Mercedes-Benz was founded in 1926 by Karl Benz's company Benz & Cie. and Gottlieb Daimler's company, Daimler Motoren Gesellschaft. It was established in Stuttgart, Germany.
The source of the name
In 1897, the Austrian merchant living in Nice, France and Austrian Consul General in Nice, Emil Jellinek, visited the Daimler factory and bought a car. Having good relations with the international financial world and the aristocracy, Jellinek has attracted great interest in the French Riviera with its Daimler car. Later, Jelinek gave a Daimler race car equipped with a 1899-horsepower engine in 23 and named her older daughter Mercedes, and participated in a race in Nice with this vehicle and came first. After this success, Jelinek ordered 36 cars to the Daimler factory and required these vehicles to be named “Mercedes”.
Upon the sales success achieved by Emil Jelinek, Daimler decided to name the vehicles it manufactured as “Mercedes” since 1901. Mercedes is a popular name in Spanish-speaking countries. It is the Spanish name of the planet Mars as a word. It also means grace and grace. It was registered as Mercedes brand name on June 23, 1902. As of September 26, 1902, it was protected by law.