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Mercedes-Benz S-Class: pioneer in vehicle safety

Mercedes-Benz S-Class – a pace setter and a fine example of vehicle safety Major innovations in vehicle safety shape the history of the Mercedes-Benz S-Class Daimler continually sets the standard for the entire vehicle industry with new solutions Stuttgart – This history of the Mercedes-Benz S-Class is a history of vehicle safety at the highest […]

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In 1902 the Paris Motor Show becomes the Mercedes Show

The car’s breakthrough in France In 1902 the Paris Motor Show becomes the ‘Mercedes Show’ Launch of the S-Class in Paris in 1972 Mercedes-Benz and France have enjoyed a very special relationship right up to the present day: the Stuttgart-based manufacturer i.e. has remained true to the Salon Mondial de l’Automobile (International Motor Show) in […]

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Amelia Island Concours Mercedes Benz

Cars fit for a Prince reunited at Amelia Island Concours A restored legend: 1910 Mercedes-Benz Prinz Heinrich makes stateside appearance The 18th annual Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance March 8-10, 2013, marks the first time in history that an extremely rare pair of the surviving ‘Prinz Heinrich’ Benz cars will meet in public at the same […]

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Rétromobile 2013: motor racing vehicles from Mercedes Benz

Premiere: three motor racing icons built by Benz & Cie appear at a show together for the very first time 300 SL Register: standard reference work on all Mercedes-Benz “Gullwing” models ever built From 6 to 10 February 2013: international specialist exhibition in Paris Early Benz motor racing vehicles will be the focus of attention […]

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Mercedes-Benz W 125 record-breaking car: 432.7 km/h – a world record for 75 years

On 28 January 1938, the Mercedes-Benz W 125 record-breaking car set a world speed record on a public road which still stands to this day: a speed of 432.7 km/h was achieved by Rudolf Caracciola. The original vehicle is now showcased to impressive effect at the Mercedes-Benz Museum.

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Mercedes-Benz Classic Events: Topics for 2013

The main topics: The tradition of the Mercedes-Benz S-Class Mercedes-Benz Silver Arrows in the 1930s Originals – authentic vehicles tell authentic stories Classic vehicles kept in perfect condition with Mercedes-Benz Genuine Parts Important anniversaries: January 75 years ago – on 28 January 1938: With a flying start, Rudolf Caracciola achieved a speed of 432.7 km/h […]

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Mercedes-Benz Classic: The racing “Fintail” to start in the season finale of the FHR long-distance cup at the Nürburgring racetrack

Roland Asch and Bernd Ostmann to drive the successful racing car at the concluding race event for the 2012 season Immediate class victory in the previous year Races in the coming year have already been planned Mercedes-Benz in the final spurt at the Dunlop FHR long-distance cup: the type 220 SE (series W 111) reconstructed […]

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Mercedes-Benz Classic – 60 years of the SL

“60 years of the SL”: double victory at the 3rd Carrera Panamericana in the 300 SL racing sports car The teams of Kling/Klenk and Lang/Grupp won the legendary endurance race on 23 November 1952 Eight different stages over a total distance of more than 3100 kilometres Stuttgart – The 1952 racing season was a resounding success for Mercedes-Benz: […]

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Mercedes-Benz 60 years of SL history

From generation to generation – the SL is always an icon of its time It all began with international racing victories A unique sports-car legend for 60 years Highly sought-after vehicles for enthusiasts Irresistible design, superb engineering Sixty years ago the story that would immediately become a legend began. Six years following the end of […]

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Silver Arrow Gala in the Louwman Museum

Collaboration with Mercedes-Benz Classic Special exhibition on the history of the Mercedes-Benz Silver Arrows Stunning original vehicles from the Silver Arrow era from 1934-1939 Mercedes-Benz Silver Arrow cars are motor racing icons, known and loved all around the world. A special exhibition devoted to the history of these amazing vehicles from 1934 to 1939 is […]

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Mercedes-Benz 40 years model series 116: luxury class in top form

First official use of the S-Class designation High-end vehicles have always been core products of Mercedes-Benz Features, safety and comfort on top level Stuttgart – In September 1972, Mercedes-Benz premiered not only a new generation of its flagship luxury-class vehicle but also a new name – the sedans were now officially known as the Mercedes-Benz S-Class. […]

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FROM THE DERNBURG-WAGEN TO THE A 45 AMG: 105 YEARS ON, THE ORIGINAL FOUR-WHEEL DRIVE INSPIRES A NEW GENERATION

This year marks the 105th anniversary of the very first commercially available four wheel drive vehicle – created in 1907 by Daimler-Motoren-Gesellschaft (DMG). The ‘Dernburg-Wagen’ featured not only four-wheel drive but was also equipped with four-wheel steering to aid manoeuvrability.

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Mercedes-Benz Museum for groups: Discovering the fascinating history of the automobile together

The Mercedes-Benz Museum has put together a host of special benefits for bus tour operators and groups – from special pricing arrangements through individual guided tours to free catering for drivers and tour guides.

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Mercedes-Benz Museum: A museum for children and families

The history of the automobile holds a special fascination for all age groups. The Mercedes-Benz Museum offers numerous special amenities and services tailored especially to families with children and school classes – from the children’s audio guide through children’s birthday parties to free children’s dishes in the restaurant.

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New Low Emission Diesel Engine For CX-60 Announced By Mazda

Mazda has revealed that a powerful, clean and efficient all-new e-Skyactiv D diesel engine will be added to the Mazda CX-60- line-up in 2023, joining the PHEV CX-60, which is

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Ford Talks About Concerns Regarding Electric Vans

London, United Kingdom, July 5th 2022 – Ford’s latest Go Electric report has uncovered that, while there are more electric vehicles on the road, the UK’s knowledge of electric vans still lags

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Polestar And KOJA Reimagine Sustainable Travel with Tree House

Polestar, the Swedish electric performance car brand, is reimagining sustainable travel with KOJA*, a micro space tree house designed by Finnish designer Kristian Talvitie. The design received an honourable mention

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