In General

  • Stuttgart, Aug 29, 2022 - Mercedes-Benz, the world’s oldest luxury car manufacturer, has been reinventing the automobile time and again since 1886. In this way, the brand continuously sets standards and also accompanies social change. The history of the company is correspondingly rich in events and stories. Here we have a brief summary of important anniversaries and milestones from its history.
  • Stuttgart, Jul 7, 2022 - Mercedes-Benz, the world’s oldest luxury car manufacturer, has been reinventing the automobile time and again since 1886. In this way, the brand continuously sets standards and also accompanies social change. The history of the company is correspondingly rich in events and stories.
  • Stuttgart, Feb 24, 2021 - Personal mobility was becoming increasingly electric. At the time, and through the coming years, Mercedes-Benz pursued a number of parallel paths in this direction: the brand had already started to offer a steadily increasing proportion of its vehicles as battery electric and plug-in hybrid models, particularly in the passenger car segment.
  • Stuttgart, Mar 17, 2020 - What do rear-view mirrors, windscreen wipers and radiator emblems have in common? They are three of among “33 extras” on display in the permanent exhibition at the Mercedes-Benz Museum that draw visitors’ focus to fascinating details of the history of mobility and bring automotive culture to life.
  • Stuttgart, Oct 2, 2019 - Three DTM championship titles, three Le Mans victories, the 1998 FIA GT championship and countless further triumphs: Klaus Ludwig is one of the most successful touring car and sports car racing drivers ever.
  • Stuttgart, Sep 11, 2019 - A visionary design in form, drive system and materials: The Mercedes-Benz C 111 thrilled both the motoring world and the public when it celebrated its debut at the International Motor Show (IAA) in Frankfurt/Main 50 years ago.
  • Stuttgart, Jul 18, 2019 - Long-distance travel by car is part of everyday life. Journeys of this kind overcome boundaries and open up new opportunities. One-hundred and twenty-five years ago, in the early days of this new form of mobility, Baron Theodor von Liebieg travelled in his Benz Victoria from Reichenberg in Bohemia to Gondorf on the Moselle river.
  • Stuttgart, Apr 17, 2019 - The future of the fuel cell car begins 25 years ago. In 1994, what was then Daimler-Benz AG introduces the NECAR research vehicle with an electric drive and fuel cell pack. The name stands for “New Electric Car”.
  • Stuttgart, Feb 5, 2019 - The tradition of Mercedes-Benz customer magazines begins in January 1919: one hundred years ago, the first issue of the “Daimler-Zeitung” (Daimler Newspaper), with the famous Mercedes star in its title, appears.
  • Stuttgart, Jan 31, 2019 - In July 1894 the world's first car race takes place from Paris to Rouen. And so begins the successful motorsport history of Mercedes-Benz. The two winning vehicles are powered by an engine developed by Gottlieb Daimler and Wilhelm Maybach.
  • Stuttgart, Oct 24, 2018 - The parallels are striking: the start-up spirit is as relevant today as it was in the early days of the car. An 1888 example: after the invention of the car two years earlier, Carl Benz and Gottlieb Daimler appear with further pioneering achievements.
  • Stuttgart, Jun 11, 2018 - The Mercedes-Benz Classic Center is celebrating an anniversary: it opened its doors in Fellbach 25 years ago, in May 1993. Since then it has set standards as an unrivalled centre of competence for the utmost originality and authenticity relating to the brand’s classic vehicles.
  • Stuttgart, May 3, 2018 - Key body parts for the Mercedes-Benz 300 SL “Gullwing” (W 198) are again available in factory quality. They can be ordered by their part number from any Mercedes-Benz sales partner.
  • Stuttgart, Nov 21, 2017 - HAGI market research again observes highly positive growth in value of classic Mercedes-Benz vehicles.
  • Stuttgart, May 15, 2017 - With "hp culture and orchestral sounds" as the motto, on 20 May 2017 orchestras from Baden-Württemberg and Slovenia will be the guests on the open-air stage of the Mercedes-Benz Museum. The programme is part of the 2017 Regional Music School Day in Stuttgart and takes place from 11 a.m. to 4.45 p.m..
  • Stuttgart, Jul 29, 2016 - As an automotive city of distinction, Stuttgart is also home to two of the most spectacular car museums.
  • Detroit, Jul 22, 2016 - Bertha Benz, first female automotive pioneer, was inducted into the Automotive Hall of Fame on the evening of 21st July 2016.
  • Stuttgart, Jun 13, 2016 - On June 28, 1926 representatives of Daimler-Motoren-Gesellschaft (DMG) and Benz & Cie. signed the agreement for the merger of the two oldest automobile manufacturers in the world.
  • Stuttgart, May 19, 2016 - Mercedes-Benz Classic will be providing a continuous supply of up-to-date press photos of the Mille Miglia 2016 while the event is still underway. The photos will be published in the M@rs database. This year, the thousand mile race is taking place from 19 to 22 May.
  • Stuttgart, Apr 28, 2016 - A leisurely tour through the South of France in a Pagoda SL, exploring winding coastal roads and romantic villages – it sounds like the perfect short break. Or perhaps you'd prefer to spend your day coasting along cypress-lined avenues in a 1970s SL, past vineyards and olive groves, before sitting down to savour the Tuscan cuisine?
  • Stuttgart, Jan 20, 2016 - The F 100 research vehicle celebrated its world premiere 25 years ago. Never before had the designers and engineers realised so many new ideas and innovative solutions in a single vehicle. At the same time, with all its technology, the vehicle was a forerunner of today's connected car, of which the latest Mercedes-Benz standard-production vehicle is the new E-Class.
  • Stuttgart, Oct 23, 2015 - Change of leadership after almost 10 successful years: With effect from 1 December, Michael Bock, Director of Mercedes-Benz Classic and Customer Centre, will take over the management of Sport and Lifestyle Marketing at Mercedes-Benz. Bock will be succeeded by Christian Boucke, the previous Chairman of the Board of Management of Mercedes-Benz Accessories GmbH.
  • Stuttgart, Jul 29, 2015 - With the title "Fascination of Mercedes-Benz Classic", the new wall calendar from Mercedes-Benz Classic presents outstanding vehicles from the history of the Mercedes star. The calendar measuring 69 x 49 centimetres costs € 29.90. It can be ordered online from the Mercedes-Benz Classic Store with immediate effect. Delivery will take place at the end of October.
  • Stuttgart, Mar 6, 2015 - Open for joie de vivre, elegance, and departure to new destinations: the eagerly awaited Mercedes-Benz 190 SL (W 121) was launched in 1955. The two-seater Cabriolet technologically based on the upper mid-size category brought joy and colour to everyday life during the years of the economic miracle. Internationally the 190 SL set standards for a culture of comfortable travel with style and sporty elegance.
  • Stuttgart, May 28, 2014 - On 5 June 2014 the exhibition “Discover Hans Liska” will open in the Museo Mille Miglia in Brescia (Italy). For the first time, Mercedes-Benz Classic is showing works of art from Liska’s private estate together with a selection of works in the possession of the Mercedes-Benz Classic Archive.
  • Stuttgart, Apr 11, 2014 - “Mercedes-Benz Classic Life #1” is a new publication which has been created in cooperation with Mercedes-Benz Classic. premiummedia GmbH from Reutlingen is responsible for the form and content. The lavishly designed book can be ordered with immediate effect at www.mbclassiclife.com, from 14 April 2014 in the Mercedes-Benz Museum shop as well as in bookshops and costs 49.90 euros.
  • Stuttgart, Mar 25, 2014 - Mercedes-Benz is the winner in no less than six categories of the Motor Klassik Award: In 2014, the readers of the classic vehicle magazine “Motor Klassik” voted the supercharged SSK sports car, the 300 SL “Gullwing” Coupé (W 198), the W 25 (1934) and W 196 R (1954) racing cars, and the G-Class as winners.
  • Stuttgart, Jan 30, 2014 - 60 years ago, in February 1954, Stuttgart-based Mercedes-Benz caused a sensation when it debuted two new cars at the International Motor Sports Show in New York: enter the 300 SL (W 198) and a near-production prototype of the 190 SL (W 121). Experts and the public were equally enthralled by the Gullwing Coupé, an evolution of the 300 SL race car (W 194), and the Roadster, built on technology supplied by model 180 (W 120).
  • Stuttgart, Jan 16, 2014 - “120 years of motor sport” is the theme which has been adopted by Mercedes-Benz Classic for 2014 – combined with a host of “magical moments” from the history of motor racing. The anniversary stretches back to the first car race in history, staged on a route from Paris to Rouen in the year 1894. The victorious automobile from Peugeot and Panhard & Levassor was propelled at that time by the “Moteur système Daimler”, a Daimler two-cylinder V-engine built under licence in France.
  • Stuttgart, Jan 15, 2014 - Numerous exclusive Mercedes-Benz classics are among the world’s most valuable vehicles. The Mercedes-Benz Classic Index (MBCI) by Historic Automobile Group International (HAGI) maps market developments. This document reports on the performance of the MBCI in December 2013, together with a summary of the whole of 2013.
  • Stuttgart, Jan 14, 2014 - Numerous exclusive Mercedes-Benz classics can be counted among the most valuable vehicles in the world. The Mercedes-Benz Classic Index (MBCI) of the Historic Automobile Group International (HAGI) maps market developments. Here are the latest comments on the price performance of the MBCI in November 2013.
  • Stuttgart, Nov 18, 2013 - Numerous exclusive Mercedes-Benz classics are among the world’s most valuable vehicles. The Mercedes-Benz Classic Index (MBCI) by Historic Automobile Group International (HAGI) maps market developments. Here are the latest comments on the price performance of the MBCI in October 2013.
  • Stuttgart, Nov 11, 2013 - Scientists from European universities will meet with experts from Daimler AG in Stuttgart on 19 and 20 November 2013 for the “Stuttgart Days” symposium on automotive and corporate history. As in previous years, the two-day event will be hosted at the Mercedes-Benz Museum.
  • Stuttgart, Oct 24, 2013 - Readers of German motoring magazine “Auto Bild Klassik” have decided: not one, but three, Mercedes-Benz cars take a top prize in the “Golden Classic Steering Wheel” awards. “With the Type 600 and type 230 SL, we have two true icons of Mercedes-Benz on the top step of the podium,” enthuses Michael Bock, head of Mercedes-Benz Classic. “This recognition from readers delights us all the more because it is exactly 50 years since both these model series were launched.”
  • Stuttgart, Oct 18, 2013 - The most valuable cars in the world include many exclusive Mercedes-Benz classics.The Mercedes-Benz Classic Index (MBCI) maintained by Historic Automobile Group International (HAGI) tracks activity in the market. This document discusses the performance of the MBCI in September 2013.
  • Stuttgart, Oct 16, 2013 - "Shooting Stars! – Photography from Fans, for Fans" – the title of this year's Mercedes-Benz Classic Calendar 2014 says it all. Friends of the brand with the star were invited to enter a photography competition by uploading their images to the Mercedes-Benz Museum page on Facebook and voting on other submissions. An expert panel of judges made the final selection. The calendar is available in the Mercedes-Benz Museum shop and online.
  • Stuttgart, Sep 13, 2013 - Numerous exclusive Mercedes-Benz classics are among the world’s most valuable vehicles. The Mercedes-Benz Classic Index (MBCI) by Historic Automobile Group International (HAGI) maps market developments. Here are the latest comments on the price performance of the MBCI in August 2013.
  • Stuttgart, Aug 26, 2013 - Numerous exclusive Mercedes-Benz classics are among the world’s most valuable vehicles. The Mercedes-Benz Classic Index (MBCI) by Historic Automobile Group International (HAGI) records market developments. Here are the latest comments on value performance in the MBCI as of July 2013.
  • Stuttgart, Jul 22, 2013 - Many exclusive classic cars from Mercedes-Benz are among the world’s most valuable vehicles. The Mercedes-Benz Classic Index (MBCI) of the Historic Automobile Group International (HAGI) maps the market development. Here is the latest commentary on the performance of the MBCI in June 2013.
  • Stuttgart, Jul 15, 2013 - At the “Goodwood Festival of Speed Sale” conducted by British auction house Bonhams on 12 July 2013, all eyes turned to lot number 320: a Mercedes-Benz type W 196 R Grand Prix racing car – an original grand prix car of Juan Manuel Fangio dating from 1954 and to date the only post-war Silver Arrow in private ownership. The hammer fell at 17.5 Million GBP – a record price for an auction car.
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