The Mercedes-Benz 260 D (W 138), the world's first series-produced diesel passenger car, makes its debut at the International Automobile and Motorcycle Show in Berlin. Particular qualities of the innovative vehicle are its high economy and reliability. The new car models 170 V (W 136) and 170 H (W 28) are presented as well. Tributes are also paid to automotive pioneers Carl Benz and Gottlieb Daimler on the anniversary of "50 Years of Automobile Manufacture". New products in the commercial vehicle sector include the L 1100 light truck, the Lo 3750 chassis for medium-duty trucks and buses, the three-axle chassis L 10000 for 10-tonne trucks and buses, and the cab-over-engine bus LoP 3500.