Mercedes-Benz is the world’s oldest automotive brand that is still in existence today. Mercedes-Benz traces its origins back to Karl Benz and the creation of the world’s first true automobile, the petrol-powered Benz Patent Motorwagen in 1886. The first Mercedes-Benz brand name vehicles rolled off the line in 1926 after a merger between the two companies of Gottleib Daimler and Karl Benz. The company quickly gained notoriety because of the technological advances that set them apart. One of the biggest breakthroughs for Mercedes-Benz was the introduction of the 300 SL in 1954. With its beautiful shape and signature gullwing doors, this car set Mercedes-Benz apart from any other automaker in the world. Costing around $10,000 (about $85,000 today), the 300 SL was truly a car that many could only aspire to have, leading to its legendary appeal. Mercedes has always been at the cutting edge of the automotive industry, introducing now common features like crumple zones, airbags and anti-lock brakes. In fact, Mercedes-Benz holds nearly 90%of all global patents for motor vehicles!
Whether you own a C-Class or the over-the-top SL 65 AMG, all Mercedes vehicles are designed with safety and performance in mind. Always at the front of the line for automotive innovation, Mercedes continues to set the bar for other automakers all over the world. When these vehicles are properly maintained they fast, fun and efficient. That’s why it is so important to have someone like the professionals at Blackstone Auto Care Centers to maintain your Mercedes on a regular basis. With the most cutting edge technology in the industry, why would you trust your Mercedes to any other?