Mercedes-Benz is a famous German brandPassenger cars of premium class belonging to the auto-building corporation Daimler AG, which also produces engines and other types of equipment for different purposes.
The first milestone in the history of appearance on the marketMersedes-Benz car can be considered the registration of the company "Benz and Co.. Reinishe Gazmotoren-Fabrik, Mannheim, October 1, 1883. The company was registered by a German inventor, a talented engineer and one of the pioneers of the automobile industry, Karl Benz. Companions of Benz were enterprising businessman Max Kaspar Rose and commercial agent Friedrich Wilhelm Esslinger. The new company was organized on the basis of a bicycle workshop, but it was engaged in designing, creating and selling gasoline engines.
At the time, Karl Benz already hadRegistered by him the same patents for a two-stroke internal combustion engine and the main most important parts and systems of the car. These included: a water cooling radiator, a spark plug, clutch elements, a carburetor, an accelerator, an ignition system and a gearbox. The presence of all these developments and allowed Benz to design a car. The first three-wheeled car was produced by Bentz in 1886.
In parallel with the development of the company Karal BenzGrew and developed another company, called "Daimler-Motoren-Gesellschaft." Created this company Gottlieb Daimler in 1890, his company was engaged in the production of four-wheeled cars, which initially were not in high demand. A really good example, the designer of this company, Wilhelm Maybach, managed to create only in 1901. The cars of this company were first named Mercedes.
In the movie Slumdog Millionaire, Mercedes-Benz demanded that its logos be removed from the scenes where the action takes place in the slums.
The appearance of this name has its own separateHistory. As the legend goes, this name was given to cars by the persistent recommendations of the vice-consul of Austria-Hungary in Nice, Emile Jellinek, who was an avid driver and concurrently head of the Daimler representative office in France. In 1899, he was in a car company Daimler participated in the race in Nice. As a pseudonym, he took the name of his daughter, who was called Mercedes, he won the race, after which he decided that this name would bring the company's cars luck.
A year later, Emil asked DaimlerTo design for him a new, more elegant and powerful model of the car with the condition that the car should be called Mercedes. The order of 36 cars was at that time simply gigantic and very profitable, and Daimler agreed to all the conditions of the vice-consul. So there was a name, which in 1902 officially became a trademark.
Emblem "Mercedes" - three-beam star - symbolizes the use of the company's engines on the ground, in water and in the air, as well as the company's superiority in these three elements.
In 1926, after the merger of Daimler and Benz, the cars of the new Daimler-Benz concern became known as Mercedes-Benz.