History of innovations

1885: High-speed petrol engine.

1886: The world’s first automobile

1900: The first modern automobile.

1921: Compressor engine in a passenger car.

1936: Diesel engine in series-production cars.

1954: Piezo direct injection in production vehicles

1959: Safety body with "crumple zone"

1977: Turbo-diesel in passenger cars.

1978: Anti-lock braking system

1981: The airbag.

1982: multi-link rear suspension.

1984: 4MATIC

1994: The fuel cell

1995: ESPC.

2002: PRE-SAFE® occupant protection.

2004: AIRSCARF

2006: PRE-SAFE® Brake

2006: BlueTEC diesel engine

2009: HYBRID.

2009: ATTENTION ASSIST

2009: Active Lane Keeping Assist

2010: Active Blind Spot Assist.

2011: MAGIC SKY CONTROL

2013: Intelligent Drive.