Automotive Legends: Mercedes-Benz Milestones By Michael Köckritz

With BMW Milestones and Mercedes-Benz Milestones, two new volumes by ramp publisher and editor-in-chief Michael Köckritz were just released by teNeues.

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The acclaimed photo book series Milestones transports you to the exciting world of cars, with makes and models that have significantly impacted the automotive industry presented in beautifully crafted images and accompanied by fascinating background information. On June 20, 2024 teNeues published two new coffee table books from the series, each dedicated to a brand that, in its own way, perfectly combines automotive performance and luxury: BMW and Mercedes-Benz.

The series was launched in 2017 with the publication of Porsche Milestones. Created by Michael Köckritz, editor-in-chief and publisher of the influential car and culture magazine ramp, together with his ramp editorial team and noted motorsport reporter and automotive journalist Wilfried Müller, Porsche Milestones is filled with powerful images that bring the unique history of the German sports car manufacturer to life, chronologically and with an entertaining and sophisticated blend of stunning photographs and informative texts focused on the brand’s most influential models.

The two new photo books seamlessly build on this foundation as they explore the essence and timeless fascination of BMW and Mercedes-Benz with fascinating texts and exclusive interviews with the respective chief designers. As a result, the books aren’t just a visually stunning guide to each of the brands, but also a must-have for all automobile enthusiasts.

As an experienced journalist, author and media producer, Michael Köckritz knows exactly how to present complex topics such as automotive history and lifestyle in a way that is both entertaining and enjoyable to read. With supreme lightness and ease, he consistently generates attention-grabbing content, leaving a lasting impression on current and future-oriented topics and on the lifestyle and luxury worlds. The publisher and editor-in-chief has produced countless books and lifestyle magazines that have regularly won national and international awards over the years.

Mercedes-Benz Milestones
Mercedes-Benz has passed many milestones in its illustrious history that have significantly shaped the face of the automotive industry. The Benz Patent-Motorwagen was the world’s first practical automobile. And today the three-pointed star stands for modern luxury more than any other brand.

This high-quality coffee table book traces the development of Mercedes-Benz in a chronological journey through time, with inspiring stories and vivid images of the most influential models – an exciting road trip through the evolution of the German luxury brand. Presented are some 40 brand-defining vehicles, from icons like the Autobahnkurier or the Gullwing to the coveted AMG models and the race cars from the world of motorsport. In addition to the stunning photographs, the book also contains a wealth of information with detailed texts and fascinating background stories.

In an exclusive interview, Mercedes-Benz Chief Design Officer Gorden Wagener explains what fascinates him most about the brand, how his design philosophy of sensual clarity makes the cars attractive to different generations of drivers, and why intellectual sophistication results in a unique presence and appeal.

  • Title: Mercedes-Benz Milestones
  • Author: Michael Köckritz
  • Publisher: teNeues Verlag GmbH
  • Release date: June 20, 2024
  • Format: 23.5 x 30 cm |9 1/4 x 11 4/5 in.
  • Language: German & English
  • Pages: 224
  • Images: approx. 150 color & b/w photographs
  • Price: € 50 | $ 70 | £ 45
  • Finish / Special Book-Work: Hardcover
  • ISBN (DE): 9783961715596

From the Benz Patent-Motorwagen to the 300 SL to the S-Class and the latest electric vehicles – all the most impressive models are presented here.


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