Cars History

  • Stuttgart, Feb 23, 2022 - Even better handling in difficult road conditions is offered in winter 25 years ago by the innovative second-generation Mercedes-Benz 4MATIC.
  • Stuttgart, Jan 27, 2022 - The connected car is taken for granted today. 25 years ago, things were very different. At that time, Mercedes-Benz broke new ground with a system: in January 1997, the brand introduces the production version of the TELEAID automatic emergency call system.
  • Stuttgart, Oct 20, 2021 - As a constant innovator of automotive engineering, Mercedes-Benz sometimes takes unconventional paths. One example is the F 400 Carving research vehicle, which the brand presented at the Tokyo Motor Show (14 October to 7 November 2001) in October 2001, 20 years ago.
  • Stuttgart, Oct 6, 2021 - It was a glamorous premiere: in October 1971, Mercedes-Benz presented the SLC Coupé at the Paris Motor Show, a popular stage for elegant creations.
  • Stuttgart, May 6, 2021 - 124 model series Mercedes-Benz Cabriolets are sought-after modern classics. They perfectly combine the passion for elegant, open-top cruising with the Stuttgart-based brand’s high technical standard in the luxury mid-range series.
  • Stuttgart, Oct 5, 2020 - With the Mercedes-Benz 770 “Grand Mercedes”, launched 90 years ago in 1930, the brand forged ahead again in the automotive engineering field. These inherently representative cars featured exceptional driving performance and outstanding ride comfort.
  • Stuttgart, Sep 28, 2020 - Premiere for an innovative system: In September 1985 Mercedes-Benz presented the 4MATIC automatically controlled all-wheel drive at the International Motor Show (IAA) in Frankfurt. This innovation was the focus and was enhanced by the more discreet, but no less important automatic locking differential (ASD).
  • Stuttgart, Mar 5, 2020 - His very last era was once again nothing shy of success as Gottlieb Daimler invented the high-speed petrol engine in 1883/1884. In 1885, he utilised the new powertrain in the “Reitwagen” (riding car) – the world’s first motorised two-wheeler.
  • Stuttgart, Mar 29, 2018 - Mercedes-Benz caused a sensation at the Geneva Motor Show in March 1968 with the 300 SEL 6.3 (W 109).
  • Stuttgart, May 9, 2017 - It was twenty years ago that Mercedes-Benz presented the M-Class in Tuscaloosa (Alabama/USA). Following the traces of the legendary G-Class, the precursor to today's GLE successfully marked the brand's entry into the Sport Utility Vehicle (SUV) segment. At the same time, both vehicles provided the basis for the present, extensive Mercedes-Benz product portfolio in this market segment, which also includes the GLA, GLC and GLS apart from the G-Class and GLE.
  • Stuttgart, Jan 8, 2016 - The inventor of the automobile is presenting the most advanced production vehicle in the world, the new E-Class, at the Detroit motor show. It sets new standards for safety, efficiency and automobile intelligence.
  • Stuttgart, Apr 9, 2013 - The readers of “Motor Klassik” classic car magazine have decided: in the “Motor Klassik Award 2013” a Mercedes-Benz vehicle has won in all of five categories. “In this vote, three historic cars as well as two current Mercedes-Benz models won,” Michael Bock, Head of Mercedes-Benz Classic, was pleased to say.
  • Stuttgart, Jan 23, 2012 - The Mercedes-Benz Type 320 (W 142 series) celebrated its premiere at the International Automobile and Motorcycle Exhibition (IAMA) in Berlin in February 1937. With it, the brand closed a gap in the market between medium-sized vehicles and vehicles of the largest format. At least, this is what the renowned "Allgemeine Automobil-Zeitung" (AAZ or "General Automotive Magazine") felt upon the presentation of the new 3.2-litre motor car. With this model Mercedes-Benz broke new ground in this particular vehicle class, which in those days was characterised by extreme competitiveness.