Four luxurious seats and nothing but the wide open sky above

  • Premiere of the Mercedes-Benz Cabriolet in model series W 111 in September 1961
  • Together with the Saloon (September 1959) and Coupé (March 1961), the model series was then complet
  • Thanks to their understated, timeless elegance, these two-door models are still among the most popular classics

Four luxurious seats and nothing but the wide open sky above

Mercedes-Benz SL of the R 107 model series:Premiere 50 years ago in April 1971

  • Eight-cylinder engines in the production SL for the first time
  • During the 18 years of its production, more than 237,000 Roadsters of this model series were built
  • The open SL was the basis of the SLC luxury class coupés in model series C 107
  • Continuous expansion of the model range with six- and eight-cylinder engines

Mercedes-Benz SL of the R 107 model series:Premiere 50 years ago in April 1971

Multifaceted model for success: The Mercedes-Benz C-Class

  • The premiere of the Mercedes-Benz compact models in 1982 set the course for a doubly successful future: it marked the beginning of the direct line of C-Class tradition. It also provided the impetus for the brand’s general departure into its strategic product initiative. This strategy transformed classic luxury-class manufacturer Mercedes-Benz into a modern, broad-based premium brand. This development had its roots back in the early days of the car.

Multifaceted model for success: The Mercedes-Benz C-Class

Rudolf Caracciola: “A silver lining in racing drivers’ skies”

  • Motorsport legend was born 120 years ago
  • Three-time European Grand Prix Champion and three-time European Hill Climb Champion at the wheel of a Mercedes-Benz in the 1930s
  • His 1938 world record of 432.69 km/h on public roads stood for 79 years
  • 90 years ago he was the first non-Italian to win the Mille Miglia at the wheel of a Mercedes-Benz SSKL

Rudolf Caracciola: “A silver lining in racing drivers’ skies”

Daimler-Benz granted permission to resume car production from November 1945

  • 75 years ago, the Allies gave their consent to resuming passenger car production
  • Mercedes-Benz 170 V pre-war passenger car model forms the basis for the vehicle range at the time
  • Difficult framework conditions in the automotive industry prevail for many years

Daimler-Benz granted permission to resume car production from November 1945

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