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09-02-2007, 08:12 AM
The Mercedes-Benz Museum Threads resume! Sorry, I was a bit busy with a ton of things so I didn't have the time or will to create these threads. They're back now though! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_cool.gif

So you thought Mercedes was a brand with no motorsport heritage for viagra dependent old men, huh? You thought BMW was all the rage? You think Lexus is sporty? Guess again. http://my-smileys.de/smileys3/naughty.gif



1936 Mercedes-Benz M25E Grand Prix Engine
The M25 supercharged 8-cylinder racing engine was fitted in the Mercedes-Benz W25 racing car, the first Silver Arrow. The M25E could produce in excess of 473-horsepower depending on the supercharger settings, fuel used and engine
set points.

1994 Mercedes-Benz Indy 500 I Engine and Penske PC 23 IndyCar
Fitted into a Penske-Mercedes PC 23, the 500 I IndyCar engine powered Al Unser Jr. to victory in the Indianapolis 500 in May 1994. The power output was 1026-horsepower @ 10,500 RPM from a displacement of just 3492cc.


2002 Mercedes-Benz Formula 1 FO O110 M Engine
This engine was used in the 2002 Formula 1 season by the McLaren-Mercedes-Benz racing team. It featured improved weight saving design features and a more compact design - both of which improved its fuel economy, crucial in F1 racing.

1989 Sauber-Mercedes C9 Group C Racing Sports Car
As a partner of the Sauber team, Mercedes-Benz lined up with the 720-horsepower C9 car for the 1988 worlds sports prototype championship. The partnership won five races and finished second in the end-of-season standings. The following year, the C9 revived the brand's traditional silver livery and went on to record eight race wins, including a 1-2 finish in the Le Mans 24-hour race. The team duly won the world championship title, with Jean-Louis Schlesser taking the driver's crown.


1990 Sauber-Mercedes C11 Group C Racing Sports Car
The successor to the C9 was the Sauber-Mercedes C11. Its monocoque consisted of light alloy and carbon-fiber-reinforced plastic. The C11 won eight out of nine races in the 1990 worlds sports prototype championship and the team defended its title. Jean-Louis Schlesser and Mauro Baldi , both C11 drivers, finished 1-2 in the driver's final points standings.


1992 Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.5-16 Evolution II DTM Touring Car
The 373-horsepower Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.5-16 Evolution II lined up in the German Touring Car Championship (DTM) from 1990 to 1993. Klaus Ludwig drove this Group A car to Mercedes-Benz's first DTM title in 1992. A total of 500 units of the regular "Evo II" were produced for regular road use in 1990 in line with DTM regulations stating that competing cars must be derived from a production model.

1997 Mercedes-Benz CLK-GTR GT Racing Sports Car
It took Mercedes-Benz and AMG just 128 days to develop the CLK-GTR for the FIA GT championship launched in 1997. Powered by a V12 engine with 631-horsepower, the CLK-GTR dominated the 1997 season, winning 6 of 11 races and completing four 1-2 finishes along the way. Mercedes-Benz ended the season at the top of the team rankings while driver Bernd Schneider also won the driver's title for the brand.



1998 McLaren-Mercedes MP4-13 Formula One Racing Car
In 1998 Mika Hakkinen drove the MP4-13 to Mercedes-Benz's first drivers' world championship title since the brand returned to Formula One in 1994. The partnership with McLaren, agreed at the end of 1994, developed into a success story. In addition to the driver's crown, the team also won the constructors' title in 1998. A year later, Hakkinen wrapped up his second world title.

1999 McLaren-Mercedes MP4-14 Formula One Racing Car
Modern Formula One racing cars consist of a monocoque, a self-supporting cell of highly rigid carbon-fiber composite that forms a single unit with the engine and transmission. It is not only lighter than earlier designs, it is also significantly safer. McLaren was one of the first teams to introduce this technology into Formula One in the 1980s. The displayed MP-14 has a power output of 810-horsepower @ 17,700 RPM.



2001 Mercedes-Benz CLK DTM German Touring Car
The AMG Mercedes team lined up with an updated version of the CLK for the second season of the newly launched German Touring Car Masters (DTM). The new model had been aerodynamically optimized and featured a new suspension, an improved chassis and a more powerful 4.0 V8 that now offered 450-horsepower. In 2001, this car helped Bernd Schneider become the first DTM driver to mount a successful defense of his title.


1995 AMG-Mercedes C-Class DTM Touring Car
Between 1994 and 1996, Mercedes-Benz lined up in DTM racing with the W202 C-Class and new V6 engines generating 440-horsepower. Klaus Ludwig celebrated victory in the 1994 DTM in this displayed car. Bernd Schneider powered a revised version to DTM and International Touring Car (ITC) titles the following year.



2005 AMG-Mercedes C-Class DTM Touring Car
This is the C-Class touring car with which Gray Paffett won the 2005 DTM championship title. Gary Paffett won five of the eleven races in 2005, thus securing a fourth DTM driver's championship for the AMG-Mercedes team since 2000. His team colleagues Jean Alesi, Mika Hakkinen and Bernd Schneider drove the C-Class to three further race victories.



1939 Mercedes-Benz 230S Offroad Sports Car
In the 1930s, Mercedes developed several cars, such as this 230S, for offroad racing. The car on display was driven by a team from the German Postal Service in the Brandenburg Offroad Rally of 1939.



1963 Mercedes-Benz 300SE Rally Car
At the beginning of the 1960s, the 300SE was one of the top of the line Mercedes sedans and one of its most powerful rally cars. One of its most spectacular performances came in the 1963 Rally of Argentina where the 300SE claimed a 1st, 2nd and 4th place victories. The car shown here did not compete in rallies. It was used by racing manager and former racing driver Karl Kling as a company car!


1977 Mercedes-Benz 280E Rally Car
The Cowan / Malkin / Broad driver team drove this Mercedes-Benz 280E to victory in the 1977 Lond0n-Sydney marathon, the world's toughest rally. Second were their team-mates Fowkes / O'Gorman, also in a Mercedes-Benz 280E. The cars and drivers were on the move across Europe, Asia and Australia for 6 1/2 weeks covering over 18,600 miles in the process.


1980 Mercedes-Benz 500SLC Rally Car
In December 1980, Bjön Waldegaard and Hans Thorszelius drove this Mercedes-Benz 500SLC Rally to victory in the exacting 3,315 mile long Bandama Rally in the Ivory Coast. Their team mates Jorge Recalde and Nestor Straimel finished in second place behind them. This 1-2 victory sadly signaled Mercedes-Benz's withdrawal from rally sport.




1990 Mercedes-Benz 1450S Renntruck
The S1450 represented the first generation of Mercedes-Benz race trucks. Between 1989 and 1993 it was the most successful model in European Truck Racing Cup and powered Thomas Hegeman to one title and Steve Parrish to three championship crowns in the top category of truck racing, the 18.5-l Class C races. The truck itself was powered by 1600-horsepower 18,273cc V10 diesel engine.


2001 Mercedes-Benz Truck OM 501 Racing Engine & 2001 Mercedes-Benz Atego Racing Truck
The OM 501 was developed specifically for truck racing and was first fitted to Mercedes-Benz Race Trucks in 1996. The 11,946cc V6 engine featured two turbochargers with high-pressure compressors, high-pressure injection and charge air cooling which boosted power to 1496-horsepower at 2,000-2,200 RPM. The top speed of the truck was limited to 100 mph although it could go faster! The engine on display saw service in a Mercedes-Benz Atego Racing Truck.







09-02-2007, 09:03 AM
Really very nice! I trust you must live not far from these museums.

Mercedes had that gull wing sports car from 1936 or there abouts that has always been a favourite of mine.

Thanks for posting those http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

09-02-2007, 05:18 PM
Originally posted by triad773:
Really very nice! I trust you must live not far from these museums.

Mercedes had that gull wing sports car from 1936 or there abouts that has always been a favourite of mine.

Thanks for posting those http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Anytime. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

I actually live near Munich but you could easily leave for Stuttgart in the morning, spend a good amount of time there and then head back to Munich in the afternoon. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif