90 years ago, Karl Benz and Gottlieb Daimler founded the brand “Mercedes-Benz” in Stuttgart, Germany. After the First World War, the economy was so affected that the idea of merging and building a society was seen as something that surpassed climatic obstacles. DMG and Benz & Cie., The two largest automobile manufacturers in the world, merged successfully in May 1924 and, in 1926, “Mercedes-Benz” was born.
The Mercedes three-star logo represents the company’s dominance over land, sea and air. According to the company, it represents the automaker’s push toward universal motorsports with its engines dominating land, sea and air. The emblem is a symbol of world domination.
Cars that made history
The engines in Mercedes cars are of the highest quality. These high-quality engines evolved with the evolution of different cars in each era from their first production. The Model K was the first car produced after the merger of the two companies.
It was incredibly successful and the production of Mercedes-Benz cars increased to 7,000 in 1927. Then came the S series with a variety of cars until 1929. In the 1930s, the largest and most prestigious car ‘Mercedes-Benz W15 made its debut. ‘. which helped them to become one of the leading brands in the automotive industry.
The 260 D was the world’s first diesel-powered passenger car. In the 1940s, the company halted vehicle production due to World War II and then resumed operations in 1946 with the 170 V. During the 1950s, they topped the sales charts in Germany by introducing some of their most attractive cars. , like the 190 and 300 SL.
The 1960s was the decade of muscle cars. In 1967, they introduced the Mercedes AMG as a separate high-performance division of the Mercedes-Benz. The first car introduced by the division was the famous 300SEL 6.3 V8 Saloon, which was given the name “Red Sow”.
During the 70s, they produced some successful cars like the SL and SLC 107 series of cars, the G-Class and S-Class series, which are still in production. In the 1980s, it became the first car manufacturing brand to worry about environmental pollution. They introduced the three-way closed-loop catalytic converter to reduce the overall pollution of the car.
In 1987, Mercedes-Benz introduced the 100 D 631 series and a year later the W201 Series 2 made its debut, which was a compact executive car with a sports sedan body style. In the 1990s, the company introduced the G-Class trucks and SUVs and numerous new models such as the E-Class, C-Class and S-Class series.
The 2000s ushered in a new era in mechanical top loading technology. The many innovative designs and engineering concepts, such as the BlueTec system, were launched in 2005 and had the ability to reduce CO2 emissions.
Today, Mercedes-Benz, together with its high-performance division AMG, is one of the best and most popular automakers that make luxury cars, trucks, coaches and buses. In addition, the company offers financial services and auto repair.
Quality and Innovation
Since their first production, they have been successful in building quality cars and discovering innovative ways to implement technology that turned out to be the way forward for future-generation cars. Some notable works introduced by them are as follows:
Developed the first road car with four-wheel brakes.
In 1936, the Mercedes-Benz 260D was the first diesel-operated passenger car.
They were the first to offer direct fuel injection in the Mercedes-Benz 300SL.
In 1951 they were the first to develop the “safety cage”.
Airbags were first introduced to the European market by them in 1981 with the S-Class model.
Mercedes-Benz was the first to introduce seat belt claims in the 1981 S-Class.
In September 2003, they introduced the world’s first seven-speed automatic transmission.
They are the first to develop, test and implement ESP, brake assist and other types of safety equipment in passenger cars.
In the 1980s, they developed the world’s first robot car together with Professor Dickmanns’ team.
Mercedes-Benz Arena in sports
Mercedes-Benz is a sports enthusiast brand. In football, Mercedes-Benz sponsors the German national football team. Mercedes-Benz sponsors Bundesliga club VfB Stuttgart and provides the naming rights to its stadium, the Mercedes-Benz Arena. They’ve been racing for a long time. In the 1930s they participated in Grand Prix Motor races. For the past few years, they have dominated the F1 field with drivers like Michael Schumacher, Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg.
Identity and cooperation
The Mercedes-Benz logo speaks volumes about the brand, even if the name is not there. Now they are moving forward with the invention and implementation of new technologies that we do not yet know about. They have been a great companion for years. Such success and fame did not make them irresponsible. They haven’t made a big fuss about safety innovations, and have even licensed them for use by competitors, in the name of improving car and passenger safety. As a result, crumple zones and antilock brakes are now standard on all modern vehicles.