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Mercedes-Benz

Multinational division of the German manufacturer Daimler AG, and the brand is used for luxury automobiles, buses, coaches, and trucks add

Category: Business (14)

Founded in 1886.

Countries: Germany (26%), (24%), United States (11%)

Main connections: Daimler AG, BMW, Daimler-Benz

Linked to: Formula One, Daimler AG, Mercedes, Bundeswehr University Munich

 

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1886

Gottlieb Daimler sold the world's first truck in 1886 add something


1895

The first model was produced by Karl Benz in 1895 add something


1901

The Mercedes automobile was first marketed in 1901 by Daimler Motoren Gesellschaft add something


1926

The first Mercedes-Benz brand name vehicles were produced in 1926, following the merger of Karl Benz's and Gottlieb Daimler's companies into the Daimler-Benz company add something

 

The name first appeared in 1926 under Daimler-Benz but traces its origins to Daimler's 1901 Mercedes and to Karl Benz's 1886 Benz Patent Motorwagen, which is widely regarded as the first automobile add something

 

The two companies which were merged to form the "Mercedes-Benz" brand in 1926 had both already enjoyed success in the new sport of motor racing throughout their separate histories add something


1927

Rudolf Caracciola - However, he won 11 competitions in 1927, almost all of them in the Ferdinand Porsche-developed Mercedes-Benz Model S.


1930

On several occasions Mercedes-Benz has withdrawn completely from motorsport for a significant period, notably in the late 1930s, and after the 1955 Le Mans disaster, where a Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR collided with another car and killed more than 80 spectators add something

 

Ferrari - A similar black horse on a yellow shield is the Coat of Arms of the German city of Stuttgart, home of Mercedes-Benz and the design bureau of Porsche, both being main competitors of Alfa and Ferrari in the 1930s

 

Rudolf Caracciola - Racing for Mercedes-Benz, he won his first two Hillclimbing Championships in 1930 and 1931, and moved to Alfa Romeo for 1932, where he won the Hillclimbing Championship for the third time


1932

Rudolf Caracciola - Mercedes-Benz withdrew entirely from motor racing at the start of 1932 in the face of the economic crisis, so Caracciola moved to Alfa Romeo with a promise to return to Mercedes if they resumed racing


1933

Rudolf Caracciola - The rise to power of the Nazi Party on 30 January 1933 gave German motor companies, notably Mercedes-Benz and Auto Union, an opportunity to return to motor racing


1934

Rudolf Caracciola - He returned to the newly reformed Mercedes-Benz racing team in 1934, with whom he won three European Championships, in 1935, 1937 and 1938


1936

Thomas Pitt Cholmondeley-Tapper - He was offered a Mercedes-Benz test drive at the end of the 1936 season, would participate at 1936 German Grand Prix

 

Rudolf Caracciola - Remaining in such a position would require Mercedes-Benz to produce a competitive car for the 1936 season

 

Christian Kautz - Son of a Swiss multi-millionaire, his career started with Mercedes-Benz as a junior driver in 1936, as an Auto Union junior driver in 1938, starting in three Grands Prix


1937

Rudolf Caracciola - Caracciola married for the second time in 1937, to Alice Hoffman-Trobeck, who worked as a timekeeper for Mercedes-Benz

 

Richard Seaman - He famously drove for the Mercedes-Benz team from 1937-1939 in the Mercedes-Benz W125 car, winning the 1938 German Grand Prix

 

Richard Seaman - In 1937 he signed for Mercedes-Benz against the wishes of his mother, who did not want him to drive for a "Nazi" team

 

Rudolf Caracciola - Mercedes-Benz returned to Grand Prix racing at the start of the 1937 season with a new car


1938

Rudolf Caracciola - On 28 January 1938 Caracciola and the Mercedes-Benz record team appeared on the Reichs-Autobahn A5 between Frankfurt and Darmstadt, in an attempt to break numerous speed records set by the Auto Union team


1950

Some models in the 1950s had lower-case letters to indicate specific trim levels add something


1952

Rudolf Caracciola - Caracciola returned to racing in 1952, when he was recalled to the Mercedes-Benz factory team to drive the new Mercedes-Benz 300SL in sports car races


1953

Dieter Zetsche - "'Dieter Zetsche"' is a German businessman and the Chairman of Daimler AG and Head of Mercedes-Benz Cars since 2006 as well as member of the company's Board of Management since 1998


1954

Mercedes-Benz took part in the world championship in 1954 and 1955, but despite being successful with two championship titles for Juan-Manuel Fangio, the company left the sport after just two seasons add something

 

BMW 507 - The & BMW 507 was conceived by US automobile importer Max Hoffman who, in 1954, persuaded the BMW management to produce a roadster version of the BMW 501 and BMW 502 saloons to fill the gap between the expensive Mercedes-Benz 300SL and the cheap and underpowered Triumph and &MG (MG_Cars) sports cars

 

Formula One - When a new Formula One, for engines limited to 2,5 litres, was reinstated to the world championship for 1954, Mercedes-Benz introduced the advanced W196, which featured innovations such as desmodromic valves and fuel injection as well as enclosed streamlined bodywork


1955

Stirling Moss and co-driver Denis Jenkinson made history by winning the 1955 Mille Miglia road race in Italy during a record-breaking drive with an average speed was almost 98 mph in a Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR add something


1956

Biamax - The company with that name was founded in 1956, the name reflecting its original activity, as it started with production of bus bodies on Mercedes-Benz chassis


1965

Australian Motor Industries - By 1965, the demise of the Standard Vanguard and the loss of assembly rights for Mercedes-Benz vehicles left AMI with additional capacity to assemble Rambler, Triumph and Toyota models

 

Drogmoller - Originally the Drögmöllers were built on a Mercedes-Benz chassis, but in 1965 the firm started to build complete vehicles, following the pattern established more than a decade earlier by the Ulm-based firm Setra

 

Biamax - The very successful "F" series of city and inter-city buses was introduced in 1965 employing a ladder-type chassis developed by BIAMAX, and, as most of its products, Mercedes-Benz engines


1967

Nissan Motor Company - Also in 1967 Nissan introduced its new highly advanced four cylinder overhead cam Nissan L engine, which while similar to Mercedes-Benz OHC designs was a totally new engine designed by Nissan


1970

Seida - In the 1970s &MAN (MAN_SE), Mercedes-Benz or Cummins engines were offered as alternative power units to the Pegaso ones, and the Setra Seida and Pegaso badging was replaced by just Setra


1974

Juan Manuel Fangio - He was appointed President of "Mercedes-Benz Argentina" in 1974, and its Honorary President for Life in 1987


1975

Agricola (vehicles) - The "Agricola 25 GT" 4x4 truck was a fairly advanced design introduced in 1975, with enhanced all-terrain capabilities, a metal cab and Mercedes-Benz 180D Diesel engine


1978

Isdera - In 1978 Mercedes-Benz presented the concept car CW 311, engineered by Schulz and promoted by the company b&b


1980

In the 1980s, Mercedes built the world's first robot car, together with the team of Professor Ernst Dickmanns at Bundeswehr University Munich add something

 

Ernst Dickmanns - In the beginning of the 1980s his team equipped a Mercedes-Benz van with cameras and other sensors

 

Porsche 962 - The presence of strong factory teams, such as Jaguar, Mercedes-Benz, Nissan, and Toyota, competing against privateer 962s eventually led to the car becoming less successful in the later 1980s


1982

Saurer - In 1982 Daimler-Benz had acquired a major shareholding in NAW and soon took full control; and in a short time dropped Saurer, Berna and FBW brands, while using NAW premises to assemble heavy haulage versions of Mercedes-Benz trucks


1983

Lotec - In 1983, they began to create aftermarket aerodynamic and performance parts for Mercedes-Benz cars

 

Formula One - Since 1983, Formula One had been dominated by specialist race teams like Williams, McLaren, and Benetton, using engines supplied by large car manufacturers like Mercedes-Benz, &Honda, Renault, and Ford


1987

Although there was some activity in the intervening years, it was not until 1987 that Mercedes-Benz returned to front line competition, returning to Le Mans, Deutsche Tourenwagen Meisterschaft , and Formula One with Sauber add something

 

Porsche 962 - Under pressure from new cars from Jaguar and Mercedes-Benz, in 1987 & Porsche again brought in a new engine, a more durable and powerful 3,0 L unit which powered the car to an overall win at the 1987 24 Hours of Le Mans, Porsche's record seventh consecutive victory at the race


1989

Andreas Sperl - Between 1989 and 1991, Mr. Sperl was Chairman of the Board of Management of Otomarsan, which later became Mercedes-Benz Türk, and from 1991 to 1995 he was General Director of Mercedes-Benz Mexico

 

MollerGruppen - SEAT is started imported in 1989 and ?koda in 1991 after they have been bought by VAG. But after Daimler-Benz and Chrysler Corporation were merged to DaimlerChrysler, Møller US Import was sold to Bertel O Steen, who had imported Mercedes-Benz, in 2003


1990

Mercedes-Benz returned as an engine supplier in the 1990s and part-owned Team McLaren for some years, to which it has supplied engines engineered by Ilmor since 1995 add something

 

Objective measures looking at passenger vehicles, such as J. D. Power surveys, demonstrated a downturn in reputation in these criteria in the late 1990s and early 2000s add something

 

The 1990s saw the return of Mercedes-Benz to GT racing, and the Mercedes-Benz CLK GTR, both of which took the company to new heights by dominating the FIA's GT1 class add something

 

Drogmoller - In the 1990s the lucrative German market for touring coaches was dominated by Mercedes-Benz, &Setra and Neoplan, and it was presumably in the hope of gaining a more significant share of the German market that in 1994 Volvo took a stake in Drögmöller: in 1995 they acquired the business outright

 

Smart (automobile) - Tomforde had been working on the Mercedes City Car project at Daimler-Benz since 1990, which produced the aforementioned "eco-sprinter" and "eco-speedster" concepts as well as the "Vision-A" concept, which eventually became the Mercedes-Benz A-Class

 

Industriewerke Ludwigsfelde - On 5 October 1990 Mercedes-Benz and the "Treuhand" reached an agreement on the future of the IWL factory


1991

Industriewerke Ludwigsfelde - The factory is part of Daimler-Benz AG and since 1991 it has made Mercedes-Benz vans


1993

Isdera - The vehicle shared the same body and chassis as the 1993 Commendatore 112i, but was powered by a Mercedes-Benz, V12


1994

For the 1994 model year, Mercedes-Benz revised the naming system add something

 

Until 1994, Mercedes-Benz used an alphanumeric system for categorising their vehicles, consisting of a number sequence approximately equal to the engine's displacement in liters multiplied by 100, followed by an arrangement of alphabetical suffixes indicating body style and engine type add something

 

Pagani - In 1994, Mercedes-Benz agreed to supply Pagani with V12 engines

 

Pagani Automobili S.p.A. - In 1994, Mercedes-Benz agreed to supply Pagani with V12 engines

 

Nasr (car company) - MCV Egypt was established in 1994 to represent Mercedes-Benz in the commercial vehicle sector in Egypt, producing a range of buses and trucks for domestic sale and for export throughout the Arab World, Africa, and Eastern Europe

 

Smart (automobile) - A deal was announced on March 4, 1994, at a press conference at Mercedes-Benz headquarters in Stuttgart that the companies would join forces in founding Micro Compact Car AG

 

Napoleon Beazley - Beazley shot Luttig in his garage on April 19, 1994 in order to steal his family's Mercedes-Benz car


1995

A culmination point was achieved in 1995, when Dickmanns' re-engineered autonomous S-Class Mercedes took a long trip from Munich in Bavaria to Copenhagen in Denmark, and back add something

 

McLaren Group - Since 1995, Daimler had supplied British-built & Mercedes-Benz engines to the McLaren Formula One team under the Mercedes-Benz brand


1997

BMW V12 LM - However, by 1997 the F1 GTRs were no longer competitive against newer breeds of specially homologated supercars from Mercedes-Benz and Porsche

 

Glen Luchford - In 1997, he signed exclusively to Prada, and has since shot advertising campaigns for Yves Saint Laurent, Levi's, Mercedes-Benz and Calvin Klein

 

Audi R8 (race car) - In 1997, sports car racing and especially the Le Mans 24 Hours was popular among factories like BMW, Mercedes-Benz, &Porsche, Toyota, Nissan Motors and others

 

Porsche 911 GT1 - In 1997, the new Mercedes-Benz CLK-GTR was successful in the new FIA GT Championship that replaced the BPR, as it was developed for racing


1998

Mercedes-AMG became a majority owned division of Mercedes-Benz in 1998 add something

 

This partnership brought success, including drivers championships for Mika Häkkinen in 1998 and 1999, and for Lewis Hamilton in 2008, as well as a constructors championship in 1998 add something

 

Porsche 911 GT1 - At Petit Le Mans race in Road Atlanta, the 911 GT1 '98 of Yannick Dalmas made a spectacular backward flip and landed rear first before hitting the side barriers, as did the BMW V12 LMR at the same race in 2000, and most infamously the Mercedes-Benz CLR at Le Mans in 1999

 

Porsche 911 GT1 - During the 1998 FIA International GT season the 911 GT1-98 struggled to match the pace of the Mercedes, which were improved, with the main reason being down to the air-restrictor rules being which were regarded as unfavourable to the turbo engine

 

Dodge - In 1998, the Dakota pickup started production in a new plant in Campo Largo, Paraná, Paraná by Mercedes-Benz, which belongs to its former partner Daimler AG

 

Porsche 911 GT1 - With Mercedes dominating FIA GT1 in 1998, all other entries including Porsche withdrew for 1999

 

Audi R8 (race car) - Yet, during the fall of 1998, after the necessity of GT1 homologation was dropped in favour of LM-GTP prototypes, regarding the speed and success of these closed GT coupés like the Porsche 911 GT1, Mercedes-Benz CLK-GTR, and the Toyota GT-One, Audi ordered their newly acquired Norfolk based RTN to build a closed-cockpit car using the same drivetrain


1999

AMG has been wholly owned by Mercedes-Benz since 1999 add something

 

McLaren Automotive - In 1999, McLaren agreed to design and manufacture the SLR in conjunction with Mercedes-Benz

 

Dongfeng Yangtse - In 1999, an agreement as signed with the Mercedes-Benz division in Thailand to develop new models of buses

 

Dodge - The DaimlerChrysler merger of 1999 made it possible for Dodge to explore new ideas; hence the European-styled Mercedes-Benz Sprinter line of vans was brought over and given a Dodge styling treatment

 

The company was integrated into DaimlerChrysler in 1999, and became Mercedes-Benz AMG beginning on 1 January 1999 add something


2000

Formula One - However by the end of the 2000s factory teams were once again on the decline with only Ferrari, Mercedes-Benz and Renault lodging entries to the 2010 championship

 

Peter Dumbreck - When the Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters returned from the 2000 season onwards, Dumbreck continued to race for Mercedes-Benz in the DTM touring car championship until 2002

 

Manny Alexander - On June 30, 2000, during a traffic stop, police discovered a bottle of anabolic steroids and two hypodermic needles in a Mercedes-Benz owned by Alexander that had been loaned to team bat boy Carlos Cowart, a high school student


2001

Robert Lees - Before police could arrive, Graff stole Engleson's 2001 Mercedes-Benz and left the scene

 

Christina Aguilera - Throughout her career Aguilera has endorsed several brands, including Skechers, Mercedes-Benz, &Verizon_Wireless, and soft drink giants Coca-Cola in 2001, and Pepsi in 2006.


2002

Since 2002, Mercedes-Benz has developed the F-Cell fuel cell vehicle add something


2003

Between 2003 and 2009, Mercedes-Benz produced a limited-production sports car with McLaren Cars add something

 

Astra Bus - Since 2003, it is part of the Cefin Holding Group and their products have been buses and trolleybuses from the Irisbus range, under a partnership with the Italian company, and, on a small scale, minibuses based on Iveco, Mercedes-Benz or Volkswagen chassis


2004

Yoanna House - House made her debut as a runway model at the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in 2004, walking for fashion designers Petro Zillia, Custo Barcelona, Sue Wong, and John Sakalis

 

Xinkai - In 2004, Xinkai entered into an agreement with & Mercedes-Benz to assemble the Mercedes-Benz Commercial Vehicle for the Chinese market

 

Daimler AG - The SEC case was sparked in 2004 after David Bazzetta, a former auditor at DaimlerChrysler Corp, filed a whistleblower complaint after he was fired for raising questions about bank accounts controlled by Mercedes-Benz units in South America

 

Smart (automobile) - The smart fortwo was introduced in Canada in late 2004 and was sold through Mercedes-Benz dealers


2005

Mercedes-Benz Accessories GmbH introduced three new bicycles in 2005, and the range has developed to include the patent pending Foldingbike in 2007 add something

 

McLaren Automotive - All three cars were aborted in 2005, with Mercedes rumored to have considered the projects simply too costly to turn into a solid business case, although Mercedes' AMG subsidiary produces the SLS alone as the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG


2006

McLaren Automotive - In 2006, the Mercedes-Benz McLaren SLR 722 Edition was announced

 

Formula One - Schumacher retired at the end of 2006 after sixteen years in Formula One, but came out of retirement for the 2010 season, racing for the newly formed Mercedes GP for three seasons

 

Russo-Balt - The car uses mechanical parts of Mercedes origin , was first introduced at the 2006 Concours d'Elegance

 

Daimler AG - Dieter Zetsche has been the Chairman of Daimler and Head of Mercedes-Benz Cars since January 1, 2006 as well as member of Board of Management since 1998

 

Stefan Eriksson - On March 29, 2006, Nicole Persson, Eriksson's fiancee, was pulled over while driving a 2005 Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren

 

Yevhen Kucherevskyi - On 26 August 2006, Kucherevskyi's Mercedes-Benz suffered a head-on collision with a KAMAZ truck


2007

At the 2007 Frankfurt motor show, Mercedes-Benz showed seven hybrid models, including the F700 concept car, powered by a hybrid-electric drivetrain featuring the DiesOtto engine add something

 

Half a century of vehicle safety innovation helped win Mercedes-Benz the Safety Award at the 2007 "What Car-" Awards add something

 

In J. D. Power's Initial Quality Study for the first quarter of 2007, Mercedes showed dramatic improvement by climbing from 25th to 5th place and earning several awards for its models add something

 

Mercedes was the worst manufacturer in 2007 and 2006 in terms of average levels, with 181 g and 188 g of emitted per km, respectively add something

 

McLaren Automotive - In 2007, the Mercedes-Benz McLaren SLR Convertible was announced, which has been available from late 2007

 

Smart (automobile) - Just before the Type 450 ended production Mercedes-Benz Canada built-up stock of cdis to tide dealers over until the successor model 451 arrived at the end of 2007

 

Jeremy Clarkson - Known for buying him car-related gifts, for Christmas 2007 Clarkson's second wife bought him a Mercedes-Benz 600

 

Samantha Ronson - In May 2007, Lindsay Lohan crashed her Mercedes-Benz in Beverly Hills


2008

In 2008, Mercedes had the worst average of all major European manufacturers, ranking 14th out of 14 manufacturers add something

 

In 2008, Mercedes-Benz announced that it would have a demonstration fleet of small electric cars in two to three years add something

 

Omer Halilhodzic - He moved to Mercedes-Benz in January 2008 after working for Mitsubishi Motors since 1995; he was previously employed at Volkswagen since 1991


2009

In 2009, Mercedes-Benz displayed three BlueZERO concepts at the North American International Auto Show add something

 

McLaren ceased production of the SLR in 2009 and went on to develop its own car, the McLaren MP4-12C, launched in 2011 add something

 

The 2009 SLS AMG, a revival of the 300SL Gullwing, is the first car to be entirely developed by AMG. add something

 

Daimler AG - & Mercedes-Benz is launching its first passenger car model equipped with a hybrid drive system in summer 2009, the Mercedes-Benz S 400 HYBRID

 

Smart (automobile) - In 2009, the Government of Canada acquired the European Smart mhd through partnership with Mercedes-Benz Canada

 

Chevrolet Corvair - Journalist David E. Davis, in a 2009 article in "Automobile Magazine", noted that despite Nader's claim that swing-axle rear suspension were dangerous, Porsche, Mercedes-Benz, and Volkswagen all used similar swing-axle concepts during that era

 

Spafax - On May 14, 2009, Spafax announced a new partnership with Mercedes-Benz and on September 22, 2009, Spafax agreed to a collaboration with MSN.ca by providing them with their award-winning travel content


2010

Brawn GP was renamed Mercedes GP for the 2010 season and is, from this season on, a works team for Mercedes-Benz add something

 

Mercedes expects 100 vehicles to be produced by the end of 2010 and a further 2000 by the end of 2011 add something

 

So far 20 Elektrobay recharging units, produced in the UK by Brighton-based Elektromotive, have been installed at seven locations as part of a pilot project, and further expansion of the initiative is planned later in 2010 add something

 

Beijing Automotive Group - As of 2010 Beijing Benz, a BAIC joint venture with German automaker Daimler AG, makes the Mercedes-Benz C-Class and E-Class models for sale in China and seeks to make more of the models it sells in China locally

 

Formula One - Hence, during the 2010 season Mercedes Benz re-entered the sport as a manufacturer after its purchase of Brawn GP, and split with McLaren after 15 seasons with the team

 

Tesla Motors - The Mercedes-Benz A-Class E-Cell was unveiled at the 2010 Paris Motor Show

 

Renault - In April 2010, Renault-Nissan announced a new alliance with Mercedes-Benz parent company Daimler with Renault supplying Mercedes-Benz with its brand new 1,6 L turbodiesel engine and Mercedes-Benz to provide a 2,0 L four-cylinder petrol engine to Renault-Nissan

 

Mercedes-Benz A-Class - The Mercedes-Benz A-Class E-CELL was introduced in September 2010 and debuted at the October 2010 Paris Motor Show

 

Smart (automobile) - Since 29 November 2010, Smart Fortwo cars are available in Indonesia with PT. Mercedes-Benz Indonesia as the authorized dealer


2011

In the 2011 UK J. D. Power Survey, Mercedes cars rated above average add something

 

J. D. Power's 2011 US Initial Quality and Vehicle Dependability Studies both ranked Mercedes-Benz vehicles above average in build quality and reliability add something

 

Lexus - For 2011 while 45 percent of Lexus sales in the United States relied upon the RX luxury crossover SUV, rival Mercedes-Benz's best-selling offering was the E-Class mid-luxury sedan which commands considerably higher prices

 

Altarea SCA - On 23 February, 2011, it was announced that Altarea Cogedim, together with CFC Développement, will build the new French headquarters of Mercedes-Benz at Montigny-le-Bretonneux, replacing the current system of three venues for the carmaker distributed throughout the country

 

Marc Jacobs - In the course of the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Berlin in July 2011 Jacobs was the patron of the young talent award Designer for Tomorrow by Peek & Cloppenburg

 

Maybach - In November 2011, Daimler's CEO Dieter Zetsche announced, that the Maybach-brand will cease to exist in 2012, making room for other models of the Mercedes-Benz S-Class


2012

In 2012 it announced the Citan, a version of the Renault Kangoo add something

 

Mercedes-Benz A-Class - As part of the A-class market launch in Italy, the first 'Visionary Store' was opened on 2012-09-06 in Milan by Mercedes-Benz Head of Sales and Marketing Dr. Joachim Schmidt

 

Mercedes-Benz A-Class - Production of A-Class began at Mercedes-Benz Rastatt plant in 2012

 

Renault Kangoo - In September 2012, Mercedes-Benz launched its version of the Kangoo, called the "'Mercedes-Benz Citan"'

 

Renault Kangoo - They are sold by & Mercedes-Benz as the Mercedes-Benz Citan, with a revised front design, being launched in September 2012


2013

Mercedes has announced the SLS AMG E-Cell, a fully electric version of the SLS sports car, with deliveries expected in 2013 add something

 

Daimler AG - As of 2013, Daimler owns or has shares in a number of car, bus and truck marques including Mercedes-Benz, &Mercedes-AMG, Smart, Freightliner, Western Star, Thomas Built Buses, Setra, BharatBenz, Mitsubishi Fuso, as well as shares in Denza, KAMAZ, Renault-Nissan Alliance, and aerospace group EADS

 

BoConcept - In 2013, BoConcept collaborated with Mercedes-Benz, the manufacturer of Smart cars, on a new furniture line and Smart car design that highlights their common focus on urban living, functionality, and good design


2014

The current version, based on the B-Class, has a 250 mile range and is available for lease, with volume production scheduled to begin in 2014 add something

 

Rationalisation of the model nomenclature was announced in November 2014 for future models add something


2015

Mercedes-Benz is one of the best known and established automotive brands in the world, and is one of the world's oldest automotive brand still in existence today in 2015, having produced the first petrol-powered car add something

 

On August 24, 2015, Mercedes-Benz was announced as the naming rights sponsor for the Atlanta Falcons' new stadium, scheduled to open in 2017 add something

 

As for the future of Mercedes-Benz Robot Cars, in October 2015, the company introduced the Vision Tokyo, a five-seat electric van powered by a hybrid hydrogen fuel-cell systerm add something


2016

It now exists under the Mercedes-Maybach name, with the models being ultra-luxury versions of Mercedes cars, such as the 2016 Mercedes-Maybach S600 add something

 

The revised A45 AMG for 2016 model year on has shifted the model designation to the right side while AMG is on the left side add something


2017

As of 2017, the company currently provides engines to Williams Martini Racing and Sahara Force India F1 Team add something


2018

Mercedes is to open its sixth battery factory in 2018, which makes it a tough competitor to Tesla, Inc. The six factories will be established across 3 continents add something

 

In February 2018, it was announced that Mercedes cabin air filters earned the Asthma and Allergy Friendly Certification add something

 

In September 2018, Mercedes unveiled the EQC, its first fully electric car, at an event in Stockholm add something


2019

The brand has planned to launch its electric EQ brand with the EQC SUV being set for production in the year 2019 add something