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History of Mercedes-Benz

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Mercedes-Benz (sometimes shortened to just Mercedes or Benz or Merc) is a German brand name of automobiles, buses, coaches, and trucks created for Daimler-Benz AG and now owned by DaimlerChrysler AG. The Daimler-Benz company originated on June 28, 1926 when two companies, Benz & Cie. and Daimler Motoren Gesellschaft (DMG), the inventors of the automobile, merged.

Established in 1871, Benz & Cie. was the most important of several companies founded by Karl Benz. DMG was founded by Gottlieb Daimler and his partner Wilhelm Maybach in 1890, but Daimler died in 1900 and Maybach left DMG in 1907, by which time the two companies were rivals. In 1924, owing to economic necessity after World War One, they entered into an "Agreement of Mutual Interest" (valid until the year 2000), however, this initial agreement still allowed each company to manufacture and sell their products under their original brand names. It was only after the 1926 official merger, that the brand Mercedes-Benz was created and used.

Mercedes-Benz is the brand name applied to the models of one of the premier automotive manufacturers in the world and, because of its tie to Karl Benz, it is also the name of the world's oldest continuously produced automobile line. In 1926 when the new company, Daimler-Benz was established through merger, a new logo also was created that would include a symbol for each and integrate the names of the two former companies. A three-pointed star had been designed by Gottlieb Daimler, to show the ability of his motors for land, air, and sea use. This star first appeared on a DMG model in 1909, so it was chosen for the new logo. However the brand name Daimler was compromised after the death of Daimler in 1900, and allowed to be used on other automobiles, so the name of its seminal Mercedes model was chosen for the DMG portion of the logo. The traditional laurel symbol of Karl Benz was added along with his name to complete the new logo. The logo with a plain ring, as seen today, was not used until 1937.

Mercedes-Benz automobiles have introduced - both in the past and present - many technological and safety features. It was in 1998, when Daimler-Benz and Chrysler agreed to combine their businesses - known as the "merger of equals", that a new entity, DaimlerChrysler AG was created.

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6 comments:

host,  7 November 2008 at 17:13  

Nice story! I did not know much about Benz car until i read this blog. Thank you for sharing with us.
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Trent 9 November 2008 at 18:35  

I love Benzos! My girlfriend's name is Marsadie, so I guess that means I'll have to pick 1 up. ;)

Pakubumi 8 January 2009 at 23:18  

Dream car. Mimpi yang tak terbeli.

Tampilan blog ini benar2 mewah, saya boleh minta template nya mas Bono?

Sheila-Army Wife 12 February 2009 at 21:37  

cool blog, would love to have one of these cars. but i'm afraid someone would hit me as soon as I drove it off the lot. I'll stick to my Chrysler, Pacifica. I love my car.

Alex 12 April 2016 at 15:12  

mercedes benz cars are the best for refinement, longevity and timelessness in design and styling.
Now that they have rediscovered their product roots with the new E class and re-started making products "engineered like no other car in the world" they will succeed.

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