Mercedes - a class above
In 1926, and post World War One, the Mercedes- Benz brand was founded. After the war, large vehicle industries were encouraged to merge and form partnerships as governments tried to get their economies and finances back to normal. The Daimler-Motoren-Gesellschatts ‘Mercedes’ was merged with Benz & CIE in 1924. Karl Benz’s 1886 Benz Motorwagen was seen as the very first gasoline powered automobile by many enthusiasts. It has since become one of the most recognizable brands on the planet.
The quality of cars produced since their inception is absolutely in no doubt and let’s not forget they produce trucks, buses and so on also, all with excellent safety records. Nowadays Mercedes-Benz are still one of the most popular luxury cars to be driven, the AMG sports performance division especially. The company also took great credit back in 2005 for developing it’s Blue Tec system, which helped greatly reduce their vehicles co2 emissions. As expected this did the company’s PR a huge favour.
The latest release from Mercedes-Benz is the well received AMG GT, which is labelled as a Sports / Supercar. The company has also been involved in top level motor racing since they first entered the world championships in 1954. More recently in 2014 they won the Formula Constructors title with drivers Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton, for the very first time. Since then in 2015 and 2016 they have repeated the performance.
For car enthusiasts the whole history of Mercedes-Benz is fascinating. Some people often wonder where the motor industry would be today if that merger would not have happened in 1924.