Mercedes-Benz

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Mercedes-Benz
TypeSubsidiary
IndustryManufacturing
Predecessor(s)Benz & Cie.
Daimler Motoren Gesellschaft
When it was created1886
People who started itKarl Benz
HeadquartersStuttgart, Germany
Area servedWorldwide
Key peopleDieter Zetsche, Chairman
Things madeAutomobiles
Trucks
Buses
Internal combustion engines
ServicesFinancial services
ParentDaimler AG
DivisionsMercedes-Benz AMG
Websitewww.mercedes-benz.com

Mercedes-Benz (German pronunciation: [mɛʁˈtseːdəs ˈbɛnts]) is a brand of cars, trucks, buses and coaches from the Daimler AG company of Germany. The company was once known as Daimler-Benz and is still sometimes called just "Mercedes." Mercedes-Benz is the world's oldest car maker and the cars they make cost a lot of money. The symbol of Mercedes-Benz is very famous. It is a three-pointed star inside of a circle and was designed by one of the men who started the company, Gottlieb Daimler. The three points of the star stand for land, air and sea because Daimler's engines were used not only in cars and trucks but in airplanes and boats. The symbol was first used in 1909.

Mercedes-Benz cars are an important part of the history of the car with many "firsts." They were the first to build a diesel-powered car in the 1930s, the first to build a car with fuel injection in the 1950s and the first to offer antilock brakes in the 1970s. Mercedes-Benz cars have also been important in auto racing history.

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The Benz Patent-Motorwagen was the first production car it was built by Rheinische Gasmotorenfabrik Benz & Cie. Known today as Mercedes-Benz

Benz Patent-Motorwagen

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