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Mercedes-Benz Classic: Anniversaries in 2024
« on: December 20, 2023, 02:14:34 PM »
Mercedes-Benz Classic will celebrate vehicle anniversaries and commemorate motorsport successes and special company events in 2024. On these and other topics as well as on important birthdays during the year will inform press releases, the “Mercedes-Benz Classic Notes” and the “Mercedes-Benz Classic Motorsport Newsletter”. This overview presents prominent topics for 2024:

    6 to 14 February 1954 (70 years ago): The Mercedes-Benz 190 SL (W 121) and 300 SL “Gullwing” (W 198) make their début at the International Motor Sports Show in New York.
    8 to 18 March 1934 (90 years ago): The Mercedes-Benz 500 K (W 29) with supercharged eight-cylinder engine premieres at the International Auto Show in Berlin.
    11 to 21 March 1999 (25 years ago): Début of the Mercedes-Benz CL-Class (C 215) at the Geneva Motor Show. It is the first production car with Active Body Control (ABC).
    April 1894 (130 years ago): Benz presents the Motor Velocipede (“Velo”). It is the world’s first production automobile. 1,200 units are produced until 1901.
    27 April 1924 (100 years ago): Christian Werner wins the Targa Florio and the Coppa Florio with the Mercedes two-litre racing car.
    12 May 1984 (40 years ago): Twenty Mercedes-Benz 190 E 2.3-16 (W 201) cars inaugurate the new Grand Prix circuit at the Nürburgring with a race. Ayrton Senna wins.
    3 June 1934 (90 years ago): The era of the Silver Arrows begins with the debut and victory of the new Mercedes-Benz W 25 racing car in the International Eifel Race on the Nürburgring.
    4 July 1954 (70 years ago): First start of the Mercedes-Benz W 196 R Formula One Silver Arrows and double victory in Reims (Juan Manuel Fangio/Karl Kling) in the French Grand Prix.
    22 July 1894 (130 years ago): The Paris–Rouen competition is the world’s first automobile contest. Vehicles with engines built under Daimler licence win the main prize.
    26 November 1984 (40 years ago): The Mercedes-Benz 124 series is presented to the international press in Seville. It goes by the name E-Class from 1993.
    10 to 18 December 1924 (100 years ago): Première of the Mercedes 15/70/100 PS and 24/100/140 PS as compressor models of the international luxury class.