Carl Benz founds the "Mechanical workshop" in the T6 district of Mannheim.
Together with the businessman Max Kaspar Rose and mercantile agent Friedrich Wilhelm Eßlinger, he founds "Benz & Cie. Rheinische Gasmotoren-Fabrik Mannheim" as an open trading partnership.
Carl Benz is awarded a patent for his three-wheeled vehicle (German patent no. 37435). This patent is viewed as the "birth certificate" of the automobile.
Bertha Benz departs, together with her sons Eugen and Richard, on the first motor vehicle journey from Mannheim to Pforzheim.
The world's first motor-driven bus, built at Benz & Co. in Mannheim, goes into service.
With a production of 603 automobiles, the Mannheim plant is the world's largest automotive company at the time.
A site is purchased on the slopes of the Luzenberg in Mannheim-Waldhof.
The new automobile production of Benz &Cie. is moved to the new factory site in Mannheim-Waldhof.
The Board of Management of Benz & Cie. decides to put the pre-chamber diesel engine (type OB) into series production. The type OB is the first mass-produced diesel engine for commercial vehicles.
Daimler-Motoren-Gesellschaft and Benz & Cie. merge to form Daimler-Benz AG.
Production starts on the medium-duty inline engine series 300 in the Mannheim plant.
The Mannheim plant has developed to become the largest bus plant in Europe.
Truck production is moved to the Wörth plant.
The new foundry is opened.
Production starts on the heavy-duty engine series 400.
Production starts on the light-duty engine series 600.
The Competence Center for Emission-free Mobility (KEM) is opened.
EvoBus GmbH is founded as a 100% subsidiary of Daimler-Benz AG.
The medium-duty engine series 900 and heavy-duty engine series 500 replace their respective predecessors.
Premiere of the innovative Citaro urban regular-service bus
The new Bus Customer Delivery Center is opened.
The new EvoBus assembly facility is opened.
Opening of the Used Bus Center
Renamed to "Mercedes-Benz Mannheim - A Daimler AG plant"
The Mercedes-Benz Mannheim plant celebrates its 100th anniversary.
The new engine assembly and logistics hall is opened.
EvoBus GmbH merges the Component Engineering and Prototype Manufacturing development areas in a new building complex.
The Mercedes-Benz Mannheim plant is Daimler's new European Center for Remanufactured Engine Production for passenger cars, vans, buses and trucks (REMAN).
The new assembly line for the newest member of the new heavy-duty engine family is released. Start of series production of the new heavy-duty truck engine series 6R10 for the Japanese market
Production startup of the Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 316 LGT with LPG drive
Delivery of the first Atego BlueTec Hybrid, Truck of the Year 2011
The OM 471, the first in the new generation of heavy-duty engines, is gaining in popularity. The new series is considered to be the new benchmark for fuel consumption, robustness and durability, and the first engine to meet Euro VI emission standards It also meets the requirements for long distance and distribution lorries as well as for triple-axle long-distance coaches.
26 January: 125th anniversary of the automobile: "Celebrating 125 years of innovation"
Spring will see the introduction of the OM 470 engine in the heavy-duty engine series with a displacement of 10.7 liters. The engine will be used in the new Antos and Actros as well as in Mercedes-Benz buses and the Setra.
Production of the 6-cylinder OM 473 engine starts. The 15.6 liter engine completes the Euro VI range of engines in the heavy-duty engine series.
Production of the 4 and 6-cylinder OM 934/936 for the medium-duty engine series starts
125 years "Bertha Benz Drive"