The Mercedes-Benz motor car company
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Founding of the Mercedes-Benz motor car company
In which year was the company founded? The
Mercedes Benz motor car company was founded in
1871. Who founded the company? The Mercedes Benz
motor car company was founded by Karl Benz. What
was the original location of the company? The
company started in Mannheim, Germany.
Information about Karl Benz
Karl Benz was born in Karlsruhe, Baden, Germany
in 1844, despite being poor he was given a good
education, at fifteen he went to the University
of Karlsruhe to study mechanical engineering.
Karl Benz made many inventions and was given a
patent on his two stroke engine in 1879. He
married Bertha Ringer in 1872 and had five
children, he died April 4, 1929, in Laden burg,
near Mannheim Germany.
Date of Birth: 25th November 1844.
Date of Death: 4th April 1929.
Married: Bertha Ringer
Family: 5 Children.
History of Mercedes-Benz motor car company
History of Mercedes Benz motor car company
began when it was founded in 1871 by Karl Benz
in Mannheim, Germany. The following
company information and history timeline details
the dates of major events which influenced the
growth of the business.
Timeline of Mercedes Benz Cars
Friedrich Benz was born.
1871: In 1871 along with August Ritter they
opened a mechanical workshop. (Ritter’s share
was later bought out by Bertha Ringer, Karl Benz
1872: In 1872 Karl Benz marries Bertha Ringer.
1883: In 1883 Karl Benz bought a bicycle repair
shop producing industrial machines known as Benz
1885: In 1885 Karl Benz created the Benz Patent
Motorwagen. designed to generate its own power.
1886: In 1886 the Motorwagen was patented.
1893: In 1893 Karl Benz built the “Victoria” his
1894: In 1984 the first production car was the
Benz Velo and was produced on a large scale.
1900: In 1900 Emil Jellinek a businessman takes
delivery of the first "Mercedes". The engine was
built to the specifications of Emil Jellinek and
was named after his daughter Mercedes.
1903: In 1903 Karl Benz retired from design
1904: In 1904: Richard, Karl Benz son becomes
the designer of passenger vehicles.
1926: In 1926 Daimler Motoren Gesellschaft (DMG)
and Karl Benz & Cie merged to become
Daimler-Benz AG. It was agreed all of the
factories would use the brand name of
Mercedes-Benz on their automobiles.
1927: In 1927 The Mercedes-Benz diesel truck was
put into production.
1929: This was the year of the Wall Street
crash, which started the Great Depression, and
the car business was badly affected. In 1929
Karl Benz died.
1930 - 1939: As the economy recovered from the
stock market crash Motor Car companies thrived
and less wealthy people began to purchase motor
vehicles. In 1930 Mercedes-Benz launched their
biggest and most prestigious car to date the 770
Grosser a car for the wealthy of the world, and
were mainly used by the government as state
vehicles, it was quite an automobile for showing
off in a world economy still recovering from the
Wall Street Crash.
1939 - 1945: WW11. Production and design of
motor cars basically ceased as all manufacturing
resources became involved with the war effort.
1951: In 1951 Mercedes-Benz Type 300 was
launched and was the company's largest and most
prestigious models through the 1950s and had
many luxury features.
1955: In 1955 at his home race Sterling Moss won
the British Grand Prix in a Mercedes-Benz W196.
1963: In 1963 The Mecedes Benz 600 was
introduced, a large luxury automobile it was
intended to be driven by a chauffeur, not the
owner, many famous owners of the 600 included
Rowan Atkinson, Elvis Presley John Lennon Hugh
Hefner, Elizabeth Taylor & former Philippine
President Ferdinand Marcos who had four.
1970 In 1970 Janis Joplin (an American singer)
released a song called "Mercedes Benz" the song
has been used in commercials for their Mercedes
1976: In 1976 The Mercedes-Benz W123 was
produced and become the most successful
1982: In 1982 Mercedes-Benz W201 was produced
and dubbed the Baby Benz and was the most
affordable model in the marque's lineup.
1994: In 1994 Smart cars became part of the
1998: In 1998 Daimler-Benz AG merged wth the
Chryler Corporation of the U.S. to form Daimler
2003: In 2003 Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren was
produced a joint venture between Mercedes Benz
and McLaren Automotive (Mercedes-Benz owns 40%
of the McLaren Group) it was built in England
and was based on the W196 F1 car of 1955.
2007: In 2007 during a visit to Brazil Pope
Benedict XVI traveled in a Mercedes Benz known
as the popemobile.
2008: In 2008 Mercedes announced they would
cease production of the SLR
What models and types of cars and automobiles
does the Mercedes-Benz motor car company produce?
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produced by the company include those detailed
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