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History of Mercedes

Associate the name Mercedes with wealth or quality of the car. The fact that many of us did not know that the car was more than a hundred years.

To tell the story of a Mercedes, you must first know the characters, with the company. Symbols are Gottlieb Daimler and Karl Benz. Both of them were born, only 60 kilometers in the southern part of Germany. Daimler, was born March 17, 1834. Ten years later, on November 25, Carl Benz was born. Despite growing with little in common, machine, from an early age children are fascinated. Because of the approach to building cars was quite different, it is doubtful, however, met or even knew what the others.

In 1886, Carl Benz built a three-wheel motor vehicles. His first four-wheel drive, Victoria, was established in 1893. The first production car was the 1894 Benz Velo, which is connected to the first car race, Paris-Rouen race. In 1895, Benz built his first car.

In 1886, Gottlieb Daimler literally built a horseless carriage. Although it seems to us that the car, like German, history and comes from America. In 1888, Daimler with William Steinway (piano fame) to produce Daimler in the United States. From 1904 until a fire in 1907, Mercedes Steinway manufacture passenger cars, light commercial vehicles from Daimler, and his engines on Long Iceland.

Ironically, history says Daimler, generally considered the father of modern cars do not like driving. 6 March 1990, Daimler had died in order to control the company with his chief engineer Wilhelm Mayback. On the 22 th November of that year, Daimler-Motoren-IM had a car for Emil Jellinek. Jellinek named the car after his ten-year daughter, Mercedes . The car was smaller and lighter than the standard car per day, and it was a maximum speed of 55 miles per hour.

In 1908, Daimler Benz, the race has overshadowed efforts. At the Grand Prix of France 1908, Benz second and third place for Lautenschlager driving a Mercedes.

At the beginning of the First World War, as were used in factories for the production of war production resumed, although both cars after the war. Social unrest and recession in the economy is characterized by post-war Germany. Little or no fuel for cars and 15% tax, the luxury automobile production increasingly disastrous.

The German economy continues to worsen and a new Benz automobile eventually cost 25 million marks. Although about 15 million vehicles worldwide in 1923, more than 80% of them are in the United States and more than 1 / 2, Brodie. Mercedes had been too expensive.

In 1924, only an economic necessity, Benz DMG "agreement of mutual interest." Although both companies retained their identities, the agreement is valid until 2000. The two companies teamed up with relative ease at 28 June 1926.

The new logo is needed for the merger. The design is a three star wreathed with laurel. The word "Mercedes" was at the beginning, and the word "Benz" was at the bottom. The merger, the new company. Mercedes-Benz production was 7918 Mercedes-Benz automobiles in 1927. Mercedes-Benz diesel trucks in production in 1927, too.

The first two cars to sport at Mercedes-Benz in Stuttgart, and was named in Mannheim. Then, in 1928 the Mercedes SS was developed by Mercedes-Benz. This exquisite body was set up straight, barely cleared the engine hood.

Mercedes-Benz launched their biggest and most prestigious car to date in 1930. In the 770 Grosser was powered by a 8-cylinder engine is 7.6 liters. A car for the real world the rich, the car is in the world economy still reeling from Wall Street in 1929.

For cars 1930's, big success for Mercedes-Benz race. Silver metal construction has led to the name Silver Arrows when the W25 runners (Rudolf Caracciolo fame), white to reduce its weight.

W125 (200 miles / h maximum speed) has won seven of the thirteen races in 1937, followed by the successful W154. 1939 Mercedes-Benz a small V8 races to win the Tripoli GP specifically. No win!

Mercedes-Benz Mercedes 170V is able to survive and return from the Second World War.

Today, Mercedes, of course, is still under development and is still revered as a quality car.

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