Mercedes- Benz

Gottlieb Daimler and Carl Benz were born only 60 miles apart in southern Germany. Daimler was born March 17, 1834. A decade later,  on November 25, Carl Benz was born.

 Although they grew up with little in common, both boys were fascinated by machines from an early age. Because their approach to building cars was quite different, it is doubtful, though, that they met or even knew what the other was doing.

In 1886, Carl Benz built a motorized tricycle. His first four-wheeler, the Victoria, was built in 1893. The first production car was the 1894 Benz Velo which participated in the first recorded car race, the Paris-Rouen race. In 1895, Benz built his first truck.

Aware of the promotional potential of racing, both Daimler and Benz entered many of them. However, up until 1908, Daimler had overshadowed Benz in racing endeavors. At the 1908 French Grand Prix, Benz took second and third place behind Lautenschlager driving a Mercedes. From that point on, both Benz and Daimler did well in racing.

At the beginning of the first world war, both factories were converted into production sites for war materials, although both resumed producing cars after the war.

Mercedes-Benz from WWTs End to the Mercedes-Benz Merger.
 Social unrest and a falling economy characterized post-war Germany. Little or no fuel for cars and a 15% luxury tax made automobile production increasingly disastrous. This market sent Benz and Cie. seeking a strong partner. The only one the board considered worthyof Benz and Cie was DMG.

Thus, in 1919, Karl Jahn, a Benz board member since 1910, approached Daimler-Motoren-Gesellschat about a possible merger. The merger attempt looked promising, then was abandoned in December of 1919.

The German economy continued to worse and a new Benz automobile eventually cost 25 million marks.

In 1924, from sheer economic necessity, Benz and DMG signed an "Agreement of Mutual Interest." Although both companies retained their identities, the agreement was valid until the year 2000. The two companies merged with relative ease on June 28, 1926.

 

 

 

Mercedes-Benz from the Mercedes-Benz Merger Through the 20 sA symbol was chosen for the combined products of DMG and Benz. The new insignia was a three-pointed star wreathed with laurel. The word "Mercedes" was at the top and the word "Benz" was at the bottom.

Then merger did the new company well. Production of Mercedes-Benz rose to 7,918 Mercedes-Benz automobiles in 1927. The Mercedes-Benz diesel truck was put into production in 1927, also.

The first two automobiles to sport the Mercedes-Benz name were the Stuttgart and the Mannheim. Then in 1928 the Mercedes SS was introduced by Mercedes-Benz. This graceful body was made possible by a hood line that barely cleared the engine

 

 

 

   Mercedes-Benz Classics produced from 1930 - 1970.

Mercedes Benz Type

Production: Years

Length: Inches

Weight: Pounds

Mercedes-Benz 770 Grosser

1930-37

210

6000+

Mercedes-Benz 380K/500K/540K

1933-1939

185-205

4500-5100

Mercedes-Benz 770 Grosser

1938-1940

246

7600-8100

Mercedes-Benz Type 300

1951-1962

195

3860-4400

Mercedes-Benz Type 300S/Sc

1952-1958

186

3600

Mercedes-Benz 300SL

1954-1963

180

2750-3000

Mercedes-Benz 190SL

1955-1963

169

2515

Mercedes-Benz Coupe/Cabriolet

1959-1971

192

3330-3650

Mercedes-Benz Type 600

1963-1980

218-246

5445-5820

Mercedes-Benz 230/250/280SL

1963-1971

169.5

2855-2900

Mercedes-Benz 300SEL 6.3

1967-1972

196.9

4010

 

 

Models of Mercedes Benz Cars in India

 

With the aim to serve the customers in India with the latest products and technological excellence from the Mercedes-Benz, Daimler Chrysler entered the Indian market and set up Mercedes-Benz India Ltd. way back in 1994. In January 2000, Mercedes-Benz E-Class (W 210), 'Top of the line' E 240 Petrol and E 220 CDI Diesel versions were launched with several advanced technology and mentionable, high end features. It has a long-term commitment to the Indian market and has full support of its parent company for its future plans in India.

                                                                                              

 

 

 

SL65 AMG Black EditionMercedes B-Class

 

                                      

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2007 Mercedes C-Class

 

 

 

 

                                  

 

                                  

 

 

 

 

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Early Mercedes-Benze trademark, filed August 16, 1929Early Mercedes-Benze trademark, filed August 16, 1929Early Mercedes-Benze trademark, filed August 16, 1929Early Mercedes-Benze trademark, filed August 16, 1929Early Mercedes-Benze trademark, filed August 16, 1929Early Mercedes-Benze trademark, filed August 16, 1929