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The History Of Mercedes
The history of Mercedes-Benz dates all the way back to 1886 when Karl Benz successfully created the first combustible engine designed for an automobile. This engine would be featured in Benz’s first vehicle, the Benz Patent Motorwagen that released the same year. Mercedes officially began to market its vehicles in 1901.
It took little to no time at all for Mercedes to see that it had one of the most profitable products on the automotive market. Mercedes introduction to the New World was a big success, as multiple U.S. billionaires purchased multiple cars from the company in its first year in the U.S. market. The first Mercedes-Benz branded vehicles were created in 1926, replacing Benz as the brand’s official name. This was directly due to the merging of Mercedes-Benz and Daimler at the time when the two companies officially formed the Daimler-Benz company.
Things would only continue trending upward for Daimler-Benz after the merger. A year after the merger in 1927, Mercedes-Benz would go on to produce an astounding 7,000 vehicles, which was a lot for the time. Not only was Mercedes-Benz establishing itself as one of the top auto manufacturers in the world, but they were also innovating and revolutionizing the auto market. In 1931, the company released the W15, or the Typo 170, which debuted the very first 4-wheel suspension system and brand-new braking technology that utilized hydraulics. Sold in 4 different styles from 1931-1936, the W15 was just the beginning of Mercedes-Benz’s phenomenal success.
And then Mercedes-Benz almost destroyed itself forever.
During one of the darkest times in history, World War II, Mercedes-Benz entered a contract with Adolf Hitler to produce military vehicles and engines for Nazi forces. The company was served some severe karma, having many of their assets confiscated and being reduced to only 4 plants in Germany. After making much-needed changes to the company board with the approval of by the American occupation authorities, the company began to slowly rebuild.
As Mercedes-Benz ventured further into its rebuild, it repeatedly continued to contribute monumental ingenuity that revolutionized the automotive world. The company would be the first to patent the conical-pin lock door. Mercedes-Benz was also the first company to use fuel-injection technology in the vehicles back in 1951. The company has undergone many changes and partnerships, but in the present day, it stands alone. Since 2007 the company has operated under the name Daimler AG.
Since its inception over 100 years ago, Mercedes-Benz has been a major driving force in the movement to revolutionize the automotive world. Very few companies have contributed as much as Mercedes-Benz when it comes to ingenuity, safety, and technology. While the company did have a few bumps in the road on its way to the top of the automotive world, Mercedes-Benz was able to go back to the drawing board and restructure for even greater success in the future. The company will continue to push the automotive industry towards the future from the frontlines as one of the industry’s biggest leaders.