Longitudinal supporting member for integral automobile body

  • Date
    3 June 1977
  • Description
    Daimler-Benz files a patent application for a "reinforced longitudinal support member for an integral automobile body". This forked member principle is the central feature of a vehicle structure designed for asymmetric frontal impacts and is realised in series production for the first time in 1979 in the S-Class.
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