Mercedes-Benz is a global car manufacturer and a division of Daimler AG, the oldest car manufacturer in the world. The headquarters are in Stuttgart, Germany. The origins of Mercedes-Benz date back to the creation by Karl Benz of the first gasoline-powered car – Benz Patent Motorwagen, financed by Bertha Benz and patented on January 29, 1886. At a board meeting held at Bertha’s son’s residence, it was decided that it was time to start producing cars as well as running an engine factory. It was the start of what we know today as Mercedes-Benz (Daimler Motoren Gesellschaft).
The name Mercedes-Benz was created when, in 1901, Emil Jellinek bought a car from DMG’s competitor, Benz & Cie. He asked if the vehicle she had bought could be upgraded when refused, demanded that the vehicle be named Daimler-Mercedes. Karl Benz bore his name on many of his vehicles, but in 1902 they were all named Mercedes. This was due to an agreement between Karl Benz and Emil Jellink, in which they agreed to sell cars under their own names. From that moment on, all Mercedes-Benz cars were called Mercedes-Benz.
Since then, Mercedes-Benz has come a long way: From producing just 35 vehicles that year, it has grown to become one of the largest car manufacturers in the world, producing all types of vehicles, including buses and trucks.
It is also known for many legendary models, in particular the “Ponton” Mercedes-Benz 180 (1954), which was one of the most successful models at that time, the Mercedes-Benz 300 SL (1954), considered the company’s first sports car, and Mercedes -Benz 600 (1963), one of the largest luxury cars in the world.
Today, Mercedes-Benz has a complete product line including passenger cars, commercial vehicles and AMG performance models.
Mercedes-Benz is considered by many to be a manufacturer of luxury vehicles. It was part of the Daimler-Benz Group founded in 1926. The brand name, however, existed much earlier – it is one of the oldest automotive brands used to this day. Mercedes-Benz is headquartered in Baden-Württemberg, Germany.
The first Mercedes-Benz vehicles left the factory in 1902, although they were not registered until later (March 19 or 20). The first vehicle was a wagon that had three benches and space for six people. It was called the “Dreirad” (“tricycle”), which is commonly referred to as the Mercedes-Benz Type A today.
The three-pointed star, which is the symbol of Mercedes-Benz, was registered by Daimler-Motoren Gesellschaft (DMG) on March 5, 1909 and is still used today as the logo of all Mercedes-Benz vehicles.
He has also become a pop culture icon and can be seen in movies such as “Iron Man” (2008) and in the James Bond film series.