Super sports cars 120 years ago: Mercedes Simplex 40 hp

    • The new design dominates “Nice Week” in 1902
    • Developed with a passion for innovation, visionary power and technical design drive
    • Coveted by the upper echelons of society

Super sports cars 120 years ago: Mercedes Simplex 40 hp

70 years of sport, luxury and lifestyle: The Mercedes-Benz SL

    • In 1952, the 300 SL racing sports car became the first vehicle in a unique and uninterrupted tradition
    • The latest generation of the icon: The new Mercedes-AMG SL (R 232)
    • The consistent Performance Luxury model offers a driving experience at the highest level
    • Special exhibition extended: “The Fascination of the SL – a Dream Car for 70 Years” at the Mercedes-Benz Museum with ten SL sports cars until 9 October 2022

70 years of sport, luxury and lifestyle: The Mercedes-Benz SL

“Adenauer” in the front, data laboratory in the rear: The Mercedes-Benz 300 measuring car from 1960”

    • The so-called measuring car (in German “Messwagen”) is connected by cable to a prototype travelling in front of it
    • One-off model in the Mercedes-Benz Museum based on the Mercedes-Benz 300 “Adenauer”
    • Mercedes-Benz Museum Close-Up: Cars, Architecture and Exhibition Design – No. 3/2022

“Adenauer” in the front, data laboratory in the rear: The Mercedes-Benz 300 measuring car from 1960

Coupé premiere in January 1997: Mercedes-Benz CLK model series 208

    • The second production vehicle of the 1990s product campaign
    • In 1993, the coupé study had already presented design elements to the public
    • Bold and successful transformation of the brand with new vehicles in new segments

Coupé premiere in January 1997: Mercedes-Benz CLK model series 208”

Luxury meets dynamism: Premiere of the model series 140 S-Class Coupés 30 years ago

    • World premiere at the NAIAS in Detroit from 11 to 19 January 1992
    • Top models of the Mercedes-Benz passenger car range based on the S-Class
    • Exclusive modern classics (or “youngtimers”) are among the contenders for H-plates (reserved for historic vehicles) in 2022

Luxury meets dynamism: Premiere of the model series 140 S-Class Coupés 30 years ago”

5 November 1921: The star in the ring becomes a globally known trademark

    • Anniversary of the trademark: 100 years ago, Daimler-Motoren-Gesellschaft applied for trademark protection of the Mercedes star in the ring
    • The signet became one of the world’s best-known trademarks
    • As early as 1909, DMG had the three-pointed star and Benz had the laurel wreath placed under protection
    • The star from the Stuttgart station tower is currently on loan to the Mercedes-Benz Museum
    • The marketing campaign for the anniversary will begin on 5 November 2021 on social media

5 November 1921: The star in the ring becomes a globally known trademark

The Fascination of the SL – a Dream Car for 70 Years

  • 70 years ago: With this vehicle, Mercedes-Benz once again achieved “one of the very highest ranks that international automotive engineering has to award”
  • The 300 S was the star of the Paris Motor Show (4 to 14 October 1951)
  • As coveted then as it is now – and highly exclusive
  • Expert report by Mercedes-Benz Classic on the original exhibition vehicles from 1951

Mercedes-Benz 300 S: Dreamlike synthesis between luxury and sport

The first Mercedes compressor cars at the DAA 1921

  • Mercedes 6/25 hp and 10/40 hp with the Roots compressor
  • Premiere at the German Motor Show in Berlin in 1921
  • The foundation for the golden era of supercharged touring cars at the end of the 1920s

The first Mercedes compressor cars at the DAA 1921

Where is Adenauer’s last “Adenauer” parked?

  • Mercedes-Benz 300 (internally designated as 300 d, W 189) – Konrad Adenauer’s last official car at the Mercedes-Benz Museum
  • Prestigious saloon with in-car car phone, divider, fan in the rear and seat belts
  • Mercedes-Benz Museum Close-Up: Cars, architecture and exhibition design No. 1/2021

Where is Adenauer’s last “Adenauer” parked?

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