Tradition

  • Stuttgart, May 5, 2022 - “Close-up” – the name of the series by the Mercedes-Benz Museum says it all. Each instalment tells a surprising, exciting or behind-the-scenes story by shining a spotlight on details of a vehicle, an exhibit or an element of architecture and design. In the spotlight this time: the Daimler motor fire engine from 1892.
  • Stuttgart, Dec 1, 2021 - Close-Up – the name of the series by the Mercedes-Benz Museum says it all. Each instalment tells surprising, exciting, profound stories. To do this, it shines a spotlight on details of a vehicle, exhibit or element of architecture and design.
  • Stuttgart, Nov 18, 2021 - Close-Up – the name of the Mercedes-Benz Museum’s series says it all. Each instalment tells surprising, exciting, profound stories, showcasing details of a vehicle, exhibit or an element of architecture and design.
  • Stuttgart, Nov 4, 2021 - The three-dimensional Mercedes star in the ring is the symbol of a continuing success story: Mercedes-Benz has just recently maintained its top position as the only European brand in the top ten of the “Best Global Brands 2021”.
  • Stuttgart/Milton Keynes (United Kingdom), Aug 18, 2021 - On 18 August 1896 Gottlieb Daimler presented the very first motorised truck in the world. It was sold by Daimler to British Motor Syndicate, an automobile company in London.
  • Stuttgart, Jun 15, 2021 - In 1923 Benz & Cie. presented the first diesel truck to the world. The five-tonne vehicle was driven by a four-cylinder diesel OB 2 engine with an output of 33 kW (45 hp) at 1000 rpm. When compared with a petrol-driven truck of the same design, the efficiency of the diesel truck was immediately impressive:
  • Stuttgart, Apr 9, 2021 - One of the greatest talents of inventor Gottlieb Daimler was finding new areas of application for his engine. He invented the motor cycle, then went to the motorised trolley car, a motorised firefighting hose and then, almost inevitably, to the truck in the year 1896.
  • Stuttgart, Feb 26, 2021 - 2021 is a very special year at Daimler Trucks and Buses – there are four anniversaries to celebrate: in 1896 Gottlieb Daimler presented the first truck and in 1951 Otto Kässbohrer followed with the first bus to feature a self-supporting structure – the Setra. Five years before that the first prototype of the Unimog scrambled across difficult terrain.
  • Stuttgart, Mar 7, 2019 - Daimler Trucks will be exhibiting twelve Mercedes-Benz trucks at the "Retro Classics 2019". The vintage vehicle fair will take place from 7 to 10 March 2019 at the trade fair grounds in Stuttgart.
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