Posts Tagged: Mercedes-Benz history

Mercedes-Benz E-Class Cabriolet (124 series) (1991-1997)
By July 30, 2010 Read More →

Mercedes-Benz E-Class Cabriolet (124 series) (1991-1997)

In September 1991, as a further body variant of the 124 series Mercedes-Benz presented the 300 CE-24 Cabriolet. Production began in 1992. Cabriolet development was based on the Coupé, and in terms of mechanical components the Cabriolets were identical with their four-door counterparts. Like the Saloons they were equipped with multi-link independent rear suspension, thereby further improving ride quality compared with predecessor models, as well as shock absorber strut independent front suspension located by individual wishbones. The braking system was also borrowed without modification from the Saloons.

Daimler wire-wheel car (1889)
By June 23, 2010 Read More →

Daimler wire-wheel car (1889)

In 1889 at the World Exposition in Paris, Gottlieb Daimler had installed thirty electric light bulbs around his stand, powered by current generated from his “illumination car”, a mobile mini power station equipped with Daimler engine and electricity generator. The light from his bulbs highlighted one exhibit in particular that had yet to achieve its breakthrough – the four-wheeled wire-wheel car.