1998

10 - 19 January 1998 Mercedes-Benz presents V8 models in Detroit
5 - 14 February 1998 Atego debuts in Amsterdam
9 February 1998 ESP for the A-Class
25 February 1998 Daimler-Benz Advanced Design Italia S.r.I. is founded
February 1998 EvoBus takes over property and buildings of Setra
5 - 15 March 1998 Geneva Motor Show with new car models
5 March 1998 Award for basic concept of A-Class
8 March 1998 New heavy-duty highway truck
8 March 1998 New Formula One Medical Car: C 55 AMG Estate
21 March 1998 M-Class launched in Europe
31 March 1998 Econic waste disposal vehicle premieres
12 April 1998 FIA GT: triple victory in a Mercedes-Benz CLK-GTR
24 April - 3 May 1998 Facelift for the SL series
25/26 April 1998 Successful start into the 1998 truck-racing season
29 April - 3 May 1998 G 500 is top-of-the-range in G-Class
5 May 1998 Service for private customers expanded
7 May 1998 Merger: contract signed with Chrysler
13 June 1998 Sales in Latin America and the Caribbean
15 June 1998 Special dividend and capital increase
26 June 1998 Daimler-Benz plans takeover of AMG
28 June 1998 One-two win for new CLK-LM racing sports car
20 July 1998 Move: Mercedes-Benz sales headquarters in Berlin
22 July 1998 Addition to heavy-duty trucks in US
24 July 1998 New engine plant in Untertürkheim
27 July 1998 Cooperation with Nissan on light commercial vehicles
28 July 1998 Board of Management gives go-ahead for Maybach
July 1998 New diesel passenger cars with CDI direct injection engines
July 1998 Windowbag provides protection against side impact
August 1998 Corporate University begins work
3 - 10 September 1998 New products at Hanover Commercial Vehicle Show
17 September 1998 Dhareholders vote for merger of Daimler-Benz and Chrysler
1 - 11 October 1998 New products at the Paris Motor Show
2 October 1998 smart City Coupe in dealer showrooms
2 October 1998 Daimler-Benz "quartier" at Potsdamer Platz officially opened
3/4 October 1998 European Truck Racing Championship title for Mercedes-Benz
7 October 1998 Daimler-Benz AG takes over Thomas Built Buses
8 October 1998 Testing around the clock: testing grounds opened
15 October 1998 Daimler-Benz sells rights to UX 100 to Hako
15 October 1998 Customer call center opened in Maastricht
18 October 1998 EvoBus acquires shares of body builder
24 October 1998 Life-long mobility and anti-perforation warranty
25 October 1998 FIA GT success: huge lead for AMG team
27 October 1998 smart plant obtains environmental certificate
31 October 1998 Swatch sells smart shares
1 November 1998 McLaren-Mercedes: Häkkinen is world champion
5 November 1998 Environmental award for A-Class
12 November 1998 Capital increase: DaimlerChrysler AG is born
13 November 1998 A 190 Twin A-Class study
17 November 1998 Day One: first day of trading for DaimlerChrysler share
27 November 1998 Logicstics center for replacement parts
2 December 1998 Innovation Prize for proximity control
16 December 1998 Supervisory Board appoints Schrempp/Eaton co-chairmen
21 December 1998 Daimler-Benz AG ceases to exist
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