1980

1 January 1980 Prinz takes over the reins at the company
1 January 1980 European sales network enlarged
11 - 15 February 1980 Environment-friendly technology in road testing
6 - 16 March 1980 Eight-cylinder light-alloy engines are presented at the Geneva Motor Show
April 1980 Specializing on axles: Kassel plant
12 May 1980 25,000th Mercedes-Benz commercial vehicle handed over to the German Postal Service
9 - 14 June 1980 New models from the mid-range 123 series
25 June 1980 Bad Homburg celebrates production jubilee
4 August 1980 Anti-lock braking system for all models
8 August 1980 Commercial vehicle plant in Nigeria
August 1980 Quick-start system becomes standard equipment of all diesel passenger cars
August 1980 116 series: last unit goes to the Museum collection
12 - 18 September 1980 MB-trac 1500 presented
18 September 1980 Plant opened in Virginia, USA
28 September 1980 O-Bahn starts in Essen
September 1980 New van models from Spain
2 - 12 October 1980 New heavy-duty construction site vehicles
4/5 October 1980 New economy record for apprentices from Untertürkheim
13 - 20 October 1980 Electric van tested in everyday use
30 October 1980 New Haus Lämmerbuckel dedicated
4 November 1980 Daimler-Benz realigns Spanish operations
7 November 1980 Production milestone for O 303 coach series
15 - 19 November 1980 New "Popemobile" based on the 230 G cross-country vehicle
9 - 14 December 1980 Rally participation ends with a double victory in Africa
22 December 1980 One million trucks: jubilee at Wörth plant
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