Research Vehicles

  • Stuttgart, May 30, 2022 - The number 13 was a real lucky number for vehicle safety 50 years ago: Mercedes-Benz presented the Experimental Safety Vehicle, ESF 13 for short, at the “Transpo 72” trade fair in Washington D.C. on 31 May 1972.
  • Stuttgart, Feb 12, 2010 - When Mercedes-Benz introduced the C 111-II at the Geneva Motor Show in March 1970 it was the stuff of dreams: breathtaking body design, innovative materials and pioneering technology – not to mention top-level performance.
  • Stuttgart, Feb 7, 2005 - <b>March 9-19, 1995</b> Four cars rolled into one – variability was very much to the fore when Mercedes-Benz developed the concept of the Vario Research Car (VRC) which celebrated its much-acclaimed premiere at the Geneva Motor Show (March 9 – 19, 1995).
  • Stuttgart, Sep 11, 2004 - The compact wedge in bright orange, a shade internally called “weissherbst”, expressed power, elegance and speed. C 111 was the designation of the futuristic study displayed by Mercedes-Benz in September 1969 at the Frankfurt International Motor Show (IAA). The car broke new ground in terms of both engineering and design.
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