Mercedes-Benz traces its roots back to Karl Benz's Patent Motorwagen of 1886, regarded as the world's first production car, and the Daimler Motors Corporation founded in 1890. The Mercedes name was adopted in 1901 at the behest of importer Emil Jellinik who wanted a model named after his daughter.
Today, headquartered in Stuttgart, and with cars manufactured in sites around the world, Mercedes is known for its luxury cars and, through sub-brand AMG, performance models. A recently launched EQ sub-brand focuses on electric vehicles.
The company's line-up includes the compact A-Class, C-Class, E-Class and S-Class saloons and a range of G-badged SUVs. AMG variants exist for most ranges, offering more performance-oriented models.
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