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Mercedes Benz- the European pride

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Mercedes Benz, owned by the Daimler AG (previously known as Daimler-Benz), is one of the most common names for luxury car manufacturing in the world. Mercedes is a name that has become synonymous with safety and technologically advanced vehicles, while keeping the luxury standards at the peak. Mercedes Benz came into existence soon after Karl Benz had made the first automobile in the year 1886. The first Daimler vehicle was engineered by Wilhelm Maybach in 1901. Soon after their initial success stories were written, Karl Benz and Gottlieb Daimler came together to form the company that we better know as Mercedes-Benz today. This company has been the frontrunner and has proved to be the prime example of German engineering for ages now. Mercedes and BMW are two of the most revered European car brands in the world, and are known for performance and luxury.

Today, Mercedes-Benz has a whole range of accolades to its name, especially in the quality section. It is known as the third most ‘quality conscious’ car brand of the world. Mercedes Benz has also been known as a brand that has a complete range of passenger cars, carriages and buses. Mercedes has also been constantly working on the concept of small city cars and has effectively been rolling out highly fuel efficient city car models since the year 1994. These fuel efficient cars have been a boon to the European market, Mercedes’ home ground, as the fuel costs here are almost double the fuel costs in the USA.

Although, there have been many famous Mercedes models in the past, the Mclaren SLR stands apart when it comes to the brand image of Mercedes Benz. The SLR is one of the most famous super cars in the world today. Built on the 5.5l V8 engine and a carbon fiber/fiber monocoque frame, the car can reach top speeds of 330 km/hr and comes with a hefty price tag of $500,000 approximately.

Apart from the passenger car range, Mercedes Benz is also a renowned name in the bus/van and the truck manufacturing section. Known for precise German engineering and the capability to weather all storms, buses and trucks from Mercedes are a revered lot all around the world. The Vario segment of Mercedes Vans is one of the most famous and used in the world. Because of their load-picking capacity and immense comfort, Vario vans have become a favorite with many transport corporation owners.

Sticking to their commitment to evolve and produce new technologies, Mercedes Benz has been working hard to produce great hybrid cars, with the F700 being the latest addition to its fleet of great hybrid cars.

Mercedes has meant a lot for the European car market, and therefore, should be regarded as one of the frontline European car brands that have existed for decades, now.

33 Comments so far

  1. Jeremy   November 24, 2008 1:54 am

    Mercedes Benz is truly a great car manufacturer. Their models are always top of the line and set the standards for the others to follow. Although i prefer BMW i think Mercedes Benz is the number one in the European car market industry.

  2. James   November 25, 2008 1:56 am

    Well talking about Mercedes Benz made me think about my favorite top executives C-class. Just thought I mention it here to give it the respect it deserves. Cheers all.

  3. Rick   November 25, 2008 4:01 pm

    Mercedes Benz is by any standards the best car out there. And I don’t think just in Europe but the whole world. Always with high quality and inventions their models are top of the line and anyone that can afford to own one of them should consider buying.

  4. Tony   November 25, 2008 4:16 pm

    Well simply put they are. The best. And finally they got rid off Chrysler. Maybe now they will focus more on hybrid cars research. With their great teams of engineers i am sure they will come up with something soon.

  5. Barbara   November 26, 2008 2:39 am

    As for the best European car i can’t really say much. Maybe it’s Mercedes Benz or BMW or some other brand but i definitively love the brands coming from France. They are so stylish and modern.

  6. Simon   November 26, 2008 9:06 pm

    All Europe cars are of great quality, well most of them. That is why they have so many models and different classes. To satisfy all the customers out there. I can’t imagine a guy with 4 or 5 kids to drive a Mercedes Benz.

  7. Carl   November 26, 2008 10:07 pm

    If it’s a company car for an executive why not. He most certainly isn’t going to drive his kids to work. For that purpose I am almost sure that he owns a SUV or a minivan.

  8. John   November 29, 2008 10:07 am

    Mercedes – best car ever

  9. Carlson   December 6, 2008 2:49 pm

    Some even say that Mercedes Benz is the Europe Car. And, they are Americans, of course :D. The rest know that Mercedes Benz is not the only good car produced by Europe.

  10. Barney   December 7, 2008 5:25 am

    I own a Mercedes Benz. Until know I have tried many cars (Ford, Toyota, Opel, VW, hyundai), but the Mercedes Benz is much comfortable and safe. So I won’t trade my Benz for anything.

  11. Monica   December 10, 2008 1:56 am

    I heard this: If you want to travel and be a passenger then go for – Mercedes Benz. If you love to drive then go for BMW . Is this true?

  12. Ross   December 11, 2008 4:45 am

    I like Mercedes Benz cars, they’re fast , smooth and have got amazing looks but I currently own a BMW and I absolutely love my car and I won’t trade it for any other car.

  13. Randel   December 11, 2008 4:57 am

    I am a proud owner and a satisfied customer of Mercedes Benz. Mercedes Benz cars are very stylish, all eyes are on my car wherever I go.

  14. Stevan   December 11, 2008 5:15 am

    search for the New E-class. I think the front looks very good. The rear end seems like a bit of a ‘faux pas’ – maybe it’ll grow on us. I suspect this vehicle will debut in mid 2009 in North America. The current E-Class is on its last legs now, but if you like the current model, there are some great deals out there.

  15. Chris Cowan   December 12, 2008 9:05 am

    The 2008 SLR is a 2-door, 2-passenger convertible sports car, available in one trim only, the McLaren Roadster.

    Upon introduction, the SLR is equipped with a standard 5.5-liter, V8, 617-horsepower, supercharged engine that achieves 12-mpg in the city and 16-mpg on the highway. A 5-speed automatic transmission with overdrive is standard.

    The 2008 SLR is restyled for 2008.

  16. Enache   January 18, 2009 5:16 am

    Mercedes Benz is a fantastic europe car. But I don’t think it is the pride of the Europe. Also take into account Ferrari, Lamborghini, Bentley etc.

  17. danijel   January 20, 2009 2:32 pm

    najbolji auto je Mercedes. nezanima me to što glasaju za bmw ali u mom srcu je MERCEDES

  18. Car Gifts for Men   November 17, 2009 1:43 pm

    As a bimmer owner, I have to say we miss my wife’s former E class. They are firm yet yielding and very authoritative rides!

  19. Samy   December 23, 2010 10:01 am

    If you want luxury, then Mercedes Benz is for you. I love them and wish I could own one. I have ridden in one before and they just have a comfortable feel to them. When I think of European cars, a Benz pops into my mind. I would love to see a hybrid Benz. I think that those would be very special.

  20. Jojo   January 1, 2011 12:59 pm

    When I think of European cars, the Mercedes come to mind first. What a great looking car. I think that they are perfectly made cars and are gorgeous. I think of first class all the way.

  21. Luanne   January 7, 2011 12:25 pm

    I think that European cars are great. But I am not really a huge fan of the Mercedes Benz. I can see why Europeans find great pride in it because it is a nice car. But unfortunately it is not for me.

  22. Gabbi   January 9, 2011 1:30 pm

    The Mercedes benz is a great looking car. When I think if European cars this picture pops into my head. I would love to own a Benz one day. Just to be out on the road driving fast and free would feel great.

  23. Mitch   January 20, 2011 12:34 pm

    I have never been one for the Mercedes Benz. Not that this car is not nice. Because I have rode in one and they are nice. But it is just not my style. I am more of a muscle man guy. the Benz is pretty powerful but I will stick to say a Camaro any day!

  24. Jan   February 13, 2011 2:56 pm

    I love the Mercedes Benz. What can you not love about it? I have ridden in my bosses and it is a great car to have. I dream about owning one. Maybe someday I will be lucky enough to have a Benz.

  25. Bob   February 16, 2011 6:39 pm

    I do love the Benz as well. I have always thought of it as a classy well made car. I think that they run great as well. It has shown us that it can stand the test of time.

  26. Dun   February 19, 2011 10:47 am

    I fail to see why everyone thinks that the Benz is a great car. Besides looks to me it has nothing. I have to say that American muscles cars are the best and nothing can compare to them. Not even a Benz!

  27. Mickey   February 27, 2011 9:25 am

    Dun- I have to disagree with you on the Benz not being a nice car. Talk about luxury. I want one because they are so nice and very well made. You may like your American cars, but a Benz is a timeless car!

  28. Josh   March 3, 2011 1:32 pm

    I am a huge fan of the Mercedes Benz. I really would love to have one after riding in my uncles. His is so nice that I am so jealous. I think that these are great European cars and very well made if I may add.

  29. alimariegirl   March 12, 2011 7:30 pm

    the Mercedes McClairin SLR is the FASTEST. Faster than most all cars, even the Farrari, and Lamborghini.With 617 horses.

  30. Jimbob   March 26, 2011 9:30 am

    I am much more into the muscle cars than I am into the Mercedes Benz. Would I drive one? Sure. Would I own one? If I could afford it. But I would much prefer to have a Mustang or a Camaro.

  31. Tulip C.   June 9, 2011 8:37 am

    I have an uncle who has a Benz. Let me tell you it is a nice car. I would love to be able to afford one. His is black and looks amazing. I can see why they call it the pride of the European people.

  32. Jewel S.   June 16, 2011 12:59 pm

    I just fail to see why everyone is gogo gaga over this car. It is nice yes. But really come on. It is not that great. I can think of many other cars I would much rather have then a Mercedes Benz.

  33. Shree P Vidyarthi   March 3, 2013 11:22 am

    I had from 1979 D240, European Model 380 SE,1985 300 SD Turbo diesel, 2000 E 300, 2003 E 320, 2006 E 350 and 2012 E 350 X 4 matic.
    The worst was 1979 D 240 a suicidal car and best was 1980 380 SE, lot of guts agility and performance. It was driven to its high end and never hesitate. Saved our life in snowy day accident. The body metal was bad, got rust holes allover.
    The new 2012 E 350 has two different sizes of front seats. I do not likeyellow blikers both side of fender make it look ugly. Even C300 looks better than E350. Need to take yellow blinkers from sides.

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