50 million and counting! Mercedes-Benz reaches historic production milestone
German automaker Mercedes-Benz has crossed the 50 million vehicle production landmark globally. The special 50 millionth car is the first unit of the all-new Maybach S-Class rolled out from the Factory 56 plant. Currently, Mercedes-Benz is focused on the implementation of the electric mobility offensive in its global production network. Six new Mercedes-EQ models will be integrated into production operations by 2022.
'Manufacturing 50 million vehicles a significant achievement'
"Fifty million vehicles produced is a significant milestone in the history of our company, and an exceptional achievement by the team," said Jorg Burzer, Member of the Board of Management of Mercedes-Benz AG, Production and Supply Chain. "I would like to thank the colleagues in the plants around the world for their work and their commitment," he added.
Global production network contributing to meet the company's sustainability targets
Due to its focus on the implementation of electric mobility, Mercedes-Benz's global production network is greatly contributing to its sustainability targets. The batteries for the existing and upcoming EQ electric vehicles are supplied by a global battery production network with factories on three different continents.
Sindelfingen factory is company's most modern production facility
Maybach S-Class's first unit, rolling off the production line at Factor 56 in Sindelfingen, is the company's 50 millionth vehicle. The flagship luxury sedan, along with the standard S-Class and some future EQS models, will be manufactured in Factory 56. The high-tech production facility was opened in September 2020 and is the company's most modern automobile manufacturing unit.
Mercedes-Maybach S-Class: At a glance
Mercedes-Maybach S-Class sports a large chrome grille with vertical slats, sleek LED headlamps, 21-inch alloy wheels, and chrome-coated exhaust vents. It has a spacious cabin with adjustable bucket seats, augmented reality navigation, MBUX infotainment system, and five screens. The car runs on a 4.0-liter, V8 twin-turbocharged hybrid engine that makes 496hp/700Nm and is linked to a 9-speed automatic gearbox.