2005

15 - 23 January 2005 New M-Class and S-Class Hybrid in Detroit
21 January 2005 Again tops in the ADAC auto brand study
30 January 2005 United Arab Emirates become major shareholder
10 February 2005 Launch of efficiency-boosting and revenue-optimizing programme
3 - 13 March 2005 Geneva: new models including B-Class premiere
25 March - 3 April 2005 R-Class: luxury car with all-wheel drive
March 2005 Stake in Mitsubishi Fuso increased
4 April 2005 First special protection vehicle with diesel engine
2 May 2005 V6 CDI diesel engine replaces five- and six-cylinders
2 May 2005 Van Technology Center opened
3 May 2005 Plant enlargement in Tuscaloosa
May 2005 First Citaro urban buses roll of assembly line
7 June 2005 Bionic Car: animals as models
18 June 2005 Up-to-date bus plant opens in Turkey
20 June 2005 New generation of the S-Class arrives
4 July 2005 Particulate filter as standard for all Mercedes-Benz cars
7 July 2005 ESP trailer stabilisation: greater safety for trailer travel
10 July 2005 Montoya wins for McLaren-Mercedes
13 July 2005 V8 muscle engine from AMG
26 July 2005 S-Class awarded environmental certificate
28 July 2005 Board of Management chairman: Zetsche follows Schrempp
1 September 2005 Emergency funds for the victims of hurricane Katrina
7 September 2005 Alliance for joint hybrid drive development
15 - 25 September 2005 Frankfurt: new products from smart to S-Class
28 September 2005 Staff reduction at German sites
September 2005 MTU: preparing to part with the heavy-duty engine business
11 October 2005 Major order for 500 hybrid urban buses in USA
13 - 23 October 2005 BlueTec for trucks and Vito with all-wheel drive
16 October 2005 Formula One: second place for McLaren-Mercedes
21 - 26 October 2005 New bus generations for city and country
22 October - 6 November 2005 F 600 research vehicle with fuel cell
23 October 2005 Triple victory in Hockenheim for AMG-Mercedes
October 2005 Joint world engine series production begins
11 - 13 November 2005 CapaCity bus study and new Integro rural bus generation
17 November 2005 All shares of Mitsubishi Motors sold
23 November 2005 Three fuel cell buses for Beijing
November 2005 Financial services start in China
November 2005 smart with alternative drives
15 December 2005 Freightliner wants to sell fire truck business
28 December 2005 Off-Highway business unit sold
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