Cars! We sure do love them. Sleek sedans, tough SUVs, royal limos, fast sports cars – all of us have different choices and different reasons for those choices, too. And who fulfills our desires of owning one? Well, a car manufacturer. And if it is a popular one like Mercedes Benz – not only do we get what we desired for but much, much more than that. Innovation works like an inspiration for them, and the result? Well, we all know that quite well; cars, vans, coaches and buses that speak of satisfaction and excellence.
The success story of the Mercedes-Benz brand is a long one. It all started with the Mercedes from Gottlieb Daimler’s Daimler-Motoren-Gesellschaft in 1901 and the Benz Patent-Motorwagen from Karl Benz in 1886. But it was not till 1926, that the two brands merged to form the Daimler-Benz company that manufactured the first cars under the Mercedes-Benz brand name. And there was no looking back from that point. From the 1930s, the brand focused on the manufacturing of the 770 model that attained quite popularity in Germany during the Nazi period. It was not simple craze that saw so many buyers of this model, including Hitler himself. The cars could run at 160 kmph or more, contemporary chassis with independent front suspension and much more. Ever since, the company has been into innovations to make the driving experience better for all the automobiles it manufactures.
Iconic automobile models since inception
The SSK model in 1926; a racing car of the age.
The Großer Mercedes or the 770 model in 1930.
500K in 1934
260 D in 1936, known to be the first diesel car.
The 170 model in 1936.
The W125 Rekordwagen in 1938.
The 320A in 1939, ideal for military use.
The Adanaeur Mercedes in 1951.
The Ponton models in 1953.
The 300SL Gullwing in 1954.
The 190SL in 1956
Fintail models in 1959.
The 220SE Cabriolet in 1960.
The Grand Mercedes in 1963.
The 239SL Pagoda model in 1963.
S-Class of 1965.
300SEL 6.3 in 1966.
The W114 models in 1968.
C111 models in 1969.
W107 350SL in 1970.
450SEL 6.9 models in 1974.
The first station wagon from Mercedes- W123 in 1977.
The first turbo diesel by Mercedes – 300SD in 1978.
The G-Class and 500SEL models in 1979.
190E 2.3–16 models in 1983.
300SL and 500SL in 1989.
500E in 1990.
600SEL in 1991.
The C-Class models in 1993.
C43 AMG in 1995.
7.3 V12 and SL73 AMG models in 1995.
SLK in 1996.
The M-Class and A-Class models in 1997.
CLS-Class and SLR McLaren models in 2004.
GL320 Bluetec, BlueTec E320, R320 Bluetec, ML320 Bluetec versions in 2007.
The SLS AMG in 2010.
The CLA-Class of 2013.
Bicycles and Formula One cars
After much success with the cars, Mercedes-Benz moved on to the production of bicycles and presently manufactures the Trekking Bike, Trailblazer Bike, Fitness Bike and the Mercedes-Benz Carbon Bike models.