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Two men, Karl Benz and Gottlieb Daimler, started out independently at the turn of the 20th century. Due to the changes in post-war German industry and the desire for some kind of integration, these men combined their activities, and the company Daimler-Benz was founded in 1926. 1)

The name

The name Mercedes, contrary to popular belief, does not come from the name of the daughter of one of the two gentlemen. The only fact is that it is of Spanish origin and was borne by the daughter, but Emil Jellinek was passionate about automobiles. Jellinek was a customer of Daimler, and it was thanks to him that the name Mercedes was attached to cars and continues to be widely recognized today. 2)

Mercedes Grosser 770k

The first models of Mercedes were very well received by users. The company's greatest popularity came as a result of the emerging fascism in Germany. After Hitler came to power, the Mercedes brand was considered the official brand of the administration, and Adolf Hitler himself received a special “armored” version of the Mercedes Grosser as a gift from Mercedes. 3)

Mercedes AMG

Mercedes AMG is a company founded in 1967 that deals with the tuning of several Mercedes passenger cars. Thanks to special modifications, AMG Mercedes give a sporty feel and are intended for people with a fat wallet and sporty flair. 4)

The first diesel passenger Mercedes

The first passenger Mercedes with a diesel engine was the 260 D model produced between 1936 and 1940. 5)

daimler-benz.txt · Last modified: 2021/08/04 09:15 by interestingadmin