PeterH on September 22nd, 2012

  • Coupés make an unambiguous statement about a lifestyle characterised by beauty and elegance
  • Mercedes-Benz coupés are classics in their own lifetime

Stuttgart – The coupé is an exclusive body form. This was true even in the days of the horse-drawn carriage, when the coupé – presumably so-called because it resembled a four-seater carriage with its front end cut-off (French: “coupé”) – offered two seats in the comfort of the cab with the coachman seated up front in the open box seat. People who chose this mode of travel clearly liked to demonstrate a sense of style and individuality.


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Mercedes-Benz Classic

  • “60 years of the SL” – the anniversary of the sports car will be celebrated at the world’s largest trade fair for classic vehicles from 21 to 25 March 2012
  • Eight fascinating representative examples of the SL model series will be on display at the Mercedes-Benz stand in Hall 1

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PeterH on September 20th, 2012

Forever young

Stuttgart – Mercedes-Benz has once again significantly upgraded the G‑Class, so reemphasising its position as the leader among off-road vehicles. The interior is characterised by high-quality appointments finished with exquisite materials.

The instrument cluster and centre console have been completely redesigned. The driver’s field of vision now encompasses a colour screen, between two new round dials. The car features as standard the sophisticated COMAND Online infotainment system, including a navigation system and internet access.


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PeterH on September 11th, 2012

Rudolf Uhlenhaut

Born on: 15 July 1906 in London Died on: 8 May 1989 in Stuttgart

The Mercedes-Benz 300 SL (W 194 series) racing car unveiled in 1952 was clearly engineer Rudolf Uhlenhaut’s achievement. For it was Uhlenhaut, one of the rare automotive specialists with a great talent for design, who created it, laying the basis for racing successes as well as for the subsequent 300 SL (W 198) production sports car.


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PeterH on September 10th, 2012

  • Special exhibition on the history of the Mercedes-Benz Silver Arrows
  • Collaboration with Mercedes-Benz Classic
  • Stunning original vehicles from the Silver Arrow era from 1934-1939

Stuttgart/The Hague Mercedes-Benz Silver Arrow cars are motor racing icons, known and loved all around the world. A special exhibition devoted to the history of these amazing vehicles from 1934 to 1939 is to run from 11 October 2012 to 6 January 2013 at the Louwman Museum in The Hague.


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PeterH on September 3rd, 2012

  • First official use of the S-Class designation
  • High-end vehicles have always been core products of Mercedes-Benz
  • Features, safety and comfort on top level

Stuttgart – At the Frankfurt International Motor Show in September 1972, Mercedes-Benz premiered not only a new generation of its flagship luxury-class vehicle but also a new name – the sedans were now officially known as the Mercedes-Benz S-Class. The ‘S’ abbreviation for top-of-the-line Mercedes-Benz models had been in use since 1949.


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