All about Mercedes-Benz the pure Eco Car manufacturer
History of Mercedes-Benz
Mercedes-Benz is an automobile manufacturer that is known throughout the world as a symbol of class and wealth. The German luxury car-manufacturer has been around for more than a century, having elegantly drifted both the smooth and rough curves of automobile history. The history of Mercedes-Benz goes back almost 150 years ago. Mercedes-Benz traces its origins to two men by the names of Karl Benz and Gottlieb Daimler. Both of them were born in Germany and shared a common interest in creating something unique for the world.
At a young age, both started working on machines and even had the goal of building cars, which no one knew existed. In 1886, Karl Benz made his first motorize tricycle and Daimler built a horseless carriage. A few years later, Karl introduced a four-wheeler and Daimler struck a deal with William Steinway to produce horseless carriages in the US. Before the World War 1 outbreak, Gotllieb Daimler had gained a reputation for his vehicles that was greater than that of Benz.
After having converted their factories to cater for Army demands during World War 1, the two rivals were brought together by a series of circumstances, there was little or no fuel for cars and high taxes made automobile production disastrous. This meant that they had to put their heads together to overcome the crisis.
Karl Benz made the decision to take help from Gotllieb Daimler, but was rejected initially. However, conditions got worse, thus forcing Gotllieb Daimler and Benz to sign an agreement of mutual interest while maintaining individual identities. Thus, the Daimler's Motorengesellshaft merged with Benz & Cie in 1926, morphing into the larger Daimler – Benz AG. The merger was incredibly successful and led to production of Mercedes-Benz cars as a separate division under the Daimler-Benz AG.
In 1967, the company founded Mercedes-AMG as a separate high-performance division of the Mercedes-Benz. This company is still present and customizes, engineers, and manufactures Mercedes-Benz AMG vehicles. Mercedes-AMG was the official engine supplier for the second oldest and most successful F1 team by Grand Prix wins McLaren racing from 1995 to 2014. Mercedes-Benz’ involvement in Formula 1 translates into new hybrid cars and lightweight solutions for the brand’s road-going cars. Mercedes builds both its own chassis and its own engine, making it easier for both sides to work together to develop the best.
Electric cars and PHEV
During the 80s, manufacturers around the world became increasingly concerned regarding the effects of CO2 emissions and overall car pollution Mercedes-Benz became one of the first manufacturers to comply with the new environmental regulations. Mercedes-Benz has marked a new era in mechanical supercharging technology and introduced numerous groundbreaking designs and engineering concepts, such as the Mercedes-Benz S-Class that can be recharged from any external source of electricity, Mercedes-Benz along with its AMG high-performance division exists as one of the best and most popular German manufacturers that build luxury cars, trucks, coaches, and buses.
With the first Mercedes-Benz electric car now on sale, the company now joins the expanding ranks of global automakers offering plug-in electric vehicles in the UK and the U.S. having the capability of reducing CO2 emissions.