Daimler Heritage: TOPICS FOR NOVEMBER 2009

Preview November 2009


8 November 1909 – 100 years ago:
Victor Héméry set two world records on the Brooklands racetrack in England with the Benz 200 hp. This record-breaking car, which later became known as the Lightning Benz, was the first car to break the 200 km/h barrier.

November 1969 – 40 years ago:
Daimler-Benz AG set up its Central Research division, which was directed for many years by Hans Scherenberg.

26 November 1984 – 25 years ago:
The all-new “Mercedes mid-range” generation, the 124 series, featuring 200 D to 300 E models, was presented in Seville, Spain. This was the successor to the highly successful 123 series.

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