While some of you may have heard of taubenheim 13, it may be an unfamiliar name to others. But for us, it’s rooted deeply in our thoughts and actions as a symbol and source of inspiration. A journey back to the year 1883 reveals why taubenheim 13 is so important to us. We find ourselves on Taubenheimstrasse in Bad Cannstatt. Clattering sounds are issuing from a small structure on the grounds of the estate at number 13. Gottlieb Daimler and Wilhelm Maybach are responsible for the racket. Here in the Daimler family’s shed turned workshop, the two inventors had a breakthrough with a plan they’d been working on day and night at a narrow wooden workbench. An invention that would revolutionize the world: the high-speed gasoline engine. Very few people believed in the feasibility of this vision at that time and many even labelled the two friends crazy. But the clattering sounds issuing from the small shed workshop on that fateful day proved those doubting Thomases wrong.