Used Mercedes Benz Information
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.
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 â 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
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.