Daimler-Benz AG, which was created in 1926 through the merger of the Daimler-Motoren-Gesellschaft with Benz & Cie., presented the new model 8/38 hp in the same year as the merger. It was launched onto the market in early 1927.
Thanks to the quality that was also offered by the new brand and most of all the good price, this design soon found its way on to the road as a taxicab. That is how the small two-liter engine, which was continuously enhanced, became the backbone of Daimler-Benz in the taxi business until 1933. Most of all also because its landaulet body satisfied the needs of taxi drivers and taxi customers in the best possible way.
Further development into the "Stuttgart 200" model
The "Stuttgart 200" model, which was fundamentally redesigned in 1928 from the 8/38 hp by the new head designer, Hans Nibel, got its name from the fact that it was built only in Stuttgart and was equipped with a two-liter engine. It was given a new cylinder head, a short circuit thermostat, an oil filter and a fourth gear, designed as an overdrive and fast gear, and brought significant fuel savings. It continued to be offered complete with the Sindelfingen landaulet taxi body and taxicab equipment.