Though primarily known for their automobiles, Mercedes-Benz, which is sometimes shortened to just Mercedes, is a German brand of cars, buses, coaches, and trucks created for Daimler-Benz AG, and now owned by Daimler-Chrysler AG. When Benz & Cie and Daimler Motoren Gesellschaft (DMG) merged on June 28, 1946, Daimler-Benz was born.
Benz & Cie, established in 1871, was one of several companies founded by Karl Benz, and the most important. DMG, on the other hand, was created by Gottlieb Daimler and Wilhelm Maybach in 1890. Daimler died in 1900, though, and by the time Mayback died in 1907, the two companies were rivals. Post World War I economic necessity pushed the two companies into an Agreement of Mutual Interest which allowed each company to manufacture and sell their cars under their original names. The agreement was valid until the year 2000, but was made moot when the official merger happened in 1926, officially creating the Mercedes-Benz brand.
The brand name Mercedez-Benz is not only attached to one of the world's premier automakers, but also, because of its link to Karl Benz, tied to the world's oldest continuously produced line of automobiles. When Daimler-Benz formed in 1926, a new logo was created that would tie the two companies together. Daimler had designed a three pointed star representing land, air, and sea-use of his motors, and it first appeared on a DMG car in 1909. However, since the name Daimler had been licensed for use on cars in France and the UK, the name Mercedes was chosen for use in the logo. Karl Benz's traditional laurel symbol was also added, along with his name, to tie everything together. Today's version of the logo, with the plain ring, was not used until 1937.
Mercedes-Benz has always been on the leading edge of automotive technology, bringing many safety and tech features into common use, such as safety cage construction, anti-lock brakes, and traction control, and continues to do so today. The current incarnation of the company, DaimlerChrysler AG, was formed in 1998 when Daimler Benz and Chrysler agreed to combine their businesses in a "merger of equals."
2012 Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class
The Mercedes-Benz GLK class of automobiles is perhaps the cheapest available..from Mercedes-Benz that is. With all the sleek body styles and comfortable road feel of the GLK class, one would never guess that these are pretty much the bottom of the barrel for the company. Regardless, they are still a Mercedes and should command all the attention and respect of any other luxury vehicle out there. An example of the GLK Class would be the GLK 350. Closing the doors of the Mercedes-Benz GLK350 would be similar to closing a vault, the driver and the passengers would not feel any disturbance or any thumping at all.
There are only a few vehicles out there that would have just an average look, but yet can still attract people to take a look at what is inside. There are also vehicles that at first glance can get the attention of prospective car buyers that seek a dream car with splendor both inside and out. Those types of cars can actually be found with the new line of 2012 Mercedes-Benz GLK Class vehicles.
One of the best Mercedes-Benz GLK class vehicles would the GLK 350, which may look like kind of boxy, but in reality would completely please event he most finicky of car buyers, with its advanced functionalities. more
2012 Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class
The 2012 Mercedes-Benz SLK class is no creampuff car anymore! Instead, the third-generation SLK looks and feels more like the roadster it is – it exudes sportiness and speed, but quietly.
2012 Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class
The 2012 Mercedes-Benz CLS picks up a redesign for the new model year, gaining a more powerful engine that also boosts fuel economy. The average price paid for the CLS is $71,567, which, for a super luxury car, is not that steep.
2011 Mercedes-Benz CL-Class
The ridiculously powerful 2011 Mercedes-Benz CL Class presents four trims of 2-door 4-seat coupes: CL600, CL65 AMG, CL550 and CL 63 AMG. Each trim has its own engine and transmission options including:.
2011 Mercedes-Benz C-Class
The 2011 Mercedes-Benz C-Class is available in 3 trims: C300, C350 and the mighty C63 AMG. The C300 is also available in Sport and Luxury levels, and with either rear-wheel or 4MATIC AWD drivetrain configurations.