1996

1 January 1996 Joint venture: under one roof with Porsche
6 - 15 January 1996 Concept study shows design elements of the M-Class
11 January 1996 Hybrid trucks in everyday operation
12 - 21 January 1996 New commercial vehicles in Geneva
19 - 21 & 26 - 28 January 1996 Mercedes-Benz at Bus Days in Frankfurt/Main
22 January 1996 Fokker bailout fails
31 January 1996 Setra S 315 NF presented
1 February 1996 Adtranz rail technology unit begins operation
2 February 1996 Mercedes-Benz Mexico: wholly-owned Daimler-Benz subsidiary
7 - 17 March 1996 New cars at Geneva Motor Show
March 1996 Environment-friendly paint for A-Class
1 April 1996 E-Class: assembly and sale in Egypt
19 April 1996 A-Class production in Brazil
25 April - 5 May 1996 Series version of SLK presented
3 May 1996 Natural-gas prototype Sprinter goes to test customers
7 - 11 May 1996 Compact implement carrier Unimog UX 100 presented
13 May 1996 Awards for two regular-service buses made by EvoBus
14 May 1996 NECAR II with compact fuel cell
18/19 May 1996 Truck racing: first win of season thanks to Oestreich
22 May 1996 Par value of Daimler-Benz share reduced considerably
3 June 1996 New S-Class diesel model
5 June 1996 Daimler sells Dornier to Fairchild
5 June 1996 Daimler-Benz absorbs AEG
10 June 1996 Environmental working group begins work
30 June 1996 First Formula One Safety Car made by AMG
1 - 5 July 1996 Clean and economical: truck and bus engines
5 July 1996 Actros supersedes SK heavy-duty class
23 July 1996 Corporate intranet installed
July 1996 Vito van with electric drive
July 1996 E-Class chassis for special bodies
August 1996 Natural gas drive for C-Class and E-Class
August 1996 Workaday testing of hybrid bus
16 September 1996 Sprinter plant opened in Buenos Aires
21 - 29 September 1996 Hanover CV show: Actros, Vario and buses
3 - 13 October 1996 F 200 Imagination research vehicle
8 October 1996 Daimler-Benz Innovation Prize
12/13 October 1996 First place in European Truck Racing championship
13 October 1996 Fourth place in the constructors' classification
18 October 1996 Rastatt plant builds A-Class in future
22 October 1996 Wilhelm Maybach inducted into Hall of Fame
10 November 1996 DTM/ITC race series: successful season for Mercedes
25 November 1996 Brake Assist (BAS) enhances safety
20 December 1996 Worldwide quality certification
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