Mercedes-Benz is a German manufacturer of automobiles, buses,coaches, and trucks. Mercedes-Benz is a division of its parent company,Daimler AG. Mercedes-Benz traces its origins toKarl Benz's creation of the first petrol-powered car, theBenz Patent Motorwagen, patented inJanuary 1886 andGottlieb Daimler and engineer Wilhelm Maybach'sconversion of a stagecoach by the addition of a petrol engine later thatyear. TheMercedesautomobile was first marketed in 1901 byDaimler Motoren Gesellschaft. The first Mercedes-Benz brand namevehicleswere produced in 1926, following the merger of Karl Benz's andGottlieb Daimler's companies into the Daimler-Benz companyMercedes-Benz has introduced many technological and safetyinnovationsthat later became common in other vehicles.
Mercedes-Benz is one of the most well-known and established automotive brandsin the world, and is also the world's oldest automotive brand still inexistence today.