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Mercedes-Benz

Mercedes-Benz (often shortened to Mercedes) is the automotive division of Daimler AG, building automobiles, trucks, buses, engines and luxury vehicles. In the United States, Mercedes is best known for its luxury cars. The company traces its origins to 1886 and Karl Benz' Benz Patent Motorwagen, widely regarded as the first gasoline-powered automobile. The company as we know it was created in 1926 with the merger of Mercedes and Daimler-Benz.

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Mercedes Percentage 1 Owner


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Of all used Mercedes Benz cars for sale nationwide, The Sprinter, GL Class and SLS Class average above 50 percent one owner. The GLK Class is nearly there with 49 percent. Several models avearge between 40 percent and 33 percent: The ML, E, B, C G, S and CLS. The remaining models are 26 percent to 11 percent 1-owner. 

Mercedes Annual Percentage Accident Free


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The accident-free rate for used Mercedes is fairly flat from 2002 to 2006, starting at 77 percent and reaching 80 percent. For 2009 vehicles the rate is 87 percent and for 2012, 95 percent.

More About Mercedes-Benz


Mercedes-Benz is known for introducing technological and safety innovations that become the benchmark in automotive globally. These include ABS braking, airbags, crumple zones, electronic stability systems, and more – all of which are licensed openly to other manufacturers in the name of safety improvement worldwide. Mercedes is also credited with building the first robotic car in 1980. Today, the company builds vehicles around the world, including at their facility near Tuscaloosa, Alabama (Mercedes-Benz U.S. International), which opened in 1997 and produces the M-, R-, GL- and C-Class vehicles.

In the last several years of surveys, J.D. Power has consistently rated Mercedes vehicles above average. The company produces vehicles for the U.S. market that range from compact cars to large sport utilities and limousines. They are most well-known in America for their two- and four-door luxury executive cars, sport utility vehicles, and AMG-branded sports cars.

The company's focus on safety continues as they develop groundbreaking automotive safety systems such as Pre-Safe, a system which uses the vehicle's sensors to anticipate an accident and prime safety response systems before impact. It snugs seatbelts for locking, adjusts head restraints, closing windows and more. Other innovations include the DICE System for finger gesturing to control infotainment and other in-car features without taking eyes off the road or hands off the wheel.