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Off to the Classic Days.

Summer feeling on the journey from the Mercedes-Benz Museum to the park of Schloss Dyck: a road trip by Mercedes-Benz Classic has set the scene for the stylish journey to the 2019 Classic Days Schloss Dyck. At the centre of the action: Shareen Raudies in an open Mercedes-Benz 600 SL. The sports car matches the destination perfectly. After all, the tradition of Mercedes-Benz SL sports cars has a strong appearance at the elegant summer festival of automotive classics around the moated castle in the Rhineland with its heavenly ambience.

Roadster road trip: on the road in the Mercedes-Benz 600 SL to the Classic Days Schloss Dyck.

Roadster road trip: on the road in the Mercedes-Benz 600 SL to the Classic Days Schloss Dyck.

Fantastic location: Shareen Raudies in the apple orchard of Schloss Dyck.

Fantastic location: Shareen Raudies in the apple orchard of Schloss Dyck.

Accompanied by the sun.

The atmosphere of automotive culture spoilt by the sun accompanies the road trip through the bright summer’s day. Then, in the warm evening light, the arrival at the apple orchard of Schloss Dyck. “A fantastic location,” says Shareen, the influencer with a passion for classic cars (@shareenqueen). A final farewell picture of the 600 SL for today – and congratulations. The luxuriously powerful roadster belongs to model series R 129, which is celebrating a notable birthday this year: the R 129 came onto the market exactly 30 years ago! Therefore, as of 2019, the first vehicles of the type will become vintage cars and can receive the H-number plate.

Sportiness in the brand history.

Mercedes-Benz Classic has once again constructed the airy “greenhouse” in the apple orchard in the style of the original workshop of the inventor of the car Gottlieb Daimler. The 600 SL meets relatives here. For example, the exquisite 280 SL (R 107) from the portfolio of ALL TIME STARS, the vehicle trading platform of Mercedes-Benz Classic. Things are a little faster paced next door: the Mercedes-Benz 190 SL (W 121) in the rare sports version from the mid-1950s glistens next to the 500 SL Rallye (R 107). The clear announcement of both competition vehicles: the SL tradition not only stands for the sportiness of series sports cars, but also for real race entries and successes.

Big smiles on the faces of the two father-and-son racing teams: Sebastian Asch and Luca Ludwig have just returned with their fathers Roland and Klaus from the race circuit of the Classic Days Schloss Dyck. The two young racers are the winners of the ADAC GT Masters 2015 in a Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT 3. Since the current 2019 season, they have once again been racing as a team. What’s it like to go around a race circuit with your father? A great experience! Here, Sebastian and Luca are in agreement.

Racing is a family matter: Klaus Ludwig (right) with his son Luca in the Mercedes-Benz GT racing car CLK-GTR.

Racing is a family matter: Klaus Ludwig (right) with his son Luca in the Mercedes-Benz GT racing car CLK-GTR.

Racing is a family matter.

The two of them have big names to live up to: Luca’s father is Klaus “König” Ludwig, while Sebastian is the son of “Schwabenpfeil” Roland Asch. The joint appearance of the four racers from two generations at the 2019 Classic Days Schloss Dyck as guests of Mercedes-Benz Classic inspires the fans – it is one of the highlights of the “125 Years of Motorsport” anniversary year that Mercedes-Benz is celebrating in 2019. The story also includes two legendary vehicles that have come to Schloss Dyck: the Mercedes-Benz GT racing car CLK-GTR belonging to Klaus Ludwig, the world champion of 1998, and the Mercedes-Benz 190 E 2.5-16 Evolution II DTM touring car, with which Roland Asch won at the invitational race in Kyalami (South Africa) in 1990.

History and stories from 125 years of motorsport.

Motorsport history since 1896: that’s history full to the brim with stories. Many of them are told at the Classic Days Schloss Dyck by the brand ambassadors of Mercedes-Benz Classic. Alongside Jutta Benz, the great-granddaughter of Bertha and Carl Benz, are racing drivers Dieter Glemser and Karl Wendlinger and the two father-and-son teams Asch and Ludwig. Their colleague Ellen Lohr presents the lively panel discussions as part of the popular signing sessions.

Souvenir: Roland Asch gives autographs on historic-looking racing suits – matching the atmosphere of the 2019 Classic Days Schloss Dyck.

Souvenir: Roland Asch gives autographs on historic-looking racing suits – matching the atmosphere of the 2019 Classic Days Schloss Dyck.

Witness of the Silver Arrows era: a Mercedes-Benz W 25 from 1934 is presented at the Classic Days Schloss Dyck as part of “Masterpieces”.

Witness of the Silver Arrows era: a Mercedes-Benz W 25 from 1934 is presented at the Classic Days Schloss Dyck as part of “Masterpieces”.

Silver Arrow patina.

One vehicle presented at the orangery peninsula of Schloss Dyck tells the story of one of the most important moments in the racing history of the brand with a star: this is where the Concours d’Elegance “Masterpieces” takes place. Right in the middle of the 55 flawless automotive beauties, there is a patinised, somewhat coarse machine: in the “125 Years of Motorsport” anniversary year, Mercedes-Benz Classic has brought a 750-kilogram W 25 Formula racing car with it and shows off this first Silver Arrow with the start number and racing dust of the 1934 Eifelrennen race, which Manfred von Brauchitsch won in a W 25. During the Classic Days, the Silver Arrow is always densely surrounded by visitors.

Mercedes-Knight and Classic Days.

Taking a stroll between the automotive classics and enjoying the relaxed summer atmosphere, listening to the sound of engines and being inspired by the backdrop of Schloss Dyck: that’s what makes Classic Days worthwhile. And again and again, there are very special moments to discover. Such as with the splendid classic from 1913, with the three-pronged Mercedes star on the radiator that shines in the sun at “Masterpieces”.

Knighthood for the automotive classic: Mercedes-Knight from 1913 amongst the “Masterpieces” of the 2019 Classic Days Schloss Dyck on the orangery peninsula.

Knighthood for the automotive classic: Mercedes-Knight from 1913 amongst the “Masterpieces” of the 2019 Classic Days Schloss Dyck on the orangery peninsula.

Brass era: headlamps of the Mercedes-Knight from the range of ALL TIME STARS.

Brass era: headlamps of the Mercedes-Knight from the range of ALL TIME STARS.

Automotive classic connoisseur.

The visitors study the information on the high-class vehicle from the range of ALL TIME STARS with curiosity: it is a Mercedes-Knight 16/40 PS with a valveless engine, the gas exchange of which is instead controlled by sleeve valves. In total, only around 5,500 vehicles of the entire type family of the Mercedes-Knight were made between 1911 and 1924. And perhaps one or the other automotive classic connoisseur might think of the jazz classic “Night and Day” by Cole Porter when they hear the model designation: Mercedes-Knight and Classic Days.

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Kraftstoffverbrauch kombiniert CO₂-Emissionen kombiniert Stromverbrauch im kombinierten Testzyklus

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1 Die angegebenen Werte wurden nach dem vorgeschriebenen Messverfahren ermittelt. Es handelt sich um die „NEFZ-CO₂-Werte“ i. S. v. Art. 2 Nr. 1 Durchführungsverordnung (EU) 2017/1153. Die Kraftstoffverbrauchswerte wurden auf Basis dieser Werte errechnet. Der Stromverbrauch wurde auf der Grundlage der VO 692/2008/EG ermittelt. Weitere Informationen zum offiziellen Kraftstoffverbrauch und den offiziellen spezifischen CO₂-Emissionen neuer Personenkraftwagen können dem „Leitfaden über den Kraftstoffverbrauch, die CO₂-Emissionen und den Stromverbrauch aller neuen Personenkraftwagenmodelle“ entnommen werden, der an allen Verkaufsstellen und bei der Deutschen Automobil Treuhand GmbH unter www.dat.de unentgeltlich erhältlich ist.

4 Angaben zu Kraftstoffverbrauch, Stromverbrauch und CO₂-Emissionen sind vorläufig und wurden vom Technischen Dienst für das Zertifizierungsverfahren nach Maßgabe des WLTP-Prüfverfahrens ermittelt und in NEFZ-Werte korreliert. Eine EG-Typgenehmigung und Konformitätsbescheinigung mit amtlichen Werten liegen noch nicht vor. Abweichungen zwischen den Angaben und den amtlichen Werten sind möglich.

6 Stromverbrauch und Reichweite wurden auf der Grundlage der VO 692/2008/EG ermittelt. Stromverbrauch und Reichweite sind abhängig von der Fahrzeugkonfiguration. Weitere Informationen zum offiziellen Kraftstoffverbrauch und den offiziellen spezifischen CO₂-Emissionen neuer Personenkraftwagen können dem „Leitfaden über den Kraftstoffverbrauch, die CO₂-Emissionen und den Stromverbrauch aller neuen Personenkraftwagenmodelle“ entnommen werden, der an allen Verkaufsstellen und bei der Deutschen Automobil Treuhand GmbH unter www.dat.de unentgeltlich erhältlich ist.

7 Angaben zu Stromverbrauch und Reichweite sind vorläufig und wurden vom Technischen Dienst für das Zertifizierungsverfahren nach Maßgabe der UN/ECE-Regelung Nr. 101 ermittelt. Die EG-Typgenehmigung und eine Konformitätsbescheinigung mit amtlichen Werten liegen noch nicht vor. Abweichungen zwischen den Angaben und den amtlichen Werten sind möglich.