Whether you own a Mercedes Benz and you need to look for original Mercedes parts or vintage Mercedes parts to help you fix a classic S Class, you need to find Mercedes Benz performance parts to help you update your SLK, or you need to find Mercedes Benz aftermarket parts to help you fix an older car, here are a few facts that you should probably know about the history of Mercedes Benz and the ways that the company has revolutionized the car world.
Mercedes Benz is a German automobile manufacturer, a multinational division of the German manufacturer Daimler AG, and the brand is used for luxury automobiles, buses, coaches, and trucks. Mercedes Benz is headquartered in Stuttgart, Baden Württemberg, Germany. Mercedes Benz traces its origins to Karl Benz’s creation of the first petrol powered car, the Benz Patent Motorwagen, financed by Bertha Benz and patented in January 1886, and Gottlieb Daimler and engineer Wilhelm Maybach’s conversion of a stagecoach by the addition of a petrol engine later that year. The Mercedes automobile was first marketed in 1901 by Daimler Motoren Gesellschaft. The first Mercedes Benz brand name vehicles were produced in 1926, following the merger of Karl Benz’s and Gottlieb Daimler’s companies into the Daimler Benz company.
Did you know that Mercedes Benz parts and accessories that have been fitted to their cars have led the way for some incredible leaps in automotive technologies? Mercedes Benz has traditionally introduced its safety innovations and Mercedes Benz performance parts in their S Class series of cars. For instance, the S Class was the first car in Europe to incorporate airbags. S Class safety features included innovations in active safety and accident avoidance, passive safety and collision protection, and holistic safety and integration of both active and passive safety features which are less often used for Mercedes Benz performance parts.
Active safety features include ABS braking which was introduced in 1978, this acts to reduce braking distances and improve stopping control and is particularly important in wet and icy conditions. They also introduced traction control and Electronic Stability Program, or ESP, in 1995 as a way to improve driver control during difficult road conditions. This was introduced at the same time as Brake Assist which was designed to provide full braking power during emergency stops. In 2005, a new infrared night vision feature was introduced as a way to improve visibility during nighttime conditions. The S Class was also one of the first cars to offer part assist options.