Mercedes-Benz (Pípè nì Jẹ́mánì: [mɛʁˈtseːdəs ˈbɛnts]) is a German manufacturer of automobiles, buses, coaches, and trucks. Mercedes-Benz is currently a division of its parent company, Daimler AG (formerly DaimlerChrysler AG, formerly Daimler-Benz. Mercedes-Benz has its origins in Karl Benz's creation of the first petrol-powered car, the Benz Patent Motorwagen, patented in January 1886,[1] and by Gottlieb Daimler and engineer Wilhelm Maybach's conversion of a stagecoach by the addition of a petrol engine later that year. The Mercedes automobile was first marketed in 1901 by Daimler Motoren Gesellschaft. The first Mercedes-Benz brand name vehicles were produced in 1926, following the merger of Karl Benz's and Gottlieb Daimler's companies into the Daimler-Benz company.[1]

TypeDivision of Daimler AG
PredecessorBenz & Cie.
Daimler Motoren Gesellschaft
FoundedStuttgart, Germany (Oṣù Kẹfà 28, 1926 (1926-06-28))
Founder(s)Karl Benz
Gottlieb Daimler
HeadquartersStuttgart, Germany
Area servedWorldwide (except Mercedes-Benz vehicles and services with other distributors worldwide)
Key peopleDieter Zetsche (Head of Mercedes-Benz Cars Division)
IndustryAutomotive industry
Internal combustion engines
ServicesAutomotive financial services
ParentDaimler AG


  1. 1.0 1.1 "Mercedes-Benz History". Retrieved 2010-09-26.