Sindelfingen. With a new aeroacoustic wind tunnel at its development centre in Sindelfingen, the company now once again leads the way in aerodynamic testing. Measurements in the new wind tunnel can be made at wind speeds of up to 265 km/h (165 mph). All in all, over a period of five years, the sum of more than € 230 million has been invested in extending the facilities of the Mercedes-Benz Technology Centre including the climate tunnel, the driving simulator centre and from now on the aeroacoustic wind tunnel.
“The inauguration of the new aeroacoustic wind tunnel demonstrates once again that the heart of the automotive industry beats in Sindelfingen,” commented Dr Dieter Zetsche, Chairman of the Board of Management of Daimler AG and Head of Mercedes-Benz Cars, who opened the aeroacoustic wind tunnel at an official ceremony together with Günther Oettinger, European Commissioner for Energy. “The future investments made here by Mercedes-Benz will ensure that this remains the case by reinforcing Baden-Württemberg’s status as a high-tech location and safeguarding the company’s technology and innovative leadership in the premium segment.”