Mercedes-Benz Passenger Cars

  • Stuttgart, Jul 27, 2022 - A great idea marks the beginning of the history of the Mercedes Benz SL series-production sports cars: Mercedes Benz was to transfer the fascination for luxurious sportiness to a compact roadster. That’s what Maximilian E. Hoffman, the brand’s importer for the eastern United States of America, proposed in 1953.
  • Stuttgart, Mar 24, 2022 - In the beginning there are two show cars: in 1993 and 1994, the Vision A 93 and the A study based on it familiarise the public with the new vehicle concept with which Mercedes-Benz enters a new vehicle segment for the brand.
  • Stuttgart, Mar 17, 2022 - The two letters SL are the world-famous hallmark and distinction of a unique Mercedes-Benz sports car tradition: for 70 years, the abbreviation has stood for “super-light” and thus for sporty motoring – from the 300 SL racing sports car (W 194) from 1952 to the latest SL in the 232 model series from the sports car and performance brand Mercedes-AMG.
  • Stuttgart, Feb 23, 2022 - Even better handling in difficult road conditions is offered in winter 25 years ago by the innovative second-generation Mercedes-Benz 4MATIC.
  • Stuttgart, Jan 27, 2022 - The connected car is taken for granted today. 25 years ago, things were very different. At that time, Mercedes-Benz broke new ground with a system: in January 1997, the brand introduces the production version of the TELEAID automatic emergency call system.
  • Stuttgart, Jan 20, 2022 - With a confident design, the 140 model series Mercedes-Benz SEC luxury coupés entered the automotive world stage 30 years ago as further top models in the brand’s passenger car range alongside the S-Class.
  • Stuttgart, Jan 18, 2022 - Twenty-five years ago, the first phase of the Mercedes-Benz product campaign was in full swing: following the compact roadster SLK (R 170) presented in April 1996, the Mercedes-Benz CLK (model series 208) made its debut in January 1997.
  • Stuttgart, Oct 20, 2021 - As a constant innovator of automotive engineering, Mercedes-Benz sometimes takes unconventional paths. One example is the F 400 Carving research vehicle, which the brand presented at the Tokyo Motor Show (14 October to 7 November 2001) in October 2001, 20 years ago.
  • Stuttgart, Oct 6, 2021 - It was a glamorous premiere: in October 1971, Mercedes-Benz presented the SLC Coupé at the Paris Motor Show, a popular stage for elegant creations.
  • Stuttgart, Sep 29, 2021 - The Mercedes-Benz 300 S (W 188) was the star of the Mercedes-Benz stand at the Paris Motor Show from 4 to 14 October 1951.
  • Stuttgart, Sep 20, 2021 - More charge-air pressure meant better performance: one hundred years ago, Daimler-Motoren-Gesellschaft (DMG) presented the first two production-ready Mercedes passenger cars with engines fitted with a switchable Roots supercharger.
  • Stuttgart, Sep 2, 2021 - The list of vehicle premieres and innovative technologies at the International Motor Show (IAA) introduced to the world’s public for the first time by Mercedes-Benz and its predecessor brands at this exhibition is long.
  • Stuttgart, May 28, 2021 - “Two letters, one legend: SL”. The tactilely refined title page of the new Mercedes-Benz Classic Magazine already promises plenty – readers can feel the radiator grille with their fingertips. It depicts the oldest sports cars with this magic model designation, the 1952 300 SL racing car (W 194) with chassis number 002.
  • Stuttgart, May 6, 2021 - 124 model series Mercedes-Benz Cabriolets are sought-after modern classics. They perfectly combine the passion for elegant, open-top cruising with the Stuttgart-based brand’s high technical standard in the luxury mid-range series.
  • Stuttgart, Apr 27, 2021 - In the autumn of 1961, Mercedes-Benz was, once again, ahead of its time. Only by a few months this time, but the promise it contained was clear: the next spring season was sure to come. The herald of the motoring future for the coming spring was the W 111 luxury class Cabriolet, a direct predecessor of the S-Class, and was unveiled at the International Motor Show (IAA, 21 September to 1 October 1961) in Frankfurt am Main.
  • Stuttgart, Apr 19, 2021 - Twenty-five years ago, Mercedes-Benz surprised not only roadster fans with its revolutionary concept: thanks to its folding vario-roof, the new SLK (R 170 model series) could transform itself from an open-top car into a coupé with a fixed, noise-insulating steel roof in less than half a minute.
  • Stuttgart, Apr 8, 2021 - Fifty years ago, in April 1971, Mercedes-Benz initiated a new chapter in the fascinating history of the SL sports car: the 350 SL was the brand’s first SL with a V8 engine and the first model in the R 107 model series to bear the “R” abbreviation for “roadster” for the first time.
  • Stuttgart, Mar 16, 2021 - In the past, the Geneva Motor Show has always been a dazzling premiere venue for Mercedes-Benz. A look back over our shoulders brings back some very special memories: thus it was, 60 years ago, that the laid-back elegance of the 220 SE Coupé (W 111) thrilled the public.
  • Stuttgart, Jan 12, 2021 - Looking back, it is stunning how much of the future the Mercedes-Benz F 100 research vehicle already featured in 1991.
  • Jan 7, 2021 - With the AAVision, Mercedes-Benz opened up a new chapter in its successful strategic product initiative in January 1996: the concept car was unveiled at the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit.
  • Stuttgart, Nov 20, 2020 - The Mercedes-Benz S-Class follows a long and rich tradition that goes back to the beginnings of the Mercedes brand at the start of the 20th century.
  • Stuttgart, Oct 13, 2020 - As an innovation-driven brand, Mercedes-Benz has always focused on developing new drive concepts, and that applies to both passenger cars and commercial vehicles. A glance back into the past: forty years ago, Mercedes-Benz AG, as it was called then, presented the 307 E to an international audience.
  • Stuttgart, Oct 6, 2020 - “500 E” – Merely mentioning this model name is enough to make many people’s eyes light up. This is because the high-performance 124 model series saloon still outshines all the other members of this generation of Mercedes-Benz mid-sized saloons.
  • Stuttgart, Oct 5, 2020 - With the Mercedes-Benz 770 “Grand Mercedes”, launched 90 years ago in 1930, the brand forged ahead again in the automotive engineering field. These inherently representative cars featured exceptional driving performance and outstanding ride comfort.
  • Stuttgart, Sep 28, 2020 - Premiere for an innovative system: In September 1985 Mercedes-Benz presented the 4MATIC automatically controlled all-wheel drive at the International Motor Show (IAA) in Frankfurt. This innovation was the focus and was enhanced by the more discreet, but no less important automatic locking differential (ASD).
  • Stuttgart, Sep 21, 2020 - Mercedes-Benz continued its success story 35 years ago: The 124 model series estate celebrated its premiere at the International Motor Show (IAA) in Frankfurt/Main between 12 and 22 September 1985.
  • Stuttgart, Aug 10, 2020 - The history of the E-Class has its place at the heart of the Mercedes-Benz brand. It is a tradition of a family of innovative, fascinating and diverse cars in the upper medium-size and premium categories.
  • Stuttgart, Jul 10, 2020 - A new generation of E-Class began its successful journey a quarter of a century ago: in 1995, Mercedes-Benz introduced the 210 model series. It was the first time the E-Class with twin headlamps looked out at the world and promptly received the “red dot” design award.
  • Stuttgart, Mar 19, 2020 - Fascinating sports car icon and media favourite, laboratory on wheels for the development of the Wankel engine and testing new technologies and, last, but not least, legendary record-breaking car: the Mercedes-Benz C 111 is all this and much more.
  • Stuttgart, Mar 12, 2020 - Impressive première 30 years ago: In 1990, Mercedes-Benz launched the 190 E 2.5-16 Evolution II from the 201 model series. The high-performance sports saloon was the road-legal version of the DTM touring race car of the same name. The saloon, built in a small run of only 502 cars and always finished in blue-black metallic, can easily be recognised by its mighty rear wing for motorsport use.
  • Stuttgart, Nov 19, 2019 - Models with a greatly differing performance range and a motorsport homologation model: the spectrum of vehicles by Mercedes-Benz that premiered in 1990 is broad. The cars of these types registered for the first time in that same year can receive a classic car assessment in 2020.
  • Stuttgart, Oct 31, 2019 - Mercedes-Benz received the “Goldener Klassiker” (golden classic) award no less than four times on 29 October 2019: Readers of the “Auto Bild Klassik” magazine voted the S-Class series 126, introduced in 1979, in the saloon category, the series R 129 SL, presented in 1989, in the cabriolet and roadster category, and the G-Class, which has been rolling off the production line for the past 40 years, in the cross-country vehicle category, as their favourites.
  • Stuttgart, Sep 19, 2019 - A pioneer of modern design and a technology trendsetter with airbags, optimised aerodynamics and deliberate weight reduction: this is what the 126 series Mercedes-Benz S-Class stood for, presented 40 years ago in September 1979 at the International Motor Show (IAA) in Frankfurt am Main.
  • Stuttgart, Aug 22, 2019 - At the 12th Hamburg-Berlin-Klassik Rally and in the big “125 Years of Motorsport” anniversary year, Mercedes-Benz Classic looks back on the sportiness in the genes of the brand. Two SL sports cars of the W 113 and R 129 model series will be starting.
  • 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, Mar 20, 2019 - The Mercedes-Benz E 500 high-performance saloon celebrates two special moments that took place 25 years ago: in March 1994, a special model limited to 500 units is presented at the Geneva Motor Show.
  • Stuttgart, Feb 15, 2019 - Mercedes-Benz characterises automotive development with continuous safety innovations. Since the middle of the 20th century, the brand has been a systematic innovator and pioneer for this important technological discipline.
  • Stuttgart, Feb 6, 2019 - Congratulations on 40 years during which time there has been no way but up for the Mercedes-Benz G-Class (combined fuel consumption: 13.1–9.6 l/100 km; combined CO2 emissions: 299–252 g/km*) since 1979: on the one hand, this refers to the outstanding off-road capabilities of the vehicle presented in 1979 and, on the other, the fact that it has remained true to itself and its values for almost 40 years.
    combined fuel consumption: 13.1–9.6 l/100 km; combined CO2 emissions: 299–252 g/km*
  • Stuttgart, Nov 29, 2018 - Half a century of exclusive sportiness in the upper mid-range series: in November 1968, Mercedes-Benz unveiled the 114 model series coupés.
  • Stuttgart, Aug 22, 2018 - From 22 to 25 August 1978, Mercedes-Benz and Bosch presented the anti-lock braking system in Untertürkheim. A world first, this digital driver assistance system redefined the partnership between driver and car.
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