MERCEDES-BENZ : The Story

Have you ever wondered or been curious about the history and saga of Mercedes Benz, how it all started, the process and the evolution to the modern Mercedes Benz. 

Yes, Ready for a little bit of history, let’s go

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Mercedes Benz- Founder 

The German-born Mercedes Benz was founded in 1926 by four people_ Karl Benz, Gottlieb Daimler, Wilhelm Maybach, and Emil Jellinek, 

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Let’s look at the brief history of the founders 

Gottlieb Daimler is a German industrial designer, he developed internal combustion engines and fast liquid petrol-fueled engines. Gottlieb had two partners; Wilhelm Maybach and Emil Jellinek. Gottlieb and Maybach have a company named Daimler Motors Corporation, Emil Jellinek was an entrepreneur who worked with them and helped them create the Mercedes 35hp in 1900. Jellinek named the car after his daughter; Mercedes Jellinek. 

Karl Benz is a German engine and Automobile designer, He developed the Benz Patent Motorcar which was the first car in history. Karl Benz company; Benz & Cie whose wife was his partner and the first person to take the automobile on a long journey.

After long competition between the Benz & Cie and Daimler motor corporation later joined hands together and the First Mercedes Benz was birthed in 1926.

Where is Mercedes made?

Mercedes is a German-born automobile and it was firstly manufactured in Germany. The headquarter is situated  in Stuttgart, Germany, being the headquarter it has the main production facilities, it is very big and employs around 19,000 people, however, there are still other plants manufacturing in other places in Germany like;

  • Sindelfingen
  • Affalterbach
  • Berlin
  • Rastatt
  • Been.

Does Mercedes Benz have production plants outside Germany?

Yes, Mercedes has production plants in other countries like Argentina and many other countries, it is manufactured in 22 countries including:

  • United States( Tuscaloosa)
  • Australia ( Eugendorf)
  • Canada ( Burnaby)
  • Brazil ( Sao Bernard de campo)
  • Mexico.
  • China (Beijing).
  • Romana (Sebes & Cugir)
  • France (Hambach)

Who owns Mercedes?

Daimler AG, previously known as Daler Benz at the time it was created, owns Mercedes Benz. The company changed its name in 1998 after acquiring new ownership and owns Mercedes Benz, Mercedes Maybach Mercedes AMG,

Daimler created a big history in 2019 by selling out 3.3million automobiles and also emerged as the 13th largest car manufacturer and the largest truck manufacturer in the world.

What is AMG in Mercedes Benz?

 Have you ever been curious about the meaning of AMG designated on some specific Mercedes Benz?. Some people have mistaken it to mean ” Affalterbach motor Group”. However, this is not the case, The AMG stands for Aufrecht Melcher Großaspach. The first two words are the last name of Mercedes founders Hanswerner Aufrecht and Erhard Melcher while the last word Grobaspach is the name of their hometown.

Mercedes AMG is specially designed and has unique features that distinguish them from non-AMG, they have specific trim and tuning. AMG vehicles possess more power, a unique sporty look, and firmer handling, they are very fast and powerful.

Perhaps the major features of Mercedes are the specially and carefully built engine.

Different types of Mercedes Benz AMG engines:

 Six AMG engines each designed to work with specific Mercedes Benz Models

  • Handcrafted 6.0L V12 Biturbo engine(M279). Torque: 738Ib-ft. horsepower: 621.Marked  Models; Mercedes AMG S  65 sedan.
  • AMG enhanced 3.0L V6 Biturbo ( M276).Torque: 35Ib-ft. Horsepower: 385. Marked Model: GLE 43 coupe, GLC 43 4MATIC.
  • Handcrafted 2.0L inline- 4 Turbo(M133). Torque: 350Ib-ft. Horsepower: 375.  Marked Model: GLA 45, GLA 35 4MATIC
  • Handcrafted 4.0L v8 Biturbo(M177). Torque: 664Ib-ft. Horsepower: 630. Marked Models: E 63 S sedan, E G3 A wagon, GT 63 S 4door coupe, GLC 63 4MATIC.
  • Handcrafted 4.0L V8 Biturbo with dry-sump lubrication system (M178).  Torque: 516Ib-ft. Horsepower: 577. Marked Models: GT, GTC, GT R, GLC 63 4MATIC.
  •  Handcrafted 5.5L V8 Biturbo(M157). Torque: 515Ib-ft Horsepower: 577. Marked Models: GT, GTC, GT R, GLC 63 4MATIC.
  • Handcrafted 5.5L v8 Biturbo (M157). Torque: 665Ib-ft.  Horsepower: 577. Marked Models: GLS 63.

The models of Mercedes Benz:

  • Mercedes Benz A class
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A class is a compact sedan with 4 doors and has a layout of a front-engine front-wheel drive and All-wheel drive, The latest model of A-class possesses modern technology. In 2018, it was the first to be built with Benz ‘updated infotainment system with natural voice control and touch screen system.

The average price of a Mercedes Benz A class is $33,950.

  • Mercedes Benz AMG GT
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The Mercedes-Benz AMG comes in two different styles, one is the two-door GT and the other Four-door coupe. The latest model of AMG GT has numerous features such as led headlights, a revised rear diffuser and new exhaust tips.

The average price of a Mercedes Benz AMG GT is $ 89,900- $325,000.

  • Mercedes Benz C-class
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The new Mercedes Benz C Class has beautiful Architecture, excellent interior styling and features, advanced safety, and a large cabin.

The price of the Mercedes Benz C class ranges from $41,600- $85,000.

  • Mercedes Benz CLA Class 

Mercedes Benz CLA Class is a super-compact executive car that has been in existence since 2013. It has a layout of a front-engine, a front-wheel-drive and All-wheel Drive (4MATIC). The latest model has numerous features.

The price of the CLA class ranges from $37,850- $55,350

  • Mercedes Benz CLS class 
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Mercedes Benz CLS class is a variety of executive cars manufactured by Mercedes since 2014, the latest model has enormous features.

The average price of CLS class is $72,950

  • Mercedes Benz E class
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Mercedes Benz E class is a class of Executive cars that has been in existence since 1953 and has filled many market segments due to its size and durability.

The price of the E class ranges from $54,950- $113,500

  • Mercedes Benz G class
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Mercedes Benz G Class is a four-wheel, off-road, luxury SUV  It’s commonly called “G wagon”. It was primarily used by the military but more luxurious models have been produced.

The price of the G class ranges from $131,750- $156,450.

  • Mercedes Benz GLA class 

Mercedes Benz GLA Class is a subcompact luxury crossover SUV, It is the smallest SUV made by Mercedes. The latest models of The LA class have enormous features.

The price of the GLA class ranges from $36,700- $54,950.

  • Mercedes Benz GLE class
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Mercedes Benz GLE Class formerly called “M class” is a middle-sized luxury

crossover SUV. It has been in existence since 1997, the latest version has amazing features.

Price: $55,700- $79,800

  • Mercedes Benz S class
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The S class was introduced in 1972 and it is the most sold luxury sedan to date, it has a lot of modern features and the smart technology class is the flagship vehicle of Mercedes.

Price: $109,800- $185,400

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