Innovations History


  • U83740
    The 1970 Mercedes-Benz C 111/II research vehicle´s 4-rotor Wankel engine.
  • U87367
    The 1970 Mercedes-Benz C 111/II research vehicle´s 4-rotor Wankel engine.
  • U87368
    The 1970 Mercedes-Benz C 111/II research vehicle´s 4-rotor Wankel engine.
  • 89406
    Engine compartment of the Mercedes-Benz 220 SE "Tailfin" (W 111, 1959 to 1965).
  • 85F407
    Handling control systems, such as the automatic locking differential (ASD), the acceleration skid control system (ASR), and the automatically engaging all-wheel drive system 4MATIC, celebrated their premiere in the Mercedes-Benz 124 model series in September 1985, initially at the IAA International Motor Show in Frankfurt/Main, and then in February 1986 at a driving presentation.
  • 85F462
    Mercedes-Benz saloon of the 124 model series with automatically engaging 4MATIC four-wheel drive.
  • 86F1
    Automatically engaging 4MATIC four-wheel drive in a saloon of the Mercedes-Benz 124 model series. Graphic from 1986.
  • A96F5770
    Drive train in a Mercedes-Benz model E 280 4MATIC and E 320 4MATIC Estate from the 210 model series (1995 to 2002). The all-wheel drive system 4MATIC was launched in 1985 in the 124 model series (1985 to 1995), together with the automatic locking differential (ASD) and the acceleration skid control system (ASR).
  • 86F81
    Mercedes-Benz model 300 E 4MATIC. The all-wheel drive system 4MATIC was launched in 1985 in the 124 model series (1985 to 1995), together with the automatic locking differential (ASD) and the acceleration skid control system (ASR).
  • C96F5940
    Mercedes-Benz E-Class Saloon from the 210 model series (1995 to 2002), 4MATIC edition, diagram of drive train.
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