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, Mar 03, 2014
Magic moments: 120 years of Mercedes-Benz motor sport: history at the Retro Classics show from 13 to 16 March 2014
120 years of motor sport history at Mercedes-Benz also stand for twelve decades in a culture of ongoing innovation for series production cars which is fuelled by strong impulses from motor racing technology.
, Mar 03, 2014
Great history: The C-Class and motorsport
The career of the current C-Class as a motorsport star began with the record-breaking drive completed by the 190 E 2.3-16 model in Nardò, southern Italy (13 to 21 August 1983). This was also the first major test for the new engine with four valves per cylinder and 136 kW (185 hp).
, Feb 28, 2014
A technological trailblazer celebrates its 25th anniversary: Mercedes-Benz SL, R 129 model series (1989 to 2001)
The Geneva Motor Show of March 1989 provided the big stage for Mercedes-Benz to present the new SL from the R 129 model series. The response was immediately extremely positive – in fact so positive that the planned annual production capacity of 20,000 units was soon oversubscribed.
, Feb 21, 2014
“Bonhams’ Mercedes-Benz Sale”: Bonhams auctions privately-owned classic vehicles at the Mercedes-Benz Museum
Stuttgart/London. Going, going, gone! On 12 July 2014 approximately 40 valuable original Mercedes, Benz and Mercedes-Benz vehicles will come under the hammer of the renowned British auction house Bonhams at the Mercedes-Benz Museum. At the “Bonhams’ Mercedes-Benz Sale” a limited number of exclusive privately-owned classic cars will be up for auction.
, Jan 30, 2014
“Value retention champion” 60 years after launch: Mercedes-Benz 300 SL and 190 SL
60 years ago, in February 1954, Stuttgart-based Mercedes-Benz caused a sensation when it debuted two new cars at the International Motor Sports Show in New York: enter the 300 SL (W 198) and a near-production prototype of the 190 SL (W 121). Experts and the public were equally enthralled by the Gullwing Coupé, an evolution of the 300 SL race car (W 194), and the Roadster, built on technology supplied by model 180 (W 120).
, Jan 29, 2014
Rétromobile 2014: Mercedes-Benz celebrates “120 years of motor sport”
Over the course of 2014, Mercedes-Benz Classic will be celebrating “120 years of motor sport”. Activities will begin at the brand’s stand at the Rétromobile specialist exhibition in Paris (5 to 9 February 2014), designed and implemented in close collaboration with Mercedes-Benz France. The focus here will be on the historic motor sport successes achieved by Mercedes-Benz in France.
, Jan 17, 2014
The significance of the W 201: The compact vehicle successfully opened up a new market segment for Mercedes-Benz
The decision makers at Daimler-Benz AG thought long and hard about introducing a compact model series below the executive segment in the 1920s and 1930s and then from the early 1950s onwards. Several projects were conceived, some of them very advanced, but for one reason or another they never came to fruition.
, Jan 16, 2014
110 years ago: William Vanderbilt sets new speed record for a land vehicle in a Mercedes 90 hp racing car
The 1904 Ormond-Daytona race week was shaped by record-breaking performances by William K. Vanderbilt jr. at the wheel of a Mercedes 90 hp racing car. 110 years ago, the New York millionaire dominated the “Florida Speed Carnival”. Established in 1903, the event featured races and record drives on a flat sandy beach. In all, Vanderbilt won six races and set seven speed records in January 1904.
, Jan 16, 2014
Magical moments: 120 years of motor sport
“120 years of motor sport” is the theme which has been adopted by Mercedes-Benz Classic for 2014 – combined with a host of “magical moments” from the history of motor racing. The anniversary stretches back to the first car race in history, staged on a route from Paris to Rouen in the year 1894. The victorious automobile from Peugeot and Panhard & Levassor was propelled at that time by the “Moteur système Daimler”, a Daimler two-cylinder V-engine built under licence in France.
, Jan 15, 2014
Current market report: HAGI Mercedes-Benz Classic Index (MBCI) December 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. This document reports on the performance of the MBCI in December 2013, together with a summary of the whole of 2013.
, 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.
, 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.
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