by Adrian-Liviu Dorofte

Mercedes-Benz Classic: Topics in September 2011

Event: Mercedes-Benz Classic at the ADAC Eifelrennen, 9 to 11 September 2011.

Event: Mercedes-Benz Classic at the Goodwood Revival, 16 to 18 September 2011.

125 years ago – on 5 September 1886: the newspaper “Generalanzeiger der Stadt Mannheim” dedicated a comprehensive feature to the patented motor car designed by Benz and announced that “Mr Benz is now to begin building such carriages.”

50 years ago – from 21 September to 1 October 1961: premieres at the International Motor Show in Frankfurt/Main included the Mercedes-Benz 300 SE (W 112), featuring automatic transmission, air suspension and dual-circuit brake system on front and rear wheels as standard. The 190 and 190 D models (W 110) and the new 220 SE Cabriolet (W 111) were also unveiled.

25 years ago – on 1 September 1986: Daimler-Benz offered all petrol engine-powered passenger car models with a three-way catalytic converter as standard.

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