• Stuttgart, Aug 31, 2022 - 1900 was a breakthrough year in the early days of the automobile. It marked the first time Wilhelm Maybach fitted his invention, the honeycomb radiator, to the Mercedes 35 PS. The patented design solved the problem of cooling the internal combustion engine once and for all, and enabled the production of vehicles that were not only more powerful but also more reliable.
  • Stuttgart, Mar 28, 2012 - The Mercedes-Benz SL-Class has always set the highest design standards in all model series. Both outside and in, the vehicles are as if hewn from the same block and most show their credentials as future classics during their own production lifetime. The word “design”, also adopted in German for the creative process from English usage, incorporates the concept of technical design, of engineering in the English sense of the word.
  • Stuttgart, Mar 28, 2012 - Walter Häcker joined Daimler-Benz AG in the early 1930s. As a body designer he was entrusted with the design and technical realisation of production vehicle bodies, including several landmarks in company product history. Among other things, after the Second World War he designed the Mercedes-Benz 190 SL (W 121 I).
  • Stuttgart, Mar 28, 2012 - Friedrich Geiger was a remarkable person in many respects. Until 1975 he was the first head of the styling department, as the design unit was then called. And he was not only a masterly craftsman and engineer in this function, but also a gifted artist.
  • Stuttgart, Mar 28, 2012 - Peter Pfeiffer and automotive design – in particular Mercedes-Benz design – was never a story one might logically have predicted from the start. The move towards automotive design in Sindelfingen took place in several stages. In addition, Pfeiffer’s life as a designer at Mercedes-Benz was marked by two paradigm changes in design: clay models and computer-aided design (CAD) greatly influenced the design process in terms of the time process and immediate creativity.
  • Stuttgart, Mar 28, 2012 - Bruno Sacco and Mercedes-Benz SL – this is a very special success story extending over the past few decades. For the past and, for a time, the present of SL history, from the 300 SL (W 198 series, 1954 to 1957) to the R 129 SL series (1989 to 2001), are concentrated in the person of Sacco in a way that cannot be said of anyone else at Mercedes-Benz.
  • Stuttgart/Como, Jan 24, 2008 - Mercedes-Benz opened the Advanced Design Studio in Como/Italy in February 1998. The choice of location was deliberate, since as a source of inspiration in areas ranging from culture and lifestyle to design, fashion and architecture, southern Europe is second to none.
  • Stuttgart/Geneva, Mar 6, 2007 - On <b>March 6, 2007,</b> Bruno Sacco is inducted into the European Automotive Hall of Fame in Geneva, making him one of a select group of outstanding individuals who have dedicated their lives to perfecting individual auto mobility.