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  • Stuttgart, Nov 26, 2012 - The tradition of the Mercedes-Benz S-Class -- Mercedes-Benz Silver Arrows in the 1930s -- Originals – authentic vehicles tell authentic stories -- Classic vehicles kept in perfect condition with Mercedes-Benz Genuine Parts
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  • Stuttgart, Dec 9, 2011 - 75 years ago – from 20 February to 7 March 1937: the Mercedes-Benz 320 (model series W 142) was presented at the Berlin Motor Show. Its outstanding features included high levels of spaciousness, comfort and convenience.
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  • Stuttgart, Oct 4, 2011 - Event: Mercedes-Benz Classic at the London to Brighton Veteran Car Run, 5 to 7 November 2011. 75 years ago – on 11 November 1936: Rudolf Caracciola broke five international class records and one world record in a fully streamlined Mercedes-Benz “Rekordwagen” on the Frankfurt – Darmstadt motorway. He attained a record speed of 333.48 km/h from a flying start over a distance of 10 miles.
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  • Stuttgart, Sep 1, 2011 - 125 years ago – on 9 October 1886: Gottlieb Daimler filed a patent application for his marine engine (German Reich patent office registration no. 39 367, issued on 1 June 1887).
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  • Stuttgart, Aug 1, 2011 - Event: Mercedes-Benz Classic at the ADAC Eifelrennen, 9 to 11 September 2011. Event: Mercedes-Benz Classic at the Goodwood Revival, 16 to 18 September 2011. 125 years ago – on 5 September 1886: the newspaper “Generalanzeiger der Stadt Mannheim” dedicated a comprehensive feature to the patented motor car designed by Benz and announced that “Mr Benz is now to begin building such carriages.”
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  • Stuttgart, Jun 1, 2011 - 125 years ago – on 03 July 1886: The “Neue Badische Landeszeitung” newspaper reported on the public drive undertaken in the morning on Ringstrasse in Mannheim with the patented motor car developed by Carl Benz. 30 years ago – on 20 July 1981: Airbag and belt tensioner became available as special options for the Mercedes-Benz S-Class (W 126) – the very first series production vehicle to offer such features.
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  • Stuttgart, May 2, 2011 - Event: Mercedes-Benz Classic at the Goodwood Festival of Speed, 30 June to 3 July 2011. 100 years ago – on 24 June 1911: Juan Manuel Fangio was born. He is recognised as the most outstanding racing driver of the 20th century. His name is inseparably linked to Mercedes-Benz. In 1954 and 1955 he achieved key international successes for the brand, including the Formula 1 world championship title. He died on 17 July 1995.
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  • Stuttgart, Apr 1, 2011 - Event: Mercedes-Benz Classic at the Mille Miglia Storica, 12 to 15 May 2011.75 years ago – on 17 May 1936: Rudolf Caracciola won the Tunis Grand Prix at an average speed of 160.3 km/h. This was the final victory for the Silver Arrows from Mercedes-Benz in the 1936 racing season.
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  • Stuttgart, Feb 22, 2011 - 100 years ago – on 23 April 1911: Bob Burman broke Barney Oldfield's record, covering a mile from a flying start at an average speed of 228.1 km in the "Blitzen-Benz" at Daytona Beach, Florida/USA. This was the highest speed ever attained by a road vehicle and set up a world record which remained unbeaten until 1919.
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  • Stuttgart, Jan 11, 2011 - 125 years ago – on 8 March 1886: Gottlieb Daimler ordered a coach from coachbuilder Wilhelm Wimpff & Sohn in Stuttgart, ostensibly as a birthday present for his wife, Emma. In the same year he had a high-speed engine fitted to the coach at the Maschinenfabrik Esslingen engine works, building his first four-wheel automobile in the process.
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  • Stuttgart, Jan 4, 2011 - 75 years ago – from 15 February to 1 March 1936: The world's first series-produced diesel passenger car, the Mercedes-Benz 260 D (W 138), was unveiled at the International Automobile and Motorcycle Show in Berlin. Also on display at the show were the new passenger car models 170 V (W 136) and 170 H (W 28).
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  • Stuttgart, Dec 1, 2010 - 125 years ago – on 29 January 1886: Carl Benz filed the patent application for his three-wheeled "automobile with gas-engine drive". German Patent number 37,435, dated 2 November 1886, is seen as the "birth certificate" of the automobile. Daimler AG will hold a ceremony to celebrate the start of the anniversary year. 115 years ago – on 14 January 1896: Henry Lawson founded Daimler Motor Company Ltd., the oldest automobile manufacturer in the United Kingdom.
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  • Stuttgart, Nov 1, 2010 - <b>1910</b> Daimler-Motoren-Gesellschaft presented a landaulet equipped with a valveless Knight sleeve valve engine at the Paris Motor Show. <b>1960</b> Chairman of the Board of Management of Daimler-Benz AG, Fritz Könecke, presented a special long-wheelbase version of a Mercedes-Benz 300 d Landaulet to Pope John XXIII. <b>1970</b> Jointly developed with Teldix, the first-generation anti-lock brake system (ABS) for passenger cars was presented to the press in Untertürkheim.
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  • Stuttgart, Oct 1, 2010 - <b>1890</b> Daimler-Motoren-Gesellschaft (DMG) was officially established following notarial certification of the company in Stuttgart. <b>1900</b> The first Mercedes 35 hp was completed. <b>1910</b> The race for the American Grand Prix in Savannah, Georgia, US, ended with a one-two victory for Benz. <b>1935</b> Foreign manufacture of Mercedes-Benz passenger cars began with the production of Mercedes-Benz rear-engined 130 models in Denmark. <b>1945</b> Daimler-Benz was given authorisation from the Allies to produce the Mercedes-Benz 170 V (W 136 I series) as a pickup, panel van and ambulance.
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  • Stuttgart, Sep 1, 2010 - <b>1910</b> Hans Scherenberg was born. As an engineer and later chief designer at Daimler-Benz, Scherenberg had an influence on key developments such as engine design, direct petrol injection and automatic transmission. <b>1930</b> The 770 “Grand Mercedes” model made its debut at the Paris Motor Show. <b>1950</b> The Mercedes-Benz L 6600 went into series production at the Gaggenau plant. <b>1955</b> After a highly successful season, Daimler-Benz AG announced its decision to withdraw from motorsport for the foreseeable future. <b>1990</b> The Mercedes-Benz 500 E (W 124 series) made its debut at the Paris Motor Show. <b>1990</b> A joint venture agreement was established with AMG Motorenbau- und Entwicklungsgesellschaft mbH in Affalterbach, setting out cooperation in the fields of development, production, sales and service of passenger cars and car parts. <b>1995</b> In Hambach-Saargemünd, France, Helmut Werner and Nicolas G. Hayek laid the foundation stone for the new smart production plant. <b>1995</b> The new Vito small van was presented to the press in the Spanish capital Madrid.
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  • Stuttgart, Aug 1, 2010 - <b>1900</b> Daimler-Motoren-Gesellschaft introduced the honeycomb radiator (German patent no. DRP 122 766). <b>1930</b> Rudolf Caracciola was crowned European Hillclimb Champion. <b>1935</b> Rudolf Caracciola drove a Mercedes-Benz to victory in the European and German Championships in the 1935 season. <b>1955</b> The L 319 van model made its debut at the International Motor Show (IAA) in Frankfurt am Main. <b>1965</b> A delegation from Daimler-Benz AG presented Pope Paul VI with a special version of the Mercedes-Benz 600 Pullman Landaulet. <b>1965</b> At the IAA in Frankfurt am Main Daimler-Benz presented its new luxury segment series. The Frankfurt Motor Show also included an entirely new forward control series in the mid-range class. Other innovations were the LPS 2020 semitrailer tractor and the first Mercedes-Benz forward control tippers. <b>1985</b> An improved and expanded passenger car range was presented at the IAA in Frankfurt am Main. Also introduced were the dynamic handling control systems ASD (automatic locking differential) and ASR (acceleration skid control), as well as the automatic 4MATIC four-wheel drive system. In addition, the IAA witnessed the world premieres of the 1635 and 1644 heavy-duty trucks, the O 407 standard regular service intercity bus and O 301 small coach. <b>2005</b> Mercedes-Benz presented the S-Class from the W 221 series at the IAA in Frankfurt am Main.
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  • Stuttgart, Jul 1, 2010 - <b>1885</b> Gottlieb Daimler protected his “riding car” with German Patent No. DRP 36 423.The prototype was the world’s first motorcycle. <b>1905</b> The first Herkomer Race ended in a triple victory for Mercedes. <b>1930</b> Rudolf Caracciola won the International Klausenpass Race in a Mercedes-Benz SSK, setting a new sports car record in the process. <b>1945</b> Production of the 4.5-tonne Mercedes-Benz L 4500 truck started up again at the Gaggenau plant. <b>1945</b> The project group was set up for the Unimog.
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  • Stuttgart, Jun 1, 2010 - <b>1930</b> Rudolf Caracciola won the Grand Prix of Ireland – and in so doing, the Irish Times Trophy – driving a Mercedes-Benz SSK. <b>1930</b> A special-production Mercedes-Benz “Nürburg” 460 was delivered to Pope Pius XI. <b>1960</b> The supervisory board of Daimler-Benz AG authorised the purchase of 1.5 million square metres of industrial premises at Wörth near Karlsruhe. <b>1990</b> Following the ground-breaking ceremony performed by Werner Niefer, then Chairman of the Board of Management of Mercedes-Benz AG, the foundation stone was laid for the new Rastatt plant.
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  • Stuttgart, May 1, 2010 - <b>1900</b> Emil Jellinek agreed a further major order from Daimler-Motoren-Gesellschaft. <b>1925</b> Benz & Cie. introduced “low-floor buses” for the all-new 2 CNa and 2 CNb model series. <b>1925</b> To support the apprentice department at Daimler-Motoren-Gesellschaft, a three-class plant vocational training school was founded in Stuttgart. <b>1930</b> From now on bus bodies were produced in all-steel design. <b>1945</b> Production of the Mercedes-Benz L 701 truck at the Mannheim plant was restarted. <b>1955</b> The LP 315 was the first production forward control truck produced by Mercedes-Benz. <b>1985</b> The Solarmobile designed by trainees at Daimler-Benz AG won the Swiss-organised Tour de Sol. <b>1995</b> The new E-Class saloons from the 210 series were brought onto the market.
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  • Stuttgart, Apr 1, 2010 - <b>1915</b> Ralph de Palma won the legendary Indianapolis 500 at Indiana, US, driving a grand prix Mercedes with 4.5-litre displacement. <b>1955</b> The first S model Unimog came off the production line at the Gaggenau plant. <b>1955</b> Stirling Moss won the Mille Miglia driving a Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR in a new record time. <b>1955</b>:The Mercedes-Benz 190 SL sports car (W 121 series) went into series production. <b>1965</b> The new Mercedes-Benz O 302 bus series was presented to the press at the Mannheim plant. <b>1975</b> The Mercedes-Benz 450 SEL 6.9 was presented to the public. <b>1985</b> Developed in-house, the driving simulator was inaugurated at the Daimler-Benz Research Centre in Berlin Marienfelde. <b>1990</b> Mercedes-Benz was the first German car manufacturer to offer customers its own credit card. <b>1995</b> The Mercedes-Benz S 600 Coupé was the world’s first production car equipped with the electronic stability programme ESP®.
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  • Stuttgart, Mar 1, 2010 - <b>1885</b> Gottlieb Daimler applied for a patent for his internal combustion engine with vertical cylinder. <b>1900</b> Emil Jellinek and Daimler-Motoren-Gesellschaft agreed a contract on the sale of Daimler automobiles and engines. <b>1935</b> In the 1935 season Mercedes-Benz formula racing cars from the W 25 series notched up many triumphs. <b>1975</b> Daimler-Benz presented an experimental bus for combined battery / trolley operation in Esslingen.
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  • Stuttgart, Feb 1, 2010 - <b> 1895</b> The world’s first motorised bus of Benz & Cie. went into scheduled service. <b>1900</b>: Several new Daimler-built 23 hp “Phoenix” racing cars took part in Nice Race Week. Emil Jellinek entered two vehicles. <b>1910</b> Barney Oldfield set a new world record at Daytona Beach, Florida, US, driving the 200 hp Benz. <b> 1970</b> The revised Mercedes-Benz C 111 experimental vehicle was introduced at the Geneva Motor Show. <b>1990</b> The Mercedes-Benz 190 E 2.5-16 Evo II had its world premiere at the Geneva Motor Show. <b>1995</b> The Vario Research Car (VRC) with variable body concept was introduced at the Geneva Motor Show.
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  • Stuttgart, Jan 1, 2010 - <b>1905</b> Georg Wiß established the Süddeutsche Automobilfabrik Gaggenau GmbH in Gaggenau. <b>1925</b> The Mercedes star inside a laurel wreath was registered as a trademark. <b>1935</b> Daimler-Benz presented the 150 sports car (W 30 series) with a rear-mounted, 1.5-litre, four-cylinder engine at the International Car and Motorcycle Show in Berlin . <b>1995</b> Evobus GmbH was created by merging the bus division of Mercedes-Benz AG with Karl Kässbohrer GmbH.
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