Mercedes-Benz is one of the most celebrated cars in the world. Who doesn’t know about Mercedes! But the question is, how much do you know about Mercedes-Benz? Here are some interesting facts about Mercedes-Benz that you might not be aware of before reading this article:
Facts about the invention of Mercedes Benz
Karl Benz was the inventor of the modern automobile, Mercedes. It was funded by his wife, Bertha Ringer Benz who was the first to take the road trip in this modern car around 130 miles trip.
Also, it was the first vehicle to have brakes on all four wheels, so that was quite a safe invention.
The Mercedes Logo
The Mercedes-Benz famous Tri-Star logo represents the company’s dominance over land, air, and sea. This star symbol is found on the hood of all the Mercedes cars.
Related article: The History of the Mercedes-Benz Emblem
The Motto of The Company
Their famous motto is “Das Beste oder Nichts”, which means “the best or nothing”.
Mercedes was named after a woman
Mercedes is a name of woman, Maria de las Mercedes, is a Spanish title for the Virgin Mary which meant Mary of the Mercies. She was the daughter of Emil Jellinek, an Australian diplomat who was remembered as a racing enthusiast. Later, the company made him the member of its Board of Directors and continued the use of the name that he had chosen for his car.
Mercedes Benz Belonged to Daimler-Benz Ag
Daimler-Benz AG was a German car manufacturer that was established in 1926. Daimler-Benz and Karl Benz were a team until he died in 1929 and for good or bad reasons, this got separated.
Every Mercedes-Benz Body is Welded in 10,000 Places
No matter how old a Mercedes Car is, there is no tolerance for any high-pitched sound or rattle. That’s why you can be confident with driving a Mercedes-Benz no matter how old the car gets — no rattling and squeaky sounds are heard which makes sure that there are no signs of any loose bolts or nuts inside the car. It’s because each body of a car is welded in 10,000 places! Mercedes-Benz E-Class is the best-selling model with 13 million sold so far in 2015 – it illustrates a flawless design of the car.
All Mercedes-Benz Engines Use Overhead Camshafts in Place of Ordinary Valve Actuation
Other cars are fitted with the usual valve engine. Mercedes-Benz’s cars, on the other hand, have the overhead camshafts in their engines. This kind of valve train arrangement leads to a smooth, safe and noiseless engine.
Every engine is tested in the meticulous manufacturing process before attaching it to the vehicle. The workers in these tests refill oil over 60 times to make sure that the engine is free of dirt and debris.
The Philosophy of One Man, One Engine
Mercedes-AMG, the high-performance division of the brand adopts a high standard when manufacturing their vehicles. It follows the philosophy of allocating one engineer for one engine which means every single car is constructed under the supervision of a single highly competent technician. Hence, the vehicle has to pass a number of tests after the assembly process.
As the company wants everything to be perfect, they hire one inspector to check the work of every 11 employees. The only job of this inspector is to supervise and highlight the mistakes of these workers.
Every Mercedes-Benz Rely on a Fully-Independent Swing Axle Suspension System, Which Was First Used in The Company’s Racing Machines
This type of suspension provides firm and comfortable driving even when over-speeding or experiencing dips in the road. Because of this swing axle suspension system, cars don’t create any jarring or shaky feeling. It provides a highly stable and firm grip on the road.
The Timeless Body Styling of All Mercedes-Benz Models Require No Annual Charges
To a lot of Mercedes-Benz owners, it means they won’t encounter unwelcome surprises each year at “new car time.”
The Optional Daimler-Benz Automatic Transmission Has Four Forward Speeds
It can be operated as either manual shift or automatic.
Prior To Painting, Every Mercedes Benz’s Body is Drowned in A 52-Ton Primer Bath
This primer is vibrant, resistant to corrosion, and is quickly absorbed in every area of the car’s body.
The Company Uses Plasticized Undercoats to Prevent Rust
High-Quality rust-preventive chemical is sprayed under the wheels of each and every vehicle. The company safeguards its products with permanent plasticized undercoating in addition to the primer coating.
The Seats in A Mercedes-Benz Car Are Designed and Shaped in Consultation
This is something very interesting and unbelievable – the engineers at Mercedes are so intelligent that they get such consultation from no less than the top orthopedic physicians! These contoured, upholstered seats in a Mercedes car provide support to your back, joints, and even some of your vital organs such as kidneys.
The Interior of Even the Smallest Mercedes-Benz Offers, In Many Ways, More Passenger Space Than Larger Sedans
And that’s called the wise use of interior car space! The smallest Mercedes-Benz cars are still surprisingly spacious and roomy.
All Chromium Trims on Mercedes-Benz Cars is Given Two Coats of Copper and Another of Nickel Before Plating
The shiny silvery trims of every Mercedes-Benz cars are what gives them its luxurious look!
Every Mercedes-Benz Model Is Equipped with Disc Brakes at All Four Wheels as Standard Configuration
Front and rear brakes on all Mercedes-Benz units are activated separately. If one of them breaks down, another brake activates to stop you.
Mercedes-Benz With A Gold Decorated Exterior
A billionaire from Abu Dhabi ordered a custom-designed Mercedes-Benz with a white gold exterior. $2.5 million worth gold was used to complete the demand of the whole body work.
The Active Perfuming System Was Introduced to Complement the Leathery Smell of New Cars
The S-Class cars contain four different perfuming options. Those fragrances were created by Mare vom Ende (A Perfume Specialist). He named those fragrances as Nightlife Mood, Sports Mood, Free-side mood, and Downtown Mood. All of them were so amazing that they contributed an extra feature in the finishing of car’s leather seats.
Ranking of the Mercedes-Benz
Mercedes declared the 30th place in the ranking of “Best Companies to Work For” in 2013. It demonstrates that this outstanding carmaker knows how to take care of their employees in a friendly environment.
Sculptor of Mercedes-Benz
There is a monument of Mercedes-Benz 240 Diesel at Linden Park Cemetery in New Jersey. It was made for the remembrance of a Mercedes enthusiast who died young. His brother, David had made sure that the monument should fully resemble the actual vehicle, not a single stone unturned. It had cost him $500,000 for the complete making of the sculpture.
Mercedes Has A Reputation for Supplying Cars for VIPs
Jorge Mario Bergoglio travels in a customized Mercedes-Benz M-class SUV that consists of features like oxygen system and bullet-proof glass. Among celebrities, the most favorite model is the Mercedes-Benz 600. Following are the celebrities that were seen in their Mercedes-Benz 600: Elizabeth Taylor, Aristotle Onassis, Fidel Castro, Jack Nicholson, Coco Chanel, John Lennon, Elvis Presley, and Hugh Hefner.
From 1926 till current date, a lot has changed in Mercedes but what’s still the same is the luxurious vibes the company provides in their cars. If you are a true Mercedes enthusiast and want to know about the past and present of this fantastic German car manufacturer, this book “The Ultimate History of Mercedes-Benz” by Trevor Legate is an interesting read!