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Mercedes-Benz Museum portrays challenges of the future

Kharl Prado October 25, 2010

Celebrating its 125th anniversary next year is Carl Benz’s brainchild, one and a quarter century after he claimed patent over the world first ever automobile. For that occasion, the company is going to completely renovate the Legend 6 room and remark it with ‘New Start—the Road to Emission-Free Mobility’, and will open its doors to the public on the 30th of January next year.

The redesigned room will showcase the company’s latest innovations set for the future, putting on display their various drive system variants under development, all the way from optimization of their existing internal combustion powerplants to electric motors, hybrid and fuel cell technologies.

Visitors will be treated with answers to all their questions about Mercedes-Benz’s future drive technologies. The room will treat guests to a tour in the history of the automobile, and the challenges that face the company in the future.

The 16,500 square-meter museum has nine levels. Seven Legend rooms portray the company’s history, while five Collection rooms feature the company’s most dearly held projects since its foundation. At least 160 vehicles from different eras stand on display, including highlights such as the famous 300 SL Gullwing from the Fifties, the Silver Arrows, and the 230 SL which was the very first sports car that incorporated crumple zones within a structurally sound passenger cabin.

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