Innovations History


  • a2004f5515.
    In 1998, an SL-Class (R 129 series) sports car was used to test a drive-by-wire system with side-sticks for steering, accelerator and brake, developed from the then DaimlerChrysler research department.
  • 2004f5517
    In 1998, an SL-Class (R 129 series) sports car was used to test a drive-by-wire system with side-sticks for steering, accelerator and brake, developed from the then DaimlerChrysler research department.
  • a2004f5518.
    In 1998, an SL-Class (R 129 series) sports car was used to test a drive-by-wire system with side-sticks for steering, accelerator and brake, developed from the then DaimlerChrysler research department.
  • A99F5991
    In 1998, an SL-Class (R 129 series) sports car was used to test a drive-by-wire system with side-sticks for steering, accelerator and brake, developed from the then DaimlerChrysler research department.
  • RP_60_Jahre_SL_Tag-18
    In 1998, an SL-Class (R 129 series) sports car was used to test a drive-by-wire system with side-sticks for steering, accelerator and brake, developed from the then DaimlerChrysler research department.
  • RP_60_Jahre_SL_Tag-22
    In 1998, an SL-Class (R 129 series) sports car was used to test a drive-by-wire system with side-sticks for steering, accelerator and brake, developed from the then DaimlerChrysler research department.
  • 58702.
    Mercedes-Benz 300 SL (W 194 series) with chassis number W 194 011. Racing prototype developed for the 1953 racing season. However, this prototype never raced.
  • RP_60_Jahre_SL_Tag-23
    In 1998, an SL-Class (R 129 series) sports car was used to test a drive-by-wire system with side-sticks for steering, accelerator and brake, developed from the then DaimlerChrysler research department.
  • 58707.
    Mercedes-Benz 300 SL (W 194 series) with chassis number W 194 011. Racing prototype developed for the 1953 racing season. However, this prototype never raced.
  • 58704.
    Mercedes-Benz 300 SL (W 194 series) with chassis number W 194 011. Racing prototype developed for the 1953 racing season. However, this prototype never raced.
  • RP_60_Jahre_SL_Tag-24
    In 1998, an SL-Class (R 129 series) sports car was used to test a drive-by-wire system with side-sticks for steering, accelerator and brake, developed from the then DaimlerChrysler research department.
  • 58706.
    Mercedes-Benz 300 SL (W 194 series) with chassis number W 194 011. Racing prototype developed for the 1953 racing season. However, this prototype never raced.
  • 58708.
    Mercedes-Benz 300 SL (W 194 series) with chassis number W 194 011. Racing prototype developed for the 1953 racing season. However, this prototype never raced.
  • 58709
    Mercedes-Benz 300 SL (W 194 series) with chassis number W 194 011. Racing prototype developed for the 1953 racing season. However, this prototype never raced.
  • 61190
    Three versions of the Mercedes-Benz 300 SL at a glance: on the left, the Mercedes-Benz 1952 300 SL (W 194 series), next to it the racing car prototype (chassis number W 194 011) developed for the 1953 racing season (this prototype never raced), finally the 1954 series-production car (W 198).
  • 58711
    Mercedes-Benz 300 SL (W 194 series) with chassis number W 194 011. Racing prototype developed for the 1953 racing season. However, this prototype never raced. Here compared with a 1952 300 SL (W 194 series) racing car.
  • 68286-21
    Mercedes-Benz 300 SL (W 194 series) with chassis number W 194 011. Racing prototype developed for the 1953 racing season. However, this prototype never raced.
  • 68286A
    Mercedes-Benz 300 SL (W 194 series) with chassis number W 194 011. Racing prototype developed for the 1953 racing season. However, this prototype never raced.
  • 1998DIG134
    Mercedes-Benz 450 SL (R 107 series, 1971 to 1989), US version, model year 1979
  • 1998DIG133
    Mercedes-Benz 450 SL (R 107 series, 1971 to 1989), US version, model year 1979
  • 68434
    Three versions of the Mercedes-Benz 300 SL at a glance: on the right, the Mercedes-Benz 1952 300 SL (W 194 series), next to it the racing car prototype (chassis number W 194 011) developed for the 1953 racing season (this prototype never raced), finally the 1954 series-production car (W 198).
  • 1998DIG86
    Mercedes-Benz 350 SL (R 107 series, 1971 to 1989). This version was built until 1980
  • 1998DIG88
    Mercedes-Benz 450 SL (R 107 series, 1971 to 1989). This version was built until 1980
  • 71105-9.
    Mercedes-Benz 350 SL (R 107 series, 1971 to 1989), engine compartment. This version was built until 1980
  • 1999DIG138
    Mercedes-Benz 350 SL (R 107 series, 1971 to 1989). This version was built until 1980
  • 1998DIG92
    Mercedes-Benz 380 SL (R 107 series, 1971 to 1989), US version, model year 1982
  • C10794.
    Mercedes-Benz M 177 engine, used in 450 SE, 450 SEL, 450 SL and 450 SLC
  • U83740
    The 1970 Mercedes-Benz C 111/II research vehicle´s 4-rotor Wankel engine.
  • U85957.
    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.
  • 2008DIG14840
    Mercedes-Benz SL, W 113 series, with the 6.3-litre V8 engine M 100 from the 600 model (W 100), drawing.
  • 2008DIG14841
    Mercedes-Benz SL, W 113 series, with the 6.3-litre V8 engine M 100 from the 600 model (W 100), drawing.
  • 2008DIG14843
    Mercedes-Benz SL, W 113 series, with the 6.3-litre V8 engine M 100 from the 600 model (W 100).
  • U15991
    6,3-liter-V8-motor M 100 of the Mercedes-Benz 600 (W 100 series, 1963 to 1981). Drawing, transversal section.
  • U16386
    6,3-liter-V8-motor M 100 of the Mercedes-Benz 600 (W 100 series, 1963 to 1981).
  • U16513.
    6,3-liter-V8-motor M 100 of the Mercedes-Benz 600 (W 100 series, 1963 to 1981). Drawing, longitudinal section.
  • U16525
    6,3-liter-V8-motor M 100 of the Mercedes-Benz 600 (W 100 series, 1963 to 1981).
  • 10C991_027.
    Research vehicle Mercedes-Benz F 800 Style, introduced at the Geneva Motor Show in February 2010. The hybrid module of the F 800 Style Plug-in HYBRID is integrated into the automatic transmission
  • 10A1313.
    Production of Mercedes-Benz automatic transmissions at the Hedelfingen plant, mid-1960s.
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