Daimler AG’s Mercedes-Benz is one of the most admired and most established luxury vehicle marques in the world. This is seen in the fact that many countries around the world order their presidential cars from Mercedes-Benz. Also, true to its “The Best or Nothing” slogan, Mercedes-Benz has made some of the most outstanding vehicles of all time, e.g. the 600 Pullman (1963-1981) that was and still is a favorite among royalty and global leaders, the 300 SL Gullwing (1954) which was the first car to feature gullwing doors, and the Gelandewagen (G-Wagen) which is often referred to as one of the best off-road luxury SUVs ever made.
The Mercedes-Benz marque traces its roots back to Karl Benz and Gottlieb Daimler. Karl Benz is credited with the creation of the world’s first production automobile–the Benz Patent Motorwagen in 1886. Gottlieb Daimler and his longtime business partner Wilhelm Maybach also built their own miniature automobile the same year. Karl Benz had founded the Benz & Companie Rheinische Gasmotoren-Fabrik, also called Benz & Cie, in 1883, while Daimler founded the Daimler Motoren Gesellschaft (Daimler Motors Corporation) in 1890. These two companies joined forces in 1926 long after the death of Gottlieb Daimler; they formed Daimler-Benz AG. In this merger, Daimler‑Motoren‑Gesellschaft’s Mercedes brand merged with Benz & Cie.’s Benz brand to form the Mercedes-Benz brand. Amazingly, before his death in 1900, Gottlieb had not met or spoken to Karl Benz. His company had sued Benz & Cie for violating his patent on hot tube ignition and had won the suit, but it is said that the two top guys never spoke even during that time.
Without a doubt, Mercedes-Benz has made its mark in the automotive industry over the last century. With the 1931 Mercedes-Benz 170, Daimler-Benz AG became the first automaker to install brakes and suspension components at all the four wheels of one of its vehicles. In 1939, Daimler-Benz AG was also the first automaker to launch research on passenger-car safety. Daimler-Benz AG was at it again in 1951 when it was granted a patent for front and rear crumple zones, and in 1958, it also became the first automaker to start a crash-testing program for its vehicles. This says a lot about the safety standards of Mercedes-Benz vehicles.
Today, Daimler AG is still pushing the limits of technology, performance, style, and safety innovation with the likes of the C-Class, E-Class, S-Class, G-class, GLC-Class, AMG GT, SL-Class, EQC, A-Class, and many more.
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