Daimler Buses

  • 57281.0
    This Benz bus of 1895 served on Germany’s first bus route, though with only moderate success.
  • S 14
    In 1914, this Benz S 14 interurban bus was plying the highways and byways, already equipped with a trailer.
  • BadenBaden-Gernsbach_jpg
    Buses from Gaggenau went into service in 1905 on the new Gernsbach–Baden-Baden route.
  • 50964.0
    Twelve persons, six hp: Vital statistics for this Daimler bus of 1900.
  • 67563.0
    This 10-hp Daimler postal bus began operating on the Künzelsau–Mergentheim route in 1898.
  • Daimler_D4
    Built in 1908, 35 hp sightseeing buses like these went into service with the Royal Post in Bavaria.
  • Niederomnibus
    The low-floor buses were based on a new offset frame.
  • Innenraum_Lo_2000_Bus
    Steel designs offered passengers greater passive safety than a wooden body.
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    The rivets in the bus’ metal panelling are clearly visible.
  • 85379.0
    The Lo 2000 bus was also available as a convertible.
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    The assembled workforce gives a down-to-earth and convincing demonstration of the roof’s rigidity.
  • O_4500
    The O 4500 provided urgently needed mobility in post-war Germany.
  • 13626.0
    A cage of steel formed the skeleton of the Lo 2000 bus.
  • G6857
    Three-axle bus based on the N56 chassis.
  • Innenraum_O_4500
    “Extra wide” was how the plant proudly described the generous centre aisle of the O 4500.
  • 49007
    The Sindelfingen plant developed the O 3250 bus, while the chassis was built at Gaggenau.
  • O6600H_Heckmotor
    The O 6600 H was the first ever Mercedes bus to feature a transverse-mounted rear engine.
  • O_6600
    The O 6600 long-nosed bus was launched in the summer of 1950.
  • O6600H
    New Objectivity confronts Late Rococo: Mercedes built the cab-over-engine O 6600 H from 1951 on.
  • 321_Gerippe
    With the introduction of the self-supporting body in 1954, bus and truck design finally parted company.
  • O321H_Schiebedach
    A sliding roof was also available as optional equipment.
  • O321H_Bodenrahmen
    The floor frame in the O 321 H was practical for external bodybuilders.
  • O321H_Stadtlinie
    This O 321 H urban bus operated on routes in Konstanz in 1960.
  • 2000M136_17
    Even airline pilots boarded the O 322 as passengers.
  • 2000M136_5
    The O 322 urban bus was one of the first specialist vehicles for scheduled services.
  • 100.2_OE_302
    The O 302 OE featuring an auxiliary electric drive was the ultimate all-purpose bus for urban routes.
  • 2000M136_33
    Split front windscreen and sliding side windows are typical features of the O 322.
  • 100.1_O_302
    Mercedes shipped the O 302 to the USA with Nirosta side panelling.
  • O_302_WM-Bus
    The reigning world champions of the day and East Germany’s national squad both travelled in the O 302.
  • O_305G
    The O 305 as an articulated bus.
  • O_305_Prototypiaa1967
    Mercedes presented this prototype of the O 305 at the IAA Motor Show in 1967.
  • O_305_Methanol
    The O 305 was also available with a methanol engine.
  • O_305_innen
    A spacious and uncluttered interior in the O 305 (1968).
  • O_305_Serie
    This was what the production version of the O 305 looked like in November 1968.
  • OE_305_hybrid
    The plant also launched a hybrid version with diesel-electric drive under the model name OE 305.
  • O_305_Linie
    The O 305 in regular service around the elegant streets of Baden-Baden.
  • O_307_Alpen
    The O 307 on a longer excursion into the Alps.
  • O_307_Einstieg_vorn
    The O 307 offered easy access at the front.
  • O_303_Trolley
    The O 307 was also available as a trolley bus.
  • O_307_Ausstieg_hinten
    The exit at the back of the O 307 also scored top marks for convenience.