Mercedes-Benz also broke a number of speed records, including the barrier of 200 km / h was probably most notable for its time.
A car that could reach such a speed that in 1909 seemed invented, has become a model of Lightning. He was a monster based on the 21.5-liter dvigatelya.Posle several other improvements such as the introduction of the 3-valve dual ignition and 4-valve engines, the DMG entered into the era of turbochargers.
Early participation of the company in the construction of aircraft engines paid off in 1921, when Paul Daimler developed the engine, based on the design of aircraft of the First World War Benz first began producing diesel trucks. Diesel engine OB 2 was introduced in 1923, and in 1924 came the world's first diesel truck.
Shortly after Daimler and Benz joined hands, inventing profitable innovations, in 1936 came the model 260 D: it was the world's first diesel passenger car. As expected, the model 260 began the improvement of D. However, the search for the German manufacturer of compact diesel engines soon suspended due to the outbreak of the Second World voyny. After forced and very undesirable interruption in the production of cars and engines research during the war, Mercedes - Benz It resumed its activities by issuing a model 170 V in 1946.
Based on the model 260 D, 4-cylinder 1.7 liter. engine was installed on the model 170 D, which, appearing in 1949, sparked the interest of customers to the brand, thereby returning the company to market. In 50s Mercedes - Benz has produced some of their most promising vehicles, such as 190 and 300 SL. The first was a compact roadster, which got recognition after setting a new world record for a diesel in 1959. The last was nothing but a well-known model with gull wings, which later returned to the image of SLC models.
Besides stunning looks, the 300 SL was the first production car, which was established early injection technology fuel. In beginning of the 1990s a number of diesel cars has been completely changed to intake / exhaust system, and replace carburetors came fuel injection system. A few years later, Mercedes - Benz moved to boost the development of compressors with the launch of the models C 230 Kompressor. After commemoration of a new era in mechanical turbocharging technology, Mercedes began to cross new boundaries with the creation of new engineering concepts and innovative designs.
BlueTec system, introduced in 2005, was designed for one purpose only: reduction of CO2 emissions - an achievement that was made possible by the use of SCR (Selective Catalytic Reduction). Two other notable events occurred in the same year with the release of the motor A 200 Turbo for the class A and organically looking Bionic concept.