2000

15 - 23 January 2000 Detroit: Vision SLA and revised SLK
22 January 2000 Market launch: smart with diesel engine
26 January 2000 Eaton retires
January 2000 First big order for hybrid bus comes from New York
3 February 2000 DaimlerChrysler takes stake in McLaren
3 - 12 February 2000 Commercial vehicle show in Amsterdam with many innovations
25 February 2000 e-business: cooperation with Ford and GM
12 March 2000 New Formula One Safety Car
13 March 2000 World premiere for new Unimog generation
21 March 2000 Premiere of new C-Class with own song
21 March 2000 Astrium: Europe's biggest space company
27 March 2000 debis and Deutsche Telekom become partners
15 April 2000 Baden-Württemberg's police drive Mercedes-Benz
17 April 2000 "Virtual Reality" facilitates development
19 April 2000 Natural gas buses in operation at Expo 2000
27/28 May 2000 Truck racing: first win of season for Heinz-Werner Lenz
28 May 2000 Schneider wins at DTM comeback
29 May 2000 One-millionth engine eaves the V-engine plant in Bad Cannstatt
30 May 2000 Ceramic brakes in series production: special CL 55 AMG model
2 June 2000 Design prize for Citaro regular-service bus
23 June 2000 Airbus Integrated Company established
26 June 2000 DaimlerChrysler and Hyundai agree cooperation
10 July 2000 EADS shares listed on European exchanges
15/16 July 2000 Truck Grand Prix: Oestreich wins on Nürburgring
17 July 2000 Participation in forced laborer foundation
19 July 2000 Western Star and Orion go to DaimlerChrysler
20 July 2000 DaimlerChrysler plans takeover of Detroit Diesel
28 July 2000 DaimlerChrysler and Mitsubishi seal alliance
4 August 2000 DaimlerChrysler sells Adtranz to Bombadier
8 September 2000 DaimlerChrysler extends influence on Mitubishi
9 September 2000 Withdrawal from US motor racing
11 September 2000 Covisint receives approval in line with anti-trust legislation
19 September 2000 DEKRA environmental distinction for DaimlerChrysler
19 September 2000 Produced in South Africa: C-Class for right-hand drive markets
20 September 2000 500,000th Mercedes-Benz A-Class
23 - 30 September 2000 Most powerful Unimog of all time
30 September - 15 October 2000 Presented at Paris: C-Class Sports Coupé and facelifted G-Class
1 October 2000 T-Systems becomes Europe's second-largest software company
7/8 October 2000 Truck racing: Mercedes-Benz three-time runner-up
8 October 2000 Bernd Schneider is DTM champion
9 October 2000 DCX NET Holding established
13 October 2000 Detroit Diesel takeover finalized
22 October 2000 Silver Arrows: triumph for Häkkinen and Coulthard
1 November 2000 Fuel cell powered A-Class for California
3 November 2000 Decision to set up DaimlerChrysler Bank
7 November 2000 Fuel cell cars suitable for everyday use
16 November 2000 Declaration on the promotion of equal opportunity
22 - 25 November 2000 Mercedes-Benz Cito: International Bus of the Year 2001
22 November 2000 DaimlerChrysler and Caterpillar cooperate
5 December 2000 Joint customer portals with T-Online
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