Stuttgart, Sep 1, 2010 -
<b>1910</b> Hans Scherenberg was born. As an engineer and later chief designer at Daimler-Benz, Scherenberg had an influence on key developments such as engine design, direct petrol injection and automatic transmission. <b>1930</b> The 770 “Grand Mercedes” model made its debut at the Paris Motor Show. <b>1950</b> The Mercedes-Benz L 6600 went into series production at the Gaggenau plant. <b>1955</b> After a highly successful season, Daimler-Benz AG announced its decision to withdraw from motorsport for the foreseeable future. <b>1990</b> The Mercedes-Benz 500 E (W 124 series) made its debut at the Paris Motor Show. <b>1990</b> A joint venture agreement was established with AMG Motorenbau- und Entwicklungsgesellschaft mbH in Affalterbach, setting out cooperation in the fields of development, production, sales and service of passenger cars and car parts. <b>1995</b> In Hambach-Saargemünd, France, Helmut Werner and Nicolas G. Hayek laid the foundation stone for the new smart production plant. <b>1995</b> The new Vito small van was presented to the press in the Spanish capital Madrid.