History about Mercedes Benz
Benz and Daimler did not know each other, they worked separately, each in his own city, separated by a hundred kilometers. Years later, in 1926, his companies would form the Mercedes Benz.
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Daimler exported its engines to France for use by the French Panhard and Levassor on the one hand and Peugeot on the other.
Many were the cars that were manufactured in both countries with qualifying licenses, usually in favor of French manufacturers. In England, in 1896, the first English Daimler came out, born at the Coventry plant, which gave them the “right” to be considered as the inventors of the first automobile.
So the discussion about the origin of the automobile is counted between these three countries: Germany, France or England.
Historians from different countries accept that the car was invented in Germany and perfected in France; and that the Germans Karl Benz and Gottlieb Daimler are the “fathers of the automobile”.
The year 1894 had been a fruitful one in terms of the actual development of the automobile. Under the patronage of the Petit Journal, the famous test between Paris and Rouen “for horseless carriages” had been held. At the same time, the first trade magazine, La Locomotion Automobile, was born.
The best or nothing
Mercedes Benz (Germany)
“Either the best or nothing”, slogan coined by Daimler.
The Mercedes Benz brand was created in 1926, when the Daimler and Benz companies merged; the Daimler Motoren Gesellschaft (founded by Gottlieb Daimler, in 1890) and Benz & Cie. (Founded by Karl Benz in 1883) giving rise to “Daimler-Benz AG”.
For the brand of this new company Daimler provides the name “Mercedes”, while Karl Benz with his surname, resulting in the famous combination: “Mercedes-Benz”.
The name “Mercedes”
The name Mercedes was first used on a race car, the Daimler 35 PS from the year 1899, the same one that was registered in 1902, by the Austrian Consul General in Nice, Emil Jellinek, who registered his Daimler Phoenix model car with the name Mercedes in a competition. By being the winner of this
and many competitions, racing with his Mercedes cars, dubbed him “Mr. Mercedes”; and how was his wish when he had named his race cars that he bought from Daimler.
Mercedes is the name of the third of her daughters (see figure 6-47), although some authors say that she was the oldest. The first authentic “Mercedes” (35 HP model) appeared in early 1901. It was a revolutionary car with a very light stamped steel chassis, a “honeycomb” radiator, double braking system (one acted on the steering wheel and the other on the rear wheels).