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Mercedes-Benz is a German multinational automaker and a division of Daimler AG. It is known for both its passenger and commercial vehicle lineups. It is particularly famous for its premium vehicles, being one of the largest automaker in this segment.

History

Mercedes-Benz can trace its origin to Karl Benz's 1886 Benz Patent-Motorwagen, the first internal combustion engine in an automobile. The Mercedes automobile was first markted in 1901 by Daimler-Moteren-Gesellschaft: Emil Jellinek, who worked with DMG, thought to promote the cars as Mercedes, after the name of his beloved daughter. The commercial success led DMG to trademark the name.
The first Mercedes-Benz named vehicle was produced in 1926, following the merger of Karl Benz's and Gottlieb Daimler's companies into Daimler-Benz. Before WWII, Mercedes-Benz was widely popular in Europe, particularly in its native Germany.
After the war, Mercedes continued to solidify its position as the leading premium automaker in the European market. This was highlighted by the 1954 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Gullwing (W198) that incorporated numerous industry-firsts. It also caught the attention of the North American consumers. In 1965, Mercedes Benz of North American was formed.
In recent decades, Mercedes has greatly expanded its vehicle lineup, offering economy models and a broad range of crossovers. The company's racing team has also gained enormous success, particularly in Formula One.

Current Lineup

Like other German premium automakers, Mercedes has expanded its vehicle lineup considerably. The last letter in the model name represents the level, with "A" and "B" being the economy level, "C" being compact, "E" being executive, and "S" being top of the line ("special"). "CL" means a sedan with a "4-door coupe" look, while "GL" means crossover.
  • Hatchback: A
  • Sedan: A, C, CLA, CLS, E, S, AMG GT4
  • Wagon: C, CLA, CLS, E, S
  • Coupe: C, E, S
  • Convertible: C, E, S, SL, SLC
  • Sports Car: AMG GT
  • MPV: B, V
  • Crossover: GLA, GLB, BLC, GLE, GLS, EQC
  • SUV: G

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Products

Thumbnail of product Mercedes-Benz SL R231 facelift Convertible (2016-2020)

Mercedes-Benz SL R231 facelift Convertible (2016-2020)

Mercedes-Benz SL R231 facelift is a flagship mid-size luxury convertible in production from 2016 to 2020. It was available with a range of V6, V8, and V12 engines that displaced 3.0 to 6.0 liters. Compared to the pre-facelift model, the facelifted R23...
Neoscore 96%
Thumbnail of product Mercedes-Benz SL R231 Convertible (2012-2015)

Mercedes-Benz SL R231 Convertible (2012-2015)

Mercedes-Benz SL R231 is a flagship mid-size luxury convertible in production from 2012 to 2015, whereupon it received a facelift. It was available with a range of V6, V8, and V12 engines that displaced 3.0 to 6.0 liters. Compared to the R230 that it ...
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Thumbnail of product Mercedes-Benz SL R230 facelift 2 Convertible (2008-2011)

Mercedes-Benz SL R230 facelift 2 Convertible (2008-2011)

Mercedes-Benz SL R230 facelift 2 is a flagship mid-size luxury convertible in production from 2008 to 2011. It was available with a range of V6, V8, and V12 engines that displaced 3.0 to 6.2 liters. Compared to the first facelift, the second facelift w...
Neoscore 93%
Thumbnail of product Mercedes-Benz SL R230 facelift Convertible (2006-2008)

Mercedes-Benz SL R230 facelift Convertible (2006-2008)

Mercedes-Benz SL R230 facelift is a flagship mid-size luxury convertible in production from 2006 to 2008, whereupon it received another facelift. It was available with a range of V6, V8, and V12 engines that displaced 3.5 to 6.0 liters. Compared to the...
Neoscore 90%
Thumbnail of product Mercedes-Benz SL R230 Convertible (2001-2006)

Mercedes-Benz SL R230 Convertible (2001-2006)

Mercedes-Benz SL R230 is a flagship mid-size luxury convertible in production from 2001 to 2006, whereupon it received a facelift. It was available with a range of V6, V8, and V12 engines that displaced 3.7 to 6.0 liters. The most luxurious hardtop con...
Neoscore 96%
Thumbnail of product Mercedes-Benz SLC R172 facelift Convertible (2016-2020)

Mercedes-Benz SLC R172 facelift Convertible (2016-2020)

Mercedes-Benz SLC R172 facelift is a compact convertible in production from 2016 to 2020. It was available with a range of inline-4 and V6 engines that displaced 1.6 to 3.0 liters. Compared to the R172 SLK-Class, to which the SLC is a facelift, the SLC...
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Articles

Thumbnail for article Mercedes Expands Its EV Lineup with Six Upcoming Models In 2021, Including the EQS Flagship Sedan

Mercedes Expands Its EV Lineup with Six Upcoming Models In 2021, Including the EQS Flagship Sedan

Mercedes is introducing 6 EV models in 2021: The EQS luxury sedan and the EQA and EQB crossovers will lead the way, with EQS SUV and EQE models coming later...
07 Oct 2020
Thumbnail for article MBUX mk2 to Launch with the New S-Class: MB Previews A Host of Technologies to Enrich the Infotainment Experience on the W223

MBUX mk2 to Launch with the New S-Class: MB Previews A Host of Technologies to Enrich the Infotainment Experience on the W223

Mercedes has offered a preview into its second-generation MBUX infotainment system to be debuted with the new W223 S-Class. With this upgrade, the vehicle wi...
10 Jul 2020

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