Mercedes Benz background and Mercedes Benz deals news

German-manufacturer Mercedes-Benz specialises in automobiles, buses, coaches, and trucks. It is currently a division of Daimler AG, after previously being owned by Daimler-Benz. The luxury car-maker has its origins in Karl Benz's creation of the first gasoline-powered automobile in January 1886, with the first Mercedes-Benz brand name vehicles produced in 1926. Karl Benz made the Mercedes-Benz company officially the oldest car maker in the world. Numerous technological innovations have been introduced on Mercedes-Benz automobiles during its many years of production. The company has been instrumental in the introduction of Anti-lock brakes (ABS), pre-tensioners to seat belts, stability control, first 7-speed automatic transmission, brake assist and many others safety equipments.

Mercedes-Benz is currently active in several forms of motor sport. In Formula One, the company supplies engine to McLaren as well as fielding its own team. This partnership has brought success, including Drivers Championships for Mika Häkkinen in 1998 and 1999 and for Lewis Hamilton in 2008, as well as a Constructors Championship in 1998. The collaboration with McLaren has been extended into the production of super cars such as the Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren. Mercedes-Benz had a reputation for its quality, durability and reliability. The brand is today able to propose a very large range of vehicles to satisfy the most part of potential client’s wishes. The A class is very capable and user-friendly in town, with a very interesting level of comfort and build quality. For those who are looking for more space and equipment, the E class, CLS and S class propose the latest innovations regarding to security and comfort. Mercedes also offer 4-wheel-drives, roadsters, coupes and convertibles such as the SL, C-Class Convertible and SLC.

Mercedes has diversified its powertrain development projects to incorporate natural gas, hydrogen fuel cell and battery electric-powered cars in recent years. The company even offered an electric version of the SLS AMG – for the not inconsiderable amount of around €400,000. Perhaps of more relevance are the three hydrogen-powered F-Cell prototypes (based on a B-Class chassis) that circumnavigated the globe, covering more than 30,000km, in 2011. Every Mercedes-Benz site worldwide ISO 14001 certified, as well as being heated with natural gas. Mercedes claim that one site even uses shredded waste wood to achieve nearly carbon neutral heating. Mercedes’ gearbox plant at Rastatt saves approximately 453 tons of CO2 a year by using solar power harvested from a huge photovoltaic roof. Mercedes has used banana fibres in thermoplastics for the A-Class in the past.

Mercedes sold 403,308 cars last year, making it the 6th best-selling manufacturer in the UK. Their most popular model is the C Class, with over 40,311 cars registered on UK roads. A quality choice for Mercedes buyers in 2016 is the AMG line, available on all models such as the A Class and GLC Class.