Owning a Mercedes Benz is a matter of prestige for all of us. It is one of the luxurious cars in the world and even in Australia.
The Mercedes is named after General Emil Jellinek's daughter, Mercedes Jellinek, who was born in 1889. The story goes that the General had bought a 23 hp Daimler car and had entered it in the race 'Tour de Nice' in 1899. He decided to name the car Mercedes at the time of the race and he won. He then encouraged Daimler to create larger and better balanced cars and became the only sales agent in many countries. Daimler thought of using 'Mercedes' as a name for the new cars.
Three pointed star.
Gottlieb Daimler thought of this symbol for the car.It symbolizes the motor's ability that can be used for land, air and sea.
This sign was used on a Daimler car in 1909. The Benz laurel appeared in 1926 to show the union of the 2 firms. The basic ring which is seen lately was used in 1937 for the first time.
Popular Demand in Australia.
According to the official VFACTS sales figures released, in 2005, Australians bought more Mercedes Benz luxury car than any other luxury car in the market. This shows a 20% increase in the sale of Mercedes Benz as compared to last year.
Mercedes Benz Clubs.
There are many Mercedes Benz Clubs in Australia. These Clubs include members who own a rather new or a classic Mercedes. Membership is open to all the drivers and admirers of this plush car.
If you need help in buying this car, there are a number of Mercedes Benz dealers you can contact.