Karl Benz debuted the world’s first automobile in January 1886. The first Mercedes was built in 1901 and by 1926 the Mercedes-Benz brand was born. Mercedes-Benz established itself as the luxury brand of choice for car buyers. By 1950, the Mercedes-Benz reputation was sealed with the 300SL “Gullwing,” which is touted as being the world’s first sports car. Technology continued to push Mercedes-Benz ahead of the rest.
The marque’s sedans were the first to have patented “crumple zone” body, which upon a crash would absorb impact. Mercedes-Benz moved into the 21th Century with McLaren Cars. The joint-venture is an extension of the collaboration by which Mercedes engines are used by the Team McLaren-Mercedes Formula One racing team. The first impressive result of the collaboration was the 2003 Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren had a carbon fiber body with a 5.4l V8 supercharged engine. The same body featured in the SL55 AMG and the CLS55 AMG but with a maximum speed of 209 mph and price of $500,000.
Today Mercedes has a wide range of sedans, coupes, SUVs and roadsters. Today a Mercedes-Benz continues to stand out among luxury rental cars as a premier status symbol and a popular culture icon. As Janis Joplin sang it in the 1970’s, “Oh Lord, won’t you buy me a Mercedes-Benz?” Rather than buy one, opt to rent a luxurious Mercedes-Benz. Contact us today!
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