Stuttgart, Oct 29, 2020 -
Reconstruction, economic miracle and a new desire for travel: the Mercedes-Benz L 6600 heavy-duty truck and the Mercedes-Benz O 6600 bus, equipped with the same drivetrain, were the ideal vehicles for all this and more from 1950 right into the mid-1960s.
Stuttgart, Sep 22, 2020 -
65 years ago, in 1955, Mercedes-Benz presented a versatile talent bearing the star in the midst of the strongest economic growth phase of the Miracle on the Rhine: the L 319 van and compact O 319 minibus perfectly met the demands of assistance services as well as traders in all sectors.
Stuttgart, Dec 5, 2019 -
Its impressive overall design concept made the Mercedes-Benz O 321 H/HL bus ─ which was unveiled 65 years ago ─ a resounding success. And the production figures provide solid proof of this:
Stuttgart, Apr 22, 2009 -
A false start that turned out well in the end. The history of the 300 engine series, launched in 1949 for light and medium-duty commercial vehicles, was certainly not without drama.
Stuttgart, Apr 1, 2008 -
Four different models for between six and sixteen passengers, engine output ratings from four to ten horsepower: the first bus series was launched by Daimler-Motoren-Gesellschaft in May 1898. The automotive pioneer thus became the world’s first supplier of a complete series of motorized buses.
Stuttgart, Mar 3, 2008 -
It was a question of making the best of scarce resources in factories which had been destroyed during the war. But as early as March 1948, Daimler-Benz succeeded in “re-editing” the Mercedes-Benz O 4500 bus.
Stuttgart, Feb 1, 2008 -
Wide doors, high windows, clear passenger information, plenty of interior space and comfortable seats; an ergonomically designed cockpit for one-man operation and quiet, clean engines. Nowadays these are the features that characterize the familiar appearance of modern regular service buses. When the O 307 inter-urban bus entered series production in February 1973, attributes such as these were anything but the norm.
Stuttgart, Apr 26, 2005 -
<b>June 1925</b> Until June 1925 bus bodies had been mounted as a matter of course on conventional truck chassis which featured straight frames. This had meant quite a climb for the passengers. The new “low-floor” bus ushered in a new era.
Stuttgart, Apr 18, 2005 -
<b>May 18, 1965</b> One for all – probably the aptest description of the Mercedes-Benz O 302. Urban regular-service bus, country bus, touring coach – this bus with the three-pointed star was a jack of all trades.