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

Mercedes-Benz 500 E: A high-performance wolf in sheep’s clothing

  •  Thirty years ago, in 1990, Mercedes-Benz launched the 500 E at the Paris Motor Show
  • This was the sporty top-of-the-range model of the successful mid-sized 124 model series
  • Porsche was involved as a project partner in its development and assembly

Mercedes-Benz 500 E: A high-performance wolf in sheep’s clothing

Driving force of the Miracle on the Rhine: Mercedes-Benz L 319 and O 319 premiere in 1955

  • Van and minibus round off the product range with light commercial vehicles
  • Both are market leaders between 1955 and 1968
  • Efficient diesel engines prevail amongst traders
  • The front design, also featuring elements from the 300 SL “Gullwing”, brings a smile to many faces nowadays

Driving force of the Miracle on the Rhine: Mercedes-Benz L 319 and O 319 premiere in 1955

The epitome of the automobile: the Mercedes-Benz S-Class

  • The Mercedes-Benz S-Class: Highlights
  • The tradition of the Mercedes-Benz S-Class
  • Mercedes-Benz S-Class and preceding model series since 1951
  • Innovations and facts: S-Class and preceding model series
  • The S-Class and preceding model series in the international press

The epitome of the automobile: the Mercedes-Benz S-Class

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