Mercedes-Benz

Hallo, treffen uns wir wieder. This time, you are at the Mercedes-Benz page. In this page, you will see 2 advertisements, pictures and some things more (I don't want to tell yet because I want you to SCROLL DOWN!). Enjoy

History

In January of 1886, Karl Benz unveiled the world's first automobile, a three-wheeled vehicle dubbed the Benz Patent Motor Car. A few months later, Gottlieb Daimler and his chief engineer Wilhelm Maybach rolled out a four-wheeled vehicle powered by his Daimler engine. The first Mercedes was crafted in 1901, shortly after Daimler's death. Built by Maybach, the car was commissioned by Emil Jellinek, one of Daimler's primary distributors, and was ultimately named after Jellinek's daughter, Mercedes.

In 1926, the companies founded by Daimler and Benz merged to form Daimler-Benz AG, and the Mercedes-Benz brand was born. The company's insignia was a three-pointed star wreathed in a laurel; the star was dreamed up by Daimler years earlier, and its three points signified the fact that his engines were for use in vehicles that traveled land, air and sea.

Right from the start, the Mercedes-Benz name was synonymous with automotive excellence. One of the automaker's earliest vehicles, the 1931 Mercedes-Benz 170, distinguished itself as the world's first production car to offer a technology that was nothing short of extraordinary for the day: four-wheel independent suspension. The '30s and '40s saw Mercedes establishing itself as the brand of choice for car buyers seeking the ultimate in luxury, thanks to coveted cruisers like the 380 and 540K.

The 1950s witnessed the introduction of the Mercedes-Benz 300 SL "Gullwing," a sports car that has been described as being the world's first supercar. With its dramatic styling and race-bred technology, the 300 SL reigns today as a classic coveted by collectors worldwide. The decade also saw Daimler-Benz making strides in the area of safety technology. The company's Mercedes-Benz 220 sedans were the first vehicles to incorporate its patented "crumple zone" body design, created to absorb impact in the event of a crash.

In 1963, the company cemented its reputation as the home of automotive luxury with the launch of the Mercedes-Benz 600. The elegant, luxurious sedan was also available as a limousine and featured an ahead-of-its-time air suspension system and a V8 engine that boasted 300 horsepower. The decade also saw the launch of the Mercedes-Benz 300 SEL 6.3. This full-size sedan went from zero to 60 in under seven seconds, distinguishing itself as the quickest luxury car is its day.

The 1970s saw the birth of the brand's storied S-Class line of vehicles, opulent sedans and coupes that coddled passengers with powerful engines and a long list of luxury features. The decade also saw Mercedes continuing on the cutting edge of safety technology, by being the first to offer antilock brakes in its vehicles.

Daimler-Benz's safety advancements continued in the 1980s. Its cars were the first to offer airbags and traction control. The manufacturer also raised the bar in terms of ride comfort and handling when it introduced multilink rear suspension. The technology debuted on the compact Mercedes-Benz 190 E, and it remains a vital component of the company's chassis engineering to this day.

Mercedes-Benz vehicles got an extra dose of power and performance in the 1990s, thanks to the manufacturer's partnership with AMG, a performance and tuning shop that was eventually purchased by the company to help produce high-performance versions of some of its vehicles. The first AMG model offered in the U.S. was the sporty C36 AMG in 1995; since then, Mercedes has gone on to offer an AMG-tuned version of almost all of its vehicles.

The company's current lineup is the most comprehensive in its history. With a variety of sedans, coupes, SUVs and roadsters filling Mercedes showrooms, it seems like the only thing missing is a pickup truck. Surely, the fact that Janis Joplin's song holds as much relevance today as it did more than three decades ago is a strong indicator that the brand's premier status is still very much intact.
 


Information From: http://www.edmunds.com/mercedesbenz/history.html

My Thoughts

I think, first of all, the designer of Mercedes-Benz's cars is very good. BUT!!! I've heard a lot of complaints from my friends that Mercedes-Benz logo is very lame if it is stuck out from the front of the car. This makes me wonder, if it actually is lame, then why are there more Mercedes-Benz cars than Ferrari, Porsche, Lamborghini or even BMW on the roads. It's because they have a very good and reasonable price and their cars do not do a lot of pollution. This is a good thing to the environment and also it is good to the community that the car is drove in (Community and Service). How about you scroll down to see the second advertisement or download the one that says mercedesbenzad.wmv because in that video, there is a lot of pollution. Well, that ain't pollution. It is fog and dust being blowed up by the speed of the car's wheels. That's cool! Well, on to "Human Ingenuity" AOI. Their creation of cars and it's variety is a very good consequence because people get to have more than one type of car to choose. Not only that, Mercedes-Benz's cars are not that fast and is at an average level of speed. Check out the S-Class of cars. They are cool and swift. These cars are not too expensive, not too luxury, but it's for all. If you have money, buy the S-Class. If you aren't that rich, buy the C-Class. There are so many classes of Mercedes-Benz's cars. It's BEYOND 10! Actually way beyond 10. That is a very good consequence. But, if you get to greedy in collecting Mercedes-Benz, then that probably is a bad choice since it is only produced in an approximate value of 20 countries (including THAILAND!!! YAY!!!). You would find it hard to contact and receive spare parts for your car if it's is damaged and their spare parts is VERY expensive. Preferably, Mercedes-Benz is a good choice but don't overwhelm your love for their cars because it might come back (in a bad way) like a boomerang!!!

Photo Galleries

Here are 2 photo galleries, one with the small pictures, and the other one with the big pictures. The one with the big pictures will be for download.

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Advertisements

Here are the 2 advertisements I was talking in the introducing paragraph. One of them is very cool. I let you decide which one you think is cool by yourself!

Downloads

Here are the 2 links of downloading the two ads that are being shown above!

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The link to Mercedes-Benz's website is www.mercedes-benz.com. It's a short and easy name to type and access!

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