2008

6 - 13 January 2008 Long drive: economically crossing the USA
9 January 2008 Wörth: 100,000 BlueTec trucks
19 - 27 January 2008 World premiere for Vision GLK FREESIDE and Vision GLK TOWNSIDE in Detroit
27 - 31 January 2008 World premiere für CLC at Berlin Fashion Week
29 January 2008 Fleet test: hybrid trucks in everyday use
22 February 2008 electric smart in practical testing with energy utility
22 February 2008 Maybach brand adds Landaulet to its model range
3 March 2008 Start of business of Daimler Group Services GmbH
6 - 16 March 2008 Series of debuts at the Geneva Motor Show
10 March 2008 Production launch of new Actros
16 March 2008 SL 63 AMG and C 63 AMG Estate ensure safety in the Formula One
19 March 2008 Natural-gas-powered Sprinter: delivery begins
21 - 30 March 2008 Environment-friendly SUVs debut in New York
2 April 2008 Mitsubishi Fuso: new double decker Aero King
5 - 13 April 2008 BlueEFFICIENCY variants of the A-Class and B-Class
10 April 2008 New generation of four-cylinder diesel engines
11 April 2008 Five-millionth car comes off assembly line in Bremen
11 April 2008 Production milestone: 500,000th engine from Kölleda
21 April 2008 Commercial vehicles for the Indian market
22 - 28 April 2008 Compact SUV: GLK celebrates world premiere in Beijing
24 April 2008 Environmental certificates for A-Class and B-Class
30 April 2008 Fuel cell buses break two million mark
30 April 2008 Daimler to become principal shareholder of Tognum AG
14 May 2008 Hybrid drive and natural gas vehicles: major order from UPS
19 May 2008 Green light for expedition sailing ship PANGAEA
29 May 2008 Just 19.44 liters with a 25-tonne payload: Actros is consumption record holder
4 June 2008 J.D. Power awards for Mercedes-Benz
4 - 17 June 2008 Environment-friendly drive systems for vans
16 June 2008 Mitsubishi Fuso presents Safety Truck
18 June 2008 Broader model range: new plant in Hungary
18 June 2008 Wörth: expansion of Development and Testing Center
27 June 2008 "Black cab" London Taxi version of the Vito
30 June 2008 Two milestone vehicles at Mercedes-Benz Türk A.S.
3 July 2008 A-Class F-Cell "plus" passes test
4 July 2008 Mercedes-Benz Production Competence Center for Natural Gas Drive
7 July 2008 Preliminary agreement on plant in Chennai, southern India.
19/20 July 2008 SL 65 AMG Black Series presented
30 July 2008 Gottlieb Daimler Stadium is renamed the "Mercedes-Benz Arena"
3 August 2008 McLaren-Mercedes driver Kovalainen wins first F1 race
12 August 2008 Europe's biggest fleet test with hybrid trucks
20 August 2008 Third Actros generation leaves for the outlets
21 August 2008 New CDI four-cylinder from Kölleda
27 August 2008 Truck hybrid center dedicated in Kawasaki
1 - 5 September 2008 New Travego generation with emergency braking assistant
1 September 2008 India: first luxury touring coach delivered
3 September 2008 One-millionth smart for Hambach's tenth anniversary
5 September 2008 e-mobility Berlin: cooperation with RWE
23 September 2008 Awards for Actros and Setra regular-service bus
23 - 25 September 2008 Presentation of S 600 Pullman Guard state limousine
25 September - 2 October 2008 World firsts at Commercial Vehicle Show in Hanover
4 - 19 October 2008 Paris innovation: Concept FASCINATION show car
14 October 2008 New strategy for US commercial vehicle market
18 October 2008 New arrangements for company pensions
24 October 2008 Pilot phase of car2go starts in Ulm
24 October 2008 150,000th Fuso Canter produced at the Portuguese Tramagal plant
26 October 2008 Bernd Schneider closes out DTM career
27 October 2008 New plant: contract signed in Hungary
2 November 2008 Lewis Hamilton youngest Formula One world champion
16 - 20 November 2008 Driver assistance systems of the future presented
2 December 2008 e-mobility Italy: cooperation with Enel
8 - 11 December 2008 Short-time work at German plants
12 December 2008 Strategic truck partnership in Russia
15 December 2008 Alliance for battery development and production
15 December 2008 Natural gas semitrailer tractor for supermarket chain
18 December 2008 Mercedes-Benz Euro 1, 2 and 3 trucks can be retrofitted with diesel particulate filter
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