Stuttgart, May 28, 2021 -
“Two letters, one legend: SL”. The tactilely refined title page of the new Mercedes-Benz Classic Magazine already promises plenty – readers can feel the radiator grille with their fingertips. It depicts the oldest sports cars with this magic model designation, the 1952 300 SL racing car (W 194) with chassis number 002.
Stuttgart, May 6, 2021 -
124 model series Mercedes-Benz Cabriolets are sought-after modern classics. They perfectly combine the passion for elegant, open-top cruising with the Stuttgart-based brand’s high technical standard in the luxury mid-range series.
Stuttgart, Apr 27, 2021 -
In the autumn of 1961, Mercedes-Benz was, once again, ahead of its time. Only by a few months this time, but the promise it contained was clear: the next spring season was sure to come. The herald of the motoring future for the coming spring was the W 111 luxury class Cabriolet, a direct predecessor of the S-Class, and was unveiled at the International Motor Show (IAA, 21 September to 1 October 1961) in Frankfurt am Main.
Stuttgart, Apr 19, 2021 -
Twenty-five years ago, Mercedes-Benz surprised not only roadster fans with its revolutionary concept: thanks to its folding vario-roof, the new SLK (R 170 model series) could transform itself from an open-top car into a coupé with a fixed, noise-insulating steel roof in less than half a minute.
Stuttgart, Apr 8, 2021 -
Fifty years ago, in April 1971, Mercedes-Benz initiated a new chapter in the fascinating history of the SL sports car: the 350 SL was the brand’s first SL with a V8 engine and the first model in the R 107 model series to bear the “R” abbreviation for “roadster” for the first time.
Stuttgart, Mar 16, 2021 -
In the past, the Geneva Motor Show has always been a dazzling premiere venue for Mercedes-Benz. A look back over our shoulders brings back some very special memories: thus it was, 60 years ago, that the laid-back elegance of the 220 SE Coupé (W 111) thrilled the public.
Jan 7, 2021 -
With the AAVision, Mercedes-Benz opened up a new chapter in its successful strategic product initiative in January 1996: the concept car was unveiled at the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit.
Stuttgart, Oct 13, 2020 -
As an innovation-driven brand, Mercedes-Benz has always focused on developing new drive concepts, and that applies to both passenger cars and commercial vehicles. A glance back into the past: forty years ago, Mercedes-Benz AG, as it was called then, presented the 307 E to an international audience.
Stuttgart, Oct 6, 2020 -
“500 E” – Merely mentioning this model name is enough to make many people’s eyes light up. This is because the high-performance 124 model series saloon still outshines all the other members of this generation of Mercedes-Benz mid-sized saloons.
Stuttgart, Oct 5, 2020 -
With the Mercedes-Benz 770 “Grand Mercedes”, launched 90 years ago in 1930, the brand forged ahead again in the automotive engineering field. These inherently representative cars featured exceptional driving performance and outstanding ride comfort.
Stuttgart, Sep 28, 2020 -
Premiere for an innovative system: In September 1985 Mercedes-Benz presented the 4MATIC automatically controlled all-wheel drive at the International Motor Show (IAA) in Frankfurt. This innovation was the focus and was enhanced by the more discreet, but no less important automatic locking differential (ASD).
Stuttgart, Sep 21, 2020 -
Mercedes-Benz continued its success story 35 years ago: The 124 model series estate celebrated its premiere at the International Motor Show (IAA) in Frankfurt/Main between 12 and 22 September 1985.
Stuttgart, Aug 10, 2020 -
The history of the E-Class has its place at the heart of the Mercedes-Benz brand. It is a tradition of a family of innovative, fascinating and diverse cars in the upper medium-size and premium categories.
Stuttgart, Jul 10, 2020 -
A new generation of E-Class began its successful journey a quarter of a century ago: in 1995, Mercedes-Benz introduced the 210 model series. It was the first time the E-Class with twin headlamps looked out at the world and promptly received the “red dot” design award.
Stuttgart, Mar 19, 2020 -
Fascinating sports car icon and media favourite, laboratory on wheels for the development of the Wankel engine and testing new technologies and, last, but not least, legendary record-breaking car: the Mercedes-Benz C 111 is all this and much more.
Stuttgart, Mar 12, 2020 -
Impressive première 30 years ago: In 1990, Mercedes-Benz launched the 190 E 2.5-16 Evolution II from the 201 model series. The high-performance sports saloon was the road-legal version of the DTM touring race car of the same name. The saloon, built in a small run of only 502 cars and always finished in blue-black metallic, can easily be recognised by its mighty rear wing for motorsport use.
Stuttgart, Nov 19, 2019 -
Models with a greatly differing performance range and a motorsport homologation model: the spectrum of vehicles by Mercedes-Benz that premiered in 1990 is broad. The cars of these types registered for the first time in that same year can receive a classic car assessment in 2020.
Stuttgart, Oct 31, 2019 -
Mercedes-Benz received the “Goldener Klassiker” (golden classic) award no less than four times on 29 October 2019: Readers of the “Auto Bild Klassik” magazine voted the S-Class series 126, introduced in 1979, in the saloon category, the series R 129 SL, presented in 1989, in the cabriolet and roadster category, and the G-Class, which has been rolling off the production line for the past 40 years, in the cross-country vehicle category, as their favourites.
Stuttgart, Sep 19, 2019 -
A pioneer of modern design and a technology trendsetter with airbags, optimised aerodynamics and deliberate weight reduction: this is what the 126 series Mercedes-Benz S-Class stood for, presented 40 years ago in September 1979 at the International Motor Show (IAA) in Frankfurt am Main.
Stuttgart, Aug 22, 2019 -
At the 12th Hamburg-Berlin-Klassik Rally and in the big “125 Years of Motorsport” anniversary year, Mercedes-Benz Classic looks back on the sportiness in the genes of the brand. Two SL sports cars of the W 113 and R 129 model series will be starting.
Stuttgart, Apr 17, 2019 -
The future of the fuel cell car begins 25 years ago. In 1994, what was then Daimler-Benz AG introduces the NECAR research vehicle with an electric drive and fuel cell pack. The name stands for “New Electric Car”.
Stuttgart, Mar 20, 2019 -
The Mercedes-Benz E 500 high-performance saloon celebrates two special moments that took place 25 years ago: in March 1994, a special model limited to 500 units is presented at the Geneva Motor Show.
Stuttgart, Feb 15, 2019 -
Mercedes-Benz characterises automotive development with continuous safety innovations. Since the middle of the 20th century, the brand has been a systematic innovator and pioneer for this important technological discipline.
Stuttgart, Feb 6, 2019 -
Congratulations on 40 years during which time there has been no way but up for the Mercedes-Benz G-Class (combined fuel consumption: 13.1–9.6 l/100 km; combined CO2 emissions: 299–252 g/km*) since 1979: on the one hand, this refers to the outstanding off-road capabilities of the vehicle presented in 1979 and, on the other, the fact that it has remained true to itself and its values for almost 40 years.
Stuttgart, Aug 22, 2018 -
From 22 to 25 August 1978, Mercedes-Benz and Bosch presented the anti-lock braking system in Untertürkheim. A world first, this digital driver assistance system redefined the partnership between driver and car.
Stuttgart, Jun 28, 2018 -
Mercedes-Benz will be represented at the Silvretta Classic Rally Montafon 2018 from 5 to 7 July 2018 by no fewer than four SL sports cars. The line-up will be completed by four further classic cars with the star on their bonnet.
Stuttgart, May 3, 2018 -
Key body parts for the Mercedes-Benz 300 SL “Gullwing” (W 198) are again available in factory quality. They can be ordered by their part number from any Mercedes-Benz sales partner.
Stuttgart, Mar 13, 2018 -
Three chequered upholsteries with the code numbers L1 (blue-grey), L2 (red-green) and L3 (green-beige) for seat cushions and seat backrests were available ex factory for the legendary 300 SL “Gullwing”.
Stuttgart, Mar 12, 2018 -
In every epoch the future of the car needs strong innovations for safety and comfort. 60 years ago, for example, Mercedes-Benz made headlines with a multitude of pioneering solutions in this field.
Stuttgart, Nov 28, 2017 -
On 8 December 1982 Mercedes-Benz presented the W 201 model series. It is part of the successful history of the C-Class – the vehicles in this segment have borne this name since 1993.
Stuttgart, Sep 25, 2017 -
On 28 September 1977 the world’s toughest rally was won by two Mercedes-Benz upper mid-range saloons. Andrew Cowan and his team took first place in the Singapore Airlines London–Sydney Rally driving a 280 E (W 123) – now a sought-after modern classic – and Anthony (Tony) Fowkes and his crew came in second, also in a 280 E.
Stuttgart, May 9, 2017 -
It was twenty years ago that Mercedes-Benz presented the M-Class in Tuscaloosa (Alabama/USA). Following the traces of the legendary G-Class, the precursor to today's GLE successfully marked the brand's entry into the Sport Utility Vehicle (SUV) segment. At the same time, both vehicles provided the basis for the present, extensive Mercedes-Benz product portfolio in this market segment, which also includes the GLA, GLC and GLS apart from the G-Class and GLE.
Stuttgart, Mar 30, 2017 -
Who dares wins: looking back, that could have been the guiding principle for the development and market launch of the Mercedes-Benz A-Class. In March 1997, the brand unveiled its new pioneering model to a global public at the Geneva Motor Show.
Stuttgart, Dec 16, 2016 -
It was almost 30 years ago, in March 1987, that Mercedes-Benz brought out the coupé variant of the mid-sized 124 model series. This means that, from 2017, in Germany for example, the first vehicles will be ripe for the coveted H (historic) licence plate.
Stuttgart, Oct 7, 2016 -
The summer is drawing to a close with golden days. What could be nicer, then, than dreaming of the next short break? The stylish journeys outlined in the new "Classic Car Travel" brochure promise to provide magical moments.
Stuttgart, Aug 24, 2016 -
Vital spare parts for the outstanding pre-war classic models in the S-series (S, SS, SSK, SSKL) are now once again available ex factory. These have been reproduced by Mercedes-Benz Classic to the very highest quality standards, working together with the original suppliers.