The room is encircled by a timeline featuring over 60 monitors, enabling museum visitors to track drive-system developments throughout the 125th year history of automotive engineering.
As in each of the Legend rooms, a workbench invites visitors to interact in the form of a microcinema, a touch display or a hands-on exhibit.
The room will be hosting the latest developments of the future, displaying different drive-system variants, from the optimized combustion engine through electric and hybrid drive systems to the fuel cell.
The Mercedes-Benz Auto 2000 V6 turbodiesel model, the world's first fuel-cell vehicle NECAR 1, the B-Class F-CELL, which became the first series-production electric car with fuel cell to hit the market, are all included in the exhibit.
"The motor car's landmark anniversary is on everyone's lips. Not only are we kicking off the anniversary year by looking at the history of the automobile, but our new room 'New start – The Road to Emission-free Mobility' mainly looks ahead to the future," stated Michael Bock, Head of Mercedes-Benz Classic.
"Day after day, our visitors ask us where we go from here. We have taken up the challenge and will be presenting different drive-system variants in the Mercedes-Benz Museum – from the optimised internal combustion engine through electric and hybrid drive systems to the fuel cell," added Bock.