The Mercedes SLR is one of the most iconic names in the world of automotive and racing. From the Silver Arrows to the Mille Miglia, from drivers like Juan Manual Fangio and Stirling Moss to teams like Mercedes and McLaren, the SLR embodies it all.
The design department at Daimler-Motoren-Gesellschaft (DMG) – which had not yet merged with Benz & Cie – began developing Mercedes compressor vehicles in 1919. Gottlieb Daimler’s son Paul, who had succeeded Wilhelm Maybach as technical director and board member in 1907, drove the development work forward.
When an automaker has been in business for more than 100 years, it's bound to have created a few legendary models along the way. Just take Mercedes-Benz and its SLS AMG. The automaker is hoping to add the new high-performance super car to a list of memorable vehicles by invoking its heritage. All of it.
Located in Stuttgart, Germany, the new Mercedes-Benz museum houses more than 160 vehicles and 1,500 exhibits ranging from the company's first cars, dating back to 1886, to the SLS AMG supercar of today. Built in 2006, the facility has accommodated no fewer than 2.8 million visitors who have had the option of taking a guided tour or browsing the car collection on their own.
Mercedes- Benz is world famous automobile company. Mercedes-Benz is a German company. It is manufacturer of many types of the vehicles like automobiles, buses, trucks and coaches.
Mercedes-Benz was founded in Mannheim on 1886. The founders of this company were Karl Benz and Gottlieb Daimler. The headquarter of the company is in Stuttgart in Germany.
The so called ”safety cell” or “safety cage construction which includes the use of front and rear crumple zones was invented by Mercedes in 1951, and in 1959, traction control was added to the list of Mercedes firsts That was followed years later–in 1978 through 1980, anti lock brakes and airbags were added to the company’s firsts. More safety innovations followed including pre-tensioners for seat belts, used first in 1981 on the S Class.
The colour silver is typical of the Mercedes-Benz brand, and dates back to1934. When one of the cars exceeded the eligible weight of 750 kilograms in the pre-race checks, officials spent the night polishing off the white paint so the car was back to its raw silver colour. (So the legend goes.) The car was named the “silver arrow.”
Back in the seventies, the Shah of Iran suggested to Mercedes that it might be a nice if it built an SUV (née 4x4). MB promptly hopped into bed with Austrian military vehicle manufacturer, Steyr-Daimler-Puch, and started creating the "Geländewagen" (German for cross-country vehicle) for civilian and military use.
The Mercedes‑Benz brand was born under a lucky star: the current trademark comprising a three-pointed star in a laurel wreath was created in 1925 – in time for the merger between Daimler‑Motoren-Gesellschaft (DMG) and Benz & Cie., which together became Daimler-Benz AG, in summer 1926.
No automobile company has a longer history with diesel engines than Mercedes-Benz. At the launch of the brand's new 50-state BlueTEC diesel SUVs, Mercedes-Benz had a display of several of its significant diesel-powered cars through the years.