Daimler-Benz Automobile (popularly known as Mercedes-Benz) is a German multinational automotive corporation, headquartered in Stuttgart, Baden-Württemberg. Daimler-Benz was formed with the merger of Benz & Cie and Daimler Motoren Gesellschaft in 1926. The company was renamed DaimlerChrysler upon acquiring the American automobile manufacturer Chrysler Corporation in 1998, and was again renamed Daimler upon divestment of Chrysler in 2007.
Daimler-Benz Automobile Company Founder
In 1926, Daimler-Benz was founded by the merger of two pioneering German automobile companies, one founded by Karl Benz, the other by Gottlieb Daimler. Both Benz and Daimler claimed to have invented the gasoline-powered auto engine. Benz built his first automobile, which was powered by a one-cylinder gasoline engine, in 1885 and started selling cars in 1887. Daimler designed a series of gasoline-powered engines in 1883 and received a German patent on a three-wheeled gasoline-powered vehicle in 1885.
Daimler-Benz Hybrid Electric Vehicles
The 2019 Mercedes-Benz GLC 350e is the only plug-in hybrid that’s also a GLC model and is powered by an 85kW electric motor coupled with an inline 4-turbo gas engine that delivers an exceptional 315 combined horsepower and up to 413 lb-ft of torque. Able to rush to speeds of 60 mph in a speed 6.2 seconds or return up to 56 MPGe, the 2019 GLC 350e luxury SUV offers drivers a fuel-efficient, safe and smooth ride.
Coming soon to Walter’s Mercedes-Benz of Riverside, the 2020 Mercedes-Benz EQC is the first-ever electric-only Mercedes-Benz vehicle in the brand’s 93-year history and is ready to lead the pack with an all-new drive system. The 2020 EQC will utilize compact electric drivetrains at each of its axles for a confident and sporty performance, and will also provide an impressive 402 horsepower and 564 lb-ft of torque with its fast-charging 80kWh Lithium-ion battery.
Daimler-Benz Automobile Company Global Ranking
Mercedes-Benz has been able to further increase its brand value in the current “Global 500 2020” ranking of the American brand valuation company Brand Finance and once again is the most valuable car brand in the world. The brand with the star is also the most valuable B2C brand in Europe. Five hundred brands were examined in the course of this study. With a brand value of 65 billion dollars (up 7.8 percent from 2019), Mercedes-Benz occupies 11th place in the new overall ranking and was able to improve the previous year’s result by two positions with Toyota taking the lead and Volkswagen in second position. In addition to the advancement of the brand and its increase in sales, hallmark Mercedes characteristics such as premium quality and innovative strength were decisive factors in the positive development in the overall ranking.
Logo And Branding
In June 1909, Daimler-Motoren-Gesellschaft (DMG) registered both a three-pointed and a four-pointed star as trademarks, but only the three-pointed star was used. To DMG, the star symbolized Gottlieb Daimler’s aims for universal motorization: on land, water and in the air. Below are pictures of series of Daimler-Benz Logo evolution according their year.
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.
The brand has also planned to launch its electric EQ brand with the EQC SUV being set for production in the year 2019. In September 2018, Mercedes unveiled the EQC, its first fully electric car, at an event in Stockholm.
According to the company, 2022 will be the year in which Daimler has said that the company will have invested $11 billion to ensure that every Mercedes-Benz has a fully electric or hybrid version available on the market.
Toyota Automobile Company Factory Locations
The Daimler AG has a worldwide networks of production plants and research centers. The following list is the countries you can find Daimler-Benz locations worldwide that include a Daimler plant, including plants for Daimler subsidiaries EvoBus, Daimler Trucks North America, Detroit Diesel, Freightliner Trucks and Mitsubishi Fuso Truck and Bus Corporation.
Apart from the Daimler Benz assembling plants and headquarter in Germany, the company have many assembling plants located in different parts of the world. Below is the list of countries the company have its plants; Japan, Turkey, South Africa, China, India, Argentina, USA, Mexico, France, Czech Reploblic, Indonesia, Brazil, Hungary, Spain, Portugal.
Daimler Benz Car Models
As of 2014, Daimler owned or had shares in a number of car, bus, truck and motorcycle brands including Mercedes-Benz, Mercedes-AMG, Smart Automobile, Detroit Diesel, Freightliner, Western Star, Thomas Built Buses, Setra, BharatBenz, Mitsubishi Fuso, MV Agusta as well as shares in Denza, KAMAZ and BAIC Motor. The luxury Maybach brand was terminated at the end of 2012, but revived in April 2015 as “Mercedes-Maybach” versions of the Mercedes-Benz S-Class and G-Class. In 2019, Daimler sold 3.3 million vehicles
Daimler Benz MotorSports
On 16 November 2009, Daimler (45.1%) and Aabar Investments (30%) purchased a 75.1% stake in Brawn GP. The company was rebranded as Mercedes GP with its base in Brackley, UK, with Ross Brawn remaining team principal. The Brawn purchase led to Daimler selling back its stake in McLaren in stages, completed in 2011. Mercedes continued to provide sponsorship and engines to McLaren until 2015, after which McLaren switched to engines from Honda.
Daimler-Benz is an international automotive company. One of the world’s leading car and truck manufacturers, its vehicle brands include Mercedes-Benz, Maybach (luxury automobiles), and Smart (micro hybrid cars). Daimler manufactures commercial vehicles under brands such as Freightliner, Sterling, Western Star, Setra, Thomas Built Buses, Orion, and Fuso. The company is also involved in technological research and financial services. Daimler’s headquarters are in Stuttgart, Germany.