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A virtual tour of the Mercedes-Benz Museum in Stuttgart, Germany

Updated : 2018-12-14 21:22:55

The Mercedes-Benz Museum in Stuttgart, Germany, celebrates the automobile invented by Carl Benz in 1886: it relates its history and tells its stories, bringing both alive by placing them in the context of technology. The museum takes visitors on a journey through the 125-year history of the esteemed automaker. The museum is hosting a special exhibition that runs through April 2019 which showcases rare and historic models like the Mercedes-Benz 170 S Cabriolet B and the Mercedes-Benz 500 SL.

The Mercedes SImplex 40PS 1902- The oldest Mercedes still in existence, this beauty was the direct successor to the 35hp Mercedes designed by Wilhelm Maybach, which was the world's first automobile of the modern age. The addition of the word SImplex is related to the ease with which it was handled during this period.
The Mercedes SImplex 40PS 1902- The oldest Mercedes still in existence, this beauty was the direct successor to the 35hp Mercedes designed by Wilhelm Maybach, which was the world's first automobile of the modern age. The addition of the word SImplex is related to the ease with which it was handled during this period.
The tour begins with the invention of the automobile. On January 29, 1886, the world’s first two automobiles came into being. While Karl Benz filed a patent for the most important invention—a three-wheeled vehicle driven by a gas engine in Mannheim. In the same year, Gottlieb Daimler completed his motorized carriage in Cannstatt.
The tour begins with the invention of the automobile. On January 29, 1886, the world’s first two automobiles came into being. While Karl Benz filed a patent for the most important invention—a three-wheeled vehicle driven by a gas engine in Mannheim. In the same year, Gottlieb Daimler completed his motorized carriage in Cannstatt.
Daimler Reitwagen 1885- For Wilhelm Maybach and Gottlieb Daimler, the riding car was an early test vehicle for their small high-speed internal combustion engine, the so-called grandfather clock. The riding car was not only the first gasoline-engine vehicle but also the world’s first motorcycle.
Daimler Reitwagen 1885- For Wilhelm Maybach and Gottlieb Daimler, the riding car was an early test vehicle for their small high-speed internal combustion engine, the so-called grandfather clock. The riding car was not only the first gasoline-engine vehicle but also the world’s first motorcycle.
Mercedes Simplex 60 PS Reise Limousine 1904- This became the top of the line Mercedes model in 1903. The inspiration for this new type of vehicle came from businessman Emil Jellinek, an automotive enthusiast, who sold automobiles by Daimler-Motoren-Gesellschaft (DMG) on Côte d'Azur. As DMG’s most powerful automobile, it was also successful in motor racing.
Mercedes Simplex 60 PS Reise Limousine 1904- This became the top of the line Mercedes model in 1903. The inspiration for this new type of vehicle came from businessman Emil Jellinek, an automotive enthusiast, who sold automobiles by Daimler-Motoren-Gesellschaft (DMG) on Côte d'Azur. As DMG’s most powerful automobile, it was also successful in motor racing.
Mercedes 75 PS Doppelphaeton 1908- This top-of-the-range model built between 1907 and 1911 was the first series production model to be built by DMG with a 6-cylinder engine. Available with a variety of different bodies, this one here is a double phaeton—an open tourer (phaeton) with two rows of seats.
Mercedes 75 PS Doppelphaeton 1908- This top-of-the-range model built between 1907 and 1911 was the first series production model to be built by DMG with a 6-cylinder engine. Available with a variety of different bodies, this one here is a double phaeton—an open tourer (phaeton) with two rows of seats.
Design and aesthetics 1954- The appearance of Mercedes’ vehicles changed during Germany’s economic progress. Its classic style characterised by flowing fenders and a short rear overhang was replaced by the flat radiator grill of the 300 SL model, defining a new face—one that began to grace the company’s commercial vehicles from 1954 onwards.
Design and aesthetics 1954- The appearance of Mercedes’ vehicles changed during Germany’s economic progress. Its classic style characterised by flowing fenders and a short rear overhang was replaced by the flat radiator grill of the 300 SL model, defining a new face—one that began to grace the company’s commercial vehicles from 1954 onwards.
Mercedes-Benz 300 SL coupé- Introduced in 1954, the fastest production car of its day, this two-seat dream car of the 1950s popularly became known as the Gullwing owing to its characteristic upward-opening doors. The 300 SL production sports car was based on the successful competition version of 1952.
Mercedes-Benz 300 SL coupé- Introduced in 1954, the fastest production car of its day, this two-seat dream car of the 1950s popularly became known as the Gullwing owing to its characteristic upward-opening doors. The 300 SL production sports car was based on the successful competition version of 1952.
The researchers and developers at Mercedes-Benz in a bid to develop alternative propulsion technologies created and tested several fully operational prototypes with electric, natural-gas and alcohol drive systems as early as the 1960s and 1970s. They built the Mercedes-Benz 300 measuring car (centre grey), a one-of-a-kind specimen built for the Testing department to record the data delivered by test vehicles during their test runs; the Mercedes-Benz 220 S (right side) and its sister models 220 and 220 SE that were the world´s first production cars built with the safety body patented by Béla Barényi; the Mercedes-Benz 230 SL (top right side), which was the world's first sports car with a sturdy passenger cell and crumple zones; the Mercedes-Benz O 303 touring coach, a bus series that set new standards for comfort and safety in touring coaches in 1974 eventually leading to the development of the rigid body skeleton for buses and coaches, and more.
The researchers and developers at Mercedes-Benz in a bid to develop alternative propulsion technologies created and tested several fully operational prototypes with electric, natural-gas and alcohol drive systems as early as the 1960s and 1970s. They built the Mercedes-Benz 300 measuring car (centre grey), a one-of-a-kind specimen built for the Testing department to record the data delivered by test vehicles during their test runs; the Mercedes-Benz 220 S (right side) and its sister models 220 and 220 SE that were the world´s first production cars built with the safety body patented by Béla Barényi; the Mercedes-Benz 230 SL (top right side), which was the world's first sports car with a sturdy passenger cell and crumple zones; the Mercedes-Benz O 303 touring coach, a bus series that set new standards for comfort and safety in touring coaches in 1974 eventually leading to the development of the rigid body skeleton for buses and coaches, and more.
Over the decades, Mercedes-Benz has consistently delivered outstanding performances in the motorsport arena with the legendary the Silver Arrows being created back in 1934. In 1989 and 1990 the tradition of success continued as the Mercedes-Benz sports prototype cars won two world championships. In Formula One racing, Mercedes-Benz and Mika Hakkinen have won two championship titles. To engage in that very experience, moments before you enter the area of the museum that houses the racer cars, you can hear the engines roaring followed by crowds cheering the racers on helping you visualise what it would be like to watch the formula one races live in action.
Over the decades, Mercedes-Benz has consistently delivered outstanding performances in the motorsport arena with the legendary the Silver Arrows being created back in 1934. In 1989 and 1990 the tradition of success continued as the Mercedes-Benz sports prototype cars won two world championships. In Formula One racing, Mercedes-Benz and Mika Hakkinen have won two championship titles. To engage in that very experience, moments before you enter the area of the museum that houses the racer cars, you can hear the engines roaring followed by crowds cheering the racers on helping you visualise what it would be like to watch the formula one races live in action.
Mercedes-Benz W 196 R 2.5-liter streamlined racing car- This car marked Mercedes-Benz's return to Grand Prix racing. Juan Manuel Fangio, hailed as the Godfather of Formula One, piloted an improved version of the streamlined car to victory in the 1955 Italian Grand Prix and went on to retain the world title.
Mercedes-Benz W 196 R 2.5-liter streamlined racing car- This car marked Mercedes-Benz's return to Grand Prix racing. Juan Manuel Fangio, hailed as the Godfather of Formula One, piloted an improved version of the streamlined car to victory in the 1955 Italian Grand Prix and went on to retain the world title.
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