Mercedes-Benz: Luxury with performance across the full line of luxury cars
Mercedez Benz offers a luxurious selection of vehicles
Mercedes-Benz is one of the most luxurious brands in the world. We take a look at their history, as well as their role in motorsport today.
When you think of luxury cars, Mercedes-Benz is one brand that immediately comes to mind. The company is a German automotive manufacturer and they are also a division of Daimler AG. The brand is very well known for a variety of luxury vehicles, including coaches and buses. They have their headquarters in Stuttgart, Germany and were originally called Daimler Benz in 1926.
Mercedes-Benz has various manufacturing plants in different countries around the world. This includes Austria, Canada, Indonesia, South Africa, and the United Kingdom. Mercedes has a reputation for quality and durability, and they have a list of luxury models available.
Mercedes-Benz was patented in 1886 by Karl Benz, who created the first petrol-powered car. The company was initially financed by Bertha Benz, and Gottlieb Daimler finalized the patent in 1886. Wilhelm Maybach’s conversion attributed to the petrol engine later that year. In 1909 the well recognized star logo was adapted. The three pointed star would represent the use of Daimler engines on land, air and sea.
They began producing the 770 model in the 1930s and Adolf Hitler was known to drive one of them while he was in power, except his came with bulletproof windshields. This was a very admired car in its time and a big part of Mercedes-Benz history, luckily there is still a model available to see at the war museum in Ottawa, Ontario.
Mercedes-AMG became a majority-owned part of the company in 1999 and was then integrated into Daimler-Chrysler. This was a very luxurious brand and it has been operating under the Mercedes-Benz division until 2013, where it now operates under the Mercedes-Maybach name.
Mercedes produces a variety of automotive models throughout the world, and this includes trucks, buses, vans, and consumer vehicles.
The Mercedes C-Class is a popular range of sedans, wagons, and coupes, while the S-Class is seen as their luxury sedans. They also have a very popular E-Class range of models, as well as the GLS class which represents all the sports utility vehicles. Customers can also opt for the SL-Class which is their Grand Tourer vehicle.
Mercedes-Benz is known as one of the most luxurious automotive brands in the world, with various great models to choose from. From trucks to consumer vehicles, the brand is always synonymous with durability and class.