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Mercedes-Benz has a long-running reputation for manufacturing vehicles that define and accentuate luxury. For countless devotees, a Mercedes-Benz is a stylish icon of status, achievement and artistry.
How long has Mercedes-Benz been in the business? A long time. In January of 1886, Karl Benz introduced the world’s original automobile, a three-wheeled vehicle named the Benz Patent Motor Car. Soon afterward, Gottlieb Daimler and engineer Wilhelm Maybach introduced a four-wheeled vehicle powered by his Daimler engine. In 1901, shortly after the death of Daimler, the first official Mercedes was produced, with the name being inspired by a colleague’s daughter. In 1926, Daimler and Benz merged to create Daimler-Benz AG, and the Mercedes-Benz brand was established. A three-pointed star wreathed in a laurel was chosen as the symbol of the brand, an homage to Daimler’s original logo design.
The Mercedes-Benz brand quickly became associated with automotive superiority. When the Mercedes-Benz 170 was introduced in 1931, it showcased four-wheel independent suspension, a technology virtually unheard of in that era. The next two decades saw Mercedes solidifying its prestigious brand recognition, and its cars such as the 380 and 540K we sought after by all lovers of luxury. By the 1950s, the Mercedes-Benz 300 SL “Gullwing,” hit the market, and caused a dramatic stir. Quite possibly the world’s first supercar, the coveted SL 300 is still a darling of collectors and enthusiasts globally. Mercedes continued its commitment to innovative technology in the 1950s as well, this time addressing safety issues. In fact, the 220 sedan was the first car to integrate Mercedes patented, impact absorbing “crumple zone” body design.
If anyone was still wondering if the automaker was the reigning king of luxury cars, the Mercedes-Benz 600 sealed the deal. The posh and sophisticated sedan was also offered as a limousine; the air suspension system was groundbreaking and the 300 horsepower V8 engine was truly impressive. In the 70s the now-legendary S-Class family was introduced, and presented luxurious sedans and coupes that pampered car buyers with robust engines and ample elegant features; in was during this time that Mercedes continued its march toward safety, being the first to develop and offer antilock brakes, and later airbags and traction control.
Today’s Mercedes family of cars is more extensive than ever. Sedans, coupes, SUVs and roadsters all represent the Mercedes cache well; and all can be sourced and purchased at Major World of Long Island City. With one of New York’s largest inventories of preowned quality cars, we are confident we can help you find the right one for you.