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, Sep 16, 2014
30 years of the 124 series: exemplary for aerodynamics, lightweight construction and safety
Welcome to a distinguished circle: this year the first vehicles in the Mercedes-Benz model series 124 will receive the coveted H registration plate, signifying that they have achieved the status of young classics. This model series displayed various body shapes and numerous innovations, and proved a winner with customers worldwide: a total of more than 2.7 million units were produced between 1984 and 1997.
, Sep 08, 2014
Mercedes-Benz racing driver Sir Stirling Moss turns 85
Sir Stirling Moss is an exceptional motor racing talent. In the 1955 season, the Brit started out for Mercedes-Benz, racking up wins in the Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR in sports car races and in the Mercedes-Benz W 196 R in Formula 1.
, Aug 05, 2014
Unique one-off model takes center stage at Pebble Beach: Unique one-off model takes center stage at Pebble Beach: the 540 K Streamliner from Mercedes-Benz Classic
Mercedes-Benz Classic will showcase the 540 K Streamliner at this year's Pebble Beach Concours d’Elégance. Following extensive restoration and reconstruction, this extraordinary vehicle dating from 1938 will celebrate its international public premiere on the west coast of America. The 540 K will also participate in the Tour d’Elégance on Thursday 14 August, and exhibited at the Concours d’Elégance on Sunday 17 August.
, Jul 25, 2014
Mercedes-Benz rally driver Ewy Rosqvist celebrates her 85th birthday
On 5 November 1962, Ewy Rosqvist finished over three hours ahead of the rest of the field in the 6th Argentinian Touring Car Grand Prix (VI. Gran Premio Internacional Standard Supermovil YPF).
, Jul 22, 2014
120 years of motor sport: Mercedes-Benz Classic at the Classic Days Schloss Dyck 2014
The Classic Days Schloss Dyck will be taking place for the ninth time from 1 to 3 August 2014. This year, Mercedes-Benz Classic will be attending the Rhineland venue with five original vehicles spanning 120 years of motor sport history: inspired by the theme of racing records, the brand is bringing a unique version of the C 111 research vehicle with a V8 engine to the moated castle along with a Mercedes-Benz 300 SLS (W 198) and a Mercedes-Benz 190 E 2.3-16 (model series 201) that broke records at the Nardò test track.
, Jul 17, 2014
Strong presence in Belgium: Mercedes-Benz Classic attends Spa Race Festival with two vehicles
Mercedes-Benz Classic’s attendance of the Spa Race Festival to be held from 18 to 20 July 2014 in the Belgian Ardennes region will see no less than two works racing cars take to the starting line for the historic motor sport event.
, Jul 10, 2014
Birth of motor sport 120 years ago: Daimler engines dominated first motor car race in 1894
Two cars fitted with a Daimler two-cylinder V-engine shared first prize in the world’s first motor car race in 1894 and a Benz vehicle received 5th prize. The reliability test drive from Paris to Rouen paved the way for the unique tradition of 120 years of Mercedes-Benz motor sport history.
, Jul 09, 2014
Bernd Schneider turns 50: Happy Birthday, Mister DTM!
Bernd Schneider’s sporting homeland is Mercedes-Benz and AMG: taking part in 226 touring car races at the wheel of a Mercedes-Benz, he won 43 times and was on the podium 100 times in total. He has undoubtedly earned his nickname “Mister DTM”. Bernd Schneider celebrates his 50th birthday on 20 July 2014 .
, Jun 25, 2014
40 years ago: The 240 D 3.0 was the first series-production car with a five-cylinder engine
59 kW (80 hp) signified a quantum leap in 1974: The five-cylinder diesel engine on board the Mercedes-Benz 240 D 3.0 produced such an output, making the model series 115, commonly known as the “Stroke/8”, the torquiest and fastest diesel-powered passenger car in the world. The diesel engine combined strong driving power with impressive economy. At the same time, the 240 D 3.0 was the first series-production car with a five-cylinder engine.
, Jun 24, 2014
Legendary Mercedes-Benz C 111 car to line up for the 2014 Silvretta Classic
Mercedes-Benz Classic is bringing the legendary C 111 back on the road as part of the 2014 Silvretta Classic rally in Austria. This exciting research vehicle will be taking part in the regularity race through the Montafon valley as a unique V8-engined variant.
, 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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