Ten fun facts about Mercedes-Benz

Fact 1
The 260D Mercedes Benz was the first ever diesel-engine passenger car. It was manufactured in 1936.

Fact 2
The Popemobile is constructed around a Merc ML. The pope sits in a chair that gets elevated via a hydraulic lift into the glass room.

Fact 3
All 6.3V8 and 3 M-100 6.9 Mercedes engines were hand-built. All of them were tested for four hours at a stretch on an engine dyno.

Fact 4
C’était un rendez-vous, the legendary film used a Mercedes 450SEL 6.9.

Fact 5
The steering of the 300SL ‘Gullwing’ pivoted to provide an easier access to the car seat and the car bumpers were an extra that could be ordered if required.

Fact 6
The W140 S Class sported double glazed windows. It also had a hot air conditioner that delivered heat even when the engine wasn’t running.

Fact 7
Porsche hand-built every single 500E Mercedes and it took 18 days to assemble a single car.

Fact 8
Karl Benz developed the Benz-Patent Motorwagon in 1988. It is by far known as the first petrol powered car in the world.

Fact 9
The businessman Emil Jellinek affectionately called his daughter Adrienne by the pet name Mercedes.

Fact 10
In 1959, the Fintail by Mercedes was the first car to use the “crumple zone”.

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Short about Mercedes-Benz
Is headquartered in Germany in Stuttgart, Baden-Württemberg and is the multi-national division of Daimler AG, the German manufacturer.

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