Stuttgart, Mar 12, 2021 -
On 12 March 1952, Mercedes-Benz unveiled the spectacular 300 SL racing sports car to the media on a motorway. From 1954 onwards, that very successful competition car shaped the tradition of the Mercedes-Benz SL sports cars.
Stuttgart, Sep 15, 2020 -
What characterises a dream car by Mercedes-Benz? Is it the design? A powerful drive and high driving dynamics? Or the shine of the Mercedes star? The answer is: all three factors are important, others also play their part, in varying levels of importance – and, of course, subjective perspectives.
Stuttgart, Sep 2, 2020 -
What makes a vehicle the epitome of the automobile in its time? The Mercedes-Benz S-Class and its predecessors have been answering this question since the early years of the brand’s history. The tradition of luxury models from Mercedes-Benz has continued uninterrupted since 1951, but executive and luxury class saloons had already been firmly established in the model range long before the Second World War.
Stuttgart, Feb 12, 2019 -
Congratulations to four decades on a path which leads permanently upwards since 1979: On the one hand, this refers to the outstanding off-road capabilities of the vehicle presented in 1979, and the fact that it has remained true to itself and its values for almost 40 years on the other.
Stuttgart, Oct 10, 2018 -
Bringing the future to the present: This is something Mercedes-Benz does perfectly. Because the inventor of the automobile has been shaping technological evolution in the entire industry for 40 years by developing pioneering digital assistance systems.
Stuttgart, Jul 13, 2018 -
At the end of the 1930s, racing driver Hans Stuck planned to break the absolute world land speed record with the Mercedes-Benz T 80. A top speed of 650 km/h was envisaged – and therefore a significant improvement over the existing record (595.04 km/h) established by John Cobb in August 1939.
Stuttgart, Apr 30, 2018 -
The benchmark: “Integrating extreme off-road capabilities with outstanding on-road characteristics in one vehicle was the main job of the Daimler-Benz development engineers when the Stuttgart-based automotive company […] made the final decision to build an off-road vehicle”.
Stuttgart, Oct 19, 2017 -
What makes a vehicle the epitome of the automobile in its time? The Mercedes-Benz S-Class and its predecessors have been answering this question since the early years of the brand’s history.
Apr 29, 2016 -
The Mercedes-Benz E-Class and its predecessors are representatives of a unique tradition in the automotive luxury and intermediate categories. The technical innovativeness and trendsetting design behind the successful model series from Mercedes-Benz have made their mark on this whole segment. The latest generation, the 213 model series launched in 2016, paves the way for the future – along with a wide range of systems that play their part in accident prevention and the possibility of semi-autonomous driving.
Stuttgart, Jul 15, 2011 -
The desire for vehicles with a compact exterior and at the same time the ‘inner values’ of a high-quality interior has been a constant underlying theme throughout the entire history of Daimler AG and its predecessors. The Stuttgart-based company – whose own domains have traditionally comprised product segments occupied by the luxury and upper mid-range classes – has also enjoyed repeated success in applying its innovation and development expertise in the lower range segments for more compact, lower-priced vehicles too.
Stuttgart, Feb 12, 2010 -
In 1934 Mercedes-Benz braved public opinion with a revolutionary vehicle concept, the 130 model. It was a bold move, since never in brand history had there been a production rear-engine car. Indeed, the entire history of the automobile, which by then spanned almost half a century, had seen very few rear-engine vehicles.
Stuttgart, Sep 24, 2008 -
Mercedes-Benz can look back on a long tradition of exclusive limousines bearing the name Pullman. In modern usage the term typically denotes a representational vehicle with highly luxurious equipment, extra-long wheelbase and two rows of seats in the rear – the individual seats are generally arranged as two pairs of “vis-à-vis” (facing) seats.
Stuttgart, Sep 23, 2008 -
Special protection vehicles give a completely new dimension to the concept of vehicle security: while components for active and passive safety help avoid accidents and protect the occupants if a collision occurs, vehicles with special protection feature armor plating and other additional items of equipment to protect against armed attacks.