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Carlotta, the Mercedes-Benz Museum’s mascot (middle) and Emma and Gottlieb, the mascots of the Forscherfabrik Schorndorf, will be present at the Museum‘s Children’s and Family Day 2022. Photo from the classic car meeting „Classics & Coffee“ at the Mercedes-Benz Museum, 18 July 2021.
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Mercedes-Benz compact Saloon from the 201 model series. Studio photo from the front left. (Photo index number in the Mercedes-Benz Classic Archive: B43419)
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Mercedes-Benz Museum, open-air cinema on the outdoor stage.
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Mercedes-Benz 300 SL racing sports car (W 194), Mercedes-Benz 300 SL racing sports prototype “Hobel” (W 194 II) and Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Roadster (W 198), from left to right. Photo from Pebble Beach Automotive Week 2021. (Photo index number in the Mercedes-Benz Classic Archive: D752780)
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Classic car meetings this summer at the Mercedes-Benz Museum: “Classics & Coffee” (Sundays: 24 April until 9 October 2022) plus “AFTERWORK” (Thursdays: 9 and 23 June plus 14 July until 15 September 2022).
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Mercedes-Benz Experimental Safety Vehicle ESF 13 from 1972 (right) as well as ESF 22a (1973, centre) and ESF 2009 (2009, left). Photo from TecDay Mercedes-Benz ESF 2019 in May 2019. (Photo index number in the Mercedes-Benz Classic Archive: 19C0381_0029)
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Mercedes-AMG racing driver Jamie Green (left). Photo from the award ceremony of the DTM race at the Hockenheimring on 23 October 2005, ending with a one-two-three finish for Mercedes-AMG. The race is won by Bernd Schneider (Team Vodafone AMG-Mercedes, centre), followed by Jamie Green (Team Salzgitter AMG-Mercedes) and Gary Paffett (Team DaimlerChrysler Bank AMG-Mercedes). (Photo index number in the Mercedes-Benz Classic Archive: MOSPO363)
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Mercedes-Benz Museum, Collection Room 3: The Gallery of Helpers. Bonnet and cab of a Mercedes-Benz LF 3500 turntable ladder DL 22 from 1952, in the background, a Benz motor fire engine from 1912. (Photo index number in the Mercedes-Benz Classic Archives: D668035)
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11,111,111 visitors to the Mercedes-Benz Museum since its opening in May 2006: on 28 April 2022, Class 8 of the Schönbein-Realschule from Metzingen together with the teachers Ribanna Reinold and Katharina Henning passed the special milestone. Students are signing the guestbook of the Mercedes-Benz Museum.
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Classic car meetings this summer at the Mercedes-Benz Museum: “Classics & Coffee” (Sundays from 24 April until 9 October 2022) plus “AFTERWORK” (Thursdays: 9 and 23 June plus 14 July until 15 September 2022).
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Motor Klassik Award 2022, winner in the “Best Brands: Genuine Spare Parts” category: Mercedes-Benz Classic Genuine Spare Parts. Photo of a spark plug holder from the tool kit of the Mercedes-Benz SL, model series 198 (Coupé and Roadster). (Photo index number in the Mercedes-Benz Classic Archive: 18C1011_01)
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Racing driver Heinz-Harald Frentzen, born 55 years ago on 18 May 1967. Photo from the 480-kilometre race in Donington (Great Britain) on 2 September 1990. The driver team Jochen Mass / Heinz-Harald Frentzen (starting number 2) takes second place with a Mercedes-Benz Group C racing sports car C 11. (Photo index number in the Mercedes-Benz Classic Archive: A90F1523)
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Mercedes exhibition stand at the Paris Motor Show in December 1902, jointly operated by C. L. Charley and Daimler-Motoren-Gesellschaft. The auto show was described in the press at the time as the “Mercédès Show”, because most manufacturers had adopted key features of the Mercedes 35 hp dating from 1901 for their models. (Photo index number in the Mercedes-Benz Classic Archives: 1972M177)
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XIII Targa Florio, 2 April 1922. Welcome of the successful Mercedes racing cars at the Untertürkheim plant. Left to right: Mercedes 6/40/65 PS (driven by Paul Scheef), Mercedes 115 PS Grand Prix racing car (driven by Christian Lautenschlager), Mercedes 28/95 PS with supercharger (driven by Max Sailer), Mercedes 28/95 PS without supercharger (driven by Christian Werner) and Mercedes 115 PS Grand Prix racing car (driven by Otto Salzer). (Photo index number in the Mercedes-Benz Classic Archives: Z2273)
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International Avus Race on 30 May 1937. Manfred von Brauchitsch in the Mercedes-Benz W 25 Avus streamlined racing car with twelve-cylinder engine (race number 36). Behind on the left, Hermann Lang (race number 37) in the Mercedes-Benz streamlined racing car with eight-cylinder M 125 F engine. (Photo index number in the Mercedes-Benz Classic Archives: 27078)
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Mercedes-Benz model series 168 A-Class (1997 to 2005). Detail work in the design studio. Photograph from 1997. (Photo index number in the Mercedes-Benz Classic Archive: A96F6072)
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Hands-on exhibition “The whole world on one page – International wimmelbooks” by the International Youth Library. Photo of the presentation at the Dornbirn public library (Austria) in 2021. The exhibition includes motifs by Ali Mitgutsch, along with wimmelbooks from all over the world. Photo: Copyright Stadtbibliothek Dornbirn.
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The first Mercedes-Benz all-wheel drive is introduced in 1985 under the name 4MATIC in the upper mid-range 124 model series. Driving shot in the snow of a Mercedes-Benz 300 E 4MATIC from the rear left from 1986. In 1997, the new 4MATIC made its debut in the Mercedes-Benz E-Class 210 model series. (Photo index number in the Mercedes-Benz Classic Archives: 86F10)
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The balance bike in the Mercedes-Benz Museum challenges body control because it is ridden without handlebars or a saddle. The new exhibit is one of the stations of the hands-on exhibition “Experience creates knowledge”, a cooperation project between experimenta Heilbronn and the Mercedes-Benz Museum.
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In the background: Mercedes-Benz 300 (W 189) as a measuring car. The one-off model was built in 1960. For vehicle development purposes, this unique vehicle was connected to the development vehicle via a cable, thus enabling it to record data from sensors providing dynamic measurements. Photo on the test track in Untertürkheim. In the foreground, a W 111 series saloon. These days, the vehicle can be seen in the Mercedes-Benz Museum, Legend Room 5: Visionaries – Safety and the Environment. (Photo index number in the Mercedes-Benz Classic Archives: 1995M170)
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Electric wheel hub drive of the Mercedes Mixte and Mercedes Electrique models, developed by Ferdinand Porsche, Technical Director of the Austrian Daimler-Motoren-Gesellschaft from 1906. As of 1907, the vehicles are built in a small series. In the Mixte hybrid vehicles, the combustion engine drives a generator that supplies electrical energy to the wheel hub motors. In a two-seater forerunner of the Mercedes Mixte based on a Lohner-Porsche with a Mercedes 28 hp engine, Porsche competes in the Exelberg Race in Lower Austria on 11 May 1902 and wins the large car class. (Photo index number in the Mercedes-Benz Classic Archives: 93080-14)
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Since Museum mascot Carlotta (left and as walking act in the background) first introduced herself to the public in autumn 2020, she has always been out and about in front of and inside the Museum on Sundays. Right is Carlchen.
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Mercedes-Benz emergency call – quick help at the scene of an accident. From 31 March 2018, according to EU Regulation 2015/758, all new passenger cars type-approved after this date must be equipped with an EU eCall system as standard. At Mercedes-Benz, TELEAID started back in 1997, followed by Mercedes-Benz Emergency Call in 2012, and with the introduction of Mercedes me in September 2014, all model series are equipped with it as standard. (Photo signature in the Mercedes-Benz Archives: 18C0193_003)
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Customized Mercedes-Benz buses dominated the cityscape of Buenos Aires, Argentina, well into the 1980s. Operated by “Colectivos”, they have been a backbone of local public transport for decades. Photo from “Mercedes-Benz all over the World”, issue 6/1986. (Photo index number in the Mercedes-Benz Classic archives: 2005DIG574)
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Mercedes-Benz rally driver Eugen Böhringer, 22 January 1922 to 19 June 2013. On 15 November 1964, Böhringer wins the Macau Grand Prix in the then Portuguese colony. Böhringer wins the 40-lap airfield race with a Mercedes-Benz 300 SE (W 112). (Photo index number in the Mercedes-Benz Classic Archive: R8822)
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140 model series Mercedes-Benz Coupé. Graphic from the design process, published in 1992. (Photo index number in the Mercedes-Benz Classic Archive: A92F271)
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Results of the Mercedes-Benz product campaign at the end of the 1990s at the Geneva Motor Show in 2000: Mercedes-Benz CLK Cabriolet (C 208, front left), Mercedes-Benz SLK (R 170, centre) and Mercedes-Benz M-Class (W 163, background). (Photo index number in the Mercedes-Benz Classic archive: f2000f2638_11)
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Mercedes-Benz Unimog U 430 of the 405 model series with snow blower and spreader. Photo shot during winter service in Leogang (Austria) in 2017. (Photo index number in the Mercedes-Benz Classic archives: 17C210_27)
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Carl Benz in a Benz Victoria. The first four-wheeled model from Benz & Cie. was built from 1893 on, and was made possible by the functional kingpin steering invented by Benz. (Photo index number in the Mercedes-Benz Classic archive: 22962)
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Mercedes-Benz Classic archives in Fellbach. Collective volume of the automotive journal “Motor”, 1914 issue, from the archive library. (Photo signature in the Mercedes-Benz archives: D335282)
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Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR "722" (W 196 S). Filming with the racing sports car for the short film "The Last Blast", end of September 2021. With the unique drive through London, Mercedes-Benz Classic honored the life of Sir Stirling Moss, who died on 12 April 2020 at the age of 90. The racing driver and his co-driver Denis Jenkinson won the 1955 Mille Miglia with this car. On the right is the 300 SL (W 198), with which Moss drove to the Mille Miglia at the time. Preparation of vehicle for filming, attachment of camera equipment.
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Mercedes-Benz Museum, Legend Room 1: The Invention of the Automobile. Daimler motorised truck from 1898, the world’s oldest existing original truck. Shot of the storage compartment underneath the seat containing engine crank and tools.
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 “It must be love: A younger generation is discovering the radiant power of the three-pointed star.” Mercedes-Benz Classic Magazine 2/2021, cover page of the English-language edition.
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BAS PLUS Brake Assist and DISTRONIC PLUS proximity control had their world premiere in the 221 model series Mercedes-Benz S-Class in 2005. The systems supported the driver during emergency braking. If the driver was distracted and therefore failed to spot the immediate risk of a rear-end collision, PRE-SAFE® Brake could intervene and autonomously apply the brakes. It had the effect of an “electronic crumple zone”. Graphic from 2009, English version. (Photo index number in the Mercedes-Benz Classic archives: 09C344_07)
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Mercedes-Benz Museum, special exhibition “The Fascination of the SL – a dream car for 70 years”, 22 October 2021 to 15 May 2022. Wall design with postcards from all over the world. Right: Mercedes-Benz SL from the R 231 model series, 2012 to 2020. (Photo index number in the Mercedes-Benz Classic archive: D765377)
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The Mercedes star in a laurel wreath, a combination of the Daimler-Motoren-Gesellschaft and Benz & Cie. trademarks, was registered as a trademark with the Patent Office on 18 February 1925. (Photo index number in the Mercedes-Benz Classic archives: 3524)
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One of the first design sketches of the new C 101 Wankel engine sports car, created by Joseph Gallitzendörfer and signed off by Karl Willfert and Friedrich Geiger in early December 1968 (top photo). The drawing from January 1969 (bottom photo) shows the dimensional concept with interior and powertrain arrangement. (Photo index number in the Mercedes-Benz Classic archives: 00168870 [top] and C111_1968_Gallitzendörfer)
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Crash test with an ESF 05 Experimental Safety Vehicle based on the 114 model series. Mercedes-Benz built 35 experimental safety vehicles in the 1970s. Many of their innovations were incorporated into later production vehicles. (Photo index number in the Mercedes-Benz Classic archives: 71209-13)
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 Mercedes-Benz Museum, “Fascination of Technology” area, photograph taken in 2018. In the foreground, the Mercedes-Benz F 400 Carving research vehicle from 2001. In the background, clockwise: Mercedes-Benz F 700 research vehicle from 2007, F 200 Imagination research vehicle from 1996 and C 111 experimental vehicle with four-disc Wankel rotary engine from 1970. (Photo signature in the Mercedes-Benz Classic archives: D584416)
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Systematic protection for vehicle occupants: The Mercedes-Benz diagram from 1980 explains the function of the airbag and seat belt tensioner based on a shared sensor signal. The systems celebrated their world premiere in the Mercedes-Benz S-Class of the 126 model series. The first vehicles were delivered to customers in December 1980. In February 1981, the brand showcased the systems at the Amsterdam International Motor Show. (Photo signature in the Mercedes-Benz archives: 05c2784_c35399)
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