40 PS Mercedes-Simplex, 1903.

Company History.

From the beginnings of the automobile with Benz Patent Motorcar through to fuel cells and electric cars. From Gottlieb Daimler’s experimental workshop in his garden shed to a global corporation providing personal mobility in more than 200 countries throughout the world.

Company History


Benz Patent Motor Car: The first automobile.

Wagon assembly

1886 - 1920.

Beginnings of the automobile: the predecessor companies.


Daimler-Benz between the wars.


1933 - 1945.

Daimler-Benz in the Nazi Era.

The repair facility at the war-torn Untertürkheim plant in 1947

1945 - 1949.


300 SL

1949 - 1960.

Economic miracle and return to the world market.

Demonstration of the standard version of the anti-lock braking system (ABS) on the test track at the Mercedes-Benz Stuttgart-Untertürkheim plant with Mercedes-Benz S-Class saloons (model series 116), 1978.

1961 - 1983.

Growth in all areas.

Mercedes-Benz MB 100 minibus with electric drive, 1994. The electrical components come from AEG.

1984 - 1995.

Integrated technology group.

Built for the M-Class: The Mercedes-Benz plant in Tuscaloosa, Alabama/USA.

1995 - 2007.

"World Corp." vision: the merger between Daimler-Benz and Chrysler.

Mercedes-Benz S 400 HYBRID.


Daimler AG: Global economic crisis and comeback.


2010 - 2011.

Boom and Internationalization.

2012 - 2015.

Key milestones for the future.

2016 - 2019.

Electric mobility gains momentum.

MBSU 2020 Ola Källenius


Of strategy and pandemic.

Project Focus.


Pure-play car & van business after successful Daimler Truck spin-off.

Travelling from Sindelfingen across the Swiss Alps and Northern Italy, to its destination of Cassis on the Côte d'Azur, the Vision EQXX effortlessly covered more than 1,000 km in everyday traffic, on a single battery charge.


Transformation continues.

Mercedes-Benz E-Class.


Artificial intelligence and a sustainable business strategy.