1997

11 - 20 January 1997 CLK premieres in Detroit
18 - 26 January 1997 International Truck of the Year 1997
23 January 1997 Vöhringer in charge of the Research & Technology department
29 January 1997 TELEAID: automatic emergency call
29 January 1997 EvoBus starts production link between Mannheim and Ulm
6 - 16 February 1997 Mercedes-Benz at the Auto-RAI in Amsterdam
6 - 16 March 1997 New and unique A-Class celebrates its premiere in Geneva
9 March 1997 Formula One season starter won in a silver McLaren-Mercedes
14 March 1997 Delivery of the 5,000th C 36 AMG
24 March 1997 mobilo: comprehensive mobility guarantee
1 April 1997 Daimler-Benz AG: new organizational structure
9 April 1997 Ultramodern V-engine plant in Cannstatt officially opened
11 April 1997 Super sports car CLK-GTR presented to the press
16 - 20 April 1997 G-Class presented with electrohydraulically-operated fabric top
11 May 1997 FIA GT: Schneider and Wurz win in Silverstone
21 May 1997 Tuscaloosa: premiere of M-Class and plant opening
26 May 1997 Fuel cell-powered bus ready for regular service
1 June 1997 Stuttgart articulated buses operate with hybrid drive
1 - 6 June 1997 New urban bus: Citaro first on the road in Hamburg
6 June 1997 New CLK Coupé
13 June 1997 Three-cylinder engine for smart City Coupe goes on series production
14/15 June 1997 Winning truck racers in France
29 June 1997 New Safety Car and Medical in Formula One
1 July 1997 Luxembourg: majority holding in oldest general distributor
3 July 1997 Daimler-Benz recycles end-of-life vehicles itself
1 - 5 September 1997 New construction site vehicles from the Actros heavy-duty truck family
11 - 21 September 1997 Common-rail technology highlight in Frankfurt
20/21 September 1997 Race Trucks: Lenz wins 1997 championship
28 September 1997 Win of the constructors' standings in the CART World Series
September 1997 290 GD Turbodiesel replaces 290 GD
4/5 October 1997 Successful truck-racing season comes to an end
17 - 22 October 1997 Setra presents the three-axle S 317 HDH/3 luxury touring coach
19 - 22 October 1997 Third brand: US heavy-duty trucks with new name
24 October 1997 Potsdamer Platz: debis AG headquarters officially opened
25 October - 5 November 1997 Maybach study unveiled in Tokyo
26 October 1997 Formula One: one-two win to close out season
26 October 1997 FIA GT championship: Bernd Schneider in an AMG
27 October 1997 Assembly plant smartville in Hambach, France, opened
6 November 1997 Egypt: production of Mercedes-Benz E 200
11 November 1997 A-Class gets ESP after moose test
28 November 1997 Cooperation in China: Yaxing-Benz Ltd.
7 December 1997 Setra S 319 NF presented
December 1997 Market launch of the C 220 CDI
December 1997 Daimler-Benz AG sells semiconductor business
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