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Although the legacy of Mercedes-Benz dates back to the 1880s, the current brand did not originate until 1926 when the Daimler and Benz brands merged to form Mercedes-Benz.
The Mercedes-Benz "star-like" logo, a long time creation of the late Daimler, characterised the power of his engines to travel by land, air, and sea, which is represented in the three-point star insignia.
In 1931, the automaker launched the Mercedes-Benz 170, which was the first automobile to boast the new revolutionary technology - four-wheel independent suspension. The next two decades saw continued advancements from the luxury brand, which was witnessed in the 380 and 540K cruisers.
Touted as the world's first supercar, Mercedes-Benz introduced the 300 SL "Gullwing" in the 1950s, followed by the 220 sedans, which led the industry in superior safety technology. It also patented the "crumple zone" technology built into the car’s body design which put Mercedes-Benz at the top of the industry.
Mercedes-Benz ushered in the 1960s with a bang when it introduced its luxurious 600 Series sedan. The automaker, best known for its safety and luxury craftsmanship, added speed to its long list of accomplishments. The automobile featured a technologically superior air suspension system, was powered by a V-8 engine, and was also available as a limousine. Not long after, the fastest luxury sedan of its time, the Mercedes-Benz SEL 6.3 was born.
During the next two decades, Mercedes-Benz remained at the forefront of safety technology and was the first to offer anti-lock brakes in the 1970s with its S-class line. In the 1980s, the Daimler-Benz brand introduced the first cars in the world to come with airbags and traction control. Also introduced in this decade was the well-known multilink rear suspension, first seen on the Mercedes-Benz 190E.
After partnering with Aufrecht Melcher Grobaspach (AMG) in the 1990s, Mercedes-Benz began to launch high-performance versions of its automobiles as seen in the sporty C36 AMG. Presently, the brand offers AMG versions of many of its vehicles.
The present-day Mercedes-Benz line-up includes names such as the affordable C-class vehicles, along with the top-notch S-class and the more robust E-class. The brand also offers coupe styles like the CLS-class and convertibles such as the CLK-class and SLK-class. In addition to the cars, Mercedes-Benz also offers a range of sport utility vehicles with the smaller GLK-class, the R-class, and the larger, boxy G-class. Mercedes-Benz Products and Technologies
Mercedes-Benz has a long reputation for developing technological advances, which constantly press the envelope of what is possible for the automobile industry. With its advanced security features such as the invention of brakes on all four wheels to the luxury options like the Bi-Xenon headlamps, Mercedes-Benz is known for introducing products and services that outperform its competition.
The Intelligent Light System was first introduced in the C class vehicles. The technology includes Bi-Xenon headlamps which improve visibility and safety by automatically adjusting the brightness depending on the vehicle's location. The adaptive brake light system reduces rear-end collisions by automatically flashing the brakes when the driver slams on them to avoid a car collision. Other features like the Distronic Plus Adaptive Cruise Control monitor the traffic ahead and automatically adjust the driver's speed to protect against collisions. Mercedes-Benz is also known for its standard seven airbags with head restraints.
The "Mbrace" feature is a newer addition and merges the technology of smartphones to the automobile market. Mbrace connects the vehicle owner to the world with its destination planning, security, and convenience services. From handling emergencies to finding a parked car in a garage, it's one more reason why Mercedes-Benz took the top spot in luxury and security innovation technology.