Who Owns Mercedes-Benz?

October 31st, 2018 by

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You know that Mercedes-Benz is one of the top luxury automakers whose name has come to stand for upscale design and incredible power. While Bridgeport shoppers may be acquainted with the lineup that delivers high-end sedans and SUVs with the latest in automotive technology, impressive performance, and plush interiors, there is still plenty t0 be learned about the Mercedes-Benz brand. For instance, have you ever wondered who owns Mercedes-Benz Corporation? Find out that answer, and some Mercedes-Benz history, with Mercedes-Benz of Charleston.

Mercedes-Benz Owner

Who owns Mercedes-Benz now? The Mercedes-Benz brand is a division of the German automaker, Daimler AG, which is known for luxury vehicles. The company’s headquarters are in Stuttgart, Baden-Württemberg, and Mercedes-Benz was first introduced under the name Daimler-Benz.

If you’re wondering who owns Mercedes-Benz Stadium, it’s not part of Daimler AG. This stadium is named after the automaker, though, and is owned by the state of Georgia.

Mercedes-Benz History

Mercedes-Benz vehicles were first created by Karl Benz, and he created the first gasoline car: the Benz Patent Motorwagen. It was first marketed to the public in 1901 by the Daimler Motors Corporation. Austrian automobile entrepreneur Emil Jellinek trademarked the name in 1902 when he named 1901 Mercedes after his daughter Mercedes Jellinek. Then, in 1926, Karl Benz and Gottlieb Daimler merged their companies, and the first brand-name Mercedes-Benz vehicles were produced.

Modern Mercedes-Benz

Today, the brand Mercedes-Benz continues under the names of both Benz and Daimler with a range of sedans, SUVs, roadsters and convertibles, and hybrid vehicles. Some of the most popular Mercedes-Benz vehicles include:

Experience the Mercedes-Benz Brand for Yourself

Now you may know who owns Mercedes-Benz, but do you have other Mercedes-Benz questions? To learn more about the Mercedes-Benz brand, its owner Daimler AG, or the vehicles currently available, contact us online or visit our Charleston showroom. We’ll be happy to answer any questions you have or take you on a test drive.

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