A quick intro into the history of Mercedes Benz starts with it being a well known company for cars of luxury and class. With the Mercedes Benz like most expensive cars, people do not know the history that brought these amazing cars to us. Mercedes Benz has well known cars such as the Mercedes Benz SLR McLaren Roadster. The original owners of the Mercedes Benz Company started off as competitors, though because of WWI, they decided to merge and work together. Their names were Karl Benz and Gottlieb Daimler.
Mercedes Benz has the claim of being the oldest car maker. After the death of one of the co-founders in 1900, the Daimler mane was sold to different companies till it was bought by Jaguar. Daimler is still under Jaguar today. The company started to call its cars Mercedes after the sales director, Emil Jellinek’s daughter.
Though in the 20th century, pioneers in the car world were having trouble, not much changed for Daimler and Benz. The company continued to make expensive cars; they just did it in a limited amount. It was not till 1926 that they officially merged to become Daimler-Benz, though its cars were more commonly known as Mercedes Benz. Mercedes Benz was used by German officials and it became a symbol of the German power. Adolf Hitler was a huge supporter of the company.
After WWII, Mercedes Benz picked back up production and they used pre-war model designs. Though in the 1950’s Mercedes gave the world a surprise when the revealed the 300SL Gullwing. This car had some rather advance technology as a part of it. Mercedes then started a suffered a little bit in the early 90’s because of some bad decisions made by the owners. Still today, those bad decisions are costing the luxurious Mercedes Benz.
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