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Description

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 EQS (V297) Electric Luxury Sedan

Mercedes EQS (V297) Electric Luxury Sedan

Mercedes-Benz EQS is a fully electric full-size luxury sedan envisioned as the electrified version of the legendary Mercedes S-Class. It features an unconven...
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Mercedes G-Class W436 SUV (2nd-gen, 2018)

The 2nd-gen Mercedes G-Class (W436) is the first redesign of the flagship legendary SUV in three decades. It retains the body-on-frame chassis of the origina...
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Mercedes-Benz C-Class W206 Sedan & S206 Wagon (5th-gen, 2021)

The 5th-gen Mercedes C-Class W206 sedan and S206 wagon bring Mercedes's latest design elements and tech features found in the new W223 S-Class and W213/S213 ...
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Mercedes Maybach S-Class Limousine Z223

The 2nd-generation Maybach S-Class Z223 is the flagship limousine from Mercedes based on the 7th-gen S-Class (W223 / V223) full-size luxury sedan. While bare...
Thumbnail of product Mercedes-Benz EQA Subcompact Electric Crossover

Mercedes-Benz EQA Subcompact Electric Crossover

Mercedes EQA is a full electric vehicle that shares its chassis and design with the GLA (H247) subcompact crossover. Marketed as "SUV", the EQA is ...
Thumbnail of product Mercedes-Benz E-Class Coupe C238 & Cabriolet A238 (2020 Facelift)

Mercedes-Benz E-Class Coupe C238 & Cabriolet A238 (2020 Facelift)

The facelifted 5th-gen E-class C238 Coupe and A238 Cabriolet share design, mechanical, and technology updates with the facelifted E-class W213 Sedan and S213...

Articles

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Mercedes EQS Review Rundown

The Mercedes-Benz EQS is the company's first electric car built on a dedicated platform. It has a range of up to 485 miles and one of the most advanced interiors. It's a big and heavy car, yet its responses are more like those of a sports saloon than a li
02 Aug 2021
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W206 Mercedes C-Class Review Rundown

The 5th-gen Mercedes C-Class W206 sedan and S206 wagon bring Mercedes's latest design elements and tech features found in the new S-Class and E-Class to the compact executive segment. Highlights include its S-Class-inspired operating system, ride comfort,
23 Jun 2021
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Mercedes EQA Review Rundown

The EQA is the third pure EV in Mercedes' EQ sub-brand. Part of Mercedes' move to electrify its vehicle lineup, the EQA also introduces enhanced driver aids. To improve its efficiency, the EQA features a coefficient of drag of mere 0.28.
22 May 2021
Thumbnail for article Mercedes E-Class C238 Coupe / A238 Cabriolet Review Rundown

Mercedes E-Class C238 Coupe / A238 Cabriolet Review Rundown

The facelifted 5th-gen E-class C238 Coupe and A238 Cabriolet share design, mechanical, and technology updates with the facelifted E-class W213 Sedan and S213 Wagon. They are electrified with integrated starter-generator. The DYNAMIC BODY CONTROL suspensio
09 Apr 2021

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