New start – The Road to Emission-free Mobility
From 30 January 2011, as well as experiencing 125 years of automotive history, visitors to the Mercedes-Benz Museum can discover the answers to questions about the drive technologies of the future in the newly designed exhibition room Legend 6: ‚New start – The Road to Emission-free Mobility‘.
125! Years of the Automobile-Birthday Celebration at the Mercedes-Benz Museum
At Daimler there is every reason to celebrate! The invention of the automobile has its 125th anniversary this year. The birthday celebrations took place at the Mercedes-Benz Museum. With a dazzling guest list this marks the start of the anniversary year.
At night in the Mercedes-Benz Museum in Stuttgart
a chorus of horns with a difference.
Mercedes-Benz Museum Overview long version
Mercedes-Benz has a tradition of writing history. Now, the inventors of the automobile have reinvented the automotive museum. A unique building — the Mercedes-Benz museum. Displaying over 120 years of automotive history, Mercedes-Benz, being the only brand capable of providing a complete overview from day one to the present time. Welcome to a journey through time.
Mercedes-Benz Museum Overview
Mercedes-Benz has a tradition of writing history. Now, the inventors of the automobile have reinvented the automotive museum. A unique building — the Mercedes-Benz museum. Displaying over 120 years of automotive history, Mercedes Benz, being the only brand capable of providing a complete overview from day one to the present time. Welcome to a journey through time.
Mercedes-Benz Chronicle-125 years of automotive engineering innovations
When Carl Benz filed patent no. 37435 in Berlin on 29 January 1886, no-one could imagine how the modern-day motor car would take the world by storm over the coming 125 years. Less than 100 kilometres away, the Swabian inventor and entrepreneur Gottlieb Daimler was successfully working on his motorised carriage at almost exactly the same time as Benz, completing it in that same year. However, both had to wait a few more years before reaping any economic gain from their groundbreaking developments.
Stirling Moss remembers
300 SL on legendary race courses
Driving two 300 SL, father and son visit three legendary British race tracks in one day: Brands Hatch, Goodwood and Brooklands. Bennie and Bart Valkenburg from the Netherlands give free rein to their enthusiasm: in their Gullwings they celebrate their own private Festival of Speed during the Classic Days.
The untamed Kompressor power
The two vintage car enthusiasts Franz Maag and Manfred Dietze live out their untamed passion: With a 710 SS and a 720 SSK from the 1920s. Even today the two sports cars still stand out with their untamed power and impressive acceleration. Long before the first Formula 1 Grand Prix the two compressor vehicles belonged to the pinnacle of motor sports. At the Mercedes-Benz Classic Days 2008, Maag and Dietze let their vehicles loose on the race track!
Out on Classic Tracks
Driving two 300 SL’s, father and son visit three legendary British race tracks, Brands Hatch, Goodwood and Brooklands, in one day. Bennie and Bart Valkenburg from the netherlands give their fascination free rein. During the Classic Days they celebrate their own private „Festival of Speed“ in their gull wings.
The 190 diesel on safari in Africa
In 1959 Karl Kling and Rainer Günzler triumphed in their Mercedes-Benz 190 diesel at the “Méditerranée – Le Cap” marathon rally. With a mere 50 HP and rear-wheel drive they were unstoppable in the race across the African continent! From Algeria to South Africa the route led them through steppe, desert sand and scree dunes. For the first time Mercedes-Benz.tv shows the film diary of one of the greatest motorsports adventures of all time.
Mille Miglia 2008
Numerous Mercedes-Benz classics took part in the famous vintage car rally. Legendary vehicles such as the 710 SS and 300 SLR thrilled both the drivers and the spectators. The famous thousand miles from Brescia to Rome and back are a must for classic car lovers and car enthusiasts. Cars which you could otherwise only admire in a museum roll through the countryside. Accompanied by Italian hospitality, veteran racing drivers such as Mika Häkkinen and Jochen Maas experienced the „Mille Miglia“ fascination.
The Silver Arrow legend
75 years ago Mercedes-Benz presented the race cars, which quickly became known as Silver Arrows. Looking back at history the new victories are reflected in the successes of that time. Due to the painstaking engineering work and precisely timed season preparation the silver arrows enjoyed not just a superiority on the day, but a superiority which there was no getting past over decades. Today’s drivers and the drivers of the 30’s and 50’s have made their contribution to what today has legend status in the world of motor sports: The Silver Arrows.
The world champion car returns
The number of Silver Arrows in the Mercedes-Benz museum increases: The MP4-23, Lewis Hamilton’s world champion car, receives a place of honor. In January 2008 the Formula One racer was presented in the Mercedes-Benz museum. Now it returns. Formula One driver Lewis Hamilton accompanies his race car personally. There, the MP4-23 joins the ranks as the newest generation of the Silver Arrows in the long and successful tradition of Mercedes-Benz.
Legendary Youngtimer W123
A child of the 70s and a cult car of the 80s – both labels apply to the W123. Beside the spirit of the times the W123 carried many technical innovations and safteyfeatures. A modern body in trendy colors, that’s the W123 that we all know. In the early 70s, the model series 123 was already in development. The developers paid particular attention to comfort, convenience and safety. Countless kilometers of test drives along with new test methods made sure that everything on the W123 was of the highest quality, right down to the smallest detail.