1982

  • 1 January 1982
  • Athens-based Mercedes-Benz Hellas S.A. – established in November 1981 – takes over the business operations of the previous general distributor.
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  • 1 - 20 January 1982
  • The French team of Georges Groine/Thierry de Saulieu/Bernard Malfériol wins the truck classification of the Paris - Dakar Rally in a Unimog U 1700 L. A U 1300 L driven by Pierre Laleu and Bernard Langlois comes in second.
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  • February 1982
  • As part of the Freightliner acquisition, Daimler-Benz takes over Freightliner Credit Corporation, which extends its financing activities to Mercedes-Benz vehicles and is renamed Mercedes-Benz Credit Corporation.
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  • 21 - 28 April 1982
  • Daimler-Benz AG presents its first research car with electric drive system at the Hanover Trade Fair. Based on the estate model, it is fitted with a 30 kW / 41 hp electric motor and a 600 kg nickel-iron battery and is tested under real-world conditions in everyday traffic. Daimler-Benz also presents a hydrogen-powered passenger car – a 280 TE with petrol-hydrogen dual-fuel system – to the broad public for the first time.
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  • 20 - 26 May 1982
  • The MB-trac 1000 (441 series) is presented at the DLG show in Munich and serves as the link between the light model series and the heavy-duty MB-trac series introduced in 1976.
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  • 25 May 1982
  • The Board of Management of Daimler-Benz AG makes a pivotal decision to continue pursuing the project of a new headquarters building in Stuttgart-Möhringen. As a first step in the planning the company announces an architectural competition to start on 1 July.
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  • 26 - 28 May 1982
  • The substantially expanded O-Bahn test track in Rastatt is presented to the international press. A high-speed track allows speeds of up to 100 km/h.
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  • 1 September 1982
  • The facelifted 123-series saloon, coupé and estate models come onto the market with enhanced standard equipment.
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  • 9 September 1982
  • The Indonesian company P. T. German Motor Manufacturing begins operations at a new assembly plant for Mercedes-Benz passenger cars and commercial vehicles in Wanaherang, near Jakarta.
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  • 3 November 1982
  • A new customer service centre and workshop is opened in Beijing to support the 4500 Mercedes-Benz vehicles currently in service in the People's Republic of China. Daimler-Benz thus becomes the first European automobile manufacturer to set up a service workshop in cooperation with the Chinese state import company Machimpex.
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  • 29 November 1982
  • For the first time since the start of post-war production began, Daimler-Benz AG presents a compact class model in the shape of the 190 and 190 E (201-series), expanding the passenger car range by a third series to add to the mid-series and S-Class. The chassis of the the new models establishes a wholly new benchmark. The new shock-absorber strut front axle and innovative rear-axle concept – in the form of the patented multi-link independent suspension – ensure an equally high level of ride comfort and handling precision.
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  • 7 December 1982
  • 1200 units of the new Mercedes-Benz compact class start from the Sindelfingen plant on a rally to German distributors and company-owned outlets. The new series is available for inspection, test driving and sale starting on 8 December.
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  • 17 December 1982
  • NAW Nutzfahrzeuggesellschaft Arbon & Wetzikon AG, a commercial vehicle company in which Daimler-Benz has a 40 % holding, is founded in Arbon, Switzerland. The other partners in the company are AG Adolph Saurer with a 45 % share and Oerlikon Bührle Holding AG with 15 %.
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