General information about Mercedes-Benz company
Mercedes-Benz is one of the best-known car brand of the German company Daimler AG. The brand is known for luxury vehicles, buses, coaches, lorries and top rated cars in the modern world. This is no coincidence but rather the natural result of a car manufacturer that has been running its revenue-earning operations in a successful manner since the start of the 20th century. The German company with its headquarters in Stuttgart emerged from the Daimler-Benz AG, which itself emerged from a fusion between Daimler-Motoren-Gesellschaft and Benz & Cie. It was founded in 1926 under Daimler-Benz. The slogan of the brand is "the best or nothing" and truly produce the best car since the foundation.
- Mercedes-Benz in 2018: Number 1 in the premium segment
- In 2018, Mercedes-Benz sold approximately 2.3 million cars worldwide, increasing its unit sales by 9.9%.
- All-time best unit sales in a year were achieved in the three core regions: Europe, Asia-Pacific and NAFTA.
- The most successful segment were the SUVs from Mercedes-Benz with more than 800 000 units sold
Mercedes-AMG GmbH, commonly known as AMG, is the high performance brand used by Mercedes-Benz. AMG independently hires engineers and contracts with manufacturers to customize Mercedes-Benz AMG vehicles. Mercedes-AMG is headquartered in Affalterbach, Baden-Württemberg, Germany.
AMG was originally an independent engineering firm specializing in performance improvements for Mercedes-Benz vehicles; Daimler-Benz AG took a controlling interest in 1999, then became sole owner of AMG in 2005. Mercedes-AMG GmbH is now a wholly owned subsidiary of Daimler AG.
AMG models typically have more aggressive looks, a higher level of performance, better handling, better stability and more extensive use of carbon fibre than their regular Mercedes-Benz counterparts. AMG models are typically the most expensive and highest-performing variant of each Mercedes-Benz class.