The C 111 with reworked body, 257 kW / 350 hp four-rotor Wankel engine and a top speed of 300 km/h is unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show. The "laboratory on wheels" accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in 4.8 seconds.
Daimler-Benz and MAN reach an agreement to share a limited number of components in the production of their commercial vehicle engines and drive axles. Deliveries of parts between the two companies are due to begin in 1972/73.
Assembly of diesel engines for commercial vehicles begins at Iranian Diesel Manufacturing Company (IDEM). The company, based in Tabriz, Iran, was founded on 31 May 1969 with the involvement of Daimler-Benz.
Daimler-Benz acquires the remaining 49 % of the share capital of Hanover-based Hanomag-Henschel Fahrzeugwerke GmbH from Rheinstahl AG. The company thereby becomes a wholly-owned subsidiary of Daimler-Benz AG.