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Daimler Plans To Celebrate 125th Anniversary With New Patent

Is a revolution in the works?

by on Oct.04, 2010

Even Mercedes' big cars, like the all-new 2011 version of the CLS, are getting new battery-based drivetrain technologies.

With barely 125 days to go until Mercedes-Benz marks its 125th anniversary, Daimler AG CEO is promising to unveil a significant new patent to celebrate the birth of the world’s oldest carmaker.

But what is in store he isn’t saying yet, beyond hinting that a significant development in driveline technology is in store – a fitting way to celebrate the day, in January 1886, when Carl Benz took the first critical step towards putting the world on wheels.

Daimler has been using the Paris Motor Show as a backdrop for setting in motion some grand plans for the future, starting with a wild party on the Champs Elysees at the new Mercedes-Benz Gallery.

Live From Paris!

CEO Dieter Zetsche used the occasion to lay out what some might suggest is an overly-ambitious growth plan that would roughly double Mercedes sales to 1.5 million annually by 2015.