Mercedes-Benz

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Mercedes-Benz
Type Division of Daimler AG
Industry Manufacturing
Predecessor Benz & Cie.
Daimler Motoren Gesellschaft]
Founded 1886 (1886)
Founder(s) Karl Benz
Gottlieb Daimler
Headquarters Stuttgart, Germany
Area served Worldwide
Key people Dieter Zetsche, Chairman
Products Automobiles
Trucks
Buses
Internal combustion engines
Services Financial services
Parent Daimler AG
Website www.mercedes-benz.com

Mercedes-Benz is a division of the German manufacturer Daimler AG, and the brand is used for automobiles, buses, coaches, and trucks. Mercedes-Benz is headquartered in Stuttgart, Baden-Württemberg, Germany. The name first appeared in 1926 under Daimler-Benz but traces its origins to Daimler's 1901 Mercedes and to Karl Benz's 1886 Benz Patent Motorwagen, widely regarded as the first automobile.

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History

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Mercedes-Benz S-class

Mercedes-Benz traces its origins to Karl Benz's creation of the first petrol-powered car, the Benz Patent Motorwagen, patented in January 1886[1] and Gottlieb Daimler and engineer Wilhelm Maybach's conversion of a stagecoach by the addition of a petrol engine later that year. The Mercedes automobile was first marketed in 1901 by Daimler Motoren Gesellschaft. The first Mercedes-Benz brand name vehicles were produced in 1926, following the merger of Karl Benz's and Gottlieb Daimler's companies into the Daimler-Benz company.[1] Mercedes-Benz has introduced many technological and safety innovations that later became common in other vehicles. Mercedes-Benz is one of the most well-known and established automotive brands in the world, and is also the world's oldest automotive brand still in existence today. For information relating to the famous three-pointed star, see under the title Daimler Motoren Gesellschaft including the merger into Daimler-Benz.

Models

List of Mercedes-Benz models


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References

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Mercedes-Benz History". Edmunds.com. http://www.edmunds.com/mercedesbenz/history.html. Retrieved 26 September 2010. 

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