Legend 6 Exhibit Celebrates Evolution Of Vehicle Drive Systems

Emmanuel P January 24, 2011

In celebrating the company’s 125 years as a car manufacturer, the Mercedes-Benz Museum in Stuttgart has opened a new room called the Legend 6. The theme for this room is ‘New start – the Road to Emission-free Mobility’. Recall that it was 125 years ago this year that Carl Benz received the patent for the world’s first car and you can see why this year is a cause for celebration and looking forward for Mercedes.

Surrounded by 60 rooms that show a Mercedes timeline, visitors to the museum will be able to see how drivetrains evolved throughout the company’s history. Like other Legend exhibits, there are also interactive modules that allow visitors to find out more about Mercedes. For this room, the emphasis will be on future developments and drivetrains, such as low emission engines, electric hybrids, fuel cell drive systems.

Aside from the electronic displays, visistors to the Legend 6 room will be able to see a Mercedes-Benz Turbodiesel, the NECAR1 (which was the world’s first fuell-cell vehicle) and the B-Class F-Cell, among others.

Says Michael Bock, Head of Mercedes-Benz Classic, “The motor car’s landmark anniversary is on everyone’s lips. Not only are we kicking off the anniversary year by looking at the history of the automobile, but our new room ‘New start – The Road to Emission-free Mobility’ mainly looks ahead to the future.”

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