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A manufacturer of cars and SUVs.  The company originated in 1886 with Karl Benz's first "Benz Patent Motorwagen," but the name "Mercedes-Benz" did not appear as a marque until 1926 following the merger of Karl Benz's company with Daimler-Motoren-Gesellschaft, producers of the Mercedes brand of cars.  Headquartered in Stuttgart, Germany.

Vehicle names used by Mercedes-Benz currently and throughout history include:  190E, 200, 200E, 220SE, 230CE, 230E, 230G, 250, 280SL, 300CE, 300D, 300E, 300GE, 300Sc, 300SD, 300SEL, 300SDL, 300SE, 300SL, 300SLR, 300TD, 323, 380SEC, 380SEL, 380SL, 450 SL, 500E, 500SEC, 500SEL, 500SL, 500K, 540K, 560SEL, 600SL, 609D, 911, A45 AMG, A140, A250 AMG, Actros, AMG GT, AMG Vision Gran Turismo, Axor, B220, C55 AMG, C63 AMG, C220, C230, C240, C250, C280, C300, C320, Citan, CLA 45 AMG, CLA 180, CLK 320, CLK 500, CLK DTM, CLK63 AMG, CLS63 AMG, CLS 350, CLS 500, CLS 550, E-Guard, E63 AMG, E220, E280, E320, E350, E500, G63 AMG, G350, GL63 AMG, GL450, GLA 45 AMG, GLA 200, GLK350, ML320, ML350, ML500, S280, S430, S500, S600, S63 AMG, S65 AMG, SL63 AMG, SL500, SL550, SL600, SLK 55 AMG, SLR McLaren, SLS AMG, Sprinter, Unimog, Vito, W25, W125, and W196.

Many modern Mercedes-Benz models have a name that is a letter, designating the "Class" or chassis/body style, followed by a number, designating the engine.  For example, specific models of the E chassis, such as E240 and E320 and are collectively referred to as the E-Class.  There is also an A-Class, C-Class, CL-Class, CLA-Class, CLS-Class, GL-Class, GLA-Class, GLK-Class, M-Class, ML-Class, R-Class, S-Class, SL-Class, and a V-Class.

Advertising slogans include:
The Best or Nothing/Das Beste oder nichts

Magazine covers include:  The Social Dealership (January 2012 - unidentified dealership)

Sawyer Brown's song "Drive Me Wild" is about a woman with a "little red Mercedes-Benz." In 2014 author Stephen King released a book titled, Mr. Mercedes; the title refers to a young mass murderer whose first crime is when he drives a stolen Mercedes-Benz into a crowd of people.

History

The following section is an excerpt from Wikipedia's Mercedes-Benz page on 12 December 2015, text available via the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.

Mercedes-Benz is a German automobile manufacturer, a multinational division of the German manufacturer Daimler AG. The brand is known for luxury automobiles, buses, coaches, and trucks. The headquarters of Mercedes-Benz is in Stuttgart, Baden-Württemberg, Germany.

The name first appeared in 1926 under Daimler-Benz, but traces its origins to Daimler-Motoren-Gesellschaft's 1901 Mercedes and to Karl Benz's 1886 Benz Patent-Motorwagen, which is widely regarded as the first gasoline powered automobile. Mercedes-Benz's slogan is "Das Beste oder nichts" (English: "The best or nothing"). Mercedes-Benz is one of the most recognized automotive brands worldwide.

Mercedes-Benz traces its origins to Karl Benz's creation of the first petrol-powered car, the Benz Patent Motorwagen, financed by Bertha Benz and patented in January 1886, and Gottlieb Daimler and engineer Wilhelm Maybach's conversion of a stagecoach by the addition of a petrol engine later that year. The Mercedes automobile was first marketed in 1901 by Daimler-Motoren-Gesellschaft. The first Mercedes-Benz brand name vehicles were produced in 1926, following the merger of Karl Benz's and Gottlieb Daimler's companies into the Daimler-Benz company. Throughout the 1930s, Mercedes-Benz produced the 770 model, a car that was popular during Germany's Nazi period. Adolf Hitler was known to have driven these cars during his time in power, with bulletproof windshields. Most of the surviving models have been sold at auctions to private buyers. One of them is currently on display at the War Museum in Ottawa, Ontario. Mercedes-Benz has introduced many technological and safety innovations that later became common in other vehicles. Mercedes-Benz is one of the best-known and established automotive brands in the world, and is also one of the world's oldest automotive brand still in existence today in 2015, having produced the first petrol-powered car.

For information relating to the famous three-pointed star, see under the title Daimler-Motoren-Gesellschaft including the merger into Daimler-Benz.


Motorsports

Championships Won in Mercedes-Benzes

Drivers' championships won driving Mercedes-Benz cars.

Championships Won in Mercedes-Benzs

Championships Won with Mercedes-Benz Engines

Drivers' and Manufacturers' championships won driving cars with Mercedes-Benz Engines.

YearSeriesDriverModel
1954FIA Formula 1 World ChampionshipJuan Manuel Fangio
1955FIA Formula 1 World ChampionshipJuan Manuel Fangio
YearSeriesDriver/ManufacturerModel/Car
1998FIA Formula 1 World ChampionshipMika HakkinenMcLaren Cars
1998FIA Formula 1 World ChampionshipMcLaren
1999FIA Formula 1 World ChampionshipMika HakkinenMcLaren Cars
2008FIA Formula 1 World ChampionshipLewis HamiltonMcLaren Cars
2009FIA Formula 1 World ChampionshipJenson ButtonBrawn GP Cars
2009FIA Formula 1 World ChampionshipBrawn GP


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Trepada Austria - Mercedes-Benz Art Trepada Austria
Artist: Alfredo de la Maria
Car: Mercedes-Benz

(Climbing in Austria) Original painting, oil on board.
Image courtesy CarArt.us
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Mercedes-Benz Hood Ornament Photo courtesy of Image*After
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Classic Mercedes-Benz Photo courtesy of Image*After
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Classic Mercedes-Benz Photo courtesy of Image*After
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Mercedes-Benz Military Truck Photo courtesy of Image*After
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Mercedes-Benz Military Truck Photo courtesy of Image*After
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Mercedes-Benz Military Truck Photo courtesy of Image*After
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Mercedes-Benz Truck Photo courtesy of Image*After
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Mercedes-Benz cars Mercedes-Benz A45 AMG 4MATIC (W176) & SLK55 AMG (R172)
日本語: メルセデス・ベンツA45 AMG 4MATIC (W176型)とSLK55 AMG (R172型)をそれぞれフロントから撮影。
Photo by Tokumeigakarinoaoshima
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Mercedes-Benz cars Mercedes-Benz SLK200 BlueEFFICIENCY MT & SLK55 AMG (R172)
日本語: R172型メルセデス・ベンツSLK200ブルーエフィシェンシーMTとSLK55AMGをそれぞれフロントから撮影
Photo by Tokumeigakarinoaoshima
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Mercedes-Benz cars Mercedes-Benz Stand Satellite
日本語: 8月27~30日にメルセデス・ベンツ コネクション大阪前のナレッジプラザにて開催されるメルセデス・ベンツスタンドサテライトの様子をグランフロント大阪北館ナレッジキャピタル2階から撮影。
27 August 2013, 17:44:16
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Article Index

DateArticleAuthor/Source
11 February 1994Mercedes-Benz of North America, Inc.; Receipt of Petition for Determination of Inconsequential NoncomplianceFederal Register: NHTSA (Barry Felrice)
19 January 2005Mercedes-Benz To Conduct A Safety Recall For Sicartex Kiddy Top Safe Child RestraintsNHTSA
24 February 2005Erneut tödlicher Unfall mit Mercedes-WerksfahrerWikinews
28 February 2005Stuttgarter Staatsanwaltschaft ermittelt gegen Mercedes-TestfahrerWikinews
4 November 2005Mercedes-Testfahrer erhält Strafe für tödlichen UnfallWikinews
19 June 2006Mercedes-Benz® parts in the AftermarketChris Casarez
17 July 2006More Mercedes Benz Open Air Vehicles On The RoadTom Bailey
18 April 2007Mercedes-Benz to Release New Black SeriesAnthony Fontanelle
20 April 2007Mercedes Clutch Discs-- Performs Great Even in Clutch SituationsDwayne Thomas
18 April 2007Mercedes-Benz to Release New Black SeriesAnthony Fontanelle
20 June 2007Mercedes-Benz Gives A Glimpse Of The FutureAnthony Fontanelle
21 June 2007‘Less Is More' Says MercedesAnthony Fontanelle
13 August 2007Mercedes Looks Into A Greener FutureAnthony Fontanelle
6 September 2007NAVTEQ Partners With Mercedes-BenzAnthony Fontanelle
14 December 2007Mercedes-Benz Sets Sales RecordAnthony Fontanelle
16 December 2007Mercedes Benz signs up with Amatola Green PowerAnthony Fontanelle
5 June 2008Mercedes-Benz Delivers 300,000Anthony Fontanelle
5 May 2009Phenomenal Early Success of Mercedes, TheRonnie Tanner
21 November 2009Die legendären Silberpfeile sind zurückWikinews
15 January 2010Mercedes-Silberpfeil wird am 25.1. präsentiertWikinews
12 November 2010Russia Investigates Alleged Bribes by MercedesVOA Breaking News
15 November 2010Mercedes Teaching Apexes and Exits to ChineseKeith Griffin
21 December 2010Noticias breves 21 de diciembre 2010: Argentina: Economía y NegociosWikinoticias
5 September 2012Lewis Hamilton to Mercedes F1 in 2013?Matt Hubbard, Speedmonkey
16 September 2012Goodwood Revival - Silver Arrows photo galleryMatt Hubbard, Speedmonkey
25 September 2012Mercedes-Benz is cool - according to normal peopleMatt Hubbard, Speedmonkey
28 September 2012Lewis Hamilton does a Villeneuve - joins Mercedes F1 on 3 year dealMatt Hubbard, Speedmonkey
18 January 2013Petition for Exemption From the Vehicle Theft Prevention Standard; Mercedes-BenzFederal Register: NHTSA (Christopher J. Bonanti)
21 February 2013Mercedes-Benz anuncia sus pilotos del Campeonato Alemán de Turismos 2013Wikinoticias
6 March 2013Leasing Mercedes Vans: Choosing The Best Transport Solution For Your BusinessLenny Dalembert
7 March 2013Mercedes let bloggers test their cars, show increased salesMatt Hubbard, Speedmonkey
11 April 2013Michael Schumacher gets a job with Mercedes-BenzMatt Hubbard, Speedmonkey
11 April 2013To Ensure Your Mercedes Gets Repaired Properly Go To A Professional MechanicShane Hester
26 May 2013Formula 1 - Has a Williams-Mercedes deal been done?Matt Hubbard, Speedmonkey
21 June 2013Reasons Why A Luxury Used Mercedes Is A Top Choice For Automobile LoversDana McCullough
25 July 2013Future Aston Martins to get AMG engines and Mercedes' electronicsMatt Hubbard, Speedmonkey
1 October 2013Alternative Method for Calculating Off-Cycle Credits for Mercedes-Benz Vehicles Under the Light-Duty Greenhouse Gas Emissions ProgramFederal Register: EPA (Byron Bunker)
13 February 2014River Ridge Man and His Company Charged with Conspiring to Manufacture and Sell Counterfeit Mercedes-Benz Diagnostic Equipment Worth More Than $15,000,000U.S. Attorney’s Office, Eastern District of Louisiana
2 March 2015Foreign-Trade Zone (FTZ) 74--Baltimore, Maryland; Notification of Proposed Production Activity; Mercedes Benz USA, LLC; (Accessorizing Motor Vehicles); Baltimore, MarylandFederal Register: Foreign-Trade Zones Board (Andrew McGilvray)
2 March 2015Foreign-Trade Zone (FTZ) 144--Brunswick, Georgia; Notification of Proposed Production Activity; Mercedes Benz USA, LLC (Accessorizing Motor Vehicles); Brunswick, GeorgiaFederal Register: Foreign-Trade Zones Board (Andrew McGilvray)
14 April 2015Foreign-Trade Zone (FTZ) 50--Long Beach, California; Notification of Proposed Production Activity; Mercedes Benz USA, LLC; (Accessorizing Motor Vehicles); Long Beach, CaliforniaFederal Register: Foreign-Trade Zones Board (Andrew McGilvray)
25 June 2015Authorization of Production Activity, Foreign-Trade Zone 74, Mercedes Benz USA, LLC, (Accessorizing Passenger Motor Vehicles), Baltimore, MarylandFederal Register: Foreign-Trade Zones Board (Elizabeth Whiteman)
25 June 2015Authorization of Production Activity, Foreign-Trade Zone 144, Mercedes Benz USA, LLC (Accessorizing Passenger Motor Vehicles), Brunswick, GeorgiaFederal Register: Foreign-Trade Zones Board (Elizabeth Whiteman)
30 July 2015Authorization of Production Activity, Foreign-Trade Zone 50, Mercedes Benz USA, LLC (Accessorizing Passenger Motor Vehicles), Long Beach, CaliforniaFederal Register: Foreign-Trade Zones Board (Andrew McGilvray)
20 August 2015Notification of Proposed Production Activity, Mercedes-Benz U.S. International, Inc., Subzone 98A, (Passenger Motor Vehicles), Vance, AlabamaFederal Register: Foreign-Trade Zones Board (Andrew McGilvray)


Documents

DateDocument Name & DetailsDocuments
20 November 2012Design for Vehicle, Toy, and/or Replicas Thereof
United States Patent US D671,032
Michael Frei, Klaus Frenzel, Hans-Dieter Futschik, Hubert Lee, Robert Lesnik, and Gorden Wagener for Daimler AG

PDF
- 213KB - 6 pages
20 November 2012Design for Vehicle, Toy, and/or Replicas Thereof
United States Patent US D671,033
Mark Fetherston, Klaus Frenzel, Hans-Dieter Futschik, and Gorden Wagener for Daimler AG

PDF
- 313KB - 7 pages
20 November 2012Design for Vehicle, Toy, and/or Replicas Thereof
United States Patent US D671,041
Michael Frei, Klaus Frenzel, Hans-Dieter Futschik, Robert Lesnik, and Gorden Wagener for Daimler AG

PDF
- 313KB - 5 pages
20 November 2012Design for Vehicle, Toy, and/or Replicas Thereof
United States Patent US D671,042
Michael Frei, Klaus Frenzel, Hans-Dieter Futschik, Hubert Lee, Robert Lesnik, and Gorden Wagener for Daimler AG

PDF
- 150KB - 5 pages
20 November 2012Design for Front Portion of a Vehicle, Toy, and/or Replicas Thereof
United States Patent US D671,044
Mark Fetherston, Klaus Frenzel, Hans-Dieter Futschik, and Gorden Wagener for Daimler AG

PDF
- 169KB - 4 pages


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