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Mercedes-Benz presents trademark of the former "Bonn-Center": The Mercedes star of the "Bonn Republic" is bound for the museum.

The Mercedes star of the “Bonn Republic” is bound for the museum

Mercedes-Benz presents trademark of the former “Bonn-Center” The Mercedes star on the “Bonn-Center“ of the former German capital was not only a trademark, but also a distinctive symbol of the Federal Republic of Germany. It was installed on the high-rise building in the late 1960s and rotated – brightly illuminated at night – for more than […]

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Mercedes-Benz Type 220 b (W 111), 1959-1965

August 1959: Mercedes-Benz introduces the safety body

Daimler-Benz AG first presented the new six-cylinder Mercedes-Benz 220, 220 S and 220 SE models in the fashionable fintail design at a press event on 11 August 1959. These were the first production passenger cars to feature safety bodies – having both a passenger cell with maximum stability (“rigid passenger compartment”) and front and rear crumple zones. […]

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